Review our Registration Guide - Mini University @ Brandon University

INDEX & DIRECTOR’S MESSAGE
M ISSION S TATEMENT
Mini University aims to shape the lives of children and youth
through a variety of social, recreational, and educational
activities and experiences of the highest quality.
By offering a safe, accessible and caring learning environment,
Mini University strives to foster social and skill development,
respect for cultural diversity, increased self-esteem and the
development of leadership skills in both staff and participants.
DIRECTOR’S MESSAGE
Brandon University’s Mini University has
accomplished a lot in our 31 years of
hands-on summer camp programming
for children and youth ages 5 to 15. We
have grown from only 200 participants
per year to over 1,000, and from four
weeks of camp to nine weeks. An amazing 17,000+ campers
have attended Mini U since its inception.
As a cost recovery, not-for-profit program, Mini U would not
be where it is today without the generous financial support
from our provincial, federal and private funders, as well as
local businesses and advertisers. Said funding has helped
sponsor more than 2000 Aboriginal, Metis and low-income
youth from all over Manitoba to attend camp, many of whom
have been inspired to complete their high school education and
go on to post-secondary studies.
Our success has also depended on the creativity, passion, and
enthusiasm of the more than 700 post-secondary instructors
and staff who found meaningful summer employment and
training with Mini U. In addition, the support of Brandon
University’s faculty and staff in providing space, equipment
and expertise has helped us to provide our quality programming.
Of all Mini U’s accomplishments, I am most proud of both the
sheer number of choices we offer in our unique multi-disciplinary
camp program, and our hands-on, interactive content.
It has been a pleasure to have shaped the direction of this valuable
program, and to continue to shape Mini U’s future. I believe that
this is a truly worthwhile experience for children and youth, and
I welcome all of our new and returning participants.
Dr. Nancy Stanley
Director
Mini University
BRANDON FRIENDSHIP CENTRE
PROGRAMS AND SERVICES
836 Lorne Avenue
Cultural Work
Community Liaison Worker
Non Profit Housing
Supervised Access Service
Kokum’s Little Friends Daycare
Partners For Careers
303 - 9th Street
Prenatal Nutrition Program
In A Good Way; FASD Worker
205 College Ave
“Mahkaday Ginew” Memorial Centre
Aboriginal Head Start
Portage Aboriginal Head Start Satellite
Bingo
602 Rosser Avenue
Adult Upgrading
Aboriginal Mental Health Services
Urban Multi-Purpose Aboriginal
Youth Centre
MINI U DATES
WEEK START
1
PAGE
END
JUNE 30* JULY 3
2
JUNIOR CHIPMUNKS
3
JUNIOR MOOSE
SENIOR MINI U
2
JULY 6
3
JULY 13 JULY 17
4
JULY 20 JULY 24
4-10
5
JULY 27 JULY 31
11-14 SPECIALTY CAMPS
6
AUG 4†
AUG 7
7
AUG 10
AUG 14
8
AUG 17
AUG 21
9
AUG 24
AUG 28
10
AUG 31
SEPT 4
* = 3 Days
JULY 10
INDEX
CONTENTS
15-16
IMPORTANT INFO
18-21 REGISTRATION FORMS
† = 4 Days
22
THANK YOU
23
BU CAMPUS MAP
OFFERED DURING WEEK...
AGES
5-6
PROGRAMS
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
JR. CHIPMUNKS ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔
7-9
JR. MOOSE
9-15
SENIOR MINI U
✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔
✔ ✔ ✔ ✔
VARY SPECIALTY CAMPS ✔
✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔
MINI U FEES
REGISTRATION FEES
Junior Mini U - 3 Full Days (Wk 1)
Junior Mini U - 3 Half Days (Wk 1)
Junior Mini U - 4 Full Days (Wk 6)
Junior Mini U - 4 Half Days (Wk 6)
Junior Mini U - 5 Full Days (Wks 2-5, 7, 8)
Junior Mini U - 5 Half Days (Wks 2-5, 7, 8)
Senior Mini U - 5 Full Days
Specialty Camps - as outlined on pages
$
$
$
$
$
$
$
11
120
60
165
90
210
110
210
- 14
COURSE FEES
Bowling Camp - Rental Fee
Robotics (Specialty Camp) - Material Fee
Robotics (Senior Mini U) - Material Fee
Flying Machines - Material Fee
$
$
$
$
15
35
15
15
OPTIONAL LUNCH PROGRAM (GST/PST INCL.)
Lunch, 3 Days (Week 1)
Lunch, 4 Days (Week 6)
Lunch, 5 Days (all other weeks)
$ 28.50
$ 38.00
$ 47.50
OTHER FEES
Early Drop-off (7:30-7:59 AM), per week
Late Pick-up (5:01-5:30 PM), per week
Late Registration Fee (see page 16)
$
$
$
15
15
15
FEES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE.
FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL 204-727-7311, EMAIL [email protected], OR VISIT US AT MINIU.BRANDONU.CA
JR. CHIPMUNKS FULL-DAY
MORNING: 9:00
OR
AM
HALF-DAY
- 12:00
JUNE
NOON
AGES 5 TO 6
30 - AUGUST 21
AFTERNOON: 1:00
PM
- 4:00
2
PM
This one-week program offers an exciting mix of physical activities, arts and crafts, music and
science. Our activities are designed to be hands-on, varied and based on weekly themes, so
Chipmunk participants can come as often as they like, with new, fun activities every week!
Please note that every Friday afternoon includes
a trip to the waterpark (weather permitting) for
full-day and PM-only Chipmunks (and Moose).
OUR WEEKLY THEMES*
OUTER SPACE (WK 1): Blast off! Make your own mini
baking soda rocket, learn about the stars and planets,
and even create your own bizarre alien.
MEDIEVAL ADVENTURE (WK 2): Princes and princesses,
knights and mythical beasts, alchemy and wizardry.
TROPICAL DISCOVERY (WK 3): Yarrrr matey! Dress up like
pirates and sail the Seven Seas! Learn all about exotic
tropical animals and their island paradise homes.
UNDER THE SEA (WK 4): Wet and wild! Fishy science,
deep sea exploration, bubbles galore, and splashing fun.
AMAZING RACE (WK 5): Explore cultures from around the
world through crafts and games.
GHOULS & GHOSTS (WK 6): Halloween comes early to
Mini U. Scary tales, costumes, vampires and werewolves.
CARNIVAL (WK 7): Clowning around, face painting and
lots of carnival games.
MYSTERY WEEK (WK 8): The activities for this week are a
closely guarded secret. You’ll have to come to find out!
*Many of our weeks include dress-up days. Mini U
gladly accepts donations of old costumes and props.
WHAT TO BRING FOR JR.
CHIPMUNKS AND JR. MOOSE
1. Hat, water bottle, sunscreen
2. Snacks; lunch (for full-day students)
3. Clothes you don’t mind getting dirty
4. Clean non-marking gym shoes
5. Swimsuit/towel for trip to waterpark every
FRIDAY afternoon (weather permitting)
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JR. MOOSE -
FULL-DAY
MORNING: 9:00
OR
AM
HALF-DAY
- 12:00
FOR AGES 7 TO
JUNE 30 - AUGUST 21
AFTERNOON: 1:00 - 4:00
NOON
9
PM
This program provides a transition to Senior Mini U with a range of challenging
and stimulating classes in several subject areas. Each week brings a new mix of
course content and activities, so campers can enjoy multiple weeks!
Please note that every Friday afternoon includes
a trip to the waterpark (weather permitting) for
full-day and PM-only Moose (and Chipmunks).
