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  • Advanced Engineering: Animatronics & Pneumatics

    Gr. 3-7.  Join us as we explore, investigate & solve problems.  This exciting hands-on engineering class combines LEGO® Education & LEGO® Technic™ materials to explore technology, science and mathematics.  Students will be building learning models; then are challenged to customize and improve their projects with what they have learned.  We will investigate the principles of design, mechanisms, pneumatics, pressure, prototyping, energy and much more.  Possible projects include scissors lift, stamping press, robotic arm, robotic hand, animatronic scarecrow and dinosaur.  Please bring a drink and nut-free snack daily.
  • Aladdin Musical Theatre Dance Camp

    Gr. 2-6.  Learn Broadway-style moves as you dance, sing, and act using music from Aladdin!  Boys and girls of all abilities are welcome.  We will explore dancing, creative movement and acting as we work on building characters, improvisation skills and stage presence.  Campers will make creations that we will wear for our performance on Friday.  Join us for this fantastic camp filled with variety and FUN!  Ballet or jazz shoes are encouraged.  Please bring a nut-free snack and water bottle daily.  Family and friends can attend for the last 15 minutes of camp on Friday for a performance.
  • All About Horses Summer Horse Camp

    Ages 6 - 12  Learn all about horses from the experts!  Horseback riding is a life-long sport that can be enjoyed year-round.  In this special 3-day camp, you'll learn how to care for and enjoy horses in this introduction to riding.  Each day, we'll participate in a horse-related activity, along with crafts and games.  The indoor arena allows the group to meet Rain or Shine.  This camp is located at Capall Stables in Londsdale - 4804 Clearwater Trail, Lonsdale, MN 55046 (South on Hwy 35 - Exit 69/Northfield Exit - County Road 19 - Follow The Signs).Parents provide transportation to and from the location each day.  Parents are free to stay and participate too!  Parents must sign a release form prior to start date or upon arrival.  Riders wear long pants (preferably jeans), cowboy boots, and a riding helmet, or one will be provided.  Bring a water bottle and wear sunscreen.
  • All About Horses Summer Horse Camp

    Gr. 1-7.  Learn all about horses from the experts!  Horseback riding is a life-long sport that can be enjoyed year-round.  In this special 3-day camp, you'll learn how to care for and enjoy horses in this introduction to riding.  Each day, we'll participate in a horse-related activity, along with crafts and games.  The indoor arena allows the group to meet Rain or Shine.  This camp is located at Capall Stables in Londsdale - 4804 Clearwater Trail, Lonsdale, MN 55046 (South on Hwy 35 - Exit 69/Northfield Exit - County Road 19 - Follow The Signs).Parents provide transportation to and from the location each day.  Parents are free to stay and participate too!  Parents must sign a release form prior to start date or upon arrival.  Riders wear long pants (preferably jeans), cowboy boots, and a riding helmet, or one will be provided.  Bring a water bottle and wear sunscreen.
  • All About the Weather

    Gr. 4-6.  Are you a budding meteorologist?  Do you ever wonder why there are different clouds?  Join us on an adventure as we discover what makes the weather.  Identify the different cloud types and make "Clouds in a Bottle."  Learn how to make it rain and investigate how the earth's topography affects our weather.
  • American Girl Forever Friends

    Gr. K-5.  Time for fun with our favorite American Girl dolls!  We will get creative by making matching jewelry, hair accessories and scarves for ourselves and our doll.  We will play salon, dance studio and make up a short play for our doll.  Get ready to watch some of our favorite American Girl movies and discuss the lessons learned.  Campers can bring any doll if they don't have an American Girl doll.
  • Babysitting Basics

    Gr. 5-8.  Babysitting basics walks students through the Red Cross Babysitter Certification course, and with other supplemental materials, prepares students to set up a successful babysitting business. Students will learn skills to become a confident and self-reliant babysitter. A certificate will be awarded at the end of the week. 
  • Ballet Intensive for Ages 6-9

    Ages 6-9 Looking for a more in-depth ballet class without losing creativity and fun? This class is your answer! We will use the Wish Upon a Ballet curriculum but go even further into specific ballet technique. Your children will not only think it is fun but will improve posture, strength and flexibility in a positive and self-esteem building atmosphere. Dance is proven to not only build strong bodies but strong minds and self-esteem as well! This class is for beginners as well as students with previous dance experience. Ballet shoes are required and will be available to order on the first day of class for an extra fee.
  • Basketball & Leadership Camp with Lynch Sports

