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Children's Programming

Camp U Club
With the summer months come a flurry of outdoor activities for our younger members. Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to noon, Camp U Club is in full swing with programming including: the children's summer reading program, dive-in movies, field trips, various sports, board games, a garden, and an arts and crafts program. In addition to its morning offerings, the club hosts Friday Night Weenie Roasts, with complimentary s'mores and hot dogs poolside for children and their families.

The arts and crafts program provides a variety of fun and educational events throughout the summer, infusing the arts into core curricular subject matter such as science, history, language, culture, and mathematics. The arts and crafts program is headed up by students majoring in the Teaching Artist Program at the College of Visual Arts in St. Paul, all of whom have at least two years' experience teaching in local public schools, community centers, or inner-city youth programs. In addition to the visual arts, the kids are introduced to other artistic media such as martial arts, dance, gymnastics, music, and language arts. 

Click here to see our 2013 Summer Guide!

Swim Team
All members between the ages of 5 and 15 are eligible to join the University Club's swim team. In addition to attending weekday practices that include both games and quality instruction on swim strokes, swim team members have weekly opportunities to compete with other private clubs in the Twin Cities.

Tennis Camp
All members between the ages of 5 and 15 may enroll in the University Club's tennis camp to enhance their skill and technique. Our coaches focus on the basic tennis strokes as well as game strategy and always emphasize the importance of having fun. Organized group and private lessons are also available for any ages.  Tennis matches are arranged with with other private clubs. 

Stouts Island Lodge Camping Trip

In August, the club's younger demographic is invited on the very popular camping trip to Stout's Island Lodge ( With their sleeping bags, tents, fishing poles, and bug spray, the kids and their chaperones head off for a three-day camping trip on the private rustic island... an excellent way to wrap up the summer!