2022 Twin Cities Summer Camps: Specialty Camps


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 2022 Twin Cities Summer Camp Guide possible!

Please take note that we are adding 2022 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.

Camp Pillsbury 

 315 South Grove Ave
Owatonna, MN 55050
(507) 214-2200

Camp Pillsbury in Owatonna, Minnesota offers campers endless opportunities to hone their skills in fun and outstanding summer camp programs. Our camp caters to campers from 6-17 years old. Campers design their own unique schedule. Our premier programs are taught by staff members accomplished in their fields of expertise. Campers will improve and focus on 3 majors they take every day for a session. The end of the session culminates in a performance day for the camp, parents and community!
Campers also select 3 minors daily, which they can repeat or experience once if they choose. Camp Pillsbury provides many summer camp activities including: rock band, theater, dance, visual arts, circus, sports, cooking, extreme sports, horseback riding, magic, tech/digital arts, tennis, watersports and more!

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Camp Sessions: 6/12/2022-8/28/2022
Cost: $2500 2 weeks / $3750 for 3 weeks
Ages: 6-17 years old
Sleep Away Camp and Day Camp

Tamahay Camp for Girls

21566 County 84
Akeley, MN 56433
(218) 652-3033

Tamahay Camp for Girls is beginning its 54th year of operation. Our philosophy remains the same today as it was when Tamahay was established in 1969: we believe in providing a fun-filled, technology free, learning environment in the outdoors at an affordable price. Tamahay believes in empowering young girls to be self-sufficient and to earn self-confidence through activity. We offer horseback riding, canoeing, sailing, archery, tennis, fencing as well as cookouts and overnight camping. Our small sessions of 36 campers enable campers to get to know each other, and every counselor to know every girl.

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Camp Sessions: 6/20-7/2/2022 – 7/4-7/16/2022 
Cost: $1750.00 for 2 weeks / $2950.00 for 4 weeks
Ages: 7-16 years old
Sleep Away Camp

Steve and Kate’s Camp
Minneapolis College
1424 Yale Pl, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Steve and Kate's Camp

When you trust kids, they trust themselves. Since 1980, Steve & Kate’s has put kids in charge of their own learning experience. Campers choose from a variety of activities in real-time, including sewing, coding, film, sports, and more! As kids try, fail, and learn on their own, they learn to trust their own judgment, and tackle the challenges of an ever changing world with creativity and confidence.
Families can buy any number of days, to use at any time–no weekly reservations required. Or, buy a Summer Pass, which covers the whole season. If your plans change, we’ll automatically refund any unused Passes in full at summer’s end.

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Cost: $99/day
Ages: 4-12 years old
Day Camp

Animal Humane Society 

AHS Camps are known to fill quickly. Each summer camp session includes animal-related educational activities, games, crafts, guest speakers, animal interactions, and more! Summer camp runs Monday through Friday, 9 AM – 4 PM for kids entering grades 3-8. June 20-Aug 26, 2022. $365.

Autism Society Summer Camps

Eagan, Lake George, Crosslake
Day & overnight sessions open to AUSM members and non-members. Summer Rec, Improv, Lowry Nature Center, Toneworks, MIA Art, Minnesota Zoo . Ages 6-26. June 15-August 17, 2022. $100-$325.

Canine Coach – Dog Camp for Kids 

Hands on dog obedience and safety for ages 8-13 (or 5-7 with parent). 4-day camps run 9:30am-12:30pm. 2022 dates TBA. $299.

Concordia Language Villages

Sessions run June through August with 1, 2 or 4 week camp options (virtual and in person). Ages 6-18. $395-$4,830 .

Italian Summer Camp 

All language proficiency levels welcome – ages 4-13. 2022 summer session information TBA.

LifeFx Sumer 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. 2 Sessions June 13-17, 2022 or July 11-15, 2022. $375.

Minnesota Urban Debate League 

Minnesota Debate & Advocacy Workshop camps. Held at Augsburg University. 5-day camps for middle & high school students. Middle school students entering 6th – 8th grade learn how to research and develop effective arguments, and have lots of practice debates and skill sessions. Three sessions to choose from June 20-July 9, 2022. $475.

Nitro-X Camps — Build, Test, Drive

Anoka Technical College, Century College & Dakota County Technical College
Kids in middle school learn to work on and build remote controlled cars, finishing the week with a race. Camp sessions run June 11-Aug 12, 2022. $15-$250/camp.

Camp Heartland 

26001 Heinz Road, Willow River, MN 55795
Overnight camps serving youth affected by HIV/AIDS and LBGTQ+ youth. Ages 7-17. Sessions June 20th – July 30th. Cost is sliding scale, $50-$600 for 6-day sessions or $50-$1100 for 13-day. Cost of camp can be on a sliding scale based on household size and income. 

Red Balloon Bookshop Book Adventure Camps 

891 Grand Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55105
2022 summer events and happenings TBA.

University of Minnesota Summer Youth Programs

Traditional topic areas include Minnesota Sport Schools, Kids’ University, Discovering ‘U’, and Gopher Adventures as well as a climbing camp. All camps include swimming and indoor rock climbing in addition to hands-on activities, themed projects, arts & crafts, and recreational games. June 13-Aug 26, 2022. $324 & up.


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 5-18. June 6 through August 4, 2022. $50 & up.

Golden Ridge Stables 

8315 190th St W, Lakeville, MN 55044
Horse Mania Day Camp in Lakeville offers a wonderful “hands and seat on” day camp. Register soon as each 3-day session is limited and fills fast. Pony camp option as well. June 14-July 21, 2022. $265-$290.

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 through August. $160.

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. $350/week.


Cooks of Crocus Hill | St Paul or Stillwater

Kids and Teens Cooking Camps at Saint Paul and Stillwater locations. Camps are 3 days each, 2½ hours per day. Ages 8-17. Several sessions to choose from June 13, 2022-August 3, 2022. $245 per session.

She Cooks.Design Kid’s Camp 

1803 Berkeley Avenue, Saint Paul, MN 55105
Campers will cook, grill and bake (indoors and out), as well as learn about gardening/composting, snacking, and different cultures and their foods. Campers receive apron & recipe packet. Camp is 4 days for ages 9-13. Sessions: June 13-June 30, 2022; 9:30am-1:30pm. $325.

That Cooking School

1323 Sibley Memorial Hwy, Mendota, MN 55150
Offers camp options from 1-4 days, plus a five-day camp ultimate camp for teens. 2022 Information TBA.

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. Sessions run June 6, 2022 through September 2, 2022. $375.

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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.

2 thoughts on “2022 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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