Families are adjusting to a new normal as schools, daycares, camps, sports teams, and other routine activities are suspended as a result of COVID-19. Caregivers are facing unique challenges, with work life balance taking on new meaning. It is more important than ever to keep connected, and to reach out to one another for support. Here’s how UBC Recreation & Camps can help:

LIVE PLAY & LEARN ONLINE SESSIONS

AT HOME WITH KIDS

SHARING PLAY & LEARN

ADDITIONAL FAMILY RESOURCES 

GET ACTIVE AT HOME

Recorded Play & Learn Sessions

UBC is bringing guided play and learning to your living room! We are offering your family FREE live streamed activity sessions on a variety of topics: art, science, nutrition, drama, wellness, enrichment and more. Sessions are accessible through a smartphone, tablet or laptop, and are designed for children to be able to participate without hands-on involvement from parents/guardians. We know caregivers could use a break!

We have split our guided activities into two broad age categories: ages 6-8 and 9-12. Some sessions will require children to gather materials with the help of their caregivers ahead of the live streamed session (ex. a notebook and pencil, bath towel, balloon, crayons or felt pens, paper clips, etc.). If materials are required, they will be clearly listed in the calendar description below.

At Home with Kids

With children and caregivers living, working and playing in shared spaces, all family members are learning to interact and relate a little differently! Here are our tips for ensuring everyone’s wellbeing:

Caring For Others – Free Online Learning Opportunity

To aid and support members of the UBC community, UBC Recreation and the UBC Aquatic Centre are offering a FREE online course to help participants help others. Join us for the opportunity to learn Psychological First Aid tools to use in your community and at home.

National Lifejacket Day | May 14

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.

Bath Time Fun & Skills

Bath time can be both play time, and an opportunity to build your child’s comfort around water!


How is Your Family Playing & Learning?

Share your story of how your family is playing & learning with @ubccamps and @ubcrec to help others in our community have fun!

    Additional Family Resources

    Family Activities

    UBC Recreation & Camps Live Streaming Partners