PALS

Recreation Services




PALS

Postive Active Living for Students (PALS) - Spring 2014

The PALS program is entering its 19th year of programming for elementary school students in Grades one through eight. The program operates for seven weeks during May and June. The objective of the program is to expose students to a variety of sports and activities that are inclusive for all students. The program is held at Brock University's Walker Complex recreation centre.

We recognize the importance of increasing the awareness of the need for daily physical activity in the lives of our young people. We are excited to offer activities that are exclusive to Brock and allow students access to our facilities.

Click here to view the PALS 2014 Flyer

 

Registration for the 2014 program will open Wednesday, December 4th at 8:15 am.

The 2014 program will run from May 5 through June 26, with no program on May 19 or June 13. 

Call 905-688-5550, x4060 to register.

 

Class Size

In order for your group to have the best experience, classes are limited to 20–30 students. If your class is larger than 30, we will split it into two groups and you will be required to book two spots. An additional deposit of $100 will be required.

 

Deposit and Cost/student

Cost = $20/student

$100 per class deposit upon registration (due two weeks after you register your date).  Your deposit will be subtracted from your final total when you attend Pals (i.e 20 students @ $20 = $400 (-$100 deposit) Balance = $300).

Your registration is not final until we receive a deposit for each class attending PALS.

Please make your cheque payable to Brock University and mail to:

PALS, Department of Recreation Services
Brock University, St. Catharines, ON  L2S 3A1

You will receive a confirmation package by mail which includes an information sheet that needs to be returned with your deposit.

 

Programs

The program will include activities such as:
fencing, archery, rowing, tchoukball, kinball, pickleball badminton,flag rugby, tennis, squash, lacrosse, ultimate frisbee, handball and more.

Swimming is an option as an activity for Grade 5-8 classes attending if requested. All lifeguards hold National Lifeguard  and Instructor Certificates.

Check out some of our newest activities

Omnikin Ball: A variety of co-operative activities played with an Omnikin Ball which is an inflatable ball that is approximately 48 inches in diameter. A very different activity that has the students working together in a variety of fun challenges.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g3FfnsOT6Ms

Tchoukball: A unique game similar to Handball but with no defence. Teams attempt to bounce a ball off a trampoline-like net to get the ball to hit the ground. Students learn about moving into open space and working on sending and receiving skills.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kkHGO3pLMlE]

Pickleball: A racquet sport played with wooden or plastic paddles and whiffle balls on a badminton court with lowered nets and rules similar to table tennis. Great for all ages of students and an excellent way to develop their racquet sport skills.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JgljuzMdSh0&list=PL1FE56F8C47F7DC2E   (first minute)

 

We recognize that some classes have previously attended PALS.We will work with the teacher to provide activities which are different from other years the children have attended.

Dates

PALS 2014 will run from May 5 through June 26, with no PALS on May 19 or June 13.

Time

9am–3pm (Times are flexible to accommodate your transportation needs.)

What should students bring?

  • sun hat
  • sunscreen
  • bag lunch (peanut free)
  • water, beverages
  • running shoes

Students should avoid bringing large amounts of money, valuables, and electronics such as iPods and expensive cameras.

 

Typical Daily Schedule

9:00–9:15 am Welcome and class organization
9:15–10:00 am First Activity
10:00–10:45 am Second Activity
10:45–11:30 am 3rd Activity

11:30 am–12:00 noon Lunch
12:10–1:00 pm Fourth Activity
1:00–1:45 pm Fifth Activity
1:45–2:30 pm Sixth Activity (This activity will continue until departure time)

Dress: Please dress for the weather. Active wear including running shoes (sandals are not appropriate), sweatshirt.

Loading Area: Buses can drop off and pick up students at the back (north side) of the Walker Complex (beside the Rowing Center).

Cancellations: A full refund for Pals bookings will be issued for cancellations received no later than March 28, 2014.

Reminder: Each class attending Pals Day requires a teacher/supervisor to accompany all activities.

 

Questions?

Contact Megan Locker at 905-688-5550 x4699 or mlocker@brocku.ca

PALS Poster & Pamphlet
PALS = Positive Active Living for Students