Goodman Community Center | Summer with the Lussier LOFT

A Summer Option for Every Age and Interest

Summer at the Lussier LOFT is filled with a fun range of activities, field trips and mini courses, all in a safe environment. Read on to learn all about summer opportunities for rising 6th through 12th graders.

Middle School

Programming for youth going into 6th through 8th grade.

Middle School Summer (incoming 6th - 8th graders)

PLEASE NOTE: Our middle school summer 2023 program is FULL. Use the link below to add your child to our waiting list.

Summer at the Lussier LOFT is filled with a fun range of activities, field trips and mini courses. Middle school youth can learn to fish, join Bike Club, play group games and learn to be a part of their community, and young people can even shape their own activities with the support of our amazing staff.

Garden Fit is a popular part of our program for incoming 6th graders. Led by Howard Hayes, youth participating in this middle school transition program spend time learning, growing and having fun at the Youth Grow Local Farm, and they participate in fun outdoor adventures like canoeing and kayaking at Brittingham Boats.

Ages: Incoming 6th thru 8th grades

Hours: Full day or half day program Monday thru Friday, 9am – 4:30pm or 12pm – 4:30pm

Dates: June 26 – August 18

Fee: FREE. Snacks, cold breakfast and hot lunch provided daily.

Questions? Contact Howard Hayes (info below).

Middle School Summer

Summer 2023 is currently full. Add your child to our wait list, and we'll be in touch if a spot opens up.

A group of teens sit holding kayak paddles at Brittingham Boats in Madison, Wisconsin.

High School

Summer opportunities for rising 9th through 12th graders.

High School Summer (incoming 9th-12th graders)

In Goodman’s Lussier LOFT high school summer program, high school students (including incoming 9th graders) gain employability skills, build college and career readiness, engage with our community and – most importantly – have fun. Teens have the opportunity to earn money and MMSD high school credit during the program. There will be hands-on learning activities in our program kitchens and gardens, as well as field trips and outdoor adventure opportunities. Youth will build a community of friends and mentors that support each other to be their best selves and achieve their goals.

Ages: Rising 9th thru 12th grades

Schedule: 8:30am – 3pm There will be two groups of students for summer program. One will meet Monday through Wednesday and the other will meet Wednesday through Friday. Your schedule will be confirmed when you complete enrollment with a program manager.

Dates: June 20 – July 27 for all high school youth. Additional program available for rising 9th grade students 4 days a week July 31st – August 11th.

Fee: FREE, youth are paid for their time. Snacks, cold breakfast and hot lunch provided daily.

Questions? Contact Shantrice Solis or Catie Tollefson (info below).

High School Summer

Summer 2023 is currently full. Sign up for our wait list, and we'll be in touch if a spot opens up.

For more information about Lussier LOFT summer contact:

Howard Hayes

Middle School - Assistant Director of Youth & Community Development
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Shantrice Solis

High School Partnerships Manager
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