Summer Explorers

Summer Explorers is a flexible, full-day childcare program for children age 4 (by June 1) through grade 5. EFeaturing a variety of indoor and outdoor recreational activities, 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, 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 small group and individual choices.

The guaranteed registration deadline is Tuesday, April 6 at 11:59 p.m. Any request received after the deadline will be approved on a space available basis. There is a $50 non-refundable registration fee due at the time of registration.


Summer 2021 Care Locations

Children age 4 – entering Kindergarten in fall 2021

Minnetonka Community Education Center (MCEC)

Children who are entering 1st grade – entering 5th grade in fall 2021

Excelsior Elementary - recommended for children who attend Deephaven, Excelsior and Minnewashta Elementary

or

Scenic Heights Elementary - recommended for children who attend Clear Springs, Groveland and Scenic Heights Elementary

Summer Dates: June 14, 2021 through August 27, 2021 
(Explorers will be CLOSED on Monday, July 5 and from August 30 through September 6)

Summer Explorers Ages Beach/Water Play Days Activity Days*
Excelsior Grade 1 – Grade 5

Tuesdays

July 6 - August 10

Thursdays or Fridays

July 2 - August 27

Scenic Heights Grade 1 – Grade 5

Wednesdays

July 7 - August 11

Thursdays or Fridays

July 2 - August 27

MCEC Ages 4 – Kindergarten

Tuesdays

July 6 - August 10

Thursdays or Fridays

July 2 - August 27

*Activity Days will include special projects and fun adventures. To the extent allowable per MDH safety guidelines, we may leave the school for field trips.

Summer registration information:
  • 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.
  • Any changes to your summer enrollment must be made by the deadlines below:
    • All June schedule changes are required to be made by May 25, 2021
    • All July schedule changes are required to be made by June 22, 2021
    • All August schedule changes are required to be made by July 20, 2021
    • A $10 contract change fee (for as many changes as you want to make at one time).
  • The daily rate is $54.75 (grade K-5) and $59 (Pre-K age 4-5).
  • For instructions on changing your schedule, click here.
  • An Explorers t-shirt, which is required on field trips, can be purchased for $10. If your child forgets his or her t-shirt on a field trip day, he or she will be given a new one and a $10 charge will appear on your next invoice. T-shirts should be labeled with the child’s name. If your child will not be enrolled on activity days or water days they will not need a shirt. Explorers shirts from previous years can also be used.

Registration Questions

Payment Questions

Program Questions

A group of Explorers students in the library