• For youth entering grades K - 6 in fall 2018
  • Fascinating adventures in a safe, quality childcare program
  • 3- , 4- or 5-day schedule flexibility

Overview

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.

Location

Rochester Area Family YMCA
709 1st Avenue SW
Rochester, MN 55902

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Dates & Hours

For youth entering grades K – 6 in fall, 2018

June 11 – August 24, Monday – Friday (No program July 4)

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.

Field Trips

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

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.

  • $120 – 3 days/wk.
  • $152 – 4 days/wk.
  • $180 – 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 11 – 15: Rockin’ Sock Hop
Stomp your feet and move to the beat! This week we will be movin’ and groovin’ to the music, creating musical instruments, and having a dance party!

June 18 – 22: Drama-o-Rama
Lights, camera, action! It’s time to step into the spotlight and showcase your talents. Be a star as you discover your talents and share them with your friends. Field trip will include a theatrical performance.

June 25 – 29: Magnify Your Mind
Challenge yourself this week to expand your mind and explore the wonders of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math). Get ready to get messy as you create your own slime, make sink or float scientific predictions, construct the tallest cup tower, and build a structure out of marshmallows and spaghetti.

July 2 – July 6 (no session July 4): Destination USA
Participate in activities that celebrate our country and community, show pride in our citizens, culture, and land. Activities and games will include whiffle ball, four square, fruit kabobs, a community clean-up, and a field trip to an historical destination.

July 9 – 13: Too Fit to Quit
On your mark, get set, go! It’s non-stop fun as we get moving with a week full of games & activities that focus on having fun, developing sportsmanship, and learning how to stay active.

July 16 – 20: Navigating Nature
The great outdoors beckons you during this fun-filled week complete with bugs, nature crafts, outdoor scavenger hunts, nature hikes, and more! Be prepared to be amazed by the wonderful world around us.

July 23 – 27: Traveling Tourist
Become a Rochester tourist as we explore our fine metro area. We will spend the week learning about Minnesota and visiting local tourist attractions & parks.

July 30 – August 3: Artrageous
Prepare to have fun with outrageous arts & crafts using watercolors, chalk, clay, and more! Additional activities might include learning origami, painting with marbles, and tie-dying t-shirts.

August 6 – 10: Splash and Dash
Beat the summer heat with splash-tacular fun! Get soaked in this water-filled week of swimming, water balloon games, water relays, sprinklers, and more.

August 13 – 17: Outta This World
What does the future hold? We will ask this question and more as we attempt to unlock the secrets of the universe. Get ready to expand your minds and dream beyond the limits of today’s world. We will play galaxy tag, make moon sand, and visit local science attractions.

August 20 – 24: Kids on the Move
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.