MOOSE GAMES
An hour of games and sports, including soccer, freeze
tag and other classic schoolyard games.
MINI MINECRAFT
Mini U’s most popular course, now designed for Moose!
Work together to build amazing creations and buildings
in a cooperative learning environment.
DYNAMIC DESIGNERS
Like to build things? Design, build and test mini bridges
and towers, and fly your own paper planes and kites.
SIMPLY SCIENCE
Science really is simple, though it can get a little messy
at times. Explore the sensations of science through
fun and hands-on experiments.
SPACE EXPLORERS
Learn more about our planet, solar system, and the
universe. Make moon sand and balloon rockets.
WILD DISCOVERY
Learn about plants and animals. Scavenger hunt for
cool samples to view under a digital microscope.
DATES
WEEK 1
JUN 30 - JUL 3 (3 DAYS)
WEEK 2
JULY 6 - 10
WEEK 3
JULY 13 - 17
WEEK 4
JULY 20 - 24
WEEK 5
JULY 27 - 30
WEEK 6
AUG 4 - 7 (4 DAYS)
WEEK 7
AUG 10 - 14
WEEK 8
AUG 17 - 21
CRAFTY KIDS
Exercise your artistic muscles. A creative mix of
drawing, crafts and painting all sorts of things... even
faces!
PUPPET PALS
Put your imagination to good use. Have fun making cool
puppet pals and putting on a show.
MOVE ‘N GROOVE
Move your body! Explore the world of music and dance
in this fun course. Discover different styles of music
AND learn some cool new moves.
MORNING (AM) SESSION
Space
Explorers
Crafty
Kids
Simply
Science
Puppet
Pals
Simply
Science
Space
Explorers
Puppet
Pals
Simply
Science
Moose
Games
Moose
Games
Moose
Games
Moose
Games
Moose
Games
Moose
Games
Moose
Games
Moose
Games
Crafty
Kids
Wild
Discovery
Crafty
Kids
Dynamic
Designers
Puppet
Pals
Dynamic
Designers
Simply
Science
Crafty
Kids
AFTERNOON (PM) SESSION
Mini
Minecraft
Mini
Minecraft
Mini
Minecraft
Mini
Minecraft
Mini
Minecraft
Mini
Minecraft
Mini
Minecraft
Mini
Minecraft
Move ‘n
Groove
Puppet
Pals
Dynamic
Designers
Simply
Science
Move ‘n
Groove
Crafty
Kids
Move ‘n
Groove
Move ‘n
Groove
Wild
Discovery
Simply
Science
Move ‘n
Groove
Crafty
Kids
Space
Explorers
Simply
Science
Wild
Discovery
Space
Explorers
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SENIOR MINI U - FOR AGES 9
SENIOR MINI U...?
HOW
TO
TO
15
4
CHOOSE YOUR COURSES
Our flexible and unique Senior Mini U program (July
6 - 31) allows students ages 9-15 to customize their
camp experience by choosing four different courses
to take during a week at Mini U.
Senior Mini U courses are organized into four slots:
two long slots (about 105 minutes each) and two short
slots (about 60 minutes each), with one slot of each
length in both the morning and afternoon.
1. Refer to pages 5-10 for detailed course descriptions.
2. Use either our online registration system (saves
time!) or the paper registration form on pages 18-21.
3. Pick your 1st, 2nd and 3rd choices for all four
slots, in case your 1st choice is full.
4. Registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis.
5. In the event that a course is full or cancelled,
students will be moved into their next choice.
AN EXAMPLE SENIOR SCHEDULE
QUESTIONS ABOUT REGISTERING?
SLOT 1:
SLOT 2:
SLOT 3:
SLOT 4:
C01 Minecraft Nation
PE06 Archery
S02 Experi-Mental
PA04 Movie Making
Have questions about Senior Mini U or its courses? Feel
free to call us at 204-727-7311, e-mail us at
[email protected], or visit us at miniu.brandonu.ca
SLOT 1 (9:00 AM - 10:45 AM)
SCIENCE
S01 Archaeology
COMPUTERS
FINE ARTS
C01 Minecraft Nation
FA01 Pixel Art
PERFORMING ARTS
PA03 Guitar
HUMANITIES
H02 Creative Writing
PHYS. ED.
PE04 Floor Hockey
S05 Robotics
PE06 Archery
S08 Medical Mystery
PE07 Self Defense
PE09 Fencing
BREAK / COURSE CHANGE-OVER (10:45 AM - 11:00 AM)
SLOT 2 (11:00 AM - 12:00 NOON)
SCIENCE
COMPUTERS
FINE ARTS
S03 Chem. Concoctions C02 Minecraft Builders FA02 Creative Art
PERFORMING ARTS
PA02 Music Videos
HUMANITIES
PHYS. ED.
H01 Myths & Legends PE02 Basketball
S07 Engineering
PE06 Archery
S10 Rocks and Gems
PE11 Dodgeball
LUNCH TIME + ACTIVITIES (12:00 PM - 1:00 PM)
SLOT 3 (1:00 PM - 2:00 PM)
SCIENCE
S02 Experi-Mental
COMPUTERS
FINE ARTS
C05 Computer Animation FA03 Sketching & Draw.
PERFORMING ARTS
PA01 Sing Sing Sing!
HUMANITIES
PHYS. ED.
H03 Board Game Blast PE03 Soccer
S04 Astronomy
PE05 Badminton
PE11 Dodgeball
BREAK / COURSE CHANGE-OVER (2:00 PM - 2:15 PM)
SLOT 4 (2:15 PM - 4:00 PM)
SCIENCE
COMPUTERS
FINE ARTS
S06 LEGO Robotics
C03 Minecraft Survivors FA04 Mini Makeover
S09 Pet Science
C04 Game Design
S11 Flying Machines
PERFORMING ARTS
PA04 Movie Making
HUMANITIES
PHYS. ED.
H03 Board Game Blast PE01 Outdoor Ed.
PE08 Judo
PE10 Try a Sport
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SCIENCE -
S01 ARCHAEOLOGY
FOR AGES
SLOT
9
TO
15
1
Participate in a REAL archaeological dig site. Get some
fresh air and your hands dirty unearthing such artifacts
as ancient animal bones and arrowheads in this
popular course.
S02 EXPERI-MENTAL
SLOT
3
Part experimentation, part play. Make liquid tornadoes
and your own cloud-in-a-bottle. Get wet with water jelly,
instant snow and magic sand. Even explore chromatics
in our colour mixing lab.
S03 CHEMICAL CONCOCTIONS
SLOT
2
The key to all substances is their chemical make-up.
Check out chemistry experiments that fizzle and pop!
S04 ASTRONOMY
SLOT
3
Discover the secrets of the night sky... planets, stars,
galaxies... you’ll explore them all. Be prepared to stay
up late as this course includes an optional visit to BU’s
telescope one evening during the week from 10 to 11
pm (weather permitting).
S05 ROBOTICS
SLOT
1
Learn the electronic basics of circuits and components
like resistors, diodes and capacitors, all while building
and soldering your own robot. There is an extra $15
fee for this course as you get to take the robot home!
S06 LEGO ROBOTICS
SLOT
4
Using our LEGO Mindstorms kits, learn to design, build
and pilot a sumo wrestling robot. You and your team will
compete to see whose ‘bot will reign supreme.
S07 ENGINEERING
SLOT
2
Learn engineering principles by building bridges and
stressing them until they break, and try to protect an egg
from a three-storey drop using simple materials.
