Local youth took a trip to Whatshan Lake as part of an event organized by the Nakusp and Area Youth Network. Photos submitted

Youth on the Loose: Centre takes trip to Whatshan Lake

The trip was organized by the Nakusp and Area Youth Network


The smoke had cleared on Aug. 28th and the Nakusp and Area Youth Network was ready to enjoy the great outdoors at Whatshan Lake. During the two-hour drive the passengers of the van enjoyed the access to the ‘aux’ chord for all of their musical needs– including NAYN’s trusty driver, Andrea Myhal!

After 65 kilometers and a ferry ride, NAYN arrived at the ‘Local Lakers’ campsite on the bay of Whatshan. Arriving at 10:30 a.m., the youth decided to break out some granola bars, juice boxes and yard games, including yardzee, tower jenga, and bocce ball. As the morning developed the sun made an appearance creating the perfect opportunity for the youth to jump into the cooling waters and have swimming races to the ‘tippy dock’ anchored about 10 meters out from shore.

Following a morning of physical activity, the youth and co-ordinators gathered around the spacious picnic table for a ‘sandwich buffet,’ providing options of vegetarian, ham, and turkey – or a combination if preferred!

With a newly fed energy the youth organized a game of ‘camouflage,’ where all participants were required to seek a hiding spot in a predetermined space while the person who is ‘it’ was tasked with locating all participants without moving. The wilderness setting leant well to this activity, as youth were able to hide behind trees, leaf piles and in natural gullies. At 3:30 p.m. the youth loaded back into the van — with a few new mosquito bites — and headed back for Nakusp.

NAYN works from a foundation of youth empowerment and develops/organizes events and programming by, for and with youth. To stay updated with NAYN’s programming and special events follow our Instagram: @nakuspyc, Facebook: Nakusp YC, or check out our bulletin board at the Kinship Centre!


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