About Youth Programs

youth programs summer 2022 brand: better together

Better Together

We are better TOGETHER. Come along with YP for a summer of full-day, in-person programming. Opportunities to participate will fall within our traditional topic areas (Minnesota Sport Schools, Kids’ University, Discovering ‘U’, and Gopher Adventures) and the Learn To: Climbing Club program. Back for 2022, all youth camp sessions will include swimming and indoor rock climbing in addition to hands-on activities, themed projects, arts & crafts, and recreational games. Interested in a speciality topic? Programming in Minnesota Sport Schools, Kids’ University, and Discovering ‘U’ features 2-3 hours of instruction on a variety of topics including sports, art, natural sciences, and technology. Not ready for the fun to end? Join YP on select evenings each week for Climbing Clubs where youth will have the opportunity to explore the sport of rock climbing. Or purchase our Camp-in-a-Box and Activity Boxes for an at-home experience. Registration for summer programming opens online Monday, February 14th at 6:00am.


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.

2022 Summer Program Brochure

Parent / Guardian Handbook

University Youth Programs
St Paul Gymnasium
1536 N Cleveland Ave
St Paul, MN 55108
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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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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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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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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.
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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.