Summer Programs

Summer 2024 Program Information

In our summer programs, students make deep connections with peers and caring adults while learning and growing in a fun, safe and engaging environment. 

  • Transportation: Bus transportation is available for students enrolled in summer programs. Transportation information will be provided to families eligible for this service at the time they receive other program details.
  • Meals: Free breakfast and lunch will be served.

Elementary and Middle School Programs

Our elementary and middle school summer programs are designed to support and empower students in academic and social emotional development through small class sizes, engaging instruction and enrichment activities. 

2024 program dates (There are no programs the week of July 4):

  • Week 1: June 17-21 (Mon, Tues, Thu and Fri: No school on Juneteenth, however, we will have school on Friday this week)
  • Week 2: June 24-27 (Mon-Thu)
  • Week 3: July 8-11 (Mon-Thu)
  • Week 4: July 15-18 (Mon-Thu)

Elementary (students finishing grades K-4)

    Student hours: 8 a.m.- 2 p.m.
  • Location: Richfield STEM Elementary School
  • Eligibility: Our elementary program is designed to help students accelerate their learning. Families of students in grades K-4 who are recommended for this summer program will be notified and receive registration information during spring teacher conferences. 
  • Curriculum: Students will engage in math, language arts and social-emotional learning curriculum and activities.
  • Enrichment: Students can participate in art, STEM classes, sports, music and more, delivered in collaboration with D.E.L.O.R.E.S. Works.

Middle School (students finishing grades 5-7)

  • Student hours: 8:45 a.m.-1:20 p.m.
  • Location: Richfield Middle School
  • Eligibility: Our middle school summer program is designed to support and empower students in academic and social emotional development through small class sizes, engaging instruction and enrichment activities. All RMS students will be given the opportunity to register for summer programs. Spaces are limited, and preference may be given to students who show the need for academic support. All sixth and seventh grade students can register for the general Summer Program.
  • Curriculum: Students will experience a modified middle school schedule with math, literacy and STEM classes.
  • Enrichment: Students will engage in interest-based enrichment classes that are designed to spark their interests, creativity, teamwork and problem-solving skills. Enrichment programs are provided by middle school staff in partnership with Beacons. 

High School Programs

Our high school summer programs are designed to honor the brilliance each student possesses and channel their efforts toward skills and accomplishments needed for success at the high school level and beyond.  

Spartan Camp (students finishing 8th grade)

  • 2024 program dates (There are no programs the week of July 4):
    • Week 1: July 8-11 (M-Th)
    • Week 2: July 15-18 (M-Th)
    • Week 3: July 22-25 (M-Th)
  • Student hours: 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • Location: Richfield High School
  • Eligibility: Spartan Camp is designed as a bridging opportunity for students who will be attending Richfield High School as ninth graders in the fall. Families of students in grade 8 who are recommended for this summer program will be notified and receive registration information during spring teacher conferences. 
  • Curriculum: Students will experience a modified high school schedule and will become acquainted with the high school building and staff while developing the skills needed for success at the high school level. Classes include study strategies, navigating high school schedules and common issues new high school students face and community building opportunities. Students may earn a .5 elective credit for participating in Spartan Camp.
  • Enrichment: Students will engage in interest-based enrichment classes that are designed to spark their interests, creativity, teamwork and problem-solving skills. Enrichment programs are provided by high school staff in partnership with Beacons. 

Credit Recovery (students finishing grades 9-12)

  • 2024 program dates (There are no programs the week of July 4):
    • Week 1: June 17-21 (Mon, Tues, Thu and Fri: No school on Juneteenth, however, we will have school on Friday this week)
    • Week 2: June 24-27 (Mon-Thu)
    • Week 3: July 8-11 (Mon-Thu)
    • Week 4: July 15-18 (Mon-Thu)
    • Week 5: July 22-25 (Mon-Thu)
  • Student hours: 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • Location: Richfield High School
  • Eligibility: Current high school students needing to recover credits are referred to the program by their counselor. Students will work individually under the supervision and guidance of licensed teachers through online curriculum tailored to the credits they have missed. Students only attend for the length of time needed to recover their credits. This opportunity can help students to get back on track for graduation.

Language Enrichment Academy

Multilingual students identified for this program will enjoy a supportive place to learn and practice English language skills. This program runs concurrently with each grade level summer program listed above and follows the same schedule. Families of students who are recommended for this summer program will be notified and receive registration information during spring teacher conferences. 

Richfield Community Education

A variety of summer activities are planned for all ages: preschool, elementary, teen, family and adult. The districtwide community education catalog is delivered to all school district residents and available online for registration. Participation is open to anyone, regardless of the school they attend or where they live.

Featured youth activities include:

  • Olympic Style Swim Lessons
  • Art and Enrichment camps
  • Theatre Camp 
  • Sports and recreational camps
  • Preschool Adventures
  • Parent and Child Classes
  • Youth Safety Programs
  • Driver Education training
  • Spartan Summer Power

Registration in advance is required for all classes. Explore class options and register online at richfield.ce.eleyo.com. You can also print and return the registration form. Please call 612-243-3000 or email us at communityeducation@rpsmn.org if you have questions about Richfield Community Education.

Beacons

The Richfield Beacons program provides free activities in partnership with our summer programs. The dates follow the summer program dates for each age level. Breakfast, lunch and snacks are included. If interest exceeds capacity, spots in the program will be allocated through a lottery system.

Programs include: Sports, Yoga, Financial Literacy, Cooking Club, STEAM activities, Literacy Fun, Games, Arts & Crafts, DIY Fun and more!

Elementary (students finishing grades K-4)

  • Programs are offered after school for students attending our summer programs. The Beacons registration is embedded in our summer registration form.
  • Location: Richfield STEM Elementary School

Middle School (students finishing grades 5-7)

  • Programs are offered during the school day for students attending summer programs at Richfield Middle School. Registration is combined with the summer registration form.
  • Location: Richfield Middle School

Incoming Freshmen (students finishing grade 8)

  • Welcome freshmen! You will attend the Beacons program during Spartan Camp. Registration is combined with the Spartan Camp registration.

Beacons summer camp!

Looking for a fun, three-week summer camp experience? Look no further! Beacons is offering a summer day camp July 22 - August 8 for students in grades K-8. If interest exceeds capacity, spots in the program will be allocated through a lottery system. Questions about Beacons summer camp can be emailed to Ruth Ochoa-Pineda at rochoapineda@bgc-tc.org.

  • Student hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • Meals: Lunch and snack are provided
  • Programs include: Sports, Yoga, Financial Literacy, Cooking Club, STEAM activities, Literacy Fun, Games, Arts & Crafts, DIY Fun and more!
  • Please complete the online Beacons registration form to enroll in the Beacons Summer Camp: Beacons Summer Camp Registration Form

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