Active Living

Vikes Athletics and Recreation - Youth programs at Vikes Active Living


How can youth experience active healthy living at UVic?

Introduce your child to UVic through our sport and recreation programs for children and youth. Research shows that kids who have fun while participating in physical activity are more likely to stay active and healthy for life!

Leverage our world-class facilities and expert staff to bring movement, physical literacy and an active lifestyle to your children all year round.

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Mini Thunder summer camps

🌞 Vikes Summer Camps are here! 🌞

We are excited for the return of summer weather, summer holidays and of course Vikes Summer Camps! Keep your kids busy and active with a variety of fun indoor and outdoor camps over the summer.

Registration is open and camps are in full swing! Check out which camps still have spots available: go to the summer camps section.


Questions about youth programs?



Youth programs take place all around our facilities. Check program details for exact location. View map.

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Coming up in August and September:

Youth events

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Vikes Active Living youth program - Pro-D Day Camp

Pro-D Day Camp


Spend your Pro-D-Day with the Vikes! Fantastic Vikes camp leaders are back to plan a day filled with games, sports, crafts and more! Campers will also get some time on CARSA's Climbing Wall on both the bouldering wall and climbing tower

Requirements: Children 5 years of age must currently be attending kindergarten

Class level: All welcome.

Youth: 5-12 years

Equipment: Necessary equipment is provided.

Location: McKinnon Dance Studio, CARSA Climbing Centre, McKinnon Gym
Dates: September 23 – November 14
Program intervals: Runs 3 time(s) for 7.15hrs each
Time: Friday at 8:15AM–4:00PM • Friday at 8:15AM–4:00PM • Monday at 8:15AM–4:00PM

Registration coming soon


Vikes Active Living youth program - Vikes Long Term Athletic Development - Invasion /Speed Power Sports

Vikes Long Term Athletic Development - Invasion /Speed Power Sports


This training program is for healthy athletes between the ages of 13 and 18. Athletes will increase performance by developing competency of key movement and developing strength and power. Athletes competing in volleyball, basketball, hockey, football, rugby as well any other sport that requires high levels of athleticism would greatly benefit from this program.

More information can be found here: Vikes Rec Athletic Development and any further questions can be send to Dana Agar-Newman at

Class level: All welcome.

Youth: 13-18 years

Location: Centennial Stadium Weight Room
Dates: September 19 – December 17
Program intervals: Runs 1 time(s) for 12 weeks each
Time: Monday at 6:30PM–8:00PM • Friday at 6:30PM–8:00PM

Registration coming soon

All prices valid as of May 2, 2022. All prices include GST.

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