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2024 Twin Cities Guide to Summer Camps

This guide is sponsored by the businesses listed below.

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WELCOME TO THE 2024 TWIN CITIES SUMMER CAMPS GUIDE

This is one of our most-read posts each year and thanks you for once again making us a top Google Search Result for Twin Cities Summer Camps!

We know you’re probably already exploring Summer Camps options for your kids and we’re here to guide you through the Twin Cities area summer camps scene!

There are so many awesome, unique summer programs for your kids in the Twin Cities area, whether they’re into sports, cooking, drama, STEM activities, nature, or anything else!

*If you are a camp interested in being featured in the Twin Cities Guide to Summer Camps, please fill out the form below or email betsy@twincitiesmom.com.

YMCA of the NORTH

Make the most of your child’s summer with YMCA summer programs and camps! Summer programs at the Y enable kids to realize their potential and provide lifelong skills. Kids will connect with nature through meaningful outdoor experiences and families get the chance to have fun together! Find out what summer at the Y provides, plan your child’s summer, and learn the impact a summer at the Y can have on your child. Membership is not required. Financial assistance is available.

Voyageur Outward Bound School

Belonging. Strength. Purpose. Leadership skills for life.

There’s camp. And then there’s Outward Bound.

Since 1964, Voyageur Outward Bound has invited young people to life-changing adventure right here in Minnesota. The wilderness is our classroom. We don’t fill buckets. We unlock potential.

We help young leaders discover skills, stretch comfort zones and practice persistence. We prepare youth to thrive in school, work and life. Outward Bound builds character– it’s leadership for life.

And it’s fun! At Outward Bound, your child learns by doing on a multi-day wilderness expedition. Canoeing, backpacking, rock climbing. Doesn’t matter what you choose, every Outward Bound trip is a chance to share adventure and joy with a small group of peers and two caring, highly-trained instructors. Friendships grow, and confidence soars. Your child has unique skills, and enormous potential– we’re here to help unlock that potential.

No experience necessary. We teach wilderness and social skills. Just come ready for adventure.

Don’t let cost be a barrier. Scholarships are available. Our summer expeditions fill fast.

Browse our Course Finder online, give us a call 828-239-2376, or email student.services@vobs.org to register!

Ages: 14-18+ years
Location: Ely, MN + St. Paul, MN
Phone: (218) 491-6801

OBSTACLE NINJA ACADEMY CAMP

At Obstacle Academy we offer Single Day Camps throughout the school year and Full Week Camps during the summer months. Our Half day program offers two 2.5 hour slots to choose from and an option to stay all day. 

Kids will be offered a variety of challenges inside and outside of the gym. Whether your child is a first time ninja or a seasoned pro we will offer them obstacles and challenges fit for their skill level. They will learn movement techniques from our professional coaches, and they will learn the best way to tackle an American Ninja Warrior style obstacle course. 

Ages: 6+
Location: Eden Prairie, MN
Phone: (952) 452-8770

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STEVE & KATE'S MSP

When you trust kids, they trust themselves. Since 1980, Steve & Kate’s has put kids in charge of their own learning experience. As they try, fail, and learn on their own, they learn to trust their own judgment, and tackle the challenges of an ever changing world with creativity and confidence.

Campers choose from a variety of activities in real-time including, sewing, stop-motion animation, music, coding, sports & rec, makers crafts, baking, & more. They’ll decide what they want to do, and for how long.

This summer families can buy as many days as they’d like, and use them at any time. No weekly reservations required–just show up! Or, if you need more care, purchase a Summer Pass, which covers the whole season. If for any reason your plans change, they’ll automatically refund any unused Passes in full at summer’s end.

Ages: 4-12 years
Location: Minneapolis, MN
Phone: (612) 517-2109

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SUMMER CAMPS

BRUENTRUP HERITAGE FARM

MAHS Youth Camps explore the worlds of our Indigenous Dakota, Yankee-American, German-Immigrant, and Hmong Refugee peoples and culture through…

Fun. Friends. Food. Art. History… And so much more!

The Maplewood Area Historical Society is proud to present another season of one-of-a-kind hands-on and experiential day-camps for youth ages 6 – 16 at the beautiful 1891 Bruentrup Heritage Farm in Maplewood, MN as well as the quaint 1888 Eder Schoolhouse in Oakdale, MN. Nestled among 25 acres of restored rolling prairie, the Bruentrup Heritage Farm offers a unique setting for youth to explore many facets of our local history with professional historians, artists, culinary-experts, and architects!

Grades: 1-9
Location: Maplewood, MN
Phone: (651) 748-8645

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HWA RANG DO

The Hwa Rang Do Academy is right in the heart of the Twin Cities, specializing in traditional martial arts and leadership activities for over 2 decades. Along with our regular classes and our premier afterschool program, the summer camps offered are a one-of-a-kind experience for kids to have fun, get stronger, and build real life confidence through our health promoting training and life lessons during the summer months.

