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Summer camps

SUMMER 2022 CAMPS AT-A-GLANCE

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  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
                   
Mini Gym  
Fun Froggie Fitness
Fun Sport Fitness
Wall Climbing I 
Sport Sampler I      
Superheroes in Training
Science Alliance
All About Animals        
Dinosaur Discovery          
Outdoor Adventures I           
Crafty Kids          
Mini Bisons Soccer I  
Mini Bisons Basketball I          
Dodgeball I           
Rhythmic Gymnastics I          
Cheerleading I          
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  • Mini Bisons Soccer I


    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 2-9
    Price:

Mini Bisons Soccer I program details

Mini Bisons Soccer I is designed to provide an introduction to soccer with 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.

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

    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 3, 6, 7, 9
    Price: 

Mini Bisons Basketball I program details

Mini Bisons Basketball I is designed to provide an introduction to basketball with 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 varsity Bisons student-athletes.

  • A gymnasium full of mini-u kids stretching during the cheerleading program.
  • Cheerleading I


    Instructor: Qualified Mini U Programs coach
    Hours/Day: 3 Cheer; 3 Rec
    Dates: Weeks 3, 5, 7, 9
    Price: 

Cheerleading I program details

This camp is an introduction to the sport of cheerleading. Learn basic tumbling, pyramids and stunts combined with gymnastics and dance techniques.

  • Players rush to grab the dodgeballs during a dodgeball game.
  • Dodgeball I

    Instructor: Qualified Mini U Programs leader
    Hours/Day: 2 Dodge; 4 Rec
    Dates: Weeks 2, 4, 6, 8
    Price: 

Dodgeball I program details

Get introduced to dodgeball in a safe and inclusive environment. Learn basic throwing, dodging, and catching strategies while developing an understanding of fair play.

  • A Fun, Froggie Fitness class has fun in the gymnasium.
  • Fun Froggie Fitness

    Age: 4-5
    Instructor: Qualified Mini U Programs leader
    Hours/Day: 6 Rec
    Dates: Weeks 1-9
    Price: 

Fun Froggie Fitness program details

This full day program is packed with fun activities that will keep you busy all day long! Participate in organized games, jungle gym activities and singalongs with musical instruments. Please pack a lunch, a nut-free snack and a drink for breaks.

  • Mini U kids cheering each other on as they play.
  • Fun, Sport and Fitness

    Instructor: Qualified Mini U Programs leader
    Hours/Day: 6 Rec
    Dates: Weeks 1-9
    Price: 

Fun, Sport and Fitness program details

Explore a variety of sports and recreational activities in a fun, non-competitive, and friendly environment. Each day will provide campers a new opportunity to learn, be creative and build healthy relationships around physical activity.

  • Kids playing in a gymnasium.
  • Mini Gym

    Instructor: Qualified Mini U Programs coach
    Hours/Day: 2 Gym; 4 Rec
    Dates: Weeks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
    Price: 

Mini Gym program details

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!

  • A Mini U leader watches a participant doing a cartwheel.
  • Rhythmic Gymnastics I


    Instructor: Qualified Mini U Programs coach
    Hours/Day: 3 Rhythmic; 3 Rec
    Dates: Weeks 2, 4, 6, 8
    Price: 

Rhythmic Gymnastics I program details

Experience the world of rhythmic gymnastics, whether you’re a beginner or advanced. Groups will be divided according to age and ability. Receive basic instruction in rope, hoop, ball, clubs, ribbon and scarves.

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  • Sports Sampler I

    Instructor: Qualified Mini U Programs coach
    Hours/Day: 2 Sport; 4 Rec
    Dates: Weeks 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 9
    Price: 

Sports Sampler I program details

Welcome to the world of sports! Develop a passion for a variety of sports in a fun, non-competitive and inclusive environment. Campers will be introduced to all of the favourites including soccer, basketball, dodgeball, track and more! Learn about basic skill development, fair play, teamwork and participation.

  • A Mini U participant climbs for the first time.
  • Wall Climbing I

    Instructor: Qualified Climbing leader
    Hours/Day: 2 Climb; 4 Rec
    Dates: Weeks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9
    Price: 

Wall Climbing I program details

Climb to new heights! 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.

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

    Instructor: Qualified Mini U Programs classroom leader
    Hours/Day: 3 Animals; 3 Rec
    Dates: Weeks 1, 3, 5, 7, 9
    Price: 

All about Animals program details

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, games and a live animal presentation.

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  • Crafty Kids

    Instructor: Qualified Mini U Programs classroom leader
    Hours/Day: 3 Crafts; 3 Rec
    Dates: Weeks 1, 3, 5, 7, 9
    Price: 

Crafty Kids program details

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.

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

    Instructor: Qualified Mini U Programs classroom leader
    Hours/Day: 3 Dinos; 3 Rec
    Dates: Weeks 2, 4, 6, 8
    Price: 

Dinosaur Discovery program details

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 on campus to see some massive fossils firsthand.

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

    Instructor: Qualified Mini U Programs leader
    Hours/Day: 3 Outdoor; 3 Rec
    Dates: Weeks 2, 4, 6, 8
    Price: 

Outdoor Adventures I program details

Get outside and connect with nature!  Explore University of Manitoba green spaces.  Learn about the Leave No Trace Principles, Manitoba wildlife and vegetation all while learning leadership skills involving teamwork, communication and responsibility.

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

    Instructor: Qualified Mini U Programs leader
    Hours/Day: 3 Science; 3 Rec
    Dates: Weeks 1-9
    Price: 

Science Alliance program details

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

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

    Instructor: Qualified Mini U Programs classroom leader
    Hours/Day: 3 Heroes; 3 Rec
    Dates: Weeks 1-9
    Price: 

Superheroes in Training program details

It’s a bird! It’s a plane! No…it’s Superheroes in Training camp! Explore what it takes to be a superhero. Lead like Captain America, run like Wonder Woman 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!

