Outdoor summer adventure weeks - ages 7-9 - Hearts and Minds Learning Community | Kids Out and About Minneapolis/St. Paul <

Outdoor summer adventure weeks - ages 7-9 - Hearts and Minds Learning Community

Kids ages 7-9 are invited to join our professional early elementary educator for week-long drop-off summer adventures in Roseville (next to Central Park). Each week has a different nature theme focused on play-based learning, crafts, STEM experiments and fun! All outdoors in our field and forest learning spaces.

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The Hearts and Minds Learning Community invites kids ages 7-9 to join us for week-long, drop-off summer adventures led by our professional early elementary educator, Ms. Laura. Join us for one week or join in the fun all summer long! 


WEEK ONE - June 12-16 - 10am-3pm - TREES

Join us as explore and learn to identify different types of trees and discover the importance of trees for humans, animals, bugs and more. From the tips of their leaves to the bottom of their roots, we’ll focus on tree exploration and activities in our outdoor forest space and beyond. We will also begin our summer caterpillar-to-butterfly project as a team.

WEEK TWO - June 19-23 - 10am-3pm - WATER

Join us as splish, splash, run and discover why water is important to every living thing. Bring your swimming suit, we’re definitely going to get soaked! We’re exploring the POWER of water, seeking out water in nature, discovering where water comes from and where it goes and we’re experiencing water with all our five senses. We’ll also “dive deep” into the importance of water by caring for our summer class garden and much more.


WEEK THREE  - June 26-30 - 10am-3pm - EARTH

Let’s get dirty! Join us as we get hands-on and play in the dirt, mud kitchen, learn about soil and the life cycles of plants and plant seeds to begin our summer gardening projects.

WEEK FOUR  - July 10-14 - 10am-3pm - THE SKY AND CLOUDS

Ready to make it rain? We’ll be learning about the cycle of rain, doing some creative experiments and looking up to identify the clouds. We’ll also be exploring the power of the sun and experimenting with how we can use it!


How can we take better care of the earth? What is pollution and how can we reduce our contribution to it? From creating useful things from recycled objects to taking litter collection walks, we’ll be spending the week coming up with clever ways to reduce, reuse and recycle — and encourage others to do so too.

WEEK SIX - July 24-July 28 - 10am-3pm - COLORS OF NATURE

Let’s color our worlds! This week, we’ll be creating natural color wheels with found objects, becoming scientists to experiment with increasingly complex color mixing and more. We’ll be channeling our inner Picassos with creative outdoor natural painting projects and much more.

WEEK SEVEN - July 31 - August 4 - 10am-3pm - ROCKS AND FOSSILS

If you’re all about rocks and fossils, this is the adventure week for you! We’re learning all about rocks — how they’re formed, exploring, investigating and experimenting with rocks, sorting, cleaning, hunting and more! But wait, there’s more! We’ll also be discovering fossils, how they’re formed, making our own fossils, excavating, discovering dinosaurs and more. Calling all geologists and palentologists!!

WEEK EIGHT - August 7-11 - 10am-3pm - ATTENTION CAMPERS

We’re building an outdoor campsite, learning how to make a camp fire, identifying bugs, conducting camping observations and experiments and more! We’ll also begin reaping the rewards of our summer garden!

WEEK NINE -- August 14-18 - 10am-3pm - PACK IN, PACK OUT

THIS IS OUR LAST WEEK OF SUMMER ADVENTURES! We’re wrapping up summer at our campsite, having a bonfire, roasting marshmallows for s’mores, having a blast with camping-themed arts and crafts, experimenting, tracking and more. 



*Times, dates, and prices of any activity posted to our calendars are subject to change. Please be sure to click through directly to the organization’s website to verify.


near Central Park
Roseville, MN, 55113
United States


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10a - 3pm
$225-250/week Use Code: KIDSOUTABOUT23 for $25 off


6-8 years 9-12 years