Minnesota Sport Schools

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Minnesota Sport Schools

This program provides campers with the opportunity to gain a new appreciation for sports in a non-competitive environment. Learn and practice the basics through drills, skill progressions, and light competition. Beginning to intermediate sports instruction and daily recreation activities combine for a balanced full day experience. Two and a half hours each day will be spent learning and playing a specific sport while the remaining time is spent playing games, rock climbing, swimming, and discovering the many opportunities available at the University of Minnesota.

Advanced Soccer

Advanced Soccer

Get ready to put your soccer skills to the test! High paced and high intensity, you'll spend the week developing the skills you already have as you prepare to take it to the next level. For experienced players, only. Please bring shin guards if you have them.

Dates Ages Price
July 8 — 12 12 — 14 $289

Archery

Archery

Aim, shoot, BULLS-EYE! Learn discipline and marksmanship from the challenging sport of archery. Develop your technique with a keen eye at a game oriented facility, where participants will practice on artificial animals at times. Please speak to your child about this possibility. In addition to targeting game animals, youth will practice their skills on conventional targets and balloons. Instruction and equipment used is based on National Archery in the Schools Program.

Dates Ages Price
June 10 – 14 9 – 11 $324
June 10 – 14 12 – 15  $324
June 17 – 21 9 – 11 $324
June 17 –  21 12 – 15 $324
June 24 – 28 9 – 11 $324
July 8 – 12 9 – 11 $324

 

Basketball

Basketball

Whether you are new to the sport or have played for years, this camp appeals to all skill levels. Learn and improve your skills in dribbling, shooting, passing, and defense. Each week features reinforcement of skills through game play, drills, and healthy competition. Campers should wear non-marking tennis shoes, and bring a water bottle.

Dates Ages Price
June 10 – 14 6 – 8 $269
July 15 – 19 8 – 10 $269
August 12 – 16 6 – 8 $269
August 12 – 16 10 – 12 $269

Canoe Leadership

Canoe Leadership

Develop a love of paddling, and learn the skills to go safely on the water as you explore your inner outdoor leader. Spend the week on the Minneapolis Chain of Lakes learning from an instructor with over 30 years of experience. You'll learn how to do rescues, about the micro-climates of the lakes, and the Dakota history of the area during this week long adventure. Friday brings an extended expedition to paddle, complete with portage to Lake Harriet & Minnehaha Creek! Plan accordingly for outdoor activity.

Dates Ages Price
July 8 — 12 12 — 15 $334
July 29 — August 2 10 — 12  $334

Flag Football

Flag Football

Experience the excitement of football in a non-contact format. Learn plays and strategies and practice the core skills of passing, catching, de-flagging, and defensive positioning. This camp also teaches good sportsmanship, teamwork, and the importance of fair play in a fun and positive environment. The week ends with the YP Bowl, giving particpants a chance to showcase their skills on the gridiron!

Dates Ages Price
July 8 — 12 9 — 11 $279
July 22 — 26 10 — 12 $279
July 29 — August 2 11 — 13 $279

Flag Rugby

Flag Rugby

Calling all Rugby rookies! Flag Rugby is back. Spend the week learning all about running, kicking, passing, space strategy, teamwork, and sportsmanship. Skill development games and plenty of review and practice time will prepare participants for a fun scrimmage to test their new skills.

Dates Ages Price
June 17 — 21 9 — 11 $279
June 24 — 28 11 — 13 $279

Hike & Hammock

Hike & Hammock

Get ready to head off the beaten path and "hang out" in this hybrid hiking camp that will introduce you to healthy lifetime habits and hobbies as you explore the hidden gems of the Twin Cities. Hit the high trails as you learn the fundamentals of safe hiking and Leave No Trace principles, then find a place to hook up your hammock while discussing the history of the area you just explored. No prior experience necessary; all gear provided. Plan accordingly for outdoor activity.

Dates Ages Price
June 10 — 14 11 — 14 $334

Lumberjack Log Rolling

Lumberjack Log Rolling

Get your feet wet with log rolling! This unique sport that improves balance, agility, footwork and concentration dates back to the 1800s, and can be safely enjoyed at any age. Once you've mastered the art of the log, some sections may even have the opportunity to head outside to find out who takes care of the trees from our forestry friends. Participants much have and demonstrate intermediate swimming skills to participate. To prevent skin irritation which may occur from getting up on the log frequently, longer style swim shorts or fitted knee length athletic shorts are highly encouraged.

Dates Ages Price
July 22 – 26 9 – 11 $334
August 5 – 9 10 – 12 $334
August 19 – 23 12 – 15 $334

Outdoor Adventure Skills

Outdoor Adventure Skills

Are you ready to learn what it takes to be an Outdoor Adventurer?! Spend the week learning how to pack a backpack like a pro, work as a team to navigate using map and compass, cook over an open fire you built yourself, and basic shelter construction using a tarp and para cord. You'll spend time learning how to meal plan and what equipment is needed for a trip; as well as how to read the weather. The Outward Bound staff will help you escape to nature and survive with ease. This camp includes a Friday field trip to put all of your new skills ot the test. An additional waiver is required with registration.

Dates Ages Price
August 5 – 9 9 – 11 $349
August 5 – 9 12 – 14 $349

Recreational Tree Climbing

Recreational Tree Climbing

Your next big adventure awaits; recreational tree climbing! Learn about the tree species around you, and the safety considerations for selecting appropriate and safe trees for climbing. Then, get your harness and helmet on as you learn different techniques for getting yourself up into the branches. With the guidance of a professional arborist, learn how to climb safely while showing respect and care for the trees. Go as high as you are comfortable and then "hang out" in the tree tops!

