Gym Nights

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What is it?

Gym nights are an occasion for us to serve our communities by hosting a weekly event for kids free of charge. This is an opportunity for families to connect and for kids to make new friends. Along with the games and physical activity, kids learn important life lessons from the Bible.

When is it?

It runs weekly on Thursday nights from November to April. The time of the event is 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM. 

Where is it?

Gymnasium of the Queen Mary St Public School, 557 Queen Mary St, Ottawa.

Who is it for?

Gym night is open to kids ages 10-15. Younger kids may attend on a case-by-case basis, but may not participate in certain sports activities because of safety concerns.

You MUST register your child with a form before they can attend this event.

What happens during a typical session?

Each session includes a variety of sports and cooperative games followed by a short message (15 minutes) and a snack.

What is taught during the Bible time?

Each lesson presents a story or a principle from the Bible in an age-appropriate way.  We present the good news for everyone. This year, we will be exploring the following questions 1) Who Is God? 2) Who is Jesus? and 3) Who am I? See the whole curriculum here.

Who runs the program?

Volunteers associated with the Ottawa Gospel Hall will run the activities and lessons. Those working directly with children must undergo screening (including vulnerable sector criminal record check) and certification through the Plan to Protect program.

How can I find out more?

Please email us at upwardscamp@gmail.com with any questions you might have.