The DEN - Middle School Summer Program

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    Imagine a summer where you get to hang out with your friends, participate in fun and active enrichment camps, take weekly field trips, try something new, join a student-led club or try a new sport!

    Join The DEN, our full day, middle school exclusive, youth program that will offer your child the chance to build socialization skills, experience their local community, use their creative and academic brain throughout the summer and have fun in a safe, welcoming environment. Kids who participate in The DEN are involved in choosing their activities for each day and what field trips they want to take. This program is specifically designed just for middle school students!

    The DEN Experience

    The DEN provides time for hanging out with friends, playing games, participating in sports and creating student-led clubs. You will have the chance to bring out your inner artist, create crafts, and spend time with a good book from the library. Our counselors are here to help provide a safe and secure place for you to be, while allowing you to help guide what you want to do this summer! Kids at The DEN will be left with a summer full of great memories!

    Student Choice
    This isn’t an ordinary program! In addition to awesome staff-led activities, you will help guide our activities. Start a photography, gaming club or fitness club. Choose from a list of enrichment activities and field trips.

    Enrichment Activities
    Each week, you will have the opportunity to participate in a choice of enrichment activities, like arts, STEM and sports camps.

    Open swim at Blanchard Aquatic Center
    Take a dip in the newest addition to our schools, the Blanchard Aquatic Center! You will have access to this facility twice each week.

    Field Trips & Off-Site Experiences
    Worried you will be stuck inside all summer? Not at The DEN! Join us each Thursday for a fun field trip around the local area!

    2023 Field Trips:

    • June 22: Grand Slam
    • June 29: MN Zoo
    • July 13: River Springs Water Park
    • July 20: Dairy Delight, Baldy's Tap Ins & Lakeville Art Center
    • July 27: Skateville Rollerskating Center
    • August 3: Cascade Bay Water Park
    • August 10: Edina Aquatics Center