Summer Choice Fair at Oxford Community Center - April 28, 12-3pm

Summer Choice Fair

Families are invited to the Summer Choice Fair, your one-stop-shop to learn about exciting summer programs offered by organizations all across Saint Paul. With representatives from various programs all at one place, families can explore their options, choose programs they are interested in, and sign-up right on site, with many of the confirmed vendors offering free programs or scholarships.

In addition to providing information about summer activities, the Summer Choice Fair will also feature fun activities for children and families. This event is free to attend, and attendees can stop by Oxford Community Center anytime between 12 – 3 p.m. All are welcome.

Spanish and Karen translators will be on-site.

Where: Oxford Community Center, 270 Lexington Pkwy N, Saint Paul, MN 55104 
When: Sunday, April 28, 2024, 12pm-3pm          
Cost: Free

Getting to the event

Free Metro Transit bus passes are available to those attending the event.

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Area Youth Ministry Volleyball camp and Flag Football for 4 days.
Badwolf Adventure StudiosD&D Summer Camps for kids ages 9 to 17. 
Child & Teen CheckupsWe provide medical resources and support to families on medical assistance. During the summer we do outreach to remind families about summer/outdoor safety.
City of Saint Paul: CollegeBound Saint PaulMoney Action Day on June 1st for families and a baby shower in September. We offer free college savings accounts to children in Saint Paul born after January 1, 2020. 
City of Saint Paul: Recreation for PreschoolersRecreation for Preschoolers encourages children to play, socialize, and grow from daily lesson plans that prioritize educational experiences and recreation. The program's objective is to provide a quality environment for the total development of the child with special emphasis on the development of a positive self-image. Emphasis is placed on encouraging early literacy, enhancing social skills, building self-esteem, and improving motor skills. program and environment is designed to encourage children to freely choose activities and interact with other children. Our daily activities includes free time, academic discovery areas, creative areas, circle time, art projects and large motor movement in the gym or outdoors. Children participating in this program will have fun, be encouraged to play with others, feel good about themselves, learn problem solving skills, and be valued and respected by other children & teachers.
City of Saint Paul: Right TrackSummer Internship and Training Program for Saint Paul youth ages 14-21.
City of Saint Paul: Saint Paul Parks and RecreationWe offer a wide range of programs for all ages both free and fee based. 
Collective Wellness Brigade Weeklong youth music camps available for ages 10-20 with an opportunity to perform original works during a community talent showcase.
Community Action Partnership of Ramsey and Washington Counties We offer wraparound support services for families including Head Start early childhood support, energy assistance, financial opportunities, SNAP assistance, and more. 
ComMUSICationMusic programs for grades 3-12.
Dept of Indian WorkIndigenous culture lessons taught by indigenous leaders, games, field trips, speakers and games. Last day ends with a Pow Wow.
East Side Arts Council This summer we will be offering free art drop in classes at a variety of community centers around Saint Paul. With our Rec Check and Artmobile programs, youth can explore painting, sculpture and other visual arts, with professional working artists from the area! 
East Side Neighborhood Development Company (ESNDC)Dedicated to serving the east side, our mission is to foster a safe, diverse and thriving neighborhood by engaging the community to create healthy, affordable housing and support commercial development.
Esperanza UnitedYouth Leadership Training, Girls Camp, Boy's Camp, Soccer Camps.
Family Values For LifeSummer Reading Academy is a FREE 6 week reading day camp for incoming K-5th graders, where we work on student literacy skills to avoid the summer melt (often with an arts or STEM lens)! ChatterBox is our 9th-12th grade program, geared towards student leadership and academic and post-secondary readiness. It's a space for students to give voice to what they want to do, and to work on projects that interest them.
Girl Scouts River ValleysWe offer a wide variety of summer camps for girls and gender-expansive youth in grades K-12, including day camps and overnight camps, BIPOC-specific camps, family camps, and free Hmong cultural day camps.
Hazel Park Learning CenterChildren 6 weeks to 5 years invited to attend our year round early learners and PreK program. Summer activities include water play, visits from Como and MN Zoo, Sign Language, Cooking/Baking Fun and Art Projects.
Irreducible Grace Foundation/ Black Youth Healing Art CenterOur summer program aims to provide a diverse and engaging experience for community members of all ages. The program includes a range of activities such as open mic nights in the outdoor garden, community yoga for all levels, Bomba drumming and dance circles, summer gardening lessons on herbs for healing, and healthy cookouts. Additionally, we offer art classes to promote self-care, sewing workshops, community clean-up events, and guest artist and healer workshops. Our program also features Afro-fusion dance classes and family-centered events, ensuring that there is something for everyone to enjoy. Come join us for a fun-filled summer of learning, creativity, and community!
