Summer Camps


Lower School

Camp del Sol and Camp Taiyang

Join us for a fun way to ease into language immersion for new students or brush up on language skills for returning students. 

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Generally, all activities are conducted in Spanish or Chinese at an age-appropriate level. Incoming kindergarteners will have a daily language arts component as well as games, songs, crafts, and storytelling. Campers will also participate in some form of physical education each day. Returning students will follow themes for each day.

Parents must pack a lunch from home. You must also arrange for transportation; no bus service is available. 

Dates and Times

PLEASE NOTE: Camp is offered Monday through Thursday. There is no camp on Friday.

Incoming Spanish & Chinese Kindergarteners

Monday, July 10 - Thursday, July 13 • 9:00 - 2:00

Daily language arts activities, games, songs, crafts, storytelling, and physical education.  

Returning Spanish & Chinese Students

Monday, July 17 - Thursday, July 20 • 9:00 - 2:00

In addition to language practice through activities and physical education, returning students will follow a daily theme:

  • Monday – Artful Antics
  • Tuesday – Sensational Science
  • Wednesday – Wacky Water
  • Thursday – Amazing Race

Registration

Please complete a separate registration HERE for each child by June 15. MN 55025

Questions? Contact Jeff Wittrock by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Chess Camp - Details Coming Soon

Take steps in mastering this timeless classic battle of strategy! NOTHING will prepare you for critical thinking better than chess! Grades K-8, all skill levels. Register by downloading the Registration Form (when it is available).

Upper School - Ages 9 & Up

Chess Camp - Details Coming Soon

Take steps in mastering this timeless classic battle of strategy! NOTHING will prepare you for critical thinking better than chess! Grades K-8, all skill levels. Register by downloading the Registration Form (when it is available).

Let's Hear These Dragons ROAR! 

Study hard. Play hard. "Balance" is one of the IB learner profiles, and we encourage LILA students to participate in team sports or club activities in addition to their studies. Upper School teams are listed below. Lower School and some of the clubs that are operated by non-LILA organizations may have different forms for each club or activity (for example, Ski Club has its own form).

For the latest schedule information, visit the Calendar page of the website under the Quick Links tab in the upper right corner.

Spring Sports

We're offering a wide variety of sports this spring. Try something new! Register through RSchool Today and use FeePay for activities/athletics fees. See below for important information about using RSchool Today.

Important RSchool Today Registration Information

Do not click the “Pay Now” button. LILA uses FeePay for payments; if you click “Pay Now” on RSchool Today, it will ask for a credit card (which we cannot take) and it won’t let you finish your registration. It's also possible that you will get charged twice if you click the Pay Now button. Again, we aren't set up to receive payments through RSchool so all payments need to be completed through FeePay.

Click the “Pay Later” button and pay through FeePay. It will show that you owe money on your RSchool Today account, but don’t worry about that. We are currently working with RSchool Today to get the payment buttons removed. Thank you for your patience!

Items Needed To Participate In A Sport

  • RSchool Today registration
  • Payment on FeePay
  • No outstanding activity/athletics payments or equipment/uniforms not returned from previous seasons
  • A physical form uploaded onto RSchool Today (these are good for 3 years); physicals are required by the MN High School League
  • Any equipment/gear as requested by your coach

Check Activity Scheduler For Game Times & More

After you register on Activity Scheduler, you'll receive automatic notifications about activities, athletics, and clubs of your choosing. The info there will be updated regularly with practice times, games, competitions, etc.

Co-Ed Clay Targets

See more info on this fast-growing sport at the Minnesota State High School Clay Target League. LILA's season is Tuesday, April 4 - May 30. Registration is now closed. Students meet every Tuesday at 5 p.m., rain or shine, at the Forest Lake Sportsman's Club. Parents are responsible for transporting the student and equipment (i.e., firearm) to the range.

Girls Synchronized Swimming

Practices started Wednesday, April 5th in the HW gym from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. until Friday, April 7. Starting Tuesday, April 11th, they will be at the Chisago Pool. Talk to Coach Britney about carpool options. Practices will be Tuesday-Friday 4pm-5:30pm with Coach Britney. Cost: $170

Boys Baseball

Start date: Wednesday, April 12. Practices are Tuesday-Friday from 2:45 to 4:45 p.m. Cost: $170

Co-Ed Golf

Start date: Monday, April 10. Practices will be Mondays and Thursdays. Time: 2:45 p.m. on Mondays and 3 p.m. on Thursdays. Parents are responsible for getting their child to and from Forest Hills Golf Course. Carpool can be arranged. NOTE: We will meet the first day, Monday, April 10, at the Headwaters Campus. Starting Thursday, April 14, practice will be at Forest Hills. Students need their own sets of clubs. Cost: $150

Co-Ed Track and Field

Canceled due to lack of participants this year. Maybe next year??