S08 MEDICAL MYSTERY
SLOT
S09 PET SCIENCE
SLOT
1
From first-responders to the hospital, discover the
everyday challenges facing medical personnel. Also find
out more about how the human body works through the
dissection of animal parts and organs.
4
Learn about common and exotic pets and how best to
take care of them. You’ll even get the chance to face
your fears and handle some creepy critters.
S10 ROCKS & GEMS
SLOT
2
Unearth the mysteries found in common rocks and
gems that will rock your world! Identify different rocks and
minerals also try your hand at making your own geode!
S11 FLYING MACHINES
4
Long ago inventors dreamed of constructing flying
machines that would allow controlled flight, now it’s your
turn to take to the sky and soar to new heights! Master
and explore the principles of flight in addition to assembling
and launching your own low powered model rocket!
There is an extra $15 fee for this course as you get
to take home your own model rocket!
FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL 204-727-7311, EMAIL [email protected], OR VISIT US AT MINIU.BRANDONU.CA
SLOT
COMPUTERS -
FOR AGES
C01 MINECRAFT NATION
SLOT
C02 MINECRAFT BUILDERS
SLOT
9
TO
15
6
1
Using a combination of Minecraft’s game modes,
campers are challenged to complete a variety of scenarios:
compete for market domination as a merchant or
craftsperson; create in-game laws the class must follow;
and harvest resources to create wonderous machines.
2
Using Minecraft’s Creative mode, campers are given
building design challenges to complete as part of a
team, and will work together to create massive structures
like castles and towers and populate them with their own
non-player characters (NPCs).
SLOT 4
Using Minecraft’s Survival mode, campers must work
together to survive and thrive in the harsh new world.
While newbies are welcome, new game mods and a
devious instructor will also challenge veteran Minecrafters.
C03 MINECRAFT SURVIVORS
C04 GAME DESIGN
4
Using Construct 2, design your own video game with
this easy-to-learn software. Create characters, levels
and even learn how to give enemies artificial intelligence.
Once you’re done, try out your game and take it home!
Please note that designing a great game takes focus,
time and patience.(Plus the testing is fun!)
SLOT
MINECRAFT AND GAME
DESIGN ARE POWERED BY
C05 COMPUTER ANIMATION
SLOT
3
Create customized characters and backgrounds for
your very own stick figure animation, using our easy to
learn software Pivot. You can even download the free
software at home to continue the fun!
Understanding how to use technology to connect,
build and problem-solve is a fundamental skill for
tomorrow’s leaders, dreamers and creators.
Powered by Actua and Google, the Codemakers
program is engaging 100,000 youth in hands-on
computer science experiences, providing the skills
necessary to become Canada's next generation of
technology builders.
FAMILY SIZED INTERNET
EVERY ROOM. EVERY DEVICE. EVERYONE IS HAPPY.
Ask us which of our Internet plans will work best for you.
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/WestmanCom
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FINE ARTS -
FA01 PIXEL ART
SLOT
FOR AGES
9
TO
15
1
Using easy-to-use pixel- and voxel-editing software,
design your own unique characters and scenery. (Great
for use in Computer Animation and/or Game Design!)
FA02 CREATIVE ART
SLOT
2
A whole new world of art projects! Make straw art, wax
paper monoprints, papercraft, and even paint some
faces!
FA03 SKETCHING & DRAWING
SLOT
3
Learn a fundamental art technique. You will practice
different skills including drawing cartoons, sketching
and contour drawing using charcoal and pencil.
FA04 MINI MAKEOVER
SLOT
OObey
b the
h signs
and stay away!
4
Braids, curls, colour matching and fashion. If you love
style and makeovers, sign up for this course!
DO
YOU WORK
EARLIER THAN
OR LATER THAN
8:00 AM
5:00 PM?
For an additional fee, kids can be
dropped off as early as 7:30 am
or picked up as late as 5:30 pm. See
the registration forms for details.
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PERFORMING ARTS PA01 SING SING SING!
SLOT
PA02 MUSIC VIDEOS
SLOT
PA03 GUITAR
SLOT
FOR AGES
9
TO
15
3
Love to sing your heart out? Learn all sorts of fun new
songs, sing some of your old favourites and master your
stage presence!
2
Create a music video starring the whole class. Learn
some basic dance choreography while lip-syncing your
way to pop star fame!
1
Interested in learning guitar, but don’t know where to
start? Don’t own a guitar? No worries! We provide the
instruments and run you through the basics.
Feel free to bring your own guitar as well.
PA04 MOVIE MAKING
4
Create a short film with the help of other campers. Learn
how to act, choose costumes and special effects, help
write the script, and even perform in front of a green
screen. Westerns, murder mysteries, zombie movies:
we’ve done them all!
Feel free to bring your own costumes and props as well.
SLOT
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9
HUMANITIES -
H01 MYTHS & LEGENDS
SLOT
H02 CREATIVE WRITING
SLOT
FOR AGES
9
TO
15
2
Learn about different myths and legends from around the
world, including European, Asian, African, South American
and Aboriginal cultures.
1
Get creative with writing poems and short stories.
Experiment with different styles through fun activities
like the traveling story, and share your works with other
classmates. J.K. Rowling, watch out!
H03 BOARD GAME BLAST
SLOT
3
OR
4
Move over Monopoly! These aren’t your typical “bored”
games. Players will do everything from trying to stop
disease outbreaks in Pandemic and bluffing others in
Citadels to leading a fantastic army in Summoner Wars
and conquering planets in Cosmic Encounters.
DID YOU KNOW...?
Mini University is a cost-recovery not-for-profit
organization that depends on the generous
support of local community members like you.
Please consider donating to help keep our
program diverse and affordable.
FOR
MORE INFORMATION:
204-727-9636
[email protected]
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PHYS. ED. -
FOR AGES
9
TO
10
15
PE06 ARCHERY
SLOT
1
OR
2
Katniss, move over! Learn proper technique, hone your
accuracy, and challenge your skills with some friendly
team-based competition.
PE07 SELF DEFENSE
SLOT
PE08 JUDO
SLOT
1
Build self-confidence and learn both mental and physical
techniques for self defense in a safe learning environment.
This course is designed with beginners in mind.
4
Known as “The Gentle Way”, this Japanese martial art
is fun, up-close and personal. Learn valuable skills such
as how to fall properly, basic ground work and throwing
techniques. Perfect for beginners! Please bring an old
pair of sweatpants and sweatshirt.
PE09 FENCING
1
Calling all duelists! Cross foils in this intro course. Learn
to feint, parry, and riposte before counter-attacking
against your opponent. We provide all safety equipment.
SLOT
PE10 TRY
SLOT 4
A SPORT
Want to try a new sport every day? Golf, lacrosse,
ultimate frisbee: there are so many to choose from!
PE11 DODGEBALL
2 OR 3
Run, duck, throw: so simple yet so much fun. Try out a
bunch of different dodgeball variations, such as medic,
fortress, island, poisonball, and protect the king/queen.
PE01 OUTDOOR ED
SLOT
4
The basics of wilderness survival – ways of judging
direction, building fires, identifying useful plants,
working with nature and shelter building techniques.
PE02 BASKETBALL
SLOT
2
Dribble, pass and slam-dunk your way into the game of
basketball. Great for beginners.
PE03 SOCCER
SLOT
PE04 FLOOR HOCKEY
SLOT
SLOT
WHAT TO BRING FOR
SENIOR MINI U
1. Hat, water bottle, sunscreen
2. Packed lunch (OR choose our lunch program)
3. Clothes you don’t mind getting dirty
4. Clean non-marking gym shoes
5. Optional: Headphones (for computer courses)
3
Can you dribble, juggle and chip? Join in and learn the
most popular sport in the world.
