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Summer Spectrum

Summer Spectrum is a collaborative program of Bloomington Public Schools' Community Education, the City's Parks and Recreation Division and the Bloomington Art Center.

Hot off the press: The Summer Spectrum 2014 catalog is here!

Please accept our apologies regarding the below corrections in the
2014 Summer Spectrum Catalog and 2014 Summer Resource Guide.

Check out what's new for 2014 in the Summer Spectrum catalog:

  • Summer Spectrum catalogs will be mailed by March 7 to homes with students enrolled in Bloomington's public school system. Copies will be given to all non-public schools, and will also be available at Bloomington Civic Plaza, Community Education Campus and public libraries.
  • CORRECTION! Outdoor Paddling Adventures will not be offered as part of Summer Spectrum 2014. Our catalog had already gone to print when this change occurred, therefore the class does appear on pages 12 and 20 in all the catalogs that were mailed out to Bloomington residents. This error is not listed in the online version of the catalog. We apologize for any confusion this may have caused.

Spectrum is just one of our many programs. See our Summer Resource Guide for more summer opportunities:

Looking for Super Sign-Up Saturday?

We will now be taking all registrations beginning on Tuesday, March 18, 2014 at 8 a.m. at Bloomington Civic Plaza, 1800 W. Old Shakopee Road. Please be prepared with registration forms completed. If you don't have a computer or want to learn how to register online – we will have a limited number of computers available at Civic Plaza for you to access the online registration with staff and volunteers to assist you. Staff will process and enter registrations on a first-come, first-served basis.

5 Ways to register for Summer Spectrum

    Beginning March 18, 2014

    • By mail: Registrations received before March 18 will be added to class lists in order received starting Tuesday, March 18, 2014 as time allows. In person registrants will be served first. Mail completed registration form with your payment either by check, money order (made payable to the "City of Bloomington") or credit card information (if paying by card, complete the credit card portion of the registration form, including the expiration date).

      Mail to Summer Spectrum, Parks and Recreation 1800 W Old Shakopee Road Bloomington, MN 55431.
    • In person: Starting March 18, stop by and visit us at the Bloomington Civic Plaza, Parks and Recreation, 1800 W Old Shakopee Road, Bloomington, MN 55431. We are open Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (If you need assistance completing the registration form or planning your child's activities, please arrive no later than 4 p.m.)
    • Scan and Email: Starting March 18, if you have the ability to scan your registration form – this works great! Just scan with credit card payment information (including expiration date), and then email it to us at Processing may take up to two business days.
    • By fax: Beginning March 18, fax your completed registration form and credit card information (including expiration date). Fax number: 952-563-8715. Please call 952-563-8877 to verify that we've received your fax registration. Processing may take up to two business days.

Teen volunteer opportunities at Summer Spectrum

Are you looking for a fun way to spend your summer and learn about leadership? Apply to volunteer with the Parks and Recreation Division! Click the following link to see what opportunities are currently available.

Summer Spectrum contacts

  • Email:
  • Registration: 952-563-8877
  • Parks and Recreation class information: 952-563-8877
  • Community Services class information: 952-681-6108
  • Bloomington Theater and Art Center class information: 952-563-8575
  • Fee assistance: 952-563-8877
  • Inclusion services for students with disabilities: 952-563-8877


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