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Summer Programs 2023

Registration opens February 26th at 5 pm!

Looking for exciting new experiences that provide educational enrichment, skill building, a sense of community, and recreation? Check out our various Community Education Summer Camp and Class options for a summer full of fun!

Students who attend Summer Scholars will have the opportunity to continue their learning through a variety of daily enrichment activities including: Fine Arts, Science, Sports, Creative Movement, and Leadership. 

FREE PROGRAMMING
To register, contact Hamdi.Yonus@ymcamn.org

3100 E. 28th St.

Days
Monday-Thursday
June 26-August 3
No programming June 29 & July 3-4. 
Program Time
2:30 am-4:30 pm
Transportation provided.
FREE PROGRAMMING

3333 Penn Ave. N

Days
Monday-Thursday
June 26-August 3
No programming June 29 & July 3-4. 
Program Time
2:30 am-4:30 pm
Transportation provided.

Register at qrco.de/LucyLaney
Questions? Wendell.Johnson@mpls.k12.mn.us
FREE PROGRAMMING

1800 34th Ave. NE

Days
Monday-Thursday
June 26-August 3
No programming June 29 & July 3-4. 
Program Time
2:30 am-4:30 pm
Transportation provided.

Register at qrco.de/WaitePark
Questions? Marais.Wakem@mpls.k12.mn.us

Through the Children's Defense Fund (CDF) Freedom Schools model, we empower youth to excel and believe in their ability to make a difference in themselves, their families, communities, country, and world with hope, education, and action. 

By providing scholars with rich, culturally relevant pedagogy and high-quality books that deepen scholars’ understanding of themselves and all they have in common with others in a multiracial, multicultural democratic society, CDF Freedom Schools programs further empower scholars to believe in their ability and responsibility to make a difference while instilling in them a love of reading to help them avoid summer learning loss. 

FREE PROGRAMMING

Cityview Community School
3350 N 4th St.
Days
Monday-Friday
June 26-August 11
No programming June 29 & July 4. 
Program Time
8:00 am-2:30 pm

Register at qrco.de/Citiview
Questions? William.Baker@mpls.k12.mn.us
FREE PROGRAMMING

South High School
3131 19th Ave. S
Days
Monday-Friday
June 26-August 11
No programming June 29 & July 4. 
Program Time
9:15 am-3:45 pm

Register at qrco.de/South
Questions? Hannah.CoumingNemetz@mpls.k12.mn.us
FREE PROGRAMMING

Whittier International Elementary School
315 W 26th St.
Days
Monday-Friday
June 26-August 11
No programming June 29 & July 4. 
Program Time
9:15 am-3:45 pm

Register at qrco.de/WhittierCDF
Questions? Ana.ViteMelchor@mpls.k12.mn.us

We are excited to bring Super Summer Programming to six locations this year! Each Super Summer program is unique, providing you the opportunity to customize a schedule to meet your needs. Whether you are looking for a week-long class that fits into your busy schedule, a full-day summer-long camp to build a strong sense of community or something in between, we’ve got an option for you.

Weekly Morning Classes | Weekly Afternoon Classes | Aquatics
Extended Afternoon Care

Super Summer programming at Dowling will run on a sliding scale to ensure that our high-quality enrichment classes are accessible to all families. Families are asked to pick the price that they are able to pay.

3-Hour Weekly Programs
$99$129$159$69
4-Day Weekly Programs
$65$69$75$59
Extended Care | Weeks 1-7 | 4:00-5:00 pm
$39$49$59$29
Dowling Elementary School
3900 West River Parkway, 55406

Grades 
PreK-9 (grade level for the 2023-24 school year)

Days
Monday-Thursday
June 26-August 10
No programming June 29 & July 4. Programming will run on Friday during these weeks with the exception of Aquatics classes.

Program Time
9:00 am-4:00 pm
Morning | 9:00 am-12:00 pm
Lunch Break | 12:00-1:00 pm
Afternoon | 1:00-4:00 pm
Extended Care | 4:00 pm-5:00 pm

Questions? Contact Devin.Nelson@mpls.k12.mn.us | 612-668-4444

FREE CAMP
Weekly Morning Classes | Afternoon Super Summer Camp | Afternoon Athletics Camps | Full Day Musical Theatre Camp

  • Select the weeks and classes that are best for you and gain an in-depth understanding of your favorite arts and STEM topics.
  • Spend your summer afternoons rotating between Art, Music, Golf, Tennis and Dungeons & Dragons classes.
  • Spend your summer afternoons learning more about your favorite sport and improving your skills.
  • Spend the whole summer preparing to put on a live production of Shrek the Musical Jr. at the end of summer.
Henry High School
4320 N Newton Ave., 55412

Grades
1-8 (grade level for the 2023-24 school year)

Days
Monday-Thursday
June 26-August 10
No programming June 29 & July 3-4. 

