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UPDATE: UBC Camps

Due to precautionary measures against COVID-19, the UBC Camps office is temporarily closed.

For all inquiries, please contact us at ubc.camps@ubc.ca.

As UBC Camps continues to plan and adapt its operations in response to COVID-19, we have several important updates to share:

  • Camps programs for the week of June 29 – July 3 are cancelled
  • All remaining summer camps programs are being reviewed, re-designed, and re-scheduled
  • Suspension of registration for summer camps until an expected mid-June update

Although we understand that this may cause some inconvenience to families. UBC Camps is working on a redesign and reschedule of all camp programs that meet guidelines from health authorities.

Read more about withdrawals and refund for camp programs as well as details about what changes to expect for summer camps.

camps.ubc.ca

UBC Rec: Return to Activity Survey

UBC Athletics & Recreation is working on a plan to safely re-open our sport facilities and re-start our programs. We are working through modifications and new practices that will adhere to the guidelines and recommendations of local health authorities. Although we do not have a precise timeline, we expect that we will re-open through a phased approach that provides recreation opportunities while enacting the appropriate precautions.As we plan for these different stages of re-opening, we would like to hear from you about your preferences, expectations, and comfort about participating in recreation activities.

Please complete a short survey to help inform our re-opening plan.

Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) & UBC Recreation’s Response

Last updated 9:58 am May 13, 2020

UBC Athletics & Recreation will continue to close its facilities indefinitely and all organized programs are suspended through June 30, 2020 as precautionary measures against COVID-19.

This shutdown will continue to apply to all varsity sports, recreation and public use.

The following facilities are closed for all activities, including rentals:

  • Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre
  • John M.S. Lecky UBC Boathouse
  • Student Recreation Centre
  • ARC & BirdCoop Fitness Centres & Studios
  • UBC Aquatic Centre
  • UBC Tennis Centre
  • UBC Baseball Rose Indoor Training Centre & Baseball Stadium
  • Thunderbird Park
  • War Memorial Gymnasium
  • Gerald McGavin Rugby Pavilion

Due to the current conditions with COVID-19, UBC Camps is cancelling its camps for the weeks of June 15-19 and June 22-26. We regret that we are unable to provide this experience for campers and understand that this may cause some inconvenience to families. Read more about withdrawals and refund for camp programs scheduled during this period.

UBC Camps is working on plans to allow some summer camps beginning after June 29 to run that meet guidelines from the Province of B.C. Adjustments to the camps programs may include cancellations or modifications to ensure a safe environment. Some camps and programming for youth may also be delivered in alternate formats. We are working diligently and expect to provide a full update in the upcoming weeks.

Please note, individuals with expiring locker rentals will not be required to vacate them during this extended closure. An automatic extension will be provided to all locker rentals until August 31, 2020.

If you require access to remove items from your locker, please contact info.recreation@ubc.ca.

Credits & Refunds for Cancelled Programs & Memberships

UBC Athletics & Recreation is also reviewing refunds and credits to anyone registered for classes, memberships, and rentals during this period. Communication about refunds and credits will be communicated to affected individuals via email.

UBC Athletics & Recreation will continue to monitor the situation and follow the guidance of health authorities to ensure appropriate procedures are in place to protect all involved in our community. Members and guests will be informed of updates to our operations as soon as they become available.

We recognize this decision may disappoint some of our community and we look forward to re-opening our facilities and seeing all of you again as soon as possible.

National Lifejacket Day | May 14

Wearing a Lifejacket Saves Lives!

May 14th is National Lifejacket Day! This annual campaign is put on by the Canadian Red Cross, and aims to encourage and promote the use of lifejackets and personal floatation devices (PFDs) when on or near the water. With summer coming up, with more of us being near the water, always be prepared and stay safe.

Did you know…

  • 64% of drownings in British Columbia occurred between May & September.
  • 33% of those were boating related drownings.
  • 85% of boating related drownings were not wearing a lifejacket or PFD.
  • 77% of all drownings were male.

 

Before you get out on the water this summer, check your lifejacket or PFD:

  • Is it approved by the Ministry of Transportation or Department of Transportation?
  • Will it support the person wearing it? Does it keep your head above water?
  • Are all the snaps, belts, ties, tapes and/or zippers in good condition?
  • Is it easy to put on and take off? Can you swim and maneuver easily in the water?
  • Can you move your arms freely, and does it let you bend at the waist?
  • Can you see the ground at your feet and walk over obstacles easily?
  • Have you attached a whistle to your flotation device?


