ROCKS: all-day summer program for Gr. K-7


Recreation Opportunities for Creative Kids in the Summer

A summer to remember!
 Fridley Recreation offers an affordable, all day program - perfect for working families. ROCKS is all about learning, exploring, adventure, creativity, friendships and, most of all, FUN! The program meets from 7:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Monday - Friday at the Fridley Community Center (6085 7th Street NE) June - August.

Starting the Day

Our welcome center and hang out place is the ZONE, located in the lower level of the Fridley Community Center. This facility is an upbeat atmosphere, equipped with pool tables, air hockey, foosball, music, board games, craft activities and more! Unstructured activities will be held in this facility from 7:00-8:15 a.m., 4:30-5:30 p.m. and during the morning free time.

Morning Fun with Classes You Choose

Between 8:30 a.m. and Noon we break out into our awesome class options. Over 50 classes are offered each summer including sports such as t-ball, soccer, archery, floor hockey, fencing and tennis; visual arts such as drawing, bead art, painting, clay sculpture and scrapbooking; enrichment classes such as babysitting, cooking and newspaper club; performing arts such as movie making, puppets and dance; and science classes including silly science, rocketry and our earth. A brochure with detailed descriptions of classes will be available in spring.

Lunch & The Playground/Chill Program

We will head across the street to Commons Park with our bag lunch each day and a little free time on the playground. Then children will spit up into two age groups (K-3 and 4-7). Children in grades K-3 will participate in our theme based Playground Program, which is held at the Commons Park Shelter and includes crafts, games and weekly visits to open swim and the library. Children in grades 4-7 will participate in the Chill Program, which is held at the ZONE and outside the FCC in the field areas. This group enjoys sports, crafts, games, fishing, foosball, air hockey, video games, weekly visits to open swim and more! Emphasis on making friends, self-esteem, good sportsmanship, coordination, motivation, creativity and imagination.

Wednesday Trip and Special Events

On Wednesday we head out! Each summer there are seven trips to fun destinations such as Bunker Beach, Sky Zone, MN Zoo, Valleyfair and Cascade Bay. We also have two special events each summer: Wet & Wild Water Party and Nickel Jamboree. Participants will spend time before and after the event at the Fridley Community Center.


Our leaders love kids, most are college or high school students. We hire only the best leaders - carefully screened for interest, work ethic, responsibility, creativity and experience. Once hired they are thoroughly trained on safety, policies and procedures, positive discipline, group leadership, emergencies, creativity, preparedness and much more!