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Online registration for fall programs is open!

REGISTRATION IS OPEN Fall programs

  • A Mini U participant playing.

    Sport Sampler I

    OFFERED IN FALL
    (AGES 5-7)

    Are you learning about sports but already know that you love to be active, have fun and try new things? This program will help you explore a variety of sports like basketball, soccer, track and field, floor hockey, archery* in a fun, non-competitive environment. Learn about basic skill development, fair play, teamwork and participation.

    *Due to COVID-19 health restrictions, we will not be able to offer archery as part of Sport Sampler for 2021.

    Instructor: Qualified Mini U Programs leader 

    Dates: Sept. 28-Nov. 30

    Days offered: Tuesdays 6-6:50 p.m.

    Price: $150

    Register now

     

  • kids playing basketball

    Junior Bisons Mini-Basketball I

    OFFERED IN FALL 
    (AGES 5-7)

    Designed by our Bisons head coaches, the Mini-Basket program to allows children to play the game in a focused environment suited to the development of their physical, mental and basketball skills by instituting long-term athlete development (LTAD) modifications to the adult game. With high repetitions and touches, it is player-oriented with the emphasis is on skill development in combination with the teaching and loading of actions.

    Instructor: Bisons coaching staff and Bisons student-athletes

    Dates: Oct. 3-Nov. 28 

    Days offered: Sundays 3-3:50 p.m. (no class Sun., Oct. 10)

    Price: $160

    Register now

  • Kids and their Mini U leader getting ready to go on the ice.

    Bisons Learn to Skate I

    offered in summer and fall
    (Ages 5-7)

    Lessons will focus on the fundamentals of skating (forward skating, stopping, starting, turning, backwards skating) combining movement oriented activities and games to encourage fun through learning. Children must be able to stand independently on the ice without assistance. 

    Participants are required to bring their own skates, CSA-approved helmets (full face mask recommended) and thick mitts or hockey gloves. 

    Instructor: Bisons student-athletes

    Dates: Sept. 19-Dec. 11

    Days:
    Wednesdays 5:45-6:30 p.m. or 
    Sundays 3:45-4:30 p.m.

    (no classes Wed., Oct. 6, 20, Nov. 10, 24 and Dec. 8)
    (no classes Sun., Sept. 26, Oct.17 and Nov. 7, 14 and 28)

    Price: $150

    Register now

  • A young hockey player gets set to receive a pass.

    Bisons Learn to Skate - parent and tot

    OFFERED IN FALL
    (AGES 3-5)

    This program is ideal for beginner skaters. Lessons will focus on the fundamentals of skating, gliding, forward skating, stopping, starting and turning. Learn to Skate combines movement-oriented activities and games to encourage fun through learning. The parent/adult accompanying the child should be a confident skater.

    CSa-approved helmets are required for both children and parents on the ice. 

    Full face masks, thick gloves and pants are strongly recommended.

    Dates: Sept. 19-Dec. 11

    Days: 
    Sundays, 3-3:45 p.m. or
    Wednesdays 5-5:45 p.m.

    (no classes Wed., Oct. 6, 20, Nov. 10, 24 and Dec. 8)
    (no classes Sun., Sept. 26, Oct.17 and Nov. 7, 14 and 28)

    Price: $150 

    Register now

     

  • children playing volleyball

    Junior Bisons Mini Volleyball I

    OFFERED IN FALL
    (AGES 5-7)

    Mini-Volley is an approach of initiating people to the game of volleyball. The traditional game is adapted to the specific needs and abilities of the participants. These adaptations include varying the number of players, altering the court size, adjusting the height of the net and using bigger and lighter balls. The objective of these adaptations is to encourage learning, promote success and increase the enjoyment for the participants. When the game is properly adapted for the age and abilities of the participants, they experience more success and enjoy the activity.

    Instructors: Bisons coaching staff and student-athletes

    Dates: Oct. 3-Nov. 28

    Days: Sundays 3:30-5:30 p.m. (no class Sunday, Oct. 10)

    Price: $240

    Register now

  • A Mini U participant climbs for the first time.

    Wall climbing I

    offered in fall
    (ages 5-7)

    This program is designed to give participants the chance to experience wall climbing for the first time. Under the supervision of our certified leaders, you will learn the basic requirements for wall climbing such as safety, communication and technique.

    Instructor: Qualified climbing leader

    Dates: Sept. 29-Dec. 1

    Days: Wednesdays, 6-7 p.m.

    Price: $200

    Register now

Summer programs

  • Three Mini U students being introduced to a live barn owl during an all about animals program.

    All About Animals

    OFFERED IN SUMMER ONLY
     
    (AGES 5-7)

    Animal lovers will be wild about this camp! You will learn where animals live, what they eat, how long they have been around for and how they survive. Have fun through interactive activities and games.

    Instructor: Qualified Mini U Programs classroom leader 

    Registration has now closed for summer 2021

  • Two Mini U kids colouring at a table.

    Crafty Kids

    OFFERED IN SUMMER ONLY
    (AGES 5-7)

    If you love all things crafty, this is the camp for you. Improve your skills in drawing and painting. Try splatter painting, sculpture and more! Participants will have some take-home projects at the end of the week. Please bring a large shirt to protect your clothes. 

    Instructor: Qualified Mini U Programs classroom leader 

    Registration has now closed for summer 2021

     

  • Mini U kids and a leader in a Dinosaur Discovery class.

