Summer Day Camps | Irving Oil Field House – Sports Camps

The Irving Oil Field House is a new, state-of-the-art summer day camp and sports facility where children will get to enjoy the 200-metre track, two indoor turf fields, outdoor play spaces and more.

Multisport Summer Day Camps

Multisport summer camps are back at the Irving Oil Field House for the second year. There is sure to be something for any youth with 10 weeks of camps featuring sports such as soccer, track and field, rugby, badminton, pickleball, basketball, ultimate Frisbee, touch football, lacrosse, softball, baseball, table tennis, and more.

These camps are beneficial to the physical and mental development of youth. Our camps are designed to teach fundamental movement skills and strategies.  We focus on providing fun, inclusive, multisport, and developmentally appropriate sport and physical activity for the participants. These experiences will result in the participant developing a wide range of movement skills along with the confidence and desire to participate in the sport. With a mixture of structured and unstructured play, with some instruction, kids will have the opportunity to have fun while learning and developing these skills.

The sports camps are held in partnership with many local and provincial sporting groups that have the expertise and proven track records teaching youth sports. These groups are excited to have more youth participate in their sport this summer!

Camp Information

Sports Camp

  • Hours: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM, Monday to Friday
  • Drop-off: 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM | Pick-up: 5:00 PM – 5:30 PM

Jump into Summer at the Irving Oil Field House. Campers will enjoy a fun-filled week learning and playing different racquet sports such as badminton, speedminton, tennis, table tennis, and pickleball. Learn basic skills such as serving, grips, forehand, backhand, and footwork; strategy, rules, and scoring for singles and doubles play. Through fun games and drills, racquet sports grow hand-eye coordination, balance, agility, and focus while having fun.

Camp Information

  • Dates: June 27 – June 30 (short week due to holiday)
  • Ages:  6 – 12
  • Cost: $185.00
  • Equipment will be provided.

Campers will be swimming at the Regional Y in the North End for an hour session this week.

Partners:

  • Virgilio Viter Santos from Saint John Table Tennis joins us for some table tennis sessions. He is an experienced player that has participated in National and International tournaments as a referee and local tournaments as a player. He has trained in many different places, such as Rio de Janeiro (Brazil, 2004-2008), London (UK, 2012), and Copenhagen (Denmark, 2013). Virgilio has been a YMCA volunteer for a few years now and started coaching and practicing the sport in Saint John, NB.
  • Campers will join our partner Paul Higgins, a YMCA member for some active and fun badminton sessions to learn the fundamentals of the sport. They will also be joined by other coaches to be announced for tennis and pickleball.

Kick it into high gear with our Soccer and Track & Field Camp mash-up. Our soccer sessions will focus on skill development and the excitement of being part of a team. This includes a series of individual skill-based drills, small group competitions, and exploring new challenges through mini group activities. Our Track and Field sessions will focus on building campers running, jumping, and throwing skills through sprinting, hurdles, high jump, and javelin. Help them prepare for school and personal challenges while learning skills with an emphasis on fun, skill-building, and fitness. Become a master of running, jumping, passing, and scoring goals! We will have some awesome coaches on-site for sessions all week from Fundy Soccer Association and the Saint John Reds Track & Field Club

Camp Information

  • Dates: July 4 – July 8
  • Ages: 6-12
  • Cost: $220.00

Cleats and shin guards are recommended as well as running shoes for track & field. Campers will be swimming at the Regional Y in the North End for an hour session this week.

Partners:

  • Fundy Soccer Club is a player development leader in New Brunswick.  The club has a long history of striving for innovation and best practice in helping players of all ages, stages, and abilities to fall in love with the sport of soccer.  Positive experiences, building confidence, and player support are foundations of the club’s approach to the sport and we strive to provide a safe sports experience to every participant.  Through leading-edge programs and sound teaching methods, we strive to help each player find their voice and value through their sporting experience. With knowledgeable and supportive coaches we go to every length possible to make the sport accessible and enjoyable to everyone who loves soccer as much as we do!
  • As Club Coach & Technical Director, Oy brings strength to our coaching team in Power Speed & Jumpsand to help the club our sport in the Fundy Region. Born in Nigeria, Oy moved to Canada, settling in Winnipeg in 2008. He is a University of Manitoba graduate in arts and has also been an active volunteer coach with the Winnipeg Optimists in their jumps, power speed, and hurdles programs. O brings his experience and passion as a three-time U-Sports All-Canadian athlete, two-time U-Sports Silver Medalist in High Jump, and a U-Sports Silver Medalist in Triple Jump. He has worked with Athletics Manitoba’s board of Directors and as a summer staff member organizing coaching clinics and delivering skill development clinics for kids ages 7-18.

Come out swinging this summer. Campers will have an exciting week filled with a variety of different bat-related sports such as softball, baseball, cricket, wiffle ball, and blitzball. They will learn many fundamental skills including hitting, fielding, throwing, and catching through a variety of fun drills and games. Challenge yourself this summer, and enjoy playing a variety of bat sports and become a part of a team.