No previous martial art experience is needed! Each week includes a specialized training workshop to help beginners get started and then we go into more advanced topics step-by-step. Each week also has its own theme of activities related to STEM/Arts/Stories/Myth. We believe in the ideals of the warrior philosophers, however, to walk the hero’s journey one must train in order to bring forth the potential that awaits.

5 amazing camp sessions during the summer of 2024! Join us for the adventure!

Grades: K-8
Location: Minneapolis, MN
Phone: (612) 824-5425

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SUMMER CAMPS

GIRL SCOUTS RIVER VALLEYS

Find Yourself at Girl Scout Camp! Whether you have a first-time camper or an experienced adventurer, you’ll find a summer camp session that’s just right for them at one of our four stunning camp locations. And, you don’t need to be a Girl Scout to join in on the fun!

At camp, kids discover their strengths, developing leadership skills, confidence, and a strong sense of self while building friendships and making unforgettable memories. Do they want to splash and swim? Discover new talents? Or maybe experience the outdoors in a whole new way? Whichever direction their heart pulls them, you can be sure they’ll have a fun, safe, and high-quality experience at Girl Scout Camp.

Backed by our expert staff, our camps provide a wide range of experiences that are inclusive, accommodating, and serve every camper according to their unique needs. Campers can attend with their family, try an overnight experience, or even just come for the day.

Grades: K-11
Location: Camp Lakamaga – St. Croix, MN; Camp Elk River – Zimmerman, MN; Camp Northwoods – Mason, WI; Camp Singing Hills – Waterville, MN
Phone: 800-845-0787

CAMP NORTHERN STAR

Ready to discover your next camp Adventure? Join us for the next step of Discovery Camp for 6th – 8th graders. On Monday morning, campers will depart from the Twin Cities to head to Tomahawk for a four-night sleep-away camp experience.

At Camp Tomahawk, campers will get the chance to participate in activities such as swimming, archery, boating, rifles, hiking, and climbing, and so much more. Our enthusiastic and well-trained staff will guide you every step of the way, all you need to do is come ready to have some fun!

Grades: 6-8
Location: Drop off/pick up in the Twin Cities, Camp Tomahawk is in Birchwood, WI
Dates of camp: weekly, with opportunities June – August
Phone: 612-261-2303

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YMCA of the NORTH

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Make the most of your child’s summer with YMCA summer programs and camps! Summer programs at the Y enable kids to realize their potential and provide lifelong skills. Kids will connect with nature through meaningful outdoor experiences and families get the chance to have fun together! Find out what summer at the Y provides, plan your child’s summer, and learn the impact a summer at the Y can have on your child. Membership is not required. Financial assistance is available.

Grades: K-12
Location: 17 Locations throughout the state of Minnesota
Phone: 612-230-9622

id Tech

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Register today at the top-rated tech camp for 25 years and counting! iD Tech is the very best experience built around your child—their interests, their skill level, their goals for the future. Trusted by the world’s top universities and over 1,000,000 parents, iD Tech is where kids and teens learn from the best—coding, game dev, robotics, and more.

Location: Macalester College

CHILDREN'S THEATRE COMPANY

Ages: 5-18
Location: Minneapolis, MN
Phone: (612) 872-5100

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THE COUNTRY EXPERIENCE

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Ages: 7-17 years
Location: Elizabeth, IL
Phone: (312) 852-7400

