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Camps for

Ages 3-12.

Learn more about our camps. 

About Our Camps

Move. Learn. Play

We take pride in being the best early introduction to basketball, movement fundamentals, and fun. It may seem obvious, but social outcomes and fun are the #1 motivating factor to motivate your mini to practice new skills. This is why we double down on delivering a welcoming and pressure-free environment, so the excitement your child feels extends to your driveway or basement hoops!  The small things are the big things, and we are experts in FUN!

 

CAMP DURATION

Full day: 9 am- 4 pm, late pick up 4:30 p.m.

There is no camp day on Good Friday. March 29th.

CAMP LOCATION

LWCC ( 414 Lindenwood Dr W)

CAMPERS AGES:

Our year-round programming caters to minis from 1-9th birthday.  Our camp age is extended to accommodate kids up to the age of 12th birthday, allowing them to learn from our incredible coaches. 

Campers are divided into three age categories, 3-6, 7-9, and 10-12-year-olds. Allowing us to build our camp curriculum that is as age-appropriate as possible and build themes that fit the age and stage of participants. If your child would like to switch age groupings in camp to be with a friend or family member, please let us know at checkout, and we will let you know if we can honour that request. Camp enrollment and the ages of the children will be taken into consideration. 

 

OUR COACHES:

Who are our coaches? Aspiring physiotherapists, education students, early childhood educators, and university athletes, big kids at heart! All have completed our background checks, training, and NCCP Respect in Sport Course. Our spring break camp offers jobs to energized high school seniors who can move, learn, and play with our campers!

 

PARTNERS:

We are a Canada Basketball verified program, insured by Basketball Manitoba, we work with MWSAA when and if possible to adapt programming for mini wheelchair basketball athletes.

 

SCHEDULE:

9:00 AM

  • Sorry, early check-in is not available for spring break camp. 

 

9:00 AM- 10:00 AM 

Basketball Programming 

10:00-10:30 AM

AM Snack and bathroom breaks.

10:30 AM- 12:00 

Move.Learn.Play (MLP) Rec. Programming

12:00-1:00 PM

Lunch

12:30 PM

Pick up for morning half-day campers

1:00-2:30 PM

Basketball Programming 

2:30-3:00 PM

PM Snack

3:00-4:00 PM

MLP Programming

4:00 pm

Pick up for full-day and PM half-day campers

4:30 pm

  • Late pick-up for your convenience.  

  • We have limited staff, and activities are independent, such as colouring, puzzles, playdough, free gym time etc. 

WHAT TO PACK IN THE BACKPACK: 

  • Water bottle 

  • Full-day campers: 2 snacks - Half-day campers: 1 snack.

  • Lunch

  • Sweater 

  • Extra set of clothes (e.g. shorts, t-shirt)

  • Extra pair of socks

  • FULL winter clothing (mitts, toques, neck warmers, snowsuit, etc.)

 

WHAT NOT TO PACK: 

  • Toys from home

  • Electronics

  • Stuffed animals from home

  • Sentimental items that can be lost or damaged

*Please set these expectations in advance

Half-day Campers: Are exposed to one basketball block and one move, learn, play (MLP) block.  Full-day campers receive 2.5 hours of basketball instruction and 2.5 hours of MLP.

 

Outdoor Time: We will go outside if the weather permits. Expect your mini to play outside if it is under -25 with the windchill, and please provide them with the correct winter wear.

 

Whole Child: Engagement is the name of the game, we believe in structured unstructured play.  Your mini will be exposed to rules and instructions, as well as low-organized games, multi-sport time, crafts, fun, and social time. Our programming is designed to engage the whole child.

Rule of two: Campers must be fully potty trained and able to use the bathroom independently. Camp coaches do not enter bathrooms alone with children and will only assist and supervise handwashing with doors open.

Additional Costs: 

Late Fees

  • There is a $1 a-minute late charge for late pick-ups, invoiced to your Uplifter account.

Emergency Lunches

  • If campers forget lunch, an emergency lunch can be provided at an additional charge, charged to your Uplifter account.

  • We have complimentary emergency nut-free granola bars if campers forget a snack.

Lunches/Snacks: 

  • We do not refrigerate and/or microwave food. Please use ice packs as needed.

  • We cannot guarantee an allergen-free environment but do advertise the allergens to parents in advance via e-mail and our staff diligently monitors lunches for known allergens.

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