Day camps for kids

Day camps for kids

‌Trade up kids camps

For information and questions, call 604-847-5451

Real Cooking for Kids

Under the supervision of a Red Seal Chef, learn how to help out at home with food preparation and entertaining. Wow your friends and parents with simple menus and great execution. Bring a light, healthy lunch and a water bottle. Snack provided.

Chilliwack — Trades and Technology Centre
Ages 8–12: 40130, 5 sessions, Mon–Fri, 9 am–1 pm, $295. Jul 8–12, 2019 — FULL (waitlist only)
Ages 12–16: 40159, 5 sessions, Mon–Fri, 9 am–1 pm, $295. Jul 15–19, 2019 4 seats available

Real Baking for Kids

Under the supervision of a Red Seal Chef, receive a crash course on some simple and not-so-simple baked goods that will fill your belly and impress your family. Bring light healthy lunch and water bottle. Snack provided.

Chilliwack — Trades and Technology Centre
Ages 8–12: 40131, 5 sessions, Mon–Fri, 9 am–1 pm, $295. Jul 22–26, 2019 — FULL (waitlist only)
Ages 12–16: 40160, 5 sessions, Mon -Fri, 9 am–1 pm, $295. Jul 29–Aug 2, 2019 — FULL (waitlist only)

Jewelry Making and Entrepreneurship

Learn to create your own jewelry pieces using wire and beading techniques. Then package and market them. Taught by Carla Swope, who got her start as a jeweler and artist by making and selling her pieces to teachers, friends, and family.

Chilliwack — Trades and Technology Centre
Ages 10–14:
(40183) 5 sessions, Mon–Fri, 1–3pm, $149. Jul 22–26, 2019 4 seats available

Basic Woodworking

Learn shop safety and get a full introduction to basic hand and power tools. Assemble cool wood projects, using simple techniques and tools, and enjoy the pleasure of building with your hands.

Chilliwack — Trades and Technology Centre
Ages 10–14: (40181) 5 sessions, Mon–Fri, 12:30–4:30pm, $245. Jul 15–19, 2019 — FULL (waitlist only)

Registration for Trades up kid camps is now open. Fill out the online application form‌.

UFV Science Rocks! Summer Camps

Science Rocks! Summer camps

Send your kid to university this summer!  

Designed especially for Grades 4, 5, and 6 (campers going into Grade 4 or 7 are eligible), UFV’s Science Rocks! camps are fun and an awesome learning opportunity for your kids.

Each camp week is different: kids get to learn something new, see real science labs, play outside, and experiment with fun activities that explore physics, biology, chemistry, mathematics, and computer science. Some camps also include geography and kinesiology activities.

CAMP 1 (Abbotsford)
JULY 2–5: Patterns, Puzzles, & Pedigrees!
Each day, one or two of the activities will focus on math, mystery, and genetics! Partially supported by a grant from the Canadian Mathematical Society.

CAMP 2 (Abbotsford)
JULY 8–12: Turbo Power!
Each day will include one or two activities focusing on the theme of speed, flight, power, forces, and energy!

CAMP 3 (Abbotsford)
JULY 15–19: Light 'em Up!
Each day one or two of the activities will focus on things that glow, interesting behaviours of fire and light or even safe explosions!

CAMP 4 (Chilliwack)
JULY 29–AUGUST 2: Light 'em Up!
Each day one or two of the activities will focus on things that glow, interesting behaviours of fire and light or even safe explosions!

CAMP 5 (Chilliwack)
AUGUST 6-9: Patterns, Puzzles, & Pedigrees!
Each day, one or two of the activities will focus on math, mystery, and genetics! Partially supported by a grant from the Canadian Mathematical Society.

CAMP 6 (Chilliwack)
AUGUST 12–16: Turbo Power!
Each day will include one or two activities focusing on the theme of speed, flight, power, forces, and energy!

More info and registration


Robin Endelman, Co-ordinator
UFV Faculty of Science
Phone: 1-888-504-7441, ext 4779
Email: sciencerocks@ufv.ca 

UFV Think Fun Summer Camps

Thinking Playground camps

Thinking Playground camps are hands-on, activity-based camps for curious and creative kids. In each camp, children play games, explore, and engage in fun projects that encourage them to inquire, think, and problem-solve together. The camps are both educational and fun for campers from age 6 to 13.