1
Do you like hockey? We don’t have any ice and you
don’t need your skates, but in this course you’ll learn
some new moves and play in the gym.
PE05 BADMINTON
3
Get some great exercise while learning technique and
strategy in this introductory badminton course.
SLOT
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SPECIALTY CAMPS
Specialty Camp...?
REGISTER
Specialty Camps focus on one area of interest
for a morning, afternoon, or entire day, for
the whole week of camp, allowing for more
in-depth material and complex projects.
Campers registering for multiple weeks are
free to choose the same camps again if
they wish, or pick different ones.
FEE SCHEDULE
FULL-DAY CAMPS
Survivor Camp (Week 6)
Kiwanis Kids Leadership (Week 7)
Horse Sense Camp (Week 2, 6, or 9)
Back to School Blast
(Week 9 or 10, Ages 5-15)
$260
$210
$300
$210
BY
MAY 29, 2015
TO BE ENTERED IN THE
EARLY BIRD DRAW
FOR A CHANCE TO WIN!
Draw consists of one (1) $210 non-transferable, non-refundable
credit towards Mini U 2015 registration fees. Limit of one entry
per child registered per week of program.
HALF-DAY CAMPS
Any Camp, 3 Half-Days (Week 1)
Any Camp, 4 Half-Days (Week 6)
Any Camp, 5 Half-Days (Weeks 7 or 8)
COURSE FEES
Bowling Camp - Rental Fee
Robotics Camp - Material Fee
$ 60
$ 90
$110
$ 15
$ 35
SPECIALTY CAMP SCHEDULE
WEEK 1 (3 DAYS - JUNE 30, JULY 2-3)
WEEK 6 (4 DAYS - AUGUST 4-7)
AM (9:00 - 12:00)
PM (1:00 - 4:00)
FULL-DAY (9:00 AM - 4:00 PM)
Fencing Camp
Archery Camp
Survivor Camp (4 days + 1 overnight)
Minecraft Builders
Minecraft Survivors
WEEK 7 (AUGUST 10-14)
FULL-DAY (9:00 AM - 4:00 PM)
Kiwanis Kids Leadership Challenge
AM (9:00 - 12:00)
PM (1:00 - 4:00)
Archaeology Camp
Bowling Camp
Archery Camp
Fencing Camp
Game Designers
Lego Robotics
Minecraft Builders
Judo Camp
Robotics Camp
Minecraft Survivors
Soccer Camp
WEEK 9 (AUGUST 24-28)
AM (9:00 - 12:00)
PM (1:00 - 4:00)
Archaeology Camp
Archery Camp
Game Designers
Guitar Camp
Fencing Camp
Minecraft Builders
Lego Robotics
Robotics Camp
Soccer Camp
AM (9:00 - 12:00)
Game Designers
Judo Camp
Minecraft Builders
Robotics Camp
Back to School Blast (ages 5-15)
Soccer Camp
FULL-DAY (9:00 AM - 4:00 PM)
Back to School Blast (ages 5-15)
Minecraft Survivors
Movie Making Camp
WEEK 8 (AUGUST 17-21)
FULL-DAY (9:00 AM - 4:00 PM)
WEEK 10 (AUGUST 31-SEPT 4)
Babysitting Camp
PM (1:00 - 4:00)
Archery Camp
Babysitting Camp
Lego Robotics
Minecraft Survivors
See Page 14 For Beginner Horse Sense
Camp and Advanced Horse Sense Camp
Schedule and Details
FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL 204-727-7311, EMAIL [email protected], OR VISIT US AT MINIU.BRANDONU.CA
SPECIALTY CAMPS
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F ENCING C AMP
Ages 9-15
Week 1 (AM) or Week 6 or 7 (PM)
Based on our popular Fencing course from Senior Mini
U. Learn proper form and how to feint, parry, and
riposte. The week wraps up with a fencing tournament.
G UITAR C AMP
$
FOR SPECIALTY CAMP FEE
SCHEDULE -- SEE PAGE 11
ARCHAEOLOGY CAMP
Ages 9-15
Week 6 or 7 (AM)
Get some fresh air and your hands dirty unearthing
such artifacts as ancient animal bones and arrowheads
in this popular specialty camp, and participate in a
REAL archaeological dig site.
A RCHERY C AMP
Ages 9-15
Week 6 (AM)
From the beginner who doesn’t know where to start, to
the frets-on-fire virtuoso, an intensive and fun course of
string strumming study awaits you. Acoustic guitars are
provided, but you can also bring your own guitar.
J UDO C AMP
Ages 9-15
Week 7 (PM) or Week 8 (AM)
Known as “The Gentle Way”, this Japanese martial
art is fun, up-close and personal. Go beyond our
Senior judo course and spend more time practicing
techniques in a fun, safe environment. This camp is
also perfect for beginners! Please bring an old pair of
sweatpants and a sweatshirt.
Ages 9-15
Week 1, 6, 7, or 8 (PM)
Katniss, move over! Challenge yourself with some
friendly team-based games like “pick a color”, “V-shoots”
and a balloon animal “hunt”.
KIWANIS
KIDS
B ABYSITTING C AMP
LEADERSHIP
CHALLENGE
Ages 11-15
Week 6 or 8 (PM)
In addition to being certified in the Red Cross
Babysitting course, participants will learn tips and tricks
on how to handle different age groups and behaviours.
Participants must be 11 or older and attend the entire
week in order to receive Red Cross certification.
B ACK
TO
S CHOOL
B LAST
Ages 9-15
Week 7 (Full-Day)
Are you up to the challenge? Work as part of a team to
complete a series of tough, fun physical and mental
challenges designed to build fitness, confidence and
leadership skills. With the help of community
volunteers, activities involve themes like survival, fire
and rescue, life-saving, law enforcement and even
entrepreneurship.
Ages 5-15
Week 9 or 10 (Full-Day)
Gear up for school with a week of the best-of Mini U!
Includes a combination of our favourite science, fine
arts, performing arts and physical activities from the
whole summer!
B OWLING C AMP
Ages 9-15
Week 7 (AM)
Become a Pin Chaser! This is a great introduction to the
largest recreational sport played in Canada today. Proper 5pin and 10-pin techniques are emphasized through interactive
games like Glow Bowling. There is an additional $15
rental fee for this camp.
FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL 204-727-7311, EMAIL [email protected], OR VISIT US AT MINIU.BRANDONU.CA
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SPECIALTY CAMPS
LEGO ROBOTICS CAMP
ROBOTICS CAMP
Ages 9-15
Week 6, 7, or 8 (PM)
Using our LEGO Mindstorms kits, basic programming
and robotics comes to life. Learn to design, build and
pilot robots across a variety of unique platforms and
obstacles. Build a sumo wrestling robot or a racing
robot, but be prepared to compete to see whose ‘bot will
reign supreme!
Ages 9-15
Week 6, 7 or 8 (AM)
Do you want to learn about real engineering? Build your
own robot kit, watch it drive itself around, learn how it
works, and take it home. Please note that you will be
soldering in this course and will be using safety glasses.
There is an additional $35 material fee for this camp.
G AME D ESIGNERS
Ages 9-15
Week 6, 7, or 8 (AM)
Using Construct 2, design your own video game with
this easy-to-learn software. Create characters, levels
and even learn how to give enemies artificial intelligence.
Once you’re done, try out your game and take it home!
Please bring your own headphones if possible.
MINECRAFT BUILDERS
Ages 9-15
Week 1, 6, 7 or 8 (AM)
Using Minecraft’s Creative mode, campers are given
building design challenges to complete as part of a
team, and will work together to create massive structures
like castles and towers and populate them with their own
non-player characters (NPCs).
