Mini U 2011: Still Going Strong

July 28, 2011

Posted July 28, 2011 (first distributed July 11, 2011)

Brandon, MB – Brandon University has seen a flurry of activity with Mini University now into its second week of summer camp. The camp, which runs from July 4 to August 19 in one-week blocks, is still accepting registrations.

“The one question I keep hearing from parents is: ‘Is it too late to register?’ and to that I say ‘Never’,” says Dr. Nancy Stanley, Director of Mini University. “We accept registrations right up until the Monday of the week the child wants to come.”

Now in its 27th year of operation, Mini U offers three different programs geared to different age groups. The junior programs, called Chipmunks and Moose, are for children aged 5 and 6 and 7 to 9 respectively. Students can attend these camps for half day mornings or afternoons or stay for the whole day. The Chipmunks and Moose camps are available for all seven weeks of Mini University.

Senior Mini U is for ages 9 to 16 and allows students the opportunity to choose six courses from more than 70 different ones. These range from guitar, archery and robotics to kickboxing, mad scientist and game programming. With this flexibility, the participating youth can create their own custom schedule from the countless possibilities. Senior Mini U is available for the first five weeks of camp.

Mini U’s mission is to encourage healthy living, creative expression, scientific curiosity and life-long learning in children and youth hrough quality, accessible, hands-on educational programming.

In its last few weeks, Mini U offers Specialty Camps that give students the opportunity to learn about one of their favourite subjects in a more in-depth way. There are 17 different specialty camps ranging from musical theatre, movie making, soccer and many others. Also, due to popular demand, Mini U is now offering new sessions of specialty camps not previously advertised —for field hockey and fencing — as well as additional sessions of the ever-popular robotics and LEGO robotics courses.

To register or for more information on the new Mini U programs, please call (204) 727-9642 or visit http://miniu.brandonu.ca/

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For more information, contact:
Ivah Gallagher (Program Assistant)
Mini University
Ph. (204) 727-7311
Fax (204) 727-6906
miniu@brandonu.ca
http://miniu.brandonu.ca/