Mini U juniors playing soccer.

This year, due to COVID-19 restrictions, we are not able to run a number of our recreation and special interest programs. We do hope to see them back on the menu next year!


Summer 2021 camp dates

  • Two Mini U juniors play a video game with their leader.

    Active Gamers

    (Ages 8-11)

    Join this action-packed week of fun physical activities, video games and the strategy board game chess. Learn how strategies acquired in video games can be applied to the physical activities you play throughout the day. Get ready to get your game on with the latest systems from Xbox, PlayStation and Nintendo.

    Instructor: Qualified Mini U Programs classroom leader (typically from the Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management) 

    Hours/day: 3 classroom; 3 recreation 

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

    Price: $260 ($208 *short week)

  • A Mini U junior dribbles a basketball during a game.

    Badminton/Basketball Combo

    (Ages 8-11)

    In a recreational environment, through daily drills, scrimmages and game play, participants will develop their shooting, passing, dribbling, serving, and rallying skills while building agility and endurance. Instruction will focus on the fundamentals of badminton and basketball and incorporate the opportunity to learn new organizational and team-building skills. All equipment will be provided but you may also bring your own.

    Instructor: Qualified Mini U Programs leaders

    Hours/day: 4 sport; 2 recreation

    Weeks Offered: 1, 8

    Price: $260 

     

  • Three Mini U participants on stage during a group performance.

    Bring it on Broadway (Two week camp)

    (Ages 8-11)

    Step onto the big stage if you have a flair for the performing arts!  Learn about dance, movement, acting and choreography.  Discover how our bodies work to create sound and expression.  

    Instructor: Qualified Mini U Programs classroom leader (typically from the Department of English, Film and Theatre) 

    Hours/day: 3 classroom; 3 recreation 

    Weeks Offered: 2 & 3, 5* & 6 

    Price: $400 ($360 *short week)

  • A group of junior cheerleaders stretch before practice.

    Cheerleading

    (Ages 8-11)

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

    Instructor: Local cheer coaches and athletes

    Hours/day: 3 cheer; 3 recreation

    Weeks Offered: 2, 3, 5*, 6, 7, 8

    Price: $260 ($208 *short week)

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

    Dodgeball

    (Ages 8-11)

    We've added an exciting twist on an old favourite! Join us for glow-in-the-dark dodgeball combined with the classic games you love. You will also learn throwing, catching and dodging techniques while getting to know the official rules of the game.

    Instructor: Qualified Mini U Programs leaders

    Hours/day: 3 dodgeball; 3 recreation

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

    Price: $260 ($208 *short week)

     

  • A child colouring at a desk.

    Draw, Paint, Create

    (Ages 8-11)

    Explore your creativity and express yourself. Learn about art mediums like drawing, painting and more! Smocks may not be available so please bring a large shirt to protect your clothes.

    Instructor: Qualified Mini U Programs classroom leader (typically from the School of Art) 

    Hours/day: 3 classroom; 3 recreation

    Weeks Offered: 1, 3, 5*, 7 

    Price: $260 ($208 *short week)

     

  • Four Mini U juniors pose together for a photo.

    GirlZone: Educate, Empower, Express

    (Ages 8-11)

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

    Instructor: Female, qualified Mini U Programs classroom leader 

    Hours/day: 3 classroom; 3 recreation

    Weeks Offered: 1, 4, 7 

    Price: $260

  • A group of Mini U juniors and their leaders posing for a group photo in a dark room with neon glowing t-shirts.

    Glow in the Dark

    (Ages 8-11)

    Black lights, neon decals and glow-in-the-dark paint will light the way in this exciting new camp. Join us for a week filled with fun games and activities all played under our black lights! 

    Instructor: Qualified Mini U Programs leaders

    Hours/day: 3 glow; 3 recreation

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

    Price: $260 ($208 *short week)

  • Teams playing basketball in a gymnasium.

    Mini Bisons Basketball II

    (Ages 8-11)

    Mini Bisons Basketball II is designed to build on skills learnt in Mini Bisons Basketball I (but previous basketball experience is not necessary).  

    With program development and coaching by Bisons student-athletes, participants will engage in fun, high quality and developmentally appropriate training, programming and coaching as part of a holistic approach to long-term athlete development.

    Instructor: Bisons student-athletes

    Hours/day: 3 basketball; 3 recreation

    Weeks Offered: 2, 7

    Price: $260

     

  • A group of five hockey players stand at the net.