    Gr. 1-6.  Hoop it up and join this exciting basketball camp! The Lynch Summer Camp is for boys and girls who are interested in improving their skills: passing, shooting, ball handling, rebounding and offensive/defensive moves. You will also compete in games and contests throughout the week. Sportsmanship, teamwork and leadership will be incorporated throughout the camp. Players will be grouped by age and ability. Participants receive a t-shirt. Wear appropriate clothing and bring a water bottle and a nut-free snack.
  • Basketball Camp with Skyhawks Sports

    Gr. 1-7.  This fun, skill-intensive program is designed for beginning to intermediate players. An active week of passing, shooting, dribbling, and rebounding makes this one of our most popular programs. Participants should bring appropriate clothing, two nut-free snacks and a water bottle.
  • Beginner's Archery Camp

    Ages 6+ ARCHERY for BEGINNERS, with NASP (National Archery in Schools Program). Boys! Girls! Moms! Dads! Archery is among the top 5 fastest growing sports and NASP (National Archery in Schools Program) is the fast growing shooting sport in history! This beginner-level archery course will focus on fundamentals of archery! You will also learn eye dominance, stance, range rules, safety rules, and scoring. All Genesis Bow equipment is provided for class time. Have fun while learning this great sport that all ages can enjoy for a lifetime.Parents! What to register for this unique sport, too? Simply register for the same class section as your child. Meet in the Olson Middle School Gym.Gail Whitcomb is a Minnesota DNR Region 3 Trainer/Coordinator and NASP/USA Certified Archery Instructor. She is excited to bring this special NASP, National Archery in the Schools Program, to Bloomington!
  • Big Sparkly Camp of Unicorns

    Gr. K-4.  Join the craze for unicorns in this creative and amazing camp where we'll create several magical unicorn projects like an adorable Unicorn Stuffie, a Unicorn Charm and even Oopsie Sparkly Slime, along with adorable art projects from painting on canvas to a whimsical collage.  Bring a beverage, nut-free snack and recess attire.
  • Bloomington Drivers Education Classroom and Behind-the-Wheel Package - Spring 2019

    Bloomington Public School's Driver's Education program collaborates with A+ Driving School to provide students classroom/behind-the-wheel package options. These classes are for students who are not signed up to take it as a credit during their regular school day--high school credits are not earned.The total cost is $395.00 for the classroom & behind-the-wheel package. A $70 registration fee is due when enrolling. Students may enroll if they are currently 14 -1/2 years of age. Students must complete all 30 hours of classroom training.  After classroom instruction is completed, the student will need to pay $85 to A+ Driving School to receive their blue card, and will be given information about registering for the six hours of Behind-the-Wheel training with A+ Driving School. The remainder of the payments to A+ Driving School will be paid at the time of the Behind the Wheel lessons ($80 per lesson). Once the student receives their blue card they may take their state permit exam at a DVS exam station. The student will take the blue card along with the appropriate ID, social security number, corrective lenses (if needed), and fee to a Minnesota Drivers and Vehicle Services location. Transportation to the classroom instruction is the responsibility of the participant. A reminder e-mail will be sent prior to the start of class. Cancellations received 5 or more business days prior to the start of class will receive a refund less a $10 processing fee. Cancellations made less than 5 business days prior to the start of class will not receive a refund..
  • Bloomington Try Hockey for Free!

    PK-Gr. 4  The Bloomington Try Hockey for Free! program is hosting 9 Summer "Learn to Play" classes focused on PK -  Grade 4 students who have an interest in ice hockey.  These free classes are available to any Bloomington Preschooler, Kindergartner, and First through Fourth Grade student (public, private, or home-schooled) who would like to hit the ice.  Classes will be held at the Bloomington Ice Garden Rink 3.  Parents - please transport your children to the site on the dates noted.  Arrive at least 15 minutes before class starts.  There will be certified USA Hockey Coaches and Volunteers to help them get equipped and on the ice. This "Learn to Play" class will last one hour.  Please pick up your child after the class.  Note: Register just once and you can attend all the sessions, or as many as you would like to attend!  Parents are responsible for transportation to the rink and back home.  Parents may stay for the class.No equipment needed, however if your child has skates, please bring them.  Dress appropriately for ice hockey - no shorts or short sleeves.  Free equipment is handed out at the first session. If you are unable to make the first session, please contact the course instructor and they will arrange for equipment to be picked up after the first day.  Attendance at all the sessions is neither required or expected.  Come when you can , leave when you must!Instructor contact:  Josh Levine (josh.levine16@gmail.com).
  • Canvas & Clay Camp

    Gr. K-6.  Creating with clay and painting on canvas - it just doesn't get any better than that!  In this camp, your child will get to experiment with many different type of art, while learning simple step-by-step painting and clay techniques.  They will make 3D bears, owls that glow-in-the-dark, a scratchboard painting of a cat, and so much more!  What a great way for your child to explore the incredible world of art!  Please pack a nut-free snack and drink for your child.
  • Celebrate Bastille Day!

