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Camps

We can help keep your kids active and moving!

Looking for exciting ways to keep your kids active this year? Vikes camps offer everything from high performance sport camps, to sport development, climbing, outdoor, and non-competitive recreational camps.

Vikes Athletics and Recreation offers youth camps for children ages 5 to 17 years old. In addition to our popular summer camp program, we have expanded to include camps over winter break, spring break and pro-d days. Using both indoor and outdoor recreation facilities and fields on the University of Victoria campus, our experienced Vikes camp leaders will guide campers through a variety of games and activities. Campers will develop new skills, meet new friends, explore creativity, and experience exciting activities in a fun, safe and positive environment.

Throughout the year we have a number of different camps: seasonal camps (spring, summer, winter) over the school holidays.

View the Camps schedule and programs.


Mini Thunder summer camps

🌞 Summer camps 2024 🌞

Registration for our all 2024 summer camps is open. Check out the schedule and programs details below to find something for your kids and we look forward to seeing you this summer!


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The Family Fun Pass is back for the summer!

Get 30 days of access to our facilities and lots fun activities for the whole family! See what is available and the summer schedule.

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Contact

Questions about camps and camp programs at Vikes Active Living?

Email: vikecamp@uvic.ca

Location

Camps take place throughout our indoor and outdoor facilities. Check program detail for exact locations. View map.


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Summer camps

Registration for all 2024 Vikes Summer Camps is open now.

We offer four categories of Vikes Summer Camps for children ages 5 to 17 years old. With a range of camps to choose from, there is something for every camper.

Vikes Summer Camps - high performance camps
High Performance

Take your camp experience to the next level! Our high performance programs are aimed at children and youth who are looking to rise to the challenge of enhanced skills, drills and game play led by our varsity coaches and players. See available camps.

Vikes Summer Camps - climbing and outdoor camps
Climbing & Outdoor

Taking advantage of the great outdoors in the Greater Victoria region we are proud to offer a full slate of climbing and outdoor camps this summer! Certified camp leaders will plan engaging activities that will focus on fun, skill building and teamwork in a safe environment. See available camps.

Vikes Summer Camps - sport development camps
Sport Development

Campers of all ages and skill levels will enjoy a week of drills, skill development and interactive games in a fun yet challenging environment. The focus of these camps is on skill building, teamwork and fair play. See available camps.

Vikes Summer Camps - recreation camps
Recreation

We offer a wide variety of recreation based camps that focus on fun, social development and learning through play. Camp leaders will plan non-competitive games, arts and crafts and other activities that will engage all participants. See available camps.

Questions? Please reach out to us at vikecamp@uvic.ca

Vikes Summer Camps 2024 schedule

A week-by-week overview of camp programs running over the summer.

Click here for a printable version of the schedule.

CampAgeJul. 2-5Jul. 8-12Jul. 15-19Jul. 22-26Jul. 29- Aug. 2Aug. 6-9Aug. 12-16Aug. 19-23Aug. 26-30
Sport Development
Archery (Afternoon) 12-15        
Archery (Morning) 8-11       
Ball Hockey 8-9, 10-12 8-9      8-910-12
Basketball - Co-ed / Girls 8-13 Girls   
Basketball - Mini Vikes 5-7      
Cheer 9-12        
Cross Country 5-7, 8-12         5-7, 8-12
Fencing (Half Day) 10-12, 13-16        
Judo (Morning) 7-13      
Mini Vikes Track 5-7   
Racquet Sports 8-13      
Rugby NEW8-12        
Soccer - Co-ed 8-14      
Soccer - Mini Vikes 5-7     
Softball - Girls 9-13, 14-15         
Softball - Girls (Half Day) 9-13, 14-15         
Swim (Morning) 8-12      
Tennis (Afternoon) 11-14       
Tennis (Morning) 8-10       
Track and Field 5-7, 8-10, 10-14   
Vikes Sports 6-7, 7-8, 9-12
Volleyball (Beach) 10-13       
High Performance
Basketball - Elite Girls Overnight NEW14-18       Aug 14-16  
Soccer - Boys Elite NEW13-18         
Soccer - Girls Elite 13-18         
Soccer - Youth Elite 9-12 NEW9-12       Boys & Girls  
Speed & Agility 12-16         
Recreation
Business Mindset NEW9-11         
Claymation and Lego Animation NEW8-12       
Confident Public Speaking NEW6-8         
Dance 9-12         
Feature Film Making NEW9-14       
Girl Power 8-11      
Mer-peeps 8-10        
Mindset Masters NEW6-8         
Mini Vikes 5-7
Mini Vikes (Afternoon) 5-7   
STEAMERS NEW6-8         
Ted Style Public Speaking NEW9-12        
Vikes Campus Explorers 8-12      
Climbing & Outdoor
Discovery Adventure Camp 8-10       
Discovery Adventure Camp (4-Day Week) 8-10         
Girls on Rock 9-12         
Indoor Climbing (Full Day) 10-12      
Indoor Climbing (Half Day) 7-9        
Indoor Climbing (Half Day) (4-Day Week) 9-13        
Outdoor Advance Climbing 14-16        
Outdoor Rock Climbing Camp 10-14         
Outdoor Rock Climbing Camp (4-Day Week) 10-14         
Paddleboard Camp NEW7-10     
CampAgeJul. 2-5Jul. 8-12Jul. 15-19Jul. 22-26Jul. 29- Aug. 2Aug. 6-9Aug. 12-16Aug. 19-23Aug. 26-30

Before and after care

  • Before camp care available from 8:00–9:00AM for a cost of $50 per week.
  • After camp care available from 4:00–5:00PM for a cost of $50 per week.

