2022 Summer Camp & Internship Guide

Our annual summer guide with at least 80 camps, internships, work opportunities, and scholarships

Ready to get your kids out of the house this summer? Here are the trainings, camps, and internship options we are aware of, compiled as a joint effort from Suburban Ramsey Family Collaborative, Sundance Family Foundation, FS Foundation, and Finishing Trades Institute, which provides education to people in the trades. We hope you find it useful!

Works Museum
Making engineering fun with hands-on activities, real tools, and everyday materials. [email protected], 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. [email protected], 651-224-2929


Sha’arim Friends n’ Fun Program
Helping to build an inclusive world by reframing our understanding of disabilities. [email protected], 952-303-5276


River Valley Riders
Enriching the lives of children and adults with special needs by providing equine-assisted services. [email protected], 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. [email protected], 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. [email protected], 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. [email protected], 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. [email protected], 651-407-0597


Camp Foley
Camp Foley is a co-ed overnight summer camp in Minnesota that offers over 30 activities. [email protected], 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. [email protected], 612-215-2575


Adventures in Cardboard
Build arms and armor, battle on trails as you seek out magical relics of power! [email protected]


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. [email protected], 800-968-4332


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Tamahay Camp for Girls
Tamahay is a technology free, outdoor learning environment where self-confidence is gained through activity. [email protected], 218-652-3033


SPPS Community Education
Full and part-day camps with sliding fee options for PreK-6th grades. [email protected], 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. [email protected], 952-988-3463


School Chess Association
Summer chess camp with five levels of instruction and merit-point tournaments. [email protected], 763-593-1168


Franconia Sculpture Park
Safe, fun, and inspiring space for youth to create, engage, and explore, focused on sculpture and contemporary art. [email protected], 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. [email protected], 651-698-2787


Twin Cities Girls’ Choir
TCGC is a Minneapolis performance-based music education program empowering girls to find their unique voice. [email protected], 612-333-8292


Mary Glynn – Kayak Lessons
Paddle the Apple River in Wisconsin this summer. $50 per person, with guide and equipment provided. [email protected], 715-914-0348


Tanadoona
Tanadoona’s day and resident summer camps include classic activities like archery, swimming, climbing, and canoeing! [email protected], 952-235-7284


MacPhail Center for Music
MacPhail Music Camps. 25+ offerings. Beginners to advanced. Ages 3 and up. In-person or online. [email protected], 612-321-0100


Chicago Avenue Fire Arts Center
Explore blacksmithing, welding, metal casting, glassworking and more in 4-day camps for ages 9-18! [email protected], 612-294-0400


Snapology of Minneapolis
Snapology camps provide a perfect mixture of STEAM-focused learning and play-based fun. [email protected], 612-440-7627


Leonardo’s Basement
Over 125 week-long engineering, art, and technology workshops for ages 6-17 plus extraordinary outdoor Adventure Playground. [email protected], 612-824-4394


Shell Lake Arts Center
Offering summer camps for musicians and visual artists grades 6-12. Scholarships available! [email protected], 715-468-2414


Zenon Dance School
Zenon’s youth program offers dance classes designed to build confidence, explore creatively and learn movement skills! [email protected], 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. [email protected], 888-216-2028


Roseville Parks and Recreation
A wide variety of summer programs for all ages. Sports, camps, art, theater, and more! [email protected], 651-792-7104


Articulture
Camp themes include art and science, hands on art history, comics and animation, and more! [email protected], 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. [email protected], 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. [email protected], 651-855-1174


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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. [email protected], 952-852-0101


Dodge Nature Center Summer Camps
Four-day camp weeks, programs for students grades 1-8, West St. Paul or Cottage Grove. [email protected], 651-455-4531 


Karen Organization of Minnesota 
The Youth Summer Program provides extracurricular and Karen cultural activities to preserve culture and increase confidence. [email protected], 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.  [email protected], 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


826MSP
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. [email protected], 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. [email protected], 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. [email protected], 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. [email protected], 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! [email protected], 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. [email protected], 1-888-709-8324

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Young Adult Internship and Workforce Opportunities

Wildflyer Coffee
A four-month paid job training program for youth aged 16-24 experiencing homelessness & housing instability. [email protected], 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.  [email protected], 612-816-9342


Open Arms of MN
Cooking and delivering free, nutritious meals to people living with life-threatening illnesses. Growing fruits and veggies. [email protected], 612-872-1152


Hamline University
[email protected],
651-523-2634


Elpis Enterprises
Providing youth with the skills, knowledge, and confidence necessary to secure job placement with advancement potential. [email protected], 651-644-5080


Cow Tipping Press
Teaching inclusive writing classes for adults with developmental disabilities. [email protected], 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. [email protected], 651-377-8660


eQuality Farms
Assisting adults with developmental disabilities in finding and maintaining employment. [email protected], 612-703-3337


Minneapolis Public Works
Minneapolis Public Works offers PAID internships for college students interested in gaining hands-on experience. [email protected], 612-673-3514


Minneapolis Public Works
Full Time, PAID on the job training programs with benefits. Join the Public Works Team! [email protected], 612-673-3514


Century College
The Automotive Body program exposes students to all facets of the auto body industry, leading to a great career. [email protected], 651-773-1700 (Admissions)


Sundance Family Foundation
No college right now? No problem! Explore career pathways at EarnandLearnMN.org. [email protected], 612-822-8580


BestPrep Minnesota Business Venture
Weeklong residential summer camp for high school students that promotes leadership, career direction and fun! [email protected], 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. [email protected], 952-767-3880


Minnesota Youth Program
Short-term employment and training (classroom and hands-on) for those age 14-24 needing workplace skills. [email protected], 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. [email protected], 651-379-9600


Loaves & Fishes
Cooking nutritious meals and serving them with kindness to those in need across Minnesota. [email protected]

Minnesota Youth Athletic Services (MYAS)
Interested in becoming a youth sports official in basketball, baseball, and football? Check out MYAS! [email protected], 763-746-1715

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Scholarships

Power of YOU Program – MCTC
College scholarship for ’20-’22 graduates. Pairs financial support with a mentor to help navigate college life. [email protected], 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. [email protected], 612-381-8160


Kao Kalia Yang Scholarship
Up to $25,000 scholarship for economically-challenged Hmong American youth seeking higher education (any major). [email protected], 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. [email protected], 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). [email protected], 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. [email protected], 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. [email protected], 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. [email protected], 612-775-2589. Please complete online application by Friday, April 15, 2022.