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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 20 — 24 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 8 – 12 9 – 11 $334
June 8 – 12 12 – 15  $334
June 15 – 19 9 – 11 $334
June 15 –  19 12 – 15 $334
June 22 – 26 9 – 11 $334
July 6 – 10 9 – 11 $334

 

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 8 – 12 6 – 8 $269
July 6 – 10 7 – 9 $269
July 6 – 10 11 – 13 $269
July 13 – 17 8 – 10 $269
August 3 – 7 8 – 10 $269
August 17 – 21 6 – 8 $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 perform water 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
June 22 — 26 12 — 15 $334
August 10 — 14 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. 

Dates Ages Price
June 22 — 26 11 — 13 $279
July 6 — 10 10 — 12 $279
July 27 — 31 9 — 11 $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
July 13 — 17 12 — 15 $334
July 27 — 31 11 — 13 $334

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. All equipment provided. 

Dates Ages Price
June 15 — 19 11 — 13 $299
August 10 — 14 9 — 11 $299

Lumberjack Log Rolling

Lumberjack Log Rolling

Get your feet wet with log rolling! This unique sport improves balance, agility, footwork and concentration. Log rolling dates back to the 1800's 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 must 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 27 – 31 9 – 11 $334
August 17 – 21 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 expedition plan and prep, 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
June 8 – 12 9 – 11 $349
June 8 – 12 12 – 15 $349

Recreational Tree Climbing

Recreational Tree Climbing

NEW! Extended instructional time for 2020!

Your next big adventure awaits; recreational tree climbing! Spend approximately 4.5 hours each day with our friends from Youth Engaged Arboriculture and the UMN Department of Forest Resources as you take your tree climbing experience to all new heights. Learn about the tree species around you, as well as 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! At week's end you'll have the opportunity to mentor your peers and show off your skills. This camp is perfect for those brand new to tree climbing, as well as those who have experience. 

Dates Ages Price
July 27 — 31 11 — 14 $459

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
July 6 — 10 9 — 11 $339
July 13 — 17 9 — 11 $339
August 3 — 7 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. An additional waiver is required with registration.

Dates Ages Price
July 27 — 31 12 — 15 $339
August 10 — 14 12 — 15 $339
August 17 — 21 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 8 — 12 7 — 8 $289
June 8 — 12 10 — 12 $289
June 15 — 19 7 — 9 $289
June 22 — 26 8 — 10 $289
July  13 — 17 6 — 8 $289
July  13 — 17 9 — 11 $289
July  20 — 24 10 — 12 $289
August  3 — 7 6 — 8 $289
August  10 — 14 11 — 13 $289

Speed & Agility

Speed & Agility

Get ready for this exciting new camp that introduces young athletes to basic sports performance concepts of conditioning for speed, agility, and quickness. Age appropriate drills to develop strengh, flexibility, and balance will also be presented. 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
August 3 – 7 10 – 11 $294
August 3 – 7 12 – 15 $294

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 22 – 26 6 – 8 $294
July 6 – 10 6 – 8 $294
July 20 – 24 6 – 8  $294
July 20 – 24 9 – 11 $294

Tennis

Tennis

Tennis is for everyone! Have fun learning this lifelong activity as you 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 15 — 19 6 — 8 $279
June 22 — 26 8 — 10 $279
July 13 — 17 8 — 10 $279
July 20 — 24 11 — 13 $279
July 27 — 31 6 — 8 $279
August 3 — 7 7 — 9 $279
August 10 — 14 7 — 9 $279
August 17 — 21 7 — 9 $279

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
June 22 — 26 11 — 13 $269
July 20 — 24 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
August 3 — 7 11 — 14 $279
August 10 — 14 6 — 8 $279
August 17 — 21 9 — 11 $279

Voyageur Campcraft & Cooking

Voyageur Campcraft & Cooking

Camp and eat like a hearty Voyageur. No reservations necessary, mes amis! 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.  An additional waiver is required with registration. Dress for outdoor activity.

Dates Ages Price
June 15 — 19 9 — 11 $349
June 15 — 19 12 — 15 $349