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  • Camp Royal Week 4

    Summer Camps July 1 to July 3. No Camp Royal on July 4. Be sure to register for a morning and afternoon camp for a full day of Camp Royal! Breakfast and lunch will not be offered by School Nutrition Week 4 of Camp Royal.
  • Camp Royal Week 5

    Summer Camps July 8 to July 11. Be sure to register for a morning and afternoon camp for a full day of Camp Royal!
  • Camp Royal Week 6

    Summer Camps July 15 to July 18. Be sure to register for a morning and afternoon camp for a full day of Camp Royal!
  • Camp Royal Week 7

    Summer Camps July 22 to July 25. Be sure to register for a morning and afternoon camp for a full day of Camp Royal!
  • Camp Royal Week 8

    Summer Camps July 29 to August 1. Be sure to register for a morning and afternoon camp for a full day of Camp Royal!
  • Camp Royal Week 9

    Summer Camps August 5 to August 8. Be sure to register for a morning and afternoon camp for a full day of Camp Royal!
  • Cell Phones & Parenting

    When your child has a Smartphone there are key things you should know in order to keep them safe and secure. In this class you’ll understand recommended safety settings on popular social media apps, parental apps for your child’s Smartphone, and more! We simplify this complicated technology so that you and your child can use the phone safely without worry. *Please note that the class recording will be sent to all registered students so that they do not have to attend at the exact designated time. Follow-up support is also included from the instructor and students are encouraged to reach out with questions at any time before or after the class has concluded.
  • Charm School

    Charm School will emphasize respect for others and teach children manners and etiquette with a fun, hands-on approach. Your child will learn social etiquette, proper introductions and fine dining skills. Topics to be covered will include: proper behavior at the table, conversation skills, polite behavior in public, and public speaking. Newly learned skills will be practiced with a light snack during camp.
  • Child and Babysitting Safety

    Participants will learn the responsibilities of being a prepared, safe, responsible, and professional babysitter. Topics include supervision, behavior guidance, proper feeding and diapering techniques, personal safety, basic first aid, medical emergencies, fire, and kitchen safety. Dolls, bottles, and diaper supplies will be provided at class for fun hands-on participation. This class is developed by the Health & Safety Institute and approved by the American Pediatrics Association. Class participants receive a certification card and a downloadable handbook.
  • Chinese Culture Camp

    A fun and interactive Chinese learning experience to engage your child with arts, science projects, story-telling, geography, music, yoga, and more! *This class is taught in Mandarin Chinese
  • Chinese Culture Camp

    A fun and interactive Chinese learning experience to engage your child with arts, science projects, story-telling, geography, music, yoga, and more! *This class is taught in Mandarin Chinese
  • College Planning 101

    It’s hard to overestimate the value of a college education. But, as you know, it can come with a hefty price tag and a considerable amount of debt. While choosing the right college is important, figuring out how to pay for it may be just as important. You can help by financially supporting whatever path your loved one chooses. We want to prepare you to navigate the cost of college without risking your retirement.
  • Come on in and Play!

    Take a break from your day to day routine to come play and learn together with your child in our beautiful classrooms. Your child will have the opportunity to create art, sing, play, and explore new activities guided by a licensed Children's Teacher. ECFE Stay and Play class components include caregiver/child interaction time in the classroom, opportunities to play in our motor room, outside, or gym, an interactive circle for children and caregivers to take part in, and a place to share in the joys and concerns of parenting. Sibling care is not offered for Stay & Plays.
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    Comedy Writing: How to Be Funny on Paper and Stage

    Whether you need to make a dull work presentation more lively, mix laughter with learning in the classroom, or ultimately want to write for print/production or perform your own stand up routine, this fast-paced session will show you how to apply humor to all aspects of your life. You will learn the anatomy a joke, how to use your powers of observation to sharpen your wit, write different types of jokes, and use humor to entertain and influence people. Informative handouts for future use are included in class fee. The instructor LeeAnne Krusemark is a former stand-up comedian at places like The Laugh Factory in Hollywood, current author and editor, and a nationwide Professor of Publishing at higher learning institutions, including Harvard Adult Education. The webinar login information will be emailed the day before class.
  • Community Education Scholarship Fund

