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  • Camp Invention

    Camp Invention is an exciting, week-long summer adventure with lessons that explore connections between science, technology, engineering and innovation. Work together to seek solutions to real-world problems and sharpen critical 21st century learning skills while rotating through several fascinating modules. Where BIG IDEAS become the next BIG THING. In partnership with the National Inventors Hall of Fame, Minnetonka Community Education is pleased to offer the nationally-acclaimed Camp Invention program to children entering grades one through six. Here is how young innovators will be spending their time: ILLUMINATE: June 24-June 28, Minnetonka Middle School West, $304 per student In the Camp Invention ILLUMINATE, take on a variety of exhilarating activities each day, have fun collaborating with friends, think creatively and invent your own solutions to real-world challenges. You will develop your own sports ball and customize a light-up game, discover the science of light through illuminating inventions, and embark on an epic global operation to tackle water challenges around the world! EXPLORE: August 5-August 9, Minnetonka Middle School West, $304 per student In the Camp Invention program, EXPLORE, dive into ocean research with your own robotic fish, develop inventions for space exploration, build a spinning robotic artist and design a mega marble arcade! Each activity is designed to inspire curiosity, stretch imaginations and give you an epic summer experience! In both programs participants will tackle challenges from famous inventors and take apart broken or unused appliances using real tools to develop something new. Students will be broken up into groups based on grade level. Local educators will facilitate program modules and enthusiastic high school students will serve as Leadership Interns ensuring that one staff member is in place for every eight children. Every registration includes a complimentary Camp Invention t-shirt. Availability is limited, so reserve your child’s spot today! Become a Leader-in-Training! Leaders-in-Training (LITs) are at the center of fun challenges and creative STEM learning at Camp Invention! When you register your middle schooler to be an LIT, you’ll give them the chance to take on the role of a Camp Invention counselor. While campers take on activities created by education experts and National Inventors Hall of Fame® Inductees, LITs provide guidance and encouragement, inspiring children to do their very best. With this one-of-a-kind experience, students in grades 7 – 9 will not only have fun this summer, but they’ll also gain valuable skills for the future. Registration includes leadership training and opportunities to guide young campers through hands-on STEM challenges, along with an exclusive packet of materials including a hands-on STEM activity for LITs to complete at home. Cancellation Policy There is a $10 cancellation fee up until 2 weeks prior to the start date of camp. After that, there will be no refunds. **Last day to cancel out of Wonder (minus $10 cancellation fee): Monday, June 10th **Last day to cancel out of Fast Forward (minus $10 cancellation fee): Monday, July 22nd Please Note: Minnetonka Camp Invention is not accepting coupons or discount codes. Scroll to bottom of page for registration.
  • Explorers Summer: Juniors

    Summer Junior Explorers Registration 2 days/week every week minimum for registration Held at the Minnetonka Community Education Center June 17 through August 23 Only adding additional days per week will be accepted after May 21
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  • Explorers Summer: Kindergarten to Grade 5

    Summer Explorers 2024: Kdg-Grade 5 Many of our days are currently full. Families will have the opportunity to make schedule changes to their summer enrollment as follows: All June schedule change are required to be made by May 21, 2024 All July schedule changes are required to be made by June 11, 2024 All August schedule changes are required to be made by July 9, 2024 Changes will be approved on a space available basis and are subject to our standard change fee of $10 per request. Please note that your registration fee is non-refundable should you choose to remove your summer contract.
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  • Quest Camps

    Camps for Students Entering Grades 6-8 Registration for Quest Summer 2024 Opens on February 13, 2024 Note: This summer Quest will be based out of MMW due to building maintenance at MME Quest is a flexible, experience-based summer program that encourages middle school students to explore the world around them in a fun, structured and safe environment. Each week we will embark on exciting adventures that focus on building independence, learning important life skills, connecting with their community and most importantly, having fun! Some of the adventures your kids will experience each week include: Community Exploration: Whether it’s going on a field trip, biking our cool trail system or participating in a service learning project, your child will make connections and experience all the exciting people and places that make our community a great place! Outdoor Adventures: Students will be immersed in many of the great outdoor activities Minnesota has to offer! Adventures include swimming at local beaches, exploring local parks and other field trips as allowable. Field Trips: See the schedule below. All field trips are subject to change. Hours: 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM Drop-Off: 7:30 - 9 AM Pick-Up: 3:30-5:30 PM Adventures take place from 9 AM - 3:30 PM Cost Per Day: $58 Students must be registered for 2 days minimum during any week of attendance during the summer. Minimum registration is for one week.
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  • Minnetonka Youth Theatre: Triple Threat Theatre

