Day camps for kids

Campus Recreation Summer Camps

Get active, be fit, have fun! Our day camp programs seek to ignite your child’s lifelong passion for physical activity. Program curriculum focuses on creating a fun, safe and encouraging environment geared towards promoting self-esteem, positive social interaction, co-operation and leadership development. Our camps are led by UFV Kinesiology students trained in physical literacy.

2019 Camp Dates

Active FUNdamentals

During this week, your child will work on developing fundamental movement and motor skills like running, throwing, catching and kicking. We will practice these skills through fun and co-operative games-based programming, as well as arts, crafts and educational sessions. Active play activities are designed to encourage the development of balance, coordination and strength.






July 2 - 5* 6-8 yrs 9 am-4 pm Abbotsford (blg. E) $165
July 22-26 9-12 yrs 9 am-4 pm Abbotsford (blg. E) $195

*Children must have completed Kindergarten in order to attend our summer camp. Proof of completion may be requested.

Cascades Multi-Sport Camp

Refine existing skills and try new sports while learning from UFV Cascades athletes and coaches! Sports will include basketball, volleyball, soccer, rugby, badminton and more!






July 8-12 8-10 yrs 9 am-4 pm Abbotsford (blg. E) $195
July 15-19 11-13 yrs 9 am-4 pm Abbotsford (blg. E) $195

Explore UFV

Explore what university is all about. Explore UFV will be held at UFV's Canada Education Park campus in Chilliwack. Activities will include learning how the body reacts to healthy lifestyle choices in the Kinesiology Lab, making smoothies in the Culinary kitchen, and learn about growing vegetables with the Faculty of Agriculture. They will also take part in an interactive tour of the Trades and Technology shops!

PLEASE NOTE: the Explore UFV camp from July 29-August 2 for 9-12 yrs is cancelled due to low registration.
August 6-9 6-9 yrs 9 am-4 pm Chilliwack (blg. A) $165

*Children must have completed Kindergarten in order to attend our summer camp. Proof of completion may be requested.

Co-ed Basketball Camp

Under the guidance of the UFV women's basketball team, learn the game of basketball in a fun and positive environment. Camp will be age based teaching of the game.

August 6-9 Grades 1-5 9 am-12 pm Abbotsford (blg. E) $125
August 6-9 Grades 6-9 1-4 pm Abbotsford (blg. E)


Boys Basketball Camp

Under the leadership of UFV men's basketball head coach Adam Friesen and current members of the Cascades varsity team, campers will develop fundamental basketball skills and techniques.

August 12-16 Grades 7-9 9 am-12 pm Abbotsford (blg. E) $150

Co-ed Soccer Camp
Under the leadership of UFV women’s soccer coach, Rob Giesbrecht, Abbotsford United Soccer Club technical director, Alan Alderson and current members of the Cascades varsity team, campers will have fun developing fundamental soccer skills and techniques in our positive learning environment.

August 12-16 Grades 1-7 9-11:30 am Abbotsford, MRC Field #4 $120

Girls Volleyball Camp

Join the UFV Cascades women's volleyball team for a week of skill development in a fun and positive learning environment!

August 19-23 Grades 5-6 9 am-12 pm Abbotsford (blg. E) $175
August 19-23 Grades 7-8 1-4 pm Abbotsford (blg. E)


August 19-22 Grades 9-12 6-9 pm Abbotsford (blg. E)


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Camp Philosophy

Our Athletics and Recreation day camps use the power of experiential learning to enhance personal growth and development of each participant. We provide young people, ages 5-18 the opportunity to explore different practical disciplines and play through different sports and activities while promoting healthy and active lifestyles. Program curriculum is geared towards promoting self-esteem, positive social interaction, co-operation and leadership development.

Student-leader Ratios

We have an 8:1 camper to instructor ratio for our 6-8 yr. old camps and a 10:1 camper to instructor ratio for our 9-13 yr. old camps. Leaders are trained in physical literacy.