Programs

YOUTH WELCOME

Vikes camps - Archery (Afternoon)

Archery (Afternoon)

$180

The Vikes archery camp is designed for kids who are new to the sport and looking for a positive first experience. Campers will be given instruction in the basic components of an archery shot on a barebow, learn the basics of target shooting and scoring, and understand field safety. The last day of camp features a friendly competition which parents are invited to attend. Please do not bring any equipment!

Program Type: Sport Development.
For ages: 12-15 years.

Location: Velox Field (Field 8)
Dates: August 12 – August 16. See the above schedule grid for weekly dates.
Program intervals: Runs 1 time(s) for 5 days each
Time: Monday at 1:00PM–4:00PM

Register

YOUTH WELCOME

Vikes camps - Archery (Morning)

Archery (Morning)

$190

The Vikes archery camp is designed for kids who are new to the sport and looking for a positive first experience. Campers will be given instruction in the basic components of an archery shot on a barebow, learn the basics of target shooting and scoring, and understand field safety. The last day of camp features a friendly competition which parents are invited to attend. Please do not bring any personal equipment!

Program Type: Sport Development.
For ages: 8-11 years.

Location: Velox Field (Field 8)
Dates: July 24 – August 4. See the above schedule grid for weekly dates.
Program intervals: Runs 2 time(s) for 5 days each
Time: Monday at 9:00AM–12:00PM

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YOUTH WELCOME

Vikes camps - Ball Hockey

Ball Hockey

$240

Vikes ball hockey camp promotes skill development, fun and fair play in the CARSA field house's dry floor arena! Campers will learn skills through various drills in ball handling, shooting, passing and defence, supplemented with other activities mixed into the day. Participants are required to bring their own floor hockey stick, helmet (with cage) and gloves.

Requirements: Participants are required to bring their own floor hockey stick, helmet (with cage) and gloves.

Program Type: Sport Development.
For ages: 8-9, 10-12 years.

Location: CARSA Fieldhouse, Zone 2
Dates: August 19 – August 30. See the above schedule grid for weekly dates.
Program intervals: Runs 2 time(s) for 5 days each
Time: Monday at 9:00AM–4:00PM

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YOUTH WELCOME

Vikes camps - Basketball - Co-ed / Girls

Basketball - Co-ed / Girls

$250

Vikes basketball camps consists of a variety of teaching techniques with a focus on age appropriate skills, drills and games. Girls and boys aged 8-13 learn and play all positions of the sport in a fun and challenging environment coached by current and former Vikes varsity basketball players! Campers will receive a Vikes basketball.

Program Type: Sport Development.
For ages: 8-13 years.

Location: McKinnon Gym
Dates: July 8 – August 23. See the above schedule grid for weekly dates.
Program intervals: Runs 6 time(s) for 5 days each
Time: Monday at 9:00AM–4:00PM

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NEW YOUTH WELCOME

Vikes camps - Basketball - Elite Girls Overnight

Basketball - Elite Girls Overnight

$550/$355

We are excited to offer an overnight high-performance basketball camp for female athletes entering grade 10-12! This camp will be a great opportunity to experience life as a high-performance athlete at the University of Victoria. Campers will get seven training sessions that include both on and off-court elements; on-court sessions will focus on individual skill development and decision-making using a games approach, while off-court sessions include a campus tour, a recruiting information presentation, an introduction to strength and conditioning training as well as a Q&A with our Vikes Varsity athletes. Campers will stay in residence and eat at our brand-new dining hall. Sessions will be run by Vikes Varsity coaches and players.

We will offer a ‘locals option’ for campers who prefer not to stay overnight.

Program Type: High Performance.
For ages: 14-18 years.

Location: CARSA Performance Gym
Dates: August 14 – August 16. See the above schedule grid for weekly dates.
Program intervals: Runs 1 time(s) for 3 Days each
Time: Wednesday at 9:00AM–4:00PM

Register

YOUTH WELCOME

Vikes camps - Basketball - Mini Vikes

Basketball - Mini Vikes

$150

Our Mini Vikes basketball camp is developed with the beginner basketball player in mind! We will teach your child the basic fundamentals of basketball with a focus on passing, dribbling and shooting. Our staff will lead the camp through a progression of innovative drills and fun modified games. All participants receive a basketball.

Requirements: Children 5 years old MUST be completing kindergarten in June 2024 in order to register for this camp.

Program Type: Sport Development.
For ages: 5-7 years.

