FFTC’s Ultimate Guide to Twin Cities Summer Camps

Guide to Twin Cities Summer Camps


Start planning your child’s best 2023 Twin Cities Summer Camps experience by perusing our list of programs offered this year. Check back often. We’ll keep updating Twin Cities area listings as information comes our way. 

This  guide is brought to you by our participating Summer Camp Partners.

Classic outdoor adventures, tech-y enrichment, performing arts opportunities and cultural explorations are just a sampling of what you’ll find in our 2023 Guide to Twin Cities Metro Summer Camps. From day camps for your pre-K, to full-day options for grade school and middle school to sleepaway camps for kids and teens, campers can register for opportunities in June, July and August for both full-day camps and half-day camps. Kids can participate in camp activities, develop new friendships and learn from professional staff and counselors. These local camps offer something for everyone.

We believe the our summer camp guide is the best curated summer camp list in the Twin Cities and we’ll keep adding to it throughout the spring. Bookmark it and check back as you plan your summer!

2023 Twin Cities Summer Camp Guides:

Click on the categories below to find camps that interest your child and get more details, schedules, camp locations and camp costs.

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2023 Summer Camp Guide Partners

Thanks so much to our participating featured camps for making the
Summer Camp Guide available to our readers!

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Alphabetical At-A-Glance List of Camps and Popular Camp Program Topics

Not sure where to start? We list participating camps and popular camp programs alphabetically below.  See something that interests you? Follow the link to find more details.

3rd Lair Skatepark
Adventures In Cardboard
American Swedish Institute
Animal Humane Society
AKAsport All Sports Summer Camp
Artistry Theater and Visual Arts 
Artrageous Adventures
Autism Society Summer Camps
Bakken Museum Camp Innovation
Base Camp
Bell Museum Youth Summer Camps
Boychoir Bootcamp
Bruentrup Heritage Farm
Bunce Performing Arts
Bunker Park Stables
Camp Carver
Camp Discovery At New Horizons
Camp Elk River
Camp Heartland
Camp Invention
Camp Lakamaga
Camp Pillsbury
Camp Tamahay For Girls

Canine Coach – Dog Camp For Kids
Carpenter St Croix Valley Nature Center
Center For Blade Arts
Chanhassen Dinner Theaters
Children’s Museum
Children’s Theatre Company
Circus Juventas Circus Arts Camp
Code Galaxy Summer Camps
Color Me Mine
Como Park Zoo & Conservatory
Concordia Language Villages
Cooks Of Crocus Hill
Coon Rapids Dam Regional Park
Creekview Recreation Center
Dakota City Heritage Village Youth Camps
Dakota County Parks
Dakota Language Camps
Dance-Twirl Minnesota
Discovery Kids Summer Camp
Dodge Nature Center
Edina Art Camps
Film North Summer Camp
Foci Center For Glass Arts
French Language Camp
Gammelgarden Museum
Germanic-American Institute
Gibbs Farm Summer Day Camps
Golden Ridge Stables
Gopher Adventures
Great River School Summer Camp
Greater Twin Cities Youth Symphonies
Hi-Five Sports Camp
Hip-Hop Dance 
Historic Cahill School Homestead Camp
Holz Farm Camp
ID Tech Summer Camp
IGM Gymnastics Camp
Innercity Tennis Minneapolis
International School of Minnesota (ISM)
Italian Summer Camp
Joy Of The People Soccer Camp
Kenwood Gymnastics Summer Camps
Kerfoot Canopy Tour
Kidcreate Studio
Kids University
Kindermusik Summer Classes
Korean Culture Camp
Kroening Nature Center
La Senda Spanish Center
Leonardo’s Basement 
Locally Grown Summer Theatre Camp
Loft Literary Center / MCBA
Loppet Foundation
Lyric Arts

