2022 West Metro Twin Cities Spring & Summer Camps

Eden Prairie, MN & surrounding communities spring & summer camps
Updated: March 6, 2022

It’s time to start planning for summer! There are so many activities and options for all families. Please visit the individual site links for updated program information. If there are other camps you’d like to see added to this list, please let us know!

Animal Humane Society – Golden Valley, Coon Rapids, and Woodbury, MN
Registration currently open
Five-day, animal-themed camp for kids entering grades 3 – 8. Kids immerse themselves in animal education, games, crafts, speakers, animal interactions, and more.
Ages: Kids entering grades 3 – 8 

Bell Museum – Minneapolis, MN
Registration currently full
Please email bellcamps@umn.edu to learn more about waitlists.
Bell Camps are a week of fun and enriching day-camp experiences that encourage children to explore their scientific passions and discover new interests. Children entering grades 1-8 will experience science and nature like never before with hands-on investigation, visiting museum exhibits, games, creative projects, guided outdoor exploration and much more! 
Ages: Kids entering grades 1 – 8

Bridge the Gap Summer Camp – Minnetonka, MN
Registration currently open
Offering a wide range of academic, recreational, and social skills programs for students entering K-12 with Autism Spectrum Disorder and individual learning needs.
Ages: Kids entering grades K-12

Code Ninjas – Chanhassen, Edina, Prior Lake, MN
Registration currently open
Transform your child’s love for technology into an exciting learning adventure. Guided by a team of Code Senseis, Code Ninjas Camps empower kids to gain valuable tech skills and make new friends.
Ages: 5 – 14

Conquer Ninja Gyms – Eden Prairie, MN
Registration currently open
This summer give your child an American Ninja Warrior Experience! Young Ninjas develop strength and agility during this camp by learning different styles and techniques to master all obstacles! We have warped walls, angled steps, salmon ladders, cliff hangers; everything you need to put your ninja skills to work! This camp transfers well into ninja levels testing or enhances other athletic performances. All camps are coached by an experienced Ninja Trainer.
Ages: 6 – 13

Eastern Carver County Schools Community Education | THE PULSE – Chanhassen, Carver, Chaska, and Victoria, MN
Registration currently open
THE PULSE is designed to meet the needs of middle school students as they grow into responsible teens. At times, young people will be outside of the direct supervision of adults with clear expectations about appropriate boundaries and rules. Abuse of rules, check-in times, and set parameters will result in loss of privileges. Attention to the needs of young teens and pre-teens will be given and, at times, different age groups will have different boundaries in terms of supervision.
Ages: Kids entering 5th – 8th grades

Eden Prairie Parks and Recreation Summer Programs – Eden Prairie, MN
Registration begins: March 16 at 7am in person at Eden Prairie Community Center, 16700 Valley View Road, Eden Prairie, MN or online at edenprairie.org/register
Includes day camps, programs, and lessons.

EPIC Youth Programs – Eden Prairie, MN
Registration begins: March 16, 2022 at 8am
EPIC is Community Education’s youth enrichment program which aims to connect students to learning outside of the classroom in a variety of ways.  Whether your child enjoys sports, STEM, art, drama, or connecting with friends, EPIC offers a program sure to ignite their interest and challenge them in a fun, safe, and supportive atmosphere.

Foss Swim School – Chanhassen, MN
Registration begins: April 26, 2022
Swim Camps are the same 30-45 minute lengths as regular classes, but come in three formats to fit your schedule. 1 week: Swimmers attend daily for 5 days. 2 week: Swimmers attend 4 days a week for 2 weeks. 4 week: Swimmers attend twice weekly for 4 weeks
Ages: 6 months – 17 years

Girls on the Run – Twin Cities, MN
Registration currently open
Camp GOTR by Girls on the Run provides an intensive, one-of-a-kind opportunity for girls entering or exiting 3rd – 5th grades to develop self-confidence, learn life skills, and have fun.  Girls will enjoy building friendships in a fun and inclusive setting that includes interactive games, being physically active, and expressing creativity through arts and crafts and storytelling. Led by caring and qualified Girls on the Run coaches, this camp combines the best of the Girls on the Run program with all the fun of camp. Camp dates: July 18 – July 25, 2022, 8:30am – 12:30pm.
Ages: Entering or exiting grades 3 – 5

Golden Gate Equestrian Center – Jordan, MN
Registration currently open
Three, four, and five-day camps available. Rotate through riding, arts and crafts, and equine education.

Golf Academy | Three Rivers Park District – Minnetonka, MN
Registration currently open
Golf lessons for the beginner to more advanced player.
Ages: 5 – 17

Kidcreate Studio – Eden Prairie, MN
Registration currently open
Ongoing art workshops, weekly classes, and camps throughout the year.
Ages: 18 months – 12 years

Kindermusik With Friends – Chanhassen, MN
Registration currently open
Music classes with singing, dancing, instrument play, storytelling and early childhood learning.
Ages: 0 – 7

Kramer’s School of Music – Eden Prairie, MN
Registration currently open
Students are divided by age and musical skills for most camp activities, which include playing in the ensemble, eurhythmics, sight-reading, music theory, improvisation, music history, basic conducting, and more. During the course of each session, there will be guest speakers and musicians giving presentations and leading the class. Each session will culminate in students’ performance and presentation.
Ages: 5 – 18

Legacy Gymnastics – Eden Prairie, MN
Registration currently open
Ninja camp, tumbling camp, and gymnastic camp options. Each week has a different theme.
Ages: 3 – 6+

