Summer Opportunities for Middle Schoolers!

 Fast Track for ScholarsHeld 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 15th – July 23rd,  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, GEMS/GISE/STEM, Athletic Camps, MN High School Mathematics League ) provide an exciting opportunity for middle 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 2015
  • High-spirited adventures result in growth experiences for youth
  • 3-, 4- or 5-day schedule flexibility

 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 2015 sport camps! Revolutionary Sports offers camps from June 1st – August 28th. 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. 

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.

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 that runs mid-June through mid-August (waiting to hear on exact dates). 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.


Cycles for Change:

Cycles for Change is a non-profit bike shop in St. Paul that provides programming for youth to get involved as well. Cycles for Change provides a number of opportunities for youth to get involved in the organization. We teach young people how to repair and maintain their bicycles, how to ride them safely, and we get them thinking about how bikes relate to larger ideas of transportation and community. There are a few programs to get involved in! Check out the website and apply!

Juxtaposition Arts:

At JXTA, we place a high value on learning by doing, because we know young artists learn and grow in their core competencies through experiences. We provide a safe space, mentorship, connections, and tools so that young people can practice the critical skill of turning their creative ideas into fully realized art products.