Registration is open Summer camps

SUMMER CAMPS AT-A-GLANCE

  Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8 Week 9
  July 4-8 July 11-15 July 18-22 July 25-29 Aug 2-5 Aug 8-12 Aug 15-19 Aug 22-26 Aug 29-Sept 2
                   
Active Gamers Level-Up!    
Archery, Fencing, Racquetball (12+)              
Artist Studio              
Becoming a Mini U Leader  
Coding with Minecraft and Roblox          
Create an App      √      
Dodgeball III              
Girlzone (12+)              
Glow in the Dark      
Golf                
Lacrosse/Ball Hockey            
Move-U    
Outdoor Adventures III        
Recreation Basketball (Co-ed)              
Recreation Soccer (Co-Ed)              
Recreation Volleyball (Co-Ed)              
Senior Creators              
Sport Sampler III              
Wall Climbing III
  • Kids running outdoors practicing soccer skills.
  • Rec Soccer 

    Age: 12-14
    Instructor: Bisons student-athletes, with mentorship and curriculum development support, provided by Bisons Soccer head coach Vanessa Martinez Lagunas
    Hours/Day: 2 soccer; 4 Rec
    Dates: Weeks 3, 7
    Price: $260

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Rec Soccer (co-ed) program details

Learn from the best as we use lesson plans developed by Bisons student-athletes to offer the best opportunity to improve your game. You will learn shot selection, tackling, marking, offensive and defensive team strategies as well as fine tuning your fundamental skills. 

  • A junior program participant dribbles a basketball attempting to get past her opponent.
  • Rec Basketball 

    Age: 12-14
    Instructor: Bisons student-athletes, with mentorship and curriculum development support, provided by Bisons Basketball head coaches Kirby Schepp and Michele Sung
    Hours/Day: 2 Basketball; 4 Rec
    Dates: Weeks 2, 5
    Price: $260, $208 (Short week)

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Rec Basketball (co-ed) program details

Experienced U SPORTS athletes lead you through drills, competitions, and daily scrimmages to help improve your play. Learn shooting, passing, dribbling, offensive and defensive strategies and conditioning. Our coaches emphasize transitional situations and advanced shooting techniques.

  • Three girls from the Mini U Senior Program during volleyball
  • Rec Volleyball 

    Age: 12-14
    Instructor: Bisons student-athletes, with mentorship and curriculum development support provided by Bisons Volleyball head coaches Ken Bentley and Arnd Ludwig.
    Hours/Day: 2 Volleyball; 4 Rec
    Dates: Weeks 3, 7
    Price: $260

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Rec Volleyball (co-ed) program details

Bisons student-athletes will lead you through drills, daily scrimmages and mini competitions to help build on your volleyball skills. You will learn offensive and defensive strategies and systems, approach, attacking, blocking, hitting, setting, serving and passing. End the week by implementing your skills at the The Beach Volleyball Centre.

  • A large group of children huddle together in a circle with their heads together to pose for a photograph.
  • Ball Hockey/Lacrosse Combination

    Age: 12-14
    Instructor: Qualified Mini U Programs coach
    Hours/Day: 3 Sports; 3 Rec
    Dates: Weeks 3, 5, 7
    Price: $260, $208 (Short week)

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Ball hockey/Lacrosse Combination program details

Coached by experienced hockey and lacrosse players, this camp covers the basic concepts of ball hockey and lacrosse without the physical contact. Develop your shooting, passing, stick-handling/cradling and position through drills and scrimmages. Make sure to bring a bathing suit because participants will have the opportunity to try water lacrosse. Ball hockey and lacrosse sticks will be provided but participants may bring their own.

  • Kids practice their fencing techniques with each other.
  • Archery, Fencing and Racquetball

    Age: 12-14
    Instructor: Sport Manitoba trained staff
    Hours/Day: 4 Sport; 2 Rec
    Dates: Weeks 2, 9
    Price: $260

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Archery, Fencing and Racquetball program details

It’s back! Get the opportunity to try these three sports in a fun and safe environment. Learn sport specific skills from experienced players in archery, fencing and racquetball while developing an understanding of fair play.

  • Three kids get ready to throw dodgeballs as the camera.
  • Dodgeball III

    Age: 12-14
    Instructor: Qualified Mini U Programs coach
    Hours/Day: 2 Dodgeball; 4 Rec
    Dates: Weeks 3, 7
    Price: $260

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Dodgeball III program details

Take your dodgeball skills to the next level! Spend the week sharpening your throwing, dodging and catching skills through multiple variations of dodgeball. Then put your skills to the test with archery tag, a new and safe way to play dodgeball. If you can dodge a ball, you can dodge an arrow!

