Youth Camps

Camps

Camps for all ages, abilities and interests run throughout the year. Check the schedule to see what is available and sign up today.

Camps are a great way to explore a sport, join in and make new friends! Find art, sports and swimming camps perfect for your child. 

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Sport Camps

Wonderland Mountain Biking Camp

  • Ages 9 - 15 yrs

Let’s hit the biking trails and learn new skills, make new friends and have a little fun on the Wonderland Trails. Riders will progress their skills while creating life long memories with new friends. Please bring a water bottle and snack. Drop off and pick-up at the Wonderland Parking Lot located on Quesnel-Hydraulic Road.

The Wonderland Trails are located 10.2km southeast of Quesnel on Quesnel Hydraulic Road. These are multi-use trails for hiking, biking and snowshoeing. There is a parking lot and an information kiosk located at the trailhead.

Explore the Trails in the Quesnel Area

Scooter Camp

  • Ages 8-14yrs

This camp offers children a unique, exciting and engaging scooter riding experience unlike any other. In our camp there will be a strong emphasis on safety and the importance of park etiquette and rules. We start off with an orientation to the parts of their scooters then onto the fun and interesting stuff! Our instructors will work with campers to improve their balance, speed control, flexibility and develop safe falling techniques. There is a low instructor to child ratio for optimal support. Register early to ensure a spot. Children must bring their scooters, a proper skateboarding helmet and other padding as they see fit. 

Youth Pickleball Camps

  •  10-16 yrs

Learn to play the fastest-growing sport in North America and enjoy the benefits of social and physical wellbeing with other youth in the community. Pickleball combines the elements of Badminton, Tennis and Ping-Pong, using a paddle and Wiffle ball. Experienced players will teach the basics of the game and help to build a solid foundation of skills. Join us for a little fun on the courts this summer!

Aquatic Camps

School's Out Pro-D Day Fun

  • Ages 7yrs+

On this Pro-D day join the aquatic staff with dive games, seaweed challenges, water pong, ring toss games and more. Take the day off to splash and play.

 

Aqua Safety Camp

  • Ages 6-8yrs

This is where sink or swim meets safety superheroes. In this powerful jam packed safety program, youth ages 6-8 years will learn how to prevent water-related incidents and provide them with the necessary knowledge and tools when dealing with emergencies. The dry component includes personal safety, drug safety awareness, internet safety, bullying, and harassment. Instructors will take a careful approach with games and activities.

Cooking Creations Camp

  • Ages Kindergarten 5-12yrs

Make new friends while you discover new recipes! This camp is designed to get kids involved in the kitchen. Our team of chefs will be teaching campers how to prepare those school snack favourites to fuel them throughout the day. They will be preparing tasty mini pizza pockets, muffins, refreshing smoothies and more!  No need to send a lunch – we will eat what we make. Bring your swim wear as we will be joining the Aquatic Staff in the pool from 1:00pm – 2:00pm.

Pool Safari

  • Ages 7yrs+

Adventure’s away!  Underwater treasure chest seek and find, exotic animal window paintings, thrill-seeking high dive competitions, lifejacket diaper races, etc. Come and join us for hours of fun with games and prizes before our annual shutdown.

Art Camps

Book a Private Workshop or your next field Trip at the Quesnel Arts and Recreation Art Studio!

Customize your art experience in our Art Studio. We can create a workshop tailored just for you and your family, or build a home learners art course or even field trips for schools, daycares, Guides, Scouts and more! From painting to sculpting, our art studio is a great space to introduce art to your group. Our knowledgeable instructor will educate and engage children in an unforgettable experience. For more information contact Tarin Lefebvre, Program Coordinator at tlefebvre@quesnel.ca or 250-991-4011

Art Attack Camp

  • 6-12 yrs

Get ready for lots of artsy fun as we paint, draw, sketch, design and create the day away. With lots of material to work with, this camp will be filled with opportunities to create and explore different mediums within the art world. Join us for some creative fun in Art Attack!

