START PLANNING FOR 2023 SUMMER CAMPS!
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 THEATER & PERFORMING ARTS SUMMER CAMPS
All the world’s a stage at this collection of performing arts summer camps in the Minneapolis-St Paul metro area. Choose from professional theater and dance companies across the Twin Cities and beyond. Please check out our Featured Listings – they make our 2023 Twin Cities Summer Camp Guide possible!
Locally Grown Summer Theatre Camp
Locally Grown Theatre has been the premier theatre education in the east metro area for the last ten years. We hold multiple summer camps for students K-12, for all experiences.
Whether you are looking for your first introduction into theatre, hoping to be on stage performing in our stage productions, or looking to extend your theatre career pass High School with our Pre-College Program, we have the perfect camp for you.
Locally Grown Theatre Camp Summer day camp runs for 1 to 2 weeks | ages 4 years-18 years | $200-$300
Camp Under the Starz--Theatre Camp for ALL Abilities
Camp Courage North 37569 N Courage Dr, Lake George, MN 56458
Individuals with disabilities Ages 10+ (adults welcome),
Neurotypical Students Grades 5-12
Early Bird Special $999 through May 1st | May 1st through June 14th: $1190
Summer Theatre Fun!!!
Camp Under the Starz offers campers endless opportunities to hone their theatre, musical theatre and dance skills in a fun and exciting summer camp program. Our camp is an all-inclusive sleep away camp! Students going into grades 5-12 of ALL abilities, along with adults with special needs! All campers will have classes in theatre, voice, and/or dance. They will also have classes in characterization, stage presence, makeup, art and so much more, along with outdoor activities like hiking, low-ropes
course, swimming, fishing, and a gaga pit, just to name a few!
MINNEAPOLIS & ST PAUL SUMMER CAMPS
Lundstrum Summer Evening Classes
1617 North Second Street Minneapolis, MN 55411 Our musical theater evening classes are taught by professional performers and are seriously fun. Students are absorbed in a creative musical theater environment with passionate teaching artists of singing, acting and dance––ballet, jazz, hip hop. Kids will make new friends and new memories. Don’t miss out! Summer evening classes are one-hour long and run six weeks.
For ages 4-17 | Camps run once a week for 6 weeks | Classes are $90-150 for 6 weeks depending on the class. | Click here for more information
Children’s Theatre Company
2400 3rd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55404
Create theatre magic this summer at Children’s Theatre Company. We offer a wide variety of camps for all ages and abilities. Explore musicals like ‘Wicked’ or build imaginative worlds in Lego Mega Build or explore the beauty of the ocean in Underwater Adventures. At CTC we have camps for grades k-12. Don’t miss the fun!
In person and virtual camps offered. Give your star the opportunity to explore acting, musical theatre, improv, and more. With dozens of summer camps, you’re sure to find the perfect fit. Sessions June 5 – September 1, 2023. $400/one week camps; $800+/intensives; extended care options available. ACT Pass scholarships available.
Center for Performing Arts, 3754 Pleasant Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55409
Campers will create and produce a performance. Two-week, half-day camp runs July 31-August 11, 2023. Ages 9-14, $500.
Mu Explorations Summer Camp
Dreamland Arts, 677 Hamline Ave. N, Saint Paul
Sign up for Theater Mu’s week-long camps for students entering 3rd-12th grades! This July, classes cover acting, musical theater, writing your own stories, and more with professional theater artists. Sign up for half days, combine them for a full day, or take the high school intensive—no matter the camp, you’ll be in an environment centered on the Asian American experience. One-week sessions run July 10-28, 2023. Pay-as-you-are-able.
O’Shea Irish Dance
36 Prior Ave N, St Paul, MN 55104
Irish Beginner Dance Camp is Irish Step Dance instruction for fun, fitness and friends. Summer Session: July & August.
Rince na Chroi Irish Dance Camp
1282 Concordia Ave, St Paul, MN 55104
One-week morning camps for beginner through advanced dancers. Sessions run July 10-14, 2023: Intermediate & Advanced & July 24-28, 2023: Beginner & Advanced Beginner. Ages 3+. $210-$265/half days, $30 extra for full days.
