Department Info
Community Services and Recreation
4855 Bloom Avenue
White Bear Lake, MN 55110
Phones: 651-407-7501
651-407-7500
Fax: 651-407-7502
Office Hours: 7:30am-4:30pm

FLEX Older Youth Program

Designed for students in grades 5-8; FLEX will encourage leadership, making a difference, positive social interaction, and most of all a lot of fun in a relaxed environment! FLEX is a student-driven, choice-based summer program at Central Middle School only. 

 

Hours:  6:30 AM - 6:00 PM  Site:  Central Middle School

Dates: June 13 - August 18, no program July 3 & 4

Register: www.whitebear.ce.eleyo.com

Beginning of Day: Families who need/prefer to drop students at the nearest summer Extended Day site are able to do so; FLEX students can ride the morning shuttle (must be on site by 7:15 am).

End of Day: With parent approval, students will be able to walk or bike home after 4:30 pm  or be picked up by an approved guardian. FLEX staff will be on site from 6:30 am-6:00 pm.

The FLEX Summer Calendar can be found here
Completed calendar available on June 23rd. 

Some highlights of this program:
  • Promotes wellness with gym time, weight room time, track and field activities, gardening, and walking field trips, including trips to the Farmer's Market to shop for healthy snack ingredients.
  • FLEX will be age appropriate. Spaces and activities will be designed/planned around the interests and social/emotional development of older youth.
  • The program will be youth driven, honoring student "choice and voice". Our staff will help oversee committees, but youth will decide on almost all aspects of their summer program including Service Projects, Field Trips, Clubs, Snacks, etc.
  • Promotes leadership skills as youth are the ones determining how to collaborate together, execute a field trip plan, and navigate through their committee work as a team.
  • Support families with transportation needs. Daily shuttles will have convenient morning pick up locations at Oneka, Otter, and Vadnais Elementary Schools.
  • Recognizes and supports older youths' developing independence and sense of responsibility with assorted job rotations, open campus (can ride bikes and sign in/out with parents permission) and freedom they have not yet experienced in the Extended Day setting.
  • The FLEX program will have a cafe run completely by the youth. They will pick the products and make a budget. This will teach them job skills and money management.
  • FLEX students will also spend the summer exploring White Bear Lake! We will offer local walking field trips as well as fishing on the shores of White Bear Lake. They will learn the history of the town by visiting the historical society as well as visiting the White Bear Press and learning about the local happenings.
  • The program is facilitated by energetic, caring and supportive staff who will build strong relationships with youth and provide opportunities for students to build on their strengths and successes. 

FLEX Contact # @ Central Middle: 651-407-7561 (only operational from June 13-August 18)

FLEX Contact prior to June 13: Malorie Sanders, 651-653-2817, malorie.sanders@isd624.org


Registration & Fees

Pre-registration is required. Click HERE to register for the program.


Note: Last day to register to start  the 1st day of summer program is May 26!

Consistent Contract (must be the same days each week)

  • 5 days per week......................................................$193.00/week
  • 4 days per week......................................................$169.00/week
  • 3 days per week......................................................$138.00/week

Consistent Contract, half day (must be same session and same days each week)             6:30am-12:30pm OR 12-6pm only

  • 5 days per week......................................................$125.00/week
  • 4 days per week......................................................$108.00/week
  • 3 days per week......................................................$87.00/week

Pick Your Days Contract

    • Minimum 15 days during the summer........................$50.00/day
    • June dates are due May 15, July dates due June 14, August dates due July 15

Pick Your Days Contract, half day (can mix & match AM and PM sessions)

    • Minimum 15 sessions, 6:30am-12:30pm/12-6pm........$30/day
    • June dates are due May 15, July dates due June 14, August dates due July 15
Click this link for more information on registration deadlines and fees. 

Click this link to view our Family Handbook

Questions?

Additional information available by calling Mary Woodrich @ 651-407-7511.