The University of the Fraser Valley, the Department of Philosophy, College of Arts and the Vancouver Institute of Philosophy for Children (www.vip4c.ca) are joining energies to bring "fun" and "thinking" to youngsters in the Fraser Valley by putting on camps for each of the two weeks with carefully crafted cirriculums and a unique pedagogical approach. 

Camp days are from 9:00am to 4:00pm. CHildren may be dropped off between 8:30am-9:00am and picked up between 4:00pm-4:30pm.

CAMP 1
JULY 8-12, Curious Critters ages 6-9
Each day will include a new exploration of the natural world through games and exploration.

CAMP 2
JULY 8-12, Android Agents ages 10-13
Campers will learn about AI and consider the philosphy behind it, including an exploration of designing robot friends through scavenger hunts, immersive board games, AI painting and more.

CAMP 3
JULY 15-19, Thought Bots ages 6-9
Live a week on a robot campus! Explore everything robot-related with scavenger hunts, sketches, exciting robot games, and more.

CAMP 4
JULY 15-19, Animal Whisperers ages 10-13
Campers will participate in a variety of indoor and outdoor activities as they learn about the animal world.

Get more details about each camp on UFV Philosophy's Thinking Playground website

Register for Thinking Playground camps

Cascades Campus Recreation Camp

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.

Camp days are from 9:00am to 4:00pm. Children may be dropped off between 8:30am-9:00am and picked up between 4:00pm-4:30pm.

CAMP 1 (Abbotsford)
JULY 2-5, Active FUNdamentals ages 6-8
During this week, your child will work on developing fundamental movement and motor skills like running, throwing, catching and kicking. *Children must have completed Kindergarten in order to attend our summer camp.

CAMP 2 (Abbotsford)
JULY 22-26, Active FUNdamentals ages 9-12
During this week, your child will work on developing fundamental movement and motor skills like running, throwing, catching and kicking.

CAMP 3 (Abbotsford)
JULY 8-12, Cascades Multi-Sports Camp ages 8-10
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!

CAMP 4 (Abbotsford)
JULY 15-19, Cascades Multi-Sports Camp ages 11-13
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!

CAMP 5 (Chilliwack)
JULY 29-August 2, Explore UFV ages 9-12
Learn how the body reacts to healthy lifestyle choices in the Kinesiology Lab, make smoothies in the Culinary kitchen, and learn about growing vegetables with the Faculty of Agriculture!

CAMP 6 (Chilliwack)
August 6-9, Explore UFV ages 6-8
Learn how the body reacts to healthy lifestyle choices in the Kinesiology Lab, make smoothies in the Culinary kitchen, and learn about growing vegetables with the Faculty of Agriculture!

Cascades Sport Specific Camps

Camp 7 (Abbotsford)
August 6-9, Girls & Boys Basketball Camp grades 1-5, 9:00am-12:00pm
Under the guidance of the UFV women's basketball team, learn the game of basketball in a fun and positive environment. Camp will be aged based teaching of the game.

Camp 8 (Abbotsford)
August 6-9, Girls & Boys Basketball Camp grades 6-9, 1:00-4:00pm
Under the guidance of the UFV women's basketball team, learn the game of basketball in a fun and positive environment. Camp will be aged based teaching of the game.

Camp 9 (Abbotsford)
August 12-16,  Boys Basketball Camp grades 7-9,  9:00am-12:00pm
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.

Camp 10 (Abbotsford)
August 12-16,  Co-ed Wrestling Camp grades 6-9,  1:00pm-4:00pm
Join Concordia University former wrestlers and certified Mid Valley wrestling coaches from Talhan Training to learn fundamental movements, wrestling skills and techniques.

Camp 11 (Abbotsford)
August 19-23, Girls Volleyball Camp grades 5-6, 9:00am-12:00pm
Join the UFV Cascades women's volleyball team for a week of skill development in a fun and positive learning environment!

Camp 12 (Abbotsford)
August 19-23, Girls Volleyball Camp grades 7-8, 1:00-4:00pm
Join the UFV Cascades women's volleyball team for a week of skill development in a fun and positive learning environment!

Camp 13 (Abbotsford)
August 19-22, Girls Volleyball Camp grades 9-12, 6:00-9:00pm
Join the UFV Cascades women's volleyball team for a week of skill development in a fun and positive learning environment!

More info and registration

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