media release

Summer IS coming – SFU camps are ready

June 28, 2011

Sue Armitage, 778.782.5434;
Marianne Meadahl, PAMR, 778.782.3210/9017;
Camp information line: 778.782.4965;

As the school year wraps up, Simon Fraser University’s Burnaby and Surrey campuses are rolling out a wide variety of summer camps that run through July and August.

Youths from five to 16 years of age can spend their mornings, afternoons, or the whole day in sports, aquatics or even educational camps such as mini-university, Science Al!ve and leadership training, to name just a few.

New this year are hockey camps – one for skill development and another for pre-season conditioning – run by the SFU mens’ hockey team, BCIHL champions for the past two years. The sessions will run at the Burnaby Lake arena.

Also new, a pair of aquatic camps, Under the Sea and H2O Wonders for younger kids, water safety instructor classes and a slate of Red Cross swimming lessons for all ages.

A new “GLEE” camp will have kids singing and choreographing to their hearts’ content.

And off campus, an outdoor adventure camp takes 11-14 year-olds kayaking and windsurfing at Jericho Beach and rock climbing in Squamish. Golf camps will run in both Coquitlam and Surrey.

Meanwhile at SFU Surrey kids from 11-15 years of age can learn Punjabi through games, moves, songs and dances at a week long Punjabi camp, which runs July 18-22. It’s designed to give kids a fun language experience that is integrated with various cultural activities.

Kids can also learn to make their own movies and video games and learn about animation at a trio of other camps at the Surrey campus. Science Al!ve camps also run in Surrey and Burnaby.

SFU recreation manager Sue Armitage says enrolment at the camps – which bring nearly 5,000 young campers to the Burnaby campus every summer – is on par with other years and spaces are filling up fast.

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