Elevate Overnight Leadership Camp

This 5 day, 4 night camp is meant for Ultimate players aged 14-18 with at least one year of playing experience. Athletes will improve their on-field and overall leadership skills with the help of our professional coaches, and through discussions with their peers. We are offering separate camps for both female-identifying and male-identifying athletes, although their will be cross-gender workshops and practices.

We will accept Day Campers (campers that want to stay at home or not at the AirBnB) on a case-by-case basis, and adjust the price accordingly.

There are only 12 spots in each camp so register today! 

Dates: August 8 - 12, 2018

Location: Victoria, B.C. 

Included in Registration Fee:

  1. Quality instruction from coaches who have played at elite club and national levels
  2. Custom Elevate Long Sleeve and Reversible jersey
  3. Elevate disc
  4. Three meals and snacks throughout the day 
  5. Two Ultimate practices a day
  6. Evening discussions on health & nutrition, strength & conditioning, privilege, gender and racial equity
  7. Overnight accommodations 
  8. All other costs for excursions (hiking, disc golf, pool)

Early-Bird Pricing (Until June 15): $718

Regular Pricing (After June 15): $818

Payment and Refund Policy

To book a spot, please pay a down payment of $250. The remainder of the Camp fee must be paid by June 15th, 2018.

A full refund can be made up until June 22nd. After this date, half of the registration fee will be refunded until June 30th. As of June 30th, there will be no refund. 

First and Last Day Information

Camper registration is from 3:00pm-5:00pm on August 8th at each gender's respective AirBnB. Camp officially begins at 5:00pm. If you need help transporting from the ferry to camp, please email elevateultimateacademy@gmail.com and we can help organize a ride. 

The camp is over at 1:00pm on August 12th, and pick up will be at our playing field, Lambrick Park. Please plan on having transportation ready to leave camp at 1:00pm. 

Camp Directors and Coaches

Danie Proby

Danie started her Ultimate career relatively late, starting at the University of Victoria in 2009. She quickly became captain and led them to their first ever College Nationals appearance in school history. In 2015, she made Traffic Ultimate, the top women's club team in Vancouver.  Her coaching career includes a Bronze medal at Canadian Junior Nationals with Vortex Ultimate, and four years in the Middle East with Ultimate Peace. She loves giving one-on-one feedback and seeing that "aha" moment when athletes learn how to huck.

Ari Nitikman

Ari has played for over 10 years, starting his Ultimate career in Grade 6 at Stratford Hall. He will be entering his third season with Vancouver's top men's club team, Furious George, and most recently won Bronze at the U24 World Championships with Team Canada Mixed. Ari was part of the coaching team that helped Vortex Ultimate win Bronze at the 2017 Canadian Junior Nationals, and has coached at Ultimate Peace and Cut Camp. He's looking forward to growing and learning with the campers. 

Camp Life

On-Field Topics Covered

  • Throwing Mechanics
  • Catching Mechanics
  • Defensive Footwork and Positioning
  • Cutting Fundamentals
  • Zone Offense and Defense 
  • Marking
  • Hucking

Off-Field Topics Covered

  • How to create, adapt, and lead a drill
  • How to give feedback
  • How to empower your teammates
  • Masculinity & Femininity 
  • Privilege & Race
  • Nutrition
  • Injury Prevention

Example Daily Schedule

8:00am – Wake up

8:15 - 9:15am – Breakfast

9:30am - 10:00am – Prep for the day

10:00am - 10:30am – Get to fields

10:30am - 12:30pm – On-Field session 1

12:30pm - 1:15pm – Lunch Break

1:15pm - 1:45pm – Throwing Skills

1:45pm - 3:00pm – On-Field Session 2

3:00pm - 4:00pm – Free Time

4:00pm - 6:00pm – Daily Workshop Session/Presentation

6:00pm - 7:30pm – Dinner

7:30pm - 9:30 – Leadership Activities, Evening Activities, Guest Speakers, & FUN!

9:30pm - 10:30pm – Free Time

10:30pm – Lights Out

*Schedule subject to change based upon daily activity (hiking, community scrimmages etc.)

Early-Bird Pricing (Until June 1st): $718

Regular Pricing (After June 1st): $818


What is the level of Ultimate skill needed to join?

We have designed our curriculum to be inclusive of all levels of play. It is encouraged that the athletes have at least one year playing experience in order to get the most out of the camp.

How much Ultimate will we be playing?

We have two major practice times blocked off for approximately 4-5 hours of training per day. Some days will include scrimmages with local players from the community or a mixed scrimmage with the other camp.

Where will we be staying and what are the sleeping arrangements?

Each camp will stay in their own house. The athletes will be responsible for cooking, cleaning, and basic duties around the house. There will be bed options as well as mats in order to accommodate more people. We will ensure to meet the rooming/dietary needs of our athletes based upon information gathered upon registration.

What about food?

After compiling the list of dietary needs, the group will meal plan and grocery shop together as a part of their immersive and independence training. They will work in small groups to plan a couple meals over the week and cook together. The cost of food is covered for the week.

What kind of activities will each camp do?

We will offer many physical activities including yoga, hiking, disc golf, and other sports. We will also offer art-based/writing activities and self-exploration/mindfulness sessions.

You mentioned they would be giving back to the community. Can you explain?

A major part of the camp is designed to build upon the athlete’s leadership skills. We will be working together to design workshops to teach new people to play Ultimate and to hold conversations about equity in sport within the Ultimate Community.

What is your policy on cell phones?

We will encourage our athletes to not use their cellphones during their stay with us. They will have access to them in order to stay connected with their families/guardians but general use during our sessions is typically not permitted (case by case basis). We want to ensure they get the most out of the experience by building connections and relationships with the people in front of them.

All leaders will have access to their phones at all times in case of emergency.