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.


Announcements & Updates

Registration for our 2022 Fall Term (September- December) is open now!


Click here to view our Fall brochure with schedule overview and pricing!


Direct registration and all details are also available in our Online Calendar


To be prepared to register:


If you have questions please don’t hesitate to contact us at or by phone at 604-822-0207

Hello Active Kids Families and Friends,


All Active Kids programs meet the current PHO guidelines and restrictions, and are scheduled to operate as normal for the Winter and Spring 2022 terms. Additional details can be found on the PHO website. Active Kids program specific details including refunds  / withdrawals can be found on our website here.


Mask Mandates

As per the recent provincial health order update on Thurs Mar 10:

  • On Fri Mar 11th the provincial mask mandate requiring masks to be worn in public indoor spaces has been lifted
  • In April, UBC announced that it was requiring masks to be worn in public indoor spaces until June 30. Since that time, public health data has indicated that BC has passed the 6th wave of the pandemic
  • UBC will no longer require masks to be worn in public indoor spaces on both campuses, as of June 30, 2022.
  • Learn more about the UBC COVID-19 Campus Rules at


Vaccine Passport Checks

As per the recent provincial health order update on Thurs Mar 10:

  • Until April 7th, for those 19 years and older, we will continue to require proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 in order to be permitted into Active Kids programs.  This will be done via a visual inspection of your BC Vaccine Card and verifying your BC ID card. Get your BC Vaccine Card here
  • Beginning April 8, the vaccination passport will no longer be required



Please also be reminded that currently we are not allowing spectators inside the gymnastics gym.


Thank you all for your ongoing support and cooperation. Please stay safe!

We’ve transitioned to a new online registration system.


Who needs a new account?

All current and new clients and families MUST CREATE AN ACCOUNT IN ORDER TO REGISTER for any Active Kids program or service. This includes all UBC staff, faculty, or members of the general public. You will require a new account for both online registration and over the phone registration.


Dear Parents and Families,


In March 2020 most Active Kids programs were cancelled approx. 3 weeks prior to their scheduled completion date, due to COVID. Many of you have already inquired and received either a pro-rated refund or credit for the classes that were cancelled.


If you have not yet received a credit or refund please be advised that effective Mar 1 2021 refunds will no longer be offered, no exceptions.


If you believe that you are still owed a refund or credit, please:

  • send an email to and indicate your child's name and the class they attended
  • we will then verify the information and offer either a credit or a refund
  • to receive the refund or credit you will have to first Create an Online Account in our New Online Registration System
  • all refunds will be issued by cheque and may take 4-6 weeks to process


We must receive your request prior to Mon March 1, 2021 in order to get a refund. Any requests received after this date will only be offered account credits which can be used for future programs and services.


If you have any questions please contact us before Mon Mar 1, 2021.


Kind Regards and Stay Safe,


UBC Active Kids





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, while supporting academic learning, research, and strategic initiatives for the School.


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.


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, Academic Learning, Research.



Annual Reports

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


2018 / 2019