Location: CARSA Performance Gym / Fieldhouse, hardcourt
Dates: July 8 – August 23. See the above schedule grid for weekly dates.
Program intervals: Runs 4 time(s) for 5 days each
Time: Monday at 9:00AM–12:30PM

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NEW YOUTH WELCOME

Vikes camps - Business Mindset

Business Mindset

$485

Entrepreneur Mindset is a great program for young leaders who want to practice their creativity and critical thinking skills by designing, testing, and pitching their innovative business ideas in a “Shark Tank” style presentation.

Program Type: Recreation.
For ages: 9-11 years.

Location: CARSA Lobby
Dates: July 29 – August 2. See the above schedule grid for weekly dates.
Program intervals: Runs 1 time(s) for 1 week each
Time: Monday at 9:00AM–4:00PM

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YOUTH WELCOME

Vikes camps - Cheer

Cheer

$250

Cheer camp will introduce you to the fun and excitement of cheerleading as members of the Vikes Cheer team teach participants dances, jumps, cheers, tumbling, teambuilding and more! On the final afternoon of camp the campers will have a chance to perform a routine for family and friends to showcase what they have learned throughout the week.

Program Type: Sport Development.
For ages: 9-12 years.

Location: CARSA Performance Gym
Dates: August 12 – August 23. See the above schedule grid for weekly dates.
Program intervals: Runs 2 time(s) for 5 days each
Time: Monday at 9:00AM–4:00PM

Register

NEW YOUTH WELCOME

Vikes camps - Claymation and Lego Animation

Claymation and Lego Animation

$330

Fill your week with action, adventure and a lot of comedy with Film Camp in A Box Claymation and Lego animation camp. Mentored by master filmmakers, campers will engage in hands-on exploration of the stop motion animation process, including pre-production, production and post-production. Working in small crews, they will learn about stop motion animation, set design, script writing and editing. Campers will then create their own stop motion animation and edit a short film and movie trailer, complete with sound effects, music, voice, sound effects and special effects. Movies will be presented at our red carpet, popcorn film festival and archived on our digital theatre.

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Program Type: Recreation.
For ages: 8-12 years.

Location: CARSA Lobby
Dates: July 8 – August 23. See the above schedule grid for weekly dates.
Program intervals: Runs 3 time(s) for 3 weeks each
Time: Monday at 9:00AM–4:00PM

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NEW YOUTH WELCOME

Vikes camps - Confident Public Speaking

Confident Public Speaking

$510

Confident Public Speaking is a great program for younger children exploring their language skills. They learn ways to express their big ideas and build their speaking skills through interactive activities, personalized coaching, and fun speech exercises, leading to improved confidence and presentation of their own fun topic.

Program Type: Recreation.
For ages: 6-8 years.

Location: CARSA Lobby
Dates: August 12 – August 16. See the above schedule grid for weekly dates.
Program intervals: Runs 1 time(s) for 1 week each
Time: Monday at 9:00AM–4:00PM

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YOUTH WELCOME

Vikes camps - Cross Country

Cross Country

$140

Vikes Cross Country Camp offers an introduction to cross country running through games, pacing strategies, obstacle and hill running as well as team tactics. Instructors will ensure training is age appropriate and focuses on fun and team work. Campers who enjoy running around in the forest or cross-country type terrain will love this camp.

Program Type: Sport Development.
For ages: 5-7, 8-12 years.

Location: Centennial Stadium
Dates: August 26 – August 30. See the above schedule grid for weekly dates.
Program intervals: Runs 1 time(s) for 5 days each
Time: Monday at 1:00PM–4:00PM

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YOUTH WELCOME

Vikes camps - Dance

Dance

$200

Love to move? Love to dance? Then our full day dance camp is the place for you! Each day will feature a variety of different dance workshops with quality professional instructors that will explore different forms of dance- hip hop, jazz, musical theatre and cultural dances to name a few! Friday will feature an opportunity to do a showcase performance! This camp is geared for children who are interested in learning new forms of dance movement - no experience necessary.

Program Type: Recreation.
For ages: 9-12 years.

Location: CARSA Gwynne Movement Studio
Dates: August 6 – August 9. See the above schedule grid for weekly dates.
Program intervals: Runs 1 time(s) for 4 Days each
Time: Monday at 9:00AM–4:00PM

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YOUTH WELCOME

Vikes camps - Discovery Adventure Camp

Discovery Adventure Camp

$475

Our Discovery Adventure Camp is geared for participants who want to get outside this summer for a week of amazing activities! Examples of camp activities are: rock climbing, hiking, ziplining, dragon boating, beach adventures, and paddle boarding, to name a few!

Program Type: Climbing & Outdoor.
For ages: 8-10 years.

Location: Various
Dates: July 15 – August 30. See the above schedule grid for weekly dates.
Program intervals: Runs 5 time(s) for 5 days each
Time: Monday at 9:00AM–4:00PM

Register

YOUTH WELCOME

Vikes camps - Discovery Adventure Camp (4-Day Week)

Discovery Adventure Camp (4-Day Week)

$400

Our Discovery Adventure Camp is geared for participants who want to get outside this summer for a week of amazing activities! Examples of camp activities are: rock climbing, hiking, ziplining, dragon boating, beach adventures, and paddle boarding, to name a few!

