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#1 Guide to Summer Camps in Rochester MN!
It’s time for the number one resource utilized year after year by Southeast MN area families – the Guide to Summer Camps in SE Minnesota!
We are so pleased to bring you the 2022 Guide to Summer Camps in SE Minnesota: a complete guide to all the camps in our area! Below you will find all kinds of information on the variety of summer camps in the area: from traditional summer camps, sports camps, theatre camps, robotics camps, and more! We know that piecing together childcare and activities during the summer months can be time-consuming. Let us do the work for you! We hope that this guide to summer camps in SE MN provides the insight that you need to plan the best summer yet.
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Olmsted Medical Center Sports & Athletic Performance
Summer Hockey, Strength and Conditioning, and Speed Programs are now available for registration. Let OMC Sports Medicine and Athletic Performance help you keep the momentum going! Summer programs start June 13 and go eight weeks to August 5. There are a variety of options to choose from to fit your schedule.
Rochester Athletic Club
New friendships and new adventures are some of the best parts of a memorable summer. The Rochester Athletic Club (RAC) offers camps for all ages and interests with nine options: Adventure Camp (ages 8-10), Basketball Camp (ages 5-10), Expedition Camp (ages 11-13), Explorer Camp (ages 5-7), Green and Teen Tennis Camp (ages 11-16), Honkers Baseball Camp (ages 6-13), Just for Me Camp (ages 3-8), Minnesota RUSH Soccer Camp (ages 3-8), and ROGY Tennis with a Twist (ages 5-11). We are committed to providing a positive experience for kids to develop new friendships, have new adventures, and create lasting memories.
Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center
Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center, located in beautiful Lanesboro, is home to a multitude of unique and adventurous overnight & day summer camps for kids starting in preschool up through 12th grade, as well as family camps. Make this summer the best ever for your child and give them an experience they’ll never forget by registering them for one of our awesome camps! Our camps allow campers to experience the best of Eagle Bluff’s activities (such as our popular High Ropes Course), but also have their own distinct theme. From learning to handle raptors to discovering what it’s like to sleep outdoors in their own shelter, Eagle Bluff campers gain new skills, build self-confidence, and foster their relationship with the natural world. Register your camper today!
At SPARK we have the perfect summer camp for your child to explore their favorite activities and interests through hands-on, creative STEAM programming! SPARK’s summer camps – SPARKAMP – feature engaging, innovative curriculums led by experienced and knowledgeable instructors. We’ve partnered with individuals and organizations from the Rochester community to bring an exciting series of summer camps to SPARK for your children to learn, play and grow!
Rochester Catholic Schools
Keep your child engaged and growing in mind, body, and spirit all summer long at Rochester Catholic Schools! Our Summer Care, Summer Academy, and Summer Tutoring provide a variety of unique offerings for preschool-grade 12 led by RCS faculty and other experts from the community. For more information or to register, visit rcsmn.org/summerprograms. We hope to see you this summer!
Roca Climbing and Fitness
Roca’s Summer Climbing Camps are the coolest camps around! This summer, we are offering 9 weeklong camps all with different themes ranging from Ninjas to Olympics to Puzzles galore and more! Each week of camp will also include plenty of climbing, instruction on auto-belay systems, basic and advanced skills, as well as learning about different climbing gear, routes, and climbing holds. Feel free to sign your child up for multiple weeks as the camps will offer tons of fun and activities each week! Reserve your spot in advance – our camps are very popular and fill up quickly. No previous climbing experience needed; all are encouraged to register.
Quarry Hill Nature Center
We’re wild about nature and getting kids outdoors! Curious kids will experience an adventure-filled week exploring the wild side of Quarry Hill Park. For almost 50 years, Quarry Hill has been engaging children using outdoor fun and investigation to learn about the natural world and create lasting camp memories. Paddle across the pond, scale the rock wall, hike to the lookout, and observe wildlife up close alongside experienced leaders. Our summer nature day camps are designed by natural science educators and feature small group sizes perfect for hands-on experiences and relationship building.
Traditional day camp sessions throughout the summer are offered for youth entering grades K – 9 and include Nature Photography, Mission Explore, Furology Fun, Nature Art, Scales & Slime, Adventure Biker, and more!
Bird Watch! and our Good Natured Kids series for kids ages 3 &4 round out a summer of adventure!
Registration is ongoing throughout the summer. Camp scholarships are available to qualifying campers.
Good Earth Village
Good Earth Village is an incredible camp designed to bring out the best in us all. What does this world need most? Interpersonal connection! All of our camps — K-12 and intergenerational — offer opportunities to simultaneously explore your faith and deepen relationships while exploring the outdoors through safe and guided experiences at your personal level of ability, in a caring community. Nestled in the bluffs of Southeastern Minnesota, Good Earth Village provides opportunities for people of all ages and backgrounds to be themselves, engage with peers and mentors, and learn something new. Our diverse programs allow campers to find their own level of adventure, comfort, and spirituality. Our highly trained summer staff brings energy and creates a safe space of acceptance and love to all campers. Come discover more about yourself and the world around you!