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THE WORKS MUSEUM

Ages: Pre K-12
Location: Bloomington, MN
Phone: 952-888-4262

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COOKS | BELLECOUR

Ages: 8-12 years
Location: St. Paul + Edina, MN
Phone: 651-228-1333

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CAMP FIRE MINNESOTA

Ages: 5-17 years
Location: Excelsior, MN
Phone: 612-235-7284

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EAGLE EYE FARM

Ages: 3 years-Adult
Location: River Falls, WI
Phone: 715-307-8537

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MACPHAIL CENTER FOR MUSIC

Ages: 3+
Location: Minneapolis, MN
Phone: 612-321-0100

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CAMP PILLSBURY

Ages: 6-17 years
Location: Owatonna, MN
Phone: 507-214-2200

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ONE HEARTLAND

Ages: 7-17 years
Location: Willow River, MN
Phone: 612-824-6464

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SUMMER CHOIR CAMPS

Grades: K-12
Location: Bloomington, MN
Phone: 952-563-8572

TAMAHAY CAMP FOR GIRLS

Ages: 7-16 years
Location: Akeley, MN
Phone: 218-652-3033

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FLYING COLORS TRAPEZE

Ages: 6-18 years
Location: Marine on St Croix, MN
Phone: 651-321-3013

WHITE BEAR SAILING SCHOOL

Ages: 7-17
Location: Dellwood, MN
Phone: 651-429-8395

CAMP JORN YMCA

Ages: 8-17 years
Location: Manitowish Waters, WI
Phone: 715-543-8808

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3RD LAIR SKATEBOARD CAMPS

Ages: 8-16 years
Location: Golden Valley, MN
Phone: 763-797-5283

CAMPTASTIC

Grades: 1-6
Location: Ham Lake, MN
Phone: 763-413-0647

SPEECH & DEBATE CAMP

Grades: 5-12
Location: Minneapolis, MN
Phone: 651-330-1730

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TENNIS IN THE PARKS

Ages: 6-18
Location: Community Parks across MSP
Phone: 612-825-6844

UNLOCK YOUR CHILD'S POTENTIAL!

Ages: 6+
Location: Big Lake, MN
Phone: 763-250-0485

A2D Academy

Grades: K-5
Location: Edina, MN
Phone: 952-254-0272

LIST YOUR CAMP!

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COMPREHENSIVE LIST OF TWIN CITIES AREA SUMMER CAMPS

Bell Museum Youth Camps | St. Paul

Breck Summer Programs | Golden Valley

Concordia Language Villages | Bemidji

Discovery Kids Summer Camp | Eden Prairie

Engineering & Design Camps at The Works Museum | Bloomington

Germanic-American Institute | St. Paul

iD Tech Camps | Macalester College, St. Paul

MetaCoders | Minneapolis

Minnesota Writing Project Summer Camp | University of Minnesota, Minneapolis

New Horizon Academy | Multiple Locations

Nitro-X Day Camp | Multiple metro locations

Science Museum of Minnesota Summer Camps|St. Paul

Snapology Camps | Multiple metro locations

Speech & Debate Camp | Augsburg University

3rd Lair Skateboard Camps | Golden Valley

43 Hoops |  Hopkins

All Sports Camp | Multiple metro locations

Active Kids Association Sports Camps | Blaine

Center for Blade Arts Camp | Minneapolis

John Tauer Basketball Camps | University of St. Thomas, St. Paul

I Got Skills Soccer and Futsal Training | Burnsville, MN

Fusion Martial Arts Camp | Eagan

Flying Colors Trapeze | Marine On Saint Croix

Hwa Rang Do Summer Camps | Minneapolis

Lake Minnetonka Sailing Camp | Excelsior

Legacy Gymnastics Camp | Eden Prairie  

Midwest Ballet Summer Programs | Edina and Eden Prairie

Minneapolis Rowing Club ‘Learn to Row’ Camp | Minneapolis

Minnesota Twins Training Camp | Multiple metro locations

Nike Basketball Camp | Minneapolis

Obstacle Academy Ninja Camp | Eden Prairie

PGA Junior Golf Camps | Multiple metro locations

Ramsey County Junior Golf Programs | Multiple metro locations

Tags Gymnastics Summer Camps | Multiple metro locations

Topgolf Summer Academy | Brooklyn Center

White Bear Sailing School | Dellwood

Articulture Camps | Minneapolis

MCAD Summer Classes Camps | Minneapolis

Kidcreate Studio Summer Art Camps | Multiple metro locations

KidzArt | Minneapolis

MacPhail Summer Music Camps | Multiple metro locations

Northern Clay Center | Minneapolis

School of Rock Camp | Eden Prairie

Sewing Camp | St. Paul

Shell Lake Arts Center | Shell Lake, WI

Simply Jane Summer Art Camps | Minneapolis

Spark School of Music Camps | Spring Lake Park

Carver County Day Camps | Multiple metro locations

Lifetime Fitness Kids Camps | Multiple metro locations

Tamarack Nature Center Day Camps | White Bear Township

YMCA Day Camps | Multiple metro locations

Camp Lake Hubert | Lake Hubert

North Star Camp | Brainerd

Trout Lake Family Camp | Pine River

YMCA Family Camps | Multiple Minnesota locations

Birchwood Wilderness Camp | Boundary Waters

Catholic Youth Camp | McGregor

Camp Cherith | Detroit Lakes

Camp Lake Hubert for Girls | Lake Hubert

Camp Lincoln for Boys | Lake Hubert

Camp Pillsbury Performing Arts Camp | Owatonna

Camp Fire Minnesota: Tanadoona | Lake Minnewashta

Camp Shamineau | Motley

Girl Scouts River Valleys | Multiple MN & WI locations

North Star Camp | Brainerd

Swift Nature Camp | Minong, WI

YMCA Overnight Camps | Multiple Minnesota locations

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