2023 Twin Cities Summer Camps: Specialty Camps

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Start planning your child’s best 2023 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. 

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TWIN CITIES 2023 SPECIALTY SUMMER 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 2023 Twin Cities Summer Camp Guide possible!

Please take note that we are adding 2023 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.

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Minneapolis & St Paul summer camps

Minnesota Urban Debate League 

Augsburg University, 2211 Riverside Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55454
Minnesota Debate & Advocacy Workshop camps. 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 8, 2023. $400-$1550.

Steve and Kate’s Camp 

Minneapolis, MN 
2023 summer camp details TBA.

TWIN CITIES Specialty SUMMER CAMPS – south METRO

Canine Coach – Dog Camp for Kids 

1700 Marthaler Ln West St Paul, MN 55118
Hands on dog obedience and safety for ages 8-13 (or 5-7 with parent). 4-day camps run 9:30am-12:30pm. 2023 dates TBA. $299.

TWIN CITIES Specialty SUMMER CAMPS – west METRO

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. One Session July 10-14, 2023. $375. Registration begins 2/6/23.

Specialty SUMMER CAMPS – MULTIPLE TWIN CITIES METRO-AREA LOCATIONS

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-Aug. $365. 2023 registration opens in early February. 
 

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 Aug. 2023 Details TBA.

Specialty SUMMER CAMPS OUTSIDE THE TWIN CITIES METRO AREA

Autism Society Summer Camps

 Lake George, Crosslake, Minnesota
Day & overnight sessions open to AUSM members. Camp Hand in Hand & Camp Discovery overnight camps. No Day Camp offered in 2023. Ages 6-26. The Camp lottery is open until February 15, 2023. $6100-$1700.

Concordia Language Villages

Bemidji, MN 56601
Sessions run June through August with 1, 2 or 4 week camp options. Virtual & in-person options. 6/12/23-8/21/23. Ages 4-18. $215=$5.710+.

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 18- August 4, 2023. 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. Ages 7-16. Two or Four Week Sessions, June 19, 2023- July 15, 2023;  $1,750-$3,200. 

TWIN CITIES HORSE CAMPS

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 5 through August 23, 2023. $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 (June 13 – 15). Ages 6-12; Sessions: June 19-22, July 10 – 13 or August 7 – 10; $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 through August. 2023 Details TBA.

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. 2023 SUMMER CAMPS FULL.

TWIN CITIES COOKING CAMPS

Cooks of Crocus Hill 

877 Grand Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55105
Kids and Teens Cooking Camps at Saint Paul location. Camps are 3 days each, 2½ hours per day. Ages 8-17. Several sessions to choose from: June 19-August 30, 2023. $250.

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. 2023 Details 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 5, 2023 through August 31, 2023. $395.

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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 “2023 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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