    Mini Bisons Hockey II

    (Ages 8-11)

    Mini Bisons Hockey II is designed to build on skills learned in Mini Bisons Hockey I.  Participants must have a good understanding of the rules of hockey, good foundations in skating and have experience playing on a team.  

    With program development and coaching by Bisons student-athletes, participants will engage in fun, high quality and developmentally appropriate training, programming and coaching as part of a holistic approach to long-term athlete development. 

    Instructor: Bisons student-athletes

    Hours on-ice: 2, off-ice: 4 

    Weeks Offered: 4, 6, 8

    Price: $300 

     

  • children and coach pictured outdoors on soccer field

    Mini Bisons Soccer II

    (Ages 8-11)

    Mini Bisons Soccer II is designed to build on skills learnt in Mini Bisons Soccer I (but previous soccer experience is not necessary).  

    With program development and coaching by Bisons student-athletes, participants will engage in fun, high quality and developmentally appropriate training, programming and coaching as part of a holistic approach to long-term athlete development.

    Instructor: Bisons student-athletes

    Hours/day: 3 Soccer; 3 Rec

    Weeks Offered: 3, 4, 6

    Price: $260

  • A junior volleyball player serves the ball.

    Mini Bisons Volleyball II

    (Ages 9-11)

    Mini Bisons Volleyball II is designed to build on skills learnt in Mini Bisons Volleyball I (but previous volleyball experience is not necessary).  

    With program development and coaching by Bisons student-athletes, participants will engage in fun, high quality and developmentally appropriate training, programming and coaching as part of a holistic approach to long-term athlete development.

    Instructor: Bisons student-athletes

    Hours/day: 3 volleyball; 3 recreation

    Weeks Offered: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5*

    Price: $260 ($208 *short week)

  • A group of junior science program participants talking.

    Junior Scientists

    (Ages 8-11)

    Come explore the exciting world of science through fun and interactive hands-on experiments. Learn about various themes in chemistry and physics with an emphasis on exploration and scientific discovery. All experiments and activities will take place in a university science lab!

    Instructor: Qualified Mini U Programs classroom leader (typically from the Faculty Science) 

    Hours/day: 3 classroom; 3 recreation

    Weeks Offered: 2, 4, 6, 8

    Price: $260 

     

  • Opposing teams playing a game of soccer.

    Sport Sampler

    (Ages 8-11)

    Are you a sports enthusiast who loves being active, having fun, and trying new things? You will participate in sports like basketball, soccer, track and field, floor hockey, archery and more! You’ll also receive a daily dose of our classic Mini U recreational games and activities for 2 hours per day.

    Instructor: Qualified Mini U Programs leaders

    Hours/day: 4 sport; 2 recreation

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

    Price: $260 ($208 *short week)

  • A child scales the climbing wall.

    Wall Climbing

    While it was our hope to run our wall climbing camp this year, capacity limits for the space will not make it possible as we must keep the health and safety of our participants and staff top priority. We will look forward to bringing wall climbing back in 2022.

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!

  • 2Beez Leadership**
  • 9 Square in the Air **
  • Adaptives**
  • Archery
  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Bounce Blast 
  • Broomball
  • Clash of the Camps**
  • Co-operative games **
  • Cricket
  • Disc Golf
  • DiscBonk
  • Dodgeball
  • Drive N Dunk
  • Fencing**
  • Field hockey
  • Flag football**
  • Floor hockey
  • Floor ringette
  • Handball
  • Hungry Hippos**
  • Junior Bouncer**
  • Junior leadership**
  • Kan Jam
  • Lacrosse
  • Omnikin
  • Paddle Zlam
  • Pinguard
  • Poull Ball
  • Racquetball
  • Scatterball
  • Scoops
  • Scooter hockey
  • Soccer baseball
  • Spikeball and Spikeball Rookie
  • Sport Showdown**
  • Swimming**
  • Swamp Thang
  • Tchoukball
  • Topple Tubes
  • Touch Rugby**
  • Track Pack
  • Trashketball
  • Triple Ball Blitz 
  • Tug-o-War**
  • Ultimate Frisbee

 

Leadership

  • Forming meaningful relationships 
  • Helping to build successful teams 
  • Collecting leadership cards 
  • Being creative 
  • Helping to lead Minis through activities 
  • Assisting leaders in providing leadership during games and activities