Is Camp URU running during COVID-19?  Yes it is! It will just look different!

Starting in June, we will be offering limited spots for virtual Camp URU. This will be two counsellors, one secure online “room”, up to 10 campers and a whole lot of great programming exploring decision making, healthy relationships, financial literacy, managing emotions, mindfulness and so much more, through games and activities. Camp registration will include 3 hours per day of programming, Camp URU tshirt (special Covid-19 edition!), a care package with the supplies needed for each day and more! We kindly ask that you register your child 2 weeks prior to start date to ensure your child receives a Camp Kit.

Registration is $60 per camper, however, thanks to our sponsors, we do have subsidized spots if Covid-19 makes the registration fee difficult. Please click on the “Apply for Financial Assistance” button at the bottom of this page to fill out the form. Once approved, you will get a discount code that you will need to use to register to get your free spot.

Camp URU is a day camp for boys and girls around ages 9-13, created by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Centre Wellington. We are committed to standards of the highest quality and are constantly striving to improve our service.

Camp URU is an ideal setting for life changing, fun filled adventure and a wise investment in your child’s life. Campers will learn how to build strong self-compassion and positive body image while maintaining healthy lifestyle choices through understanding mental health, mindfulness and emotions, creating a balanced life and constructive choices that are right for them as an individual.

FAQ about Camp URU

What ages is Camp URU ideal for?

We feel the content is best intended for children coming out of or going into grades 5 and 6.

What is the cost and what does it include?

The cost of the week long day camp is $150, however, due to Covid-19, we are offering a condensed version for $60 per week. The camp will look different. Campers will sign in on line join the counsellors in a secure online “room” and do many of the same activities and games together. Registration will it include the programming, a camper tshirt (special Covid-19 edition!), healthy snacks every day and a celebration party on the Friday that the kids prepare together. You can choose if your child will sign on for Camp for 3 hours in the morning (9am-12noon) or 3 hours in the afternoon (1pm-4pm). There will be assignments to do in the off hours to keep them busy and focused.

Is there any financial assistance for families that need it? 

Yes! Thanks to our sponsors, we have a number of subsidized spots that are here for families that need it! What an awesome community!! We anticipate those spots going quickly with so many families affected by Covid-19 so please apply early! See the button below to fill out the form. Once approved you will be given a discount code to register for the week you want. Please wait for your discount code before you select your camp week.

What does my child need to participate?

Some focus, a device (laptop, iPad or desktop computer) and a reliable internet connection.

We like what we see here… what is the next step?

If you are happy with all of this, we encourage you to click the “Register Your Camper” button and reserve your campers spot with payment.  We will be in touch shortly afterward to collect more information like emergency contacts, allergies and tshirt size and then we will be in touch closer to your camp date with a “what to bring to camp” message and welcome!

 

“My son was not excited to go to Camp URU, just having spent two weeks at a high energy and expensive sports camp. He went to the first day, was very quiet but wanted to go back. Turns out he liked taking a week to turn it down a notch, explore the person he wants to be and made some new friends. He has already asked if he can do Camp URU again!” – Mom of Camp URU Camper
 
“My daughter struggles with anxiety and was very comfortable talking in the small groups you created. She felt like it was a very safe space and the counsellors ensured that. We made huge gains in areas of eating disorders, self esteem and self confidence specifically. Thank you – there is no camp like this in our area. You did a great job!” Mom of Camp URU Camper
 
“My grandson, who never wants to go to school, and did not want to go to this camp for the record – loved Camp URU. He can’t wait to go back to school in the Fall because he finally feels like he has tools to use when the kids that pick on him try again. He loved the conflict resolution game as well as the part about decision making. This has helped him and so I thank you!” Guardian of Camp URU Camper