Programs

Program Title Subject Description Age Months Offered Program Location
Energy and U Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math On stage presentation of chemical demonstrations to groups of ~350 elementary school kids. 3-4 student volunteers join presenter on stage during show. 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 Jan, May Twin Cities (central MN)
Youth Engagement in Arboriculture Food, Agriculture, and Natural Resource Sciences, Leadership and Citizenship, Recreation YEA introduces youth to the value of urban natural resources, sending participants home with a tangible and memorable experience by safely and technically ascending trees assisted by professional arborists, University faculty, staff, and students. 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18 Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec Twin Cities (central MN)
Minnesota Writing Project Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math, Communication, Diversity, History, Languages, and Social Studies The Minnesota Writing Project facilitates summer camps for students in grades 1–12. Our leaders are currently practicing licensed teachers experienced in authorship in many different forms. 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18 Jun, Jul Twin Cities (central MN)
Cool Chemistry Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Chemistry outreach event for girls in 7th and 8th grades 12, 13, 14 Apr Twin Cities (central MN)
Hatchday Party Food, Agriculture, and Natural Resource Sciences, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Celebrate your birthday with The Raptor Center! This two hour celebration consists of a program where participants will see three different raptors on the glove, a private tour of our education facilities for party guests, and a 1-hour party room rental. 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13 Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec Twin Cities (central MN)
Red-Tail Trail Scout Program Food, Agriculture, and Natural Resource Sciences, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Treat your troop to a raptor learning adventure. We offer both on-site and at-your-site programs for Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts of all ages. Scouts will learn about Minnesota raptors and how humans impact the birds' environment. 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18 Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec Twin Cities (central MN)
The Raptors of Minnesota Program Food, Agriculture, and Natural Resource Sciences, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math This program is ideal for groups or interactive family events. We explore the different raptors found in Minnesota and their role in the environment. Participants learn the three key features of raptors and learn why they are different from other birds. 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18 Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec Twin Cities (central MN)
UMC Winter Volleyball Camp Recreation To teach individual volleyball skills/techniques to athletes who are interested in volleyball 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18 Feb Crookston (Northwest MN)
UMC Winter Volleyball Camp Recreation To teach individual volleyball skills/techniques to athletes who are interested in volleyball 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18 Feb Crookston (Northwest MN)
UMC Baseball Prospect Camp Recreation Skill Instruction and Development in hitting, defense, and pitching 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18 Feb Crookston (Northwest MN)
Discover STEM Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Week-long summer day camps for high school students that offer a hands-on introduction to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics opportunities. Students experience campus life, learn more about academic programs, and explore potential careers t 15, 16, 17, 18 Jun, Jul, Aug Twin Cities (central MN)
Eureka! Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Eureka! is a five-year summer and school year program for girls focused on science, technology, engineering, and math. Run as a partnership between the College of Science and Engineering and Girls, Inc at the YWCA of Minneapolis, the Eureka! program build 11, 12, 13, 14 Jun, Jul Twin Cities (central MN)
Economics Challenge Communication, Diversity, History, Languages, and Social Studies In the Economics Challenge, teams of students compete in a series of challenging tests of their economic understanding and reasoning abilities. Teams compete at the regional (in-person or online) and state level in the spring 14, 15, 16, 17, 18 Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr Online, Twin Cities (central MN)
STEM Discovery Day Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math This is a hands-on science, technology, engineering and math activities day designed for middle and high school students here at UMD. This is a free all-day event, including lunch for registered students! 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18 Mar Duluth (Northeast MN)
Personal Finance Decathlon (State competition 4/14/20 & 1/1/20-3/23/20 is done online) Communication, Diversity, History, Languages, and Social Studies The Personal Finance Decathlon is an exciting competition for high school students that engages students' content knowledge and critical and creative thinking skills. 14, 15, 16, 17, 18 Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr Online, Twin Cities (central MN)
UMD KIDSROCK Art, Design, Music, and Theater, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math, Recreation RSOP offers ten weeks of summer camp for children ages 5-15 years old with additional one-week Specialty Camps for kids 8-12 years old, and a Junior Counselor Program for teenagers 15-18 years old. Each week of camp offers a new mix of themed events (Colo 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15 Jun, Jul, Aug Duluth (Northeast MN)
Med City Youth Institute Food, Agriculture, and Natural Resource Sciences, Health, Nutrition, and Human Development 3-hour event for HS students to share their research, compete for World Food Prize honors, and learn about UMR and Mayo Clinic opportunities 15, 16, 17, 18 Apr Rochester (Southeast MN), Online
University Youth & Community Programs Summer Day Camps Food, Agriculture, and Natural Resource Sciences, Art, Design, Music, and Theater, Health, Nutrition, and Human Development, Leadership and Citizenship, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math, Communication, Diversity, History, Languages, and Social Studies, Recreation, Business Summer Youth Programs are structured as weekly day camps. All camps feature rock climbing, swimming, high quality facilities, and energetic staff to create a full day of quality activities and a summer like no other. 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17 Jun, Jul, Aug Twin Cities (Central MN)
Culture and Language Integration in Chinese and English Food, Agriculture, and Natural Resource Sciences, Art, Design, Music, and Theater, Health, Nutrition, and Human Development, Communication, Diversity, History, Languages, and Social Studies, Recreation In this program, we conduct weekly 90-minute conversation sessions for American high school students who graduated from K-8 Chinese immersion schools, using the native language of each group as resource for the other group. 14, 15, 16, 17, 18 Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec Twin Cities (Central MN), Online
Emerging Leaders of Color Business Emerging Leaders of Color (ELOC) is a free 8-month pathway program for underrepresented high school students, introducing them to: Business classes, faculty, and career options Professional development Networking with professionals from the Twin Cities c 15, 16, 17, 18 Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec Twin Cities (Central MN)
Machine Learning Summer Camp for High School Students Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math A one week remote learning experience for high school students with an interest in math and machine learning 17, 18 Jul Online
Minnesota Writing Project Online Summer Camps Communication, Diversity, History, Languages, and Social Studies Offering time and inspiration, these one-week camps support writers in a collaborative, non-evaluative atmosphere where they can explore and create in a variety of genres. 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18 Jun Online
Youth Farm and Tractor Safety Certification Program Food, Agriculture, and Natural Resource Sciences Hybrid course for youth to learn about farm safety and to get certified in tractor safety under Department of Labor laws. 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15 May, Jun, Jul Crookston (Northwest MN), Morris (West Central MN), Rochester (Southeast MN), Southwest MN, Twin Cities (Central MN), Online
Minnesota Youth Institute Food, Agriculture, and Natural Resource Sciences, Health, Nutrition, and Human Development, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math MNYI is a program that engages high school students in solving local and global hunger issues. 14, 15, 16, 17, 18 May Online
TRIO Upward Bound Health, Nutrition, and Human Development, Leadership and Citizenship, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math, Communication, Diversity, History, Languages, and Social Studies, Recreation TRIO Upward Bound (TRIO UB) is an academic and college preparatory program funded by the US Department of Education. The purpose of TRIO UB is to develop the skills and motivation necessary for students to successfully complete high school and to enter an 14, 15, 16, 17, 18 Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec Twin Cities (Central MN)