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2017 Summer Youth Programs

Community Education offers a range of free and low-cost summer youth programs covering rocketry, sports, babysitting, theater and everything in between! Registration is open at on March 6.

View brochures of offerings for Barton, Dowling, Hale, Southwest, Webster.

Click here to view a map of our summer locations

Super Summer Classes

Students can explore the great outdoors, use their imagination, create an artistic masterpiece, and gain technology skills all in the same day! Each class takes an in-depth look at a certain topic in these week long enriching opportunities. Classes include fine arts, STEM, science, outdoors, sports, imagination, and technology.

Click to browse classes at BartonDowlingHaleSouthwest

Super Summer

Math and Language Arts Correspondence Program for grades K-5.

Collaborate and learn with Hoots the owl, Boots the fox and Walter the elephant! Cahoots is a new 8-week summer correspondence program created by Saint Paul Public School staff that is designed to reduce summer learning loss with an engaging, reflective approach to learning. Youth who follow the schedule and complete all weekly correspondence are invited to participate in a field trip at the end of the summer. More information:

Loring Summer Camps (Grades 1-6)

Students can sign up for week long unique camp experiences ranging in areas of STEM, fine arts, sports, and technology. Friday field trips will be offered each week for an additional fee.

Loring Leaders  MN Top Dawgs Basketball Camp

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Sports Arts Plus

Discover the summer with Sports/Arts Plus! Join our creative and innovative staff to build long lasting summer memories! Participate in your favorite summer pastimes in STEM, fine arts, sports and technology activities. Our Sports/Arts programs hit the road on Thursdays to explore the city. Trips vary by location; please check online for cost and trips offered. Students sign up for all 6 weeks of programming.

Click to view programs at BartonDowlingWebster

Ramsey Musical & Technical Theatre Camps (Grades 6-10) Sing and dance your way to a showcase performance for your friends and family or join us for six weeks of rehearsals in preparation for the Ramsey Summer Musical August 3-5. We also offer Technical Theatre and Costume Camp for those looking to explore theatre behind the scenes. Offered in collaboration with Washburn High School Theatre.

Enroll online for Ramsey Theater

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Middle School Lounge (Grades 6-8) Hang out in the Middle School Lounge and choose between multimedia, art and group projects. Go on a local field trip that you decide every Tuesday, plus join in on the Sports/Arts Plus Thursday field trips. You will have a chance to be a leader, hang out with peers and enjoy summer! Offered at Dowling.

Trek Program (Grades 6-8) The TREK program emphasizes environmental awareness through three activities: canoeing, hiking and biking. You’ll gain a better understanding of the environmental issues that affect personal, societal and global health and learn about efforts to reduce, reuse and recycle. Offered at Southwest and Webster.

Beacons Summer of Leadership at North High

Join Community Education Beacons for a summer of hands-on learning, enrichment activities, field trips and much more! Free breakfast and lunch served daily. Transportation from park stops will be provided.

Click here to enroll

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As part of the summer school day, Community Education provides enrichment programs at Sanford Middle School, Lucy Craft Laney Elementary and Luxton Park/Pratt Elementary. Programs at Sanford are supported by a 21st Centurty Community Learning Center grant. Laney programming is in partnership with YWCA Minneapolis and Luxton Learners is a program of East Side Neighborhood Services.

Extended Learning Summer Session programs focus on Reading and Math, but also include subjects such as Science, Technology, Engineering, Social Studies, Art, Music, Physical Education and other classes. Students who qualify are notified by invitation and receive transportation to their home cluster site. To learn more about specific programs, go to K-8 Summer Session Programs.


Call 612.668.3939 or email with further questions.