Summer Programs

Outdoor Programs

NVRC is pleased to offer modified outdoor fitness, sports, tennis and arts activities for all ages and families. The programs will incorporate NVRC health and safety measures

There are over 50 different outdoor classes each week from low and high interval fitness classes and breathe yoga to sketching in nature and family dance and fun in the park. 

The health and safety of  customers and staff is very important to NVRC. Health and safety protocols are in place, including limited class sizes to help reduce the transmission of COVID-19 and advance registration before the class is required.

You can help protect your community by reviewing our health and safety measures now, before registering.

View the outdoor class schedule

Register online for our outdoor classes.

These classes are registered programs and so are not included in the fitness membership inclusions. NVRC is planning the resumption of fitness centre and fitness drop-in classes, however further information is not yet available. Read more about membership extension and refund options for fitness members on the refunds page

Cancelled Classes

  • Aug 4 - Sketching in Nature 8-12yrs
  • Aug 4 - Soccer Skills (4-5pm)
  • Aug 4 - Watercolour Basics

Registration

Pre-registration is required for each individual class. Drop-ins will not be allowed. Registration for each week of classes will start on the Monday one week before, except for classes the week of August 10 where registration will start Tuesday, August 4 due to the statutory holiday. You can register online at nvrc.ca or by phone at 604-987-7529. NVRC outdoor classes will take place rain shine as we know our North Van community members are a hardy bunch! Our regular refund policy applies unless  the program is cancelled by NVRC due to severe weather.

Please note as facilities are currently closed, in-person registration is not possible at this time.

Refunds

For these programs during the COVID-19 pandemic NVRC has made temporary changes to our refund policy. If you are not able to attend the program due to sickness, please contact NVRC at 604-987-7529 before the start of the class so another community member can take part.  Customers who need to cancel due to sickness prior to the start of the class will receive a full refund.  

If the class is cancelled due to bad weather, NVRC will contact you one hour prior to the class. Please ensure your account has a phone number you can be reached at. Call NVRC on 604 987 7529 to update your details.

 

Class Descriptions
Adult Classes

Fitness Classes

Breathe Yoga This class will combine traditional yoga, cardio, strength and pilates to help improve your overall well-being.
Cardio Kick'n It This class will build stamina, improve coordination and flexibility.  A combination class of martial arts, kicking and boxing with upbeat music for a high-energy workout.
Cardio Vista 1,2 This classic aerobics class will get your body moving by combining simple choreography and resistance training followed by a relaxing stretch component.  
Backyard L.I.I.T 1,2 A low impact, low to moderate intensity class that will challenge you with intervals of cardio and strength training.
Backyard H.I.I.T 3 A high impact, moderate to high intensity class that will challenge you with intervals of cardio and strength training.
Cardio Vista 3 This class incorporates traditional choreography of high impact moves as well as low impact alternatives mixed with a variety of conditioning exercises.
Breathe, Flow Stretch   This class will combine traditional stretch, strength, balance and stability exercises to improve your overall wellbeing.
Backyard Rope L.I.I.T 2  A high intensity class that will challenge you with intervals of cardio and strength training.  Please bring 15.5’ of  3/8” to ½” inch braided rope to make your own suspension trainer. 
Trails and Entrails Participants begin with a self-paced & self-guided warm-up/trail run then into a guided H.I.I.T. session which will expose “their inner fitness selves”.  This isn’t a race, it’s a matter of pace. 

Visual Arts

Plein Air Public Art Walk This course combines learning rudimentary Plein Air techniques with exposure to the rich history of Public Art in the Lower Lonsdale area.  During each session we will walk to local Public Art, learn about its relationship to the area and document it in our sketch books.  No previous experience necessary.  Supplies not included.  

Martial Arts

Tai Chi Yang Style All Forms 19yrs+ Yang style emphasizes natural movement and smooth energy flow to develop health, harmony and power. The program can include long forms, short forms, applications, Qi Gong, meditation, long sword, staff etc. Everyone welcome.

