Whether children want to spend the summer immersed in science, enhancing their sports skills or honing their creativity, Brock has a camp to meet their needs.
The University’s activity-specific camps offer the ultimate combination of fun and learning during July and August.
They have become a popular choice for parents looking to engage their children in outside-the-box learning activities during the summer break, said Michelle Leone, Program Manager, Youth Programs.
At the heart of these camps are Brock University students, who are selected for their drive to make a difference in kids’ lives, contagious enthusiasm and expertise in their respective field of study.
“Our Brock student instructors are what sets us apart,” said Leone. “They are compassionate, enthusiastic and eager to share their love of Brock with the young people of Niagara. They come from Faculties across the University and inspire our campers to see themselves as university students one day.”
Brock Youth University camps are crafted by professional educators who employ emerging trends and the latest methods of teaching in their curriculum.
The camps run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on a week-by-week schedule from July 2 to Aug. 30.
Campers participate in hands-on experiences related to their chosen camp, while also partaking in recreational activities such as climbing the 30-foot challenge course or swimming in the Brock pool.
In addition to favourites such as robotics, game design and science, Brock offers an array of sport and art camps.
For children who’ve completed senior kindergarten to Grade 6, art camps are held at Rodman Hall Art Centre. Participants explore artwork and techniques from all over the world such as ancient and medieval arts to the classics and surrealism of the 20th century.
Athletes in Grades 1 to 12 looking to sharpen their skills can sign up for Badgers Sport Camps. These sport-specific camps are designed to inspire and train young athletes to rise to the next level in basketball, hockey, volleyball, soccer, golf, baseball, fencing, rowing and cheerleading.
Teenagers can enrol in Leaders in Training camps and also receive a certificate for 30 hours of volunteer service.
Brock’s three types of summer camps include:
Badgers Sport Camps (Grades 1 to 8): Including athletic activities such as floor hockey, basketball, volleyball, handball and racquet sports. Afternoons are dedicated to outdoor recreation and swimming.
Sports and Aquatics Camp (Grades 1 to 8): Featuring activities in Brock’s aquatics centre with diving, lifeguarding, aqua-sport or synchronized swimming lessons. While also fun-filled, this camp is focused on technical improvement.
Youth University (Grades 2 to 8): A creative environment that explores invention and outdoor education. Campers will dive into the Makerspace and get creative with art. Afternoons include outdoor recreation and swimming.
Rodman Hall Art Camps (senior kindergarten to Grade 6): Camps at Rodman Hall introduce developing artists to methods such as painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture and mixed media.
To register, visit brocku.ca/kids. For help with online registration, phone 905-688-5550 x4060 or visit the Walker Sports Complex Welcome Desk.