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Offered: fall, winter, spring, summer Subsidies

The Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management recognizes that fees can pose a barrier when engaging children and youth in programming. Various subsidy opportunities are available to offer assistance.

Thank you to the Barkwell family! A portion of this fund is provided by the late Edward James (Ted) Barkwell, whose lifelong passion for sport lives on. The Ted Barkwell Memorial Fund allows underprivileged children to meet new friends and learn new skills in a university setting.

Applicants are required to pay a $60.00 fee as contribution towards their selected program. The remaining fees will be covered by the Faculty.


Subsidy Programs

  • Low-Income - Available for participants/athletes who do not have the financial means through parents, guardians or agencies.
  • Indigenous Engagement - Available for participants/athletes of indigenous cultural backgrounds (status, non-status, Metis, Inuit). 
  • Special Needs - Available for participants/athletes with developmental and/or physical disabilities. 

How to apply:

  1. Complete one subsidy application form per child.
  2. Complete one Mini U Programs registration form per family.
  3. Provide the $60.00 subsidy fee per child per program.
  4. Submit to the Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management.

Questions regarding this subsidy option can be directed to Drew Sheffield, leadership and community program coordinator by email at  drew.sheffield@umanitoba.ca.

The Mini Print

Applications are assessed on a first-come, first served bases. Opportunities are available while funds remain. Limitations to the number of programs subsided may apply per child per calendar year may apply. We do not hold spots in programs during the period in which your application is being reviewed. Subsidy is not available for swimming, lunch or bus programs. Applications are received in-person, by mail or fax (online registration is not available). Once all required documents are provided, our staff will inform you (within 10 days) of whether or not you qualify for subsidy.

Offered: summer Support leaders

Having unique needs is not unique. We understand that everyone has preferences, needs and requires some form of accommodation in order to be most successful.

Prior to their arrival to the program, families are provided the opportunity to identify and share any special needs that are important to their child’s success while attending our programming.

Learn more about attending our programs with special needs here

Requesting a support leader

All support leaders are to be booked through our online registration system and are allocated on a first come first served basis.

Registering for a support leader

  1. Reserve a support leader for the week of your choice.  
  2. Register for a program of your choice during the same week.  
  3. Once your registration has been processed, submit a completed special needs form. A new form is required each year of participation.

Support leaders are funded in one of three ways:

Children disAbility Services (CdS) funded

Support leaders are available each week to children who have funding through CDS. Confirm with your CDS case manager the number of weeks CDS will offer funding prior to registering. Then register for a Mini U program of your choice. Mini U will bill CDS directly for the cost of the support leader.

Mini U funded

Mini U funded support leaders are available each week for children who do not have funding through any other agency. Each child may request a maximum of two weeks of support per summer at no additional cost.

Family funded 

A limited number of support leaders are available to families who wish to pay for the cost of the employee. This option is available to anyone who feels their child’s experience would be more successful with the support of a one-on-one leader.

Fee: $548 ($441 for a short week)

Bringing external support

If you believe your child would be most successful with one on one support provided by another agency, we would be happy to welcome them. Guardians are not able to act as external support workers during our programs.

Summer Camp Dates

Week 1 July 6 - 10
Week 2 July 13 - 17
Week 3 July 20 - 24
Week 4 July 27 - 31
Week 5* August 4 - 7
Week 6 August 10 - 14
Week 7  August 7 - 21
Week 8 August 24 - 28
Week 9** August 31 - September 4

*Short week - offered at a reduced price
** Swimming will not be included in week 9 due to our annual pool shutdown

Offered: summer Busing

The University of Manitoba is closer than you think. Our supervised Mini U buses are in your neighbourhood and provide rides to and from the university campus each day (July and August only).

You and 45 of your friends can meet us at a school in your local area and we’ll take it from there. Check out when we will be in your neighbourhood.

Registration for busing closes 5 days before the camp start date.

Locations:

  • Bannatyne Campus 

    Address: 727 McDermot (in front of the Brodie Centre) 
    Pick up: 7:50 a.m. (8:10 a.m. during week 8)
    Drop Off: 5:15 p.m. (4:55 p.m. during week 8) 

    Weeks offered: 1, 8

    Price: $39

  • Charleswood School

    Address: 505 Oakdale Drive 
    Pick up: 8:20 a.m. 
    Drop off: 4:50 p.m.

