Active Kids

Home of Active Kids Gymnastics, Sport, Physical Literacy, and Community Engagement

The Active Kids Program is an Outreach program of the UBC School of Kinesiology. We provide recreational gymnastics, sport, and physical activity classes to individuals and communities of all ages and levels of ability. Our philosophy emphasizes fun, inclusive, developmentally appropriate, organized, safe, purposeful, and active movement experiences. We encourage physical literacy development and sport-specific skill acquisition, and promote lifelong participation in physical activity.

Vision

Be a recognized UBC leader and a signature program of the School of Kinesiology for engaging with diverse communities through evidence based physical activity programming for children and youth, and for developing rich experiential learning opportunities for Kinesiology students.

Mission

Develop and deliver exceptional evidence based physical activity programs. Programs are focused on positive sport experiences, physical literacy development, and empowering children and youth to be healthy and physically active for life. UBC students gain valuable professional career experience, access to leadership and training resources, and practical application experience enhancing their academic pursuits.

Values

Community, Student Development, Physical Literacy, Skill Development, Health and Wellbeing, Collaboration, Mentorship and Leadership, Experiential Learning, Professional Development, Diversity, Respect, Inclusivity, Knowledge Translation, Fun, Safety, Positive Physical Activity Experience.

 

Subject: UBC Active Kids COVID-19 Update- Winter Term Programs Cancelled

 

Dear Parents and Families,

 

Thank you for your continued patience as we monitor the situation with respect to COVID-19.

 

Currently, there are still no presumptive or confirmed cases of COVID-19 on the UBC campus.

 

The safety of our community including children, parents, partners, students, and staff continues to be our utmost priority. As such, UBC Active Kids has decided to increase the level of our preventative measures by taking the following precaution:

 

All weekly gymnastics and multiport programs are being cancelled for the remainder of the Winter term which was scheduled to end on Sun April 5th. This includes:

  • Gymnastics Classes
  • Multisport Classes
  • Partner Programs at Wesbrook and the Musqueam community centers
  • Gymnastics Drop-In Classes
  • Private Lessons
  • Group and School Bookings
  • Birthday Parties
  • Gymnastics Gym Rentals

 

We will be offering all clients a prorated credit or refund. You will be contacted directly over the next two weeks to finalize this process.

 

Registration for all Spring Classes and Summer Camps has been delayed until Tues April 14th, 2020. Please visit our program specific pages for more information and regular updates on program schedules moving forward. And please feel free to contact us directly at 604-822-0207 or kin.outreach@ubc.ca.

 

On behalf of our coaches and management team, we wish everyone a safe and healthy end of term.

 

2020 Spring Program Registration:

  • Registration will open on Tues April 14th, 2020
  • To Register

2020 Summer Camp and Program Registration:

  • Registration will open on Tues April 14, 2020 for:
    • Full Day Camp
    • Half Day Camp
    • Weekly Classes
    • Birthday Parties
  • To Register

Programs

Find information about our community partner programs such as soccer, basketball, and multisport / physical literacy. Or, are you interested in a custom physical activity program for your community, group, or school?

Find out more here

Active Kids offers a wide range of recreational and advanced gymnastics programs, classes, birthday parties, camps, bookings, and special events. Find out more on the following pages:

This page contains all you need to get your child active and involved in our programs such as information about Waivers/Consent Forms, Code of Conduct, Refund Policies, Missed classes, Discounts, and more. We also post opportunities on how to get your child involved as a participant in research studies, as well as share articles and research that may be useful for all parents.

Find out more here

Discover how Active Kids collaborates with Kinesiology undergraduate courses to enhance students' academic experience and provide experiential learning opportunities. Using our vast community network of families and partners, we also offer research participant recruitment support for grad students and Faculty Members. Find out more on our:

Academic Collaboration and Research Support page

Active Kids is always looking for enthusiastic students who want to become part of our team! We offer a variety of roles, amazing job perks, and in some cases no experience is necessary. Learn more by checking out our:

Student Engagement, Employment, Volunteer, and Training Opportunities page

 

Annual Reports

To learn more about Active Kids please view our annual reports below:

2017

2018 / 2019

 

Contact Us

Register Online

604-822-0207

kin.outreach@ubc.ca

Osborne Centre, 6108 Thunderbird Blvd.
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z3
Monday – Friday
8:45am to 4:15pm