Activities to suit all ages on Okanagan campus this summer
Need something to do this summer? UBC summer camps this year include revitalizing yoga retreats for adults, and exciting sports camps and engineering camps for youth.
A new offering lets you revitalize your mental and spiritual self at one of the upcoming yoga retreats hosted by UBC’s Okanagan campus.
From June 6 to 8, take part in a two-day getaway Shanti Yoga Retreat for Relaxation and Stress Relief. During this retreat, participants will engage in yoga practices specifically tailored to dissolve stress. They will also gain essential strategies to befriend stress and find ease in daily life through enlightening presentations by forefront researchers and change-makers in the areas of stress, mindfulness, and meditation.
“Set in the quiet comfort of UBC’s scenic Okanagan campus, the Shanti weekend retreat offers a uniquely relaxing opportunity to better understand your relationship to stress and start anew,” says Heather Corliss, Campus Recreation fitness coordinator. “You will leave this retreat refreshed and confident about your ability to deal with life stresses.”
The Shanti Yoga retreat includes four yoga sessions for all levels, three talks with stress and mindfulness UBC experts, two healthy lunches, and a restorative yoga session with hot stones.
A five-day Sthira-Sukham Yoga Retreat for Healthy Posture and Core Strength will be held July 13 to 18 at UBC’s Okanagan campus. This getaway is for those looking to improve posture, decrease back pain and discomfort, and increase knowledge and development of core strength. It includes eight yoga and meditation sessions, healthy lunches, restorative yoga with hot stones, silent hiking and yoga, biking, paddleboard yoga, an optional wine tour in Lake Country, and experiential lectures on topics ranging from healthy posture and core strength to stress and soft tissue care.
“Participants can expect to leave feeling taller, energized, and equipped with a better understanding of strategies to keep improving their own posture and core strength,” says Corliss.
Both the weekend and week-long yoga retreats will be taught by Myriam Webb, registered yoga teacher. Webb’s practice promotes self-understanding, intuition, and transformation from the inside out through mindful movement and breath work.
For details and to register for yoga retreats, visit www.camprec.ca
Sports camps for kids and teens
UBC Okanagan Athletics and Recreation invites both kids and teens to join their nationally recognized varsity coaches, along with top student athletes, in attending a fun-filled week of skill development and game tactics in the sport of your choice. Camps offer an inclusive learning environment with a strong focus on team play and sportsmanship.
There are camps for adventure and leadership, junior and senior girls and boys basketball, soccer, and volleyball, as well as rugby for Grades 7 to 9, running throughout July and August.
For details and online registration for Heat summer camps, visit www.goheat.ca/camps
GEERing Up! returns to Kelowna for another action-packed week-long summer day camp. The camp will offer a dynamic mix of science, engineering and technology demonstrations, hands-on projects, design competitions, and labs.
New this year is a Girls Only! week on the Okanagan campus, and room for more boys and girls in co-ed camp.
- July 21 to 25
- July 28 to Aug. 1
Girls Only! Week
For details and registration for High School Outreach camps, visit: www.geeringup.apsc.ubc.ca/camps-2/kelowna-camp
- July 13 to 18
MasterMinds High School Camp
(Vancouver campus, with overnight package for Okanagan participants)
Details and registration at: www.geeringup.apsc.ubc.ca/highschool/masterminds
Accommodation in UBC’s on-campus apartments is available. Information can be found at: okanagan.ubcconferences.com