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Summer Kids' SAFARI

Welcome to Camp SAFARI!

Bloomington Community Education Youth and Family Department would like to welcome your family to our program. We are 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!

Westwood Elementary
Indian Mounds Elementary
Olson Middle School - This location is full

Open: Monday - Friday  6:30am - 6:00pm

Open House will be announced at a later date.

Camp SAFARI runs from June 13th until August 18th. Camp SAFARI is closed on July 4th.

Enrollment Dates
Registration will be available online starting March 14, 2017.

Click here to start the 2017 Camp SAFARI registration.

Registration available on a first come, first served basis. Registration must be received by Friday, May 12 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 2017 Summer Family Handbook for details on registration and enrollment options. The 2017 Summer Family Handbook can be found at the bottom of this page.

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

All 2016-17 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, 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 Indian Mounds Elementary Schools. Please answer question Number 14 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 call 952-681-6128.

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

Super SAFARI Care:

This extension of Camp SAFARI is designed to meet the needs of families looking for a few more days of care after Camp SAFARI ends and before school begins. 

New this year, Super SAFARI will operate at your child's summer site. Whichever location your child went to throughout the summer, is the location they will need to attend for Super SAFARI. Changing to another location is not an option. Registration begins March 14 and is on a first-come, first-served basis with a maximum of 75 children per site.

Each day, Super SAFARI will go on an extended field trip from approximately 9:00am - 4:00pm. Therefore, drop-off must be between 7:30am - 9:00am and pick-up needs to be between 4:00pm - 5:30pm. Dropping off or picking up at field trip locations is not allowed. Please note, Super SAFARI closes promptly at 5:30pm and late pick up fees apply. 

Dates: Monday, August 21 - Wenesday, August 23.

Times: 7:30am - 5:30pm.

Locations: Olson Middle, Westwood Elementary or Indian Mounds (whichever location your child attended during the summer; changing to another site is not an option).

Fees: $135 per child. Payment in full due upon registration approval. No payment plans available for this program. Registration is for all three days. No refunds will be given for Super SAFARI cancellations.

2017 Summer Family Handbook