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We are excited to offer your family over a dozen fun and educational camps designed for kids entering Kindergarten to Grade 8. Each day is balanced with a wide variety of indoor and outdoor physical activities that support a healthy, active lifestyle. Whether your child enjoys building with LEGO®, dance, music, art, medicine, fencing, golf, martial arts, science or sports and games or a bit of everything, we have a camp for everyone in your family!

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Mini University Camps


Kinder Kamp A&B

ENTERING KINDERGARTEN

Ready, Set, Play! This is a full-day camp designed for kids who are about to take the first big leap into Kindergarten. The little Kinders will enjoy art activities, storytelling, games and fun lessons inspired by our other Mini University camps. This year our Kampers will be venturing out on a field trip of their own to Hide ‘n’ Seek indoor playground. Each day is balanced with a wide variety of indoor and outdoor physical activities such as gymnastics, dance, sports and games.

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Mini U 101

ENTERING GRADE 1

Ready, Set, Play! Our fun-loving little Mini’s will explore and discover their creativity through a variety of art activities, storytelling, games and fun lessons inspired by our other Mini University camps. Each day is balanced with a wide variety of indoor and outdoor physical activities such as swimming, gymnastics, dance, sports and games. This year, the Minis will go on an adventure to Hide ‘n’ Seek indoor playground!

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Broadway Bound

ENTERING GRADES 2-8

Bravo! Encore! Our performing arts camp returns this summer for your rising star! At our exciting two-week camp, young performers will practice and expand on their dancing, singing and acting skills in a supportive and encouraging environment. Our backstage instructor will teach campers about makeup, set and prop design. On the last day of camp, our future stars will stage a final performance that family and friends are invited to attend at the Reeve Theatre on campus.

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Kreative Kids

ENTERING GRADES 2-8

Get ready for a brush stroke of genius! Our experienced art instructors will unleash your creative camper’s inner artist through drawing, painting and sculpture. They will also learn how to make digital art on the computer and take some photographs outside. On the last day of camp, family and friends are invited to an Art Exhibition to see the art the campers have made! Plus, campers entering Grades 2 and 3 can find their muse at the Glenbow Museum and those entering Grades 4-8 can glaze a piece of pottery or a mug at Colour-Me-Mine.

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Science Trek

ENTERING GRADES 2-8

Ready, Set, REACT! Launch into the scientific fields of Criminal Science, Chemistry, Biology and Physics at our science camp! At our intensive two-week camp, campers will engage in a variety of experiments and challenges in professional laboratories in the EEEL building. Field trips to the Telus Spark Science Center for campers entering Gr. 2-5 and Weaselhead Nature Walk for campers entering Gr. 6-8 are sure to be a highlight again this summer.

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Mini Brick Builders

ENTERING GRADES 2-8

Let your imagination run wild and get building! The campers will complete a variety of challenges and design their own buildings, bridges, vehicles, spaceships, planes and anything else they can create! Plus, campers entering Gr. 5-8 will build and program their own robots using LEGO® MINDSTORMS®. Each day is balanced with a wide variety of physical activities such as swimming, gymnastics and games. LEGO® is a registered trademark of the LEGO® Group of companies which does not sponsor, authorize or endorse this program.

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Mini Black Belts

ENTERING GRADES 2-8

Hi-yah! Engage your child’s mind and body this summer at our martial arts camp! This camp is designed by our experienced instructor to improve concentration, coordination and self-discipline in a safe and encouraging environment. Campers will practice striking and grappling techniques with each other and learn how to safely execute moves and self-defense techniques inspired by a variety of martial arts that foster self-confidence, respect, and a healthy lifestyle. Campers will also get to go to UNDRCARD Boxing Studio!

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Active Gamers

ENTERING GRADES 2-8

Get in the game and get moving this summer! At our cutting-edge active gaming camp, campers will play the hottest new motion control games for Xbox One Kinect® and Wii U® gaming systems. Gamers will also play new and classic strategy games with other campers in a non-competitive and encouraging environment. Campers will learn about classic video game elements and drag-and-drop programming using rapid game development apps. This camp features a field trip to play laser tag and a trip the university’s Virtual Reality Lab!

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Mini Musketeers

ENTERING GRADES 3-8

En Garde! Prȇts? Allez! Discover the art of fencing this summer with our professional fencing coaches! Campers will learn the fundamentals of fencing including how to lunge, parry, and score an attack in a safe match environment. Haven’t tried fencing before? No worries, this camp is designed for beginners and we provide all of the safety equipment. It will be easy for your young fencer to sharpen their technique with one-on-one instruction in our smaller groups.

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MediCamp

ENTERING GRADES 3-7

Sign up for a dose of fun, STAT! Discover the fascinating field of medicine through hands-on activities. At this intensive one-week camp, campers will do experiments, learn about a variety of healthcare professions and how the human body functions. That’s not all, they will also learn about nutrition, exercise, stress, and basic First Aid from two different specialized instructors. Each day is balanced with a wide variety of physical activities such as swimming, gymnastics and games.

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Mini Pro Golfers

ENTERING GRADES 3-8

Fore! Tee up and hit a hole-in-one this summer at our popular golf camp! Fun and skill development will be par for the course every day when campers visit golf courses around the city with our three specialized instructors. Don’t own a set of clubs? No worries, Tiger! Mini University has a set of quality clubs you can rent for the week at an affordable price. Campers will learn the essentials of golf, such as driving, chipping and putting from a certified CPGA Instructor.

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Mini Sport

ENTERING GRADES 2-8

Go for gold this summer! Campers will get the chance to play a variety of indoor and outdoor sports and games such as swimming, basketball, handball, dodgeball, quidditch, soccer, flag football, kickball, ultimate frisbee and more (activities vary each week). Plus, they will get to play different racquet sports like badminton, squash and racquetball. In addition to this, campers will discover how to live a balanced lifestyle in our health and wellness activity class.

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Mini Camp Sampler

ENTERING GRADES 2-8

Does your child have a hard time picking which camps to do? No need to miss out on the fun! Our Mini Camp Sampler offers a chance to experience a wide variety of Mini University camps! Campers will get to participate in activities such as LEGO®, science, sports & games, art, music, martial arts, medicine, gymnastics, swimming and more! This is a great opportunity to discover new interests and broaden your child’s horizons!

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Street Art

ENTERING GRADES 9-11

Go big or go home! This camp is for teens who want to learn how to take their drawing and painting skills to the next level! Our art instructors and guest street art instructors will share their creative process and help you develop your own to express yourself in a safe and supportive environment. They will walk you through the steps of creating a mural from conception to actualization and everything in between, including: collaborating, brainstorming, sketching, drawing, designing and painting.

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Mini U Spring Break Camp

ENTERING 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.

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Mini U Winter Break Camp

ENTERING 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.

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Summer Camp Before Care

ENTERING GRADES K-8

Before Care (7:30-8:30 am) is available to parents requiring supervised care for their child prior to Sign In (8:30 am). Campers will have the opportunity to participate in a variety of activities including, soccer, floor hockey, basketball, scooters, free play, arts & crafts, reading, or watching a movie on the big screen!

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Summer Camp After Care

ENTERING GRADES K-8

After Care (4:30-5:30 pm) is available to parents requiring supervised care for their child prior after Sign Out (4:30 pm). Campers will have the opportunity to participate in a variety of activities including, soccer, floor hockey, basketball, scooters, free play, arts & crafts, reading, or watching a movie on the big screen!

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