Archery Team

Open to 6th-12th graders; practices are held at the Main Campus Lower School (246 11th Ave SE, Forest Lake)
Advisor: Various coaches
Start Date: October 25 - End Date: April 13
Cost: $125 this includes tournament fees
Meeting Times: Tuesdays and Thursdays 6:30-8:00pm at Main Campus

Scheduled Tournaments

White Bear Lake Open - 1/6-7/2017
Cambridge-Isanti Open - 1/14/2017
Chisago Lakes Archery Tournament - 1/28/2017
New Prague Annual NASP Tournament - 2/4/2017
Champlin Park Rebel Rouser Tournament - 2/11/2017
OWL Open West St. Paul - 2/25/2017
SCPA Open Stillwater - 3/10-11/2017
MN South Region NASP Tournament Mahtomedi - 3/17-18/2017
SCI/NCB MN State Tournament Duluth - 3/31-4/1/2017
Duluth Entertainment Convention Center (DECC, 350 Harbor Drive, Duluth)

Spring Sports Registration Information

Register through RSchool Today. Do not click "Pay Now." Click "Pay Later" and use our FeePay system instead. This is important! We cannot accept credit card payments through RSchool Today. We're working on removing the payment button on RSchool Today. Thanks for your patience.

• All practice and game cancellations and other announcements will be communicated via email and/or social media.
• Game schedules will be released when they are finalized.

Cancellation Notice: LILA strives to maintain low activity fees. We base the fees, in part, on anticipated registrations. Students will be required to pay for half of the student athletic fee, if they choose to quit after they have participated in any of the first week practices. If a student attends any practice after the first week, and then decides to quit, they will be responsible for the entire student athletic fee.

Questions? Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Athletics & Activities Director, 651-464-8989.

Lakes International Language Academy respects your family's privacy. In compliance with Minnesota law, we offer a Data Privacy Notice (called a Tennessen Notice) for your review when we request any information about your student or family. 

LILA After-School Activities & Clubs

Afterschool Activities

So much happens all the time at LILA and our surrounding communities—it’s hard to keep up with all of the opportunities here. Check out these resources for clubs, organizations, and regular activities for LILA students. Let us know of any others! We don’t specifically endorse or recommend any particular organization here, but we encourage our students to become involved and active citizens.

Some clubs and activities are open at certain times of the year. When we receive information from the advisor, we try to keep the information updated here. Let us know if you have ideas for additional sports or have questions about those listed here. 

For the latest schedules, check the Calendar page on the website. Questions? Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Activities Director, 651-464-8989.

Here are some of the clubs at LILA:

  • KickFit
  • LILA Ski Club 
  • Archery Club 
  • Running Club  (PDF)
  • Soccer Club
  • Karate
  • Chess Club

Clubs And Activities For Upper School Students

Clubs and activities information may change from year to year, depending on student interest and coaches or facilities availability. This list provides an idea of what LILA students can explore after school. Contact the listed advisor for the most up-to-date information for this school year. Please use RSchool Today to register (see important details below).

Important RSchool Today Registration Information

Do not click the “Pay Now” button. LILA uses FeePay for payments; if you click “Pay Now” on RSchool Today, it will ask for a credit card (which we cannot take) and it won’t let you finish your registration. It's also possible that you will get charged twice if you click the Pay Now button. Again, we aren't set up to receive payments through RSchool so all payments need to be completed through FeePay.

Click the “Pay Later” button and pay through FeePay. It will show that you owe money on your RSchool Today account, but don’t worry about that. We are currently working with RSchool Today to get the payment buttons removed. Thank you for your patience!

Items Needed To Participate In An Activity

  • RSchool Today registration
  • Payment on FeePay
  • No outstanding activity/athletics payments or equipment/uniforms not returned from previous seasons

Check Activity Scheduler For Game Times & More

After you register on Activity Scheduler, you'll receive automatic notifications about activities, athletics, and clubs of your choosing. The info there will be updated regularly with practice times, games, competitions, etc.