Life Time Athletic/Fitness – Chanhassen and Eden Prairie, MN
Registration currently open
Weekly themed camps for members and non-members. Explore, play and grow all summer long. Each week focuses on a new lesson plan including S.T.E.A.M. (science, technology, engineering, arts, math), the importance of healthy eating and physical activity.
Ages: 5 – 12
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Little Twigs Hockey School – Eden Prairie, MN
Registration currently open
Hockey classes designed to meet individual needs. Skills covered include: skating stride, crossovers, backwards skating, puck handling, passing and shooting and more.
Ages: 5 – 9

Minnesota Ballet School – Eden Prairie, MN
Registration currently open
Ballet Art and Craft camps is always a favorite with kids who artistically inclined or not. Children will have fun learning dances from MBS repertoire and creating a variety of projects using magic wands, wings, crowns or little tutu’s that will be used in dances they learn.
Ages: 3 – 7

Minnesota Made Hockey – Edina, MN
Registration currently open
Hockey programs for the beginner to the high school athlete. Specific training sessions include: goalie training, puck protection, stickhandling, Speed Academy and more.
Ages: 3 – 18

Minnetonka Community Education – Minnetonka, MN
Registration begins: March 9, 2021 @ 8am
Enrichment offerings include: art, STEM, culinary, language, academic support, leadership and more. Recreation offerings include: dance, cheer, sports, and more.
Ages: 3 – 18

MyGym – Eden Prairie, MN
Registration currently open
Children participate in energizing fitness games, noncompetitive gymnastics, arts and crafts, music and so much more. Each day has unique programming to keep your child active and engaged. Themes and programs change daily, so no two camp days at My Gym are ever the same. A healthy snack is provided. My Gym camp is for 2.5 years and up! Children do not need to be potty-trained.Ages: 2 – 7

Prairie School of Dance – Eden Prairie, MN
Registration currently open
Ages: 3 – adult
Prairie School of Dance has a class for every dancer! There are a variety of sampler sessions, 4-day themed camps, performing arts, and other dance training classes are available.

REM5 Virtual Reality Laboratory – St. Louis Park, MN
Registration currently open
Play, explore, learn, and create at REM5’s VR summer camps. Learn about this emerging technology and how it is changing the way we work and socialize.
Ages: 8 – 14

School of Rock – Eden Prairie, MN
Registration currently open
Do you want to learn how to play in a band or learn to write songs? School of Rock Eden Prairie offers a wide variety of music camps and workshops that cover topics such as these. Our local music camps are perfect for musicians of any skill level who want to play guitar, bass, drums, keyboard and vocals.
Ages: 3 – 18+

Stages Theatre – Hopkins, Eden Prairie, Crystal, MN
Registration currently open
Summer Theatre Workshop for Grades 1-3 will focus on developing theatre skills in a fun, supportive and collaborative environment. Guided by professional Teaching Artists, students will work together to explore and expand their “Actor Toolbox” – their body, voice, and imagination! As part of the last day of the workshop, families are invited to join us for a short presentation of skills learned throughout the week.

Summer Theatre Workshop for Grades 4-6 students focus on developing and honing theatrical skills. Guided by Professional Teaching Artists, students will spend their days collaborating as an ensemble of performers on themes and material that excites them and expands their skillset. As part of the last day of workshop, families are invited to join us for a short presentation of skills learned throughout the week
Ages: 4 – grade 12

Tags – Eden Prairie, MN
Registration begins: March 14, 2022
Multi-level gymnastics classes that teach strengthening basics, skills and fitness.
Ages: 3 – 17

Tanadoona | Camp Fire Minnesota – Excelsior, MN
Registration currently open
Each week of Day Camp is filled with a wide range of outdoor and nature-based activities that build character, ignite wonder and curiosity, and fill the woods with laughter. Zig-zag across Lake Minnewashta by canoe or kayak, take aim during archery in the woods, express your creative side through a variety of arts, become an outdoor survivalist and gather ’round the campfire. Adventure awaits at Tanadoona!
Ages: 5 – 14

Three Rivers Park District – Various Regional Parks
Registration begins: March 8, 2022 at 8am
There are camps for kids ages 4-15 on topics including nature exploration, outdoor recreation, golf, fishing, farming, art and Minnesota history. Campers will gain an appreciation for nature while making new friends and memories. Summer camps are available at the Baker Outdoor Learning Center, The Landing, Gale Woods Farm, nature and visitor centers, and golf facilities.
Ages: 4 – 19

University of Minnesota Landscape Arboretum – Chaska, MN
Registration currently open
Arboretum campers make new friends and explore science concepts while discovering the wonder of the natural world in a fun, hands-on setting through unique, nature-themed experiences.
Ages: 5 – 11

Way Cool Cooking School – Eden Prairie, MN
Registration currently open
Fun cooking school focused on teaching basic healthy cooking skills and habits for children. Morning and afternoon options available.
Ages: 7 – 15

YMCA Day Camp Christmas Tree – Minnetrista, MN
Registration currently open
Kids, teenagers and families have the opportunity to explore nature, find new talents, try new activities, gain independence, and make lasting friendships and memories. Traditional and specialty week-long camps.
Ages: 4 years – 9th grade

YMCA Day Camp Kici Yapi – Lakeville, MN
Registration currently open
Kids, teenagers and families have the opportunity to explore nature, find new talents, try new activities, gain independence, and make lasting friendships and memories. Traditional and specialty week-long camps. Day and overnight camp options available.
Ages: 4 – 17

Youth Enrichment League – West Metro, MN
Registration currently open.
Various classes such as: chess, fencing, robotics, coding, woodworking and more.
In-Person & Virtual Camps
Ages: 6 – 18

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