Contact Information

If you have any concerns or questions you can contact Cheryl Van Nes, Program Manager Campus Recreation and Wellness.

Phone: 604-504-7441 ext. 5111

Or general inquires can be sent to

Drop-off and Pick-Up Locations

Camp hours are from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Drop-off will start at 8:30 a.m. and Pick up will be from 4 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Abbotsford camps will be held in Building E, Student Activity Centre North Gym (1395 McKenzie Road, Abbotsford).

Chilliwack camps will be held in the Black Box (A2106 – 45190 Caen Ave, Chilliwack).

and Sign-out Procedures

Sign-In begins at 8:30 a.m. All campers must be signed in with the appropriate camp leader. Please be aware there are often multiple camps dropping off in the same location or in different gyms in the same building.

Sign-out will begin as early as 10 minutes before camp end time, location is the same area as Drop-off/Sign-In. Please be aware of our rules around late pick-up outlined below.

UFV Campus Recreation operates a strict Sign-Out procedure, whereby those names listed on the registration form will be designated to sign-out the child each day of camp. This includes the parent or guardian listed on registration form; as well as, “Emergency Contact” and “Authorized pick-up person”.  If you would like to make changes, a Sign-out Authorisation Form must be submitted ahead of time. If you require a Sign-out Authorisation Form, email to request this form. We will also have hard copies at the sign-in table during camp.

All staff are directed to verify the identity of an individual picking up a camper by cross-referencing the names listed on the sign-out form with the individual’s name on a piece of photo identification. A signature will be required when signing out. Without this piece of photo identification, a camper will not be released to parents until adequate steps have been taken to identify the individual picking up; which will require the involvement of a UFV Athletics and Recreation administration staff person, and could take over 30 minutes to complete.

Campers 12 years of age or older:
A camper who is registered in one of our camps and is 12 years of age or older are able to sign-in and out of camp on their own if the appropriate box is checked on the Informed Consent Form.

Early Sign-Out:
If your child will be leaving early, please notify the Camp Leaders or Program Manager (  in writing, on the morning of the designated day. A Camp Leader will ensure your child is prepared to depart at your requested time. Remember that you will still need to sign your child out. Pick-up location will be the same as Drop-off/Sign-In.

Late Pick-Up:
We close promptly at 4:30 p.m. For all children not picked up by the end of the program, there will be an additional charge for extended care for the following rate:

First 5 minutes: Grace Period
If late past 4:35pm there will be a charge of $5.00 per 5 minutes thereafter. The late fee is in place to compensate staff members for their time. If you know you will be late, please attempt to make alternate pick-up arrangements.

Consent Forms

An Informed Consent Form must be filled out by a parent or guardian. Form must be submitted to Camp Leader or Coach on the first day of camp (one form per camper, per week of camp). Click here to down load the Informed Consent. Hard copies will also be available on first day of camp.

Activity Schedule

For Active Fundamentals and Cascades Multi-Sport camps, a detailed activity schedule will be provided on the first day of camp. Below is a general outline of what a week at camp will look like. For our sport-specific camps (basketball and volleyball), the schedule will be reviewed with athletes on the first day. If a parent would like a more detailed schedule, please contact the Program Manager at

Active FUNdamentals

We will be teaching physical literacy movement skills to develop confidence and competency through fun games that work on skills like throwing, kicking, swinging a racket, catching, running, circuit training and yoga.


Morning: We will work on skill development, based on each of the weekly topics in the gym or outside. There will be a snack break at 10:45 am and frequent water breaks throughout the morning. After the snack break, we will work on wellness topics or crafts in a classroom on campus or in the gym.

12:30–1 pm: Lunch

Afternoon: We will continue developing skills in the gym or outside with games. There will be a snack break at 2:15 pm and frequent water breaks throughout the afternoon. After the snack break, we will change it up daily with activities, including more games, quiet time, free time, or additional wellness topics. On Friday, weather permitting we will hold water activities outside.