    What makes a Triple Threat Performer? 1. You can act! 2. You can sing! 3. You can dance! Come explore theater in a fun workshop that encompasses all three essential performance skills. We will be singing, dancing and acting up a storm. This workshop is skill-based with a focus on the craft of acting. Let's make Triple Threat Theatre a summer highlight!
  • Glow-in-the-Dark Engineering

    Illuminate the light this summer with awesome STEAM projects. Explore glow-in-the-dark pigments and learn the difference between fluorescent vs luminescent. Use LED lights to create a handy flashlight, light up underwater sea monsters, engineer a cool night lamp and more! Full of fun STEM and art projects (STEAM). Take home a light-up project every day! Please bring a peanut-free snack and beverage.
  • Intro to Glassblowing

    Learn to fuse small plate glass into artistic 2D creations and explore the world of Lampworking: A method of using torches and tools to shape 3D glass sculptures like marbles and pendants. No prior experience necessary, students will be able to pick up all of their creations after the camp has concluded. Skylab Glass Arts 8838 7th Ave N Golden Valley, Mn 55427
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    Elementary Summer Cheer

    Explore the sport of cheerleading in a fun, team-focused environment. Coaches will emphasize skill development, safety, teamwork, good sportsmanship and making good choices to become a better athlete. No cheer experience necessary.
  • Explorers School Year Juniors: Ages 3-5

    Junior Explorers is a high quality childcare program for children, ages three through 5 and ages 3 through 4 for summer. At Explorers, we provide children opportunities to learn through a wide variety of activities such as art, music, science projects, cooking, games, writing, reading, crafts, outdoor play, computers, practicing social skills, gym time, dramatic play, and much more! There is a balance of activity options that includes large group, small group, and individual choices. There is a $200 charge at the time of registration. $100 of this fee is a non-refundable registration fee. The remaining $100 is a deposit for care that will be applied to your first months invoice. Contracts withdrawn by Tuesday, April 9 will be refunded their $100 deposit. Contracts withdrawn by Tuesday, June 18 will receive a partial refund of $50. Contracts removed after June 18 will forfeit the entire $100 deposit.
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  • Spanish Adventure

    Jump into this immersive experience for a week of singing, dancing, crafts and more. What a fun way to keep up your Spanish this summer! We hope to see you on an adventure soon! This Spanish immersion day camp is for learners of all levels. Our mission is to inspire a love for Spanish so each camp activity is fun and engaging for kids! Campers participate in activities such as: games, outdoor exploration, cooking, art, singing, dancing, sports, team building, and problem solving puzzles. We use the immersion approach which means staff communicate in the target language of Spanish. While this may seem intimidating for beginner level learners, our counselors are trained to adapt to each child’s level. Most fears are put to rest when campers see the silliness that takes place when a language barrier is turned into a game of charades. Our counselors push higher level students by challenging them in communication and verbal expression skills. This camp is a great way for immersion students to maintain skills over the summer. Please bring a nut free snack.
  • Ninja Summer Camp

    Climb, crawl, jump and conquer the obstacle course like a true Ninja Warrior! Learn techniques in a safe and fun way by exploring a new obstacle course each week. Obstacles and stunts are designed specific to age groups. This summer give your child an American Ninja Warrior Experience! Young Ninjas develop strength and agility during this camp by learning different styles and techniques to master all obstacles! We have warped walls, angled steps, salmon ladders, cliffhangers, tilted ladders; everything you need to put your ninja skills to work! This camp transfers well into ninja levels testing or enhances other athletic performances. All camps are coached by an experienced Ninja Trainer.
  • Summer Ones

    Meet other parents with infants and explore the infant/toddler classroom. Enjoy play, songs and rhymes with your baby! Talk about the joys and challenges of parenting and focused topics of discussion with fellow parents and a licensed parent educator. This is a non-separating class.
  • Summer Babies

    Meet other parents with infants and explore the infant/toddler classroom. Enjoy play, songs and rhymes with your baby! Talk about the joys and challenges of parenting and focused topics of discussion with fellow parents and a licensed parent educator. This is a non-separating class.
  • Music Sampler Lessons at Excelsior

