2022 Summer Camp & Internship Guide

Trainings, camps, internships, and earn-and-learn options

Works Museum
Making engineering fun with hands-on activities, real tools, and everyday materials. info@theworks.org, 952-888-4262

Walker West Music Academy Summer Music Camps
Music education, concerts, and community events rooted in the African American experience for people of all ages to gather, explore, and grow through music. info@walkerwest.org, 651-224-2929

Sha’arim Friends n’ Fun Program
Helping to build an inclusive world by reframing our understanding of disabilities. info@shaarim.org, 952-303-5276

River Valley Riders
Enriching the lives of children and adults with special needs by providing equine-assisted services. info@rivervalleyriders.org, 651-439-2558

MN Boychoir
Developing exceptional character and musical ability in boys of many backgrounds through inspirational music and performance. 651-292-3219

Land of Lakes Choirboys
Developing boys’ musical ability, individual character and leadership skills. Choir@lolcb.org, 763-250-1374

Jr. Achievement North
Teaching students how to manage money, how to prepare for a successful career, and how to start businesses that create jobs. info@janorth.org, 651-255-0055

Film North
Filmmaking classes to help people tell their stories. 651-644-1912 

Camp Herzl
 Connect your kids with camp, Judaism and other fun families! Proof of Covid vaccination is required for all age-eligible participants. 952-927-4002

21 Roots Farm
Providing a place for children and adults with developmental disabilities to connect with nature, community and dignity through farming. 651-504-6821

ONYA- Twin Cities Adventure Play
Weekly backyard camps! An entirely outdoor, free-play, nature-based day camp for ages 4-12. admin@tcadventureplay.com, 651-247-8643

White Bear Center for the Arts
WBCA is offering Imagine Art summer classes from June 14-August 18 for ages 3-18. wbca@whitebeararts.org, 651-407-0597

Camp Foley
Camp Foley is a co-ed overnight summer camp in Minnesota that offers over 30 activities. fun@campfoley.com, 218-543-6161

YMCA of the North
Summer opportunities at the YMCA are endless! Visit our website for available programs. 612-230-9622

The Loft’s Young Writer’s Program (Loft Literary Center)
Creative writing classes for youth ages 6-17 taught by award-winning and published authors. loft@loft.org, 612-215-2575

Adventures in Cardboard
Build arms and armor, battle on trails as you seek out magical relics of power! contact@adventuresincardboard.com

Camp Invention
Camp Invention® is bringing new, creative adventures for grades K-6 this summer! Register for the all-new program, Explore, at invent.org/local. campinvention@invent.org, 800-968-4332


Tamahay Camp for Girls
Tamahay is a technology free, outdoor learning environment where self-confidence is gained through activity. info@tamahay.com, 218-652-3033

SPPS Community Education
Full and part-day camps with sliding fee options for PreK-6th grades. commed@spps.org, 651-767-8179

Summer at Blake
Summer at Blake provides an array of experiences that help students continue to grow as scholars, athletes and artists. summer@blakeschool.org, 952-988-3463

School Chess Association
Summer chess camp with five levels of instruction and merit-point tournaments. lorene@schoolchess.org, 763-593-1168

Franconia Sculpture Park
Safe, fun, and inspiring space for youth to create, engage, and explore, focused on sculpture and contemporary art. info@franconia.org, 651-257-6668

Art Start
ArtStart presents a multicultural, interdisciplinary view of the world through art classes and special programs focusing on the connection between humans and their environment. cindy@artstart.org, 651-698-2787

Twin Cities Girls’ Choir
TCGC is a Minneapolis performance-based music education program empowering girls to find their unique voice. info@hervoiceproductions.org, 612-333-8292

Mary Glynn – Kayak Lessons
Paddle the Apple River in Wisconsin this summer. $50 per person, with guide and equipment provided. maryeglynn123@gmail.com, 715-914-0348

Tanadoona’s day and resident summer camps include classic activities like archery, swimming, climbing, and canoeing! info@campfiremn.org, 952-235-7284

MacPhail Center for Music
MacPhail Music Camps. 25+ offerings. Beginners to advanced. Ages 3 and up. In-person or online. services.student@macphail.org, 612-321-0100

Chicago Avenue Fire Arts Center
Explore blacksmithing, welding, metal casting, glassworking and more in 4-day camps for ages 9-18! info@cafac.org, 612-294-0400

Snapology of Minneapolis
Snapology camps provide a perfect mixture of STEAM-focused learning and play-based fun. minneapolis@snapology.com, 612-440-7627

Leonardo’s Basement
Over 125 week-long engineering, art, and technology workshops for ages 6-17 plus extraordinary outdoor Adventure Playground. info@leonardosbasement.org, 612-824-4394

