Summer Power is a flexible full-day enrichment program focused on quality, small group, age-appropriate activities. Kids stay active with three field trips per week, 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.
River Valley YMCA
3575 North Berens Road NW.
Prior Lake, MN 55379
Red Oak Elementary
7700 Old Carriage Court
Shakopee, MN 55379
1601 Lusitano Lane
Shakopee, MN 55379
Dates & Hours
For youth entering grades 1 – 5 in fall: River Valley only.
Entering grades 2 – 5 in fall: Shakopee only.
June 8 – September 4, Monday – Friday (No program July 3)
Summer Send-Off at River Valley YMCA only: week of August 31. (Space is Limited)
Program Hours: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Drop-off: 6:15 a.m. – 9 a.m.
Pick-up: 4 p.m. – 6:15 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.
- $156 – 3 days/wk.
- $193 – 4 days/wk.
- $222 – 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 8 - 12: Summer of Superheroes
It is a bird, it is a plane, it is…. a 2nd grader! This week we’ll be creating our very own superheroes with origin stories, powers and abilities, and nemeses. We will get a chance to learn about what makes a person a real-life superhero and by putting a superhero spin on both classic games and new games alike.
June 15 - 19: Full STEAM Ahead
Interested in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math? This week of activities, involve hands on interactive projects introducing kids to STEAM projects. Welcome to the world of amazing experiences that make you say WOW!
June 22 - 26: Let’s Get Fit!
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, swimming, and dancing to keep us up and moving!
June 29 - July 2: Party in the USA
An unforgettable adventure awaits you in this week of summer fun! We will participate in activities that celebrate our country and community, show pride in our citizens, culture, and land. Activities and games might include whiffle ball, four square, a community clean-up, and field trips to historical destinations.
July 6 - 10: Space Invaders
Join us for a trip across the galaxy! A great week for any science and science fiction lovers out there. Our young explorers will need their wits about them as they encounter astronauts, aliens, and asteroids in our games. To infinity…and beyond!
July 13 - 17: Splash and Dash
Beat the summer heat with splash-tacular fun! Get soaked in this water-filled week of swimming, water balloon games, water relays, sprinklers, and more.
July 20 - 24: A Pirate’s Life
Arrr matey! This week, we will all be channeling our inner pirates. Create your very own treasure maps, and pirate outfits including hats and eyepatches. We will be playing several pirate and nautical themed games, and learning that the most important parts of surviving the harsh sea with your crew is Teamwork and a Can-Do Attitude!
July 27 - 31: Summer Olympic Fever
Lace up your running shoes, because we are sprinting into Tokyo! Cheer on your favorite athletes from around the world while we learn about the history of the Olympics and participate in the games and pageantry that come with an event that only occurs every 4 years. Don’t miss your chance for gold!
August 3 - 7: Survivor: Mission Impossible
Your mission if you choose to accept it - decipher codes, analyze fingerprints, find clues to a scavenger hunt, solve mazes and obstacle courses, compete in Minute to Win it games, participate in relay challenges, and support your team on the Survivor Challenge Game Day to prove you are a Survivor.
August 10 - 14: International Adventures
This week your child will get to 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. We will be exploring and highlighting many of the games, art forms, and daily customs representative of our neighbors around the world.
August 17 - 21: Holiday Week
Let’s celebrate! Monday is New Year’s Eve so let’s count down the clock and party like it’s 1999! Tuesday we will spread the Summer Power love with our version of Valentine’s Day. Wednesday we’ll celebrate Halloween with plenty of spooktacular activities. Thursday is a day to give thanks as we celebrate Thanksgiving. Friday is everyone’s honorary birthday and we’ll party with a birthday bash!
August 24 - 28: Junior Naturalists
The great outdoors beckons you during this fun-filled week complete with bugs, nature crafts, outdoor scavenger hunts, nature hikes, and more! Be prepared to be amazed by the wonderful world around us!
August 31 - September 4: Summer Power Rewind
Did you love all the water games during Splash and Dash week? Did you want to be a pirate or a space invader 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.