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Youth Updates

Jan. 23 - Registration for 2024 Vikes Summer Camps opens on April 4th at 6:30AM for sport development and recreation camps and April 8th at 6:30AM for climbing and outdoors camps.

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 and schedule.

Contact

Questions about youth programs?

Email: vikescommunity@uvic.ca

Location

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


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Schedule

Currently running programs:


Programs starting in the next few months:

Youth events

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Programs

Note: We also offer high-performance sport programs for 13-18 year olds, designed to cultivate the skills and talents of the participants with expert coaching and training. See our high performance sport programs.

YOUTH WELCOME

Vikes Active Living youth program - Co-Ed Spring Break Soccer Camp

Co-Ed Spring Break Soccer Camp

$175

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.

Class level: All welcome. Beginner friendly 😊.

Youth welcome: 8-14 years

Location: Field 3
Dates: March 18 – March 22
Program intervals: Runs 1 time(s) for 1 week each
Time: Monday at 9:00AM–12:00PM

Register

NEW YOUTH WELCOME ACCESSIBLE

Vikes Active Living youth program - Future Ready Leaders

Future Ready Leaders

$400

Build key future-ready skills for innovation, social connection, and resilience! Young leaders will engage in a variety of activities to develop the 5 C’s of the Consciousness Quotient - Creativity, Collaboration, Communication, Critical thinking, and Contribution skills. They will work towards a passion project and present ideas on how to bring about social/ global awareness and change.

Class level: All welcome. Beginner friendly 😊.

Youth welcome: 9-12 years

Equipment: Necessary equipment is provided.

Location: CARSA Lobby & UVic Classrooms
Dates: March 25 – March 28
Program intervals: Runs 1 time(s) for 4 days each
Time: Monday at 9:00AM–4:00PM

Register

NEW YOUTH WELCOME

Vikes Active Living youth program - Junior Vikes Endurance Running Club

Junior Vikes Endurance Running Club

$198

Vikes and Victoria Endurance Track Club are partnering to offer run training for kids age 9-17 (smaller groups will be formed for ages 9-13 and 14-17) interested in middle to long distance running. Participants will have the opportunity to build their endurance through age appropriate training on and off the track through drills, running workouts and technique training. We encourage athletes of any sport interested in improving their endurance and running technique to join. We do not expect participants to come to both practices – we encourage you to join and come as often as it works for you; we just want to give athletes the maximum opportunity to fit schedules. All participants will get a shirt and have the opportunity to participate in organized races with the club if interested.

Class level: Beginner. Beginner friendly 😊.

Youth welcome: 9-17 years

Location: Centennial Stadium
Dates: January 11 – March 20
Program intervals: Runs 1 time(s) for 10 weeks each
Time: Thursday at 4:30PM–5:30PM • Sunday at 11:30AM–12:30PM

Register

NEW YOUTH WELCOME ACCESSIBLE

Vikes Active Living youth program - Just 4 Kicks

Just 4 Kicks

FREE

A free indoor soccer program for children with disabilities to participate in soccer, make new friends, learn fundamental movement skills and develop their physical literacy. Children of all ages are welcome to join in this volunteer led program. This program runs from

1:30-2:30pm, every Sunday!

To find out more about the program and how to get involved please email just4kicks@uvic.ca.

Class level: All welcome. Beginner friendly 😊.

Youth welcome: 5-16 years

Equipment: Necessary equipment is provided.

Location: McKinnon Gym
Dates: September 17 – December 3
Program intervals: Runs 1 time(s) for 10 weeks each
Time: Sunday at 1:30PM–2:30PM

Register

NEW YOUTH WELCOME ACCESSIBLE

Vikes Active Living youth program - Mindset Masters

Mindset Masters

$400

Our brains can be hardwired to adapt and overcome failure to achieve our very best! Young leaders will build key future-ready skills for innovation, social connection, and resilience by engaging in a variety of activities that will guide them to explore their personal goals, practice mindfulness exercises, and learn neuroscience-based tools to build resilience, adaptability, and self-motivation.

Class level: All welcome. Beginner friendly 😊.

Youth welcome: 6-8 years

Equipment: Necessary equipment is provided.

Location: CARSA Lobby & UVic Classrooms
Dates: March 25 – March 28
Program intervals: Runs 1 time(s) for 4 days each
Time: Monday at 9:00AM–4:00PM

Register

YOUTH WELCOME

Vikes Active Living youth program - Pro-D 1/2 Day Climbing Camp

Pro-D 1/2 Day Climbing Camp

$71

Come and spend part of your Pro-D day with us in the CARSA Climbing Centre!

Our talented team of staff will help you have a grand time in the gym!

Participants can expect to learn about belaying, climbing technique, play some climbing games and challenge themselves on both our climbing tower and bouldering walls. Ages 7-10.

Class level: All welcome. Beginner friendly 😊.

Youth welcome: Ages 7-10 years

Equipment: Necessary equipment is provided.

