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Welcome to Your Passport to Summer!

By YWCA Minneapolis
March 15, 2023
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It’s never too early to think about summer. In fact, YWCA Minneapolis is inviting you to join us this summer as we travel around the world! Our summer camps are a safe, fun and diverse learning experiences designed for many ages, skill sets and interests. Explore art, music and science while celebrating cultures and traditions from Brazil to Japan. Built on a foundation of teamwork, friendship and fun, kids get moving with fitness, learn through field trip experiences and engaging STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) projects and discover nature and the city!

Travel Around the World

Imagine traveling to Spain, Mexico, Somalia, and Costa Rica. Last year, as part of the our summer “Passport to Summer” camp, children learned about these four countries and more. The children made maracas and drums, learned native dances from Costa Rica and listened to music native to the nine countries they studied. They learned Somali and Arabic greetings and learned and performed a short Somali folk tale. At the end of the week, a new stamp was added to their “passports.”

What to Expect

Each day during summer day camp offers fun activities for the campers to participate in. We start each day with a morning meeting outlining the schedule and activities for the day. There will be art, music, STEAM activities as well as opportunities to play in the gym or outside on the playground. There are outdoor games to play as a group or with a partner. After a busy morning and lunch campers get a chance to rest and read their favorite book or play quiet games. The afternoons are just as busy with more outdoor play, STEAM activities and working in the garden planters. Each week our Early Childhood Education enrichment specialist spends time with the campers learning and participating in STEAM activities. Of course, there is also breakfast, lunch and snack.

This year, we will be having new adventures to ten new countries like the Philippines, Sweden and Nigeria, exploring the traditions, cultures, language, music, food, art and other information of interest to the campers. This year, the enrichment specialist will be teaching the campers about textile art (yarn, ribbon and fabric) and textile artists. So pack your suitcase and grab your boarding pass and passport to join us on another exciting trip around the world! We look forward to seeing you.

Learn more about YWCA Summer camp