    Gr. 1-4.  This week-long summer camp is an introduction to the French language and French-speaking culture from around the world. Celebrate Bastille Day! Alliance Francaise is a non-profit French cultural center serving the Twin Cities. Instructors are French-speakers with training and expertise. This class will be full of engaging activities centered around French vocabulary, grammar, and communication.  No previous French-speaking experience required.
  • Chess Camp, Fun in the Sun!

    Gr. K-6. Learn new skills that are not covered during our after school chess clubs. Work on the five elements of chess, and two new chess openings! We’ll also work on end-game theory and practice new end-game scenarios and tactics. New players will learn piece movement, attacking strategies, notation lessons, and game play. All lessons are taught for every student to succeed in their playing skills, both on and off the board! Prizes will be awarded to ALL players at the end of the week. We’ll also have other outside and inside activities throughout the week. Please make sure to bring a rocket garage (shoe box) on Monday for the rocket kit. Launch time will be 2:30pm on Friday! Pack a nut-free lunch and we’ll head outside for a picnic every day, weather permitting.   Don’t forget the sunscreen. Note: This is a full-day class.
  • Classic Acts!

    Gr. 3-5.  A professional theatre director and production manager will teach 3rd through 5th grade students all aspects of getting ready for and being in a theatre production.  Examples include acting, movement, props and costumes.  This unique experience emphasizes teamwork and self-esteem building as students present scenes from "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" and "Winnie the Pooh" to family and friends
  • Code Championship 12U Bootcamp

    Gr. 3-6.  Code is Sport! Just like gymnastics, dance, or basketball, competitive coding pushes us to be great. Build a computer bot to play head-to-head against other coders! Campers will be broken into sections based on age for competitive and fair play. This camp is for those 12 and under. Whether this is your first time at Code Championship play, or if you are preparing for the Minnesota Code Championship, this week-long bootcamp is the perfect way to explore the competitive coding world. No previous coding experience necessary. Please come to camp knowing how to navigate the internet (basic keyboarding and mouse control) and a passion to work hard and have fun! You can even bring your own computer mouse if you want.
  • Code Championship 15U Bootcamp

    Gr. 6-9.  Code is Sport! Just like gymnastics, dance, or basketball, competitive coding pushes us to be great. Build a computer bot to play head-to-head against other coders! Campers will be broken into sections based on age for competitive and fair play. This camp is for those 15 and under. Whether this is your first time at Code Championship play, or if you are preparing for the Minnesota Code Championship, this week-long bootcamp is the perfect way to explore the competitive coding world. No previous coding experience necessary. Please come to camp knowing how to navigate the internet (basic keyboarding and mouse control) and a passion to work hard and have fun! You can even bring your own computer mouse if you want.
  • Code and BRICK Engineering Camp

    Gr. 1-4.  Campers….we have added coding to our most popular engineering camp to make it even better! Campers will take an adventurous journey to learn programming and coding using the world-famous Scratch™ visual programming language; a project developed by M.I.T. Media Lab as part of our engineering camp. Students will also be learning STEM-based engineering principles by building a variety of fun-filled motorized models using LEGO® Bricks and Technic® elements with themes such as space exploration, cranium contraptions, and interesting inventions. Our camps include team-building, group games, and recess activities to provide time for shared fun and for a chance to get to know fellow campers.
  • Construction Zone STEM Camp

    Gr. K-3.  Put on your hard hats engineers and join us for our The Engineering of the Cities camp! In this camp, students work hard to apply their knowledge of construction to save the beach from erosion and build their very own city from the ground up. From roads and tunnels to buildings and skyscrapers, campers discover that no job’s too tough for an Engineering with Kids engineer!
  • Cookie Crumbles

    Gr. K-5.  If you like cookies, then this is the class for you! Learn how to make a different cookie each day. At the end of the week, you will also design your very own cookie jar to put away all of your cookies. When you get home you can make all of the treats from the recipe book we made in class. This class fills fast!   
  • Cool Chemistry

    Gr. K-5.  Join us for some explosive fun as we explore the world of chemistry. If you would like to try your hand at several different chemistry experiments, this class is for you! We will experiment with cool chemical reactions, create Alka-Seltzer rockets, and much more. Grab your safety goggles and get ready for some fun!