Lake Phalen RowingLake Phalen Rowing is for students in grades 6-12 who want to learn a new sport, have fun, and spend time outdoors on the water. 
Minnesota Boat ClubWe offer programming in competitive rowing for high school aged children and adults
Minnesota Deptartment of Public SafetyWe are NOT a summer program, but a secure gun storage education program for gun violence prevention.  We have partnered with SPPD, Parks and Rec, and SPPS among many other organizations in Saint Paul and across the state and nation.  We would love the opportunity to table at the event and spread the word about how safely storing guns is the #1 thing we can all do to prevent childhood firearm injury and death, as well as gun suicides across all age groups. Please see our program info highlighted on the DPS Make MN Safe and Secure page at
Network for the Development of Children of African DescentSankofa (Reading Intervention Program) and Summer Camp with (drums, art, community circle, etc.)
Progressive Baptist Church - Youth MinistrySummer Enrichment Camp: "Camp With A Purpose, STEAM Summer Program".  A five-week summer enrichment program. The camp will use the Let's Go learn software and various interactive on-line activities including science, art and speakers.
Rise AcademyWe are a small learning community that prepares scholars to success in college, career, and life.
Saint Paul Police DepartmentJunior Police Academies, Safe Summer Nights, Explorers 
Saint Paul Public LibraryEvery summer SPPL offers a summer learning program, Summer Spark. Between June-August, families visit libraries for fun events including creative drop-in activities and performances. And families keep track of their summer learning through an activity log, tracking their reading and learning all summer long!
Saint Paul Public Schools: Community EducationYouth Enrichment Mini - Camps
Saint Paul Public Schools: Department of Alternative EducationSPPS offers a variety of free summer programs for students in grades PreK - 12. Summer learning incorporates hands-on, experiential activities to support academic enrichment for grades PreK - 8 and provide credit recovery options for students in high school.  Visit for more information.
Saint Paul Public Schools: FlipsideFlipside has 6 weeks of summer camp for youth entering grades 6-8. 
Sol of the CitiesSOL of the Cities – the Nation’s First Serve-to-Play Youth Futsal League returns June 29th, 2024 for a 4th season of community service, cost-free youth futsal league, and fun! Sol Of The Cities is a youth development organization that uses a social-currency model to teach, mentor, empower, and change the narratives and outcomes for youth marginalized and economically disenfranchised. Our flagship program connects communities and bridges the financial barrier of pay-to-play athletics.
St. Paul Urban TennisWe have summer tennis lessons for kids ages 5-18 (daytime and evening), Junior Team Tennis for more advanced 12U, 14U, and 18U players, and tennis combination camps for kids ages 5-12 (ex. tennis/reading, tennis/art, tennis/science, etc.)
The Free Book BuggieFree books for the event
The JK Movement Welcome to The JKM Works Summer Programming, where middle and high school interns-in-training dive into the dynamic worlds of entrepreneurship and trade with a healing-centered approach! This isn't your average internship – it's an immersive experience where young minds get hands-on exposure to the entrepreneurial and trade landscapes. Our program is designed to nurture creativity, foster leadership, and instill a sense of well-being in every participant. Through real-world projects and mentorship, interns will develop practical skills while embracing a healing-centered mindset. Join us for a summer of growth, discovery, and the building of a foundation that extends far beyond the realms of business. The JKM Works – where summer dreams turn into lifelong skills! Program dates: June 24th – Aug 16th; 430pm-; Middle & High school students  Registration Opens- May 6, 2024 – June 6 ,2024
The Sanneh FoundationSummer Splash our summer camp for youth ages 5-12 years old at Conway Park and Summer Sport Camps (basketball, soccer, pickleball, and more!)
Theater MuMu Explorations is a theater summer camp for young artists entering grades 3-8! Choose the morning camp, afternoon camp, or both for a full-day option. Each day, we’ll be exploring aspects of theater with professional artists, celebrating Asian American history, and—of course—having plenty of fun along the way.
Victoria Theater Arts CenterHosting Summer Art BBQ's and community events
Walker|West Music AcademyVarious music camps for grades K - 12, skill levels include beginner to advanced, camps have different prerequisites, tuition assistance available
Youth and Family CircleSummer Camp, Field Trips, Weekly education and fun activities. 
Youth Performance CompanyYouth Performance Company offers theatre classes and workshops for students in grades K-12. From beginners to experienced- explore your potential and fuel your passion at YPC! 

Last Edited: May 2, 2024