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Summer Camps

About Camp

NOTE: Summer camps have been canceled for 2020 due to COVID-19. Please check our Summer Recreation page for the latest programming updates.

Summer camps have a tremendous impact on young people. Having the chance to spend quality time with caring adult staff allows campers to develop character strengths and social-emotional skills necessary for their future success. We strive to bring out the best in every child by filling their days with meaningful experiences and fun. Our work is built around our camp values:

Community – Teamwork – Learning – Self-Reliance – Friendship – Grit – Adventure – Leadership- Zest for Life- Gratitude

Camp curriculum includes science, nature exploration, art, games, clubs, active play and themed activities each week. Activities are led by summer camp staff as well as specialists in the areas of science, nature, and art. The camp day includes large group, small group, and choice time.

Brooklyn Park Summer Camp has 4 locations:

  • Camp CAC – Community Activity Center 5600 – 85th Ave N
  • Camp Monroe – Monroe Park Building 700  Meadowwood Drive
  • Camp Northwoods – Northwoods Park  7600 -107th Ave N
  • Camp Willowstone – Willowstone Park 1909 -95th Ave N

Brooklyn Park Summer Camp is for kids entering Kindergarten to 8th grade.

Additional information:

  • Kids must be 5 years old by September 1, 2020 and entering kindergarten to participate. Please note we are active at camp all day and do not have a rest period for younger children.
  • Campers attending all day will have supervised lunch hour and will need to bring a lunch and snack daily.
  • Campers attending in the afternoon need to bring a snack each day.
  • We also have Preschool Nature Camp for children age 3-5.

Daily Schedule

Time Activity
8-8:45am Check In and quiet games/playground
8:45-9:00am Song Circle – All camp sing along!
9-9:15am Morning Meeting – Meet with group to talk through the day
9:15-11:15 Activity block – Art, science, literacy, nature, games, and other activities
11:15-11:30am Check out for morning campers
11:30am-12:30pm Lunch Bunch for full day campers
12:30-12:45pm Afternoon Check in/Song Circle/Afternoon Meeting
12:45-2:15pm Activity block – Art, science, literacy, nature, games, and other activities
2:15-2:45pm Snack & Reading Time
2:45-3:15pm Choice Time – There are 3- 4 planned activities offered at this time. Kids can self-select where they want to go each day.
3:15-3:30pm Clean up
3:30-4:30pm Big Game – This is a game that the whole camp plays together: Trench, 4 corners, Quidditch, etc. The 5-6 yr olds are usually offered an alternate activity if they prefer not to play.
4:30-5:00pm Check Out