  • Two kids with glowing neon clothing under the black lights.
  • Glow in the Dark

    Age: 12-14
    Instructor Qualified Mini U Programs coach
    Hours/Day: 2 Glow; 4 Rec
    Dates: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8
    Price: $260

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Glow in the Dark program details

Black lights, neon decals and glow in the dark paint will light the way in this exciting camp. Join us for a week filled with fun games and activities all played under our black lights! End the week with glow in the dark bowling at Dakota Bowling Lanes. Each participant will receive a special glow in the dark t-shirt to take home.

  • A golf bag sits on the fairway, displaying the tools of the trade.
  • Golf

    Age: 12-14
    Instructor: Glen Sirkis, PGA Golf Professional and multiple MB Junior Leader of the Year Award Winner
    Hours/Day: 3-6 Golf; 0-3 Rec
    Dates: Week 2
    Price: $290

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Golf program details

This summer, learn from a certified PGA pro golf professional! Learn the basics of the game on the golf course and driving range while having fun along the way. Throughout the week receive instruction at St. Vital Golf Centre and then put your skills to work on a course.  Receive a video analysis of your swing to help maximize your driving, chipping, and putting. Golf clubs and balls will be provided but participants may bring their own.

  • Two leaders pose for a photo with a young Mini U child outside under a tree.
  • Sports Sampler III

    Age: 12-14
    Instructor: Qualified Mini U Programs coach
    Hours/Day: 4 Sport; 2 Rec
    Dates: Weeks 6, 8
    Price: $260

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Sports Sampler III program details

The perfect camp for sports enthusiasts! Learn advanced techniques and strategies in the classics such as basketball, volleyball and soccer. Participants will also have the opportunity to experience lesser-known sports such as spikeball, and disc golf at La Barriere Park.

  • A girl climbing the climbing wall in the advanced climbing skills class.
  • Wall Climbing III

    Age: 12-14
    Instructor: Qualified climbing leader
    Hours/Day: 2 Climb; 4 Rec
    Dates: Weeks 1-9
    Price: $260

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Wall Climbing III program details

Climb to new heights! You will learn about the fundamentals of wall climbing such as safety, rope work, communication skills and belaying. Come out and have fun learning as certified leaders teach you to climb to new heights.

  • A girl creates art with the help of her Mini U classroom leader.
  • Artists Studio

    Age: 12-14
    Instructor: Qualified Mini U Programs classroom leader, typically from the School of Art.
    Hours/Day: 3 Art; 3 Rec
    Dates: Weeks 4, 8
    Price: $260

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Artists Studio program details

Work in the studio to create a variety of art projects. At the end of the week, you’ll provide your peers with insight into your own artistic process in the form of a critique. Smocks may not be available so please bring a large shirt to protect your clothes.

  • Two Mini U juniors play a video game with their leader.
  • NEW! Active Gamers: Level Up!

    Age: 12-14
    Instructor: Qualified Mini U Programs classroom leader
    Hours/Day: 2 Gaming; 4 Rec
    Dates: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9
    Price: $260

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Active Gamers: Level Up! program details

Unleash your gaming skills with all the latest systems from Xbox, PlayStation and Nintendo.  Acquire leadership skills through gaming and put them into play with physical activities.  Participants will also have the chance to challenge your agility, problem solving and speed at Winnipeg’s active gaming facility Activate!

  • A senior Mini U participant working with other Mini U kids.
  • Becoming a Mini U Leader

    Age: 13-16
    Instructor: Qualified Mini U Programs classroom leader
    Hours/Day: 3 Lead; 3 Rec
    Dates - 2 Week Program: Weeks 1/2, 3/4, 5/6, 7/8
    Price: $300, $270 (Short week)

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Become a Mini U Leader program details

Be a leader at Mini U and Junior Bisons Programs! Develop your skills in the areas of responsibility, behaviour management and goal setting and get a powerful glimpse into what it takes to be a leader on the Mini U team. Receive hands-on training through an in-depth orientation that includes learning behaviour management techniques, customer service, creating games for kids and teamwork. During the first week, our leaders will prepare you to lead at Mini U and Junior Bisons Programs. During the second week, you’ll work alongside a Mini U mentor and assist with leading one of our summer camps. After the program has been completed, you will have the chance to volunteer at our programs!

