Summer Power is a flexible full-day enrichment program focused on quality, small group, age-appropriate activities. Kids stay active with two field trips per week, swimming and group games. We provide a healthy living experience by educating on healthy food choices and the right balance of physical activity. Kids engage in a variety of values-strengthening activities including core elements of science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM), and service projects.
7355 York Ave. S
Summer Power programs at Southdale YMCA are now full for the remainder of the summer. Please check out Summer Power at other locations if you would still like to register.
Dates & Hours
For youth entering grades 2 – 5 in fall
Edina - Southdale
Weeks of June 10 – August 30 (No program July 4-5)
Program Hours: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Drop-off: 6:30 a.m. – 9 a.m.
Pick-up: 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Exciting themes guide weekly activities and field trips to keep kids engaged and learning new things.
- Southdale Summer Power Field Trip Schedule (Grades 2-3)
- Southdale Summer Power Field Trip Schedule (Grades 4-5)
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.
- $ 146 – 3 days/wk.
- $ 184 – 4 days/wk.
- $ 211 – 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.
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.
Please note: these are just a sample of the themes available during Summer Power. Actual themes for each week may vary based on program dates and location.
June 10 – 14: Aloha Summer!
What better way to kickoff summer than with the cool island vibes of a Hawaiian paradise? Put on your grass skirts and get ready for a week of tropical fun!
June 17 – 21: Globe Trotting
Come learn more about the world we live in. From continents to countries, capitals to world wonders, we’ll explore it ALL!
June 24 – 28: Eco Week
This week we’ll teach the kids how to be aware and responsive citizens of their community and earth. Find out what it means to “go green” as we learn about recycling and make projects from reusable materials.
July 1 – July 3 (no session July 4-5): Who’s Got Spirit?
We’ve got spirit! How about you? Join us this week while we celebrate our country’s spirit and the Fourth of July. Show your pride for the Red, White, and Blue!
July 8 – 12: Movin’ and Groovin’
It’s fun to be healthy! We will keep the kids moving this week and reinforce the importance of a healthy lifestyle. We’ll provide physical activity and encourage healthy eating habits through fun nutrition lessons.
July 15 – 19: Barnyard Palooza
Cock-a-doodle-doo! Life on the farm has never been this much fun! Join us for an exciting week of farm themed activities including games, crafts, creating snacks, and more. Create marshmallow haystacks or popcorn art. Participate in barnyard tag, scarecrow relay races, or hot potato.
July 22 – 26: Splish Splash
It’s time to get soaked! Splish and splash through an awesome, fun-filled week. Summer is hot, but you’ll stay cool with activities like water balloon games, water relays, swimming, and more!
July 29 – August 2: Carnival Craze
Step right up and enjoy this fun and crazy carnival themed week. Play classic and new carnival games like ring toss, balloon pop, Frisbee throw, and parachute games too! Laugh and learn with your carnival friends while face painting, having a three-legged race, sharing popcorn, and creating your own unique fair games.
August 5 – 9: Engineered for Fun
Explore your architectural and engineering potential along with your creativity through a variety of introductory STEM based challenges. We have the blueprint for summer fun! You’ll enjoy activities such as paper airplane construction, bridge building, structure design, and much more.
August 12 – 16: Boogie Woogie
Sway to the rhythm and play along to the beat as we explore music and sound. Bring your dancing shoes and get ready to party!
August 19 – 23: Guardians of the Galaxy
Let’s take an intergalactic trip around the planets, through the milky way, and past the stars! Out of this world activities might include making moon sand or galaxy slime.
August 26 – 30: Minnesota Adventures
All things Minnesota, but not necessarily on a stick. Explore our magnificent state by learning about the legends, leaders, and lakes that make our state great!