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 is OPEN for all  Gymnastics Summer Camps and Classes (July-Aug) 


This year there will be very limited spots due to our covid safety plan protocols, so please plan ahead. We are strongly encouraging contactless registration this term due to limited office hours. We cannot guarantee that over the phone registration will be available. In order to register online please:


  1. Visit our Parent FAQ page and read our COVID 19 Safety plan. It contains critical information you will need to know about the about changes you will encounter this term
  2. View and and search for all program details in our New Online Calender, OR visit our Gymnastics Classes page and/or our Camps page
  3. Create an Online Account in our NEW Online Registration System. Please be sure your account is active and you can login prior to registration day


UBC Active Kids

Cardiovascular response to respiratory muscle loading: Effect of menopausal status in women

We are recruiting a group of healthy young and older, men and women for a study investigating the blood pressure and heart rate response to respiratory work. We aim to see the effects of menopausal status on the cardiovascular response. More details and information about eligibility is available here.. If you have any questions or are interested please contact Michael Leahy for more information:

We are happy to announce that working in collaboration with Vancouver Coastal Health, all Active Kids staff and volunteers are now eligible to receive a Covid 19 vaccination.

This process has begun and is being implemented throughout the Spring term. This increased level of safety will hopefully provide even greater peace of mind for our entire community. Thank you for your continued commitment to being safe with us and participating in our programs

Dear Parents and Families,


The Provincial Health Order and restrictions currently allow children's indoor and outdoor sports to operate within specific guidelines.


The Active Kids Covid 19 Safety Plan has been reviewed and is approved by the Vancouver Coastal Health Authority.


Active Kids is continuing to offer it's regularly scheduled classes. If this changes, we will notify you directly. Until then please assume your classes are running.


Please also be reminded of the significant physical distancing and safety protocols in effect including:

  • if you are feeling sick DO NOT come to class and complete the BC COVID Self-Assessment Tool, then contact us
  • facility access is restricted to staff and participants
  • no competition against other teams, no travel, and we do not allow spectators
  • small class sizes / cohorts who only participate with one another
  • participants practice isolated skills
  • physical distance markers and barriers are in effect
  • enforcement of social distancing, particularly through station based equipment design and use
  • 1 person per apparatus, then hands are sanitized
  • we are pre-screening participants prior to each visit
  • significantly enhanced cleaning protocols before, during, and after every class


Active Kids will continue to monitor and adjust program access in order to maintain safety standards and provincial guidelines. Please visit our website regularly for the latest information, as well as our covid specific program information for parents.


Thank you for your ongoing support, and please stay safe.


UBC Active Kids

In preparation for the launch of our Winter 2021 programs 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.


When do I need to create my account?

Right Away! To register this January 2021, you must have an active account.


Are you still owed a credit from the Winter 2020 term?

If so, it is very important that you create your account then complete this survey. We will require this information in order to process your credit.


*As of March 31 2021, we will no longer be providing refunds or credits from the Winter 2020 term.


Are you are an Excel Gymnastics or Trampoline and Tumble participant?

If so, it is very important that you create your account then complete this survey. We will require this information in order to place a pass on your account that provides access to register for an Excel or Tramp and Tumble program. This survey must be completed prior to Sun Jan 3 at 11:59pm.

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.


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.



Annual Reports

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


2018 / 2019