Fall and Winter Camps

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  • Sport Sampler I

    Instructor: Qualified Mini U Programs leader 

    Dates:  September 26-December 12, 2022
    Days offered: Mondays 6:00-6:50pm

    *No class on October 10 & 31
    Price: $150

    Register here

Sport Sampler I program details

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, or floor hockey in a fun, non-competitive environment. Learn about basic skill development, fair play, teamwork and participation.

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  • Mini Bisons Basketball I

    Instructor: Qualified Mini U Programs Leaders / Bisons student-athletes

    Dates: January 8 - March 5, 2023
    Days offered: Sundays 3:00-3:50pm

    *No class on February 19
    Price: $180

    Register here

Mini Bisons Basketball I Program Details

Designed by our Bisons head coaches, the Mini Bisons Basketball program 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.

  • Kids and their Mini U leader getting ready to go on the ice.
  • Bisons Learn to Skate I

    Fall Session

    Ages: 4-7

    Instructor: Qualified Mini U Programs leader 

    Dates: November 6-December 18, 2022
    Days: Sundays 10:45-11:30am
    Price: $131.25

    &

    Dates: November 7-December 19, 2022
    Days: Mondays 5:45-6:30pm
    Price: $131.25

    Winter Session

    Ages: 4-7

    Instructor: Qualified Mini U Programs leader 

    Dates: January 8-February 26, 2023
    Days: Sundays 10:45-11:30am
    Price: $165

    *No class on February 19

    &

    Dates: January 16-March 6, 2023
    Days: Mondays 5:45-6:30pm
    Price: $165

    *No class on February 20

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Bisons Learn to Skate I program details

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.

  • A young hockey player gets set to receive a pass.
  • Bisons Learn to Skate - parent and tot

    Fall Session

    Age: 3-5

    Instructor: Qualified Mini U Programs leader 

    Dates: November 6-December 18, 2022
    Days: Sundays 10:00-10:45am
    Price: $131.25

    &

    Dates: November 7-December 19, 2022
    Days: Mondays 5:00-5:45
    Price: $131.25

    Winter Session

    Age: 3-5

    Instructor: Qualified Mini U Programs leader 

    Dates: January 8-February 26, 2023
    Days: Sundays 10:00-10:45am
    Price: $165

    No Class: February 19

    &

    Dates: January 16-March 6, 2023
    Days: Mondays 5:00-5:45
    Price: $165

    No Class: February 20

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Bisons Learn to Skate - parent and tot program details

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.

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

  • A Mini U participant climbs for the first time.
  • Wall climbing I

    Instructor: Qualified Mini U Programs leaders

    Dates:  January 7-March 18, 2023
    Days:   Saturdays 9:00-10:00am

    *No class on February 18
    Price:  $205

    &

    Dates:  January 11-March 22, 2023
    Days:   Wednesdays 5:00-6:00pm

    *No class on February 22
    Price:  $205

    Register here

Wall Climbing I program details

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.

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  • Mini Bisons Soccer I

    Instructor: Qualified Mini U Programs Leaders / Bison Student-Athletes

    Dates:  September 28 - November 23, 2022
    Days:  Wednesdays 5:00 - 5:45pm
    Price:  $150

    Register here

Mini Bisons Soccer I program details

Mini Bisons Soccer I is designed to provide an introduction to soccer with 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 qualified Mini U Programs staff who may also be Bisons student-athletes.

  • Mini Sport Sampler
  • Parent & Tot Sport Sampler 

    Instructor: Qualified Mini U Programs Leaders / Bison Student-Athletes

    Dates: 
    Days:  
    Price:  

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Parent & Tot Sport Sampler Program Details

Register for this program if you love being active, having fun and trying new things. Sport sampler will move you through various athletic activities over the course of the program. Each week you will try popular activities like soccer, basketball, volleyball and more! Parents will participate with their child in the course each day. 

  • Mini Gym
  • Parent & Tot Mini Gym 

    Instructor: Qualified Mini U Programs Leaders / Bison Student-Athletes

    Dates:  
    Days:  
    Price:  

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Parent & Tot Mini Gym Program Details

Join your child for a fun filled morning on the mats.  Program focuses on elements of gymnastics such as forward and backward rolls, balance and strength movements, and is combined with fun gym activities. Get instruction in movement and motor skills like throwing, catching, hopping and more!  Parents will participate with their child throughout the class each day.

March 28-April 1, 2022 Spring Break Camps

  • Mini U kids cheering each other on as they play.
  • Fun, Sport and Fitness

    Instructor: Qualified Mini U Programs classroom leader

    Hours/Day: 6 Rec

    Price: 

Fun, Sport and Fitness program details

Explore a variety of sports and recreational activities in a fun, non-competitive, and friendly environment. Each day will provide campers a new opportunity to learn, be creative and build healthy relationships around physical activity.

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


    Instructor: Qualified Mini U Programs classroom leader
    Hours/Day: 3 Superhero; 3 Rec
    Price:

Superheroes in Training program details

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 Spider-Man, 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!

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

    Instructor: Qualified Mini U Programs coach
    Hours/Day: 1 Ice; 5 Rec
    Price:

Learn to Skate program details

Experience the fun of skating! This program is ideal for beginner skaters. Lessons focus on the fundamentals (forward skating, stopping, starting, turning and backwards skating) and combines movement-oriented activities and games to encourage fun through learning. Participants are required to bring their own skates, CSA approved helmets and thick mitts or hockey gloves.

5-7 Experience

Recreation Activities

  • 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 Skill Building

  • 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