2020 Twin Cities Summer Camps: Nature & Outdoor Adventure Camps

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 2020 Twin Cities Summer Camp Guide possible!


cancelled for summer 2020 Avid 4 Adventure Day Camp | Edina

At Avid4 Adventure, we’re on a mission to get kids excited and empowered by outdoor adventure so they stay active for the rest of their lives. Our day camps support kids to build deep reserves of confidence and judgement through mountain biking, kayaking, hiking, canoeing, paddle boarding, and more. Our day camps are carefully customized to kids’ ages and ability levels.

Sessions: June 15, 2020 – August 7, 2020, camps run Monday-Friday | K-7th grade | $349-$399 per week 

The Summer Camp Guide is brought to you by participating Summer Camps.

Base Camp | Blooomington
Discovery Day Camp’s high energy activities are offered 9am-4pm M-F, June-August | Ages 5-15 | $165

Bruentrup Heritage Farm | Maplewood
Stay tuned for 2020 information.

pending for summer 2020Carpenter St Croix Valley Nature Center | Hastings
Single half-day camps and 5-day camps offered in June & July in 2020 | Camps for ages 5-11 & 10+ | $35/half-day; $105-$235/week-long camps.

Como Park Zoo & Conservatory | St Paul
12 Sessions: Full or half-day options available with extended care offered before and after. Dates run June 15 to September 4, 2020 | pre-K thru grade 8 | $135/half day session; $155/full day session.

cancelled for summer 2020 Girl Scout River Valleys Summer Camps | Zimmerman & Marine-on-St-Croix
Offers resident, troop and day camps throughout the summer. You need not be a Girl Scout to attend | Sessions run June 19, 2020 to August 30, 2020 | grades 1 & up | $90-$680 per session

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! Stay Tuned for 2020 information and note that they limit camps to 10 people per session | ages 11-15 | $200 per camper | Register 2 days prior to first day of camp

Loppet Foundation | Minneapolis
Adventure Camp is held at Theodore Wirth Park. Sessions run Mon-Fri, 9am-4pm; June 15th-August 14th, 2020 | ages 9-13 | $275/week

Minnesota Landscape Arboretum | Minneapolis
June camps currently cancelled, July and August pending
Half-day to 4 day science-based, nature-inspired camps | New Age Categories: Ages 5-7, Ages 7-9, Ages 9-11, Ages 11-15; June 8th-August 27, 2020 | $35 – $284/camp

Minnesota Zoo | Apple Valley
Minnesota Zoo offers dozens of summer camps for animal-lovers of all ages. Sessions run May26th to August 31st 2020, 2.5 hour classes to 5 days per week | ages 3.5 (with parent)-12th grade | $25-$325 per session

cancelled until further notice North Mississippi Regional Park – Kroening Nature Center | Minneapolis
Full and half-day camps, Mondays through Fridays. A new nature theme each week. Sessions run June 8th through September 4, 2020 | ages 6-12 | 1/2 day $80 & Full day $150/week.

Osprey Wilds | Sandstone
Week long camps June 22 to late July 20, camps run in 5-day sessions | ages 9-14 and one grandparent/child session | $320-$1049 

currently pending 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 | August 2020 | ages 6-14 depending on the session | $130 & up

Springbrook Nature Center | Fridley
Springbrook Nature Camps run weekly sessions June 8th to August 21st, 2020 | ages 4-12 | $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. June 22-August 13, 2020 | ages 3 through grade 8 | Price $99-$199 | Registration is on-going.

Three Rivers Parks Summer Camps
Full lineup of outdoor adventure camps at 15 locations throughout the western half of the Twin Cities | ages 4-18 | $150-$479

Wargo Nature Center / Anoka County Parks | Lino Lakes
Camps vary in length from three to five days, and children as young as four are invited to participate. Sessions run June 15-Aug 20, 2020 | Preschool-grade 8 | $100 to $200/session.

Wildlife Science Center | Columbus/Forest Lake
At Wolf Camp, each session is filled with wildlife activities, games and more. Week-long sessions run June-Aug | ages 8-15 | $265/week (2020 Information Coming)

Wood Lake Nature Center | Richfield
Most camps are 3 days, with a couple week-long sessions for older grade school kids. June 9, 2020 – August 27, 2020 | ages 3-11 | $58-$120

YMCA Day Camps: Camp Icaghowan (Amery, WI), Camp Ihduhapi (Loretto), Camp St Croix (Hudson) offer programming for kids ages 5-17.

Is your camp missing? We would love to include it in our Summer Camp Guide. Inclusion is FREE. Contact us to learn more.

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