Find Your Child a Summer Camp Near Southwest Minneapolis

Our 2013 summer camp guide includes a handy rundown of camps near you, and a growing list of camps on our map throughout the Twin Cities area. Registration is on now.

With the choice and variety of summer camps available in 2013, boredom won't be an option.

Organizations from area colleges to your local parks and recreation department offer dozens of camp choices for science, nature, sports, music and more.

Whether you're looking for an all-around experience or a more focused camp, this list features a few in your town and nearby.

These are the ways you can use this camp guide:

  • Browse the list below for some camps near Richfield.
  • Click the points on the map above for details about camps around the region. Use the map slider on the left to zoom in or out.
  • Search by camp name, city, camp type (or all three).

Know of a camp that's not on our list or our map? Visit this page and submit the information, and we'll add it.


Twin Town Guitars Summer Sessions Band Camp


Where: Twin Town Guitars, 3400 Lyndale Avenue S, Minneapolis, MN 55408

Phone: 612-822-3334

When: Session I: June 10th-21st Session II: July 29th-August 9th

Registration Deadline: June 9th and July 28th

Cost: $375

For more information

Bring your instrument and rock in a band! Youth, Teen and Girl Powered-Rock campers learn about starting a band, band rehearsals, song selection, song writing and stage performance. Even try a new instrument if you like. This camp concludes with a live performance at the Whiskey Junction! Thank you! Carrie Bell Director of Music Education Twin Town Guitars.

Summer Science Day Camp

Science Camp

Where: The Bakken Museum, 3537 Zenith Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55416

Phone: 612-926-3878

When: Various Start dates starting June 17th and ending August 9th

Registration Deadline: 6/14/13

Cost: $170: Half Day Camps - $225: Three Day Camp - $300: Full Day Camps

For more information

Primrose School of Edina

Weekly Themes

Where: Primrose School of Edina, 7399 Metro Blvd, Edina, MN 55439

Phone: 763-381-4971

When: All Summer

Registration Deadline: On going

Cost: Per Program

For more information

We have full day camps for preschool children- kindergarten throughout the summer. Each week is a different theme filled with in house workshops and field trips.

Summer on the Farm

Nature, Art, Swimming, Animal, Gardening and Cooking!

Where: Children's Country Day School, 1588 Victoria Rd. S., Mendota Heights, MN 55118

Phone: 651-454-4000

When: June 10- August 16th

Registration Deadline: None

Cost: Depends on schedule

For more information

For over 40 years we have helped children ages 2-6 have their best summer ever! Activities include swimming, pony rides, farm chores, cooking, nature exploration, stories, games, music, riding toys, and art projects. Each age group has their own inside air conditioned space which is used for those rainy days and indoor activities. Age appropriate materials are provided for each age group. Farm chores include; feeding the goats, chickens, rabbits and ponies, brushing the ponies, watering and helping maintain the vegetable and flower gardens.

Benilde-St. Margaret's Drama Camp

Performing Arts

Where: Benilde-St. Margaret's School, 2501 Highway 100 S., St. Louis Park, MN 55416

Phone: 952-927-4176

When: June 17-21

Registration Deadline: N/A

Cost: $90 in advance, $100 walk-in

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9 a.m. – Noon Ages: Students entering grades 3 - 7 Explore your inner actor! Students attending BSM’s Drama Camp will explore a variety of theater-related activities, including pantomime, vocal performance, auditioning skills, movement/choreography, and stage makeup. All participants will receive a T-shirt and instruction from current theater department staff as well as recent theater department graduates. A performance showcasing skills learned will be held on the final day of camp.

Camp Acoma: Hopkins

Day Camp fun: Swimming instruction; Arts & Crafts; Ice Skating; Performing Arts; Outdoor Games

Where: Blake School, Hopkins, 110 South Blake Road , Hopkins, MN 55343

Phone: 952-988-3463

When: 6/17-7/26

Registration Deadline: None

Cost: 107.50/week for half days & 207/ week for full days

For more information

Summer at Blake offers arts, academics, athletic and day camp opportunities from 6/10-8/16 in addition to Camp Acoma: Hopkins.

