Summer Power is a full-day enrichment program focused on quality, small group, age-appropriate activities. We provide a Healthy Living experience for kids by educating on healthy food choices and the right balance of physical activity. Kids stay motivated, entertained and are encouraged to make choices and exercise independent thinking. Special themes guide each week with a variety of activities including multiple field trips and special interest clubs – no two weeks are alike! Not only are the kids entertained and engaged, they’re learning new things, developing a healthy lifestyle and making new friends.
Some of the popular things your kids will enjoy every week are:
- Arts & Humanities
- Science Projects
- Health & Fitness
- Large-group Games
- Values-strengthening Activities
- Service Projects
- Water Activities
- Creative Spaces
The Y takes an active approach to reduce summer learning loss through incorporating science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM) into our Summer Power activities.
May 30 – August 25
River Valley YMCA*
3575 North Berens Road NW.
Prior Lake, MN 55379
*River Valley YMCA Summer Power will be located at Eagle Creek Elementary May 30th – June 16th
Pearson 6th Grade Center
917 Dakota Street S.
Shakopee, MN 55379
Red Oak Elementary
7700 Old Carriage Court
Shakopee, MN 55379
Summer Power Send-Off Location: August 28 – September 1
River Valley YMCA in Prior Lake
3575 North Berens Rd. NW.
Prior Lake, MN 55379
Dates & Hours
For youth entering grades 1 – 5 in fall 2017: River Valley only.
Entering grades 2 – 5 in fall 2017: Shakopee only.
May 30 – August 25, Monday – Friday (No program May 29 or July 3 – 4)
Program Hours: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Drop-off: 6:15 a.m. – 9 a.m.
Pick-up: 4 p.m. – 6:15 p.m.
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.
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.
- $139 – 3 days/wk.
- $167 – 4 days/wk.
- $202 – 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.