Cascades Multi-Sport Camps


Monday: Basketball
Tuesday: Volleyball
Wednesday: Wrestling/Badminton
Thursday: Soccer/Rugby
Friday: Open Sports

Morning: In the morning, UFV Varsity coaches and athletes will lead sport-specific sessions with drills and fun games. There will be a snack break at 10:45 am and frequent water breaks throughout the morning. After the snack break, we will continue with activities. Sessions will take place outside depending on weather.

12:30–1 pm: Lunch

Afternoon: In the afternoon we will do a Wellness educational activity or crafts in a classroom on campus, then return to the gym to continue developing our skills. There will be a second snack break at 2:15 pm and frequent water breaks throughout the afternoon. After the snack break, we will play small games based on the sport we learned in the morning.

What to Bring to Camp

To make the most out of your child’s camp experience, we have a list of items they should bring to camp. In addition, please inform the Program Manager of any special needs or medical condition that your child may have.

What to Bring/Wear:

  • Indoor running shoes
  • Comfortable clothing for physical activity
  • Lunch (see more information see below)
  • Reusable water bottle (no glass)
  • Appropriate clothing and footwear for going outside
  • Sunscreen (see sunscreen policy)
  • Hat
  • Swim suite and towel for Cascades Multi-Sport Camps
  • For camps over 8 yrs. of age a change of clothes for Friday (we may do some water activities outside – weather permitting)

What NOT to bring:

  • Money
  • Electronic devices (video games, iPods, cell phones, cameras)
  • Anything else of value

Sunscreen Policy

Sunscreen will need to be provided by parent/guardian. Please send it in its original container labeled with the camper’s name. Campers will be required to put on their own sunscreen and will not be allowed to share or borrow.

Packing a Lunch

Please provide your child with a nutritious lunch with two or more snacks and plenty of drinks for each day of camp. Refrigeration is not available. We are a nut-free camp! Please do not send nut products with your child as some campers have severe nut allergies and we want to avoid any preventable medical complications. We will also take regular water breaks to stay hydrated during our high energy days, so we ask that all campers have a water bottle with their name on it.

UFV will implement the following safe eating procedures:

  • Participants are not allowed to share or sample food at any time with other campers
  • All children are required to wash their hands before and after eating
  • Ensure all tables and eating surfaces are washed before and after eating using warm soap water

Behaviour Management

We want to make sure that camp is a positive and enjoyable experience for everyone. Our goal is to ensure children develop a passion for physical activity and build their self-esteem and confidence. Program Leaders are dedicated to providing creative age appropriate and innovative programs, and will endeavor to control, monitor and manage behaviour in order ensure all participants are enjoying their experience. Through all activities we will ensure that it is fair play and respect is shown to ourselves and others.

Program Leaders will outline the following expected behaviour to participants, by means of age appropriate messaging:

  • Show respect to all and ensure everyone is enjoy a positive camp experience.
  • Hurtful language and swearing is not acceptable.
  • Aggressive behaviour is not tolerated.
  • Show respect for all personal property and the facilities.
  • Show respect through listening to and follow instructions.

If a conflict arises, we will go through the following protocol:

  1. In a quiet and professional manner, a Program Leader will discuss the situation with the child. The instructor will inform the coordinator about the situation.
  2. If the problem persists, parents will be approached in an attempt to search for a possible solution.
  3. The coordinator may need to take action, and could result in the child being asked to leave the camp.

Cancellations/Refund Policy

All refund requests are subject to a $15 administration fee. Written notice received prior to 14 days of start date (or more) will be eligible for a refund, minus the administration fee. If the refund request is due to a medical reason a doctor’s note may be required for a refund request made with less than 14 days before the first day of camp. If the refund is being requested 13 days or less before the first day of camp and no medical note is provided, a 50% refund will be issued. Once camp has started refunds will be pro-rated and subject to a $15 administration fee. Requests for refunds can be sent to UFV Athletics and Recreation reserves the right to cancel a course for any reason; in this case a full refund will be issued with no administration charge.

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