  • Kids intently working at computers.
  • Coding with Minecraft and Roblox

    Age: 12-14
    Instructor: Qualified Mini U Programs classroom leader, typically from the Department of Computer Science.
    Hours/Day: 3 Coding; 3 Rec
    Dates: Weeks 2, 4, 6, 8
    Price: $290

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Coding with Minecraft and Roblox program details

Learn about the world of coding with the wildly popular Minecraft and Roblox games. You will use the code editor Code Kingdoms to create your own games and projects in real Java and Lua code. Depending on your comfort level, you will be able to work in either drag and drop blocks or text code. New and experienced players are welcome.

  • Four participants pose for a photograph wearing colourful, fun animal onesies.
  • Girlzone: Educate, Empower, Express

    Age: 12-14
    Instructor: Qualified Mini U Programs classroom leader
    Hours/Day: 3 Class; 3 Rec
    Dates: Weeks 3, 6
    Price: $260

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​​​​​​​Girlzone: Educate, Empower, Express program details

In a safe and supportive environment, develop and grow into an expressive, confident mover and thinker. Learn about topics like leadership, healthy living, yoga and more! This program is designed for participants who identify as female.

  • A group of kids and their leaders getting ready to go canoeing.
  • Outdoor Adventures III

    Age: 12-14
    Instructor: Qualified Mini U Programs classroom leader
    Hours/Day: 3 Outdoor; 3 Rec
    Dates: Weeks 1, 3, 5, 7, 9
    Price: $260

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​​​​​​​Outdoor Adventures III program details

Explore and experience La Barriere Park, Kings Park and Birds Hill Provincial Park! Learn about wilderness survival and first aid, Manitoba wildlife and vegetation, knot tying and fire safety all while learning leadership skills involving teamwork, communication and responsibility. Discover how fulfilling it is to be a leader in the great outdoors!

  • A child sits at a computer and works on a project with the help of her classroom leader.
  • Create an App

    Age: 12-14
    Instructor: Qualified Mini U classroom leader, typically from the Department of Computer Science.
    Hours/Day: 3 Create; 3 Rec
    Dates: Weeks 1, 3, 5 ,7
    Price: $260

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Create an App program details

Interested in app design? Get to know the principles of app game design while transforming your creative ideas into interactive video games. Learn all about mobile game creation using specialized software like Stencyl. You do not require a smartphone to enrol in this camp; games will be written and run with stand-alone software. Participants who want to try running their games on a smartphone are welcome to bring their own personal iPhone or Android device, which should be running the most up-to-date operating system. Mini U Programs is not responsible for lost, damaged, or stolen equipment. Previous experience with programming or programming software is not required.

  • Kids in a classroom building structures out of interlocking wooden pieces.
  • Senior Creators

    Age: 12-14
    Instructor: Qualified Mini U Programs classroom leader, typically from the Faculty of Architecture.
    Hours/Day: 3 Create; 3 Rec
    Dates: Weeks 2, 8
    Price: $260

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Senior Creators program details

Discover your passion for design in this week-long camp. Participate in 3D printing and laser cutting firsthand in the Architecture FABLab. Explore design through generative techniques while working collaboratively in small teams. You will be given creative freedom when working on your kit-based project throughout the week. Projects will be based on multiple variations of design-assemblies.

Junior Bisons Summer Camps

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  • Junior Bisons

    We will be offering various day-time, high-performance training opportunities in volleyball, basketball and soccer.

    Age: 12-18

    Visit the Junior Bisons website for full program details.

    Junior Bisons website

  • View of the UM’s six-lane Joyce Fromson pool from the diving board in the pool’s deep end.
  • Junior Bisons Swimming

    Ages: 11-17
    Coach: Bisons Swimming assistant coach Dillon Perron
    Dates: Week 7, 8 (Monday-Friday)
    Time: 6-9 p.m.
    Price: $200

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Junior Bisons Swimming program details

Junior Bisons Swimming is an annual program designed for novice to experienced competitive swimmers. The emphasis will be on the development of increased training capacities and the development of stroke specific competition skills. Camp includes dry-land component.

About Dillon Perron

Dillon Perron is a former national level swimmer and is currently a Junior Bisons coach and assistant coach with the University of Manitoba Bisons. Dillon has been coaching swimming since 2014 and has worked with athletes ranging from Learn to Swim to Olympians. Dillon has an aptitude for technical development and enjoys teaching swimmers how to swim more efficiently to increase overall performance.

12+ Experience

Leadership Skill Building

  • Mentoring young campers 
  • Building relationships 
  • Collecting leadership cards 
  • Developing teamwork skills 
  • Increasing communication skills 

Self Sign Out

Participants of Mini U Programs and Junior Bisons who are at least twelve years of age can be granted permission to sign themselves out of camp at 4:00 PM each day with the preauthorization from a guardian. Please see this form for authorization.