Summer Explorers

Summer Explorers is a flexible, full-day childcare program for children age 4 (by June 1) through grade 5. Featuring a variety of indoor and outdoor recreational activities and weekly field trips, the Minnetonka Explorers Summer program ensures your child will have a fun, active summer. Throughout the summer, children will participate in a wide variety of activities such as art, music, science projects, cooking, games, writing, reading, crafts, outdoor play, computers, practicing social skills, gym time, dramatic play and much more! There is a balance of activity options that includes large group, small group and individual choices.

Summer Explorers locations:
  • Minnewashta Elementary (Recommended for Excelsior and Minnewashta students)
  • Scenic Heights Elementary (Recommended for Clear Springs and Scenic Heights students)
  • Groveland Elementary (Recommended for Deephaven and Groveland students)
Summer Explorers dates:
  • First date: Monday, June 15
  • Last date: Friday, August 28
  • Closed: Friday, July 3
Summer registration information:
  • Requests for enrollment received March 11 or later will be approved on a space available basis and enrollment in the program cannot be guaranteed.  There is a $45 non-refundable registration fee due at the time of registration. Requests for enrollment will be approved by April 7.
  • Summer options are for a full day only. Your child(ren) may attend a portion of the day but you will be billed for the full day.
  • Families must register for a minimum of 10 days per child throughout the summer. During the registration process, you will see a calendar for June, July, and August. Please select the days you would like your child(ren) to attend. If you are unsure of your summer schedule, it is recommended to enroll for every day and remove days as needed with a 5 business day notice and a $10 contract change fee (for as many changes as you want to make at one time).
  • The daily rate is $52.50 (grade K-5) and $56.50 (Pre-K age 4-5).


Beach / Water Play Days

Ice Cream Truck

Field Trip Days*


Ages 4 – Grade 5

July 8-August 12

June 29-August 17

Thursdays or Fridays
June 25-August 28


Ages 4 – Grade 5

July 9-August 13

June 30-August 18

Thursdays or Fridays
June 25-August 28

Scenic Heights

Ages 4 – Grade 5

July 7-August 11

July 1-August 19

Thursdays or Fridays
June 25-August 28

*Exception is week of 8/24 – all sites on field trips Wednesday – Friday.

Registration Questions

Payment Questions

Program Questions

A group of Explorers students in the library