Program Type: Climbing & Outdoor.
For ages: 8-10 years.

Location: Various
Dates: July 2 – August 10. See the above schedule grid for weekly dates.
Program intervals: Runs 2 time(s) for 4 days each
Time: Tuesday at 9:00AM–4:00PM • Wednesday at 9:00AM–4:00PM • Thursday at 9:00AM–4:00PM • Friday at 9:00AM–4:00PM

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NEW

Vikes camps - Feature Film Making

Feature Film Making

$330

Fill your week with action, adventure and a lot of comedy with Film Camp in A Box movie making camp. Mentored by master filmmakers, campers will engage in hands-on exploration of the filmmaking process, including pre production, production and post production. Working in small crews, they will learn about cinematography, script writing and editing on Imovie. Campers will then create, act in and edit a short film and movie trailer, adding special effects, music, voices, titles, sound effects and the opportunity to work with AI in the digital storytelling process. Participants will have the opportunity to use our latest digital tools including Mac books, 4K cameras, tripods, boom microphones, green screens and the use of an aerial drone. Crews will also create their own promotions and advertising links to showcase their short film to the world. Movies will be presented at our red carpet, popcorn film festival and archived on our digital theatre.

filmcampinabox.com

Program Type: Recreation.
For ages: 9-14 years.

Location: CARSA Lobby
Dates: July 16 – August 12. See the above schedule grid for weekly dates.
Program intervals: Runs 3 time(s) for 3 weeks each
Time: Monday at 9:00AM–4:00PM

Register

YOUTH WELCOME

Vikes camps - Fencing (Half Day)

Fencing (Half Day)

$190

Learn the Olympic sport of fencing! Beginners will go through safety training, warm ups, group lessons, and progress to one-on-one matches. Experienced fencers of all skill levels will brush up on and develop their skills through drills and bouts. Key skills for all groups will be footwork, blade work and incorporating those techniques into strategy and tactics. Use of all the gear provided.

Program Type: Sport Development.
For ages: 10-12, 13-16 years.

Location: CARSA Fieldhouse
Dates: July 8 – July 26. See the above schedule grid for weekly dates.
Program intervals: Runs 2 time(s) for 5 days each
Time: Monday at 9:00AM–12:30PM • Monday at 1:00PM–4:00PM

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YOUTH WELCOME

Vikes camps - Girl Power

Girl Power

$250

This exciting program brings girls together to participate in a week full of team building activities, leadership development, nutrition, art projects and health and fitness. Exciting activities such as yoga, martial arts, racquet sports and dance will be taught by our guest instructors.

Program Type: Recreation.
For ages: 8-11 years.

Location: Wallace Field (Field 6)
Dates: July 15 – August 16. See the above schedule grid for weekly dates.
Program intervals: Runs 3 time(s) for 5 days each
Time: Monday at 9:00AM–4:00PM

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YOUTH WELCOME

Vikes camps - Girls on Rock

Girls on Rock

$540

This camp is for youth who self identify as female. During the camp participants will gain new skills and knowledge about rock climbing outside. On top of learning the fundamentals of staying safe while climbing, campers will have the opportunity to explore the natural spaces surrounding Victoria. All levels are welcome. Provided by a certified rock climbing guide. All equipment and transportation included.

Program Type: Climbing & Outdoor.
For ages: 9-12 years.

Location: Various
Dates: July 29 – August 2. See the above schedule grid for weekly dates.
Program intervals: Runs 1 time(s) for 5 days each
Time: Monday at 9:00AM–4:00PM

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YOUTH WELCOME

Vikes camps - Indoor Climbing (Full Day)

Indoor Climbing (Full Day)

$400

Our indoor 1/2 day climbing camp will introduce children to the world of rock climbing in a safe and fun environment at our CARSA Climbing Centre. Qualified coaches will lead and teach activities that will include climbing techniques, safety and games (both on and off the wall). The bouldering wall and climbing tower will be used.

Requirements: Must wear closed toe shoes.

Program Type: Climbing & Outdoor.
For ages: 10-12 years.

Location: CARSA Climbing Centre
Dates: July 8 – August 16. See the above schedule grid for weekly dates.
Program intervals: Runs 4 time(s) for 5 days each
Time: Monday at 9:00AM–4:00PM

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YOUTH WELCOME

Vikes camps - Indoor Climbing (Half Day)

Indoor Climbing (Half Day)

$215

Our indoor 1/2 day climbing camp will introduce children to the world of rock climbing in a safe and fun environment at our CARSA Climbing Centre. Qualified coaches will lead and teach activities that will include climbing techniques, safety and games (both on and off the wall). The bouldering wall and climbing tower will be used.

Requirements: Must wear closed toe shoes.

Program Type: Climbing & Outdoor.
For ages: 7-9 years.

