Mini University

Year-round programs starting this fall. Register below!

Get into Mini University fun year-round

Mini University is now offering year-round programming! Register now for one of our top-attended programs. Registration is limited.

The University of Calgary offers some of the best summer camps around. Lucky for you, there's no need to wait until summer to get a taste. Mini U is has fall and winter programming, and Winter Break and Spring Break camps pack all your summer favourites into one week. Or make your birthday extra special by booking a your own private event!

Of course, don't forget to sign up early for your favourite summer offerings, before they're full!

Kids and youth programs come with free parking included during the time of the session. 

Kids ready to play soccer
Mini U kids playing with Lego

Mini U Winter or Spring Break Camp


Mini U Spring Break Camp | Grades 2-4

Summer has arrived this spring break! Mini University is excited to offer you the best of our summer programming over spring break. Engage your child’s mind and body through a variety of fun activities offered by Mini University’s most popular camps including LEGO® building, arts & crafts, active gaming, swimming, yoga/zumba, racquet sports and more. Campers will also participate in a wide range of indoor games and sports in Active Living’s professional facilities every day. Your child won’t want to miss out on this exciting new opportunity to get active this spring break! Activities are presented as examples only and may change. 

Learn more about Mini U Spring Break Camp

Mini U Winter Break Camp | Grades 2-4

Summer has arrived this winter break! Mini University is excited to offer you the best of our summer programming during the holiday season. Engage your child’s mind and body through a variety of fun activities offered by Mini University’s most popular camps including LEGO® building, arts & crafts, active gaming, swimming, yoga/zumba, racquet sports, gymnastics and more. Campers will also participate in a wide range of indoor games and sports in Active Living’s professional facilities every day. Your child won’t want to miss out on this exciting new opportunity to get active this winter break!

Activities are presented as examples only and may change. 

Learn more about Mini U Winter Break Camp


Mini University Birthday Parties

September - June

Please note that we are not able to offer Birthday Parties in July and August because our summer camp programs are running at that time.

Mini University is excited to offer your family two unforgettable birthday parties! Parties are hosted in Kinesiology on Saturday and Sunday at 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. and 2:30-4:30 p.m.

Each party is 2 hours long: 90 minutes will be for activities and 30 minutes will be provided for food, cake and presents. You can bring your own food and please bring a cooler if you would like to keep food cold. Activities and food will take place in the same room (except gym games). We recommend you book your party 6-8 weeks in advance and we will be in contact within 5 business days.

Here are the new changes that we have implemented this year:

  • Hand sanitizer will be provided to all participants.
  • Everyone should please bring their own mask with them.
  • Party guests will be dropped off and picked up at a designated parking point. Their parents are not able to stay at the party this year unfortunately.
  • Only parents of the birthday child will receive a parking pass. 
  • Families can invite up to 11 party guests for both parties!
Birthday party kids

Choose from two party themes:

LEGO® Builders

This party features fun solo and group building challenges in our multi-purpose studio. Activities will be tailored to your child’s interests and facilitated by two of our experienced instructors. Some options include seeing who can build the tallest tower or the strongest bridge, building a name wall, recreating your favourite food or animal and/or making a marble maze run.

Gym Games

This party features playing sports & games together in one of the gyms on campus. Activities will be tailored to your child’s interests and facilitated by two of our experienced instructors. Some options include dodgeball, parachute games, archery, capture the flag, kickball, relay races, floor hockey and soccer. (Limited availability)

The cost for the party is $225 and includes:

Campers playing games
  • Adult Supervision and facilitation by our two Birthday Party Hosts so parents have the option to leave and come back
  • Generic decorations our staff set up 90 minutes before the party begins. You can bring additional decorations 15 minutes before the party starts.
  • A parking pass for you for the length of the party that you will receive by email when you register along with a map showing how to get to the party location.
  • For an additional $25 we can provide disposable food ware including plates, cutlery, cups and tablecloths. Please indicate this on the Birthday Party Request Form.

To book your party, please complete the Mini University Birthday Party Request Form.

If you have any questions, please email us at miniu@ucalgary.ca