5-day camp programs to spark creativity and confidence while developing theatre skills. Week-long camps, day-long workshops and extended programming to fit your schedule. Sessions run June 12-Aug 25, 2023. PreK-Grade 12. Suggested Fees: $120-$650. All camps are PAY-AS-YOU’RE-ABLE.
Theater Arts Academy’s Much Ado About Nothing
A three-week camp exploring theater trades and culminating in two performances of Much Ado About Nothing. Weekday afternoons June 12-June 30, 2023. Teens ages 14-18. $475.
Young Dance Summer Camps and Classes
655 Fairview Ave N., St. Paul, MN 55104
Young Dance offers dance classes and camps from June 6–August 31.
Since 1987, Young Dance has been transforming lives through movement. We are an inclusive community where creativity flourishes and healthy risk-taking is encouraged. Our classes are open to everyone of all levels and abilities! We offer classes for ages 1–7 and camps for ages 4–18.
Come try Creative Movement and Storytelling, Choreography, All Abilities Dancing and Stories, Music as Movement, Dance and Social Justice, Dance and Photography, Musical Theater, Afro/Latin, Ballet, Choreography, Hip Hop, Improv, Jazz, Modern, and more! Registration opens at the end of February.
June 6-August 31, Session classes meet 1x per week for 3 weeks, camps run M–Th | Ages 1-18 | Classes $50/session. Camps $150–$250; multi-class discounts and scholarships available.
Youth Performance Company
641 Fairview Ave N., Suite 191, St Paul, MN 55104
Weekly morning and afternoon theater workshops with fun & familiar themes. Grades K-12. Sessions run all summer, June 19 – August 21, 2023. $156-$315/class.
Zenon Dance School
528 Hennepin Avenue, Suite 430, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Two week-long sessions will explore various forms of dance for ages 4-6 and 7-10. Session 1 (Age 4-6)–July 17 – 21, 2023, 9:00am – 12:00pm and
Session 2 (Age 7-10)–July 17 – 21, 2023, 12:30 – 3:30pm. Registration begins in April. $195. Scholarships available.
TWIN CITIES SUMMER CAMPS – NORTH METRO
Featuring summer camps located in Fridley, Maple Grove & Plymouth, Minnesota.
Bunce Performing Arts
The Bunce Backyard, 16938 Weaver Lake Drive, Maple Grove, MN 55311
One or two-week camp preparing for and performing a theatrical production to be announced. Camp runs in June culminating in a performance. Ages 8-15, $100-$185. Registration Opens March 1st for 2023.
Lyric Arts Main Street Stage
Peninsula Point Park, 1460 Ferry Road, Anoka, Minnesota 55303
Theater workshops held in the park include themes like playmaking, musical theater and intro to acting. Grades K-12. Sessions run June 19-Aug 18, 2023. Early bird pricing thru March 27. $85-$350.
Moore Than Dance
1220 E Moore Lake Dr, Fridley, MN 55432
Fun theater, dance and movement camps featuring a variety of your kids favorite characters. Ages 3-18. Session: June-August. $150/half-day; $300/full day. 2023 TBA.
St. Paul’s Lutheran Church 710 East Broadway, Osseo MN 55369
Riverway Church Operations Center, Osseso MN
2 musical theater summer camp sessions to choose from with a performance on the last day. July 17-21 & August 14-18, 2023. $175/camper.
Summit Dance Summer Camp
Summit Dance Shoppe, 2800 Fernbrook Lane N, Plymouth, MN 55447
Dance classes for ages 2 (with caregiver) through 11. June-August. 2023 dates TBA. One week sessions: $56.
TWIN CITIES SUMMER CAMPS – SOUTH METRO
Featuring summer camps located in Eagan & Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota.
525 Diffley Rd, Eagan, MN 55123
Participants choose from single-day clinics or classes taken weekly. Explore baton twirling, cheer, ballet, jazz, tricks and more themes. Summer session runs mid-June to mid-August 2023. $37-$85.
Open Window Summer Youth Musical
5300 S. Robert Trail, Inver Grove Heights, MN 55077
2023’s musical is set to be Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka, to give you an idea of what productions are presented. Open to kids ages 8-18. Rehearsals July-August with weekend performances August. $150.
