Summer Youth Programs
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About Summer Youth Programs

Summer is always an adventure at Hopkins Community Education!
Our goal is to provide a safe, enriching and fun summer for your child. We are committed to providing a wide variety of class options to meet every child's need and interest.
Check out these summer programs:
-Camp Royal offers a variety of classes to students enter Kindergarten to 6th grade. We focus on flexibility, variety and affordability, as well as hiring only the best staff to spend the summer engaging with your child. We offer half day or full day options, with free lunch and supervisor from 8am-9am, 4pm-5pm and over lunch time.
-Sport options including Kung Fu and Lacrosse.
-Chinese Immersion classes, including art and cooking.
-Driver Education classes throughout the summer.

Please note that the grade listed for each summer class will be the grade your student will be going into for the 2019-2020 school year.

Featured Courses

  • Summer Field Biology 2019 At Wolf Ridge

    Join us as we head north for another great summer at Wolf Ridge Environmental Learning Center! The 34th year of Summer Field Biology is just around the corner and this year’s theme is “Fire & Ice - The Making of Minnesota’s Geological Landscape.” We will be joined by local experts in the field of geology, with an emphasis on our Minnesota state gemstone, the Lake Superior agate. We will learn how agates formed billions of years ago and how they have traveled all across our state by glaciers. Get ready to search for an agate of your own during our adventures together. Our program is technology-free as we maximize our time in nature and develop long-lasting friendships. Wolf Ridge 2019: July 9 (10:00 am - 7:00pm) West Junior High School Tie-dye your own Summer Field Biology T-Shirt and explore the world of Minnesota’s geology. Get prepared for activities that you will experience up north! This includes selecting Wolf Ridge activities and dorm groups. Attendance on July 9 is essential, as we use this day to prepare for what you will experience at Wolf Ridge. July 15-19: Wolf Ridge Environmental Learning CenterDeparture: Our group will leave from West Junior High School on July 15 at 6:30 am.Wolf Ridge ELC Activities: Adventure: Climb indoor rock walls, traverse tree tops rope courses, paddle canoes, test your compass skills in orienteering, and explore lakes in kayaks (high school students). Cultural Learning: Learn about the Voyageurs and Ojibwe people who have contributed to our Minnesota history. Nature/Animal Life: Learn about the land and creatures with which we share our earth. Hiking: Hike to an elevation of 1,450 feet and watch the sun rise or set over Lake Superior. Conservation: Renew your commitment to sustainable living. Teamwork/Challenge: Work in mixed-age teams to compete in our annual Wolf Ridge Amazing Race. Fun: Sing songs at an outdoor bonfire with s'mores as we laugh and connect with new friends. Return: We will return to West Junior High School shortly after 6:00 pm on July 19.Cost includes transportation, special field trips, lodging, meals and staffing. This is a technology free program; we value this opportunity to unplug as we connect with each other and nature.Multiple Child Discount! $50 off for each additional child enrolled. You must enroll through Hopkins Community Education staff in order to receive the discount 952-988-4070.Financial Assistance- Please contact the registration office if you are seeking financial assistance for your child.Cancellation Policy - 100% if canceled by May 15th, May 16th to May 31st 50%, after May 31st, no refunds. For more information about Wolf Ridge visit www.wolf-ridge.org. Register for this camp through Hopkins Community Education, NOT THROUGH Wolf Ridge.
  • Youth Horse Camp

    Come ride and learn about horses! Learn how to groom, tack-up, lead and do in-hand work with horses. Attendees will also enjoy horse-related crafts and activities, like braiding a horse's mane and tail to helping feed, water and care for horses. Proper attire includes sneakers or boots (closed toe and heel), long pants and layers, depending on the weather.Bring bug spray, sunscreen, nut-free snacks, water bottle and nut-free bag lunch. ASTM/SEI certified helmets provided. Signed waivers required. This camp is run in partnership with Hopkins-Minnetonka Recreation Services.Van will pick up students at 8:00 a.m. inside Door B at Eisenhower Community Center to go to the Boulder Pointe Stables in Anoka.