Mini U juniors playing soccer.

Summer camp and swimming lesson registration is now open!

Summer camps

Summer Camp Dates 2024

 

SUMMER 2024 CAMPS AT-A-GLANCE

  Age Wk 1 2024 Wk 2 2024 Wk 3 2024 Wk 4 2024 Wk 5 2024 Wk 6 2024 Wk 7 2024 Wk 8 2024 Wk 9 2024
  July 2-5 July 8- 12 July 15-19 July 22-26 July 29- Aug 2 Aug 6- 9 Aug 12-16 Aug 19-23 Aug 26-30
*Participants must be meet the minimum age requirement for the program by December 31, 2024.
Active Gamers   8-11 18647 18662 18664 18666 18668 18670 18672 18674 18676
Archery, Fencing Raquetball  8-11   18528   18554 18603   18604    
Badminton Basketball Combo 8-11 18097   18111     18112   18113  
Ball Hockey  8-11   18529   18566   18590   18616  
Cheerleading II 8-11 18508   18542   18568   18592   18618
Coding for Kids  8-11 18649 18650 18651 18652 18653 18654 18655 18656 18657
Draw, Paint, Create 8-11   18658   18659   18660   18661  
Flag Football 8-11 18509   18543   18569   18593    
Glow in the Dark  8-11 18512 18531 18545 18556 18571 18581 18595 18606 18619
Junior Scientists 8-11 18681 18682 18683 18684 18685 18686 18687 18688 18689
Kids in the Kitchen  8-11 18690 18691 18692 18693 18694 18695 18697 18698 18699
Mini Bisons Basketball II 8-11   18122     18130   18131   18132
Mini Bisons Soccer II 8-11 18098   18114 18115 18116 18117 18118 18119 18120
Mini Bisons Track & Field II 8-11 18513   18546   18572   18596   18620
Mini Bisons Volleyball II 8-11   18121   18133 18134        
Outdoor Explorers II 8-11 18702 18703 18704 18705 18706 18707 18708 18709 18710
Rthymic Gymnastics II  8-11   18535   18560   18585   18610  
Sport Sampler II 8-11 18516 18537 18549 18562 18575 18587 18599 18612 18623
Wall Climbing II 8-11 18518 18539 18551 18564 18577 18589 18601 18614 18625
** Please note: the pool will be closed for annual maintenance in week 9. Swimming will not be scheduled as an activity in Week 9.
Swimming Lessons    Session 1 Session 2 Session 3 Session 4  
  July 2-12 July 15-26 July 29- Aug 9 Aug 12-23  
Private/ Semi Private Lessons: 4:30-5:15 5-14 18485/18486 18491/18492 18497/18498 18503/18504  
Private/ Semi Private Lessons: 5:15-6:00 5-14 18487/18488 18493/18494 18499/18500 18505/18506  
Group ICS :  4:30-5:15 5-14 18483 18489 18495 18501  
Group ICS:  5:15-6:00 5-14 18484 18490 18496 18502  
  • children and coach pictured outdoors on soccer field
  • Mini Bisons Soccer II

    Instructor: Bisons student-athletes, with mentorship and curriculum development support, provided by Bisons Soccer head coach Vanessa Martinez Lagunas
    Hours/Day: 3 Soccer; 3 Rec
    Dates: Weeks 1*, 3, 4, 5, 6*, 7, 8, 9
    Price: $295 (Short Week* $236)

    Register Here

Mini Bisons Soccer II program details

Mini Bisons Soccer II is designed to build on skills learned in Mini Bisons 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.

  • Teams playing basketball in a gymnasium.
  • Mini Bisons Basketball II

    Instructor: Bisons student-athletes, with mentorship and curriculum development support, provided by Bisons Basketball head coaches Kirby Schepp and Michele Sung
    Hours/Day: 3 Basketball; 3 Rec
    Dates: Weeks 2, 5, 7, 9
    Price: $295

    Register Here

Mini Bisons Basketball II program details

Mini Bisons Basketball II is designed to build on skills learned in Mini Bisons 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.

  • A Mini U junior dribbles a basketball during a game.
  • Badminton and Basketball Combination

    Instructor: Qualified Mini U Programs leaders
    Hours/Day: 3 Sport; 3 Rec
    Dates: Weeks 1*, 3 6, 8
    Price: $295 (Short Week* $236)

    Register Here

Badminton and Basketball Combination program details

In a recreational environment, 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.