    Are you interested in playing more than one instrument? This 8-week summer sampler program is designed to explore music lessons in different combinations of instruments and help you choose the instrument you want to study during the following school year. Weekly 45-minute lessons will start the week of June 17 with no lessons the week of July 1. Please bring in your instrument besides piano. Lessons can be scheduled during the daytime and early evening hours. Register online and you will be contacted to reserve your lesson time in early June. Students of all ages and abilities are welcome! 2023-2024 Minnetonka Music Academy Lesson Policies Program Manager: Amber Yang Phone: 952-401-6846 Registration: Enrollment and fees are for the entire summer term. Missed Lessons: We cannot offer make-up lessons or issue refunds if a student misses a lesson. As a courtesy to your teacher, please notify him/her as soon as possible if a lesson will be missed, or call the MCEC front desk at (952) 401-6800. If a teacher misses a lesson due to illness or emergency, a make-up lesson will be scheduled. Summer Lesson Dates: Monday: 6/17, 6/24, 7/8, 7/15, 7/22, 7/29, 8/5, 8/12 Tuesday: 6/18, 6/25, 7/9, 7/16, 7/23, 7/30, 8/6, 8/13 Thursday: 6/20, 6/27, 7/11, 7/18, 7/25, 8/1, 8/8, 8/15 Wednesday:6/26, 7/10, 7/17, 7/24, 7/31, 8/7, 8/14, 8/21 MMA Music Sampler Lesson Teacher at Excelsior: Monday Michael Betz (piano, guitar, violin) Tuesday Tome Just (piano, guitar, cello) Wednesday Mikayla Peterson (piano, guitar, trumpet) Thursday Mikayla Peterson (piano, guitar, trumpet)
  • Music Sampler Lessons at MCEC

    Are you interested in playing more than one instrument? This 8-week summer sampler program is designed to explore music lessons in different combinations of instruments and help you choose the instrument you want to study during the following school year. Weekly 45-minute lessons will start the week of June 17 with no lessons the week of July 1. Please bring in your instrument besides piano. Lessons can be scheduled during the daytime or early evening hours. Register online and you will be contacted to reserve your lesson time in early June. Students of all ages and abilities are welcome! 2023-2024 Minnetonka Music Academy Lesson Policies Program Manager: Amber Yang Phone: 952-401-6846 Registration: Enrollment and fees are for the entire summer term. Missed Lessons: We cannot offer make-up lessons or issue refunds if a student misses a lesson. As a courtesy to your teacher, please notify him/her as soon as possible if a lesson will be missed, or call the MCEC front desk at (952) 401-6800. If a teacher misses a lesson due to illness or emergency, a make-up lesson will be scheduled. Summer Lesson Dates: Monday: 6/17, 6/24, 7/8, 7/15, 7/22, 7/29, 8/5, 8/12 Tuesday: 6/18, 6/25, 7/9, 7/16, 7/23, 7/30, 8/6, 8/13 Thursday: 6/20, 6/27, 7/11, 7/18, 7/25, 8/1, 8/8, 8/15 Wednesday:6/26, 7/10, 7/17, 7/24, 7/31, 8/7, 8/14, 8/21 MMA Music Sampler Lesson Teachers at MCEC Monday Tom Just (piano, guitar, cello) Tuesday Liz Anderson (piano, trumpet, flute) Mikayla Peterson (piano, guitar, trumpet) Wednesday Michael Betz (piano, guitar, violin) Thursday Tom Just (piano, guitar, cello)
  • Music Sampler Lessons at Scenic Heights

    Are you interested in playing more than one instrument? This 8-week summer sampler program is designed to explore music lessons in different combinations of instruments and help you choose the instrument you want to study during the following school year. Weekly 45-minute lessons will start the week of June 17. Lessons can be scheduled in mornings, afternoons or early evening hours. Register online and you will be contacted to reserve your lesson time in early June. Students of all ages and abilities are welcome! 2023-24 Minnetonka Music Academy Lesson Policies Program Manager: Amber Yang Phone: 952-401-6846 Registration: Enrollment and fees are for the entire summer term. Missed Lessons: We cannot offer make-up lessons or issue refunds if a student misses a lesson. As a courtesy to your teacher, please notify him/her as soon as possible if a lesson will be missed, or call the MCEC front desk at (952) 401-6800. If a teacher misses a lesson due to illness or emergency, a make-up lesson will be scheduled. Summer Lesson Dates: Monday: 6/17, 6/24, 7/8, 7/15, 7/22, 7/29, 8/5, 8/12 Tuesday: 6/18, 6/25, 7/9, 7/16, 7/23, 7/30, 8/6, 8/13 Wednesday: 6/19, 6/26, 7/10, 7/17, 7/24, 7/31, 8/7, 8/14 Thursday: 6/20, 6/27, 7/11, 7/18, 7/25, 8/1, 8/8, 8/17 MMA Music Sampler Lesson Teachers at Scenic Heights: Monday Matt Kapka: piano, trumpet Martha Lisman: cello, violin, viola, double bass, piano Tuesday Matt Kapka: piano, trumpet Martha Lisman: cello, violin, viola, double bass, piano Wednesday Matt Kapka: piano, trumpet Tom Just: piano, guitar, cello Thursday Matt Kapka: piano, trumpet Evan Shallcross: violin, viola, piano
  • Music Sampler Lessons at Groveland

