TWIN CITIES SPECIALTY CAMPS
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Moore Than Dance | Fridley
Uniquely Unicorns and Magical Mermaids
Dive under the sea and over the rainbow! Campers will have a magical time learning about these mythical creatures. With crafts, dancing, singing and games, campers will be transformed into a magical world where anything is possible!
Session: June 24-27 | ages 3-10 | $150.00
Trip the light fantastic and enjoy a jolly holiday with the one and only Mary Poppins! Learn and perform songs and dances from both Mary Poppins movies. Select scenes from the play will also be performed.
Session: July 8-11, 9am-12pm | ages 4-12 | $150
The Greatest Show!
Always wanted to run off to the circus? Then join us for this fantastic class where we will “re-write the stars!” Learn songs and dances from the popular movie, try your hand at juggling, and other circus arts. Campers will create and design their very own circus for friends and family on the last day!
Session: July 15-18, 9am-12pm | ages 4-15 | $150
Each day is a new surprise as we travel around our gigantic game board! Bring your sweet tooth and enjoy music, dance, crafts and of course, candy!
Session: July 8-11, 1-4pm | ages 3-12 | $150
Camp Pillsbury | 315 S. Grove Avenue, Owatonna, MN 55060
For ages 6-17 | Sleep Away Camp | up to 10 weeks | $850/week
Camp Pillsbury provides the chance to fly on a trapeze, participate in musical theater, sports, learn magic tricks, go horseback riding, tumble, dance, banana boat, and play instruments – all in the same day!
Camp Pillsbury is a fun, safe, unique summer camp that provides over 100 activities to campers ages 6-17. Our staff is made up of experienced professionals that have been hand selected for their particular expertise. Campers choose their activities daily and only participate in what interests them. Dormitory sleeping quarters provide safe and comfortable accommodations and our professional chef at our onsite dining hall provides healthy, tasty meals.
- Secret Identity Summer Camp | June 17–21, 9am–12pm | Rising 1-3 Graders | $145
Are you a prince or princess (or goat boy)? Do you have a monster-fighting secret identity? Are you a big fan of the Princess in Black, the Goat-Avenger, the Princess in Blankets, or all three? Join us for Secret Identity Summer Camp and learn to manage your own secret identity! Balancing royal life and monster-fighting can be hard, but here we’ll practice our dramatic catchphrases, come up with the best victory dances, design our secret alter-egos, and practice our monster-battling skills and ninja moves. Learn how to keep your kingdom safe without giving away your secret identity!
- Hogwarts Preparatory Summer Camp | June 24–28 or August 5-9, 1–4pm | Rising 4-6 Graders | $145
You can’t get your official Hogwarts letter until you turn eleven, but young witches and wizards can join us for Hogwarts Preparatory Summer Camp this summer! We’ll get ready for Hogwarts by being pre-sorted into our houses, practicing our Quidditch moves, and attending classes like Defense Against the Dark Arts, Potions, Transfiguration, Muggle Studies, Care of Magical Creatures, and more! At the end of the week, all students will take their I.M.P. (Introductory Magical Preparedness) exams to show their readiness for starting Hogwarts. Please note–it is important that all attending students have read at least the first book in the Harry Potter series, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, to fully experience the camp.
- We Are in a Camp! | July 22–26, 9am–12pm | Rising 1-3 Graders |$145
Calling all friends of Gerald and Piggie! Come hang out with other Elephant & Piggie fans to be silly and make each other laugh! In this camp we will learn how to fly like Piggie, trumpet like Elephant, play in the mud like worms, and surprise our friends like the squirrels do. At the end of the week, we’ll act out one of Mo Willems’s stories for our families and friends, using our voices and the movements of our bodies to bring the book to life. A little bit theatre, a lot Elephant & Piggie, and a ton of fun!
Kids Cooking School | Oak Hill Montessori, Shoreview
Camps are 4 days each. Several sessions to choose from in June, July and August | 1st-8th grade | $349 early bird pricing- $379
Are you interested in baking or kitchen science? Do you like Harry Potter? Want to try to make dishes from around the world? Kids Cooking School is opening camps at Oak Hills Montessori in Shoreview throughout the summer. Camp days run from 9 am-4 pm with a non-cooking break in the afternoon for the youngest chefs and bakers.
Nitro-X is a Summer Camp for middle school campers learning about transportation careers by working on RC cars. Campers learn how vehicles work, build confidence with technical skills, work in teams to develop life and employability skills, gain exposure to industry through tours of local businesses and have fun showing off their skills at the end of the week with a race. Summer Camp locations include: Anoka, Hibbing, Rosemount, St. Cloud, White Bear Lake and Willmar. See website for dates, times, & fees. Scholarships are available.
Day & overnight sessions run Aug only, $75-$165 | adults & children 6+ | $725-$1540, scholarships available
Sessions run throughout the length of the summer | for ages 5-10
Sessions run June – August and run Monday-Thursday. $225.00 | Hands on dog obedience and safety for ages 8-13 (or 5-7 with parent).
Sessions run 6/10/19-8/24/19 w/ 1, 2 or 4 week or day camp options | ages 6-18 | $245-$4,000+
This filmmaking experience is FREE to all who want to join. Experience runs August 5-13 | ages 13-19 | FREE
A camp for young entrepreneurs. Session runs June 17th-21, 2019 | grades 6-8 | $300
One session 6/17/19-6/21/19 | ages 4-13 | $265 – All language proficiency levels welcome.
Minnesota Writing Project | U of M Minneapolis Campus
Taught by experienced, licensed teachers | 2 sessions in June | entering grades 5-8 | $200/session
Streetcar Camp | Minnesota Streetcar Museum
Learn about track, motors, and controls and how the crew does their jobs. Each child will have the chance to climb into the Motorman’s seat and run the car down the line. Limited space.
August 2019; 9am-1pm | Ages 6-11 | $49
University of Minnesota Summer Youth Programs | St Paul campus
Week-long themed summer day camp sessions run 6/10/19-8/23/19 | ages 5-15 | $234-$380 per week
Wolf Ridge Environmental Learning Center | Finland, MN
Sessions: 3 days – 3 weeks | grades K-12 | $650 & up/typical week-long session
TWIN CITIES HORSE CAMPS
Bunker Park Stable | Andover
Comprehensive horse riding camps; with lots of riding time. 2-day to 5-day camps available during sessions 6/10/19-8/29/19 | ages 5-18 | $230-$575
Golden Ridge Stables | Lakeville
Horse Mania in Lakeville offers a wonderful “hands and seat on” day camp. Register soon as each session is limited to 8 participants & fills fast. Pony camp option as well. | Sessions run 6/11/19-8/22/19 | ages 6-12 | $225-$425
The Pony Party Place | Elk River
one-day and five-day camps| various themes throughout the summer | ages 3-12
Sunnyside Stables | Rosemount
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. Sessions: 6/10/19-8/29/19 | ages 6-13 | $325/week
TWIN CITIES COOKING CAMPS
Cooks of Crocus Hill | Minneapolis, St Paul or Stillwater
Camps are 3 days each. Several sessions to choose from in June, July and August | ages 8-16 | $225 per session
Sur La Table | Woodbury
Camps are 3-5 days and run June – August. | ages 8-17 | $150-$249
THAT Cooking School | Lilydale
Offers camp options from 1-4 days, plus a five-day camp ultimate camp for teens | ages 5+ | $60-$250
Way Cool Cooking School | Eden Prairie
Summer cooking camps that allow kids to make some of their favorite dishes and treats! Extended care available. Sessions run 6/10/19-8/29/19 | ages 7-15 | $250-$560 per session
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