Tennis

1.5/2.0 Fun-Play 90 minutes of low-key co-ed Doubles play mixing partners each round. Balls supplied. Run by NVTC Coaching Staff
Tennis 2.5/3.0 Fun-Play 90 minutes of low-key co-ed Doubles play mixing partners each round. Balls supplied. Run by NVTC Coaching Staff
Tennis 2.5 Practice and Play 45 Minutes of practice drills and 45 minutes of supervised play. Run by NVTC Coaching Staff. Balls Supplied.
Tennis 3.0 Practice and Play 45 Minutes of practice drills and 45 minutes of supervised play. Run by NVTC Coaching Staff. Balls Supplied.
Tennis 4.0 Practice and Play  45 Minutes of practice drills and 45 minutes of supervised play. Run by NVTC Coaching Staff. Balls Supplied.
Family Classes

Performing Arts

Family Music in the Park Enjoy the beauty of music! Let our instructor guide you through a basic introduction to sound and rhythm. Bring your own instrument (guitar, ukulele, maracas, etc ). 

Community and Special Events

Family Play in the Park Series : Learn-To-Jump Rope 8yrs+ Jump rope is a super fun way to exercise and stay active! This class offers simple instruction on the basics of jumping rope! All levels welcome! Bring your own rope.
Family Play in the Park Series: Silly Skills & Drills  Balance, hop, skip and roll! Children will have the opportunity to move through stations at their own pace. Guided by an instructor using physical literacy practices, children will learn the basics of movement while having fun! Parent supervision required for 3-6yrs
Family Play in the Park Series: Field Games Join in on the fun of Straight-Away Relays and classic games like I See! I See!, Red Light Green Light and Ship Wreck! Children under 8 yrs must be accompanied by an adult.
Family Play in the Park Series: Game Night All ages fun, come out for a night fun  classic games like Charades, Bingo and freeze Dance and more. 
Family Play in the Park Series: Dad's Rock! Lip Syncing Contest   No experience or prep necessary. Show up, have fun and rock on.

Dance

Family Dance & Fun 2yrs+ Bring your Picnic blanket and join in the fun. Activities including Creative Dance, Ballet, and Hip-Hop movements, games and songs led by instructor Svetlana I. This is a great experience for families with children age 2-7 years. Arrive early and don't forget your blanket or large towels.   
Family Dance Sampler 5yrs+ Learn dance technique, improvisation, and how to create your own dance art.  Move with the music and emote with various dance styles that include: Hip-hop, contemporary, jazz, lyrical and free-style.  Taught by dance artist Virginia Duivenvoorden”
Family Disco Dance Party Fun-Ka-licious! Disco dance emerged from the 70s and has never stopped. Join us for a fun dance session with classic hits from the 70s and more! Fun Ka Licious! Costumes are optional.
Family HIp Hop 6yrs + Bring the family to William Griffin Field and join professional pop star and dancer, David Fisher for a fun filled hour of dancing.   Each week David will teach basic Hip Hop steps and choreography designed for the whole family to participate.

Fitness

Breath Yoga Family  This class will combine traditional yoga, cardio, strength and pilates to help improve your overall well-being.
School Age Classes

Performing Arts

Sing! Dance! Act!  A perfect outlet for children who love the spotlight. Through singing, dancing, acting and a variety of fun-filled improvisation games and activities, children will develop cooperation, teamwork and creativity. This will take place in a park ensuring social distancing.

Visual Arts

Sketching in Nature Join Cherie Summers in this introductory class that will teach basic sketching techniques while exploring the beauty Mosquito Creek and the surrounding area has to offer. Participants will learn to document the beauty of nature surrounding them and how to make art mobile.  No previous experience necessary. Supplies not included.
Cartooning Learn the basic of cartooning with Cherie Summers! Explore character development, facial expressions, creating action and drama.

Certifications & Leadership

Home Alone An interactive safety training program for youths ages 10+. This program prepares youth for the important step of staying home alone safely. This course teaches safety, first aid, and comfort skills through interactive games and role playing. Staying home alone isn’t an event, it’s a process – students will come away with knowledge, skills and more confidence.
Youth Classes

Dance

Hip Hop 12-15yrs Join professional pop star and dancer, David Fisher for an action packed hour of Hip Hop. Each week David will teach Hip Hop steps and choreography designed for all levels and interests.  
Summer Camps

Outdoor Camps

NVRC is offering full-day outdoor camps starting during July and August.  As with all NVRCs outdoor programs, they have been designed and offered in accordance with provincial health requirements. The locations are across North Vancouver to take full advantage of our beautiful outdoors.  Camps do not include trips to other locations (e.g. The Vancouver Aquarium or Science World etc.) and public transit will not be used. These camps will run rain or shine, campers should be prepared for the weather as they will be outside all day.

Dates & Times

Camps are operating Monday - Friday from 8:45am - 4:15pm from July 6 - August 28.