    Weeks offered: 2, 6

    Price: $39 ($32 short week)

  • Ecole Sage Creek School

    Address: 315 Sage Creek Boulevard 
    Pick up: 8:15 a.m. 
    Drop off: 4:50 p.m. 

    Weeks offered: 2, 6

    Price: $39 

  • Garden City Collegiate

    Address: 711 Jefferson Avenue 
    Pick up: 7:55 a.m. 
    Drop off: 5:15 p.m.

    Weeks offered: 3, 7

    Price: $39 

  • Great West Life 

    Address: 100 Osborne Street (Colony Street Entrance) 
    Pick up: 8:05 a.m. 
    Drop off: 5:00 p.m.

    Weeks offered: 4, 5*, 8, 9**

    Price: $39 ($32 short week)

  • Grant Park High School 

    Address: 450 Nathaniel Street 
    Pick up: 8:20 a.m. 
    Drop off: 4:50 p.m.

    Weeks offered: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5*, 6, 7, 8, 9**

    Price: $39 ($32 short week)

  • Island Lakes Community School 

    Address: 445 Island Shore Boulevard 
    Pick up: 8:25 a.m. 
    Drop off: 4:40 p.m.

    Weeks offered: 2, 6

    Price: $39 

  • Linwood School 

    Address: 266 Linwood Street 
    Pick up: 8:10 a.m. 
    Drop off: 5:05 p.m.

    Weeks offered: 2, 6

    Price: $39 

  • Lord Wolseley School 

    Address: 989 Henderson Highway 
    Pick up: 7:50 a.m. 
    Drop off: 5:15 p.m.

    Weeks offered: 2, 6, 8

    Price: $39

  • Ness Middle School 

    Address: 3300 Ness Avenue 
    Pick up: 7:55 a.m. 
    Drop off: 5:15 p.m.

    Weeks offered: 2, 6

    Price: $39 

  • Regent Park School

    Address: 411 Moroz Avenue 
    Pick up: 7:55 a.m. 
    Drop off: 5:10 p.m. 

    Weeks offered: 3

    Price: $39 

  • Victor H. L. Wyatt School

    Address: 485 Meadowood Drive 
    Pick up: 8:30 a.m. 
    Drop off: 4:40 p.m. 

    Weeks offered: 3

    Price: $39

  • Windsor Park School

    Address: 1015 Cottonwood Rd.
    Pick up: 8:10 a.m. 
    Drop off: 4:55 p.m. 

    Weeks offered: 3

    Price: $39 

  • Ecole Ste. Agathe School

    Address: 310 Pembina Trails, Ste. Agathe
    Pick up: 8:10 a.m. 
    Drop off: 4:55 p.m. 

    Weeks offered: 4, 7

    Price: $43 

  • St. Adolphe School

    Address: 444 La Seine St., St. Adolphe
    Pick up: 8:25 a.m. 
    Drop off: 4:40 p.m. 

    Weeks offered: 4, 7

    Price: $43 

Pick up and  drop off times listed are approximate and based on typical traffic. 

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Offered: summer Lunch Bunch

Sign up for Lunch Bunch and receive a nutritious convenient box lunch each day. Lunches are delivered fresh each morning and our team will ensure your child receives their lunch before daily activities begin. 

Registration for Lunch Bunch closes 5 days before the camp start date.

Sample menus

  • Regular:  

    Monday: ham and cheese pita, apple, mini bran muffin and a juice box 

    Tuesday: crispy chicken whole wheat wrap with lettuce, grapes, blueberry yogurt and a juice box 

    Wednesday: assorted 6” whole wheat sub, orange-mandarin slices, banana bread and a juice box 

    Thursday: turkey on a whole wheat bun, melon chunks, cheese portion and a juice box 

    Friday: multi grain 6” pizza sub, fruit salad, veggies/dip and a juice box

    Weeks offered: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5*, 6, 7, 8, 9**

    Price: $40 ($31 for short week)

  • Large (regular lunch plus listed items):

    Monday: cheese strings, vanilla pudding 

    Tuesday: granola bar, apple 

    Wednesday: cheese and crackers, chocolate pudding 

    Thursday: Rice Krispies square, strawberry yogurt 

    Friday: oatmeal cookie, cheese strings 

    Weeks offered: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5*, 6, 7, 8, 9**

    Price: $50 ($40 for short week)

No substitutions. We cannot guarantee that products have not come in contact with your child’s allergens.

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