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Summer Programs

Do you want your child to have an unforgettable summer? One where they make new friends, explore new horizons, and engage in critical thinking and project-based learning activities? With our summer camps and programs in the Brainerd area, we can assure you that you won't be disappointed! As always, all summer camps are FREE for Central Lakes Adventure Pass holders.

All of our educational summer programs are operated by the T4N Pinnacle Academy, a K-12 MDE-reported nonpublic school.

Innovation Accelerator

  • Age: 11-18

  • Dates: June 5th -September 1st

  • Times: Monday-Friday, 9am - 6pm

  • Skills Developed

    • Entrepreneurship

    • Public Speaking

    • Working on a Team

    • Business Development

    • Technology

Have you ever asked yourself... how can I best kickstart my child's future and give them the best shot at life? We bet you have; and Innovation Accelerator is the answer! Our unique summer program takes students on a journey where - together with a team - they create a business poised to change not only their life, but the lives of many members of the Brainerd community (or even the world!) Our experienced coaches guide students through the process of building a business, beginning with product building and going through to distributing their product, marketing, pitching ideas, fundraising, and so much more! From building a website for their project through to selling products, we can guarantee that all program participants will have an experience they'll never forget!


  • Age: 5-10

  • Dates: June 5th -September 1st

  • Times: Monday-Friday, 9am - 4pm

  • Skills Developed

    • General Knowledge

    • Cultural Awareness
    • Geography
    • Earth & Space Science
    • Construction & Engineering
    • Art & Design
    • Fine Motor Skills

What do you do when your child asks you what the international space station looks like? You can show them a picture of course, but then they ask "What does being on the international space station feel like?" and that is much trickier to explain or show... unless you take them to space of course! Would you like your child to have answers to all of those questions? In a single summer? That's where GlobalXplorers comes in -- GlobalXplorers' unique summer program allows students aged 5-10 to explore both the natural and human-built world around them, all while remaining in Brainerd! During the summer program, GlobalXplorers features different experiences each week, so students get to experience much of what the world has to offer - from visiting an "airport" and flying an "airplane" to cruising through the Amazon rainforest - all in one place! Throughout each week, students spend time completing exciting activities and projects relating to that week's theme, as well as simply exploring the immersive experience!

Team Ascension Martial Arts

  • Age: 3-18

  • Dates: June 5th -September 1st

  • Times

    • Monday & Wednesday - 4pm - 7:30pm

    • Tuesday, Thursday & Friday - 3pm - 7:30pm

  • Skills Developed

    • Martial Arts

    • Coordination

    • Self-Defense

    • Gymnastics

    • Boxing

    • Yoga

    • Nutrition

    • Health

Want to live a longer, happier, and healthier life? Did you know you can greatly improve your chances of doing just that through exercise, good nutrition, and more? Not only will you get to learn martial arts at the Team Ascension summer program, but you'll also change your lifestyle for the better. Team Ascension's program integrates karate (karate-do, American kenpo, point sparring, weapons, creative open hand, and so much more!), as well as boxing, gymnastics, yoga, and nutrition. With experienced instructors ready to guide you through your lifestyle-improvement journey, we can guarantee that you'll quickly find this summer program to be a truly life-changing experience.

T4N Pinnacle Academy

  • Age: 9-18

  • Dates: June 5th -September 1st

  • Times

    • Monday-Friday, 9am - 5pm

Do you want to catch up in high school? Take extra courses and get ahead? Learn more about a subject you really love? With the Pinnacle Academy Summer School, you can do just that! You'll be able to complete self-paced courses at an accelerated pace through the Pinnacle Academy over the summer, with help from in-person instructors to guide your learning and provide academic support! The T4N Pinnacle Academy is GEAC accredited, NCAA accredited, and a Cognia member. In addition, most schools have accepted transfer credits from the Pinnacle Academy in the past. If you're looking to receive high school credits for a high school course taken over the summer through the Pinnacle Academy, reach out to your school's guidance counselor in advance to ensure that Pinnacle Academy credits are accepted by your school.

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