2024 Twin Cities Summer Camps: Specialty Camps


Start planning your child’s best 2024 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.


Specialty summer camps are a great opportunity for kids to make new friends with similar interests to their own. Find full-day and half-day camps for kids in preschool and kindergarten through teens. Choose from unique summer camps that explore cultures, foreign languages, cooking, horseback riding and other specialties. Please check out our Featured Listings – they make our 2024 Twin Cities Summer Camp Guide possible!

Please take note that we are adding 2024 Twin Cities summer camp information as it comes in. Please check back frequently for summer updates. Please contact the camp listings directly with any questions. 


Minnesota Urban Debate League

Augsburg University, 2211 Riverside Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55454
Across 5 weeks this summer, we are hosting academic day camps for middle and high school students. Whether your student has no previous experience or wants to level up their skills, our caring and experienced coaches are here to help them achieve their personal goals.  June 10-July 12, 2024. $400-$1,125.

Minnesota Business Venture Camp

University of St. Thomas, 2115 Summit Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55105
Minnesota Business Venture is a weeklong business and career development overnight summer camp that brings together students in grades 9-12 to learn business, leadership, and financial literacy skills. Two sessions offered: July 7-12 or July 21-26, 2024. $200 before April 14th; $300 after.

Steve & Kate’s Camp

5435 11th Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55417 
Steve & Kate’s Camp puts kids ages 4-12 in charge of their own learning experience with activity choices in real-time including, sewing, coding, building, baking, sports, etc. Book a day or the whole season. Lunch, snacks & all hours (8am–6pm) included. Ages 4-15. June 10-August 9, 2024. $110/day; $3,300/summer pass.

Waterslide at Steve and Kates camp

Great River School Summer Camp 

1326 Energy Park Dr, St Paul, MN 55108
Summer camps offered as weekly sessions, Mon-Thurs for ages pre-K to grade 12. Featured is a variety of programming such as sports, LEGO robotics and creative arts. Half-day morning or afternoon options and full-day option. June 11-August 8, 2024. $155-$310.

Wilderness Awakening Day Camp

Crosby Farm Regional Park, St. Paul | Theodore Wirth Regional Park, Minneapolis 

Wilderness Awakening Day Camps offer children nature immersion within our Twin Cities. Held at Crosby Farm and Theo Wirth Park, these camps emphasize nature connection, free play and exploration. With journals, art supplies, and hammocks for quiet connection moments. The camps are designed for children between 6-10. June -August 2024. $385/week.


Canine Coach – Dog Camp for Kids 

1700 Marthaler Lane, West St Paul, MN 55118
Hands on dog obedience and safety for ages 8-13 (or 5-7 with parent). 4-day camps run 10am-1pm. June 17 – August 22, 2024. $375.

Ramalynn Academy Summer Camp

8800 Queen Ave South Bloomington, MN 55431
Ramalynn Academy ignites summer fun with enriching programs for grades 1-8. Explore weekly camps in Space, Abstract Art, Filmmaking, and more! Or, hone athletic skills in the Summer Athletic Program. Ramalynn Academy: Your child’s summer adventure awaits. June 10-August 22, 2024. $350-$3500.


Bruentrup Farm-to-Table Camp 

Bruentrup Heritage Farm, 2170 County Road D East, Maplewood, MN 55109
Farm to Table is a 4-day camp for grades 1-6 that focuses on where food comes from. Three sessions offered, 9:30am-12:30pm. July 15 – August 1, 2024. $240.


International School of Minnesota

6385 Beach Road Eden Prairie MN 55344 
Four- and five-day camps on a private 55-acre wooded campus. Camps run 8am-5pm daily for youth ages 3-12. Each week has a unique theme ranging from world cultures to STEAM activities. June 11-August 2, 2024. $400-$450/week.

LifeFx Summer Camp 

6625 Lyndale Ave South, Suite 505, Richfield, MN 55423
Camp for the Neurodiverse Brain. Campers learn tools and strategies through hands-on activities, speakers and field trips. Ages 7-13 entering grades 3-6. One Session July 15-19, 2024. $431. Registration begins February 5, 2024.

Play Date Summer Program

1018 Gateway Drive, Chaska, MN 55318
Summer programs for kids ages 0-7, include free play, movement, craft and story time, plus a daily snack. June 3-August 26, 2024. $185-$225.


Animal Humane Society

1411 Main St NW, Coon Rapids, MN 55448
1159 University Ave W, Saint Paul, MN 55104
9785 Hudson Rd., Woodbury, MN 55125
845 Meadow Lane North, Golden Valley, MN 55422
AHS Camps are known to fill quickly. Each summer camp session includes animal-related educational activities, games, crafts, guest speakers, animal interactions, and more! Whole-day and half-day summer camp runs Monday through Friday, 9 AM – 4 PM for kids entering grades 3-8. June 10-August 23, 2024. $190-380. Registration opens February 7, 2024. 


