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Summer Learning and Play provides enrichment all summer long
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Summer Learning Academy - Rising 1-8th Graders
The Summer Learning Academy is a free program that promotes student growth and exposes learners to social and emotional development and cultural awareness through the engagement of academics, enrichment and physical activities. Learners will also be exposed to on-site and off-site field trip/experiential learning to enhance the overall summer experience. Click on the link below to fill out an enrollment form.
Registration for Summer High School Credit Recovery will be available in April. Click to view all opportunities. 

Summer Learning & Play 
St. Louis Park Community Education is excited to offer morning and afternoon fee-based camps as part of its Summer Learning & Play program. If a student registers for both an AM and PM camp, they can stay all day. There will be staff supervision from 12-1 p.m. for lunch and free-play time before afternoon classes begin. There is something for every kid including STEM camps, arts camps, sports camps, and more! These will take place at Peter Hobart Elementary. The camps are four days a week, Monday through Thursday. Transportation not provided.

Summer vacation is a great time to be outside and try new things. Students that spend time engaged during the summer months reduce the chances of falling behind in the next school year. For families that are looking for great summer activities, consider registering for Summer Learning and Summer Play provided by St. Louis Park Public Schools Community Education.

Registration for Summer Learning and Summer Play will open in early March. These enriching opportunities are provided to families in a variety of self-select options. Families can register students for half-day programs that fit their interests, and the opportunities provide great ways for students to learn more about their interests and grow positive habits. This year some of the programs include sports, robotics, art and Pokemon.

These summer programs are especially great because of the importance of relationships. Darrell Young, youth enrichment program manager, has been in the district for 8 years. He enjoys working with students and learning more about their interests. Using what he learns from his students, he develops partnerships with community members and teachers who make the summer programs incredible. This year some of the partners include Skyhawks, Kidcreate and T. Wills Sports.

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“I love to have fun. We live life one time, and my biggest thing is when students and families walk through the door, there needs to be a point of contact,” Young shared. 

Students and families can expect this throughout their summer experience. There is a low student to staff ratio, so students receive the attention they need to retain information and succeed. These targeted services often find and fulfill needs that benefit students throughout the school year. 

Additionally, students can register for two programs, one in the morning and one in the afternoon. They can stay the day and choose to bring or buy lunch provided by Nutrition Services. This allows students to maximize their summer while having great amounts of fun. Programs are fee-based, but Young encourages families to contact Youth Enrichment for fee reductions.

“We will work with anyone. We want this to be a partnership between the families, so please call us,” said Young.

Summer Learning Academy (SLA) for Rising 1-8th grade students and High School Credit Recovery

Enrichment/Day Camps and School Age Childcare: Summer Learn & Play

Kids Place (all-day programming - 5 days per week) Preschool and School Age Care

Summer Preschool Enrichment and Summer Preschool Learning Academy 

Find out more about summer programs