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2019 Childish Films at the Minneapolis Saint Paul International Film Festival
Twin Cities Summer Camps: Art Camps
Happy New Year at Home

2019 Childish Films at the Minneapolis Saint Paul International Film Festival

I can’t believe another year has passed and this weekend is already the first weekend of 2019 Childish Films at the Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival. This is my annual opportunity to binge-watch movies. While I always hope to see my favorites streaming at a later date, there is a good chance this will be the only opportunity I get to experience these films. 

While last year seemed to have a journey theme. This year’s films appear to focus on overcoming obstacles to reach a goal. Let’s take a quick peek at what is coming up this year:

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Twin Cities Summer Camps: Art Camps


Twin Cities Summer Camps: Art Camps

 *This guide is brought to you by summer camp partners.

Thanks so much to Lynn’s Cake and Candy Supplies for sponsoring the 2019 Birthday Party Guide in the Twin Cities.

Camp Pillsbury | 315 S. Grove Avenue, Owatonna, MN 55060
For ages 6-17 | Sleep Away Camp | up to 10 weeks | $850/week

Camp Pillsbury provides the chance to fly on a trapeze, participate in musical theater, sports, learn magic tricks, go horseback riding, tumble, dance, banana boat, and play instruments – all in the same day!
Camp Pillsbury is a fun, safe, unique summer camp that provides over 100 activities to campers ages 6-17. Our staff is made up of experienced professionals that have been hand selected for their particular expertise. Campers choose their activities daily and only participate in what interests them. Dormitory sleeping quarters provide safe and comfortable accommodations and our professional chef at our onsite dining hall provides healthy, tasty meals.

Adventures in Cardboard | 9 metro locations (parks)This program seeks to re-inspire creative outdoor play with city-bound youth in uniquely play-focused arts workshops. Sessions run 6/10/19-8/23/19 | ages 8-15 | $379/week.

Articulture | Minneapolis
Full & half-day options plus extended care. Sessions run 6/10/19-8/30/19 | grades pre-K-6 | $285-$295

ARTrageous Adventures | Minneapolis
Preschool and school age programs | ages 4-18 | $125-$250

BanfillLocke Center for the Arts | Fridley
Kids Art Camp offers week long sessions | ages 8-14 | $165-$195

Bruentrup Heritage Farm | Maplewood
Campers discover their artistic side and let imaginations soar. Camp runs one week in July, 9am-4pm | grades 5-8 | $150/session

Courageous heARTS | Minneapolis
Four-day camps running June-August | ages 10-18 | $75/session with discounts for multiple weeks.

Edina Art Center | Edina
Art camp classes usually run Tues-Thurs throughout the summer | students in grades 2-12 | $95 non-members/$84 members – $10 for supervised lunch

FOCI Center for Glass Arts | Minneapolis
Kids Glass Camp sessions run 6/17/19-7/29/19 | ages 9-13 & 13-18 | $325-$425

Great River Summer Camp | St. Paul
Summer camps offered as weekly sessions, Mon-Thurs, run June 17-August 5 | ages 4-16 | $175-$350 

Heartfelt | Minneapolis
Summer Craft Camps | grades K+ | $120-$165/session | register by phone or in person

Highpoint Center for Printmaking | Minneapolis
Summer camps offered in June and July | Ages 8-11 and 9+ | $300-$315/session | See the website for classes and registration instructions.

Kidcreate Studio | Eden Prairie & Woodbury
Full, half-day or one-day mini-camp options and extended lunch hour sessions run 5/29/19-8/29/18 | ages 3-12 | $75-$155/session

kiddywampus | Hopkins
Full of creating and playing | ages 4-9 | $99-$160

Leonardo’s Basement | Minneapolis
A variety of half-day workshops with extended care option sessions | ages 6-17 | $200/session

Loft Literary Center | Minneapolis
The Loft Young Writers’ Program hosts sessions that run in week-long blocks July & Aug, full and half-day options | ages 6-17 | $262-$525/session

Minnesota Center for Book Arts | Minneapolis
Courses for ages six through teen June-August | $165 + material fees/session

Potekglass Studio | Minneapolis
Kids Glass & Art Summer Camp sessions offered in July 2019 | camps for ages 9-11 & 12-14 | $375

Rumriver Art Center | Anoka
Morning and afternoon one-week art camps throughout the summer. Sessions run 6/10/19-8/29/19 | ages 5-17 | $110-$125/session.

Simply Jane | Minneapolis
Full and half-day summer art camp options with after care available. Sessions run 6/10/19-8/30/19 | ages 5+ | $150-$300/session plus supply fee, discount before April 1.

Studio Seven Art Camp | Minneapolis
Full-day painting and drawing classes | ages 7-17 | $580/session

Textile Center | Minneapolis
Full and half-day textile arts camps run 7/8/19-8/23/19 | ages 6-16 | $158-$375/session

The Phipps Summer Art Camp | Hudson, WI
Partial-day and full-day classes offered weekly in drawing, painting, sculpture, pottery, art & nature, and more, as well as theater productions and dance | ages 4-teen | Registration is open until class is filled.

Urban Arts Academy Summer Programs | Minneapolis
Urban Arts believes everyone is an artist. Sessions run 6/17/19-8/15/19, Mon-Thurs with AM session: 9am-12:30pm, PM session: 12:30 – 4:30pm or 1:00 – 4:30pm. Full-day option: 9am – 4:30pm | ages 3-14 | $99/half day-$198/wk

 Is your camp missing? We would love to include it in our Summer Camp Guide. Inclusion is FREE. Click this link to sign up to learn how to be included.

Return to: FFTC’s Guide to 2019 Twin Cities Summer Camps

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Happy New Year at Home

Not looking to go out, but still want to celebrate the New Year? Here are some ideas to make your own Ball Drop.

ball drop marshmallow pops for New Year’s Eve

Who doesn’t love a chance to eat marshmallows? And these are so pretty! Wouldn’t they be delicious dipped in chocolate fondue?

Build a New Year’s Eve Ball Drop with LEGO Bricks

You’ve got some time on your hands, why not do a building project together?


DIY Tutorial: New Year’s Eve Tinsel Ball Drop

Grab some tinsel off the tree and make your own ball drop!

If you are looking for activities away from home, we’ve rounded up these  Twin Cities Family Events to greet 2019.

How Do You Like to Spend You New Year Holiday at Home?

We like to eat Fondue and play Apples to Apples. I know it’s not very inventive, but the kids really love the tradition.

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