Base Camp Adventure Therapy: SUP, Girl!

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Brought to you courtesy of Basecamp Adventure Therapy!

SUP, Girl!

Basecamp Adventure Therapy takes what we all know about the mental health benefits of being outside (read: it's good for you) and combines it with years of professional counselling experience.  The result?  Ecotherapy; the ultimate way to kick start your journey to mental wellbeing.  If you're feeling like traditional counselling methods may not be for you, and the idea of combining your mental exercise with some physical exertion could be just what you're looking for, then you're looking in the right place!

For this week's feature tour we are going to focus on one of Basecamp Adventure Therapy's offerings: SUP, girl!

It's a 2 hour counselling session... held on Stand Up Paddle Boards (now that's our kind of board meeting!)

The sessions will be running throughout the summer, and will all take place in Canmore.

What's included?

  • Stand Up Paddle Board Rental
  • 2 hours of counselling with Shallon.

With your counsellor, you will create an initial plan during the first intake session. 

Please note that you do not have to be an athlete to participate in Adventure Therapy. Your counsellor will work alongside you to create a counselling session that is perfect for you and your comfort level.

Equipment can be provided, or you may bring your own, all they ask is that you open your mind to a new experience of holistic healing, and maybe have some fun or learn a new activity as a bonus! 


"I believe that nature heals trauma by giving us a chance to be outside. Nature is inclusive, everyone belongs outside! Nature helps us relieve stress, helps us relax, gives us a sense of community, and helps us build friendships."

-Shallon Nichvalodoff, Base Camp Adventure Therapy

Shallon is certified in the following:

BSW, RSW from UBC Okanagan

Certified Apprentice Interpretive Guide from Interpretive Guides Association

Enhanced Standard First and CPR-C from Red Cross

Mindfulness Fundamentals Certification from

Aboriginal Awareness Certificate

Non-Violent Crisis Intervention

ASIST - Applied Suicide Intervention Training

Danger Assessment Certification from John Hopkins University


This adventure is running for $120 + GST per person.

Click here for booking information

"My experience with Base Camp Adventure Therapy was amazing! Shallon is so great at listening and makes it so easy to open up. The addition of hiking made the experience unforgettable! 100% recommend to everyone!"

Rebecca - April 2019

"Shallon has proven herself to be a fantastic counselor and her knowledge of how the environment can be used to benefit our mental health is exceptional. Her sessions are engaging and personalized to fit your unique circumstances and needs. I highly recommend her services!"

Jewelz, April 2019

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