If you have a kid who is begging to get outdoors in the summer, an outdoor adventure camp may be just the thing for them. Wilderness Adventures offers these 5 Benefits of an Outdoor Education. Another positive is that it wears them out so they can sleep better at night. We’ve listed our favorite Nature & Outdoor Adventure Camps in the Twin Cities. Please check out our Featured Listings – they make our 2021 Twin Cities Summer Camp Guide possible!
TWIN CITIES 2021 NATURE & OUTDOOR ADVENTURE SUMMER CAMPS
10775 237th Ave. Northwest
Zimmerman, MN 55398
12303 Lakamaga Trail N
Marine on St. Croix, MN 55047
Camp length: 1-13 days
Both day and sleep-away camps.
Camps range from $40 day camps to $995 thirteen day wilderness excursions. Financial assistance available.
Base Camp | Blooomington
Discovery Day Camp’s high energy activities are offered 9am-4pm M-F, mid-June-September in 2021| Kindergarten-8th Grade | $190
Bruentrup Heritage Farm | Maplewood
Farm-to-Table Day Camp usually held in August| grades 1-6 | 2021 details TBA
Camp Discovery | New Horizons Academy, Twin Cities, St. Cloud, Rochester
Day camps offered in a variety of subjects. Prices vary by location and program | ages 5-10 | June through August 2021
Carpenter St Croix Valley Nature Center | Hastings
Single half-day camps traditionally offered in July & August | Camps for ages 5-11 & 10+ | 2021 details TBA
Como Park Zoo & Conservatory | St Paul
2021 Camp Info TBA.
Creekview Recreation Center | Minneapolis
Early Childhood Summer Camps. 2021 TBA. | Pre-K .
Fishing for Life Day Camps | on various metro lakes
2021 Camp Info TBA.
Kerfoot Canopy Tour Zip Line Summer Camp | Henderson
Zip line at the epic Kerfoot Canopy Tour, and learn what it takes to be an adventure guide! | ages 11-15 | Stay Tuned for 2021 information and note that they limit camps to 10 people per session
Loppet Foundation | Minneapolis
Adventure Camp is held at Theodore Wirth Park. Sessions run Mon-Fri, 9am-4pm | ages 9-13 | 2021 details TBA
Minnesota Landscape Arboretum | Minneapolis
Half-day to 4 day science-based, nature-inspired outdoor camps | New Age Categories: Ages 5-7, Ages 7-9, Ages 9-11, Ages 11-15; Summer youth programs TBA by the end of February 2021.
Minnesota Waldorf School | Saint Paul
Outdoor games, natural crafts, water play, gardening on a beautiful eight-acre campus| Pre-k to 6th grade | 2021 camp information TBA.
Minnesota Zoo | Apple Valley
Minnesota Zoo offers dozens of summer camps for animal-lovers of all ages. 2021 camp information TBA.
North Mississippi Regional Park – Kroening Nature Center | Minneapolis
Full and half-day camps, Mondays through Fridays. A new nature theme each week. 2021 Details TBA.
Osprey Wilds Environmental Learning Center | Sandstone
Week long camps run in 5-day sessions | ages 9-14 and one grandparent/child session | 2021 Details TBA.
Raptor Center | University of Minnesota, St Paul Campus
Summer sessions are run by the University of Minnesota’s Rec & Wellness Camps and specialty camps are also offered in partnership with a variety of other organizations | 2021 camps TBA.
Springbrook Nature Center | Fridley
Springbrook Nature Camps run weekly sessions June 14 – August 20, 2021 | ages 5-12 | $145-$155/week
Tamarack Nature Center | White Bear Lake
All camps guarantee plenty of nature play, adventure and fun. Camp sessions are 4-day camps and one-day mini camps. 2021 Details TBA.
Full lineup of outdoor adventure camps at 15 locations throughout the western half of the Twin Cities | 2021 Details TBA
Wargo Nature Center / Anoka County Parks | Lino Lakes
Both virtual and in-person camps offered in 2021. Camps vary in length from three to five days, and children as young as four are invited to participate. Sessions June 21 – August 19, 2021 | PreK-Grade 7 | $20-$170/week .
Wildlife Science Center | Columbus/Forest Lake
At Wolf Camp, each session is filled with wildlife activities, games and more. 2021 Details TBA.
Wood Lake Nature Center | Richfield
Most camps are 3 days, with a couple week-long sessions for older grade school kids. 2021 Camp details TBA.
YMCA Day Camps: Camp Icaghowan (Amery, WI), Camp Ihduhapi (Loretto), Camp St Croix (Hudson)
Offer programming for kids ages 5-17. June 1, 2021 – through August 31, 2021.
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.