Campus Recreation's Learn-to's are designed to give those students the opportunity to experience something for the first time or to brush up on a sport or activity you haven't played for some time.

There are always new offerings being added so check often for updates. Please note, some courses are multiple sessions and others are one session only. 

 Must be 16 years of age to register.

Learn-to Belly Dance

(2 part series)

Belly Dance or “Raqs Sharki” is an elegant and expressive art form originating from the Middle East. The dance has flowing, sensual movements of the torso, elegant movements of the hands alternating with shaking and shimmy movement of the hips. In this class we’ll do some work with veil work, hip work, moving across the floor and learn some short combinations.

Dates: September 22nd/29th, 2019 
Time: 7:30 – 8:30 PM
Location: PAC Dance Studio
Price: $10
Limit: 20

Register online or at the PAC Office (Room 222).

Learn-to Fence

This is an introductory clinic teaching fundamental fencing skills; basic footwork, bladework, and rules of the game. We also offer the opportunity for chaired athletes to participate as wheelchairs can be provided for those wishing to try this exciting clinic.

Term 1: October 27th, 2019     
Term 2: March 1st, 2020
Time: 7:30 – 9:00 PM
Location: PAC Dance studio
Price: $10
Limit: 16

Register online or at the PAC Office (Room 222).

Learn-to Kayak

(4 Part Series)

Learn to Kayak sessions teach the basic safety and paddling skills of the kayak. In the course you will learn: Wet Exits, T-Rescues, a variety of strokes, technical skills, as well as an introduction to the kayak roll. This course teaches the basics for those who have always wanted to kayak but never had the chance. It is also a great course to take for anyone interested in purchasing a kayak to brush up on skills and learn some new things.  All 4 part series kayak instructional courses will include four - 2 hour sessions of instruction at the Physical Activity Complex pool and use of club kayaks, equipment and paddles.  Please note:  based on manufacturers guidelines, the kayaks provided to participate in this program have restricted cockpit dimensions and weight limitations (approximately 210 lbs).  Participants must bring their own bathing suit and towel.

Term 1: Sept 22nd29th, and Oct 6th, 20th, 2019
Term 2: Jan 19th, 26th, and Feb 2nd, 9th, 2020
Location:  Physical Activity Complex Pool
Time: 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM
Price: $30
Limit: 12 kayakers

(2 part series)

Term 1:  October 27th and November 3rd, 2019
Location:  Physical Activity Complex Pool
Time: 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM
Price: $15
Limit: 12 kayakers


Register online or at the PAC Office (Room 222).

Learn-to SCUBA

PADI Discover Scuba Diving program lets you experience the thrill of diving under the supervision of a PADI Professional in pool or pool-like conditions. During your adventure, you’ll master some basic concepts and scuba skills and might even head off to experience an open water adventure.  When you participate in a Discover Scuba Diving program, you discover excitement and adventure - freedom and serenity. Nothing compares to the “weightless” exhilaration of breathing underwater. Only a diver knows the feeling! 

Term 1: November 17th, 2019
Term 2: March 15th, 2020
Time: 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM
Location: Room 161 and PAC Pool
Price: $25
Limit: 12
Notes: 11:30 – 12:30 Classroom session / 12:30 – 1:30 Pool session

Register online or at the PAC Office (Room 222).

Learn-to Play Squash

This clinic is intended to get people started playing squash so they can safely enjoy this fast-paced exciting sport. Learn the basics of squash including safety, rules, how to score, the basic strokes - forehand, backhand, serving, returning serve, court movement and much more. Open to all students and PAC members.

Term 1: October 19th / 26th, 2019
Term 2: January 25th / February 1st, 2020
Time: 4:15 – 5:45 PM
Price: $10
Limit: 16

Register online or at the PAC Office (Room 222).

PAC Squash Nights

Starting in October, the PAC will continue the success of the PAC Squash Nights. Come and go as you please, play many games or only a few in a casual, friendly atmosphere. Campus Rec provides prizes and snacks and help or instruction is available.

We try to hold these events on the first Friday of every month from Oct. – Mar on all 4 courts from 5-8 p.m.

Squash Instruction

Individual or group instruction is available with Squash Canada Certified Coach Brad Birnie. Lessons by appointment, please call 280-4320.

Learn-to Self Defense

We are committed to your wellness and safety. Join our Personal Safety and Awareness Program. Develop an awareness of your surroundings, learn a few simple self-defence skills to stay safe. Instructors from Fitness 2J2 are experienced professionals from Law Enforcement and military backgrounds dedicated to community engagement and safety.

There is an active portion in this course so please dress appropriately. 

Term 1: October 27th, 2019 (9 am - 5 pm)
Term 2: Feb 23rd / March 1st and March 8th, 2020
Time: 2:00 - 5:00 PM
Location: PAC Room 295
Price: $30
Limit: 20

Register online or at the PAC Office (Room 222).


Student Only Bootcamp

(10 Week Program)

Do you want to work with a personal trainer, but don't want to pay big fees? In collaboration with HPC, Campus Recreation is offering a student only Bootcamp at the Education balcony. In these group fitness sessions your personal trainer will put you through a mix of strength training circuits and cardio intervals that will show you how to push your limits to help you reach your goals.

Term 1: September 24th - December 5th, 2019 - excluding November break
Term 2: January 14th - March 28th, 2020 - excluding February break
Time: Tuesdays @ 7:30pm & Thursdays @ 7:30pm
Location: Education Balcony
Price: $75.00
Limit: 12

Register online or at the PAC Office (Room 222).

Women's Only Bootcamp

(10 Week Program)

If you’re looking to build strength and get more fit in a private women only setting then this class is for you. Your female certified personal trainer will take you through a series of strength training circuits and cardio intervals to push you to reach your fitness goals

Term 1: September 25th – December 4th, 2019 - excluding November break
Term 2: January 15th – March 25th, 2020 - excluding February break
Time: Wednesdays @ 7:30 pm & Sundays @ 4:00 pm
Location: Education Balcony
Price: $135 non-member, $75 member
Limits: 15 term 1 and 12 term 2

Register online or at the PAC Office (Room 222).

PAC Stretch & Refresh

Stretching is one of the most important elements of fitness but also one of the most overlooked.  This stretch and refresh class will teach you a number of different methods of how to stretch and lengthen your muscles to leave you feeling better than ever!

Term 2: 8 Week Program – 1 day a week, January 22nd – March 18th (Not over Spring Break)
Time: Wednesday’s @ 3 -3:45 pm
Location:  PAC Fit Studio
Price: $45 member, $75 non member
Limit: 15


Room 222, Physical Activity Complex (PAC)

Office Hours: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm, Monday - Friday