Please bring your own headphones if possible.
S OCCER C AMP
Ages 5-15
Week 6, 7, or 8 (AM)
Come and learn the basics of the most popular sport in
the world, plus some cool new skills and tricks. Taught
by an experienced soccer instructor, participants will be
grouped by skill and experience, as well as age.
Please dress appropriately for outdoor play.
SURVIVOR CAMP
Ages 9-15
Week 6 (Full-Day)
The essentials of camping and wilderness survival:
staying safe, building fires, cooking, shelter building,
campcraft, animal/plant identification and tracking.
Survivor Camp includes an overnight camp-out on
Thursday night (August 6), and meals on Thursday
evening and Friday.
MINECRAFT SURVIVORS
Ages 9-15
Week 1, 6, 7 or 8 (PM)
Using Minecraft’s Survival mode, campers must work
together to survive and thrive in the harsh new world.
While newbies are welcome, new game mods and a
devious instructor will also challenge veteran Minecrafters.
Please bring your own headphones if possible.
M OVIE M AKING
Ages 9-15
Week 6 (PM)
Lights! Camera! Action! Based on our popular movie
making course, students develop and produce a short
movie from story board and script to finished product.
MINECRAFT
DESIGNERS
AND
GAME
ARE POWERED BY
B OBCAT S PORTS C AMPS
For more information: 204-727-7375
www.gobobcats.ca
Understanding how to use technology to connect,
build and problem-solve is a fundamental skill for
tomorrow’s leaders, dreamers and creators.
Powered by Actua and Google, the Codemakers
program is engaging 100,000 youth in hands-on
computer science experiences, providing the skills
necessary to become Canada's next generation of
technology builders.
FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL 204-727-7311, EMAIL [email protected], OR VISIT US AT MINIU.BRANDONU.CA
SPECIALTY CAMPS
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BEGINNER HORSE SENSE CAMP
Ages 7-15
WEEK 6
Time:
Cost: $300.00
4 Full Days - Aug 3-6 (Mon-Thurs)
8:45 AM to 4:30 PM
WEEK 9
Time:
4 Full Days - Aug 24-27 (Mon-Thurs)
8:45 AM to 4:30 PM
Learn basic horsemanship in this unique new program
for horse lovers. With no prior experience necessary,
our teaching techniques ensure success in graduated
steps, promoting self-esteem and confidence.
Activities are tailored to the level of the student, from
beginner to intermediate, and include the following:
• Daily riding with instruction
• Proper safety and handling of horses and ponies
• Stable management, grooming, tacking, feeding, etc.
Campers will need to find their own transportation to
Prairie Breeze Stables (directions will be provided prior to
camp). Please arrive by 8:45 AM, and pick-up at 4:30 PM.
Please bring your own snacks/water and a packed
lunch, as participants will be staying on-site for lunch.
Please also wear heeled footwear (rubber boots preferable).
Helmets are provided.
ADVANCED HORSE SENSE CAMP
Ages 7-15
WEEK 2
Time:
Cost: $300.00
4 Full Days - Jul 6-9 (Mon-Thurs)
8:45 AM to 4:30 PM
Take your horsemanship skills to the next level with a
camp designed for more advanced riders.
SCHOOL FIELD TRIPS
@ MINI UNIVERSITY!
Need an educational and fun
field trip for your class?
In order to register for this camp, you must have
taken Horse Sense Camp from Mini U in a previous
year or have taken lessons from Prairie Breeze
Stables. For all other experienced riders, a competency
test may be required before registering. Please contact
Prairie Breeze Stables owner Marilyn Palmer at 204724-6295 or at [email protected] for further details.
In June, Mini University offers a selection of our
most popular programs for school groups. Try our
fun themed Junior activities (for ages 5-8) or go
more in-depth with our Senior courses (for ages 915), including courses like Archery and LEGO Robotics.
Campers will need to find their own transportation to
Prairie Breeze Stables (directions will be provided prior to
camp). Please arrive by 8:45 AM, and pick-up at 4:30 PM.
Our friendly and skilled instructors will
energize your class and help prevent the
pre-summer slump!
Please bring your own snacks/water and a packed
lunch, as participants will be staying on-site for lunch.
Please also wear heeled footwear (rubber boots preferable).
Helmets are provided.
Call 204-727-7311 for details
YEAR-ROUND MINI U PROGRAMS
Keep an eye on our website or subscribe to our mailing list for up-to-date information on our
year-round Mini U programs, like our popular Spring Break Camp: miniu.brandonu.ca
FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL 204-727-7311, EMAIL [email protected], OR VISIT US AT MINIU.BRANDONU.CA
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IMPORTANT INFORMATION
OUR INSTRUCTORS
Our instructors are chosen for their knowledge,
maturity, leadership and ability to relate to children.
The vast majority of our staff are university students or
recent graduates, and many are studying to become
teachers in the Faculty of Education.
To ensure that we employ only the highest quality
staff and instructors, we provide three weeks of paid
training that includes everything from lesson planning to
epi-pen use. As well, all staff are certified in CPR and
First Aid and have clear background checks.
BEHAVIOUR MANAGEMENT POLICY
Above all, Mini U’s goal is for its participants to have
fun in a safe learning environment. To ensure that
everyone has fun, we do three main things.
1) Explain Our Rules: Classroom rules and our
expectations are clearly defined at the start of camp.
Participants are made aware that behaviours which
cause emotional or physical harm, disrupt the camp,
or damage facilities or equipment are not tolerated.
Also, participants are informed that Mini U does not
tolerate such behaviours as bullying, racism, sexism,
and homophobia.
2) Train Our Instructors: As part of staff orientation,
we train our staff in classroom management and
behavioural management techniques.
3) Enforce Three Strike Policy: If an issue is
unable to be resolved by the classroom instructor
then the participant is brought to the Program
Assistant for a discussion. The Program Assistant
assesses the situation and may issue a STRIKE ONE.
The participant is informed why they have been
given a strike and what they can do to prevent further
strikes.
If the participant continues to act in a way that is
against our rules and policies, then STRIKE TWO is
given and parents/guardians/chaperones are contacted.
In the rare situation when STRIKE THREE is needed,
the participant is immediately removed from camp
and released to their parents/guardians/chaperones.
Please note that refunds are NOT given in this event.
Based on the seriousness, and at the discretion of
Mini U’s Director and Program Assistant, some
behaviours (such as fighting) may immediately warrant
a second or even third strike without previous strikes
being issued.
VOLUNTEERING
AT
MINI U
Is your 12+ year old child interesting in volunteering
for Mini University for the summer? Please e-mail
[email protected] or call 204-727-7376 for more
information.
RESIDENCE PROGRAM
Brandon University is pleased to offer a residence
program for groups wishing to attend Mini
University. For more information on how to register
for the residence program, as well as its available
weeks and fees, please call 204-727-7376.
COURSE CANCELLATION POLICY
Mini University reserves the right to cancel individual
courses, specialty camps, or programs due to a lack of
registrations, funding and/or staff.
If a Junior program or specialty camp is cancelled,
each participant will be notified by phone and any fees
paid for that camp or program will be refunded in full.
In the event that a Senior Mini U course is cancelled,
participants will be placed in their next choice of class.
If all choices are not available, the participant will be
contacted to choose another course.
REFUND POLICY
Refunds, minus a $15.00+GST administration fee,
will be given up to 10 days prior to the start of camp.
For refunds at any later date, a doctor’s certificate
must be presented to Mini U’s registration office
within 30 days of the cancellation date. For refunds
of group registrations, please call 204-727-9636.
FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL 204-727-7311, EMAIL [email protected], OR VISIT US AT MINIU.BRANDONU.CA
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IMPORTANT INFORMATION
ONLINE REGISTRATION (FAST!)
FOR NEW FAMILIES
To register using our online system, go to
miniu.brandonu.ca and click on “Register
Online”. You will be asked to create a family
account first and, once complete, you can begin
registering your child(ren) for one or more weeks.
FOR FAMILIES WHO ATTENDED 2012-2014
Whether you registered online or with a paper form in
2012-2014, you will have an online account available
this year. To login, go to miniu.brandonu.ca and
click on “Login to Account”. (If you do not remember
your password, please e-mail us from your address
on file and a password reset will be sent.)
To pay for your online registration by credit card,
please call 204-727-7311 with your card information.
You may also drop-off cash or a cheque at the Healthy
Living Centre, Room 003. Please note that spots are
only reserved once we have received payment.
PAPER REGISTRATION (SLOW)
*Mail-in the completed registration form (pages 1821) with payment to:
Mini University - Brandon University
270-18th Street, Brandon, MB R7A 6A9
or Drop off at the Healthy Living Centre, Room 003
or *Fax to 204-727-7491
*Paying by credit card? Please call 204-727-7311.
Mini University will confirm via email registrations
and payments received within 7 days of receipt.
Payment is due at time of registration and therefore
we cannot accept post-dated cheques.
For best selection of courses, register early, use
our online system and pay promptly, as courses
are assigned on a first-come, first-serve basis.
LATE FEE
Registrations will be accepted up to and including
Monday at 8:30 am of each week. There is a late fee
of $15.00 for registrations and/or payments received
after the Wednesday preceding the desired week.
CAMP ARRIVAL / CHECK-IN
LOCATION: MINI UNIVERSITY HQ
HEALTHY LIVING CENTRE
SENIORS: HENRY CHAMP GYM
JUNIORS: MULTIPURPOSE ROOM
SPECIALTY: HENRY CHAMP GYM
ON THE FIRST DAY OF CAMP
PLEASE CHECK IN BY 8:30 AM
(8:45 AM ALL OTHER DAYS)
LUNCH (12:00 - 1:00
PM)
Full-day participants must spend the lunch hour under
the supervision of Mini U staff, unless prior written
parental permission has been given. Mini
University participants will eat their lunch in the BU
cafeteria “Down Under”. Students may bring a bag
lunch, purchase food from the cafeteria or purchase
our weekly Lunch Program at time of registration (see
registration form for fees). For safety reasons Mini U
has a no nut policy. Following lunch, there will be
supervised games and quiet activities.
Afternoon-only Junior or Specialty Camp students
will check in at the above locations from 12:45 to 1:00 pm.
END OF DAY SIGN-OUT
Students will return to the Healthy Living Centre
between 4:00 and 4:10 pm and parents are requested
to make arrangements for the pick up and sign out
of their children between 4:00 and 5:00 pm.
Morning-only Junior or Specialty Camp students
can be picked up between noon and 12:10 pm at the
BU cafeteria “Down Under”.
Please note on your registration form if a person other
than a parent/guardian is permitted to pick your child
up or if your child is permitted to leave unattended.
EARLY DROP-OFF / LATE PICK-UP
For the convenience of working parents, supervision from
8:00 am until 5:00 pm is included with your registration.
Earlier drop-off (7:30 to 7:59 am) and/or later pick-up
(5:01 to 5:30 pm) are available for an additional fee.
Please indicate which you require when registering.
IF YOUR CHILD WILL BE ABSENT
FROM MINI U AT ANY POINT:
PHONE: 204-727-7311
BE SURE TO CHECK IN AND SIGN
OUT YOUR CHILD EVERY DAY!
FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL 204-727-7311, EMAIL [email protected], OR VISIT US AT MINIU.BRANDONU.CA
MINI UNIVERSITY 2015
REGISTRATION FORM (PAGE 1 OF 4)
REGISTER ONLINE:
IT’S QUICK AND EASY!
204-727-7311
[email protected]
miniu.brandonu.ca
Visit miniu.brandonu.ca and
click on “Register Online”
Please complete one registration form per child.
STEP 1) Supply participant information and ALL APPLICABLE CONTACT PHONE NUMBERS:
YYYY MM DD
Child’s Last Name
Child’s First Name
Address
City & Province
Date of Birth
 Male  Female
E-mail (required for registration confirmations, etc.) Postal Code

(
School Presently Attending
I give my express consent to receive electronic newsletters and promotions from Mini U. I understand
that my consent may be withdrawn at any time by e-mailing “UNSUBSCRIBE” to [email protected]
)
Home Phone
Primary Contact:
Marital Status:
Grade (as of
May 2015)
 Mother  Father
 Other: _______________________
 Married  Separated  Divorced  Single
For the express purpose of sponsorship grants, bursaries and statistics, please check all that apply to your child/family:
 Aboriginal / First Nation
 Métis
(
Mother’s Name (or Other’s)
Father’s Name
 Recent immigrant / EAL
)
(
)
Mother’s Work Phone + Ext (or Other’s)
Mother’s Cell Phone (or Other’s)
(
(
)
)
Father’s Work Phone + Ext.
Father’s Cell Phone
(
(
)
Emergency Contact #1 Name (non-parent)
Emergency Contact #1 Home or Work Phone
Emergency Contact #2 Name (non-parent)
Emergency Contact #2 Home or Work Phone
(
My child can ONLY be released to...
 Low income
)
)
Emergency Contact #1 Cell Phone
(
)
Emergency Contact #2 Cell Phone
 Mother  Father  Emergency Contact #1  Emergency Contact #2
 Other (Names/relation: _________________________________________________)
 My child is allowed to sign out on their own at the end of their day.
Initial: _________
 My child is NOT allowed to change courses/programs without my/our permission.
Initial: _________
Are there any child custody issues of which Mini U should be made aware?  Yes (Please detail below)  No
_____________________________________________________________________
Health Information: Please provide details of any allergies, medication requirements, special needs, dietary restrictions or other
medical conditions of which we should be made aware. This information will be shared with Mini University administrators and instructors.
(Attach additional sheets if necessary.) __________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________
How did you or your child first hear about Mini U? (Pick one.)
 My child attended previous year(s)
 Recommended by child’s friend
 Recommended by parent’s friend/family
 Facebook
 Search Engine (Google, etc.)
 Twitter
 eBrandon
 Brandon Sun Ad or Article  Westman Journal Article
 Other Newspaper/Media Source (_____________________)
 Radio Advertising
 Poster at local business
 Presentation at School
 I Don’t Know
 Other: ___________________________________________
MINI UNIVERSITY 2015
REGISTRATION FORM (PAGE 2 OF 4)
STEP 2) INFORMED CONSENT FORM: Registrationcannot be acceptedwithout a parent/guardian agreeing to ALL terms below.
PHOTOGRAPHY/MULTIMEDIA CONSENT:
I hereby authorize Brandon University’s Mini University and Actua, the National organization to which Mini University is a member, to photograph,
audio record, video record, podcast and/or webcast the above-named child/youth (digitally or otherwise) without charge; and to allow Mini
University and Actua to copy, modify, and distribute in print and online, those images that include your child in whatever appropriate way either Mini
University and/or Actua sees fit without having to seek further approval. No names will be used in association with any images or recordings.