Pinterest Club: Advisor is This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Started March 24. Meets 2:15-4:15. Cost: $40

Co-Ed Gardening Club: Advisor isThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Started March 20. Meets once each week after school. Cost: $40

Anime Club Session 2: Advisor is This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Start March 20. Meets every other Monday 2:15-3:45 through May 22. Cost: $35

Model United Nations (Grades 7-12): This activity encourages students to practice the arts of compromise and diplomacy to attempt to solve pressing global problems through role-playing. Read the LILA Modeul UN flyer here. The advisors are Jennifer May and Erin Turner. Registration opened in early February. This program is through the YMCA (more info). The main event is March 30-April 1.

Yearbook Committee (application required; 2016-17 selections completed): Applications were available Monday, October 31, 2016 in the front office. The completed application and two teacher recommendations were to be turned in by Thursday, November 10. The committee was decided by Tuesday, November 15. The first meeting was Wednesday, November 16. Melissa Navratil is the advisor (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) and the committee meets Wednesdays after school (2:30-4:30) through April.

Musical (auditions required): The 2017 production was Seussical Jr. The advisor was Kristina Kofski (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). An informational meeting was held at HW at 2:30 on Wednesday, October 26. Auditions were Wednesday, November 2 with callbacks on Wednesday, November 9. Rehearsals were every Wednesday and Friday after school (2:30-5:30). Every student who auditioned received a part. The show dates were February 24 and 25. NOTE: Students could participate in Monday activities (e.g., NHS/NJHS/Student Government) and Ski Club in addition to the Musical, but rehearsals conflicted with other Winter Sports.

Behind the Scenes: The advisor was Eileen King (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). This 2017 activity supported the Musical, meeting on Wednesdays and Fridays (2:30-4:30) until the show on February 24 and 25. Students learned about and worked on behind-the-scenes areas of theater participation, such as set design and construction, costumes, lights, and sound. The Musical and Behind the Scenes were two separate activities.

History Day: See a clip from our performance team national winners. National History Day is an interdisciplinary research project for students in grades 6-12. History Day teaches students to conduct in-depth research, use primary and secondary sources, read a variety of texts, analyze and synthesize information and write and present historical content. Students choose a topic that relates to an annual theme, research that topic, and develop their research into one of five presentation categories: research paper, exhibit, documentary, performance, or website. Students may then enter their projects into History Day competitions at school, regional, state, and national levels. Advisors for 2017 were Kaari Rodriguez and Upper School's Individuals and Societies Teachers. The start date was Monday, October 17th. Meeting times: Mondays (2:30-4:30) 10/17, 10/24, 11/14, 11/21, 11/28, 12/5, 12/12, January i-terms, Mondays in February if needed.

Destination Imagination - See a video about this exciting club. The regional tournament was March 25; the season continued with one team qualifying for the state tournament! Michael McNaughton (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) and Ryan Beagan (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) are the advisors. DI meets Mondays from 2:30-4:30.

Math Counts: The advisor is Danica Scharlemann. The start date was Monday, October 24. Meeting times: Mondays, 2:30-4:30, or as determined by advisor.

Student Government: 2016-17 Student Government members have been chosen for this year. Congratulations!

National Junior Honor Society (Grades 6-8 application required): NJHS members have been chosen for this year. Congratulations!

National Honor Society (Grades 9-12 application required): NJHS members have been chosen for this year. Congratulations!

First LEGO Robotics Team (open to 6th-9th grade): Teams collaborate to build and program an autonomous robot to score points on a thematic playing surface (the Robot Game) and create an innovative solution to a problem correlated to the yearly theme (the Project), all while guided by the FLL Core Values. Robotics provides a team-based, hands-on, competitive robotics program that challenges and creates exciting learning opportunities for young people. The advisor was Martin Hawkinson (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). It started on Monday, October 24 and met every Monday and Thursday from 2:30-4:30. The regional competition was November 19 at Prior Lake High School. If the team advances, practices continue through the next competition date.

Community Organizations

See the LILA Activities Calendar for specific groups, events, and times.

Lakes International Language Academy respects your family's privacy. In compliance with Minnesota law, we offer a Data Privacy Notice (called a Tennessen Notice) for your review when we request any information about your student or family. 

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      Lower School - Main Campus
      246 11th Ave. S.E.
      Forest Lake, MN 55025
      Phone: 651-464-0771
    • Upper School - Headwaters Campus
      19850 Fenway Ave. N.
      Forest Lake, MN 55025
      Phone: 651-464-8989

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