Keep kids moving, engaged, and on a break from screens during the summer months with Nature Power.


It’s a full-day program offering 3-, 4- and 5-day options—each day is different and spent outside at a park.

Kids entering grades K-6 will be active and learning as they explore themes like pioneer life, hiking and climbing, what grows in the wild and more, tapping into creativity through nature-themed arts and crafts, playing sports and games, and enjoying a variety of field trips.

NOTE: Nature Power activities vary by program location. A detailed schedule will be available on April 1, 2020. 


Lake Elmo Park - South Pavilion
1515 Keats Ave N
Lake Elmo, MN 55042

Vehicle Permits are required for all vehicles entering the park, including vehicles belonging to registered campers.

  • Daily Permit: $7
  • First annual permit: $30 - Vehicle Permit Pass
  • Second annual permit (for same household, must be purchased at same time as first): $20

Dates & Hours

Entering grades K – 6 in fall

June 8 – August 28, Monday – Friday (No program July 3)

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.


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.

  • $156 – 3 days/wk.
  • $193 – 4 days/wk.
  • $222 – 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.