  • girl playing volleyball
  • Mini Bisons Volleyball II

    Instructor: Bisons student-athletes, with mentorship and curriculum development support provided by Bisons Volleyball head coaches Ken Bentley and Arnd Ludwig.
    Hours/Day: 3 Volleyball; 3 Rec
    Dates: Weeks 2, 4, 5
    Price: $295

    Register Here

Mini Bisons Volleyball II program details

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.

  • Ball Hockey
  • Ball Hockey

    Instructor: Qualified Mini U Programs leader
    Hours/Day: 3 Hockey; 3 Rec
    Dates: Weeks 2, 4, 6, 8
    Price: $295 

    Register Here

Ball hockey program details

Coached by experienced hockey players, this camp covers the basic techniques, positioning and strategies through drills, games and scrimmages.  Hockey sticks will be provided but participants may bring their own.

  • Several children racing each other on an indoor running track.
  • Mini Bisons Track and Field II

    Instructor: Qualified Mini U Programs leader
    Hours/Day: 3 Track; 3 Rec
    Dates: Weeks 1*, 3, 5, 7, 9
    Price: $295 (Short Week* $236)

    Register Here

Mini Bisons Track and Field II program details

Step into the blocks and sprint to the finish line! Develop your skills as you explore all the events of track and field. Learn about running, jumping and throwing in an active and games-oriented environment. Take part in a mock track meet at the end of the week to test out your new skills.

  • A Mini U junior raising her bow and aiming towards her target.
  • Archery, Fencing and Racquetball

    Instructor: Sport Manitoba trained staff
    Hours/Day: 4 AFR; 2 Rec
    Dates: Weeks 2, 4, 5, 7
    Price: $295 (Short Week* $236)

    Register Here

Archery, Fencing and Racquetball program details

Join us for the opportunity to try these three sports in a fun and safe environment. In conjunction with our Sport Manitoba organizations, learn sport specific skills from experienced players in archery, fencing and racquetball while developing an understanding of fair play. 

  • A group of junior cheerleaders stretch before practice.
  • Cheerleading II

    Instructor: Qualified Mini U Programs coach
    Hours/Day: 3 Cheer; 3 Rec
    Dates: Weeks 1*, 3, 5, 7, 9
    Price: $295 (Short Week* $236)

    Register Here

Cheerleading II program details

Take your cheerleading to the next level! Build off basic tumbling, pyramids and stunts combined with gymnastics and dance techniques.

  • Flag Football II
  • Flag Football 

    Instructor: Bison Student-Athletes
    Hours/Day: 3 Football; 3 Rec
    Dates: Weeks 1*, 3, 5, 7
    Price: $295 (Short Week* $236) 

    Register Here

Flag Football program details

Coached by experienced football players, this camp covers the basic skills, movements and game elements of football without the physical contact.  Along with some behind the scenes access on the home turf of the Manitoba Bisons, Princess Auto Stadium, you will hone your skills in running, throwing and catching through drills and scrimmages all week. 
 

  • 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

    Instructor: Qualified Mini U Programs coach
    Hours/Day: 3 Glow; 3 Rec
    Dates: Weeks 1*, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6*, 7, 8, 9
    Price: $295 (Short Week* $236)

    Register Here

Glow in the Dark program details

Join us for a week filled with fun games and activities all played under our black lights! Games will include things like dodgeball, 9 square in the air, tchoukball and Omnikin paired with fun team challenges and activities. 

Each participant will receive a special glow in the dark t-shirt to take home. 

  • A group of kids playing with colourful rhythmic gymnastics ribbons.
  • Rhythmic Gymnastics II

    Instructor: Qualified Mini U Programs coach
    Hours/Day: 3 Rhythmic; 3 Rec
    Dates: Weeks 2, 4, 6*, 8
    Price: $295 (Short Week* $236)

    Register Here

Rhythmic Gymnastics II program details

Experience the world of rhythmic gymnastics in a fun and encouraging environment.  Participants will receive basic instruction in rope, hoop, ball, clubs, ribbon and scarves and create a fun routine throughout the week. 