    Apply for Youth Enrichment Scholarship Scholarship funds have been exhausted for the 2023-2024 school year and the application has been closed. Look for the 2024-2025 application on July 1st. Hopkins Community Ed is dedicated to meeting lifelong learning needs for all Hopkins School District residents and students enrolled in Hopkins Public Schools. All of the scholarship aid available has been contributed by Hopkins families, supportive community members and Hopkins businesses. The amount of scholarship is limited and is intended to serve as a temporary resource. Hopkins Community Education scholarship funds can only be used towards the cost of Hopkins Youth Enrichment classes and Camp Royal Camps (up to 50%). Funds cannot be applied to Adult courses or events. One request per family per season/catalog will be considered. Classes and Camps will be paid at a maximum of 50% not to exceed $50 per catalog/ season per student. Maximum of $150 per year per student. Scholarship Application Printable Scholarship Application Please complete the Hopkins Community Education Scholarship application online or visit us in person at the Community Education Office, 1001 Highway 7, Suite 170 in Hopkins. Printed Applications can be emailed to community.education@hopkinsschools.org All Scholarship requests must be made through the application. Information provided in the scholarship application will be kept confidential. In order to fairly assess a family's eligibility, all information requested must be complete or your application will not be processed. Questions? Contact us (952) 988-4070 community.education@hopkinsschools.org Donate We accept donations of all sizes! Every cent you donate goes directly to registration see for Hopkins kids. If you would like to make a donation to help families access high-quality childcare and youth enrichment activities through Hopkins Community Ed, please select the denomination of your choice in the drop-down menu to the right. You will need to sign in or create an account. You will receive an email confirmation upon completion of the donation. Every child should have the opportunity to participate in uplifting youth enrichment activities. We appreciate your support and are grateful to be your partner in lifelong learning. For more information or if you have questions please contact our Community Education office at community.education@hopkinsschools.org. Thank you for supporting Hopkins Public Schools Community Education! *If there is a denomination you would like to donate and do not see, please contact the Community Education Office at 952-988-4070 and we will assist you.
  • Composition in the Landscape

    The Composition in the Landscape Course is a five day course aimed for those who are interested in painting the different environments around us. We will look at how to consider the landscape and ways to suggest depth, light and shadow, texture and color while painting on location as well as in the studio. The course will also look at the urban landscape and provide tools to depicting architecture in tandem with nature to create images that reflect the spaces in which we live.
  • Crazy Chemistry

    Join Science Explorers as we become crazy chemists! We will investigate the Periodic Table and learn about its families with fun and exciting experiments as we discover the science side of STEM. We will break some chemical bonds, get messy with polymers and much more. Our classes are hands-on...so be sure to dress for a mess!
  • Create Social Media Content Without Panicking

    Are you nervous to begin filming and posting your own social media content? Do you have a business, product or service, but panic at the thought of putting yourself on social media? Well in this beginner class, you’ll learn helpful tips and strategies to create social media content with ease. You’ll never have to worry about freezing up in front of a camera, all thanks to the helpful skills you’ll be taking with you once your class is complete. We’ll walk you through a step-by-step process so that you can get started today!
  • Cricut for Beginners

    Have a Cricut machine but not sure how it works? Come learn the essential functions of this popular cutting tool. Leave class with a simple paper and vinyl project as well as the basic knowledge to start creating custom, professional-looking paper crafts embellished apparel, home décor, and more. $10 supply fee paid to instructor. Bring supplies listed online, if you have them. Otherwise, you can learn through instructor demonstration. Supply List: • Cricut machine, standard mat, accessories, and laptop, if you have them
  • Dance Team Prep

    Are you hoping to represent Hopkins on the dance team someday? We will learn skills and dances in the 3 dance team styles performed at Hopkins, Jazz, Kick and Hip Hop. You’ll work with Ms. Karla, one of the fall dance team coaches, to learn what you’ll need to succeed as a Hopkins Dance Team member. Wear form fitting clothes, any style jazz shoes and put long hair up in a secure ponytail, braid or bun.
  • Day at the Museum

    "Every child is an artist!" - Pablo Picasso Campers will create art each day through painting, collage, photography, and more to display in their very own art exhibit. We invite families to join us and explore the gallery at the end of the week.
  • Diaper Bank - Outreach

    Do you need diapers?
  • Disney Dreamers Camp

    Love Disney movies? This class is for you! We will make a Mickey Mouse treat, create our own Disney themed hat or mask, partake in a Disney scavenger hunt and end the week with a Disney movie showing!
  • Do you need free Diapers?

    Diaper Bank is provided to families once a month. The number of diapers provided is at the discretion of the Parenting Educator that is meeting with the family and the supply that we have.