Tomorrow's Leading Knights: The Hwa Rang Do Youth Corps

Sports; Martial Arts and Leasdership camps

Where: South Minneapolis, 5417 Nicollet Ave South, Minneapolis, MN 55419

Phone: 612-824-5425

When: June 5th - August 16th

Registration Deadline: Depends on camp date

Cost: $191-$376

For more information

The Tomorrow’s Leading Knights Program has been tailored to include many different types of activities that are structured in an effective and dynamic progression for children to participate in everyday. Not only is daily martial art training a part of all the fun, but productive activities and life lessons are an integral part of the experience. Here is a list of our weekly themes: 1 – Super Hero Mini Camp: June 5th to 7th 2 – The TLK Amazing Race Part 1: June 10th to 14th 3 – Solving Mysteries Week “Case of the Missing Nun-chucks”: June 17th to 21st 4 – The TLK Amazing Race Part 2: June 24th to 28th 5 – Camping and Survival Week: July 8th to 12th 6 – Lost in Space: July 15th to 19th 7 – Planes, Trains, & Automobiles: July 22nd to 26th 8 – Under the Big Top: July 29th to August 2nd 9 – Track & Field Week: August 5th to 9th 10 – Splash into Fun: August 12th to 16th

Teen Adventure Camp - Lake Adventure

Outdoor Adventure

Where: Cedar Lake, Cedar Lake Parkway and Basswood Road, Minneapolis, MN 55416

Phone: 651-306-3633 or 651-403-7546

When: 6/18/13

Registration Deadline: 6/11/13

Cost: $45

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Spend the day in the sun out by the lake - the way a Minnesota summer should be! Paddle your way across Cedar Lake in a kayak, exploring the shores for wild life. Then grab your fishing pole and catch “the big one.” Retreat to the beach for some relaxation and splashin’ fun! All equipment included, but don’t forget to wear your swimsuit and to bring your towel, sunscreen and a sack lunch. Pick-up locations are at Inver Grove Middle School, South St. Paul High School and Moreland Elementary School.

Teen Adventure Camp - Bicycling Adventure


Where: Minneapolis Lakes, 4801 South Minnehaha Park Dr., Minneapolis, MN 55417

Phone: 651-306-3633 or 651-403-7546

When: 8/6/13

Registration Deadline: 7/30/13

Cost: $48

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Pedal your way across town as guides lead you on a scenic 24 mile bike tour around the Minneapolis Lakes. Travel through downtown, across the Stone Arch Bridge, to the U of M where you will stop for lunch. Continue on your adventure to Minnehaha Falls where you will have a chance to stop and gaze at it’s beauty. Please bring your bike, helmet, sunscreen and sack lunch. Pick-up locations include: Inver Grove Heights Middle School, South St. Paul High School and Moreland Elementary School, WSP.

Adventures in Cardboard

Gi-normous Construction and Outdoor Games

Where: Bryant Lake Regional Park, Eden Prairie & Powderhorn Park, Minneapolis, 3448 16th Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN 55407

Phone: 512-532-6764

When: June 10 - Aug 16

Registration Deadline: Fist Come, Fist Serve

Cost: $150 -$285

For more information

Registration is now open for Adventures in Cardboard's Summer Workshops 2013. We have five amazing weeks to offer for the summer. 1) Two weeks of old favorites at Powderhorn Park: Faerie Houses, Mazes, Cardboard Boats, with a special event added this year: "Venice in Powderhorn: Cardboard Boat Regatta and Giant Floating City". 2) And an expansion of the all-time favorite Castle Adventure! We'll spend entire days down on the beautiful wooded trails, prairie and lakeside beaches of Bryant Lake Regional Park, Eden Prairie. We'll be creating magnificent castles to explore, making suits or armor and designing live-action games based on fantasy or history. Swimming and canoeing will round out a complete day outdoors designed to kill any obsession with an iPad for at least a week! Though Bryant Lake Park is only 15 minutes from Minneapolis, Adventures in CB will run a daily school bus shuttle to and from Powderhorn Park, if you prefer this to driving. For more info or registration visitjulianmcfaul.com.

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