Summer Camps, Classes, and Activities!

Fast Track for Scholars:  Held at South High School for all incoming 9th grade students going to any MPS high school

Fast Track for Scholars gives incoming freshmen the opportunity to get to know high school classmates and teachers and start earning high school credit for up to 4 courses of the students’ choice. The program runs June 17th – July 25th, Monday – Thursdays from 9:00 – 3:00. It is a free program that includes breakfast, lunch, and a Metro Transit Go-To Pass.

Intermedia Arts: 2822 Lyndale Ave. S, Minneapolis, MN 55408


For three weeks in July and one week in August, Intermedia Arts will hold exciting day camps and classes for youth in grades 7-12. These camps and classes, taught by accomplished local teaching artists, will include instruction and hands-on learning in Hip-Hop, Graffiti Art, Theater, Animation, and Literature.


Augsburg Summer Camps:

(Debate Camp, Medieval Minnesota, and others) provide an exciting opportunity for junior high and high school students to learn from our outstanding faculty and to experience life on a small college campus. Augsburg’s unique location in the heart of Minneapolis gives you perfect access to all there is to see and do in our vibrant, diverse city.

The Bakken Museum: 3537 Zenith Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN 55416

Summer Camp is a week-long program where students design and build their own inventions, practice creative thinking skills, make magic tricks, and play games. Camps run from June through August and are designed for students entering grades 2 through 9 (ages 7-14).

YMCA Summer Uproar:

·         Preteens and teens entering grades 6 - 8 in fall 2013

·         High-spirited adventures result in growth experiences for youth

·         3-, 4- or 5-day schedule flexibility

·         No programming offered Thursday, July 4 

Summer Uproar is a full-day, experience-based enrichment program that encourages older kids to explore their ever-expanding world, increase understanding, build independence and have a boatload of fun.

Uproar brings a multitude of character development experiences to kids through community involvement, leadership activities, team building exercises, goal setting and more!

Days are filled with super field trips, outings to amusement and water parks, and in fun group activities that exercise the body, challenge the mind and nurture the spirit of our youth.

Revolutionary Sports:

As summer is fast approaching, Revolutionary Sports is starting to get excited to host its 2013 sport camps! Revolutionary Sports offers camps from June 3rd- August 30th. RevSports offers the summer camp program for any of our sport themed weeks, a specific day, or even a half day.

Revolutionary Sports focuses on providing quality, age-appropriate sports instruction throughout all of our programs. Our camps are fast paced and fun for all participating ages as they develop an array of skill sets and coordination skills that focus around specific sport themes.

West Bank School of Music:

 These three focused week-long afternoon camps for beginning or intermediate students age 10–18 offer classes, rehearsals, and individual lessons led by WBSM teachers. New this year, WBSM is offering a Girls Rock Camp for session 3. Programs run JUNE 17—21 / JUNE 24—28 / JULY 15–19.

Youth Farm:

The Summer Program

For three days a week, anywhere from 50-70 youth spend six hours a day splitting their time between farm and growing activities, lunch and cooking activities, and other community based projects that relate directly to our mission. The Summer Program is run in each of the five neighborhoods we serve and the program ends with a community Harvest Festival. Each festival highlights the hard work and dedication of our youth that culminates in a free community meal.

Minneapolis Parks and Recreation Board:

Youth Programs

Children and teens are invited to participate in a variety of city-wide programs designed to be meaningful and fun, most at little or no cost.

Youth Rowing Camp with the University of MN Rowing Team

Learn to row for free this summer on the Mississippi River!

The Golden Gopher Rowing Team in collaboration with the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) offers a limited number of free registrations for a one-week rowing camp hosted by current athletes and coaches from the University of Minnesota women’s rowing team. These elite rowers will be on hand to teach their championship skills to the campers. All kids ages 11 years old and older are encouraged to send in their application for this great opportunity!

Applicants will be put into a lottery system to be selected for the camp of their choice. Selected campers will receive a one-week camp. The camps are free, but space is limited.

Teen Teamworks: summer jobs for youth ages 14 (by June 1st) – 18

Teen Teamworks is a summer employment and educational program for youth ages 14-18, and ages 19-24 (new in 2012) that runs from June 17th – August 16th. Through Teen Teamworks, youth receive supervised on-the-job training performing basic grounds maintenance in MPRB parks (removing trash, raking sand lots, pulling weeds, spreading wood chips, edging paths and other routine or special maintenance tasks). Youth earn a bi-weekly paycheck; build work readiness competencies and 21st Century skills.

Just the Beginning Foundation-Summer Legal Institute at the UofM Law School!

The JTBF Summer Legal Institute is an exciting five-day program designed to introduce high school students (incoming freshmen – seniors) to the legal system, provide exposure to careers in the field of law, and equip students with the practical tools necessary to achieving their educational goals. Students work with judges, lawyers and law students on legal reasoning, case analysis, writing, negotiation and oral argument exercises. In addition, students and their parents/guardians/mentors receive college preparatory advice on topics such as preparing for standardized tests, completing applications and securing financial aid.


The Summer Legal Institute (SLI) is a five day (June 10th – June 14th) legal immersion program at the University of Minnesota Law School, located at 229 19th Ave. South on the University of Minnesota campus in Minneapolis, MN. The program is free to all students, with public transportation passes available to individuals who express a need.