    Are you interested in playing more than one instrument? This 8-week summer sampler program is designed to explore music lessons in different combinations of instruments and help you choose the instrument you want to study during the following school year. Weekly 45-minute lessons will start the week of June 17 with no lessons the week of July 1. Please bring in your instrument besides piano. Lessons can be scheduled during the daytime or early evening hours. Register online and you will be contacted to reserve your lesson time in early June. Students of all ages and abilities are welcome! 2023-2024 Minnetonka Music Academy Lesson Policies Program Manager: Amber Yang Phone: 952-401-6846 Registration: Enrollment and fees are for the entire summer term. Missed Lessons: We cannot offer make-up lessons or issue refunds if a student misses a lesson. As a courtesy to your teacher, please notify him/her as soon as possible if a lesson will be missed, or call the MCEC front desk at (952) 401-6800. If a teacher misses a lesson due to illness or emergency, a make-up lesson will be scheduled. Summer Lesson Dates: Monday: 6/17, 6/24, 7/8, 7/15, 7/22, 7/29, 8/5, 8/12 Tuesday: 6/18, 6/25, 7/9, 7/16, 7/23, 7/30, 8/6, 8/13 Thursday: 6/20, 6/27, 7/11, 7/18, 7/25, 8/1, 8/8, 8/15 Wednesday:6/26, 7/10, 7/17, 7/24, 7/31, 8/7, 8/14, 8/21 MMA Music Sampler Lesson Teachers at Groveland: Monday Becky Caldwell-Tautges (piano, clarinet, saxophone) Tuesday Becky Caldwell-Tautges (piano, clarinet, saxophone) Tuesday Michael Betz (piano, guitar, violin)
  • Summer Yoga at Robinson's Bay Beach

    This tranquil, yet in depth, yoga class will give students the opportunity to explore new ways of relating to themselves by tuning into the movement of body and breath. Class consists of gentle dynamic movement, breathwork, and meditation. For all levels.
  • Summer Choir Camp

    This fast-paced, exciting workshop is perfect for children who love to sing and want to develop their voices further. Young singers will learn a variety of songs, including musical theater and jazz selections. We will also explore the skill of vocal improvisation (scat singing), beatboxing and singing two notes at the same time using harmonic overtones. At the end of the week, we will put on a public concert showcasing our work. Participants from past years are encouraged to join us again as the music is never the same from year to year. All ability levels are welcome!
  • MCEC - Summer Junior Explorers

    • Explorers Summer: Juniors
    • Explorers Summer: Juniors 2024
    Summer Junior Explorers Registration 2 days/week every week minimum for registration Held at the Minnetonka Community Education Center June 17 through August 23 Only adding additional days per week will be accepted after May 21
  • Groveland Summer (Kindergarten - Grade 5)

    • Explorers Summer: Kindergarten to Grade 5
    • Summer Explorers 2024: K-5
    Summer Explorers 2024: Kdg-Grade 5 Many of our days are currently full. Families will have the opportunity to make schedule changes to their summer enrollment as follows: All June schedule change are required to be made by May 21, 2024 All July schedule changes are required to be made by June 11, 2024 All August schedule changes are required to be made by July 9, 2024 Changes will be approved on a space available basis and are subject to our standard change fee of $10 per request. Please note that your registration fee is non-refundable should you choose to remove your summer contract.
  • Excelsior Summer (Kindergarten - Grade 5)

    • Explorers Summer: Kindergarten to Grade 5
    • Summer Explorers 2024: K-5
    Summer Explorers 2024: Kdg-Grade 5 Many of our days are currently full. Families will have the opportunity to make schedule changes to their summer enrollment as follows: All June schedule change are required to be made by May 21, 2024 All July schedule changes are required to be made by June 11, 2024 All August schedule changes are required to be made by July 9, 2024 Changes will be approved on a space available basis and are subject to our standard change fee of $10 per request. Please note that your registration fee is non-refundable should you choose to remove your summer contract.
  • Scenic Heights Summer (Kindergarten - Grade 5)

    • Explorers Summer: Kindergarten to Grade 5
    • Summer Explorers 2024: K-5
    Summer Explorers 2024: Kdg-Grade 5 Many of our days are currently full. Families will have the opportunity to make schedule changes to their summer enrollment as follows: All June schedule change are required to be made by May 21, 2024 All July schedule changes are required to be made by June 11, 2024 All August schedule changes are required to be made by July 9, 2024 Changes will be approved on a space available basis and are subject to our standard change fee of $10 per request. Please note that your registration fee is non-refundable should you choose to remove your summer contract.