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

Test your soccer skills in this new camp! 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 9 — 13 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. Parents, please speak to your child about this possibility. In addition to targeting game animals, youth will practice their skills on conventional targets and balloons.

Dates Ages Price
June 11 – 15 9 – 11 $324
June 11 – 15 12 – 15  $324
June 18 – 22 9 – 11 $324
June 18 –  22 12 – 15 $324
June 25 – 29 9 – 11 $324
July 9 – 13 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 featured skills through game play, drills, and healthy competitions. Campers should wear non-marking tennis shoes, and bring a water bottle and positive attitude!

Dates Ages Price
June 25 – 29 8 – 10 $269
July 23 – 27 6 – 8 $269
July 30 – August 3 12 – 15 $269
August 13 – 17 10 – 12 $269

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, and de-flagging or 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 participants a chance to showcase their skills on the gridiron!

Dates Ages Price
July 9 — 13 9 — 11 $279
July 16 — 20 11 — 13  $279

Handball

Handball

Played with a likeness to tennis, racquetball, and squash, handball is an easy to learn sport that will keep you physically active while having fun. Handball enhances agility, speed, quickness, reaction time, coordination and endurance. It’s a great balancing act — developing both sides of the body and brain as campers learn how to strike the ball with both hands.

Dates Ages Price
August 13 — 17 9 — 11 $279

Hiking

Hiking

Get ready to head off the beaten path as you explore hidden gems of the Twin Cities in this brand new adventure camp! You'll learn the fundamentals of safe hiking, Leave No Trace principles, what you would carry on hikes of varying lengths, how to read a map, and gain a glimpse into the history of the places you'll be exploring. Venture through the woods and up streams as you push yourself, support your friends and get there together with the guidance of a seasoned and knowledgeable outdoor adventure instructor. If you love the natural beauty of the outdoors, and want to learn more about adventure in your own backyard, this is the camp for you. Plan accordingly for the weather with a cap, sunscreen, water bottle, and rain gear.

Dates Ages Price
July 16 — 20 12 — 15 $334

Intro to Competitive Swimming

Intro to Competitive Swimming

Get ready to splash into summer as you learn what it means to be on a swim team. Learn and practice the four major strokes: butterfly, backstroke, breaststroke, and front crawl. Learn the correct turns and starts for each individual stroke, work on your technique, develop your endurance skills, and then participate in an end of week swim meet in both individual and relay events. Important: Campers must be able to comfortably and safely swim 25 yards without a life jacket in order to participate in this camp.

Dates Ages Price
August 6 — 10 9 — 11 $274
August 13 — 17 12 — 15 $274

Lacrosse

Lacrosse

You are invited to find out why lacrosse is one of the fastest-growing sports in the country! Lacrosse combines the basic skills used in soccer, basketball and hockey into one fast-paced, high-scoring game. Participants will learn all the fundamentals of stick handling, cradling, passing, and shooting in a fun, non-checking environment. Helmet with full mask, lacrosse stick, and protective gloves will be provided.

Dates Ages Price
July 16 – 20 9 – 11 $299
August 6 – 10 11 – 13 $299

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. 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 in your neighborhood. How do they get in the trees to trim them? Learn from our forestry friends as they use rope and harness to climb up in the trees; you may even be able to try it for yourself! Participants must have intermediate swimming skills to participate. To prevent skin irritation, which may occur from getting up onto the log frequently, longer style swim shorts or fitted, knee length athletic shorts are highly encouraged.

Dates Ages Price
July 23 – 27 9 – 11 $334
August 6 – 10 10 – 12 $334
August 20 – 24 12 – 15 $334

Outdoor Adventure Skills

Outdoor Adventure Skills

Got mad skills? Need mad skills? Go "wild" for a week with us!  You'll embark on an Outdoor Adventure Skills adventure, learning what it takes to get outside and stay outside. Learn with the pros from Voyageur Outward Bound School; their seasoned instructors share their wilderness expertise to help you escape to nature and survive with ease. Activities include expedition planning and prep, using a map and compass, learning how to read the weather, making camp, Leave No Trace ethics, fire-starting, campfire cooking, shelter building, and safety. Team up with fellow students for fun challenge initiatives all week long. By the end of the week, you'll be leading the adventure and planning your own trip! No previous experience necessary. This camp includes a field trip to put all of your new skills to the test. An additional waiver is required with registration.