  • Opposing teams playing a game of soccer.
  • Sports Sampler II

    Instructor: Qualified Mini U Programs coach
    Hours/Day: 3 Sport; 3 Rec
    Dates: Weeks 1*, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6*, 7, 8, 9
    Price: $295 (Short Week* $236)

    Register Here

Sports Sampler II program details

Are you a sports enthusiast who loves being active, having fun, and trying new things? Get to know basketball, soccer, track and field, floor hockey and more! You will also receive a daily dose of our classic Mini U recreational games and activities for 3  hours per day.

  • A child scales the climbing wall.
  • Wall Climbing II

    Instructor: Qualified climbing leader
    Hours/Day: 2 Climb; 4 Rec
    Dates: Weeks 1*, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6*, 7, 8, 9
    Price: $295 (Short Week* $236)

    Register Here

Wall Climbing II program details

Participants will tackle a 1500 square foot climbing wall in the Active Living Centre for one hour per day and spend one hour per day on our bouldering wall which features our new kilter board.  Learn safety procedures, knot tying techniques, bouldering and climbing communication in a fun and safe indoor environment. 

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

    Instructor: Qualified Mini U Programs classroom leader
    Hours/Day: 2 Gaming; 4 Rec
    Dates: Weeks 1*, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6*, 7, 8, 9
    Price: $295 (Short Week* $236)

    Register Here

Active Gamers program details

Join this action-packed week of fun physical activities and video games. 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, Meta and Nintendo.

  • A Mini U junior coding in a computer lab.
  • Coding for Kids

    Instructor: Qualified Mini U Programs classroom leader, typically from the Department of Computer Science.
    Hours/Day: 3 Coding; 3 Rec
    Dates: Weeks 1*, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6*, 7, 8, 9
    Price: $295 (Short Week* $236)

    Register Here

Coding for Kids program details

If you have an active imagination and an interest in computers then come and learn to code with us. Get to know the fundamentals of programming using the drag and drop program Scratch. Create your own interactive stories, animated adventures, creative comics and games. Previous experience with coding is not required.

  • A child colouring at a desk.
  • Draw, Paint, Create

    Instructor: Qualified Mini U Programs classroom leader
    Hours/Day: 3 Art; 3 Rec
    Dates: Weeks 2, 4, 6*, 8
    Price: $295 (Short Week* $236)

    Register Here

Draw, Paint, Create program details

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.

Potential allergens: Acrylic paint

  • A group of junior science program participants talking.
  • Junior Scientists

    Instructor: Qualified Mini U Programs classroom leader, typically from the Faculty of Science.
    Hours/Day: 3 Science; 3 Rec
    Dates: Weeks 1*, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6*, 7, 8, 9
    Price: $295 (Short Week* $236)

    Register Here

Junior Scientists program details

Come explore the exciting world of science through fun and interactive hands-on experiments. Learn about various themes in chemistry, synthetic biology and physics with an emphasis on exploration and scientific discovery. 

Potential allergens: shaving cream, nail polish remover, honey, maple syrup, calcium chloride, sodium alginate, bromothymol blue, alka seltzer, turmeric, laundry detergent, acetone, cocoa powder, borax and yeast

  • Kids preparing and cutting vegetables in a kitchen.
  • Kids in the Kitchen

    Instructor: Qualified Mini U Programs classroom leader, typically from the Department of Human Nutritional Sciences.
    Hours/Day: 3 Kitchen; 3 Rec
    Dates: Weeks 1*, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6*, 7, 8, 9
    Price: $329 (Short Week* $263.20)

    Register Here

Kids in the Kitchen program details

Learn to become a leader in the kitchen! Better understand kitchen safety, techniques for proper food handling, how to follow a recipe and more! Transform healthy ingredients into delicious snacks, baked goods and savoury meals. Participants will be assembling a recipe book that can be taken home at the end of the week. Our menu for the week will be set prior to your first day of camp. All recipes prepared will be nut-free. Please visit our website for our full menu and a list of ingredients that will be used. Families must inform us of any food allergies or dietary restrictions a minimum of 10 days prior to your first day in the kitchen. We may not be able to accommodate all requests.

