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  • Growing Up: Parents & Daughters Connecting

    For girls (ages 9-12) and their parent, or other trusted adult.Join health educators for a workshop that takes the mystery out of adolescence. Girls, along with a parent, will engage in fun, thought-provoking activities to learn about puberty, development, what is normal about growing up and parent-child communication.For girls (ages 9-12) and their parent, or other trusted adult.Growing up can be exciting, exhilarating, confusing and scary – all at the same time! Join health educators from myHealth for Teens & Young Adults for a fun and informative three hour workshop that will take some of the mystery out of puberty and the questions out of adolescence. Prepare to laugh, create, question, learn and grow – TOGETHER!
  • Homestead Camp 101

    Spend the week experiencing what life was like in Minnesota in the 1800s. Through stories, play and field trips to local landmarks, have fun learning history local and state history while having fun in the process.There will be chores to do: laundry, gardening and cooking, all don the old-fashioned way. Campers will have hands-on experience with skills they would have used as a child on a Minnesota homestead. In partnership with the Excelsior-Lake Minnetonka Historical Society. This camp is recommended for rising 1st Graders through 5th Grade.  Junior Homesteaders (camp assistants) age requirements: rising 6th Grade through 8th Grade. Monday “The Homestead” Gathering, Introductions, Rules Songs & Mystery Item Large Group Games Historical Dance Lesson Lunch Story Native American Gardening Methods Chores, Reflection Tuesday “Chores and Chickens” Gather and Review Songs and Mystery Item Tool of the Day Field Trip to Local Landmark Picnic Lunch Lesson and Journal Work Chores, Reflection Wednesday “Hardships of Homesteading” Gather and Review Songs and Mystery Item Field Trip to Local Landmark Lunch Art Project Journal Work Chores, Reflection Thursday “Barn Dance” Gather and Review Songs and Mystery Item Large Group Game Lunch Barn Dance with Refreshments Chores, Reflection Find out more information about the Excelsior-Lake Minnetonka Historical Society here: https://www.elmhs.org/youth-programming.html
  • Joy of Braiding: Back to School!

    Learn to braid hair with your child for a hands-on, fun-filled class. The perfect way to get ready for back to school! The professional instructor will teach the basic techniques used to create cute and easy braids that can be used anywhere from casual school days to more formal events. The class includes the essential tools necessary to complete the look in a take-home kit. No knowledge or experience needed, just a willingness to learn and have fun. 
  • Mannerly Manners® Rule

    This class is way beyond please and thank you! Penn State and Duke University research shows social skills are linked to success as young adults. Learn communication skills, table manners, how to take a phone message, writing an impressive thank you note and more.You sign up for soccer, tennis and art; did you ever think to sign up to learn a skill-set that will influence your life more than anything else will? Mannerly Manners® is a leading etiquette source that will help you to polish social skills with fun interactive activities. Discussion format, engaging and fun role-play help you understand how to use the rules of manners to your advantage. Fee includes; small class size, individual attention, 49-page workbook/reference, folder to keep the many handouts that support lessons, breaks with snack & water, dessert meal and a certificate of completion.Parents, we invite you to participate in any or all classes with your child at no additional 
  • TED-Ed Club

    What is a TED-Ed Club? Students will meet to discuss ideas, explore passions, research, learn presentation skills and share their big ideas in the form of short, TEDstyle talks which are video-taped and uploaded to the TED-Ed website. Who? A small group of grade 3-5 Minnewashta students who are passionate thinkers, doers, explorers, innovators and want to be videoed sharing a big idea.
  • Teatime Camp

    Spend the week preparing for a Tea Party. Accomplish all the chores the old-fashioned way, while learning local history in the process. A fine tea requires preparation. Boys and girls will spend the week preparing for a lovely gathering at the end of the week. There will be laundry to do, napkins to sew and butter to churn. Campers will accomplish all the chores the old-fashioned way while learning local history in the process. We will make time for a couple of field trips to local historic landmarks as well as play historic games and sing some old-fashioned songs. Of course, the children will learn manners and social graces that will be put into practice. All these accomplishments will be celebrated together on the last day of camp when the campers will enjoy a tea together.  In partnership with the Excelsior-Lake Minnetonka Historical Society.This camp is recommended for rising 1st Graders through 5th Grade. Junior teatime guides (camp assistants) age requirements: rising 6th Grade through 8th Grade.Find out more information about the Excelsior-Lake Minnetonka Historical Society here: https://www.elmhs.org/youth-programming.html Monday “Your Home” Gathering and Introductions Songs and Mystery Items Old-fashioned chore: Laundry Lunch Introduction to Needlework (stitches) Large Group Game Chores, Reflection Tuesday“Manners Matter” Gather and Review Journal work and Mystery Item Role Playing: Polite Conversation Field Trip to Historic Landmark Picnic Lunch Needlework and Stories Chores, Reflection Wednesday “Preparations” Gather and Review Journal work and Mystery Item Old Fashioned Chore: Butter Churning Lunch Field Trip to Historic Landmark Needlework and Stories Chores, Reflection Thursday “Teatime” Gather and Review Journal work and Mystery Item Old Fashioned Chore: Ironing Set up for Tea Final Tea (lunchtime) Tea Clean Up Large Group Game Chores and Reflection