________ Initial that you read and agree to the above photography/multimedia consent.
ELECTRONIC STORAGE OF INFORMATION:
I consent to all registration information I provide (as well as a digital photo of my child to be taken at time of check-in) being stored in the United States of America
by CampMinder, LLC. I understand that this information is being stored for the purpose of registering my child in Mini University, to keep an enrollment record
of campers, and to administer the camp, and that a written agreement is in place with CampMinder, LLC to ensure that this information is stored securely and
to ensure it will not be shared with any other party or person without consent from Brandon University and Mini University unless required by law.
________
Initial that you read and agree to the above electronic storage of information.
MINI UNIVERSITY PROGRAM – CHILD INFORMED CONSENT:
WARNING: By signing this document you indicate that you understand the risks associated with this activity, that you are aware that by allowing your child to participate
in the activity you are exposing him/her to the risks identified below. It gives Mini University authority to secure medical assistance for your child for which you
agree to be financially responsible. You are agreeing to assume financial responsibility for any damage to third persons or their property caused by your child.
P L E A S E R E A D C A R E F U L LY !
1. I am aware that by allowing my child to participate in the Mini University Program which may include any or all of the Mini University programs,
I will be exposing him/her to the following inherent risks, including but not limited to:
GENERAL RISKS:
GYMNASIUM ACTIVITY RISKS:
• theft, vandalism or loss of personal property;
• all manner of injury arising from falling and impacting against the floor surface,
• any manner of injury resulting from use, misuse, non-use and failure of equipment;
walls, apparatus/equipment or the ground;
• impact with obstructions, other participants, officials or spectators, visible or non- ART & CRAFT MATERIAL RISKS:
visible;
• the erecting or dismantling of equipment, fumes from paint or paint thinners or
• potential for bone and muscular skeletal injury, such as sprains and strains;
spray painting;
• episodes of light headedness, fainting, chest discomfort, leg cramps and nausea;
CHEMISTRY AND BIOLOGICAL MATERIAL RISKS:
• an increased load on the heart, which may result in dizziness, shortness of breath
• injury due to misuse of equipment or misuse of chemicals, (i.e. inhalation of
and in extreme circumstances, may result in a heart attack;
chemicals or burns from chemical misuse, burns from equipment misuse, loss or
OUTDOOR ACTIVITY RISKS:
limb or digits or cuts from equipment misuse).
• all manner of injury resulting from falls on steep, icy, slippery or uneven terrain;
• chemical and/or food sensitivities (including but not limited to allergic reactions)
• all manner of injury from impact or entanglement with objects, visible or non-visible; to materials used in the course such as fish, animals, worms, insects, chemicals, etc.
SWIMMING RISKS:
• weather: any injury or illness resulting from exposure to code, wet or windy
• any manner of injury resulting from falls on pool decks or diving boards especially
weather, or the effects of heat and strong sunlight;
when entering or exiting the pool area or water;
• animals: injuries from contact with animals including horses, dogs, snakes, birds,
• bodily injury, death, or spinal injury may be cause by, but is not limited to: a) sudden
rodents, wood ticks, birds, insects, spiders;
immersion b) making contact with the diving board, pool structure, pool deck
• other outdoor risks: injuries from tree limbs, lightning, exposure to theWest Nile virus, etc.;
and/or other participants, visible or non-visible c) drowning or body entrapment.
ARCHAEOLOGICAL DIG RISKS:
• any manner of injury arising from digging, noxious vegetation, flying sand or rock chips;
________ Initial that you have explained the risks associated with this activity to your child and that he/she understands the risks.
2. Mini University may secure such medical advice and services as it, in its sole discretion, may deem necessary for my child’s health and safety and
I shall be financially responsible for such advice and services.
3. I understand that it is my child’s responsibility to abide by the rules and regulations imposed on the participants by the Instructor. I have explained
to my child the need to follow the instructions given by the Instructor.
4. That if my child is supplying his/her own equipment, I am responsible for ensuring that it is safe and will maintained which is up to the requisite standards for the activity in
which he/she is participating. I understand that the University accepts no responsibility for any incidents occurring out of the use of misuse of my child’s equipment.
________
Initial that you have read and agree to paragraph 4.
5. I agree to HOLD HARMLESS AND INDEMNIFY Brandon University, its agents and employees, Actua, and other program supporters from any and all liability for any
damage to the property of, or personal injury to, any third party resulting from my child’s participation in this activity.
I HAVE READ AND UNDERSTOOD THIS AGREEMENT AND I AM AWARE THAT MY SIGNING THIS AGREEMENT I AM ACCEPTING
FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY MEDICAL ASSISTANCE THE UNIVERSITY MAY DEEM NECESSARY FOR MY CHILD’S HEALTH
AND SAFETY AND ALSO FOR ANY DAMAGE TO THIRD PERSONS OR THEIR PROPERTY THAT MY CHILD MAY CAUSE.
__________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________
PARENT’S/GUARDIAN’S NAME (Please print)
CHILD’S NAME (Please print)
__________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________
PARENT’S/GUARDIAN’S SIGNATURE
DATE
MINI UNIVERSITY 2015
REGISTRATION FORM (PAGE 3 OF 4)
Child’s First Name
Child’s Last Name
STEP 4) Choose program(s) for one or more weeks
 JR. CHIPMUNKS
 JR. MOOSE
For ages 5-6
Offered Weeks 1-8
For ages 7-9
Offered Weeks 1-8
WEEK 1 (3 DAYS, JUNE 30, JUL 2, 3)
WEEK 4 (5 DAYS, JULY 20-24)
WEEK 7 (5 DAYS, AUG 10-14)
 AM only ($60)
 PM only ($60)
 Full-Day ($120)
 AM only ($110)
 PM only ($110)
 Full-Day ($210)
 AM only ($110)
 PM only ($110)
 Full-Day ($210)
WEEK 2 (5 DAYS, JULY 6-10)
WEEK 5 (5 DAYS, JULY 27-31)
WEEK 8 (5 DAYS, AUG 17-21)
 AM only ($110)
 PM only ($110)
 Full-Day ($210)
 AM only ($110)
 PM only ($110)
 Full-Day ($210)
 AM only ($110)
 PM only ($110)
 Full-Day ($210)
WEEK 3 (5 DAYS, JULY 13-17)
WEEK 6 (4 DAYS, AUG 4-7)
 AM only ($110)
 PM only ($110)
 Full-Day ($210)
 AM only ($90)
 PM only ($90)
 Full-Day ($165)
*WEEK 9 (5 DAYS, AUG 24-28)
*WEEK 10 (5 DAYS, AUG 31-SEPT 4)
*For Week 9 (Aug 24-28) and Week 10 (Aug 31-Sept 4) programs for
ages 5-9, see our Back to School Blast Specialty Camp (page 12)
SENIOR MINI U
For ages 9-15
SEE PAGE 4 FOR COURSE SCHEDULE
WEEK 2 (5 DAYS, JULY 6-10)
WEEK 4 (5 DAYS, JULY 20-24)
 Full-Day ($210)
 Full-Day ($210)
WEEK 3 (5 DAYS, JULY 13-17)
WEEK 5 (5 DAYS, JULY 27-31)
 Full-Day ($210)
 Full-Day ($210)
$______________
TOTAL JUNIOR FEE
$______________
TOTAL SENIOR FEE
If you are registering for multiple weeks of Senior Mini U, 1st choices will generally be used for the first
week, 2nd for the second, etc. Course selection is first-come, first-serve, so register early for best choices!
