Thrive staff are not simply supervisors, but rather mentors to your children. We are experienced and passionate about working with kids to see them reach their full potential. We take multiple training courses and seminars each year to enhance our ability to make a positive influence on your child’s life, including but not limited to the following topics:
physical, emotional, social and intellectual development for kids 10-12 years
recognizing and responding to abuse
risk assessment and risk management of outdoor activities
understanding and communicating with scout aged youth
developmentally appropriate games that develop personal growth in motor skills and confidence
healthy eating and drinking habits for outdoor active play
local environment health and safety awareness
Responding to children in crisis
Multi cultural children’s programming
Recognizing everyday teaching moments
Dealing with difficult behavior in children’s events
Plan to protect
Emotional needs of preteens
Heroes Impact Society (18 training hours) Building the following into children and Youth: self esteem, self image, confidence, self dignity, self respect, positive choices, character, resiliency, bullying, ABCs of friendship, personal purpose.
Stephanie is the manager of the Grace Thrive. She loves the outdoors, sports and adventure! Her favourite food is stir-fry. Her favourite kid’s joke is “What is blue and smells like red paint? Blue paint” Her favourite colour is green. Stephanie’s favourite sports team is the Germany Soccer Team. Stephanie runs Deeper Youth at the Bridge.
She loves that Thrive facilitates respect for nature and encourages adventure through it. In the future she plans to become a social worker.
Michelle enjoys snowboarding, hanging out with friends, playing with her dog and puzzles. Her favourite food is chicken wings. Michelle and her husband (who is from Seattle) cheer for the Sounders and the Seahawks. Michelle loves purple and her favourite kids joke is "Why are seagulls called seagulls? Because if they flew over the bay they would be called bagels." Michelle loves to travel and has been Bolivia, Egypt and more!
Michelle was a nanny for 3 years, as well as being a cam counselor. She has volunteered in Kids Ministry for over 10 years and 5 years in Youth Ministry.
Michelle loves being able to play outside with the kids at Thrive all the time and being able to encourage and watch kids grow and gain confidence in who they are. In the future Michelle wants to buy a house, become a mom and continue working with kids.
Zeva is a skilled photographer, her interests are cooking and dancing. She is passionate about travelling. Zeva is a foodie, but no pork for her...ew! Zeva loves the Toronto Blue Jays! Zeva does not have a favourtie colour since she loves all colours equally. Zeva can jiggle her eyes!
Zeva's favourite thing to do at Thrive is meet new people and get to know them. Zeva loves playing games not only with the kids but also with the other staff. In the future she wants to travel the world, tasting exotic foods and documenting it with pictures along the way!