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Summer Kids' SAFARI

Welcome to Camp SAFARI!

Bloomington Community Services Youth and Family Centers would like to welcome your family to our program. We’re pleased that you’re considering spending your summer with us! We have been working hard to ensure that your child has a safe and enjoyable summer. We’re looking forward to a great summer!

Locations: Westwood Elementary, Olson Middle and Valley View Elementary Schools.
Open: Monday - Friday  6:30am - 6:00pm

Information Nights will be announced at a later date.

Camp SAFARI runs from June 9th until August 19th. Camp SAFARI is closed on July 4th.

Enrollment Dates

Registration will be available online starting March 15, 2016.

Registration for 2016 Camp SAFARI starts here:

Registration available on a first come, first served basis. Registration must be received by Friday, May 13 to guarantee space. Due to space limitations, sites may close earlier and families may not get their first choice of site. Please read page 3 and 4 of the 2016 Summer Family Handbook for details on registration and enrollment options. The 2016 Summer Family Handbook can be found at the bottom of this page.

For students attending SLAM (Summer of Laughs, Adventures and More...formerly Summer Spectrum), Summer School and Extended School Year (ESY) at Olson Middle only (not attending Westwood Elementary, Olson Middle or Valley View Elementary any time during the summer), please email or call Ruth or Natalie at 952-681-6128.

All 2015-16 School Year balances must be paid in full before attending Camp SAFARI. 

Students Eligible for Enrollment:

Camp SAFARI summer program accepts students entering Kindergarten through 6th grade.

Enrollment Options:

  • Consistent Schedule: $37/day
  • Pick Your Days: $41/day
  • Drop-Ins: $45/day

Extended Care:

Students attending SLAM (formerly Summer Spectrum), Extended School Year (ESY), or Summer School classes may only attend Extended Care at Olson Middle School. Bus transportation will not be available back to other Camp SAFARI sites. Students may only attend Extended Care at Olson Middle the weeks they are enrolled in and attending the above mentioned classes. Please note, even though Extended Care takes place at Olson Middle, students enrolled in any of the above mentioned classes may not attend Camp SAFARI at Olson Middle during these weeks. Extended Care at Olson Middle is the only childcare option for students attending SLAM, ESY and Summer School classes. Due to accommodating the start and end times of these programs, Extended Care will not go on field trips, or have pool days. 

If you wish to register for both Camp SAFARI and Extended Care please register for Camp SAFARI at Westwood Elementary, Olson Middle or Valley View Elementary Schools. Please answer question Number 10 of the contract, select which program your child will be attending.  After your contract is received, you will then receive an email with a form attached, that you will need to print off, complete and sign then return to us via: 


Fax: 952-681-6101

Mail/Bring to Kids' SAFARI administrative office:
2575 West 88th St., Suite 200
Bloomington, MN 55431

Please note this form must be returned to the SAFARI administrative office before your summer constract can be processed.

Extended Care operates from 6:30am to 6:00pm and offers four registration options.

Those attending SLAM, Summer School and ESY classes only and wish to sign up for Extended Care during those days/weeks should contact Ruth or Natalie at 952-681-6128.

Registration Fee:

New: $30 Returning: $20 Family Maximum: $60
Registration Fee is non-refundable. 

Super SAFARI Care:

This week-long program will run from August 22 - 26, 2016. It will be open from 7:30 am- 5:30 pm and will be held at Oak Grove Elementary. This program is different from our typical SAFARI. Participants will go on an extended field trip each day from approximately 9:00 am - 4:00 pm. Registration is for the entire week; you will not be able to pick and choose days. Cost for the week is $225 and the payment for the week is due in full at time of registration. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. 

2016 Summer Family Handbook


Summer 2016 Welcome Letters
     VAlley View    Olson     WEstwood      Extended Care


Summer 2016 Calendars
               VAlley View              Olson               WEstwood