Slot Time
1
9:00
2
11:00
12:00
3
1:00
4
2:15
FIRST CHOICE
SECOND CHOICE
THIRD CHOICE
FOURTH CHOICE
LUNCH
LUNCH
LUNCH
LUNCH
MINI UNIVERSITY 2015
REGISTRATION FORM (PAGE 4 OF 4)
Child’s First Name
Child’s Last Name
STEP 4) Choose program(s) for one or more weeks (CONTINUED)
SPECIALTY CAMPS
Ages and dates offered vary
$______________
SEE PAGES 11-14 FOR DETAILS AND DATES
TOTAL SPEC. CAMP FEE
WEEK 1 (3 DAYS, JUNE 30, JUL 2, 3)
WEEK 8 (5 DAYS, AUG 17-21)
 AM: _____________________________($60)
 AM: ___________________________ ($110)
 PM: _____________________________($60)
 PM: ___________________________ ($110)
WEEK 6 (4 DAYS, AUG 4-7)
WEEK 9 (5 DAYS, AUG 24-28)
 AM: _____________________________($90)
 AM+PM: Back to School Blast
 PM: _____________________________($90)
WEEK 10 (5 DAYS, AUG 31-SEPT 4)
 AM+PM: Survivor Camp ($260)
 AM+PM: Back to School Blast
($210)
WEEK 7 (5 DAYS, AUG 10-14)
 AM: ____________________________($110)
BEGINNER HORSE SENSE CAMP
 WEEK 6: 4 DAYS, AUG 3-6 (Mon-Thurs)
($300)
 PM: ____________________________($110)
 WEEK 9: 4 DAYS, AUG 24-27 (Mon-Thurs)
($300)
 AM+PM: Kiwanis Kids Leadership Challenge($210)
ADVANCED HORSE SENSE CAMP
 WEEK 2: 4 DAYS, JUL 6-9 (Mon-Thurs)
($300)
($210)
STEP 5) Add in applicable course fees and other additional fees
COURSE FEES
 $15 Flying Machines  $15 Bowling Camp  $15 Robotics (Seniors)  $35 Robotics (Spec. Camp)
LUNCH PROGRAM (Optional; GST/PST included)
Daily lunch menu available online at: miniu.brandonu.ca
 Week 1 ($28.50)  Week 2 ($47.50)  Week 3 ($47.50)  Week 4 ($47.50)  Week 5 ($47.50)
 Week 6 ($38.00)  Week 7 ($47.50)  Week 8 ($47.50)  Week 9 ($47.50)  Week 10 ($47.50)
EARLY DROP-OFF (7:30 AM - 7:59 AM)
 Week 1 ($15.00)
 Week 6 ($15.00)
 Week 2 ($15.00)
 Week 7 ($15.00)
 Week 3 ($15.00)
 Week 8 ($15.00)
 Week 4 ($15.00)
 Week 9 ($15.00)
 Week 5 ($15.00)
 Week 10 ($15.00)
 Week 3 ($15.00)
 Week 8 ($15.00)
 Week 4 ($15.00)
 Week 9 ($15.00)
 Week 5 ($15.00)
 Week 10 ($15.00)
LATE PICK-UP (5:01 PM - 5:30 PM)
 Week 1 ($15.00)
 Week 6 ($15.00)
 Week 2 ($15.00)
 Week 7 ($15.00)
OTHER FEES
 $15 Late Fee (if registering/paying after the Wednesday preceding the desired week)
$______________
DONATIONS
 I would like to help support Mini University by donating $___________________
TOTAL ADDITIONAL FEES
STEP 6) Choose a free gift, one per week (two camps in the same week count as one gift)
ADULT T-SHIRT
YOUTH T-SHIRT
 S (#_____)  M (#_____)  L (#_____)  XL (#_____)  XXL (#_____) (Gift availability is first-come, first-serve.)
 S: 6-8 (#_____)  M: 7-12 (#_____)  BPA-free Water Bottle (#_____)
STEP 7) Payment information
 Cash (paid only in person at the Healthy Living Centre, Room 003)
 Credit Card (paid in person or by phone at 204-727-7311)
 Cheque (payable to Brandon University; CANNOT be post-dated)
 Money order
TOTAL: $
Registrations can dropped off or mailed to:
Mini University
Room 003, Healthy Living Centre - Brandon University
270 - 18th Street
Brandon, MB R7A 6A9
OR: Fax all four registration form pages to 204-727-7491 and
then call us at204-727-7311 with your credit card information.
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THANK YOU FROM MINI U
Mini University would like to thank the many people and organizations
within the University and community that contribute to our program.
We could not provide the quality program we offer without this support.
Mini University would like to thank the following groups and
individuals whose involvement helps make Mini U a success.
The Faculties, Schools and Ancillary Services within
the University, for their generous provision of facilities,
equipment and expertise for Mini University;
Brandon University faculty, staff and students for all their
assistance and support;
And, of course, all our participants and their parents,
grandparents, friends and families, and our participating
Aboriginal communities.
Mini University would also like to thank the numerous
members of the Brandon Community who assist in delivering
our program through donations, sponsorship of children, use
of facilities for visits or providing expertise. These include:
Brandon Fire and Emergency Services
XII Manitoba Dragoons and 26 Field Regiment Museum
Brandon Police Service
East 40 Packers
Daly House Museum
Maple Leaf
BU Anthropology Dept.
The Sun Fund
The Kain Family
Giant Tiger
BU Health Studies Dept.
BU Physics Dept.
BU Biology Dept.
BU Chemistry Dept.
Funds for Furry Friends
BU Geology Dept.
Grand Valley Animal Clinic
BU Astronomy Dept.
Westman Reptile Gardens
Pepsi
Individual donors
Also, we would like to thank the following organizations for
supporting Mini University through advertising:
Westman Communications Group Old Dutch Foods
Brandon Friendship Centre
Bell Media
Prolific Graphics Inc.
Thunderbird Bowl
Koch Fertilizer Canada Ltd
Manitoba Hydro
MINI UNIVERSITY IS A PROUD
MEMBER OF
ACTUA
Actua provides training, resources and support to its national
network of members located at universities and colleges across
Canada in the delivery of science, technology, engineering and
mathematics (STEM) education outreach programming.
Each year these members engage over 225,000 youth in 500
communities nationwide. Please visit Actua at www.actua.ca
2014 Actua National Funders
Suncor Energy Foundation
GE Canada
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada
Shell Canada
Mini U gratefully acknowledges and thanks the following
agencies for their financial support of Mini University in 2014:
Government of Canada - Employment Grants: Young Canada
Works; NSERC PromoScience
Government of Manitoba - Healthy Child Manitoba;
Aboriginal and Northern Affairs; CareerFocus; Green Team
Manitoba Culture, Heritage and Tourism - supporting the
Archaeology and Movie Making Programs
Actua
Manitoba Metis Federation - Employment Grant
Brandon University Students Union - WorkStudy Program
City of Brandon
Brandon Neighbourhood Renewal Corporation
Kiwanis Club of Brandon
A SPECIAL THANK YOU TO ALL PAST AND PRESENT STAFF AND INSTRUCTORS
FOR MAKING MINI UNIVERSITY THE SUCCESSFUL PROGRAM IT IS TODAY!
PROUD SUPPORTER OF
MINI UNIVERSITY 2015
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2015 Registration Guide Credits: Cover, text, compilation, layout & design by Ivah Gallagher, Nancy Stanley and
Gillian Richards. Photos by Erica Perreaux. Mini U website design and content by Ivah Gallagher.
FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL 204-727-7311, EMAIL [email protected], OR VISIT US AT MINIU.BRANDONU.CA
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CAMPUS MAP - BRANDON UNIVERSITY
FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL 204-727-7311, EMAIL [email protected], OR VISIT US AT MINIU.BRANDONU.CA