Location: CARSA Climbing Centre
Dates: July 3 – August 24. See the above schedule grid for weekly dates.
Program intervals: Runs 8 time(s) for 5 days each
Time: Monday at 9:00AM–12:30PM • Monday at 12:30PM–4:00PM

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YOUTH WELCOME

Vikes camps - Indoor Climbing (Half Day) (4-Day Week)

Indoor Climbing (Half Day) (4-Day Week)

$175

Our indoor half-day climbing camp will introduce children to the world of rock climbing in a safe and fun environment at our CARSA Climbing Centre. Qualified coaches will lead and teach activities that will include basic climbing techniques, safety and games (both on and off the wall). Both the bouldering wall and climbing tower will be used. NOTE: This is a 4-day session.

Program Type: Climbing & Outdoor.
For ages: 9-13 years.

Location: CARSA Climbing Centre
Dates: July 2 – August 9. See the above schedule grid for weekly dates.
Program intervals: Runs 2 time(s) for 4 days each
Time: Tuesday at 9:00AM–4:00PM • Wednesday at 9:00AM–4:00PM • Thursday at 9:00AM–4:00PM • Friday at 9:00AM–4:00PM

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YOUTH WELCOME

Vikes camps - Judo (Morning)

Judo (Morning)

$200

Introduce your child to the Olympic Sport of Judo! Campers will learn the beginning stages of this martial art through a variety of fun yet challenging drills and games. Camp instructors will promote safety and physical literacy through fundamental skills like balance, coordination, how to fall safely etc. The camp is proudly hosted by the Island Judo Parent Association and the Kokushikai Judo Club. Instructors: Mike Turner and Jeremy Grant.

Program Type: Sport Development.
For ages: 7-13 years.

Location: Nike Movement Studio (CARSA)
Dates: July 2 – July 26. See the above schedule grid for weekly dates.
Program intervals: Runs 4 time(s) for 5 days each
Time: Monday at 9:00AM–12:30PM

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YOUTH WELCOME

Vikes camps - Mer-peeps

Mer-peeps

$275

Transform into a Mer-person. Explore swimming with a mer-tail and dryland adventures. Participants will have daily instruction in the Swim to Survive Standard (roll entry, surface support and 50m swim - assisted or unassisted).

Requirements: Participants must be comfortable in deep water.

Program Type: Recreation.
For ages: 8-10 years.

Location: McKinnon Pool
Dates: July 8 – July 19. See the above schedule grid for weekly dates.
Program intervals: Runs 2 time(s) for 5 days each
Time: Monday at 9:00AM–4:00PM

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NEW YOUTH WELCOME

Vikes camps - Mindset Masters

Mindset Masters

$510

This program allows young leaders to explore brain science, mindfulness exercises, goal setting and positive growth mindset tools to help them develop an "I CAN DO IT!" attitude.

Program Type: Recreation.
For ages: 6-8 years.

Location: CARSA Lobby
Dates: August 26 – August 30. See the above schedule grid for weekly dates.
Program intervals: Runs 1 time(s) for 1 week each
Time: Monday at 9:00AM–4:00PM

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YOUTH WELCOME

Vikes camps - Mini Vikes

Mini Vikes

$240

Our littlest campers will have a blast with the Vikes this summer! Campers will explore a variety of activities including games, stories and amazing arts and crafts all geared towards our theme of the week. Instruction in sports and physical activity will center on skill building and fun in a non-competitive atmosphere.

Requirements: Children 5 years old MUST be completing kindergarten in June 2024 in order to register for this camp.

Program Type: Recreation.
For ages: 5-7 years.

Location: McKinnon Dance Studio
Dates: July 2 – August 30. See the above schedule grid for weekly dates.
Program intervals: Runs 9 time(s) for 5 days each
Time: Monday at 9:00AM–4:00PM

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YOUTH WELCOME

Vikes camps - Mini Vikes (Afternoon)

Mini Vikes (Afternoon)

$150

The perfect compliment to a Mini Vikes morning sport camp or for the camper only needing a half day of fun and adventure! The afternoon camp includes a variety of activities, creative crafts to explore and sport instruction with a focus on skill building and fun in a non-competitive atmosphere.

Requirements: Children 5 years old MUST be completing kindergarten in June 2024 in order to register for this camp.

Program Type: Recreation.
For ages: 5-7 years.

Location: CARSA Lobby
Dates: July 8 – August 30. See the above schedule grid for weekly dates.
Program intervals: Runs 7 time(s) for 5 days each
Time: Monday at 12:30PM–4:00PM

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YOUTH WELCOME

Vikes camps - Mini Vikes Track

Mini Vikes Track

$250

Vikes track and field camp offers an introduction to a wide range of running, jumping and throwing events (sprints, middle distance, steeple chase, high jump, long jump, and throws) with a focus on progressive skill development in a fun environment. Campers will be grouped by age. ** Children 5 years old MUST be completing kindergarten in June 2024 in order to register for this camp.

Program Type: Sport Development.
For ages: 5-7 years.

