Camp Kindergarten @ Family Learning Center
Jul 18 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Let’s get ready for Kindergarten!  This class is designed for children who will be entering Kindergarten in the Fall of 2018, and will offer children an opportunity to experience a taste of what Kindergarten is like.  Licensed early childhood staff will design a fun and engaging experience for your soon to be Kindergartner that will give them the opportunity to interact with others, participate in large and small group work, as well as learning through investigations and inquiry work.  This is a child onlyclass. However, during registration a parent must be selected as well (but will not need to attend).

Painting with Acrylics @ Family Learning Center
Jul 18 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Ages 9 – 15 years
This course is about learning basics of composition and color applications with painting. We will also add dimension to a painting in the manner of collage. This means adhering dimensional materials to the painting and then painting them to work with the underlying painting. Participants will have the option of doing a painting only or to enhance their painting with dimension. The instructor will bring appropriate dimensional materials for participants to use if they choose. A materials list will be emailed to students prior to the start of class that students will be responsible for picking up.

Please contact the instructor with any questions at 952-556-8726 or
Class supply list can be found at the below link:

12-24 Months – World of Discovery @ Family Learning Center
Jul 18 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

12 – 24 Months 

Let’s discover the amazing aspects of this age group as we learn more about this age of ever increasing cognitive, language and physical development!  Children will enjoy discovering and investigating their environment while parents gradually separate to discuss topics to help understand children’s growth and learning.  This is a gradually separating class.

Sibling care is available

Country/Bluegrass Ensemble @ Chaska Middle School West
Jul 18 @ 11:00 am – 11:50 am

Open to students entering grades 7-10

If you love country or bluegrass music, there is a group for you.  The Country/Bluegrass Ensemble may be your first step to becoming a country superstar.  This ensemble learns traditional bluegrass styles and current contemporary country hit songs.  Performance at Chaska River City Days on Saturday, July 28, 4-6 p.m.  We are looking for singers, guitarists, banjo players, mandolin players, steel guitarists, violinists, bass players, and drummers who have at least two years experience on their instruments.

Summer Middle School Garage Band @ Chaska Middle School West
Jul 18 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Open to students entering grades 7-9

Are you looking to be part of a rock band and just can’t find the people, place to rehearse or music?  Then come be part of the District 112 Garage Band.  Since 2004, we have been providing students an innovative rock band experience like none other in the Twin Cities area.  Play or sing everything from classic rock to the newest rock with other musicians who love it as much as you do.  We are looking for singers, guitarists, keyboardists, bass players, drummers and horn players who have at least two years experience on their instruments.  Performance at Chaska River City Days Saturday, July 28, 4-6 p.m.

Driver’s Education @ Chaska High School Room G130
Jul 18 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Community Education, in collaboration with Safeway Driving School, offers students ages 14½ and older the opportunity to participate in classroom instruction to prepare them for the MN permit test. All instructors are licensed by the MN Department of Public Safety.

Behind-the-wheel registration and instruction must be set up with Safeway Driving School, 651.351.9150, The cost is $150 and is payable to Safeway at the lessons.

Classroom instruction prepares the student to take the Minnesota permit test and begin the responsibility of driving. The 30 hours of classroom is structured into 10 independent lessons. Students must be on time for all classes. Riding the district activity bus may not ensure timely arrival so alternative arrangements should be made. If a student misses a lesson, they can make up that exact lesson number at the next session or at one of Safeway’s other locations. After class is completed, students that are 15 years old are eligible to take their permit test at any Minnesota exam center. Students can take the class at age 14½ but cannot take their permit test until age 15.

Parent involvement is required to produce safe, responsible teen drivers. It is critical that parents plan to practice regularly with their new student drivers. Safeway offers detailed information on its web site to assist parents with understanding Minnesota laws and requirements for student drivers. Safeway strongly encourages parents to review its parent information, attend a Parent Class or watch the online Parent Class videos at

Behind-the-wheel registration and instruction must be directly set up with Safeway Driving School, 651.351.9150, The cost is $150 and is payable to Safeway at the lessons. Includes six hours of driving in three, two-hour private lessons. All driving is done in a real car on actual city streets, highways and freeways with a responsible, licensed Safeway instructor. Safeway recommends students take their first lesson 6-8 weeks after receiving their permit. The lessons should be a minimum of 30 days apart to allow for practice driving. The lessons can be completed up to one year after completing classroom. Scheduling is offered online for 24/7 convenience. All of Safeway’s cars are white with identical graphics, so parents and students are confident that it is a Safeway car picking up the student for a lesson. Students can get picked up for their behind-the-wheel lesson from home, school or work.

Katniss Camp @ Lake Minnewashta Regional Park
Jul 18 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Ages 10-16

Give your daughter an opportunity to create allies for the Hunger Games!  Potential Tributes will gain a deeper understanding of archery through experimental learning and fun games.  We have both compound and recurve bows that everybody will have an opportunity to shoot.

Campers should come prepared for the weather conditions and should pack a backpack with snacks, reusable water bottle, sunscreen, hat or sun glasses, snack, and close-toed shoes. All other necessary equipment will be provided. Meet at shelter #4. This camp will be held outdoors at Lake Minnewashta Park and is a partnership between Carver County Parks Department, the City of Chanhassen Parks Department, and Eastern Carver County Schools Community Education.

Project Runway @ Chaska Middle School West
Jul 18 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Get ready for your very own PROJECT RUNWAY FASHION SHOW exhibiting sewing projects (a sun dress, satchel, sun glasses case and more), designs and flair made with your own hands! The {YEL!} Project Runway Sewing Camp follows four basic principles:
•Teach It!…Students are taught multiple hand and machine sewing techniques;
•Practice It!… Students practice those techniques on basic projects;
•Sew It!…Students increase their skill and sew more complicated projects;
•Own It!…Students showcase their projects on the last day of class (family and friends are invited), then take everything home with them to walk the runway of everyday life!

Sign up today to THINK, LEARN and PLAY WELL with {YEL!}.

Scientist for a Day! @ Jonathan Elementary
Jul 18 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Ages 9-12
Join High Touch High Tech of the Twin Cities for a hands-on fun filled camp of exploring what it is to be a REAL scientist!  We DIG into what it takes to be a paleontologist.  See what REACTION we get from being a chemist.  Let our hair down and explore our ANIMAL side as a zoologist and BUILD up what it means to be an Engineer.  Our days are filled  with interactive projects that will spark curiosity and imagination.  Make and take experiments included: Fossil Prints, Spectrum Specks, Spooky Spider and more!

Ultimate Rocket Launch @ Family Learning Center
Jul 18 @ 1:00 pm – 3:50 pm

When we mean ultimate, we mean ultimate!In this camp you’ll not only learn all about rocketry and launch a rocket up to 300 feet up into the air, you’ll also build your own rocket, create rocket fuel, explore the lunar mission with a 3ft tall LEGO® Saturn V Model, learn about the night sky as you create and take home a super cool illuminated constellation map and a illuminated planet so when night falls you can travel to stars and planets with your imagination.To top it all off, you’ll create a parachute for your Lego Minifigure!
Please bring one 2 liter plastic bottle.