About Camp URU:

Camp URU is a day camp for youth between the of ages 8-12, created by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Centre Wellington. We are located at 900 Tower St. S., Unit 100A and camp runs from 8:30am-4:30pm Monday to Friday. Our door is between Marks and Pet Value.

Camp URU runs throughout July and August. It is an ideal setting for life changing, fun-filled adventure and a wise investment in your child’s life. All campers will learn how to build strong self-compassion and positive self-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.

If you are interested in having your camper attend Camp URU our registration is now open.

Please note spots will be reserved upon completed registration and fulfilled payment.

Please feel free to contact Olivia Minnick for additional payment details and information 

  Camp Registration Is Now Open!

About Our Weekly Themes!

Week 1: Land of Arts Week

During week 1 we will be focusing on all of the different forms of art, from sketching and sculpting to music and theatre. This week will allow youth to explore their creative side and learn more about what the arts have to offer! We will expect a visit from a local artist to do a sculpting class with us here at the Bhive and we will also spend a day in Elora visiting local art spaces from the cinema to local art studios, learning about the art instillations and seeing what Centre Wellington has to offer in the line of the arts!

Week 2: Fur and Feathers Week

During week two we will get to learn about and spend time with all different kinds of animals! Let’s get in touch with our wild side, this week we will dive deep into the land of animals from learning about their habitats, what they eat, and how they play a role in nature! Expect a fantastic week with a fun visit with some furry friends.

Week 3: Cooks-R-Us Week

Week 3 will allow youth to learn basic cooking skills and how they can eat healthy on a budget. Through learning new recipes, and getting comfortable in the kitchen we hope they will gain a new found love for food! We have the pleasure of welcoming Ange part owner of the local food truck Endless Inspirations for an afternoon to help us make some delicious food and learn about the industry!

Week 4: Olympics Week

In week 4 we will learn what it takes to be an Olympian, through learning the history of the Olympics, learning each about each sport, training like the pros, and hosting our Olympics at Victoria park here in town! Our youth will be standing on the Olympic podium in no time!

Week 5: Flour Power Week [SOLD OUT]

In week 5 we will learn how to bake! From versatile doughs, to fancy cakes your youth can be the next Cake Boss.

Week 6: Wilderness Week

We will take our adventure outside to Highland Pines for the week! We will learn about gardening, ecosystems, and weather, but most importantly we will enjoy what nature has to offer.

Week 7: The World of Science Week

For our final week we will explore the world of science. Each day we will focus on a different type of science, from biology and chemistry to robotics and social sciences. We will also be taking a trip to visit Theakston Environmental for a tour of their space and learn more about what they do and their impact on our community!

FAQ about Camp URU

What age is Camp URU ideal for?

We feel the content is best intended for children coming out of or going into grades 4, 5, and 6 (8 – 12 years).

What is the cost and what does it include?

The cost of the week long day camp is $275 per camper/week. Registration will include the themed programming, excursions, morning snack and lunch prepared by the campers every Friday.

What does my child need to participate?

We will send you a list of necessities based on the themed week your camper selects.

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 Here” button for camp to register your camper before our weeks become full.


Thank you for allowing my daughter to participate in Camp URU for one final year. She has learned a lot about herself and the topics during her camp weeks. Even during adversity she was always excited to go to camp URU every day. She always felt she could express herself and her feelings to the counsellors and participated more openly because of this. Wishing you guys all the best and thank you from the both of us..”Mom of Camp URU Camper

My son loves camp and says it’s the best camp he has been to. All the activities and planned outings are experiences/memories that will last a lifetime. The positive team building and increasing confidence in the campers really helps their self-esteem. Amazing job camp counselors. You make a positive impact on these kids when they need it the most.”Mom of Camp URU Camper

My son absolutely LOVED this camp. Whatever you are doing, you’re doing it right. He doesn’t want it to ever end. Thank you for making his first experience at camp so memorable. Guardian of Camp URU Camper