About Youth Programs

Forces of Nature, Summer 2021 Youth Programs, Ages 6-17, A summer like no other

Forces of Nature

Come along on a new adventure with YP! Our summer programming will look different this year, with new formats and exciting activity sessions, Learn-to-Programming, virtual & hybrid camps, camp-in-a-box and stand-alone activity boxes. Opportunities to participate will fall within our traditional five topic areas (Minnesota Sport Schools, Kids' University, Discovering 'U', Gopher Adventures, and Youth Leadership Program), but the structure of the offerings will vary greatly across the different formats we are offering. With all of these options, you're sure to find something that fits your interests and needs. With the call to be flexible and vigilant this year as our public health situation evolves and changes, the most up-to-date program information will be found here on our website. Registration for In-person, Virtual & Hybrid Programs opens online Tuesday, March 23rd at 8:00am. Camp-in-a-Box and Activity Boxes will be available for online purchase beginning March 31st.


Purchase Activity Box & Camp-in-a-Box Here (Select 'Summer 2021' for the Semester)

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

2021 Summer Program Brochure

Parent / Guardian Handbook

University Youth Programs
St Paul Gymnasium
1536 N Cleveland Ave
St Paul, MN 55108
Kids' University
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.
Minnesota Sports Schools
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. 
Discovering 'U'
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.
Gopher Adventures
Gopher Adventures offer weeks filled with fun and active days. Small, age-appropriate groups are great for developing interests, friendships, and problem-solving skills.
Youth Leadership Program
Get ready for adventure, build confidence and gain experience as you learn leadership and team-building skills in the Youth Leadership Program for 14 - 17 year olds.
Financial Assistance
Donations enable youth to have a summer camp experience by providing support to families who have genuine financial need. Info & how to apply for assistance found here.
parent/guardian info
Parents and guardians can find all of the necessary documentation needed to register a child for a program and what you'll need to know before attending.
Kids' Night Out
Join Youth Programs for an evening of fun. Youth participants will enjoy swimming, rock climbing, gym games and pizza dinner.