What is EdVenture Club-Summer?
EdVenture Club-Summer is an exciting and engaging summer camp program for students who have completed Kindergarten through fifth grade by June 2014. EdVenture Club-Summer (formerly Club Summer), in its 22nd year, provides weekly mini-camps five days a week throughout the summer months and is conveniently located at Hassan, Otsego (new this year!), Parker, Rogers, Twin Lakes and Zimmerman Elementary Schools. EdVenture Club-Summer features both full-time and part-time options. Full-time allows your child to attend our program five days a week from 6:00am to 6:00pm. Part-time allows you to plan child’s care around your schedule. Youth will experience fun projects, hands-on learning, a weekly field trip and recreational activities while strengthening relationships in a structured, caring environment.
Why attend EdVenture Club-Summer full-time, 5 days a week?
EdVenture Club-Summer is an amazing experience for kids. Each week features a different mini-camp and a field trip that is included in the full-time price. Children benefit from five days a week because they experience a fuller curriculum with hands-on experiences. They also have opportunities for connecting with friends, choice time and endless opportunities with our “activity boxes.” As a bonus, when you sign up for a full week the average daily rate is less than the part-time daily rate (more than six hours/day).
What is the benefit of using EdVenture Club-Summer part-time?
Using EdVenture Club-Summer part-time is a flexible option to meet a family’s needs and is built to fit around your schedule. You can choose 1-5 days per week and choose six hours or less per day for $23/day, or more than six hours a day for $34/day; this year fees include the weekly field trip if attending on the day of the field trip. Is your student attending summer Targeted Services? Our part-time EdVenture Club-Summer option conveniently wraps around their schedule.
Tell me about your staff.
All of our staff are ISD 728 School District employees who have gone through a comprehensive background check. In addition, they are CPR and First-Aid trained and have received numerous hours of training on child development, social skills, special-needs and more. Check out our site leader bios and photos on this website.
Our staff are also selected because they truly enjoy working with children. Our staff are welcoming, caring individuals who encourage connections with other children as well as staff.
What if my child has special needs?
We have staff that specialize in special needs children and have the background and training to work successfully with your child. Based on your child’s needs, one-on-one staffing may be available.
Who can attend EdVenture Club-Summer?
Students in public or private schools, in-district or out-of-district...everyone is welcome! Children must have completed grades K, 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5 by June 2014.
What will my child do at EdVenture Club-Summer?
Each week features exciting new themes for students ranging from cooking, acting, music and more with students participating in academic and recreation activities on a daily basis. Free time is also available each day. Classes are divided by grade level at a 1:15 staff-to-student ratio.
What are some examples of field trips you take?
• MN Twins • St. Louis Park Aquatic Center • Bunker Beach • Minnesota Zoo
A full list of field trip destinations, dates and locations will be posted on this website in the near future.
Why EdVenture Club-Summer and not day care?
The benefits of EdVenture Club-Summer include taking advantage of weekly field trips to exciting places, sharing time with friends of the same age, new learning experiences, recreation activities and use of school facilities. Swim lessons are also offered to Full Time Club Summer participants with no extra charge. EdVenture Club-Summer qualifies as a tax deduction just the same as your day care. Now that’s worth it!
Full-time and part-time locations for Club Summer 2013 are Hassan, Otsego, Parker, Rogers, Twin Lakes and Zimmerman Elementary Schools. You can mix and match your locations.
How much does it cost?
Full-time, M-F, 6am-6pm
2014 Weekly Rate: $140 (includes field trip)
Part-time, M-F, 6 hours or less
2014 Daily Rate: $23 (includes field trip if scheduled to attend day of field trip)
Part-time, M-F, more than 6 hours
2014 Daily Rate: $30 (includes field trip if scheduled to attend day of field trip)
How do I register for EdVenture Club-Summer?
Click on the link for the "EdVenture Club-Summer Registration Forms" page on the left. Download and print the EdVenture Club-Summer forms and submit.
Or register online at https://www.ezchildtrack.com/728communityed/ParentLogin.aspx (or click on the link to the left).