Program Time
10:00 am-3:00 pm
Morning | 9:00 am-12:00 pm
Lunch Break | 12:00-1:00 pm
Afternoon | 1:00-3:00 pm

Register at mplscommunityed.com
Questions? Contact Cory.Luckett@mpls.k12.mn.us | 612-668-1516

Weekly Morning Classes | Weekly Afternoon Classes | Middle School Musical

Super Summer programming at Justice Page will run on a sliding scale to ensure that our high-quality enrichment classes are accessible to all families. Families are asked to pick the price that they are able to pay.

 3-Hour Weekly Programs

$99$129$159$69

 Middle School Musical

$249$299$375$149

Justice Page Middle School
1 W 49th St., 55419

Grades
K-9 (grade level for the 2023-24 school year)

Days
Monday-Thursday
June 26-August 10
No programming June 29, July 4. Programming will run on Friday during these weeks.

Program Time
9:00 am-4:00 pm
Morning | 9:00 am-12:00 pm
Lunch Break | 12:00-1:00 pm
Afternoon | 1:00-4:00 pm

Register at mplscommunityed.com
Questions? Emily.Sowell@mpls.k12.mn.us | 612-668-4051

Weekly Morning Classes | Weekly Afternoon Classes |
Weekly Full Day Instrument Summer Sampler | TREK: Middle School Bike Camps

Super Summer programming at Kenwood will run on a sliding scale to ensure that our high-quality enrichment classes are accessible to all families. Families are asked to pick the price that they are able to pay. 

3-Hour Weekly Programs
$99$129$159$69
Full Day Weekly Instrument Summer Sampler
$199$259$319$139
6 Hour Weekly TREK: Middle School Bike Camps 
$199$259$319$139
Kenwood Elementary School
2013 Penn Ave S, 55405
Grades
K-9 (grade level for the 2023-24 school year)
Days
Monday-Thursday
June 26-August 10
No programming June 29 & July 3-4. Programming will run on Friday during these weeks.
Program Time
9:00 am-4:00 pm
Morning | 9:00 am-12:00 pm
Lunch Break | 12:00-1:00 pm
Afternoon | 1:00-4:00 pm

Register at mplscommunityed.com
Questions? Contact Andrea.Kittleson@mpls.k12.mn.us | 612-668-4694
Extended Morning Care | Weekly Morning Classes | Weekly Afternoon Classes
TREK: Middle School Bike Camps | Aquatics

Super Summer programming at Southwest will run on a sliding scale to ensure that our high-quality enrichment classes are accessible to all families. Families are asked to pick the price that they are able to pay.

2.5 Hour Weekly Classes
$99$129$159$69
4 Day Aquatics Lessons
$65$69$75$59
Extended Care | Weeks 1-6 | 8:15-9:15 am
$99$129$159$69

Southwest High School
3414 W 47th St., 55410
Grades
K-9 (grade level for the 2023-24 school year)
Days
Monday-Thursday
June 26-August 3
No programming June 29 & July 4. Programming will run on Friday during these weeks with the exception of Aquatics classes.
Program Time
9:00 am-4:00 pm
Extended Care | 8:15-9:15 am
Morning | 9:30 am-12:00 pm
Lunch Break | 12:00-1:00 pm
Afternoon | 1:00-3:30 pm

Register at mplscommunityed.com
Questions? Contact Dave.Premack@mpls.k12.mn.us | 612-668-3100
FREE CAMP
Discover & Protect Nature | Explore your Creative Side
Outdoor Recreation | Camp Fire MN Day/Overnight Camp

Explore your interests and dig into an amazing summer experience as you get to know your community and the urban landscape. As a Natural Leader you get to choose your own adventure each day at this full-day, choice-based camp. Programming choices focus on the following themes:

Discover & Protect Nature

  • Explore nature with fun, caring mentors.
  • Plan and care for native wildflower habitats & pollinator gardens.
  • Water trees during dry spells.
  • Learn how to protect your watershed.
  • Forage for juneberries, mulberries & cherries.

Explore your Creative Side

  • Build a forest house out of branches & twigs.
  • Choreograph your own dance.
  • Create silly skits and learn camp songs.





Whittier Elementary School
315 W 26th Street, 55404
Grades
1-9 (grade level for the 2023-24 school year)
Days
Monday-Thursday
June 26-August 10
No programming June 29 & July 4.
Program Time
9:30 am-3:30 pm
Students can arrive as early as 9:00 am.
Free Meals
Breakfast and lunch are provided.

Camp Requirements

- To build a strong sense of community, we ask Natural Leaders to participate in all weeks of the summer program.
- Natural Leaders will participate in a day camp or overnight camp experience, depending on grade level, at Camp Fire Minnesota's beautiful property in Excelsior, MN from August 3-4. 
- This program is funded by a grant that supports students who attend Folwell, Ella Baker, Whittier and Andersen schools. We will do everything possible to accommodate as many students as possible.
- Please note that registering for programming does not guarantee a spot in the program.

Questions? Contact Jeff.Carlson01@mpls.k12.mn.us | 612-668-4181