Summer Power is a flexible full-day enrichment program focused on quality, small group, age-appropriate activities. Kids stay active with swimming and group games. We provide a healthy living experience by educating on healthy food choices and the right balance of physical activity. Kids engage in a variety of values-strengthening activities including core elements of science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM), and service projects.
Elk River YMCA
13337 Business Center Drive
Elk River, MN 55330
Dates & Hours
For youth entering grades 1 – 5 in fall
June 14 – September 3, Monday – Friday (No program July 5)
Program Hours: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Drop-off: 6 a.m. – 9 a.m.
Pick-up: 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Exciting guests will be visiting and providing exceptional experiences and special surprises on site because we will not be having field trips this summer to ensure further safety in a known environment.
Customize your child’s summer to fit the needs of your family. Enroll your child for the whole summer, choose a few weeks, or mix it up even more with full and partial weeks.
Choose from 3-, 4- or 5-day options.
- $141 – 3 days/wk.
- $172 – 4 days/wk.
- $193 – 5 days/wk.
Registration Fee – $50 per child, one-time fee, non-refundable. Weekly fee includes all field trip admissions, open swimming, program t-shirt and program supplies. All fees are per child, per week of attendance.
There’s always something fresh and new at Summer Power. Exciting themes guide the weekly activities to keep kids engaged and learning new things.
Please note: these are just a sample of the themes available during Summer Power. Actual themes for each week may vary based on program dates and location.
June 7-11: Animal Safari
Take a stroll through the vast wilderness of the Amazon rainforest, trek through the Australian outback and the plains of Africa, and finally a trip to remember in the tranquil forests of China. Make sure to pack all your favorite expedition gear and prepare for a wild ride!
June 14-18: Rockin’ & Rollin’
This week you will become a Rock Star! Get ready to stomp your feet and move to the beat! This week we will be movin’ and groovin’ to music, creating musical instruments, and having a dance party!
June 21-25: Freshwater Fanatics
Dive into the worlds of lakes, ponds, rivers, and streams. Included this week is a look at native species, as well as tropical - you will see how freshwater ecosystems are at the heart of life everywhere on earth!
June 28-July 2: Now You See Me
Learn the art of magic and take these skills with you to shock your family. Learn the power of deception and misdirection while learning card tricks, and become a magician while performing for your friends.
July 6-9: National Park Adventures
Pack the tent and lace up your hiking boots as we take a trip into some of America's most majestic landscapes and explore the diverse and unique wildlife that lives within.
July 12-16: Welcome to Hollywood
Have you ever dreamed of having your own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame? Let your star shine this week as we explore Hollywood through set and costume design, skits, and more! Lights, camera, action!
July 19-23: Eager Engineering
This week is all about learning how things work! Engineering can be design, building, and use of engines, machines, and structures. The foundation of engineering is Math and Science - now let’s dive into how it all works together!
July 26-30: H2O – Whoa!
There’s no stopping the fun this week! As the sun shines down on us, we look to the water to keep us cool! Kids will participate in water relays, water balloons games, and plenty of other water related fun, so bring a towel and prepared to get soaked!
August 2-6: Fitness Frenzy
Come and join us during this fun filled week to get active and make healthy choices! This week will be full of team challenges, soccer, kickball, relay races, and dancing to keep us up and moving!
August 9-13: Superhero Training
BLAM! POW! Have you ever wanted to transform into a superhero? Come discover what it takes to be a leader and real-life superhero! Grab your cape and join us this week!
August 16-20: Life is Better with Pets
From furry four-legged friends to slithering snakes, dive into all things pet related this week at Summer Power. We’ll explore the many different kinds of pets, and how they can be a source of happiness and companionship.
August 23-27: We Are the World
This week we will learn about other cultures in the most natural way – by playing and having fun! Through activities and games focused on exploring the unique cultures of the world, our participants will realize that we all have much more in common than meets the eye.
August 30-September 3 – Summer Power Rewind
Did you love all the water games during H20-Whoa week? Did you want to be a superhero just one more time this summer? Then you’re in luck! Spend the last week of Summer Power revisiting all of our favorite activities and games as we put the entire summer on rewind.