Colour Me Crazy Camp

  • 8-14 yrs

Join us as we explore the world of creativity and let our imaginations explode onto canvas and other mediums. Friendships are sure to bloom with colour during this day of fantastical art.

Doodles! The art of drawing for kids!

  • 7-14 yrs

Learn all the basics of drawing by using a variety of media and papers. Learn the concepts of line, shading, form, depicting three-dimensional space, texture, composition and perspective by using fun and interactive building block exercises. This program is about teaching the basics to students and helping them express their story on paper. 

Mud Pies

  • 3-6 yrs

Little hands will stay busy while pinching, rolling and squeezing clay. Basic hand-building skills will be utilized as children have fun working and creating unique ceramic pieces. Dress for mess. 

Tie Dye Camp

  • 6–10 yrs

Check this one off the kid’s summer bucket list! Explore the wonderful world of psychedelic colours on fabrics, eat tie dyed s’mores and create a one-of-a-kind acrylic crafts.

Youth Make-a-Mug Pottery Workshop

  • 6-12 yrs

Are you someone that loves hot chocolate and wants to make your own special mug to drink it from? This is the workshop for you and your friends. Create a handmade clay mug in one class... you’ll get to design your own style and shape, and pick out your glaze combo with our wide selection of colours! Mugs will be ready to pick up 2-3 weeks after the class.

Imagination Park Summer Camp

Quesnel Arts and Recreation Centre Summer Camps are filled with activities for children ages Kindergarten – 12 yrs. Enroll in all, or pick a week of fun!

The program will run Monday through Thursday from 9:00 am – 3:30 pm. Each week has an exciting theme ending with the ever-popular Special Event Friday. Friday’s special event times vary according to the event. Parents, please remember to drop off and pick up children at special event locations.

10% off

The full summer camp includes all eight theme weeks and all seven special event Fridays! This program package has a savings of 10%.

Pre and Post-Care

Pre and post-care is available Monday through Thursday. Pre-care is from 8:00am – 9:00am and post-care is from 3:30pm – 5:00pm. An additional fee for these care programs is required and can be added on when registering or after the fact.  

Medication or support

If your child is on any medications for behavior modification, the summer program may not be the time to take him/her off of them. If your child has a support worker for any reason, please provide them for when your child is in the program. Though our staff is highly qualified, they are not support workers or special needs trained professionals. Consult with the Imagination Park Supervisor so we can provide a healthy outcome for your child and all of the other children involved.

Hockey Camp

Cariboo Elite Hockey Camps are dedicated and focus on player skill development through advanced teaching techniques, structured practices and high-performance off-ice training. The coaches are focused on providing leading-edge, top quality hockey instruction in a positive and supportive environment. Cariboo Elite will strengthen skills including skating, stickhandling, passing, shooting and goaltending, and allow your child to play alongside other kids who have the same love of the game. If your child wants to explore their love of hockey or take their ambitions of becoming a pro player further, Cariboo Elite hockey camps are the perfect opportunity. Explore the list of programs available here.

Skills Development - Player

Cariboo Elite Hockey Camps focus on player skill development through advanced teaching techniques, structured practices and high-performance off-ice training. The coaches are focused on providing leading-edge, top quality hockey instruction in a positive and supportive environment. Cariboo Elite will strengthen skills like skating, stickhandling, passing, shooting and goaltending. Allow your child to play alongside other kids who have the same love of the game. If your child wants to explore their love of hockey or take their ambitions of becoming a pro player further, Cariboo Elite Hockey Camps are the perfect opportunity. 

 

Skills Development - Goalie

Are you a goalie that wants to take your skills to the next level? This camp provides goalies the latest in current training techniques and offers a wide range of building blocks that cover the fundamental goaltending skills including body position, proper stance, angles and crease depth, and save technique with rebound control. During this camp you will not only take part in the 60 minute goal tending specific session on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday (Aug 22-25) but you will also join your respected pods for on-ice group work to put your skills to practice (Aug 22-26). This practice will allow you to integrate new knowledge into game/drill situations.

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