PEERS Dating Bootcamp: Learn Dating Skills for the Modern Era

PEERS Social Skills training Program at west coast centre for learning

PEERS, The Program for the Education and Enrichment of Relational Skills, is a social skills training program, for young adults age 18-30 who are interested in developing romantic relationships. This bootcamp is part of the PEERS for Young Adults program.

Research has shown that young adults with high functioning autism, ADHD, anxiety, depression, social disorders, and socio-emotional problems have made positive progress from the PEERS program.

How is the PEERS Bootcamp Structured?

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Young adults and social coaches (including parents or other caregivers) attend weekly group sessions. Young adults are taught social skills geared for dating through instructional lessons and role play demonstrations. They then practice the skills during group socialization activities. Coaches are taught how to support young adults in exploring romantic relationships.

Note: coaches are only required for the last 15 minutes of each session.

Dating Bootcamp will Cover
  • Flirting with Potential Partners
  • Letting Someone Know You Like Them
  • Choosing Appropriate People to Date
  • Asking Someone on a Date
  • Handling Rejection
  • Turning Someone Down
  • Planning and Going on Dates
  • Dating Do's and Don'ts
  • Handling Pressure from Partners

Requirements for the PEERS Dating Bootcamp

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To participate in this program, young adults must be:

  • Be interested in developing romantic relationships
  • Be ages 18-30 years old; graduated from high school
  • Must be interested in attending the program
  • Must consistently attend the program
  • Need to agree to participate voluntarily in the program
  • Have a consistent social coach willing to attend the program each week

Our Upcoming PEERS Bootcamp Sessions

Spring 2024 (Online)
Cost $699
Duration 5 sessions
Dates May 23 to June 20
Time 7:30pm to 9pm pt
Location Online through Zoom
Ages 18 - 30

Registration Closed

Fall 2024 (Online)
Cost $699
Duration 5 sessions
Dates December 19 - January 23
Time 7pm to 8:30pm pt
Location Online through Zoom
Ages 18 - 30

Looking for in Person Classes? Please fill in the expression of interest form below if you would like to attend in person classes.

How can I apply to participate?

Fill out the registration form to secure your spot, as enrollment is limited. Our program, conducted entirely in English, emphasizes the importance of regular attendance for maximum benefit. Participation of a social coach is essential for a comprehensive learning experience. Shortly after registration, a team member will contact you to provide further details and guide you through the next steps. Please call 778.839.5515 or email for more information.

If you’re interested in enrolling your teen, please complete the expression of interest. Once we generate enough participants you will be contacted.

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Health and Safety Measures (In Person)

We prioritize the health and safety of our community. If you're experiencing any symptoms, however mild, we urge you to stay home for everyone's well-being.

Cancellation & Refund Policy:

We thoughtfully place your child in the ideal group to ensure they thrive. Our meticulous planning aims to foster positive group dynamics, crucial for the collective success. Please consider your family's ability to commit before enrolling, as cancellations impact the entire group.

Cancellations will be accepted up to 30 days prior to the start of the program and a full refund will be issued. Cancellation requests with less than 30 calendar days notice will be subject to payment of the full program fees. In some cases, we will, at the discretion of the Centre, allow a participant to transfer to a future class; however no refund will be issued.