• For youth entering, or completed Kindergarten in fall 2017
  • Learning through fun and play to help prepare children for school
  • 3-, 4- or 5-day schedule flexibility

Overview

Summer Power Kindergarten is a full-day program where children make new friends, develop healthy 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 activities and field trips as kids explore zoos, museums and parks. A low child to YMCA staff ratio ensures responsible and secure supervision at all times.

Locations

June 12 – 16 and Aug. 21 – Sept 1
Minneapolis Downtown YMCA

30 South 9th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55402
612-323-5378

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June 19 – Aug 18
FAIR School Downtown

10 South 10th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55403
612-323-5378

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June 12 – September 1
Blaisdell YMCA

3335 Blaisdell Avenue S.
Minneapolis, MN 55408
612-827-5401

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Dates & Hours

For youth entering, or completed Kindergarten in fall, 2017

June 12 – September 1, Monday – Friday (No program July 3 – 4)

Program Hours: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Drop-off: 6:30 a.m. – 9 a.m.
Pick-up: 4 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. FAIR Downtown
Pick-up: 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. Blaisdell

Field Trips

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

Field trip schedule will be posted in the spring.

Cost

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.
  • $160 – 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 Theme Samples

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 12 – 16: A Flip Flop Summer
It’s a glorious summer and we’re up for anything! Each day will be a different chance to express your individual summer style.

June 19 – 23: Spirit Week
We’ve got spirit, how about YOU? Cheer for your team, make new friends and join in on fun games, field trips and activities.

June 26 – 30: Wacky Water
It’s a splish-splash week filled with hands-on water activities! Prepare to get wet with water games, pools and other excitement.

July 5 – July 7 (no session July 3-4): Party in the USA
Celebrate our great country and show your pride in the USA! Enjoy loads of patriotic activities and celebrations as we have fun learning about our country.

July 10 – 14: Buggin' Out
Dig in and unearth the fun through exploration and discoveries. We’ll get dirty learning about our creepy crawly friends.

July 17 – 21: Decades of Fun
Travel back in time. Experience time travel through activities and field trips from decades dating back to the 50’s.

July 24 – 28: Need For Speed
On Your Mark. Get Set. GO! Zoom through a week of obstacle courses, mazes and relay races. There is no stopping the excitement and fun.

July 31 – August 4: Camp is Cool
Get outdoors and enjoy sizzling summer. Make new friends and participate in cool new adventures. Take part in outdoor games and learn about the environment through field trips and fun.

August 7 – 11: Around the World in 5 Days
A voyage awaits you! We’ll explore different cultures and the world around us through games, songs, activities and field trips.

August 14 – 18: Super Science
Be an explorer! We’ll immerse ourselves in the world of science and exploration. Make concoctions, take science field trips and enjoy STEAM activities.

August 21 – 25: Barnyard Blast
Are you a cow? A lamb? A pig? Find the animal in you! Have fun learning about animals and plants. Trips may include visits to farms, zoos and gardens.

August 28 – Sept. 1: Everything on a Stick
Just like the MN State Fair! Celebrate summer’s end with lots of fun activities and field trips that show us how fun a fair can be.