Locations

July

  • Myrtle Park (Clubhouse)
  • Princess Park (Picnic Shelter)
  • Loutet Park (Change room Building)
  • Lynn Valley Community Recreation Centre (Front Doors)
  • Cardinal Hall Indoor Camp (enter back of building, park side)

August

  • Cates Park (Canoe Shed)
  • Eldon Park
  • Loutet Park (Change Room Building)
  • Lynn Valley Community Recreation Centre (Front Doors)
  • Cardinal Hall Indoor Camp (enter back of building, park side)

Camp Support

This summer, NVRC is unable to provide the 1:1 support or individualized support and interventions we have previously, we do have additional inclusion support for children requiring minimal interventions, at some locations. The Inclusion Programmer can be reached at summersupport@nvrc.ca.

Indoor Camps

NVRC is operating indoor pre-school and part-day school age camps in August. Weekly part-day camps will be available at Memorial, Delbrook and Parkgate from August 4 - 28. 

Early Years Camps 3-5yrs

  • Offered at Delbrook and Memorial
  • Tuesday to Friday mornings

Arts Camps 6-12yrs

  • Parkgate has pottery camps in the morning (9:30am-12:30pm) and visual arts in the afternoon (1:30-4:30pm)
  • Memorial has performing arts (musical theatre) in the morning (9:30am-12:30pm) and visual arts in the afternoon (1:30-4:30pm)
  • Delbrook has pottery in the morning (9:00am - 12:00pm) and visual arts in the afternoon (1:30-4:30pm)

Multi-sports Camps 

  • Offered at Delbrook and Memorial
  • Morning camps; 6-8yrs, 9:00am - 12:00pm
  • Afternoon camps; 9-12yrs, 1:00-4:00pm

Racquet Sports Camps

  • Offered at Parkgate
  • Morning camps; 9-12yrs, 9:00am - 12:00pm
  • Afternoon camps; 12-15yrs, 1:00-4:00pm

Registration

Registration for outdoor summer camps is only available to residents of North Vancouver and proof of address may be requested. For camps in July registration started on Thursday, June 25 at 9:00am and registration for camps in August started on Thursday, July 16 at 9:00am.

Registration for indoor summer camps is available to residents of all municipalities. Registration will start at 9:00am on July 23, 2020.

COVID-19 Measures

NVRC is guided by local, provincial and federal health authorities. To protect the safety of others, parents/caregivers are asked to refer to the screening questions at the time of registration, these questions are also on the registration confirmation. Handwashing or sanitization is available on site and cleaning/disinfection will be completed by staff daily for high touch areas. For more information visit the NVRC Health & safety page.

Cancellations

The standard Camp Refund Policy for weekly camps is in place.  

  • To receive a full refund for weekly camps you must withdraw by phone or online more than 7 days before the first day of the weekly camp.  
  • Withdrawals made 7 days, or less, prior to the first day of a weekly camp must be done by calling 604.987.7529 and will receive a 50% refund.
  • No refund is available for weekly camps after the camp has started.

If you need to cancel due to a COVID-19 related illness please contact NVRC.  

Camp Forms

Once you've chosen a camp, please be sure to complete and sign our Camp Parental Consent Form. The form is fillable and savable so that you can fill it out once, save a copy to your computer, then print a copy off for each camp your attends.

  1. Open the 2020 Camp Parental  & Emergency Consent Form 
  2. Fill in your personal information
  3. Save the completed document to your hard drive
  4. Print the form and sign it in all 3 places & fill in both informed consent documents
  5. Give the completed form to the camp leader before dropping your child off for their first day of camp.

Other child-care options

The NVRC is able to offer a limited number of full day camp programs this summer, we will not be able to serve the same volume of children this summer due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Should you require childcare this summer, North Shore Community Resources can provide assistance through its Child Care Resources & Referral program.  For information about school age daycare spaces on the North Shore, please contact Virginia (Virginia.pateman@nscr.ca) or call at 604 985 7138 to speak to reception.   For information or help applying for the Affordable Childcare Benefit (BC child care subsidy for licensed daycares), please contact Annette (Annette.fertuck@nscr.ca).

Essential Workers can access additional services from the North Shore Child Care Resource and Referral Centre. Please read this letter for details.
 

Woodworking Courses

NVRC is offering woodworking programs throughout the summer in the custom-outfitted Community Woodworking Studio at 135 West 1st Street (across the plaza from John Braithwaite Community Centre).  The studio space allows for physical distancing and the classes will have a limited number of participants.

 Registration can be done online or by calling 604-987-7529.

View our woodworking classes