2020 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 2020 Twin Cities Summer Camp Guide possible!

Camp Pillsbury | 315 S. Grove Avenue, Owatonna, MN 55060

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.

For ages 6-17 | June through August | 1/2 Day to Sleep Away | up to 10 weeks | $398-$1700


Kids Cooking School | 307 Village Parkway, Circle Pines, MN 55014

Want Your Tweens To Have Fun In The KitchenThis Summer? Awesome! Join us for Summer Cooking Camps and have fun with us in the kitchen, learn valuable cooking skills and turn “I’m Bored” into “Can you get me some stuff at the grocery store please?” for your tweens. Themes include Cookie Academy, MasterChef Jr Bootcamp, Cake Week, Harry Potter Culinary Journey and Chocolate Dreams Desserts.

Camps run Monday-Thursday, 9 am-4 pm | For Ages 5th grade+, 2 weeks in August 3-5th grade only | Weekly cost $349 thru 3/31, $359 thru 4/30, $379 after 5/1 | Contact Chef Tiffany at tiffany@kidscookingschool.org or http://bit.ly/2wJFnlJ

kids cooking school summer camp

Animal Humane Society | All Locations
One-week camps June 22-26 & June 29-July 3, 2020 | Grades 3-10 | $355. (Camps are filling quickly) VIRTUAL CAMP ONLY IN 2020.
Autism Society Summer Camps | Eagan, Lake George, Crosslake
Day & overnight sessions June-August | adults & children 6+ | $815+, scholarships available ALL SESSIONS FULL
Camp Discovery | New Horizons locations throughout metro
Sessions run throughout the length of the summer | for ages 5-10
Canine Coach – Dog Camp for Kids | West St. Paul
Hands on dog obedience and safety for ages 8-13 (or 5-7 with parent). 4-day camps | $229

Concordia Language Villages | Bemidji
Sessions run June through August with 1, 2 or 4 week  camp options | ages 6-18 | $1100-$4,000+ VIRTUAL CAMP ONLY IN 2020.

German Language Camps | 301 Summit Avenue, St. Paul
Weekly, June 22 – August 28, 2020 | ages 5-13 | $170 ($150 GAI members).

Italian Summer Camp | Minneapolis
All language proficiency levels welcome – ages 4-13 | $265 NO CAMP SESSIONS IN 2020

Minnesota Urban Debate League | Minneapolis
Minnesota Debate & Advocacy Workshop camps. Held at Augsburg University. 5-day camps for middle & high school students | $300 & up CURRENTLY ONLINE OFFERINGS ONLY FOR SUMMER

Nitro-X Camps — Build, Test, Drive

Red Balloon Bookshop Book Adventure Camps | St. Paul
July 20-24 1st-3rd Grade – Elephant & Piggie We Are In A Camp; August 3-7 4th-6th Grade – Hogwarts Preparatory Camp. PENDING FOR 2020

University of Minnesota Summer Youth Programs | St Paul campus
Week-long themed summer day camp sessions run June through August | ages 5-15 | $234-$380 per week CANCELLED THROUGH JUNE 2020

Wolf Ridge Environmental Learning Center | Finland, MN
Sessions: 3 days – 3 weeks | grades K-12 | $750 & up/typical week-long session CANCELLED FOR SUMMER 2020


Bunker Park Stable | Andover
Comprehensive horse riding camps; with lots of riding time. 2-day to 5-day camps available during sessions June through August (some are already full) | ages 5-18 | $250-$595 FULL FOR 2020

Golden Ridge Stables | Lakeville
Horse Mania Day Camp 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 6/22/20-8/20/20 | ages 6-12 | $400 FULL FOR 2020

The Pony Party Place | Elk River
One-day and five-day camps June through August | various themes throughout the summer | ages 3-12 | $75-$475

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: 6/8/20-8/27/20 | ages 6-13 | $325/week


Cooks of Crocus Hill | Minneapolis, St Paul or Stillwater
Kids and Teens Cooking Camps at all three locations. Camps are 3 days each, 2½ hours per day. Several sessions to choose from June 15, 2020-August 19, 2020 | ages 8-17 | $225 per session

Sur La Table | Woodbury & Edina
Camps are 5 days and run June 1, 2020 – August 28, 2020. | ages 8-17 | $249-$299

THAT Cooking School | Lilydale
Offers camp options from 1-4 days, plus a five-day camp ultimate camp for teens. 4 sessions for summer 2020 | 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 June and August | ages 7-15 | $250-$560 per session

Is your camp missing? We would love to include it in our Summer Camp Guide. Inclusion is FREE. Click this link to sign up to learn how to be included.

Return to:  FFTC’s Guide to 2020 Twin Cities Summer Camps

2019 Camps That May Still Announce for 2020

Fresh Films Twin Cities | Best Buy Teen Tech Center at Keystone Community Services,
This filmmaking experience is FREE to all who want to join. Experience runs August 5-13 | ages 13-19 | FREE
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


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