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Summer Camps

Brooklyn Park Recreation and Parks Summer Camp

Summer camps have a tremendous impact on young people. Having a chance to spend quality time with our young adult staff leaves a lasting imprint on campers. It allows them time to develop character strengths and social-emotional skills necessary to their future success. We strive to bring out the best in every child by filling their days with meaningful experiences and fun.

Spend the summer at one of our great camps right in your neighborhood! Take part in science, nature exploration, arts and crafts, games, literacy, active play and more. At camp we take time to hang out with old and new friends. Weekly themes add to the fun.

Why are we here?

Since 1965, the Brooklyn Park Recreation and Parks Department has provided the best parks, facilities, and programs for our residents. We are passionate about the impact recreation has on learning and quality of life. Summer camp is a great way to get outside, try new things, and have a lot of fun!

Who comes to camp?

Our summer camps are for boys and girls entering Kindergarten through 7th grade who love to be outside, work together, and have fun. We also have specialty programs for preschoolers aged 3.5 to 5 and teens ages 13 to 15.

When is camp open?

Our camps are open Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 18 through August 16, 2018 (no regular camp July 2 to 5). We do have flexible scheduling options that allow families to choose their camp schedule for the summer.

Where is each summer camp located?

Camp CAC: Community Activity Center, 5600 85th Ave. N.

Camp Monroe: Monroe School Park Activity Building, 700 Meadowwood Drive

Camp Northwoods: Northwoods Park Activity Building, 7600 107th Ave. N.

Camp Willowstone: Willowstone Park Activity Building, 1909 95th Ave. N.

What will my child do at camp?

Time Activity
8:00 to 8:45 a.m. Check in and quiet games/playground
8:45 to 9:00 a.m. Song circle: all camp sing along!
9:00 to 9:15 a.m. Morning meeting: meet with group to talk through the day. 
9:15 to 11:15 a.m. Activity block: staff plans games, activities, and events.
11:15 to 11:30 a.m. Morning check out
11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Lunch break
12:30 to 12:45 p.m. After check in, song circle, afternoon meeting
12:45 to 2:15 p.m. Activity block: staff plans games, activities, and events.
2:15 to 2:45 p.m. Snack. Community: camp clean up or community service project. Reflection: debrief and talk about the day
2:45 to 3:15 p.m. Choice time: campers can self-select which activity they would like to do
3:15 to 3:30 p.m. Reading
3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Big game: the whole camp plays a Big Game together like Trench, 4 Corners, Quidditch, etc.
4:30 to 5:00 p.m. Chill out and check out

We have different themes each week that enhance our activity options!

Registration is closed for 2018

Registration for 2019 will open in January.

Contact us

Community Activity Center (Recreation and Parks Department)

5600 85th Ave. N.
Brooklyn Park, MN 55443
View map and directions to the Community Activity Center

Holiday hours

We are closed Monday and Tuesday, December 24 and 25 and Tuesday, January 1.

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

Jen Gillard
Email Jen Gillard

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