Shell Lake Arts Center
Offering summer camps for musicians and visual artists grades 6-12. Scholarships available! info@shelllakeartscenter.org, 715-468-2414

Zenon Dance School
Zenon’s youth program offers dance classes designed to build confidence, explore creatively and learn movement skills! info@zenondance.org, 612-338-1101

One Heartland (Camp Heartland/Camp True Colors)
Camps for LGBTQ+ youth and youth affected by HIV/AIDS, ages 7-17. Financial/transportation assistance available. camp@oneheartland.org, 888-216-2028

Roseville Parks and Recreation
A wide variety of summer programs for all ages. Sports, camps, art, theater, and more! Gina.robinette@cityofroseville.com, 651-792-7104

Camp themes include art and science, hands on art history, comics and animation, and more! info@articulture.org, 612-729-5151

Creative Early Learning Center
Early childhood education & childcare services, infants – 10 years. A non-religious outreach ministry of Richfield Lutheran Church. Highest Parent Aware Rating. Creative. Inclusive. Caring. info@celcmn.org, 612-861-4303

Children’s Defense Fund Freedom Schools
After-school and summer enrichment programs closing the opportunity gap and preventing summer learning loss. 14 locations. nhernandez@childrensdefense.org, 651-855-1174


Minnesota Jewish Community Center – Summer at the J, Camp Olami, and Camp Butwin
Summer camp sessions in Minneapolis, Saint Paul, or Eagan for students entering 1st-10th grades.

Three Rivers Parks Summer Camps
Nature-themed summer day camps for kids ages 4-15 at multiple park locations in the metro area. 763-559-6700

True Friends Camps, Retreats, and Respite
Inclusive day camps and overnight camps for kids with and without diagnosed conditions at four Minnesota locations. info@truefriends.org, 952-852-0101

Dodge Nature Center Summer Camps
Four-day camp weeks, programs for students grades 1-8, West St. Paul or Cottage Grove. info@dodgenaturecenter.org, 651-455-4531 

Karen Organization of Minnesota 
The Youth Summer Program provides extracurricular and Karen cultural activities to preserve culture and increase confidence. sjohnson@mnkaren.org, 651-202-3110

Tamarack Nature Center
4-day summer camps for ages 3-14, with sessions called EcoEngineers, Gardens Galore, and HammocKamp. 651-266-0360

CLAN – Cultural Language & Arts Network 
Activities for American Indian youth ages 8-18 and families aimed at reconnecting them to their culture.  csecola@maicnet.org, 612-879-1783

21 Roots Farm
Providing a place for children and adults with developmental disabilities to connect with nature, community and dignity through farming. 651-504-6821

Empowering underserved students to think creatively, write effectively, and succeed academically. 612-259-8562

Angelica Cantanti
Summer 2022 choir and music camps inspiring and nurturing a creative community of singers through quality choral experiences. angelicayouthchoirs@gmail.com, 952-563-8572

Augsburg University
Empowering students through competitive academic debate to become engaged learners, critical thinkers, and active global citizens who are effective advocates for themselves and their communities. mnudl@augsburg.edu, 612-330-1730

Bakken Museum
Design and build their own inventions, practice creative thinking skills, make magic tricks, and play games. 612-926-3878

Children & Nature Network
Youth leadership training working to turn the trend of an indoor childhood back out to the benefits of nature–and to increase safe and equitable access to the natural world for all. info@childrenandnature.org, 612-351-2723

Dream of Wild Health
Restore health and well-being in the Native community by recovering knowledge of and access to healthy Indigenous foods, medicines and lifeways. info@dreamofwildhealth.org, 612-874-4200

The Gardner School of Eagan; The Gardner School of Minnetonka; The Gardner School of Edina; The Gardner School of Minneapolis
Camp Gardner is a 10-week program offering creative weekly themes, community visitors, and outdoor activities! Caron.Ihde@thegardnerschool.com, 952-259-0139

iD Tech
Coding, game dev, and more! Your child can bond with friends and experience the magic that’s made us the world’s #1 tech camp. hello@iDTech.com, 1-888-709-8324


Young Adult Internship and Workforce Opportunities

Wildflyer Coffee
A four-month paid job training program for youth aged 16-24 experiencing homelessness & housing instability. contact@wildflyercoffee.com, 612-236-4978

The Open Door
Connecting those in need with fresh, nutritious options. 651-686-0787

Reve Academy
Developing pathways to digital careers. 612-284-9390

Tech Dump
Including extensive job training that leads to living wage employment; responsible electronics recycling and refurbishing that lessens the harmful effects of pollution in our environment; and refurbished electronics that make technology affordable for our community. 612-361-4355

Land Stewardship Project
Works on various fronts to ensure future generations of stewardship-minded farmers are successfully established on the land and in our communities.  bdevore@landstewardshipproject.org, 612-816-9342

