Other Summer Learning Programs


    Students currently in grades K-11 can participate in sports, arts, environmental and cultural programs with other students from across the metro area. These summer programs are offered at no cost to students.

    Students living within SPPS district transportation boundaries will receive transportation to summer programs. All students living outside the SPPS boundaries, must provide their own transportation.

    Register your current SPPS student online at spps.org/summer OR fill out the registration form (available online at spps.org/summer and also included in the Summer Learning Programs Guide) and mail it back in the postage-paid envelope.

    National Youth Sports Program (grades 5-11)
    Students learn about cultures from around the world, participate in daily athletic activities, and experience a college campus.

    • Who: Students currently in grades 5-11
    • Dates: June 15 - July 9 (8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.) NO CLASSES July 3.
    • Location: Hamline University, 1536 Hewitt Ave, St. Paul
    • Summer NYSP Newsletter

    Camp Teranga with ARTS Us
    Students will develop leadership skills and engage in the arts, culture and science of communities descended from Africa's peoples through performance art, storytelling, dance, gardening and more.

    • Who: Students currently in grades K-6
    • Dates: June 29 - July 31 (9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.) . NO CLASSES July 3
    • Location: Dunning Recreation Center, 1221 Marshall Ave., St. Paul

    World Cultures Program (NYSP--grades K-4)
    The Center for Academics and Sports / National Youth Sports Program (NYSP)/ World Cultures Camp provides access to a college experience, meaningful classroom learning, athletic activities, and two USDA-approved meals a day. Students will experience a mix of academic and athletic programs taught by local teachers and coaches.

    • Who: Students currently in grades K-4
    • Dates: July 13 - August 6 (8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.)
    • Location: Hamline University, 1536 Hewitt Ave, St. Paul

    American Indian Program
    American Indian and non-American Indian students spend one week at American Indian Magnet School learning indigenous cultural awareness, and one week at Belwin learning cultural connections to Minnesota animals and their habitats. This program is developed in collaboration with the Department of Indian Work.

    • Who: Students currently in grades 1-5
    • Dates: June 15 - July 10 (7:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.)
    • Location: Belwin Conservancy, 1553 Stagecoach Trail S., Afton; and American Indian Magnet School, 1075 – 3rd St. E., St. Paul

    Summer Science Session
    Students learn through outdoor science-based experiences and can explore over 200 acres of prairie, wetlands and forest.

    • Who: Students currently in grades 1-5
    • Dates: Session 1: July 6-10  or Session 2: July 13-17 (9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.)
    • Location: Belwin Conservancy, 1553 Stagecoach Trail S., Afton

    STEM Camp (Sponsored by 3M)
    Students experience hands-on activities and field trips with a focus on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Classes and activities may include engineering, coding, construction, sports, cooking, working with computers, drones and flight simulators. Sponsored by 3M.

    • Who: Students currently in grades 5-8
    • Dates: June 15-June 26 (8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.)
    • Location: Johnson High School, 1349 Arcade St, St Paul


  • Registration begins March 16 for 2020 Summer Learning Programs.

    • Current SPPS families register online OR by completing & mailing paper registration form in.
    • Non-current SPPS families register by completing & mailing paper registration form in.

    (New forms available soon)

    K-8 S-Term Registration Form

    9-12 S-Term Registration Form




Summer Learning Program Guide (2020 Guide coming soon)




  • Rene Gervais