June 15, the last day of school for MPS, is 97 days away and that means that it might be time to start considering your summer plans. Here’s a handful of options for you to check out, organized in no particular order. Some of these opportunities are offered by MPS and others are offered by other MPS organizations.
- Explore. Create. Connect. — Summer Scholars. A free opportunity offered by MPS, held from June 26 - Aug. 3. Details on the various options here.
- Registration is currently open!
- Super Summer — Community Education, an MPS program. Super Summer programming will be offering customizable opportunities at your choice of 6 MPS schools: Downling, Henry, Justice Page, Kenwood, Southwest, and Whittier Natural Leaders. Super Summer is not free, but a sliding payment scale is available. The programs vary in terms of grade-level availability, with most focused on offerings for first to ninth grade, and each school offers different opportunities from aquatics to biking, music, and more. Schedules vary for each school as well. More details here.
- Day Camp - Offered by the Minneapolis Parks and Recreation Board, they will be offering day camp to Minneapolis youth ages 8-13. Five different types of day camp are being offered:
- Art Dabbler focused on experimenting with visual and performing arts in nature.
- Great Outdoors will have participants learning archery and canoeing.
- Cycling Explorers will have participants exploring Minneapolis by bike.
- Wet and Wild is a water & swim camp.
- Farm-to-Table has folks learning about gardening, fishing, and even cooking.
The camps range from $0 - $10, and the day camps are offered at several different locations, with two locations host camps in every MPRB region. North Minneapolis the camps will be held at Creekview and Farview. In Northeast Minneapolis, the camps will be held at Logan and Van Cleve. In “Upper South,” camps will be held at Longfellow and Brackett. In “Lower South,” camps will be held at Corcoran and Powderhorn. In Southwest Minneapolis, camps will be held at MLK and Bryant Square. Check out the flier and website to find out which day camps are offered at each park.
- Mini Camps - The Children Theatre’s Company will be offering several mini camp’s throughout summer 2023. The mini camps are organized as Summer Adventures, World Premiere, Stagecraft, Showtime, Musical Theatre, Actor’s Labs and Design Labs, and Pre-professional. Each of the camp types has many different options. One example: a Guardians of the Galaxy world premiere camp. There are week-long camp options that run from June to September. More details here.
Summer Camp - Registration is open for summer camp opportunities with The Works Museum. Public registration opened Feb. 6, so act quickly if you’re interested! Camps can be offered in the morning, afternoon, or as a full-day. There are one-day camps, as well as pre-K camps, camps for ages 6-8, and camps for ages 9-12. Camps are also organized by theme: Legos, robotics, STEM for Girls, and coding. More details here.