Autism Society Summer Camps

Camp Locations: Lake George, Crosslake, Minnesota
Day & overnight sessions open to AUSM members. Camp Hand in Hand & Camp Discovery overnight camps. Ages 6-26. The Camp lottery is open until March 22, 2024. $1999.

Camp Heartland 

26001 Heinz Road, Willow River, MN 55795
Overnight camps serving youth affected by HIV/AIDS and LBGTQ+ youth. where kids can form friendships in a welcoming, bully-free environment. Ages 7-17. Sessions July 22-27, 2024. Cost of camp can be on a sliding scale based on household size and income. 

Camp Tamahay

21566 County 84m Akeley, MN 56433
Overnight camps for girls focusing on active, outdoor adventures, like horseback riding, canoeing, sailing, archery, tennis, fencing as well as camp fires and overnight camping. Ages 7-16. Two or four week sessions, 2024 dates TBA. $1,750-$3,200. 

Camp Pillsbury

315 South Grove Avenue, Owatonna, MN 55060
Campers design their own unique schedule focusing on 3 majors. Sleep away & day camps for youth ages 6 through high school students. 2024 sessions run all summer.  $250-$3,750.

Camp Under the Starz

8046 83rd St NW, Maple Lake, MN 55358
An all-inclusive theatre, musical theatre and dance summer sleep away camp for students going into grades 5-12 of ALL abilities. Campers will also participate in outdoor activities. August 17-23, 2024; $999-$1200.

Concordia Language Villages

Bemidji, MN
Immersive language camps run all summer with 1, 2 or 4 week camp programs. Day camps for local residents also an option. Ages 4-18. June 10-August 17, 2024. $375-$5710.


Bunker Park Stables 

13175 County Parkway D entrance At, 550 Bunker Lake Blvd NW, Andover, MN 55304
Comprehensive horse riding camps; with lots of riding time. 2-day to 5-day camps available for ages 4-17. June 3 through August 21, 2024. $140-700. (Sessions are selling out fast)

Golden Ridge Stables 

8315 190th St W, Lakeville, MN 55044
Horse Mania Summer Camp in Lakeville offers a wonderful “hands and seat on” day camp. Register soon as each 4-day session is limited and fills fast. Pony camp option as well. 2024 dates SOLD OUT. $265-$450/pp

The Pony Party Place 

16978 70th St NE, Elk River, MN 55330
Camp size is limited to 4 campers each session with one-on-one staffing. Day camps have been offered, 10am-3pm. June 10 through August 26, 2024. $185.

Sunnyside Stables

15400 Emery Ave E, Rosemount, MN 55068
Each day includes riding — rain or shine. Campers will learn the basics of grooming, saddling, body language, posture, contact and balance to develop independent riding skills for ages 6-13. June 10 – August 22, 2024. $395. WAITLIST ONLY.


Cooks of Crocus Hill 

St. Paul, 877 Grand Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55105
Edina, 3934 Market Street, Edina, MN 55424
The perfect summer solution for your kiddos and teenagers. Get them in the kitchen! Check out the selection of summer camps at Cooks of Crocus Hill and register soon. Everyone wants to be a cooking camper this summer. Weekly July 10 – August 19, 2024. (No camps week of July 4th.  $350/class.

She Cooks.Design Kid’s Camp 

1803 Berkeley Avenue, St Paul MN 55105
Do you have a child who loves to be in the kitchen? At this camp, cook and bake indoors and out, learn about where the food comes from and make healthy, delicious choices. Class size is 8 kids per camp ages 10-12. June 11-13 & 25-27, 2024. $265.

Way Cool Cooking School 

16544 W 78th St, Eden Prairie, MN 55347
Summer cooking camps that allow kids to make some of their favorite dishes and treats. Ages 7-15. 4-day sessions run June 3-August 29, 2024. $400.

Looking for another type of specialty camp?

If you are looking for any of these “Specialty Camps” follow the link below. We include it in another section of our camp guide:

Is your summer camp missing? We would love to include it in our 2024 Summer Camp Guide. Basic inclusion is FREE and upgraded entries are very affordable. Click this link to sign up to learn how to be included.

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.

2 thoughts on “2024 Twin Cities Summer Camps: Specialty Camps”

  1. One to add to the list is Great River camp at Great River Montessori school in St Paul. Lead by the wonderful Montessori teachers and staff.

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