Location: Centennial Stadium
Dates: July 2 – August 30. See the above schedule grid for weekly dates.
Program intervals: Runs 7 time(s) for 1 week each
Time: Monday at 9:00AM–4:00PM

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YOUTH WELCOME

Vikes camps - Outdoor Advance Climbing

Outdoor Advance Climbing

$565

Designed for youth who already have a base of climbing knowledge. This camp will serve as a stepping stone towards independence on outdoor rock climbing routes. Campers will learn top rope anchor building, top of cliff safety, crag etiquette, and route reading. Climbers will get the chance to explore Victoria's various local climbing spots and will learn how to navigate each cliff in the safest way. Provided by a certified rock climbing guide. All equipment and transportation included.

Mandatory requirements: top rope belay, tie a figure 8 follow through, an understanding of the risk of climbing. This camp is not suitable for beginner climbers.

Requirements: MUST know how to top rope belay, tie a figure 8 follow through, an understanding of the risk of climbing

Program Type: Climbing & Outdoor.
For ages: 14-16 years.

Location: Various
Dates: August 12 – August 30. See the above schedule grid for weekly dates.
Program intervals: Runs 2 time(s) for 5 days each
Time: Monday at 9:00AM–4:00PM

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YOUTH WELCOME

Vikes camps - Outdoor Rock Climbing Camp

Outdoor Rock Climbing Camp

$450

Introduces children to the world of rock climbing and mountaineering in a safe and fun environment at our CARSA climbing gym. Participants will also have opportunity to then take the skills learned onside, under the supervision of an ACMG certified guide. They will also learn some basic mountaineering skills and hike to the peak of a local mountain.

Program Type: Climbing & Outdoor.
For ages: 10-14 years.

Location: Various
Dates: August 19 – August 23. See the above schedule grid for weekly dates.
Program intervals: Runs 1 time(s) for 5 days each
Time: Monday at 9:00AM–4:00PM

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YOUTH WELCOME

Vikes camps - Outdoor Rock Climbing Camp (4-Day Week)

Outdoor Rock Climbing Camp (4-Day Week)

$370

Created for youth who love to explore and try new things. Whether the camper has never climbed before or can't get enough of gym climbing, this camp is a great introduction to the world of outdoor rock climbing. Campers will leave the camp having learned how to top rope belay, tie a figure 8 follow through knot, cliff safety, crag etiquette, and basic movement skills. Vancouver Island has many climbing locations to explore, climbers will get a taste for the best that the area has to offer. All levels are welcome.

Provided by a certified rock-climbing guide. All equipment and transportation included.

Program Type: Climbing & Outdoor.
For ages: 10-14 years.

Location: Various
Dates: August 6 – August 9. See the above schedule grid for weekly dates.
Program intervals: Runs 1 time(s) for 4 days each
Time: Tuesday at 9:00AM–4:00PM • Wednesday at 9:00AM–4:00PM • Thursday at 9:00AM–4:00PM • Friday at 9:00AM–4:00PM

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NEW YOUTH WELCOME

Vikes camps - Paddleboard Camp

Paddleboard Camp

$500

This camp for aims to give kids the skills and confidence to SUP safely in sheltered waters. Our certified and energetic instructors will teach them all the basics of paddle boarding using games on the water in a safe and fun environment.

Program Type: Climbing & Outdoor.
For ages: 7-10 years.

Location: Various
Dates: July 8 – August 30. See the above schedule grid for weekly dates.
Program intervals: Runs 5 time(s) for 5 days each
Time: Monday at 9:00AM–4:00PM

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Vikes camps - Racquet Sports

Racquet Sports

$250

Participants will develop skills and learn the rules of play in tennis, badminton, squash, pickleball and table tennis in a fun and challenging environment with our racquet sport leaders. All racquets and balls are supplied.

Program Type: Sport Development.
For ages: 8-13 years.

Location: CARSA Fieldhouse
Dates: July 15 – August 16. See the above schedule grid for weekly dates.
Program intervals: Runs 3 time(s) for 5 days each
Time: Monday at 9:00AM–4:00PM

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Vikes camps - Rugby

Rugby

$250

Vikes co-ed rugby camp is geared to all levels of rugby kids, from brand new, to rugby enthusiast. Campers will be grouped by age for skills and drills that focus on learning fundamentals and developing a lifelong love for a great sport. Camp will be supplemented with other off field activities at select times throughout the week. Camp will be led by current Vikes student-athletes!

Program Type: Sport Development.
For ages: 8-12 years.

Location: Field 6 - Wallace Field - Grass (varsity)
Dates: August 19 – August 30. See the above schedule grid for weekly dates.
Program intervals: Runs 2 time(s) for 5 days each
Time: Monday at 9:00AM–4:00PM

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Vikes camps - Soccer - Boys Elite

Soccer - Boys Elite

$150

This program is led by UVic Men's Soccer coach, Larry Stefanek. This program is for players who have played at the VIPL level or higher and are looking to develop their game in a competetive environment. Join the UVic coaching staff along with current varsity players and focus on skill development through drills and scrimmages. All participants receive a soccer ball.

Program Type: High Performance.
For ages: 13-18 years.

Location: Centennial Stadium
Dates: August 6 – August 9. See the above schedule grid for weekly dates.
Program intervals: Runs 1 time(s) for 4 Days each
Time: Tuesday at 9:00AM–11:30AM

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Vikes camps - Soccer - Co-ed

Soccer - Co-ed

$250

Vikes soccer camps are geared to all levels of soccer enthusiasts. Campers will be grouped by age for skills and drills that focus on fundamentals of the game. Camp will be supplemented with other off field activities at select times throughout the week.