Camp Information

  • Dates: July 11 – July 15
  • Ages: 9 – 12
  • Cost: $220.00

Some equipment such as gloves and bats are provided. Campers will be swimming at the Regional Y in the North End for an hour session this week.

Partners:

  • Baseball NB is dedicated to promoting, developing, and guiding the enhancement of baseball while providing leadership within the sporting community of NB. Their vision is a future where Baseball NB participants engage in life-long sport!
  • The Saint John Cricket Club (SJCC) is a non-profit organization that was formed with the purpose of promoting the game of cricket in Saint John, NB, teaching discipline, teamwork, respect, and integrity. Our ultimate aim is to foster physical literacy in a friendly, fun, and competitive environment. SJ Cricket Club is excited to partner with the Irving Oil field House for Up to Bat week and bring the sport of Cricket to more youth.

Join us on the turf to play Field Sports and cooperative games this week. This camp will focus on field sports such as soccer, rugby, ultimate Frisbee, and flag football. To go along with fun backyard recreational activities such as spikeball, washer toss, dodgeball, bocce ball, and soccer baseball. Campers will learn and develop problem-solving skills, learn to work as a team, and build social and emotional skills.

Camp Information

  • Dates: July 18 – July 22
  • Ages: 6 – 12
  • Cost: $220.00

Campers will be swimming at the Regional Y in the North End for an hour session this week.

Partners:

  • Saint John Trojans Rugby Club is located in Saint John, NB. We are a rugby club that includes Senior Men’s A & B sides, a Senior Women’s side, many Junior Programs, and Kids Rookie The Trojans are active within the community whether it be charitable causes, beautification projects, or contribution to school rugby programs. Our commitment to success is ongoing. Hope to see you on the pitch this summer!
  • Trojans Rugby will be joined by other partners for sports like Football, Ultimate Frisbee, Soccer, and Softball.

CALLING ALL GIRLS! If you are a girl between the ages of 9-12, this is the camp for you! We are going to have a fun and educational week developing their knowledge of the importance of physical activity, sport, and fitness, but also health, nutrition, wellness, confidence, and self-esteem. We will have activities such as yoga, fitness, dance, team building, and arts and crafts. To go along with some traditional sports including basketball, cheerleading, soccer, and softball. This is a jam-packed week that you don’t want to miss out on. Equipment provided.

Camp Information

  • Dates: July 25 – July 29
  • Ages: 9 – 12
  • Cost: $220.00

Campers will be swimming at the Regional Y in the North End for an hour session this week.

Partners:

  • Maddy has played field hockey for 8 years, she started her field hockey career with Harbour View High School and then went on to play for UNBSJ. She has helped coach the Harbour View High School Field Hockey team for the last 4 years. During her years involved with Harbour View High’s team, she has won two provincial banners, one as a coach and another as a player. Maddy loves coaching, playing, and watching field hockey and is looking forward to sharing the sport with more youth in the Saint John Community!
  • Kendra (she/her/elle), #YMCA Community Action Network Coordinator for the #SaintJohn region and one of the eight coaches who will be working with the girls at camp this summer. “I am passionate about youth and their potential to be whoever they want to be without feeling restricted by societal norms. Many would describe me as being energetic and bubbly, qualities you may see almost immediately upon meeting me. My educational background is in psychology — I feel my purpose is to help others. I have been instructing Group Centergy at the Y for four years and work to create an atmosphere where others are motivated to move and be mindful.

Join us for an action-packed week of Football and Rugby. Campers will be introduced to both sports in a fun, safe, and non-contact environment. Throughout the week, campers will be taught the fundamentals of throwing, receiving, rushing, and defense. Each day is structured to teach campers all positions and rules of both football and rugby.

Camp Information

  • Dates: August 2 – 5 (short week due to New Brunswick day holiday).
  • Ages: 9 – 12
  • Cost: $185

Equipment will be provided.  Campers will be swimming at the Regional Y in the North End for an hour session this week.

Partners:

  • Saint John Trojans Rugby Club is located in Saint John, NB. We are a rugby club that includes Senior Men’s A & B sides, a Senior Women’s side, many Junior Programs, and Kids Rookie Rugby. The Trojans are active within the community whether it be charitable causes, beautification projects, or contributions to school rugby programs. Our commitment to success is ongoing. Hope to see you on the pitch!
  • Trojans Rugby will be joined by other partners to lead sessions for the Football half of the camp.

Come out swinging and throwing. Campers will have an exciting week mastering their skills in baseball and lacrosse. They will learn many fundamental skills including hitting, fielding, throwing, and catching through a variety of fun drills and games. They will also get the chance to learn and develop lacrosse skills including cradling, scooping, throwing, and catching through fun games and drills.

