Athletics for both boys and girls at Camp Riverwood is provided by trained, experienced and caring instructors in a structured camp setting. Our staff emphasizes a hands-on teaching approach and create lessons that are both age and skill appropriate. On the courts and on the sports fields at Camp Riverwood learning is made fun and sportsmanship, teamwork and effort are always encouraged.
Each day campers participate in their chosen sport for half of the day and campers enjoy a daily recreational swim onsite. The rest of each week is filled with traditional camp activities including special unit wide and camp wide theme events, hiking, beach time, crafts and more.
Fantantibulous Sports to Choose From!
Beach Volleyball (Weeks 8 )
Skill development in the following areas are emphasized in a fun and structured environment: serving, passing, setting, blocking, attacking, team defence and team reception.
Cheerleading (Weeks 2, 7 & 8)
Learn new cheers, jumps, stunts, tumbling and dances! The focus on building confidence, positive attitudes and teamwork transforms individuals into a cheerleading team. This one of a kind program takes place in a 15,000 square foot indoor training facility and is taught by Ultimate Canadian Cheer and Dance.
Dodgeball and Tetherball (Weeks 2 & 4)…NEW!
Have fun playing some of our camp wide favourite games, Dodgeball, GAGA and Tetherball! You will learn all of the rules for each game, special techniques on how to win the game and compete in group tournaments at the end of the week.
Golf (Weeks 3, 4, 8 & 9)
Campers practice driving, chipping, bunker shots and putting. Campers will also play a par 3 course and learn about the rules of the game, what clubs to use and golf etiquette.
Horseback Riding (Weeks 2, 4, 5 & 7)
Qualified English riding instruction is provided by Audley Road Stables on quiet and trained horses in a fenced in area. Our program also covers stable management, grooming, safety around horses, equipment and tacking up. There is no trail riding.
Ice Hockey (Week 7)
The program focuses on key skills, including power and speed skating, stick handling, shooting, scoring, offense/defense, transition, team play and goaltending. Skates, helmet with face mask, stick and all protective pads must be supplied.
Instructional Swim (Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5 & 7)
Red Cross Swim Instruction is provided in a safe and fun environment. Campers improve their swimming skills, performance, stroke technique, and confidence. At the end of each session campers receive a swim report to take home.
Martial Arts (Weeks 1 & 7)
Campers are taught techniques in Tae Kwon Do, Jiu Jitsu, Kickboxing, Self-Defence and Karate. This one of a kind program is a great way to get a total body workout.
Rock Climbing (Weeks 2, 4 & 7)
Indoor rock climbing is a great way to build confidence, coordination and balance. Campers are supervised by trained climbing instructors provided by Rock Oasis and will learn to climb a variety of challenging and fun rock walls.
Skatepark Adventures (Weeks 3, 5 & 9)
This awesome program will delight both skateboarding and rollerblading enthusiasts alike. The variety of bowls, half pipes, ramps and rails challenge all campers. In-line skates or skateboard, CSA approved skateboarding helmet, wrist guards, elbow and knee pads must be supplied by the camper.
Soccer (Weeks 1, 6 & 8 )
All aspects of soccer will be covered during the camp week. Sessions will consist of team tactics and individual skills, including passing, heading, shooting, free-kicking, goalkeeping and ball control.
Tennis (Weeks 2, 3, 5 & 8 )
Qualified tennis instruction is provided by our Head Tennis Pro, Brian Hurd, and is designed to focus on all aspects of the game including forehands, backhands, serves, volleys and overheads.
Tumbling and Trampoline (Weeks 2, 7 & 8)
Learn cool flips and jumps, and fun on the trampoline, tumble track and on the floor. This fast paced exciting program focuses on teaching basic tumbling moves in a fun environment, using games, relays, obstacles courses and circuits! This one of a kind program takes place in a 15,000 square foot indoor training facility and is taught by Ultimate Canadian Cheer and Dance.