Mini uLethbridge

2021 Mini U will be held in-person!

Sports, Music, STEM and Art all combined into one amazing experience.


What is Mini uLethbridge? 

It’s the ultimate STEM, sports, art, and music combination! Destination Exploration (DE), Horns Recreation, uLethbridge Art Gallery, and Music Conservatory have come together to offer an in-person multi-disciplinary summer camp! For campers who have finished grade 3 up to grade 6.

Each camp will feature a day with each theme, so they come away with a fun and well-rounded experience. Join us for 1 week or all 3! The host camp will have an extra day with a focus on their theme so if you love STEM join MiniU the week DE is hosting. All materials and supplies are included. All COVID precautions and safety measures are in place, and 2 of the 3 weeks will be spent outdoors while one week will experience lab life in the Science Commons.


A typical day at Mini U 

Activities run from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Monday through Friday. Pick and drop-off location is dependant on the week's host. 

Campers will be with the same small cohort throughout the entire week. A specialist instructor will join the students for a day of themed activities and games. There will be lots of time outside, hands-on learning & innovation, exploring new ideas, being creative and active.

Breakdown of the week

MON - spent with the hosting department (either Art, STEM or Sports)

TUES - find your rhythm with a day of Music

WED - let your creativity free with a day of Art

THURS - explore with a day of Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM

FRI - get moving with a day of Sports

July 19 - 23

Hosted by Destination Exploration

July 26-30

Hosted by the Art Gallery

August 3 - 6

Hosted by Horns

Registration for mini u camps opens Thursday, April 1st at 7:00 am




Do you have questions about Mini-uLethbridge? Check out our FAQs

All campers who have completed grades 3 – 6 are eligible to join our camps! If your child falls outside this age range, there are other fantastic camp options available for them.

You can register your children for more than one week of summer camp as each week will offer a different experience.

MiniU is an interdisciplinary collaboration involving Destination Exploration, Horns Recreation, the University Art Gallery, and the Music Conservatory.

Each day will have a focus, either STEM, sports, art or music. The schedule offers morning and afternoon activities, with 2 snack breaks and a lunch break.

Drop off will be at the designated areas from 8:30-9:00 am. Pick-up will be from the same area between 4:00-4:30 pm.

Activities run from 9 am – 4 pm daily!

Cancellation/Refund Policy

Canceled by us:

  • Programs canceled due to insufficient enrolment or instructor availability will be fully refunded

Cancellation by you

  • A $20 cancellation/$10 transfer fee is charged for each activity/program cancellation or transfer.
  • The administration fee is not applicable on refunds due to enrollment quotas.
  • All cancellations/transfers must be received in writing, by Sport & Recreation Services before consideration.
  • Canceling within 7 working days and 1 working day prior to the commencement of the activity/program will result in a 50% refund of the original registration fee – the materials portion of registration will not be refunded.
  • Refunds/transfers will not be considered from 1 day prior to the commencement of the activity/program
  • Refund requests received after the start of the activity/program will be considered on an individual basis. These requests need to go to the appropriate program supervisor for approval.
  • A face mask
  • 2 nut-free snacks and a nut-free lunch (no access to a microwave)
  • shoes with a heel strap (no flip-flops)
  • sunscreen
  • hat
  • bathing suit & towel (on Tuesday & Thursday)
  • clothes they can get messy.

Please label all your child’s belongings. Remember to dress for the weather as most of the camps will be outside. Hand sanitizer will be provided on-site. Please leave all toys and electronics at home.

Contact us at
Connect online at @MiniULethbridge (Facebook, Twitter & Instagram)




Summer camps are allowed to operate under Step 4 of provincial guidelines.  Should there be no ability to have in-person camps, a full refund will be issued. 


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