Brock summer camps to return with range of options

From the basketball courts to the science labs, Brock University will be bustling with campers once again this summer.

After a two-year hiatus, Brock’s popular in-person summer camps will return to welcome children to pursue their passions in science, the arts, sports and more in a safe and welcoming environment with weeklong camps from July 4 to Sept. 2.

With more than 45 years of camp-hosting experience, the University is one of the largest recreation service providers in the Niagara region. Brock’s camps serve as a resource to the community as well as faculty, staff and students.

Michelle Leone, Program Manager of Brock Recreation, said the return of camps has been eagerly anticipated by everyone involved.

“We hear from families every day about how excited they are to have camps back at Brock,” she said. “Whether children come for basketball, robotics or an art-based camp, they are really connected to our student staff and develop such a sense of community here. They get to pursue their interests, meet other kids who like the same things and have an enthusiastic university student mentor leading the way. We can’t wait to start sharing our campus with young people again.”

All camps will operate under relevant safety guidelines from the University and Niagara Public Health, taking place on Brock’s main campus as well as in the Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts (MIWSFPA) in downtown St. Catharines.

There will a three-week break from camp programming on Brock’s main campus from Aug. 2 to 19 during the Canada Summer Games; however, camps at MIWSFPA will continue during that time.

Running from Monday to Friday between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., the University’s three types of summer camps offer a variety of options for children who have completed Grades 1 to 8.

Options include:

  • Youth University, which offers a creative environment that explores innovation and outdoor education in a variety of areas.
  • Sports and Aquatics Camps, which feature activities in Brock’s aquatics centre as well as multisport options or the chance to complete a junior lifeguard course.
  • Badgers Sport Camps, which welcome students to specialize in specific sports and skill development with Brock varsity athletes.

Brock students, staff and faculty who are registering their children can use the promotional code ‘multi’ to save five per cent.

More information and a link for registration can be found on the Brock University Summer Camps website.

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