Dates Ages Price
August 6 — 10 9 — 11 $349
August 6 — 10 12 — 14 $349

Outdoor Adventure Skills — Canoe

Outdoor Adventure Skills — Canoe

Have you ever wondered what goes into planning a Boundary Waters canoe expedition? Join us as we embark on a canoeing adventure! Spend the week planning your own adventure. Along with learning how to canoe and portage, you'll navigate with a map and compass, cook over an open fire, practice the ethics of Leave No Trace, discover the rules of the wilderness, and master the art of fire making! The final day of camp will put these skills to the test, as you and your team paddle to make camp and prepare your own meal. Plan accordingly for the weather with a cap, sunscreen, water bottle and rain gear.

Dates Ages Price
July 9 — 13 12 — 15 $334
July 30 — August 3 10 — 12  $334

Racquetball

Racquetball

Experience an outstanding way to get active while developing hand-eye coordination and movement skills - all while having a great time and building endurance. This camp includes activities and games that will teach the basics of racquetball play, safety tips, and strategy. Come make new friends while learning a fun, fast paced sport! All equipment, including goggles, is provided. 

Dates Ages Price
July 30 — August 3 11 — 14 $279

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 23 – 27 12 – 15 $339
August 6 – 10 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. Additional waiver required with registration.

 

Dates Ages Price
June 11 — 15 8 — 10 $339
July 9 — 13 8 — 10 $339
July 16 — 20 8 — 10 $339

Rock Climbing 2

Rock Climbing 2

Continue the vertical adventure with 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 new-to-YP indoor climbing facility! Previous climbing experience is highly encouraged. Additional waiver required with registration.

Dates Ages Price
June  18 – 22 11 – 14 $339
July 23 – 27 11 – 14 $339
August 20 – 24 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 non-competitive setting. Please bring shin guards, if you have them.

Dates Ages Price
June 11 — 15 6 — 8 $289
June 11 — 15 9 — 11 $289
June 18 — 22 8 — 10 $289
June 25 — 29 6 — 8 $289
August 20 — 24 6 — 8 $289

Squash

Squash

Rated as one of the healthiest sports, squash camps are not only a great way to build skill and learn a new game, they are a great way to have fun and form new friendships! This lifetime sport camp will help players improve hand-eye coordination by focusing on forehand and backhand techniques. A focus will also be on footwork, drills, game strategy, etiquette, safety, and sportsmanship all while having fun. Squash is about coordination rather than strength and therefore is enjoyed equally by all. Equipment, including goggles, is provided.  

Dates Ages Price
August 20 — 24 8 — 10 $279

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 18 – 22 6 – 8 $294
June 25 – 29 9 – 11  $294
June 25 – 29 6 – 8 $294
July 16 – 20 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
June 11 — 15 7 — 9 $274
June 11 — 15 11 — 14 $274
June 18 — 22 7 — 9 $274
July 9 — 13 6 — 8 $274
July 23 — 27 8 — 10 $274
July 30 — August 3 6 — 8 $274
July 30 — August 3 9 — 11 $274
August 13 — 17 6 — 8 $274

Track and Field

Track and Field

Track and Field, or Athletics as it is known in many countries, is an athletic event in which contestants compete in various running, jumping, vaulting, hurdling, and throwing competitions. It is also an ancient sport that is commonly practiced today, especially in the Olympics! Campers will spend the week learning about the different events, forms, techniques, and history of Track and Field through fun activities, and then participate in a track meet on the last day. 

Dates Ages Price
June 18 — 22 9 — 11 $264
June 25 — 29 11 — 13 $264

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 25 — 29 9 — 11 $274
August 13 — 17 11 — 14 $274

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. Bon Appetite! We'll supply everything you need. No experience necessary. This camp gets you outside every day for adventure and challenge. An additional waiver is required with registration.

Dates Ages Price
July 16 — 20 9 — 11 $349
July 16 — 20 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 the National Wiffleball Pitcher of the Year!

Dates Ages Price
July 23 — 27 11 — 14 $279
July 30 — August 3 9 — 11 $279
August 13 — 17 9 — 11 $279