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Summer youth participants learn canoe skills.

The UMD KIDSROCK program offers nine weeks of summer camp for children ages 5-15 years old with additional one-week Specialty Camps for kids 8-12 years old, and a Junior Counselor Program for teenagers 15-18 years old. Each week of camp offers a new mix of themed events (Color Week, Zoo Week, Olympic Week, etc.) which include exciting games and activities for kids of all ages! Activities might include indoor rock climbing, bowling, canoeing, swimming, outdoor rock climbing, talent show, nature adventures, arts & crafts, paddle boarding, non-competitive team sports, puzzle games and much more! The registration fee includes all equipment, art supplies, instruction and a camp T-shirt. Transportation to and from camp most be provided for each campers as well as bag lunch/snacks, swimsuit/goggles, towel, hat, tennis shoes, and appropriate indoor/outdoor clothing for daily activities and weather conditions. As part of the Registration Packet you will receive camp information (items to bring, camp rules, directional maps, camp itinerary, etc.) and participant forms to complete for each youth participant (health forms, swim form, etc.).!


Registration for UMD KIDSROCK will begin on March 25th during the Northland Community Wellness Day in the UMD Romano Gymnasium (10:00am-2:00pm). All camp purchases made during the community Wellness event, will receive the UMD Faculty & Staff 5% discount, PLUS an additional 5% off, for early registration, on the final cost. Registration is based upon first come, full payment basis.


The Post Camp program is for guardians that need to pick up their child later than the scheduled check-out time of 4:45pm. The Post Camp program will be staffed by RSOP youth camp staff and is designed to be a supervised play time for kids to have fun and hangout while waiting for their ride home (until 5:30pm). You may sign your child up for Post Camp when registering for KIDSROCK at a cost of $15.00 per week. Any participant not registered for the Post Camp Weekly Fee that is picked up after 4:45pm will be charged the Post Camp Daily Fee of $5 per occurrence; for more details concerning the Post Camp program, please visit the RSOP website.


The Junior Counselor (JC) program offers 15-18 year olds an opportunity to experience the responsibilities of camp operations in a fun learning environment. Those interested in applying to be a KIDSROCK JC this summer will need to take initiative by visiting the RSOP website to print an application and following the application process. Deadline to submit a JC Program application is before May 20th, 2017. The weekly registration fee is $95.00, and includes camp training with American Red Cross certifications in First Aid and CPR. For more information concerning the JC program, please email with your questions.


These week long camps provide an exciting environment for children to be active, creative, and learn within small age-appropriate groups. Weekly themes include carnival days, animals, talent show, Minnesota days, and many more (limit 50 campers/week).

VENTURE CAMP (12-15yo)

These week long camps that provide a stimulating social and active environment with age-appropriate weekly programming for young teenagers that include leadership, outdoor exploration, health and wellness, science/technology, and many more (limit 20 campers/week).


These week long camps provide campers firsthand experience, training, knowledge, skills, and practice in climbing indoor and outdoor for all levels and abilities (limit 14 campers/week). Camper will utilize the two indoor climbing walls at UMD and take climbing trips to Ely's Peak, Silver Cliff, and Whoopee Wall.

BIKING CAMP (8-12yo)

These week long camps provide campers firsthand experience, training, knowledge, skills, and practice in road biking and trail riding for all levels and abilities (limit 14 campers/week). Campers will ride their bikes around UMD Campus, through Hartley Park and Lester Park trails and the many other local bike trails.

RIVER CAMP (8-12yo)

These week long camps provide campers firsthand experience, training, knowledge, skills, and practice in paddle sports and river activities for all levels and abilities (limit 14 campers/week). Campers will explore and learn about the local rivers and Lake Superior while canoeing, paddle boarding and enjoy other paddle sports.

JC PROGRAM (15-18yo)

This program offers teenagers and young adults an opportunity to experience the responsibilities of camp operations in a fun learning environment.


Summer 2017 Schedule

June 12-16 June 19-23 June 26-30 July 5-7 July 10-14 July 17-21 July 24-28 July 31-Aug 4 Aug 7-11
CLASSIC CAMP (5-12 YEARS OLD) $170 $170 $170 $100 $170 $170 $170 $170 $170
VENTURE CAMP (13-15 YEARS OLD) $170 $170 $170 $100 $170 $170 $170 $170 $170
CLIMBING CAMP (8-12 YEARS OLD) $210 $210  
BIKING CAMP (8-12 YEARS OLD) $210 $210  
RIVER CAMP (8-12 YEARS OLD) $210 $210  
POST-CAMP $15 $15 $15 $15 $15 $15 $15 $15 $15


DROP-OFF 7:45 – 9:00am
KIDSROCK 9:00am – 4:00pm
PICK-UP 4:00-4:45pm
POST CAMP 4:45 – 5:30pm


Discounts valid through June 12, 2017
Registration Day Discount - 10% off camp registration purchases made on March 25th, 2017.
*UMD Faculty/Staff Discount – 5% off final cost for all current UMD Faculty & Staff members.
*Multiple Week Discount – $10.00 discount; once a participant registers for three weeks of camp each additional week of camp for that participant thereafter will be discounted by $10.00; discount can only be applied to the camper registered.