Open Arms of MN
Cooking and delivering free, nutritious meals to people living with life-threatening illnesses. Growing fruits and veggies. volunteer@openarmsmn.org, 612-872-1152

Hamline University

Elpis Enterprises
Providing youth with the skills, knowledge, and confidence necessary to secure job placement with advancement potential. info@elpisenterprises.org, 651-644-5080

Cow Tipping Press
Teaching inclusive writing classes for adults with developmental disabilities. bboyce@cowtippingpress.org, 507-521-2278

Appetite for Change
Offering teens and adults in North Minneapolis several training programs and employment opportunities, for participants to develop their leadership, urban farming, culinary, advocacy & organizing, and job readiness skills. 612-588-7611

International Institute of Minnesota – Youth Enrichment & Support program
Free positive communication, stress reduction, conflict resolution & money skills course for immigrant youth ages 14-24. tbattista@iimn.org, 651-377-8660

eQuality Farms
Assisting adults with developmental disabilities in finding and maintaining employment. info@elpisenterprises.org, 612-703-3337

Minneapolis Public Works
Minneapolis Public Works offers PAID internships for college students interested in gaining hands-on experience. Monique.Fish@minneapolismn.gov, 612-673-3514

Minneapolis Public Works
Full Time, PAID on the job training programs with benefits. Join the Public Works Team! Monique.Fish@minneapolismn.gov, 612-673-3514

Century College
The Automotive Body program exposes students to all facets of the auto body industry, leading to a great career. admissions@century.edu, 651-773-1700 (Admissions)

Sundance Family Foundation
No college right now? No problem! Explore career pathways at EarnandLearnMN.org. info@sundancefamilyfoundation.org, 612-822-8580

BestPrep Minnesota Business Venture
Weeklong residential summer camp for high school students that promotes leadership, career direction and fun! mbv@bestprep.org, 763-233-6325

Tree Trust Care Pathways Program
A variety of hands on programs and training for youth and young adults, including some paid work. Eligibility varies by program. careerpathways@treetrust.org, 952-767-3880

Minnesota Youth Program
Short-term employment and training (classroom and hands-on) for those age 14-24 needing workplace skills. Kay.Tracy@state.mn.us, 651-259-7555

Finishing Trades Institute of the Upper Midwest
Finishing Trades Institute of the Upper Midwest is an educational institute dedicated to developing professional tradespeople, advancing their skills, and certifying their qualifications in the Upper Midwest. careerpath@ftium.edu, 651-379-9600

Loaves & Fishes
Cooking nutritious meals and serving them with kindness to those in need across Minnesota. volunteer@loavesandfishesmn.org

Minnesota Youth Athletic Services (MYAS)
Interested in becoming a youth sports official in basketball, baseball, and football? Check out MYAS! carolyn@myas.org, 763-746-1715



Power of YOU Program – MCTC
College scholarship for ’20-’22 graduates. Pairs financial support with a mentor to help navigate college life. margot.howard@minneapolis.edu, 612-659-6077

P2C (Pathways to Careers) – Dunwoody
Technical career assistance (mentoring, scholarships, stipends) for HS juniors or seniors meeting income requirements or post-traditional adults. p2c@dunwoody.edu, 612-381-8160

Kao Kalia Yang Scholarship
Up to $25,000 scholarship for economically-challenged Hmong American youth seeking higher education (any major). scholarships@apcf.org, 213-624-6400 ext. 6

Intertech STEM Scholarship
$2,500 one-year college scholarship for HS seniors with GPA 3.3+ intending to study computer science. info@intertech.com, 651-288-7000

Linden Scholarship, Salvation Army
Scholarship to 2- or 4-year college for East Metro student volunteers with a 2.0 GPA. 651-746-3400

UNCF 3m Applied to life Scholarship
Need-based STEM scholarship for Saint Paul area minority students (HS seniors or returning college freshmen). yves.pierre@uncf.org, 202-810-0200

Rotary Club of Saint Paul 2nd Century Scholarship Program 
College or vocational school scholarship for Saint Paul students with a minimum GPA of 3.0. rcsp@scholarshipamerica.org, 507-931-1682

Horatio Alger Career & Tech Scholarships
Needs-based scholarship for career or technical students under age 30 studying at an accredited non-profit post-secondary program. scholarships@horatioalger.org, 844-422-4200

Lacek Group DEI Scholarship
Two $5,000 scholarships for BIPOC students (one HS, one college) striving for a career in marketing. 612-359-3700

Empower Scholarship (Allina Health)
Scholarship for ethnically diverse youth pursuing a medical or rehabilitation career. Applications due April 15, 2022. ckriempower@allina.com, 612-775-2589. Please complete online application by Friday, April 15, 2022.