Location: CARSA Climbing Centre
Dates: February 16
Program intervals: Runs 1 time(s) for 1/2 day each
Time: -- Select day -- at 8:45AM–12:30PM

Register

YOUTH WELCOME

Vikes Active Living youth program - Pro-D Day Camp

Pro-D Day Camp

$65

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 welcome: 5-12 years

Equipment: Necessary equipment is provided.

Location: McKinnon Dance Studio, CARSA Climbing Centre, McKinnon Gym
Dates: September 1 – July 1
Program intervals: Runs time(s) for 7hrs each
Time: -- Select day -- at 9:00AM–4:00PM

Register

NEW YOUTH WELCOME ACCESSIBLE

Vikes Active Living youth program - S.T.E.A.Mers

S.T.E.A.Mers

$500

Design thinking, technology literacy, innovation and making observations are important skills that young leaders will engage in. Activities and play-based hands-on learning will focus on: S.T.E.A.M - Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math!

Class level: All welcome. Beginner friendly 😊.

Youth welcome: 6-8 years

Equipment: Necessary equipment is provided.

Location: CARSA Lobby & UVic Classrooms
Dates: March 18 – March 22
Program intervals: Runs 1 time(s) for 1 week each
Time: Monday at 9:00AM–4:00PM

Register

YOUTH WELCOME

Vikes Active Living youth program - Spring Break Sports and Outdoors Camp

Spring Break Sports and Outdoors Camp

$230

Come join the Vikes camp crew on your spring break for a week of sports, adventure and fun! Activities will include sessions on our climbing wall, swimming, scavenger hunts, plus various sports skills and individual play! We'll also include some quieter time for arts and crafts. Dress your child for the weather, as the camp will be held outdoors.

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

Class level: All welcome. Beginner friendly 😊.

Youth welcome: 5-8, 9-12 years

Equipment: Necessary equipment is provided.

Location: CARSA FIeldhouse
Dates: March 18 – March 28
Program intervals: Runs 2 time(s) for 2 weeks each
Time: Monday at 9:00AM–4:00PM

Register

NEW YOUTH WELCOME

Vikes Active Living youth program - Spring Break- Co-Ed Finishing Camp

Spring Break- Co-Ed Finishing Camp

$40

Everyone loves to shoot in soccer but how many players know how to score? Join current Vikes players and coaching staff for this three-hour camp where you will learn the foundations of ball striking and finishing in a fun environment. Specific skills, drills and small sided games will be used to help build players confidence and goal scoring abilities regardless of their position. Goalkeepers are encouraged to attend as well. Players will be challenged in groups based on age and ability.

Class level: All welcome.

Youth welcome: 11-15 years

Location: Field 3
Dates: March 26
Program intervals: Runs 1 time(s) for 1 day each
Time: Tuesday at 9:00AM–12:00PM

Register

NEW YOUTH WELCOME ACCESSIBLE

Vikes Active Living youth program - TED-Style Public Speaking

TED-Style Public Speaking

$500

Gain confidence to express your big ideas! 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 improve their confidence. Ted - Style Public Speaking is for children aged 9-12 years to learn different techniques and tools to develop and present their very own Ted-style talk.

Class level: All welcome. Beginner friendly 😊.

Youth welcome: 9-12 years

Equipment: Necessary equipment is provided.

Location: CARSA Lobby & UVic Classrooms
Dates: March 18 – March 22
Program intervals: Runs 1 time(s) for 1 week each
Time: Monday at 9:00AM–4:00PM

Register

YOUTH WELCOME

Vikes Active Living youth program - Track and Field - Mini Vikes 5-8

Track and Field - Mini Vikes 5-8

$120

Mini Vikes Track & Field is an introduction to track and field development skills. Children are given instruction on all basic motor skills through running, jumping and throwing with an emphasis on FUN and PLAY. This program also develops physical literacy, promotes Long Term Athlete Development and will be led by trained Vikes varsity athletes as the coaches.

Class level: All welcome.

Youth welcome: 5-8 years

Location: CARSA Field House sprint lanes,
Dates: January 14 – March 17
Program intervals: Runs 1 time(s) for 9 Weeks each
Time: Sunday at 11:30AM–12:30PM

Register

NEW YOUTH WELCOME

Vikes Active Living youth program - Vikes Kidathalon

Vikes Kidathalon

$25

Vikes Cross Country and Track varsity team are hosting a Kidathlon at CARSA indoor fieldhouse. Varsity athletes will take the kids through fun warm-up drills and games. Kids will then have the chance to participate in the Kidathlon course, which will feature various stations that will include running, jumping and throwing activities, as well as an obstacle course. All registration fees and donations will go towards Vikes Cross Country and Track Team.

If you'd like to donate additionally to the Vikes Cross Country and Track program, please visit the link below.

https://govikesgo.com/sports/2022/12/20/vikes-giving-day-cross-country-track.aspx

Class level: All welcome. Beginner friendly 😊.

Youth welcome: 5-10 years

Equipment: Necessary equipment is provided.

Location: CARSA Fieldhouse
Dates: January 28
Program intervals: Runs 1 time(s) for 1 Day each
Time: Sunday at 1:00PM–3:00PM

Register

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


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