Program Type: Sport Development.
For ages: 8-14 years.

Location: Field 2
Dates: July 8 – August 2. See the above schedule grid for weekly dates.
Program intervals: Runs 4 time(s) for 5 days each
Time: Monday at 9:00AM–4:00PM

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Vikes camps - Soccer - Girls Elite

Soccer - Girls Elite

$150

Vikes soccer elite girls camp is tailored to the female soccer player who has played at the BCSPL or Select Level. Join Vikes varsity women’s soccer head coach Tracy David along with current varsity players and focus on skill development through drills and scrimmages.

Program Type: High Performance.
For ages: 13-18 years.

Location: Centennial Stadium, Field 4
Dates: August 6 – August 9. See the above schedule grid for weekly dates.
Program intervals: Runs 1 time(s) for 4 Days each
Time: Monday at 9:30AM–12:00PM

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Vikes camps - Soccer - Mini Vikes

Soccer - Mini Vikes

$150

Our half day morning soccer camp is perfect for the younger soccer enthusiast! Campers will be learn through fun skills, drills and games that focus on the basic fundamentals of the sport. All participants will receive a soccer ball.

Requirements: Children 5 years old MUST be completing kindergarten in June 2024 in order to register for this camp.

Program Type: Sport Development.
For ages: 5-7 years.

Location: Field 4 Grass
Dates: July 8 – August 16. See the above schedule grid for weekly dates.
Program intervals: Runs 3 time(s) for 5 days each
Time: Monday at 9:00AM–12:30PM

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Vikes camps - Soccer - Youth Elite 9-12

Soccer - Youth Elite 9-12

$150

This camp is designed for soccer players looking to push their skills to the next level! Campers will be led by varsity soccer players from the UVic Women's and Men's teams, as well as the varsity coaching staff. Each day will be dedicated to a specific theme, such as shooting or passing/receiving. There will be competitive game play and competition throughout the week.

Requirements: This camp is intended for players who are looking to play at a competitive level.

Program Type: High Performance.
For ages: 9-12 years.

Location: Field 2
Dates: August 12 – August 16. See the above schedule grid for weekly dates.
Program intervals: Runs 1 time(s) for each
Time: -- Select day -- at 9:00AM–12:30PM

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Vikes camps - Softball - Girls

Softball - Girls

325

Campers will enjoy age appropriate skills, drills, and learn how to play all positions in a fun and challenging environment coached by current and former Vikes women softball players! Participants will learn how to warm up, run bases, field, throw, and hit. They will develop their skills at their own pace while learning correct footwork, body mechanics, sport specific techniques, as well as game strategies and tactics. Participants require their own glove and batting helmet with cage to participate. Full day camps will balance the time playing softball with a variety of other activities, games, and crafts.

Program Type: Sport Development.
For ages: 9-13, 14-15 years.

Location: Field 3
Dates: August 12 – August 16. See the above schedule grid for weekly dates.
Program intervals: Runs 1 time(s) for 5 days each
Time: Monday at 9:00AM–4:00PM

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Vikes camps - Softball - Girls (Half Day)

Softball - Girls (Half Day)

$162.5

Campers will enjoy age appropriate skills, drills, and learn how to play all positions in a fun and challenging environment coached by current and former Vikes women softball players! Participants will learn how to warm up, run bases, field, throw, and hit. They will develop their skills at their own pace while learning correct footwork, body mechanics, sport specific techniques, as well as game strategies and tactics. Participants require their own glove and batting helmet with cage to participate.

Program Type: Sport Development.
For ages: 9-13, 14-15 years.

Location: Field 3
Dates: August 12 – August 16. See the above schedule grid for weekly dates.
Program intervals: Runs 1 time(s) for 5 days each
Time: Monday at 9:00AM–12:30PM • Monday at 12:30PM–4:00PM

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Vikes camps - Speed & Agility

Speed & Agility

$115

Want to improve your performance in any sport? This camp teaches agility, balance, coordination with speed, suppleness and skill development. Stamina and strength will be introduced progressively at age appropriate levels. Specific SPEED and AGILITY skills for a variety of sports will be taught, and in the afternoon campers will be able to experience what they have learned through interactive games.

Program Type: High Performance.
For ages: 12-16 years.

Location: Centennial Stadium
Dates: August 6 – August 9. See the above schedule grid for weekly dates.
Program intervals: Runs 1 time(s) for 4 days each
Time: Monday at 1:00PM–4:00PM

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Vikes camps - STEAMERS

STEAMERS

$485

Inventing, problem solving, prototyping, and technology literacy are key skills students need to succeed in our modern, fast-paced world. S.T.E.A.M'ers helps children to explore their curiosity and creativity, in a fun environment.

Program Type: Recreation.
For ages: 6-8 years.