Post a photo of yourself on Instagram or Facebook in your lifejacket or PFD using the hashtag #lifejacketday, and tag @ubcrec, to be featured on our social media AND be entered into a prize draw for free swim passes to the UBC Aquatic Centre!



Locker Access to ARC, SRC, & Aquatic Centre

UBC Athletics & Recreation will continue to close its facilities indefinitely and all programs remain suspended through May 30, 2020 as precautionary measures against COVID-19. Please note, individuals with expiring locker rentals will not be required to vacate them during this extended closure.

If you require access to remove items from your locker there will be opportunities for restricted access during the following times:

ARC & SRC Lockers
  • April 1 | 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
  • April 3 | 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
  • April 6 | 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
  • April 8 | 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

UBC Aquatic Centre Lockers
  • April 6 | 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
  • April 8 | 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

UBC Athletics & Recreation will continue to monitor the situation and follow the guidance of health authorities to ensure appropriate procedures are in place to protect all involved in our community.

Members and guests will be informed of updates to our operations as soon as they become available.

For updates on the status of all recreation programming and activities please visit here.

We thank you for your patience and continued support during this challenging time and we look forward to re-opening our facilities and seeing all of you again.

UBC Athletics & Recreation

Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) & UBC Recreation’s Response

UBC Athletics & Recreation will continue to close its facilities indefinitely and all programs are suspended through May 30, 2020 as precautionary measures against COVID-19.

This shutdown will continue to apply to all varsity sports, recreation and public use.

The following facilities are closed for all activities, including rentals:

  • Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre
  • John M.S. Lecky UBC Boathouse
  • Student Recreation Centre
  • ARC & BirdCoop Fitness Centres & Studios
  • UBC Aquatic Centre
  • UBC Tennis Centre
  • UBC Baseball Rose Indoor Training Centre & Baseball Stadium
  • Thunderbird Park
  • War Memorial Gymnasium
  • Gerald McGavin Rugby Pavilion
SRC, ARC, & Aquatic Centre Locker Rentals

Arrangements are currently being made to provide access to lockers for the retrieval of items. An email will be sent to communicate dates and times available for access.

Credits & Refunds for Cancelled Programs & Memberships

UBC Athletics & Recreation is also reviewing refunds and credits to anyone registered for classes, memberships, and rentals during this period. Communication about refunds and credits will be communicated to affected individuals via email.

UBC Athletics & Recreation will continue to monitor the situation and follow the guidance of health authorities to ensure appropriate procedures are in place to protect all involved in our community. Members and guests will be informed of updates to our operations as soon as they become available.

We recognize this decision may disappoint some of our community and we look forward to re-opening our facilities and seeing all of you again as soon as possible.

CLOSED/CANCELLED: All Sport Facilities, Programs, & Camps through June 30

UBC Athletics & Recreation will continue to close its facilities indefinitely and all programs are suspended through June 30, 2020 as precautionary measures against COVID-19.

This shutdown will continue to apply to all varsity sports, recreation and public use.

The following facilities are closed for all activities, including rentals:

  • Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre
  • John M.S. Lecky UBC Boathouse
  • Student Recreation Centre
  • ARC & BirdCoop Fitness Centres & Studios
  • UBC Aquatic Centre
  • UBC Tennis Centre
  • UBC Baseball Rose Indoor Training Centre & Baseball Stadium
  • Thunderbird Park
  • War Memorial Gymnasium
  • Gerald McGavin Rugby Pavilion
SRC, ARC, & Aquatic Centre Locker Rentals

Arrangements are currently being made to provide access to lockers for the retrieval of items. An email will be sent to communicate dates and times available for access.

Credits & Refunds for Cancelled Programs & Memberships

UBC Athletics & Recreation is also reviewing refunds and credits to anyone registered for classes, memberships, and rentals during this period. Communication about refunds and credits will be communicated to affected individuals via email.

UBC Athletics & Recreation will continue to monitor the situation and follow the guidance of health authorities to ensure appropriate procedures are in place to protect all involved in our community. Members and guests will be informed of updates to our operations as soon as they become available.

We recognize this decision may disappoint some of our community and we look forward to re-opening our facilities and seeing all of you again as soon as possible.

Locker access: Facility Closure (Mar 17 – April 5)

Further to the closure announcement made late Monday March 16, those users of the UBC Aquatic Centre who have long-term rental lockers are advised that they will have two occasions to access their lockers and remove their items.

  • Tuesday March 17 | 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • Thursday March 19 | 1:00 pm – 4:00pm

To access your locker at the UBC Aquatic Centre, please call 604.822.4501 upon arrival.

We apologize for the inconvenience however thank you in advance for your patience and understanding.