• For youth entering Kindergarten or Grade 1 in fall 2016
  • Learning through fun and play to help prepare children for school
  • 3-, 4- or 5-day schedule flexibility


Summer Power Kindergarten is a full-day, fun-filled program where children make new friends, develop healthy eating habits, get plenty of physical activity and learn new things through play. They’ll explore their world in small groups through age and developmentally appropriate activities.

Special themes guide weekly features and field trips as kids explore zoos, museums and parks. Trained YMCA staff emulate healthy behavior and provide responsible and secure supervision at all times.


YMCA in Burnsville
13850 Portland Avenue South
Burnsville, MN 55337
P 952-898-9622


Dates & Hours

For youth entering Kindergarten or Grade 1 in fall, 2016

June 13 – August 19, Monday – Friday (No session July 4)

Program Hours: 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Drop-off: 6:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
Pick-up: 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Summer Power Send-Off: Grades K-5

August 22 – 26 and August 29 – September 2

South Suburban Evangelical Free Church
12600 Johnny Cake Ridge Road
Apple Valley, MN 55124

Field Trips

Exciting themes guide weekly activities and field trips to keep kids engaged and learning new things.


Customize your child’s summer to fit the needs of your family. Enroll your child for the whole summer, choose a few weeks, or mix it up even more with full and partial weeks.

Choose from 3-, 4- or 5-day options.

  • $135 – 3 days/wk.
  • $162 – 4 days/wk.
  • $195 – 5 days/wk.

Registration Fee – $50 per child, one-time fee, non-refundable. Weekly fee includes all field trip admissions, open swimming, program t-shirt and program supplies. All fees are per child, per week of attendance.

Weekly Themes

There’s always something fresh and new at Summer Power. Exciting themes guide the weekly activities and field trips to keep kids engaged and learning new things.

June 13 – 17: Wacky Tacky
Let your crazy side out! Backwards Day, Kookie Hair Day, Wacked-out Relays. Who knows what’ll happen during this wild and wacky week?

June 20 – 24: This Place is a Zoo
Walk on the wild side while you learn about the animals around us. Art projects, games and field trips make the week so much fun!

June 27 – July 1: Just Add Water
Our regular camp games get a wet twist! We’ll play games like Sponge Tag, Water Balloon Volleyball, Water Hose Limbo, take field trips and have fun with Noodle Sprinklers in the pool.

July 5 – July 8: Pay It Forward
Make a difference and have a load of fun, too! This week is filled with having skill-building fun while helping others. Field trips and guest speakers help us help others.

July 11 – 15: Minnesota Madness
Find out what makes the great state of Minnesota so GREAT! Field trips help us discover our impressive state.

July 18 – 22: Walk on the Wild Side
Create your own adventure – let your imagination run wild! Arts and Crafts, Drama, Music, field trips and more fill this exciting week.

July 25 – 29: Support Your Sport
Root for your team! Show your team spirit and sportsmanship through sports-related activities and some pretty awesome field trips.

August 1 – 5: Stupendous STEM
Fire up your summer with a bit of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM)! This week is filled with building, imagination activities, field trips and testing

August 8 – 12: Water Palooza!
Splish-splash – the water’s calling! Pack your suits, towels and goggles for a wet week filled with water games and field trips.

August 15 – 19: Fun and Fitness
Your body’s movin’ and groovin’ at this week filled with fitness fun and field trips!

August 22 – 26: Adventures in Nature
Explorers wanted! This fun-filled week is for the adventurous camper as we get involved with nature projects, outdoor activities and field trips.

August 29 – Sept. 2: Challenge Week
Go head-to-head with your friends in fun, individual and team challenges. Set goals. Challenge yourself. Achieve greatness! Field trips really ramp it up a notch.