Summer Recreation for Youth and Adults 2021

Ages 12-24

AuSM will offer four sessions of morning and afternoon recreation programs that will meet in person at a variety of community venues once per week for five weeks. Programming will engage participants in nature activities, museum and zoo visits, and other activities to foster learning, friendships, and fun.

AuSM’s summer recreation sessions offer low-stress, accepting environments that promote learning and growth while celebrating neurodiversity. AuSM programs are conducive to youth and adults who fall within the wide range of the autism spectrum. Programs are staffed at a 1:4 staff-to-participant ratio.

If an individual requires more support than 1:4 staffing provides, the individual may bring a Direct Support Professional (DSP). The DSP will be responsible for supporting the individual with communication, behavior, and daily living skills. Call 651.647.1083 ext. 26 or e-mail education@ausm.org for more information.

Scholarships Available

AuSM wants to make its programs accessible to as many as possible; scholarships are available for those who qualify and some classes are waiver-eligible. Learn more. Activities have limited capacity; register early to ensure your placement. Call 651.647.1083 ext. 26 or e-mail education@ausm.org with questions.

Youth and Young Adult Summer Recreation Session Notes

  • In order to make these programs accessible to as many community members as possible, individuals may register for only one session from March 1-31. On April 1, we will open remaining available spots for multi-session registration.
  • Sessions are limited to 12 participants.
  • Locations are subject to change. Admission/activity fees are included in the registration fee.
  • Drop off and pick up are at locations indicated on each date.
  • Participants will be asked to complete a COVID-19 waiver as part of the registration process, and a personal safety plan will include social distancing, disinfecting, and proper health practices while still engaging participants with instructors and each other.

Summer Recreation Session 1

Dates
June 16, 2021: Silverwood Park, 2500 County Rd. E., St. Anthony, MN 55421
June 23, 2021: Bakken Museum, 3537 Zenith Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN 55416
June 30, 2021: Minnesota Zoo, 13000 Zoo Blvd., Apple Valley, MN 55124
July 7, 2021: Minneapolis Institute of Art, 2400 3rd Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN 55404
July 14, 2021: Elm Creek Park Reserve, 12400 James Deane Pkwy., Maple Grove, MN 55369

Times
Morning 9-11:30 a.m., Ages 12-17
Afternoon 12:30-3 p.m., Ages 16-24 (FULL: If you would like to be entered on a class waitlist please reach out to Mike Pucci, mpucci@ausm.org)

Cost
Member: $275
Non-Member: $300

Register


Summer Recreation Session 2

Dates
June 17, 2021: Silverwood Park, 2500 County Rd. E., St. Anthony, MN 55421
June 24, 2021: Walker Art Center, 725 Vineland Pl., Minneapolis, MN 55403
July 1, 2021: Como Park Zoo & Conservatory, 1225 Estabrook Dr., St. Paul, MN 55103
July 8, 2021: Minnesota History Center, 345 W. Kellogg Blvd., St. Paul, MN 55102
July 15, 2021: Wood Lake Nature Center, 6710 Lake Shore Dr. S., Richfield, MN 55423

Times
Morning 9-11:30 a.m., Ages 16-24
Afternoon 12:30-3 p.m., Ages 12-17

Cost
Member: $275
Non-Member: $300

Register


Summer Recreation Session 3

Dates
July 21, 2021: Silverwood Park, 2500 County Rd. E., St. Anthony, MN 55421
July 28, 2021: Science Museum of Minnesota, 120 W. Kellogg Blvd., St. Paul, MN 55102
Aug. 4, 2021: Minnesota Zoo, 13000 Zoo Blvd., Apple Valley, MN 55124
Aug. 11, 2021: Minneapolis Institute of Art, 2400 3rd Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN 55404
Aug. 18, 2021: Long Lake Regional Park, 1500 Old Hwy. 8, New Brighton, MN 55112

Times
Morning 9-11:30 a.m., Ages 12-17 (FULL: If you would like to be entered on a class waitlist please reach out to Mike Pucci, mpucci@ausm.org)
Afternoon 12:30-3 p.m., Ages 16-24 (FULL: If you would like to be entered on a class waitlist please reach out to Mike Pucci, mpucci@ausm.org)

Cost
Member: $275
Non-Member: $300

Register


Summer Recreation Session 4

Dates
July 22, 2021: Silverwood Park, 2500 County Rd. E., St. Anthony, MN 55421
July 29, 2021: Mill City Museum, 704 S. 2nd St., Minneapolis, MN 55401
Aug. 5, 2021: Como Park Zoo & Conservatory, 1225 Estabrook Dr., St. Paul, MN 55103
Aug. 12, 2021: Walker Art Center, 725 Vineland Pl., Minneapolis, MN 55403
Aug. 19, 2021: Wood Lake Nature Center, 6710 Lake Shore Dr. S., Richfield, MN 55423

Times
Morning 9-11:30 a.m., Ages 16-24
Afternoon 12:30-3 p.m., Ages 12-17

Cost
Member: $275
Non-Member: $300

Register