Location: CARSA Lobby
Dates: July 8 – July 12. See the above schedule grid for weekly dates.
Program intervals: Runs 1 time(s) for 1 week each
Time: Monday at 9:00AM–4:00PM

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Vikes camps - Swim (Morning)

Swim (Morning)

$114

Vikes swim camp introduces children to the arena of competitive swimming. Experienced coaches will lead campers in stroke improvement, swim games, swim fitness, dry land skills and provide an opportunity for feedback from under/over water video.

Requirements: Participants must be able to swim 50 meters or be at a Lightning Fast 3/Red Cross Level 6 or higher.

Program Type: Sport Development.
For ages: 8-12 years.

Location: McKinnon Pool
Dates: July 22 – August 16. See the above schedule grid for weekly dates.
Program intervals: Runs 4 time(s) for 5 days each
Time: Monday at 9:30AM–11:30AM

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Vikes camps - Ted Style Public Speaking

Ted Style Public Speaking

$510

Gain confidence to express your big ideas! TED-Style Public Speaking is a great program for young leaders who want to build their public speaking skills with interactive activities, personalized coaching, and fun speech exercises, leading to their very own Ted-style talk.

Program Type: Recreation.
For ages: 9-12 years.

Location: CARSA Lobby
Dates: July 15 – August 23. See the above schedule grid for weekly dates.
Program intervals: Runs 2 time(s) for 2 weeks each
Time: Monday at 9:00AM–4:00PM

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Vikes camps - Tennis (Afternoon)

Tennis (Afternoon)

$160

In our afternoon Vikes Tennis Camp, campers will learn all the basic skills (forehands, backhands, serving, volleying) from our tennis coach in a fun and inclusive environment. Participants will build on these skills while playing mini games and group games. All equipment provided.

Program Type: Sport Development.
For ages: 11-14 years.

Location: Ian Stewart Complex tennis courts
Dates: July 8 – August 23. See the above schedule grid for weekly dates.
Program intervals: Runs 3 time(s) for 5 days each
Time: Monday at 12:30PM–4:00PM

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Vikes camps - Tennis (Morning)

Tennis (Morning)

$160

In our morning Vikes Tennis Camp, campers will learn all the basic skills (forehands, backhands, serving, volleying) from our tennis coach in a fun and inclusive environment. Participants will build on these skills while playing mini games and group games. All equipment provided.

Program Type: Sport Development.
For ages: 8-10 years.

Location: Ian Stewart Complex tennis courts
Dates: July 8 – August 23. See the above schedule grid for weekly dates.
Program intervals: Runs 2 time(s) for 5 days each
Time: Monday at 9:00AM–12:30PM

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Vikes camps - Track and Field

Track and Field

$250

Vikes track and field camp offers an introduction to a wide range of running, jumping and throwing events (sprints, middle distance, steeple chase, high jump, long jump, and throws) with a focus on progressive skill development in a fun environment. Campers will be grouped by age.

Requirements: Children 5 years old MUST be completing kindergarten in June 2024 in order to register for the 5-7 Track and Field Camp

Program Type: Sport Development.
For ages: 5-7, 8-10, 10-14 years.

Location: Centennial Stadium
Dates: July 4 – August 5. See the above schedule grid for weekly dates.
Program intervals: Runs 7 time(s) for 5 days each
Time: Monday at 9:00AM–4:00PM

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Vikes camps - Vikes Campus Explorers

Vikes Campus Explorers

$240

Join the Vikes this summer for an exciting week of adventure on campus! Activities will include art projects, interactive games, scavenger hunts, science experiments, a beach trip and an opportunity for campers to have a blast in a fun and non-competitive environment.

Program Type: Recreation.
For ages: 8-12 years.

Location: CARSA Pergola
Dates: July 11 – August 19. See the above schedule grid for weekly dates.
Program intervals: Runs 4 time(s) for 5 days each
Time: Monday at 9:00AM–4:00PM

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Vikes camps - Vikes Sports

Vikes Sports

$250

Vikes Sport campers will enjoy a jam-packed week of all kinds of sports, which could include: basketball, soccer, kickball, tennis, and volleyball to name a few! Leaders will provide an inclusive environment for the campers to learn basic skills and also develop teamwork and interpersonal skills.

Program Type: Sport Development.
For ages: 6-7, 7-8, 9-12 years.

Location: Field 3
Dates: July 2 – August 30. See the above schedule grid for weekly dates.
Program intervals: Runs 9 time(s) for 5 days each
Time: Monday at 9:00AM–4:00PM

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Vikes camps - Volleyball (Beach)

Volleyball (Beach)

$150

Our new half day beach volleyball camp is developed with the beginner player in mind. Learn basic skills and strategies for both 2-on-2 and 4-on-4 play, in a fun, inclusive environment.

Program Type: Sport Development.
For ages: 10-13 years.

Location: Ian Stewart Complex sand courts
Dates: July 29 – August 30. See the above schedule grid for weekly dates.
Program intervals: Runs 3 time(s) for 5 days each
Time: Monday at 9:00AM–12:30PM

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All prices valid as of September 1, 2023. All prices include GST.

Please review the Vikes Athletics and Recreation policies and Vikes camp policies before participating in Vikes camp programs.