Biomedical Youth Program Summer Camp
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Sadly, due to current circumstances, we have had to cancel the BYP Summer Science Camp for this year. Any hope that a camp could be organized has been mitigated by the anticipated observance of social-distancing protocols/restrictions throughout the Summer and, possibly, into the Fall.

We hope to announce in due course some information about next year’s BYP Summer Science Camp.  We thank you for your interest in our programs. 

Any questions regarding our camps or other programs can be directed to 


Students MUST have finished Grade 5 by June 30th in the year of the camp (no exceptions). We cannot register younger students.


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.

Dates: The camp is usually held in the 3rd week of July of each year.

Where: University of Manitoba Bannatyne Campus

Cost: Free of charge to students from Grades 5-12 who are interested in science.

Pick up / drop off location: University of Manitoba Brodie Centre Atrium, 727 McDermot Avenue


The Biomedical Youth Program Summer Camp started in 2006 with 15 youth participants. It has since grown to accommodate more than 150 Indigenous and non-Indigenous students.

Throughout the week, participants carry out hands-on activities exploring topics from medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, medical rehabilitation, and basic sciences.

Activities include:

  • 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


We are actively looking for volunteers. Click here for more info.

Volunteers come from a wide variety of backgrounds, including undergraduate and graduate students, health sciences students, community groups, and parents who accompany their children. Volunteers act as supervisors, activity and session leaders, and chaperones.

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!