TWIN CITIES SUMMER CAMPS – EAST METRO
Merrill Arts Center
380 Rivertown Dr #200, Woodbury, MN 55125
Arts Education Camps for various levels from super hero camp to a theater intensive. Baby & Me – 12th Grade; June-July. $250-$450/camp. 2023 TBA.
TWIN CITIES SUMMER CAMPS – WEST METRO
Featuring summer camps located in Chanhassen, Crystal, Eden Prairie, Edina, Golden Valley & Hopkins, Minnesota.
Chanhassen Dinner Theaters
501 West 78th Street, Chanhassen, MN 55317
Full and half day Musical Theatre Camp sessions. Sessions run June – August. Ages 5-18, $175-$450. 2023 registration opens mid-February.
House of Dance Twin Cities
7103 Ohms Ln, Edina, MN 55439
Hip Hop Dance Camp Intensives for kids ages 7-16. Sessions June 12-14, 2023 or August 14-16, 2023. $350.
Minnesota Ballet School
14675 Martin Drive, Eden Prairie, Minnesota 55344
Ballet Camps, including Nutcracker, Princess Ballet, Fairy Ballet for kids ages 3-7 include related crafts and Intensive for ages 8+. June 19 – August 17, 2023. $120-$160/camp; $900/intensive.
Perpich Arts High School Summer Camp
6125 Olson Memorial Hwy, Golden Valley, MN 55422
A 5 Day Camp is held for grades 6-10. There are two weeks to choose from in June or July. $25/half day camp, $50 for full day camp. 2023 TBA.
5300 Edina Industrial Blvd, Suite 300 Edina, MN 55439
3311 County Rd. 101, Suite 100, Wayzata, MN 55391
3 options: Summer Dance Camps, 4-Week class session and 1-day Mini Camps offered in a variety of themes. 9am-12pm. Sessions run June 5 – July 13, 2023. $225/dancer & $28/mini-camp.
Stages Theatre Company
1111 Mainstreet, Hopkins, MN 55343
FAIR School Crystal, 3915 Adair Ave N, Crystal, MN 55422
PiM Arts High School, 7255 Flying Cloud Dr., Eden Prairie, MN 5534
Offers acting workshops from 1 week to 3 weeks. Please note that camp locations are spread among three locations, Sessions run June 5-Aug 11, 2023. Ages 4-grade 12. $160-$825.
THEATER & PERFORMING ARTS SUMMER CAMPS OUTSIDE THE TWIN CITIES METRO AREA
315 South Grove Avenue, Owatonna, MN 55060
Campers design their own unique schedule focusing on 3 majors. Sleep away & day camps 2023 Sessions run all summer. Ages 6 through high school students, $250-$3,750.
Shell Lake Arts Center
802 1st St, Shell Lake, Wisconsin 54871
Sessions run Sunday-Friday for grades 6-12. Sessions offered June 11-August 12, 2023. $725+/residential; $400+ commuter.
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2 thoughts on “2023 Twin Cities Summer Camps: Theater & Performing Arts Camps”
I Remember, going to the camp back in 19 67,68 and 69 I’m curious do you have any information on camp goers during that time.Any photos hanging around? Very curious if there are any photos of me and my brothers.
My name is Michael Harris, my brothers name, Christopher Harris, Steven Harris looking for any information or photos on any of us in regards to camping at Pillsbury camp during this time period. if so, greatly appreciate the information. i’m looking for my lost brother Steve Harris mostly. he had a different mother my mothers name was Miriam Harris..
I definitely have fond memories of camping. Just curious if there is any information that you might have on us. I realize this might be. like looking for a needle in a haystack..
Not too long ago. My dad passed, and I got back my lanyard that I made for him at the camp which brought up a lot of memories about Pillsbury camp.. which I have held onto for many years because we had so much fun.
So I’m just running down memory lane.
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Hi Michael. It is so inspiring to hear what great memories you have of camp. Unfortunately, we are not affiliated with the camps other than to spread the word for upcoming camps. I hope you are able to find some photos.