Kids & Company: Summer Program


Summer 2019 registration is closed. 


 Summer program runs

Friday, June 14 to Wednesday, August 21.
Hours: 6:30 am - 6:15 pm


Summer Programming is for children 

entering grades 1-8 next school year.

Your child's summer adventure includes:

Our summer program includes a weekly trip to an outdoor community pool, community service activities, clubs, special events, and a weekly field trip. Field trips vary by age. Summer also includes time for reading, arts and crafts, and time with friends.

We offer flexible scheduling for parents needing child-care either full time or for a minimum of 10 days throughout the summer. Register by April 15th to be guaranteed placement.

Highlights include:

Kids & Company: Grades 1-4
We offer exciting and enriching summer programming, that allows your child to experience the fun that summer time brings. Enjoy a full calendar of special events, field trips, swimming days, clubs, and daily activities.
Grades 1-2
: nature center, indoor park, or a play.
Grades 3-4: waterslide, tour event, or mini golf.

BLinK: Grade 5-6 (Building Leadership in Kids)
BLinK is being specially designed for youth entering grades 5-6. Join BLinK for challenge activities, open gym, rec room, service learning projects, swimming and great field trips — all designed with the tween in mind!

L.E.A.D.: Grades 7-8 (Leadership, Enrichment, Academics and Dreams)
L.E.A.D. is being specially designed for youth entering grades 7-8. L.E.A.D. encourages leadership, making a difference with service learning, positive social interaction, all kinds of activities youth enjoy, and most of all, fun! Field trips and daily events will be student-driven. Guaranteed FUN with challenge activities, open gym, service learning projects, swimming, and field trips. 

Transportation to/from Meadowbrook to Katherine Curren/Ubah is available for BLinK and LEAD youth.  Cost is $5/day or max of $150 for the summer.

BLinK and L.E.A.D. Summer Location information:


This summer, Kids & Company/BLinK/L.E.A.D. will offer our older youth programming for 5th - 8th grade in the downtown Hopkins area. Both North and West Junior High Schools and Hopkins High School will be under construction this summer. This gives Community Education the opportunity to program out of Katherine Curren Elementary School and the Hopkins Pavilion. Katherine Curren is a Hopkins School District building that has been leased to a charter school, Ubah Medical Academy, for the past 10 years. Ubah Medical Academy has a small summer program and we will be sharing space in the building this summer with that program.

Our staff takes great pride in our older youth summer programming. We will continue to offer students amazing experiences through trips, site programming, pool options, service projects and daily activities. Staff are also excited for youth to have a playground and Central Park to further expand programming as well as the many opportunities for nearby walking trips. If you have any questions about our older youth programming please contact Kim or Jaime using the avenues listed below.


 Kim Feist (BLinK) 952-988-5316

Jaime Grossman (LEAD) 952-988-5142

Register for L.E.A.D. HERE

Summer Calendars

  • Alice Smith Elementary, (Grades 1 - 4) 801 Minnetonka Mills Rd, Hopkins, MN 55343 
  • Gatewood Elementary, (Grades 1 - 4) 14900 Gatewood Dr, Minnetonka, MN 55345
  • Meadowbrook Elementary, (Grades 1 - 4) 5430 Glenwood Ave, Golden Valley, MN 55422
  • Katherine Curren/Ubah, (BLinK Grade 5 - 6) 1600 Mainstreet, Hopkins, MN 55343
  • Katherine Curren/Ubah/Pavillion, (LEAD Grades 7 - 8) 1600 Mainstreet, Hopkins, MN 55343

Free Breakfast and Lunch Program will be offered at Alice Smith Elementary, Gatewood Elementary, and Katherine Curren/Ubah through the Hopkins Schools Student Nutrition Department. This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

2019 Summer Rates

  • 30 or more days is $39/day
  • 20 - 29 days is $44/day
  • 10 - 19 days is $50/day