Other Learning Opportunities


    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 Other Learning Opportunity Programs. All students living outside the SPPS boundaries, must provide their own transportation.

    Register your current SPPS student online at http://spps.org/summer OR fill out the registration form included in the Summer Learning Programs booklet 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 17 - July 12 (8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.) NO CLASSES July 4.
    • 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-8
    • Dates: June 17 - July 24 (9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.) . NO CLASSES July 3-5
    • 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 15 - August 9 (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 17 - June 28 (9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.)
    • Location: Belwin Conservancy, 1553 Stagecoach Trail S., Afton; and American Indian Magnet School, 1075 – 3rd St. E., St. Paul

    Belwin Outdoor Science Program
    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 8-12  or Session 2: July 15-19 (9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.)
    • Location: Belwin Conservancy, 1553 Stagecoach Trail S., Afton

    3 M 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: July 15-26 (8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.)
    • Location: Johnson High School, 1349 Arcade St., St. Paul



Summer Learning Program Guides




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