    Dinosaur Discovery

    offered in summer only
    (AGES 5-7)

    Take a trip back to prehistoric times when the dinosaurs roamed the Earth. Learn how a T. Rex hunted through challenges tracking light and movement. See how fossils were made and then go out and dig them up yourself! You will also get to visit the Ed Leith Cretaceous Menagerie right here on campus to see some massive fossils firsthand.

    Instructor: Qualified Mini U Programs leader

    Registration has now closed for summer 2021

     

  • Mini U kids cheering each other on as they play.

    Fun, Sport and Fitness PLUS

    offered in summer only
    (Ages 5-7)

    Explore a variety of sports and have fun in a non-competitive environment. Each day includes one hour of science adventure and one hour of cool crafts. Learn about basic skill development, fair play, teamwork and participation.

    Instructor: Qualified Mini U Programs classroom leader 

    Registration has now closed for summer 2021

     

  • Mini U kids stand in front of a basketball net.

    Mini Bisons Basketball I

    offered in summer only
    (Ages 5-7)

    The Mini Bisons Basketball I day camp is designed to provide an introduction to basketball through fun, high quality and developmentally appropriate programming and coaching as part of a holistic approach to long-term athlete development. Our programs will be created and coached by Bisons student-athletes.

    Instructor: Bisons student-athletes

    Registration now closed for summer 2021

  • Kids playing in a gymnasium.

    Mini Gym

    OFFERED IN SUMMER ONLY
    (Ages 5-7)

    Keep your body moving all day long. Program focuses on gymnastics elements like cartwheels, forward and backward rolls, and balance beam activities, and is combined with fun jungle gym activities throughout the day. Get instruction in movement and motor skills like throwing, catching, hopping and more!

    Instructor: Qualified Mini U Programs coach

    Registration has now closed for summer 2021

  • young boy playing volleyball

    Mini Bisons Volleyball I

    OFFERED IN SUMMER ONLY
    (Ages 5-7)

    Mini Bisons Volleyball I is designed to provide an introduction to volleyball through fun, high quality and developmentally appropriate programming and coaching as part of a holistic approach to long-term athlete development. Our programs will be created and coached by Bisons student-athletes

    Instructor: Bisons student-athletes

    Regisration has now closed for summer 2021

     

     

  • Kids playing a game of hockey.

    Mini Bisons Hockey I

    OFFERED IN SUMMER ONLY
    (Ages 5-7)

    Mini Bisons Hockey I is designed to provide an introduction to hockey through fun, high-quality and developmentally appropriate training, programming, and coaching as part of a holistic approach to long-term athlete development. Our programs will be created and coached by Bisons student-athletes. 

    Instructor: Bisons student-athletes

    Regisration has now closed for summer 2021

  • A Mini U participant holds a soccer ball.

    Mini Bisons Soccer I

    OFFERED IN SUMMER ONLY
    (Ages 5-7)

    Mini Bisons Soccer I is designed to provide an introduction to soccer through fun, high-quality and developmentally appropriate training, programming, and coaching as part of a holistic approach to long-term athlete development. Our programs will be created and coached by Bisons student-athletes.

    Instructor: Bisons student-athletes 

    Registration has now closed for summer 2021

  • A group of children sitting outside in the grass together.

    Science Alliance

    OFFERED IN SUMMER ONLY
    (Ages 5-7)

    Throughout the week, perform exciting experiments in a variety of hands-on activities. Learn about rockets, fossil formation, chemical reactions, and more!

    Instructor: Qualified Mini U Programs classroom leader 

    Regisration has now closed for summer 2021

  • Three Mini U kids dressed as superheroes with masks and capes.

    Superheroes in Training

    OFFERED IN SUMMER ONLY
    (Ages 5-7)

    It’s a bird! It’s a plane! No…it’s Superheroes in Training camp! Explore what it takes to be a superhero. Climb like Spiderman, run like The Flash and leap like Superman. Sharpen your leadership skills while discovering how the Avengers and Justice League work as a team and use their strengths for good. Create your very own superhero/heroine identity and make your own take-home costume!

    Instructor: Qualified Mini U Programs classroom leader  

    Registration has now closed for summer 2021

     

Recreation

**Due to Covid-19 restrictions, some of our loved recreation games and activities (indicated with **) will not be available for Summer 2021. We look forward to a full return of our camp menu and games for Summer 2022!

  • Adaptives**
  • Bean Bag Zoo with Giant Jenga 
  • Buckets!
  • Dodgeball
  • Eggstavagant Eggs
  • Frogs LOGS
  • Giant Soccer
  • Giant Twister**
  • Hoppers
  • Kanga-Sacs**
  • Kinect 4
  • Mini Basketball and Parachute
  • Mini Bouncer**
  • Mini Circus
  • Mini Leadership
  • New Age Kurling (NAK)
  • Noodle Time
  • Pinguard
  • Ricochet Ball
  • Rubber Chicken
  • Scatterball
  • Scoops
  • Soccer 
  • Spelunker**  
  • Swamp Thang
  • Swimming**
  • Team Walk**
  • Topple Tubes
  • Track Pack
  • Yard Games 

 

Leadership opportunities

  • Making new friends 
  • Sharing your ideas 
  • Learning how to be part of a team 
  • Being creative 
  • Collecting leadership cards 
  • Learning to solve problems 
  • Assisting your leader