UTown@UBC Youth Fit

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Please note that Youth Fit is cancelled for 2016. For more great youth-oriented programming in our UBC community, check out the Outdoor Adventure Club! 

We love working with other departments to bring great programs to the UTown@UBC community! UTown@UBC Youth Fit, an initiative offered jointly by Campus + Community Planning, Student Housing and Hospitality Services (SHHS), the UNA, and the UBC School of Kinesiology, is a great example of how working together, we can build community on campus!

UTown@UBC Youth Fit program activities are chosen and planned by youth participants and supported by senior-level students in UBC’s School of Kinesiology. This 6-week program is a fun and interactive opportunity for UTown@UBC youth (13-18 years old) to engage in physical activity in a fun and social setting, while developing leadership and team-building skills.

Activities could include rock climbing, soccer, volleyball, bowling, and lots more! Our Youth Fit participants have even been known to try their hand at sports such as fencing (courtesy of the UBC Fencing Club) and Dragon Boat! For more information on possible activities, check out a previous activity calendar.



  • May 9-June 15, 2015.
  • Saturdays: 3:30-5:30pm, Mondays: 5:00pm-7:00pm (subject to change)
  • Registration is open so register today!


  • Participants will be responsible for coordinating their own transportation to each session.
  • Locations will vary depending on the activity.

What's included?

  • All costs associated with planned activities
  • Quality physical activity instruction by senior-level students from UBC's School of Kinesiology

How do I register?

You can print and fill out the online form, or pick up and drop off registration forms at the following locations:

  • Acadia Park residents: Front desk, Acadia Park Commons  Block, 2707 Tennis Crescent  
  • UNA residents: Front desk, Old Barn Community Centre, 6308 Thunderbird Blvd   
  • Registration is $50 for youth who live in UTown@UBC, and $100 for the general public (if spaces are available)
  • As space is limited, registration is on a first-come, first-served basis

Please provide your UTown@UBC Community Service Card or UNA Access Card when you register.

For more information please contact:

Dylan Brown, Program Manager, Active Kids
Kinesiology Outreach Programs

Information for Parents

Please read through this section of the website for more information on UTown@UBC Youth Fit policies and procedures.


The UTown@UBC Youth Fit program will take place at difference facilities, depending on the activity. The meeting and pick up location for each session will be communicated well in advance to parents and participants. Participants will be responsible to coordinate their own transportation to each session.

Program arrival and departure procedures

All sessions will begin promptly at the scheduled time and location. Participants are expected to arrive on time and ready to participate. Youth Fit staff and volunteers will be at the program location for the scheduled session time. There will be no supervision available before or after the scheduled program times.

Weather Policy

All UTown@UBC Youth Fit sessions will operate rain or shine.  Youth should come to the sessions prepared for rainy and cold weather and should be wearing appropriate clothing, footwear and other gear. The UTown@UBC Youth Fit Program reserves the right to cancel scheduled activities and substitute weather-appropriate activities in the event of unfavorable weather.  This may also include moving to a different location.

If a parent needs to find the Youth Fit group during programming hours they should phone the Youth Fit phone number provided to you.

Absenteeism Notification

It is the responsibility of the participant to notify UTown@UBC Youth Fit Program staff if he/she is going to be absent for any portion of the program. Participants, and parents/guardians, can do this by phoning the UTown@UBC Youth Fit number provided to you or e-mailing UTown@UBC Youth Fit at youth.fit@ubc.ca. Due to staffing limitation, there will be no notification provided to parents if a child does not show up at the beginning of a session.

Filing a Complaint

Complaints against Youth Fit participants, other parents or program staff should be brought to the attention of the UTown@UBC Youth Fit Program Coordinator. Complaints will be dealt with accordingly.

For complete policies and procedures, please see the UTown@UBC Youth Fit Guide

For more information please contact:

Dylan Brown, Program Manager, Active Kids
Kinesiology Outreach Programs