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Offered: fall, winter, spring, summer Subsidies

The Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management recognizes that fees can pose a barrier when engaging children and youth in programming. Thanks to fund raising efforts, and generous donors, various subsidy opportunities are available to offer assistance.

A special thank you to the Barkwell family! A portion of this fund is provided by the late Edward James (Ted) Barkwell, whose lifelong passion for sport lives on. The Ted Barkwell Memorial Fund allows underprivileged children to meet new friends and learn new skills in a university setting.

Applicants are required to pay 25% of program fees as contribution towards their experience. The remaining fees will be covered by the Faculty.

Subsidy Programs

  • Low-Income - Available for participants/athletes who do not have the financial means through parents, guardians or agencies.
  • Indigenous Engagement - Available for participants/athletes of indigenous cultural backgrounds (status, non-status, Metis, Inuit). 
  • Special Needs - Available for participants/athletes with developmental and/or physical disabilities. 

How to apply:

  1. Complete one subsidy application per child.
  2. Submit to the Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management as per directions on the form.
  3. Provide the 25% fee per child per program.

Questions regarding this subsidy option can be directed to Penny Lesperance, financial assistant, Penny.Lesperance@umanitoba.ca.

The Mini Print

Applications are assessed on a first-come, first served bases. Opportunities are available while funds remain. Limitations to the number of programs subsided may apply per child per calendar year may apply. We do not hold spots in programs during the period in which your application is being reviewed. Applications are only received through the subsidy application link.  Once received, our team will inform you (within 10 days), whether or not you qualify for subsidy.

Offered: summer Support leaders

Having unique needs is not unique. We understand that everyone has preferences, needs and requires some form of accommodation in order to be most successful.

Prior to their arrival to the program, families are provided the opportunity to identify and share any special needs that are important to their child’s success while attending our programming.

Learn more about attending our programs with special needs here

Support leaders are available to support campers in their experience. Spaces are limited and can be booked through our pre-order form / online registration system and are allocated on a first come first served basis. If you think your child would benefit from an inclusion support leader please reach out to us prior to registering for a program at mini.u@umanitoba.ca to discuss availability of our support team.

    Summer Camp Dates

    Week 1 July 4 - 8
    Week 2 July 11 - 15
    Week 3 July 18 - 22
    Week 4 July 25 - 29
    Week 5* August 2 - 5 (short week)
    Week 6 August 8 - 12
    Week 7  August 15 - 19
    Week 8 August 22 - 26
    Week 9** August 29 - September 2

    *Short week - offered at a reduced price
    ** Swimming will not be included in week 9 due to our annual pool shutdown

    Offered: summer Busing

    The University of Manitoba is closer than you think. Our supervised Mini U buses are in your neighbourhood and provide rides to and from the university campus each day (July and August only).

    You and 45 of your friends can meet us at a school in your local area and we’ll take it from there. Check out when we will be in your neighbourhood.

    Registration for busing closes 5 days before the camp start date.


    • Bannatyne Campus 

      Address: 727 McDermot (in front of the Brodie Centre) 
      Pick up: 7:50 a.m. (8:10 a.m. during week 8)
      Drop Off: 5:15 p.m. (4:55 p.m. during week 8) 

      Weeks offered: 1, 8

      Price: $40

    • Charleswood School

      Address: 505 Oakdale Drive 
      Pick up: 8:20 a.m. 
      Drop off: 4:50 p.m.

      Weeks offered: 2, 6

      Price: $40 ($32 short week)

    • Ecole Sage Creek School

      Address: 315 Sage Creek Boulevard 
      Pick up: 8:15 a.m. 
      Drop off: 4:50 p.m. 

      Weeks offered: 2, 6

      Price: $40

    • Garden City Collegiate

      Address: 711 Jefferson Avenue 
      Pick up: 7:55 a.m. 
      Drop off: 5:15 p.m.

      Weeks offered: 3, 7

      Price: $40

    • Great West Life / Canada Life 

      Address: 100 Osborne Street North (Colony Street Entrance) 
      Pick up: 8:05 a.m. 
      Drop off: 5:00 p.m.

      Weeks offered: 4, 5*, 8, 9**

      Price: $40 ($32 short week)

    • Grant Park High School 

      Address: 450 Nathaniel Street 
      Pick up: 8:20 a.m. 
      Drop off: 4:50 p.m.

      Weeks offered: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5*, 6, 7, 8, 9**

      Price: $40 ($32 short week)

    • Island Lakes Community School 

      Address: 445 Island Shore Boulevard 
      Pick up: 8:25 a.m. 
      Drop off: 4:40 p.m.

      Weeks offered: 2, 6

      Price: $40 

    • Linwood School 

      Address: 266 Linwood Street 
      Pick up: 8:10 a.m. 
      Drop off: 5:05 p.m.

      Weeks offered: 2, 6

      Price: $40 

    • Lord Wolseley School 

      Address: 939 Henderson Highway 
      Pick up: 7:50 a.m. 
      Drop off: 5:15 p.m.

      Weeks offered: 2, 6, 8

      Price: $40

    • Ness Middle School 

      Address: 3300 Ness Avenue 
      Pick up: 7:55 a.m. 
      Drop off: 5:15 p.m.

      Weeks offered: 2, 6

      Price: $40

    • Regent Park School

      Address: 411 Moroz Avenue 
      Pick up: 7:55 a.m. 
      Drop off: 5:10 p.m. 

      Weeks offered: 3

      Price: $40 

    • Victor H. L. Wyatt School

      Address: 485 Meadowood Drive 
      Pick up: 8:30 a.m. 
      Drop off: 4:40 p.m. 

      Weeks offered: 3

      Price: $40

    • Windsor Park School

      Address: 1015 Cottonwood Rd.
      Pick up: 8:10 a.m. 
      Drop off: 4:55 p.m. 

      Weeks offered: 3

      Price: $40

    Pick up and  drop off times listed are approximate and based on typical traffic.  Buses will be running at full capacity.  Each child will be required to wear a mask while on the bus.

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    Offered: summer Lunch Bunch

    Sign up for Lunch Bunch and receive a nutritious convenient box lunch each day. Lunches are delivered fresh each morning and our team will ensure your child receives their lunch before daily activities begin. 

    Registration for Lunch Bunch closes 5 days before the camp start date.

    Sample menus

    • Regular:  

      Monday: ham and cheese pita, apple, mini bran muffin and a juice box 

      Tuesday: crispy chicken whole wheat wrap with lettuce, grapes, blueberry yogurt and a juice box 

      Wednesday: assorted 6” whole wheat sub, orange-mandarin slices, banana bread and a juice box 

      Thursday: turkey on a whole wheat bun, melon chunks, cheese portion and a juice box 

      Friday: multi grain 6” pizza sub, fruit salad, veggies/dip and a juice box

      Weeks offered: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5*, 6, 7, 8, 9**

      Price: $45 ($36 for short week)

    • Large (regular lunch plus listed items):

      Monday: cheese strings, vanilla pudding 

      Tuesday: granola bar, apple 

      Wednesday: cheese and crackers, chocolate pudding 

      Thursday: Rice Krispies square, strawberry yogurt 

      Friday: oatmeal cookie, cheese strings 

      Weeks offered: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5*, 6, 7, 8, 9**

      Price: $55 ($44 for short week)

    No substitutions. We cannot guarantee that products have not come in contact with your child’s allergens.  With current food shortages, menus are subject to change. 

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