2024 Kids In The Kitchen Menu

Banana Muffins

French Toast Mini Donuts

Cinnamon Apples

Stuffed Pasta Shells

Beef Tacos

Juicy Oven Chicken and Vegtables

 

  • Outdoor II
  • Outdoor Explorers II

    Instructor Qualified Mini U Programs leader
    Hours/Day: 3 Outdoor; 3 Rec
    Dates: Weeks 1*, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6*, 7, 8, 9
    Price: $295 (Short Week* $236)

    Register Here

Outdoor Explorers II program details

If you have a passion for the great outdoors then this camp is for you! Spend the week visiting various green spaces at Kings Park and on-campus. Learn about the Leave No Trace Principles, tent building, Manitoba wildlife and vegetation, fire safety and wilderness survival all while learning leadership skills involving teamwork, communication and responsibility.

Fall, Winter and Spring Programs

  • Learn To Skate
  • Bisons Learn to Skate II

    Instructor: Qualified Mini U Programs Leaders

    Winter Session 
    Ages: 8-11
    Instructor: Qualified Mini U Programs leaders
    Days: Sundays 12:00-12:45pm (8 classes)                                                  
    ‎Dates: Jan 7 - Mar 17, 2024 (No class: Feb 18, 25 and March 3)
    Price: $188         

    OR

    Days: Mondays 5:00 - 5:45pm (10 classes)
    ‎Dates: ‎Jan 8 - Mar 18, 2024 (No class: Feb 19)
    Price: $236

    OR

    Days: Mondays 7:00 - 7:45pm (10 classes)
    ‎Dates: ‎Jan 8 - Mar 18, 2024 (No class: Feb 19)
    Price: $236

Bisons Learn to Skate II program details

This program is ideal for beginner hockey players, ringette players and recreational ice skaters. Lessons will focus on the fundamentals of skating: forward skating, stopping, starting, turning and backwards skating. Learn to Skate combines movement-oriented activities and games to encourage fun through learning.

Children must be able to stand independently on the ice without assistance. CSA-approved helmets are required. Full facemasks, thick gloves and pants are strongly recommended.

  • children playing basketball
  • Mini Bisons Basketball II

    Winter Session: 
    Ages: 8-11
    Instructor: Qualified Mini U Programs leaders
    Dates: Jan 7 - Mar 3 (no class on Feb 18)
    Days: Sundays 5:00 - 5:50p.m
    Price: $189

     

Mini Bisons Basketball II Program Details

Designed by our Bisons head coaches, the Mini 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. 

  • Soccer Players on Field
  • Junior Bisons Soccer Academy

    Winter Session: 
    Ages: 8-11
    Instructor: Bison Coaching Staff & Bison Athletes
    Dates: Jan 28 - Apr 7 (no class on Mar 24)
    Days: Sundays 2:00pm-3:00pm
    Price: $315

Junior Bisons Soccer Academy Program Details

This program uses a holistic approach towards player development  and integrates the pillars of soccer including technical, tactical, physical and psycho-social components.

The Junior Bisons Soccer Academy will be overseen by the Bisons women’s soccer varsity coaches Vanessa Martinez Lagunas (UEFA Pro License) and William Rosales (CSA A License Candidate). Current and former Bisons athletes and assistant coaches will also be involved in leading training sessions.

  • girl playing volleyball
  • Mini Bisons Volleyball II

    Winter Session:
    Ages: 8-11
    Instructor: Bison Student Athletes, Bison Club Coaches & Bison Coaches
    Days: Sundays 4:00-5:30pm
    Dates: Jan 7 - Mar 10 (no class on Feb 18 & 25)
    Cost: $252

Mini Bisons Volleyball II Program Details

Mini Bisons Volleyball 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.

  • Opposing teams playing a game of soccer.
  • Sport Sampler II

    Winter Session
    Ages: 
    5-7
    Dates: Jan 8 - Mar 16, 2024 (No class: Feb 19)
    Days: Mondays (7:00 - 7:50pm)
    Instructor: Qualified Mini U Programs leaders
    Price: $173

Sport Sampler II program details

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, and more! 

  • A child scales the climbing wall.
  • Wall Climbing II

    Instructor: Qualified Mini U Programs leaders

    Spring Session
    Ages: 8-11
    Instructor: Qualified Mini U Programs leaders
    Days:   Saturdays 10:15 - 11:45am OR Wednesdays 6:00 - 7:30pm
    Dates:  Saturday April 6 - June 15, 2024 (No class: May 18)
    ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ Wednesday April 10 - June 12, 2024 
    Price:  $328 

Wall Climbing II program details

Tackle a 1,500 square-foot climbing wall located in the Active Living Centre. It's 50 feet long and 40 feet high! Learn safety procedures, knot-tying techniques, bouldering and climbing communication in a fun and safe indoor environment.

