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Summer Programs

Summer Program Update (as of July 27, 2020)

With health and safety at the forefront, our Community Education team has made adjustments to our summer program. Some camps and classes have been modified to meet in-person protocols, moved to virtual, or cancelled. We will continue to make announcements and/or contact you via email about individual classes, and see the table below for week-by-week program updates. We thank you for your patience and understanding as we navigate these changes and work to create the best summer experience for everyone using safe practices and recommendations.

Face Covering Requirement

Per state executive order and the Minnesota Dept. of Health (MDH), individuals 5 years and older are required to wear cloth face coverings when in a public building, this includes school buildings. (Some exemptions apply) Therefore, Orono Schools is requiring those who enter any school buildings to wear face coveings while on campus. Note: Face coverings are not recommended for children under 2.

Summer FAQ’s

Will Community Education programs be held this summer?
We are excited to welcome participants back for summer programs with health and safety of our participants as our top priority. Some classes need to be cancelled due to low enrollment, the nature of the class does not meet safety guidelines, instructor availability, or other factors.  Scroll up to the above Summer Youth Classes & Programs Status and select the week you would like to view. See the above grid for a week-by-week status update on all youth summer classes.
Can I still register for summer programs?
Yes! Since many families are faced with financial challenges during this time, you can register for all upcoming camps, classes and programs with a payment plan option. Sign up at If you have already registered and paid and we cancel the class, we will issue full refunds.
What if a class/program I want to register for is full?
If a class or camp is listed as full in our registration system, we recommend you go forward with enrolling your student on the waitlist. You will not be charged when adding to a waitlist. We expect that our registrations may fluctuate or our class capacity could change. If you NEED a class during a given day/week, you should also enroll in an available class at the same time. If an opening becomes available in your first choice of class, we will contact and ask which class you would like to choose.
What is social distancing?
Per the Minnesota Department of Health, the term “social distancing” refers to measures being taken to restrict where and when people can gather in order to stop or slow the spread of infectious disease. In general, 6 feet of separation is the distance that should be kept between people interacting within their community. This recommendation is most important in the setting of a large gathering where there is intermingling of people whose symptom status may be hard to monitor. Small, closed pods that serve a consistent group of participants and staff offer the opportunity to more closely control the environment through monitoring of symptoms and adherence to policies for people who are ill. Social distancing guidance will support a 3-foot radius around each participant, resulting in a 6-foot total distance between any two people.
What happens if my child gets sick while attending the program?

If a student or staff member develops any symptoms of illness consistent with coronavirus, the following procedures will be followed.

  • Parents and/or emergency contacts will be called and asked to pick-up their child immediately.  
  • The ill student or staff will be masked and isolated in a separate room while they wait to be picked up or until they are able to leave the facility on their own.
  • After the ill student or staff member leaves the facility, staff will disinfect areas where the staff or student were present. 
Will there be online class options this summer?

Yes! There are numerous online class options for youth this summer from soccer and cheerleading to Minecraft and coding. Join us from the comfort of your home. Click here for online classes.

Bus Information

We will NOT be providing bus transportation this summer. We are hopeful we can offer bus transportation again in summer 2021.

Bus Stop Locations
  • Hardin Park – Long Lake
  • Orchard Ln. & Dexter Dr. – Long Lake
  • Holbrook Park – Long Lake
  • Discovery Center – Maple Plain
  • Rainbow Park – Maple Plain
  • Joyce St. & Clayton Dr. – Maple Plain
  • Maple St. & County Rd. 19 (Lake Independence) – Maple Plain
  • Bryantwood Drive – Maple Plain
  • Little Munchkins – Maple Plain
  • Morningside Rd. & Willow Dr. – Medina

Important Resources

Health & Safety Statement

Due to the highly contagious nature of the current COVID-19 virus outbreak and potentially any other virus that can be contracted from both symptomatic and asymptomatic people, Orono Community Education assumes no responsibility for the contraction of any illness as a result of participation in our program.  All staff, instructors and participants are expected to follow social distancing guidelines. The school cannot be responsible for determining whether or not any participant has, or does not have, COVID-19 or any other illness before, during, or after a class or activity. Anyone who is sick or exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms should not attend. It is the school district’s recommendation that during the COVID-19 pandemic participants follow CDC guidelines and consult their doctor with any health related questions or concerns. By participating in our programs you agree to follow the health and safety protocols and procedures set by Orono Community Education.