About Our Camps
Move. Learn. Play
We take pride in being the best early introduction to basketball, movement fundamentals, and fun. It may seem obvious, but social outcomes and fun are the #1 motivating factor to motivate your mini to practice new skills. This is why we double down on delivering a welcoming and pressure-free environment, so the excitement your child feels extends to your driveway or basement hoops! The small things are the big things, and we are experts in FUN!
Included in Registration:
Full-week campers receive the choice of a rubber size 5 basketball or a dri-fit practice top, selected at checkout.
All campers, regardless of enrollment days, receive a drawstring bag.
Flexibility? We got you! We offer:
Week Long Options:
Full day- AM Half-day
Full day- PM Half-day
All are priced accordingly, ready to “add to cart”.
Mini Ballers Camp Experience:
Full day: 9 am- 4 pm, early drop off- 7:45 a.m., late pick up 5:00 p.m.
All of our camp weeks are 5 day-long experiences, with the exception of July 4-7th. There is no camp Monday in lieu of Canada Day.
3 locations: LWCC ( 414 Lindenwood Dr W), Ecole Templeton(1310 Templeton Ave), SWCC-Richmond (666 Silverstone Avenue)
Who? Kids ages 3-12 years old- Separated into groups by age.
3-6, 7-9, 10-12
Our year-round programming caters to minis from 1-9th birthday. Our camp age is extended to accommodate kids up to the age of 12th birthday, allowing them to learn from our incredible coaches.
Campers are divided into three age categories. Allowing us to build our camp curriculum that is as age appropriate as possible and build themes that fit the age and stage of participants. If your child would like to switch age groupings in camp to be with a friend or family members, please let us know at checkout, and we will let you know if we can honour that request. Camp enrollment and the ages of the children will be taken into consideration.
Who are our coaches? Aspiring physiotherapists, education students, early childhood educators, and university athletes, big kids at heart! All have completed our background checks, training, and NCCP Respect in Sport Course. The level of experience our coaches has is incredible, from current Bison and Wesmen student-athletes, to high-performance coaches with club, and provincial team experience we are more than qualified to show your 10-12-year-olds the basics to help them take their game to the next level.
We are a Canada Basketball verified program, insured by Basketball Manitoba, we work with MWSAA when and if possible to adapt programming for mini wheelchair basketball athletes.
Early check-in for your convenience.
We have limited staff, and activities are independent, such as colouring, puzzles, playdough, and independent reading, etc.
9:00 AM- 10:00 AM
AM Snack and bathroom breaks.
10:30 AM- 12:00
Move.Learn.Play (MLP) Rec. Programming
Pick up for morning half-day campers
Pick up for full-day and PM half-day campers
Late pick-up for your convenience.
We have limited staff, and activities are independent, such as colouring, puzzles, playdough, independent reading, etc.
WHAT TO PACK IN THE BACKPACK:
Full-day campers: 2 snacks - Half-day campers: 1 snack.
Sweater (for cooler days)
Extra set of clothes (e.g. shorts, t-shirt)
Extra pair of socks
We have extra water bottles, sun hats, and sunscreen for emergencies only, and supplies are limited.
WHAT NOT TO PACK:
Toys from home
Stuffed animals from home
Sentimental items that can be lost or damaged
*Please set these expectation in advance
Returning Campers: The camp curriculum is repeated to create a routine for our coaches, keep this in mind if you register for multiple weeks.
Half-day Campers: Are exposed to one basketball block and one move, learn, play (MLP) block. Full-day campers receive 2.5 hours of basketball instruction and 2.5 hours of MLP.
Outdoor Time: Dependent on the weather, we will split our time evenly between indoor/outdoor time. Expect your mini to engage in activities, snacks, and lunch outside if and when it makes sense to do so. Footwear should be indoor/outdoor running shoes.
Whole Child: Engagement is the name of the game, we believe in structured unstructured play. Your mini will be exposed to rules and instructions, as well as low-organized games, multi-sport time, crafts, fun, and social time. Our programming is designed to engage the whole child.
Rule of two’s: Campers must be fully potty trained and able to use the bathroom independently. Camp coaches do not enter bathrooms alone with children and will only assist and supervise handwashing with doors open.
There is a $1 a-minute late charge for late pick-ups, invoiced to your Uplifter account.
If campers forget lunch, an emergency lunch can be provided at an additional charge, charged to your Uplifter account.
We have complimentary emergency nut-free granola bars if campers forget a snack.
We do not refrigerate and/or microwave food.
We cannot guarantee an allergen-free environment but do advertise the allergens to parents in advance via e-mail and our staff diligently monitor lunches for known allergens.