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  • Students working on a Robotics project
  • Students playing frisbee on the campus Mall
  • Another group of students working on a Robotics project
  • student riding a horse

Camps and Conferences

2019 Camps/Activities Hosted by the University of Minnesota Crookston (UMC)

Note: Additional camp, training & conference information will be posted when available.

Upcoming Camps/Activities

Camp Name/Location/Description Ages/Grades Dates/Times/Cost Contact

Northern Great Plains Youth Institute 2019
The Northern Great Plains Youth Institute, an official World Food Prize event, is a potentially life-changing experience at the University of Minnesota Crookston where high school students engage with local leaders and experts on critical global challenges, participate in hands-on activities, and explore exciting ways to make a difference in Minnesota and around the world. Register by April 9, 2019.

Grades 9-12 May 6, 2019 Eleora DeMuth
218-218-8569

Horseback Riding Instructor Evaluation Clinic w Certification by CHA
UMC University Teaching and Outreach Center

UMC will host its first ever Horseback Riding Instructor Evaluation Clinic with Certification by CHA (Certified Horsemanship Association) May 6 - 10, 2019, in the UTOC arena. This clinic is an All Discipline Standard Instructor Certification Clinic. Riding Instructors can be certified for the discipline they teach, in Western and/or English seats. The cost of this clinic is $800, which includes the use of horses and tack, lunch daily, manuals and CHA certification/membership fees. Space is limited.

To register contact Leah Stroot stroot@crk.umn.edu or 218-281-8101

Adults May 6-10, 2019
$800
Leah Stroot

Adult (Horse) Riding Clinic 
UMC UTOC Arena/Stables

Learn more from UMC instructor, Nicky Overgaard, about rider position exercises, horse training, trail riding exercises, horse control and lateral work.

Use our horses or haul in yours. Helmet & boots, signed waiver and negative coggins test required. 

Register online for Adult Riding Clinic 

Adults Wednesdays May 29 - June 26, 2019
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
$200 for series
Nicky Overgaard

Youth Intermediate (Horse) Riding Clinic
UMC UTOC Arena/Stables

Learn more from UMC instructors, Lindsey McNeill and Nicky Overgaard, about rider position exercises, ground work trail, riding exercises, horse control and lateral work.

Use our horses or haul in yours. Helmet & boots, signed waiver and negative coggins test required. 

Register online for Youth Intermediate Riding Clinic

Youth Thursdays May 30 - June 27, 2019 
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
$200 for series

Nicky Overgaard

Lindsey McNeill

Youth Day Horseback Riding Camps
UMC UTOC Arena/Stables

Learn all about horses! We will have a fun filled day of horse grooming, riding, and care. You will learn how to feed and care for a horse with our calm, reliable school horses.  Lead by instructors Lindsey McNeill and UMC students.

Limited to 8 participants per camp. Register early!

Signed waiver, helmet (if you have one), long pants and boots required.

Register online for Youth Day Horseback Riding Camps

Youth: 8 - 17 years olds June 12, July 15. or
August 5 - 2019
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
$75 per day camp (includes lunch/snacks)
Lindsey McNeill

Sea Perch Mod Challenge Robotics Camp for Jr & Sr Students - Grades 7th-12th
UMC Dowell Hall

Students will design, build and compete in aquatic robotics. Everyone starts with a basic SeaPerch Kit, then mod it to address challenges. Cost includes camp, mod tools & parts, daily lunch and t-shirt.

Teachers welcome
The first five teachers to sign up, attend free. All teachers earn up to 18 hours of technology education toward license renewal. After completing camp, participating teachers will be able to check out SeaPerch mods for their classroom and use competition lessons in their own classroom—FREE 

Register for Sea Perch Mod Challenge Robotics Camp Online

7th - 12th grade & Teachers

August 5-8, 2019 
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
$150 by June 1; $175 after June 1-July 20

Christine Bakke

Robotics & Technology Camp - Grades 4th-8th 
UMC Dowell Hall

Attention students grades 4-8! Make and program EV3 Robots, make wind & solar powered machines and laren about global positioning satellites. Cost includes camp, daily lunch and t-shirt.

Teachers welcome. 
License Renewal & Robot Loan Program. The first five teachers to sign up attend free. Teachers earn up to 18 hours of technology license renewal hours. Participating teachers will be able to check out robots for their classroom and use our curriculum for free!

Register for Robotics & Technology Camp Online

 4th - 8th grade & Teachers August 6-8, 2019
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
$125 by June 1; $175 after June 1-July 20
Christine Bakke

Robotics & Technology Camp - Grades Preschool through 3rd - FULL AS OF 4/25/19
UMC Dowell Hall

Attention parents and children preschool through 3rd grade! Students will explore and build WeDo robots. Just want to explore and build your own Lego creations? No problem! Want to automate your creation and make it come alive? We will help you learn to make your own robot "come alive"! We will provide an informal setting for younger students to build with Lego parts and WeDo robots. Students hae plenty of time to build, explore, create and automate! This ysear, children do NOT need an accompanying adult they may come on their own. If you wish to accompany your child, contact Jed Shanley.

Preschool - 3rd grade August 6-8, 2019
9:00 am - 11:00 am
$25 by June 1; $50 after June 1-July 20

Jed Shanley

Christine Bakke

Non-University Camps/Activities Hosted by the UMC Campus

- Summer 2019

Camp Name Ages/Grades Dates/Times Contact

Rotary Youth Leadership Award (RYLA) Camp

Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) is a youth leadership camp that gives high school students hands-on active learning activities and sessions to build on their own leadership skills. RYLA 5580 is sponsored by Rotary International District 5580 for a week each summer at the University of Minnesota Crookston campus.

HS Juniors July 14 - 20, 2019 Krista Proulx

Interested in hosting an event on the Crookston campus?

  • University Groups (UMC Department, Registered Student Organization [RSO], or Campus Life Program [CLP]) wanting to reserve a space should use the University’s Ad Astra site to view availability or contact Brenda Bozyk. Student Clubs can do the same or contact: Lisa Samuelson.

Crookston Summer Camp and Activity Guide

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