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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.

View Youth programs.

Mini Thunder summer camps

🌞 Vikes Summer Camps are coming! 🌞

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 for summer camps is on April 3 at 6:30AM! Programs and weekly schedule can be viewed now in 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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Programs starting in the next few months:

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Youth events

UVic Dance Company Year End Show ⋅ Apr. 1

The end-of-the-year showcase!



Vikes Active Living youth program - Girls Rugby Academy

Girls Rugby Academy


Vikes Women's Rugby and BC Grassroots Rugby Foundation are excited to partner together and bring you the Vancouver Island Girls' Rugby Academy- summer session. The academy will combine on-field rugby skills, functional movement skills, speed and conditioning to help local female (including female identified / non-binary) athletes prepare for the upcoming season, representative rugby and university rugby.


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  • Technical skills development
  • Tactical skills development
  • Positive, safe and innovative learning environment

Please contact Brittany Waters at for more information.

Download PDF flyer for this program.

Class level: All welcome.

Youth: 14-19 years

Location: Wallace Field
Dates: February 8 – April 12
Program intervals: Runs 1 time(s) for 9 weeks each
Time: Wednesday at 6:00PM–7:30PM



Vikes Active Living youth program - Spring Break Half-day Climbing Camp 2

Spring Break Half-day Climbing Camp 2


Vikes climbing camp will introduce children to the world of rock climbing in a safe and fun environment at our Climbing Centre in CARSA. Qualified instructors will lead and teach activities that include basic climbing techniques, safety and games (both on and off the wall). Both the bouldering wall and climbing tower will be used..

Class level: All welcome. Beginner friendly 😊.

Youth: 9-12 years

Equipment: Necessary equipment is provided.

Location: CARSA Climbing Centre
Dates: March 27 – March 31
Program intervals: Runs 1 time(s) for 5 half-days each
Time: Monday at 8:45AM–12:00PM • Tuesday at 8:45AM–12:00PM • Wednesday at 8:45AM–12:00PM • Thursday at 8:45AM–12:00PM • Friday at 8:45AM–12:00PM



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: January 16 – May 5
Program intervals: Runs 1 time(s) for 12 weeks each
Time: Monday at 6:30PM–8:00PM • Friday at 6:30PM–8:00PM


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

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