About Summer Camp
Each of our campers spends up to 36 hours per week with us in the summer. Time spent in quality summer programs is vital to the growth and development of each individual. We use our camp core values as a road map for how to spend our days.
Everyone belongs here. Together we build community where each of us has a unique contribution.
Our staff works together as a team to make camp wonderful! They have character and integrity that make them great role models for our campers.
We explore the world around us and enjoy learning new things.
We empower campers to find their inner voice and work toward their goals.
Our staff is trained to help campers foster friendships by being respectful and kind to others.
We work hard at finishing what we start and overcoming obstacles in our path.
We go places and try new things!
We learn leadership by teaching what great leaders do and say.
Zest for life
Living life with a sense of excitement, anticipation, and energy. Approaching life as an adventure.
We are thankful to have warm days, great leaders, and lots of kids to fill our summers!
Meet our summer camp staff
Every member of our Camp Leadership Team has an extensive background in summer camps. Our camp staff is made up of a team of people who come from a variety of backgrounds. Many of them were campers themselves. They ae future teachers, artists, engineers, medical professionals, police officers, and more. From out Junior staff to our Leaders, we share an excitement for camp and the community we create.
Jen Gillard, CTRS
Jen has been working year round with the Recreation and Parks Department for 17 years. She has been working at various summer camps since she started volunteering at Camp Manitou at age 13.
Community Activity Center (Recreation and Parks Department)
5600 85th Ave. N.
Brooklyn Park, MN 55443
View map and directions to the Community Activity Center
September through May office hours
Sunday through Saturday, 8 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.
June through August office hours
Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday, closed unless we have a scheduled event or activity.
Hours may vary based on events, activities and holidays.
Phone and email
Email Jen Gillard