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Registration is now open. Click here for the registration form. The deadline for all registrations is June 18, 2017.

There will be a limit of 120 participants and priority will be given to new participants. A waitlist will be generated if the number of registrations exceeds 120. The BYP will make every effort to contact participants and their parents/guardians as soon as possible to confirm whether participants have secured a spot in the Camp or are on the waitlist.

Any questions regarding the registration process or the Camp in general can be directed to:


Ages/grades: Students MUST have finished Grade 5 by June 30 of the camp year (no exceptions). We cannot register younger students.

Registration: Please refer to the online registration link posted above. (EMAIL REQUESTS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.)

Note: In order to ensure your registration is complete, please ensure you have filled out ALL of the required fields in the online form.

A confirmation email will be sent once a child is accepted.


Where: University of Manitoba Bannatyne Campus

Drop-off location:  University of Manitoba Brodie Centre Atrium, 727 McDermot Avenue

Pick up:  Brodie Centre Atrium, Bannatyne Campus (727 McDermot Ave.)

The Biomedical Youth Summer Camp is an annual outreach initiative of the BYP that is held at the Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba Bannatyne Campus. This year the camp will run from July 17 - 21. It is free of charge to students, from grades 5-12, interested in science.


This Camp, which started in 2006 with 15 youth participants, has now grown to accommodate more than 100 Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal students. Throughout the week, Camp participants will carry out hands-on activities exploring topics from Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Medical Rehabilitation, and Basic Sciences. 


Managing and organizing the camp is made possible with help from volunteers. The volunteers are recruited from graduate students, health sciences students, undergraduate students, community groups, and parents who accompany their children. If you're interested in volunteering with the camp or any other BYP programs, visit our volunteer page for more info.

The volunteers act as supervisors, activity and session leaders, and chaperones. Several hands-on activities conducted at the summer camp, since 2006, are as follows:

  • Cell Culture
  • Blood typing
  • Basic Anatomy
  • Neuropathology
  • Medical Simulation
  • Dentistry techniques
  • Fingerprint Analysis
  • Cell function dynamics
  • Fluorescent microscopy
  • Immunological techniques
  • DNA structure and function
  • DNA extraction and separation
  • Protein analysis and biochemistry
  • Fundamentals of medical rehabilitation

Interested individuals, schools and related organizations are invited to participate in this program.

Please provide contact information of students who may be interested to:

Dr. James Gilchrist, Director

Blair Malazdrewich from Shaw TV's Go! spent a day at the 2016 BYP Camp and it looks like he had a great time.

Check out the videos below!