Dates Ages Price
July 22 — 26 11 — 14 $339
August 5 — 9 12 — 15 $339

Rock Climbing

Rock Climbing

Take your YP experience to new heights by learning to rock climb. With an emphasis on safety and fun, this camp will provide opportunities to develop climbing skills in a supportive environment. Campers will learn how to manage the ropes for their climbing buddies, tie basic climbing knots, identify different types of climbing holds, and gain an understanding of basic climbing movement techniques. In addition to fun-filled games and activities, campers will take a field trip to the University of Minnesota Climbing Gym on the Minneapolis campus, and to a local indoor climbing facility. An additional waiver is required with registration.

Dates Ages Price
June 10 — 14 9 — 11 $339
July 8 — 12 9 — 11 $339
July 15 — 19 9 — 11 $339

Rock Climbing 2

Rock Climbing 2

Continue the vertical adventure in Rock 2! This camp will help climbers develop confidence in their skills and encourage progress by learning specific climbing movement techniques. Technical instruction is interspersed with fun-filled activities and games to provide climbing challenges in a fun, constructive environment. As climbers learn new skills, they will also have new climbing opportunities with field trips to the U of M Climbing Gym on the Minneapolis campus, and to a local indoor climbing facility. Previous climbing experience is highly encouraged.

Dates Ages Price
June 17 — 21 12 — 15 $339
July  22 — 26 12 — 15 $339
August 19 — 23 11 — 14 $339

Soccer

Soccer

Fast action and teamwork are the name of the game in this popular, worldwide sport. Learn and improve your skills in dribbling, passing, shooting and ball control in a fun and engaging setting. Please bring shin guards if you have them.

Dates Ages Price
June 10 — 14 6 — 8 $289
June 10 — 14 10 — 12 $289
June 17 — 21 7 — 9 $289
June 24 — 28 8 — 10 $289
July  15 — 19 9 — 11 $289
August  5 — 9 6 — 8 $289
August  12 — 16 10 — 12 $289
August  19 — 23 6 — 8 $289

Spikeball

Spikeball

"The next great American sport" is here! Join us this summer and learn about the sport roundnet (i.e. Spikeball) often described as a combination of volleyball and four square that anyone can play. This unique fast-paced game will keep you on your toes while you're serving, spiking and rallying with your team.

Dates Ages Price
June 24 – 28 11 – 14 $274
August 19 – 23 9 – 11 $274

Tae Kwon Do

Tae Kwon Do

Get ready for action as you learn and review the various elements of Tae Kwon Do and how it developed through Korean history and culture. Find out more about self-defense and the choices and consequences involved. Be prepared for physical activity each day including warm up, skills practice, conditioning and cool down all in a safe and fun atmosphere. 

Dates Ages Price
June 17 – 21 6 – 8 $294
June 24 – 28 6 – 8 $294
June 24 – 28 9 – 11  $294
July 15 – 19 6 – 8 $294

Tennis

Tennis

Tennis is for everyone! Have fun learning this lifelong activity under the guidance of an experienced coach with a curriculum based on the USTA guidelines. Learn and practice all of the basic skills such as ground strokes, volleys, lobs, and serves. Tennis shoes are required each day. Younger children will use equipment provided. Ages 10 and up may bring a racquet if they have one. 

Dates Ages Price
July 8 — 12 6 — 8 $274
July 15 — 19 8 — 10 $274
July 22 — 26 6 — 8 $274
July 29 — August 2 7 — 9 $274
August 5 — 9 8 — 10 $274
August 12 — 16 7 — 9 $274
August 12 — 16 11 — 14 $274
August 19 — 23 7 — 9 $274

Ultimate Frisbee

Ultimate Frisbee

Played with a flying disc, Ultimate Frisbee combines elements of soccer, football, and basketball, resulting in a fast-paced team sport enjoyed by people around the world. Practice your new skills, and improve your hand-eye coordination and athleticism during this week of fun in the sun. Unique flying options of the disc mean that no two throws look alike and the options are limitless.

Dates Ages Price
July 15 — 19 11 — 13 $269
August 12 — 16 9 — 11 $269

Volleyball

Volleyball

Bump, set, SPIKE! Campers will enjoy this lifetime sport by learning the proper techniques for serving, passing, setting and hitting on the hard court. At the end of each day, new skills are applied in a game setting, and effective teamwork and good sportsmanship are emphasized. Campers should wear comfortable clothing for movement, tennis shoes, and knee pads (optional). 

Dates Ages Price
June 17 — 21 11 — 14 $279
June 24 — 28 9 — 11 $279

Voyageur Campcraft & Cooking

Voyageur Campcraft & Cooking

Camp and eat like a hearty Voyageur. No reservations necessary, mes amis! Come hungry! You'll camp and cook in the great outdoors with Voyageur Outward Bound School pros. Our instructors will share their camp-craft expertise and the secrets of fine trail dining. Build fires and cook with, and without, heat. Pack provisions like a pro. Learn to rely on Mother Nature for shelter and sustenance. Find out what it takes to get outside, stay outside, and eat outside. Team-up with fellow students for culinary and camp challenges all week long. By the end of the week, you'll be leading this adventure and cooking your own vittles. All gear and supplies provide; no previous experience necessary. This camp gets you outside every day for adventure and challenge. An additional waiver is required with registration. Dress for outdoor activity.

Dates Ages Price
July 29 — August 2 9 — 11 $349
July 29 — August 2 12 — 15 $349

Wiffleball

Wiffleball

The favorite backyard game is back! Organized wiffleball is the perfect combination of fun and competition for all ages. Learn the rules of the game, enhance your positive sportsmanship, and explore how to make the ball slide, rise, sink and spin from a national Strikout King wiffleball pitcher!

Dates Ages Price
July 22 — 26 11 — 14 $279
July 29 — August 2 9 — 11 $279
August 5 — 9 9 — 11 $279