Youth Programs

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Be Your Own Compass

Discover your inner leader with Youth Programs as we journey through the summer exploring interesting topics in a fun, high-energy environment. University Youth Programs offer summer fun and activity in a variety of settings--no two days are alike as you discover the best the University and surrounding areas have to offer. Structured as weekly day camps for youth ages 5-15, all camps feature rock climbing, swimming, high-quality facilities, and energetic staff to create a full day of quality activities and a summer like no other.



Visa, Mastercard, and Discover are all accepted online payment methods. Payments for online registration must be made in full to register. If a camp is full, you will be given the option to be put on a waitlist. There is no charge for waitlisting.

2019 Summer Camp Brochure

Parent Handbook

University Youth Programs
St Paul Gymnasium
1536 N Cleveland Ave
St Paul, MN 55108
Interested in more youth programs at the University of Minnesota?
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Kids' University offers discovery in common University studies such as agriculture, ecology, language, math, and science. Activities to introduce or reinforce the fun of learning.
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Let the creativity rule in a variety of interests in self-expression and skill development. Arts programs, as well as interdisciplinary, creative approaches, are featured.
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This two-day camp is specifically designed for youth with lower extremity disabilities. Activities include wheelchair tennis, basketball, softball, adaptive rock-climbing and more! 
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Parents and guardians can find all of the necessary documentation needed to register a child for camp and what you'll need to know before attending camp.
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Take aim at a lifetime activity with a bow or a rod and reel, reach new heights in rock climbing, challenge your accuracy on the course, and more. 
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Gopher Adventures offer weeks filled with fun and active days. Small, age-appropriate groups are great for developing interests, friendships, and problem-solving skills.
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A donation to Campership helps enable children to have a summer camp experience by providing assistance to families who demonstrate genuine financial need.
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Ready to take the step up from camper to group leader? The Youth Leadership Program will help mentor those in the 14 - 17 age range who aspire to be leaders.