2023 Twin Cities Summer Camps: Culture & History Camps

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Give your kids a summer history adventure. These culture & history summer camps offer a little of everything – educational enrichment, teamwork, participation in outdoor activities and recreation and a chance to form lasting friendships.

START PLANNING FOR 2023 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. 

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TWIN CITIES 2023 CULTURE & HISTORY SUMMER CAMPS

MINNEAPOLIS & ST PAUL SUMMER CAMPS

American Swedish Institute 

2600 Park Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55407
Day Camps for Ages 6-10 and multi-day camps for a variety of ages with topics such as Vikings, Pippi Longstocking, language immersion, and handcrafts. All camps took place in August 2022, dates for 2023 TBA.
Day/$60, multi/$250-$300.

French Summer Camps

Alliance Française Mpls/St Paul, 227 Colfax Avenue North, Minneapolis, MN 55405
Kids ages 3-17 will learn French through games, projects and activities, including video projects for older kids, while exploring the world of film en français. Sessions: June 12 to August 25, 2023. Five-day camps: $200-$385 (or Virtual camp for $100).

German Language Camps 

Germanic-American Institute, 301 Summit Ave, St Paul, MN 55102
Kids will have the run of the GAI Haus and grounds this summer, exploring interactive themes while learning German. Beginners to bilingual campers are welcome at GAI’s half-day summer camps, with before- and after-care available. Ages 5-18. June 26 – Aug. 18, 2023 (no camp from July 2-7). $195.00 (members $175).

Gibbs Farm Summer Day Camps 

2097 Larpenteur Ave W, St Paul, MN 55113
Choose from Pee-Wee day camps for ages 4-5, and single-day and 3-day camps for ages 6-13. Themes include life on the farm, Dakota culture, nature, games, and tea party day camps. Sessions in June, July & August 2023. $22-$210.

Korean Culture Camps

Minnehaha Academy Upper School, 3100 West River Parkway, Minneapolis, MN 55406
Kids ages 5-14 will learn about Korean Culture, including arts, cooking, music & history. One session: July 17-21, 2023, daily 9:30-2:50pm.: $255 by 3/1/23; $275 after.

Minnesota Historical Society Summer Day Camps 

The MHS traditionally offers summer camp programming that includes educational programs, museum exhibits and summer fun at the following historic sites: Alexander Ramsey House, Fort Snelling, and Mill City Museum. Summer camp 2023 details TBA.

TWIN CITIES SUMMER CAMPS – NORTH METRO 

Gammelgarden Museum 

20880 Olinda Trail N, Scandia, MN 55073
2023 camps include a Little Immigrant day camp in June (ages 4-6), Comin’ to Amerika in July (grades 1-6)  & Sewing and Quilting (ages 7-11) in August. $75.
 

White Bear Lake Historical Society 

Campers investigate the people, places, and events that make the White Bear Lake area unique. Summer camp 2023 dates TBA. Grades 3-6. $175.00

TWIN CITIES SUMMER CAMPS – SOUTH METRO 

Dakota City Heritage Village Youth Camps 

4008 220th St, Farmington, MN 55024
Dakota City offers Master Apprentice Teen Camps (June 12-15, ages 13+), Junior Apprentice Camp (June 26-29 or July 10-13, ages 6-12) and a one-day Try It Camp (June 21, ages 5-9). The 2023 theme is “Farm Life”. $50-$150 per camper.

Dakota Language Camps 

Pond-Dakota Mission Park, 401 E 104th St, Bloomington, MN 55420
For kids and adults of all ages (under 7 to be accompanied by adult). Make reservations through Bloomington Parks & Rec. June 28-30, 2023. 10am-3pm. $50/pp includes lunch.

Holz Farm Camp 

4669 Manor Drive, Eagan, Minnesota 55123
Experience life on a 1940’s era farm. Morning sessions for ages 5-9; afternoon sessions for ages 10-14. June 26 – 29July 17 – 20 and July 31- August 3. Camp fee: $94.

TWIN CITIES SUMMER CAMPS – WEST METRO

Historic Cahill School Homestead Camp

4918 Eden Avenue, Edina, MN 55424
Learn how to live like a 19th century pioneer child circa 1888. One room schoolhouse lessons, fun outdoor games and chores, cooking & Minnesota history. Recommended for kids ages 6-10. Mondays-Thursdays. 2023 sessions available: June 5th – 8th, July 10th – 13th & August 7th – 10th. Registration fees per session: $195 per camper ($315 per camper for extended day).
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Isla School Spanish Immersion Summer Camps

5350 W 78th St, Edina, MN 55439 
Four wonderful weeks of camp for kids! Each week has a totally different theme and activities. They are all taught by ISLA staff. Come enjoy the summer and let’s get back to speaking Spanish or let’s start learning a new language! Half Day Camps are for Kindergartener students who want to have an immersion experience. No language skills are needed or required. Week long camps for grades K-6th grade. Sessions run June 26 – July 28, 2023. $190-$330.

La Senda Spanish Center – Academia De Deportes

Camp Locations:

  • 2310 Coulter Blvd, Chanhassen, MN 55317
  • 5735 Country Club Rd, Shorewood, MN 55331
  • 1001 MN-7, Hopkins, MN 55305
  • Scenic Heights School, 5650 Scenic Heights Dr, Minnetonka, MN 55345
  • 441 Oak St, Excelsior, MN 55331

The full summer camp experience in Spanish – please see calendar for location details. Morning day camps with optional afternoon add-on. Open to beginners to native level speakers. Mondays-Thursdays w/ option to add field trip on Fridays. Pre-K to 5th Grade. Sessions available: June 19-August 25, 2023. Cost per session: $200/4 days, $100/field trip.

We hope this guide helps you find the best experience for your child’s summer in a rewarding and positive atmosphere. We would love to hear about your camp experience. What new skills did your child learn? What were their favorite activities?

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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.

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