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VM Picks: Top Summer Break Camps, a Q&A with Elevate Ultimate

VM Picks: Top Summer Break Camps, a Q&A with Elevate Ultimate

Got an active kid in the house who needs some outdoor fun? Sign them up for Ultimate Frisbee or Disc Golf camp with Elevate Ultimate, winner of the Best Youth Entrepreneur Award at this year’s Small Business BC Awards. We connected with Co-founder Ari Nitikman about this camp that fosters skills and values that are important on and off the field.

Give us a brief description of your camp

We have two types of camps: Ultimate frisbee and Disc Golf camps. Our Ultimate camps are great for kids that need to run around all day to burn off that energy. Our disc golf camps are great for kids because they do not have to share equipment or be in physical proximity to one another.

What makes your summer camp unique?

We go FAR beyond just letting kids throw the frisbee around for six hours. Our games have been expertly created by Danie (who was formerly a Physical Education teacher) to create maximum engagement and leave kids begging for more!

What are some highlights of your camp, something the kids will talk about long after camp is over.

Ultimate Camp: The parents vs kids challenges at the end of the week. Disc golf camp. Kids will brag about how their score on the first day was +50, and how their score on the last day was -3.

What will kids learn at your camp?

On the surface, they will learn the basic skills of each sport (throwing, catching, cutting). However, our mission is to always teach kids real values they can take beyond the sports field. We love Ultimate and Disc Golf because it is self – refereed and co-ed. Because of this, kids learn values such as conflict resolution, personal accountability, and gender equity, through the Sport and Spirit of Ultimate and Disc golf.

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What kind of feedback have your received about your camp.

“Ultimate with Ari and Danie has been one of the best activities that I have enrolled my kids in. I love Ultimate for my kids because it is egalitarian, emphasizes sportsmanship over winning, values camaraderie, and is a cardio workout! Ari and Danie are positive and responsible coaches, challenging the kids to the next level by giving constructive feedback and at the same time, keeping it fun! They share their love for the sport through their skillful coaching and are excellent role models.” ~ Felice Ho

This post is sponsored by Elevate Ultimate

Elevate Ultimate is an award-winning company, and the leader in Ultimate Frisbee programs for kids aged 6 – 19. Their mission is to pass on skills and values that will transcend the field, such as sports-personship, personal accountability, and open-mindedness, through the Sport and Spirit of Ultimate Frisbee. They are making better human beings one frisbee at a time. www.elevateultimate.com

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