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Summer Experience

Summer to remember

Give your kids the gift of lasting memories this summer when you sign them up for Bloomington Parks and Rec youth programs. For more information about these programs or to register, call 952-563-8877 or visit

Summer Adventure Playgrounds 

Enjoy classic summer fun at a neighborhood park where activities range from sports and water games to arts and crafts, and field trips. 

Dates: Monday – Friday, June 17 – August 15. (No program July 1 – 5.) Time: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Locations: Brye, Kelly, Poplar Bridge, Running, Sunrise, Smith and Westwood parks. 

Ages: Grades 2 – 7. 

Cost: $125 before June 5; $130 on or after June 5. 

Galaxy Summer of Service and Summer Galaxy 2.0 

Youth are empowered to work together to serve the community and spend time doing other daily activities, including sports, crafts, afternoons at the Bloomington Family Aquatic Center and weekly field trips. 

Dates: Monday – Friday, June 17 – August 19. (No program July 1 – 5.) Time: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. 

Location: Valley View Elementary, 351 East 88th Street. 

Ages: Grades 6 – 7 for Galaxy Summer of Service. Grades 8 – 10 for Summer Galaxy 2.0. 

Cost: $300 for summer. Lunches provided. 

Camp Kota and Kota Kids 

One of Bloomington’s longest-running programs is back for another summer. If your kids love meeting new people, challenges, learning about nature, singing crazy songs and having fun, then Camp Kota and Kota Kids are for them. 

Dates: July 8 – 12, July 15 – 19, July 22 – 26, July 29 –
August 2. (Kota Kids do not attend camp on Fridays.) 

Times: 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. Location: 9140 East Bush Lake Road. 

Ages: Grades K – 1 for Kota Kids; grades 2 – 7 for Camp Kota. 

Cost: $160 Kota Kids per week; $190 Camp Kota per week.