MacPhail Center For Music
Merrill Arts Center
Minneapolis Bouldering Project
Minneapolis Park (MPRB) Camps
Minneapolis Sailing Center
Minnesota Children’s Museum
Minnesota Historical Society Summer Day Camps
Minnesota Landscape Arboretum
Minnesota Sports School
Minnesota Urban Debate League
Minnesota Waldorf School
Minnesota Youth Symphonies
Minnesota Zoo
Moore Than Dance
My Voice Matters Summer Camp
National Sports Center Summer Camps
Nitro-X Camps — Build, Test, Drive
Northern Clay Center
North Mississippi Regional Park
North Suburban Center For The Arts
Open Window Summer Youth Musical
O’Shea Irish Dance
Osprey Wilds Environmental Learning Center
Perpich Center for Arts Education
The Phipps Summer Art Camp
The Pony Party Place
Potekglass Studio
Raptor Center
Red Balloon Bookshop Book Adventure Camps
Rince Na Chroi Irish Dance Camp
Rumriver Art Center
Saint Paul Conservatory Of Music
Saint Paul Urban Tennis A.C.E. Camps
Sanneh Foundation Soccer Camps
Sarah Jane’s Music School
Science Museum Of Minnesota
School Of Rock Summer Camp
She Cooks.Design Kid’s Camp
Shell Lake Arts Center
Shepard Farm
Skills FC – MN Futsal Academy
Snapology Summer Camps
Springbrook Nature Center
Stages Theatre Company
St. Croix Sailing School
Steppingstone Theater
Steve and Kate’s Camp
Studio Seven Art Camp
Summit Dance Summer Camp
Sunnyside Stables
Tags Gymnastics Camp
Tamarack Nature Center
Textile Center Fiber Art Camp 
That Cooking School
Three Rivers Parks Summer Camps
Twin Cities Soccer Academy Summer Camp
University Of Minnesota Summer Youth Programs
Wargo Nature Center
Way Cool Cooking School
White Bear Lake Historical Society
Wildlife Science Center
Wood Lake Nature Center
Wolf Ridge Environmental Learning Center
The Works Museum
University Of Northwestern
Vertical Endeavors Climbing Camps
Volleyball Camps By Midwest Volleyball 
YMCA Day & Sleep-Away Camps
Youth Performance Company
Zip Line Summer Camp

Is your camp missing? Most summer camps start announcing the new year’s dates around January. If you haven’t seen the camp you are looking for by February or March, contact us; we’ll see what we can find out for you. 

We would love to share your business in our 2023 Ultimate Summer Camp Guide. Inclusion for a basic space is FREE. We also offer upgraded entries for a very affordable rate. Click this link to sign up to learn how to include your Minnesota Summer Camp in our guide. We feature Minneapolis summer camps, Saint Paul summer camps and camps throughout greater Minnesota.

When not In summer camps, try these summer family fun ideas:

Everything under the sun you need to know about family fun this summer in the Twin Cities. Beat boredom and fill your long school break days exploring the best the Twin Cities has to offer in the way of parks, swim spots, community entertainment and local festivals with our Ultimate Summer Events Guide.

This article contains paid and free submitted entries of summer camps. These camps have been collected as a convenience to parents seeking summer camp options and are for informational purposes only. Inclusion does not constitute an endorsement or an approval by Family Fun Twin Cities.

9 thoughts on “FFTC’s Ultimate Guide to Twin Cities Summer Camps”

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  2. Are you aware of any summer camps for todders? My daughter will be 2 this summer and we are looking for some outdoor programs for kids her age.

  3. Is there a way to sort between overnight camps and just day camps? For some of us who don’t reside in the Twin Cities any longer, overnights just make more sense in the search. Love what you all do!!!

    1. That is a good idea, Brady. We’ll see if we can add a link for just overnight camp. Currently, we do not have a lot of overnight options and the choices we do have tend to be outside the Twin Cities – Camp Pillsbury, Girl Scouts River Valleys and Tamahay Camp for Girls all offer overnight options. You can find links to all three of these camps in our 2021 Summer Camp Guide Sponsors list at the bottom of this main page.

  4. Hi. Lindsey.

    I’m sorry that our forms aren’t working properly. Gianna is in the process of fixing the problem. I will email you.

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