  • Children running in a gymnasium.
  • Mini Bisons II Run Club

    Winter Session: 
    Ages: 8-11
    Instructor: Qualified Mini U Programs leaders
    Dates: Jan 7 - Mar 24 (no classes on Jan 28, Feb 18, Mar 3, Mar 10)
    Days: Sundays 2:00-3:00pm
    Price: $173

Mini Bisons II Run Club program details

On your mark, get set, go! Register for this running program to learn about sprinting, distance running and everything in between. Our leaders will teach you the best techniques, pace control, nutrition and goal setting leading up to a mock time trail to help prepare you for the upcoming season.

  • Judo
  • NEW!  Judo 

    Winter Session: 
    Ages: 9-14
    Program Advisor: Moe Oye, 9th Degree Black Belt & Qualified Leaders
    Dates: Jan 5 - Mar 15 (no class on Feb 16)
    Days: Fridays 7:15 - 8:30pm
    Price: $237.50

Judo program details

The participant will acquire basic and/or advanced judo techniques (throws and mat work) according to your placement in the class.  Physical fitness, respectful behavior, safety and enjoyment of the sport of judo are top priorities.  Program advisor is Moe Oye, 9th degree black belt.  

All experience welcome: Beginner (white belt - no experience) or higher belt (yellow belt & up). 

Spring Break Camps 2024

March 25 - March 28, 2024

  • active gamers
  • Active Gamers

    Instructor: Qualified Mini U Programs Classroom Leader
    Hours/Day: 3 Gaming; 3 Rec
    Price: $236

Active Gamers program details

Join this action-packed week of fun physical activities and video games. 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 such as Meta Quest 3, Xbox, PlayStation and Nintendo Switch. You will have the chance to play all 2024 Sport games including, Madden, FIFA, NBA, NHL and the new Mario for Nintendo Switch.

Swimming for this week has been tentatively scheduled for Tuesday & Thursday.  Please pack a bathing suit and towel for your child.  An email confirming swim dates will be sent prior to start of Spring Break Camps. 

  • 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

    Instructor: Qualified Mini U Programs Coach
    Hours/Day: 3 Glow; 3 Rec
    Price: $236

Glow in the Dark program details

Join us for a week filled with fun games and activities all played under our black lights! Games will include things like dodgeball, 9 square in the air, tchoukball and Omnikin paired with fun team challenges and activities. 

Each participant will receive a special glow in the dark t-shirt to take home. 

Swimming for this week has been tentatively scheduled for Tuesday & Thursday.  Please pack a bathing suit and towel for your child.  An email confirming swim dates will be sent prior to start of Spring Break Camps. 

  • Opposing teams playing a game of soccer.
  • Sports Sampler II

    Instructor: Qualified Mini U Programs Coach
    Hours/Day: 3 Sport; 3 Rec
    Price: $236

Sport Sampler program details

Are you a sports enthusiast who loves being active, having fun, and trying new things? Get to know basketball, soccer, track and field, floor hockey and more! You will also receive a daily dose of our classic Mini U recreational games and activities for 3  hours per day.

Swimming for this week has been tentatively scheduled for Tuesday & Thursday.  Please pack a bathing suit and towel for your child.  An email confirming swim dates will be sent prior to start of Spring Break Camps. 

  • A child scales the climbing wall.
  • Wall Climbing II

    Instructor: Qualified Mini U Programs Coach
    Hours/Day: 2 Climbing; 4 Rec
    Price: $236

Wall climbing program details

Participants will tackle a 1500 square foot climbign wall in the Active Living Centre for one hour per day and spend one hour per day on our bouldering wall which features our new kilter board.  Learn safety procedures, knot tying techniques, bouldering and climbing communication in a fun and safe indoor environment. 

Swimming for this week has been tentatively scheduled for Tuesday & Thursday.  Please pack a bathing suit and towel for your child.  An email confirming swim dates will be sent prior to start of Spring Break Camps. 
 

8-11 Experience

Recreation Activities

  • 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 (Not available 2023)
  • Swamp Thang
  • Tchoukball
  • Topple Tubes
  • Touch Rugby
  • Track Pack
  • Trashketball
  • Triple Ball Blitz 
  • Tug-o-War
  • Ultimate Frisbee

 

Leadership Skill Building

  • 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