Camp Information

  • Dates: August 8 – August 12
  • Ages: 6 – 12
  • Cost: $220.00

Equipment will be provided. Campers will be swimming at the Regional Y in the North End for an hour session this week.

Partners:

  • Lacrosse New Brunswick’s purpose is to fairly promote, develop, administer and govern all aspects of the game of Lacrosse in New Brunswick. Their Youth Development Program serves as a means for aspiring young athletes to hone and develop their lacrosse skills over the winter season. Their NCCP certified coaches will help each participant develop their Lacrosse IQ, their character, while also building on their strengths and enhancing any perceived weaknesses.
  • Lacrosse NB will be joined by other partners to lead sessions for the Baseball half of the camp.

Master your individual sports skills at this multisport camp. Come to the field house to learn and develop your skills in sports such as martial arts, wrestling, golf, biking, and fencing. Campers get the chance to gain individualism in these specific sports that can teach them mental strength and increased resilience. Watch their confidence grow as they make new friends, have fun, and develop lifelong skills.

Camp Information

  • Dates: August 15 – August 19
  • Ages: 6 – 12
  • Cost: $220.00

Campers will be swimming at the Regional Y in the North End for an hour session this week.

Partners:

  • Kate Campbell – At six years of age, Kate began training in Chito-Ryu karate with the New Maryland Karate Club, just outside Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada. Ten months later she entered her first provincial karate tournament and finished 1st in kata. Since then she climbed the ranks through New Brunswick, the Maritimes, Canada, and onto the international stage. Since 2004, she has won 15 gold medals at the Canadian National Championships, 4 silver, and 4 bronze; competed at 4 Junior Pan American Championships, earning bronze medals in both 2009 and 2010; competed at 10 senior-level Pan American Championships, earning bronzes in both 2012 and 2018, as well as silvers in both 2015 and 2019. Kate has been the recipient of numerous awards issued by both my national and provincial federations and has been a carded athlete through Sport Canada for 5 years consecutively.
  • Lutte New Brunswick Wrestling (LNBW) is the provincial sport governing body for Olympic-style wrestling in New Brunswick. LNBW provides leadership and support for the advancement of wrestling in the province. Among its responsibilities, the association selects and prepares New Brunswick’s teams that participate in national and international competitions including the Canadian Championships, Canada Games, and Francophone Games.

We are excited to announce a new special limited-time offering of two 1-day Multisport Day Camps this summer at the IOFH for ages 6-12 on Monday, August 22 and Tuesday, August 23. Camp will run 9am-5pm. Drop-Off: 8am-9am. Pick-up: 5pm-5:30pm. Sign up for one or both! The cost is $80 per day/per child.This IOFH 1-day Multisport Camp is a sports day camp that will feature a variety of sports such as basketball, ball hockey, lacrosse, soccer, and much more.

Camp Information

  • Dates: August 22  and 23
  • Ages: 6 – 12
  • Cost: $80 Per Day

Summer is coming to an end and the count down for returning to school is on. Why not enjoy your last week before school starts playing all the sports you love! In this multisport camp, campers will have the opportunity to develop their skills and play games in a variety of sports including badminton, table tennis, soccer, track & field, basketball, and baseball. Cap off the summer with a bang, enjoying all of your favorite sports!

Camp Information

  • Dates: August 29 – September 2
  • Ages: 6 – 12
  • Cost: $220.00

Equipment provided. Campers will be swimming at the Regional Y in the North End for an hour session.

Partners:

  • Virgilio Viter Santos from Saint John Table Tennis joins us for some table tennis sessions. He is an experienced player that has participated in National and International tournaments as a referee and local tournaments as a player. He has trained in many different places, such as Rio de Janeiro (Brazil, 2004-2008), London (UK, 2012), and Copenhagen (Denmark, 2013). Virgilio has been a YMCA volunteer for a few years now and started coaching and practicing the sport in Saint John, NB.
  • As Club Coach & Technical Director, Oy brings strength to our coaching team in Power Speed & Jumpsand to help the club our sport in the Fundy Region. Born in Nigeria, Oy moved to Canada, settling in Winnipeg in 2008. He is a University of Manitoba graduate in arts and has also been an active volunteer coach with the Winnipeg Optimists in their jumps, power speed, and hurdles programs. O brings his experience and passion as a three-time U-Sports All-Canadian athlete, two-time U-Sports Silver Medalist in High Jump, and a U-Sports Silver Medalist in Triple Jump. He has worked with Athletics Manitoba’s board of Directors and as a summer staff member organizing coaching clinics and delivering skill development clinics for kids ages 7-18.
  • Campers will join our partner Paul Higgins, a YMCA member for some active and fun badminton sessions to learn the fundamentals of the sport. They will also be joined by other coaches to be announced for basketball and baseball.

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Multisport Summer Day Camps Contact: Irving Oil Field House
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