Winter Session 2014

January 8, 2014 - March 28, 2014
Offered by Naramata Centre
Naramata BC


Winter Session

In a fast paced world, Winter Session for Young Adults is a breathing space…

8 January 2014 – 28 March 2014 

Winter Session at the Centre is a time to step back and consider life’s directions, to explore spirituality, to learn about yourself and community, and to engage in meaningful volunteer service.Winter Session is a community of young adults committed to supporting one another’s growth and learning, of sharing in meals and understanding how to live a daily life in harmony with our world. You can ask questions about your own life purpose, learn new skills in communication, self-awareness, spirituality and leadership. A graduate from Winter Session 2008 shared what winter session was for them.Skilled Leaders and Community Elders will share their passion about life and they will create a space for you to explore and be supported as you begin to mold and shape your own understanding and desires.

Winter Session at Naramata Centre began in the late 1940’s and has evolved over the years to respond to an ever evolving society. It has proven to be instrumental in the lives of over a thousand young adults in helping them to discern the ways they can live their life. A recent participant shared why they came to Winter Session.

If you have questions or would like to explore further whether this program is right for you, please contact Natalie Maxson at 250.496.5751 Ext 213 or [email protected].

Please call 250.496.5751 ext. 201 (toll free 1.877.996.5751) or email [email protected]
Cost: Tuition and all fees $3,200
Available Bursary Credit (600)
Net Cost to Register $2,600

Natalie Maxson

Natalie Maxson is a world traveler, blogger, peace activist, and public speaker. She has led and has facilitated groups ranging from human rights advocacy, children’s rights, youth leadership to outdoor education. Natalie is also a published author and has run many leadership programs for young adults while based in Geneva at the World Council of Churches from 2004 – 2009.


Wade Lifton

Wade has studied theatre, theology, youth ministry and social change leadership.  At Naramata Centre he has participated in Winter Session, worked on Summer Staff and served on the Board of Directors.  His work has included co-founding a rainwater harvesting project in Ghana, and more than a decade of children, youth and young adult ministry in the United Church.  A playful and contemplative extravert, Wade believes cookies and dancing are essential to building a better world.