J.E.T.S. Summer Camps are a great way for kids ages 3–10 to combine gymnastics, tumbling, outdoor activities, group games, music, and crafts around a new exciting theme each week. Camps are 9:00 am-12:00 pm Monday through Thursday each week. Campers are split up into groups by age to help maximize the level of fun. Super Sports Week, Wacky Water Week, and Pirate & Princess Week are only a few of the fun-filled themes we have planned for this summer. Be sure to reserve your spot soon, you won’t want to miss out on these incredible camps!
Introduce your child to the great lifetime sport of tennis through RTC, where our staff provides excellent instruction, mixed with a healthy dose of fun for ages 4 and up! Rackets are available to borrow FREE of charge. Tennis offers total body wellness including fitness (steps), mental (strategy), agility (flexibility & reflexes), and laughter… the BEST medicine! Join us at Rochester Tennis Connection — where tennis, fitness, and fun connect! Call 507-288-4851 to inquire or register for classes.
Swift Nature Camp
Swift Nature Camp for Boys & Girls ages 6-17 is filled with Friends, Fun and Adventure. We specialize in a nurturing program for first-time overnight campers, offering additional staff to provide support and encouragement to overcome homesickness and build confidence. The program welcomes no more than 50 first-time campers, and the special attention that this intimate group receives is the reason that more than 98% of them wish to return.
Join us for 4-H Day Camp experiences in Rochester this summer! Camps for K-5th graders will run 9 am-3 pm on Wednesdays in June and July. Campers will enjoy a variety of theme-related activities, including science, art projects, recreation, snacks, and more! The day will consist of small group, grade-specific activities (K-2 and 3-5), as well as large group interaction with everyone.
Red Barn Learning Farm
Farm Camp 2022!
Registration is now open for 2022 Farm Camp! Children ages 4-12 will learn many new skills to connect them with the farm and the outdoors. Our campers will spend 4 days on the farm (Mon-Thur) or we offer DAY CAMPS. The campers will be involved with farm chores, hands-on learning activities with animals & gardening, crafts, games & free play. We will focus on a different type of animal each day of camp. Your child will learn many new skills and will make new friends!
Turn Crest is a full-service riding stable and one of the most active lesson and show barns in the Rochester MN area. Lessons are offered for the very beginner to the rider that would like to show at the “A” rated shows. They believe in hard work, passion for the sport, and compassion for horses.
Turn Crest offers a variety of camps for riders of all levels. Campers not only learn to ride, groom, and tack up the horse, they also learn how to give a horse a bath, horse management, breeds and colors of horses, and much more!
Camp RCLS is an active, Christian camp environment led by trained, nurturing staff for children entering Preschool (age 3)-Grade 5. Theme-based activities engage imaginations and interests all summer long, and friends bring the play for a fun-filled summer. This summer we expect to see the return of weekly field trips on Wednesdays. Convenient and caring, Camp RCLS is pleased to welcome some of Rochester’s best from the 10-and-under crowd.
Wolf Ridge camp for K-12 students offers a range of experiences, from shorter overnight stays for younger students to school credit courses for high schoolers. Spend part of the summer at our traditional sleepaway camp on our 2,000-acre campus overlooking Lake Superior or join one of our naturalist guides on a multi-week expedition into the Minnesota wilderness. Round-trip transportation is available from multiple Twin Cities and Duluth locations.
Fellowship of Christian Athletes
The Rochester Youth Sports Camp is a day camp for young athletes (boys & girls) entering grades 2-8 who want to develop their skills in several sports and build their personal character. Campers will train in one sport for two days and then switch to another sport for the final two days. Campers will be divided into 3 groups for age-appropriate training. (Grades 2-3, 4-5, 6-8)
Date: July 11-14th, 2022
Where: National Volleyball Center
2601 Viola Rd NE
Rochester, MN 55906
Nurture in Nature
All brains are beautiful – they just need the right support in order to thrive. Nurture in Nature Therapy Services is excited to announce our new summer camps! Your child will explore nature while receiving intensive therapy within a small group setting. Experienced pediatric occupational therapists will help your child blossom, grow connections with peers, and work towards goals helping your family flourish.
Naturescapes Day Camp
Remember building tree forts, or playing in the mud as a child? Before the days of Minecraft we created our own adventures! At Naturescapes Day Camp your child will get to experience the great outdoors the way nature intended – OUTDOORS! Activities like tubing the Zumbro River, reeling in a big fish, or creating the perfect wilderness survival tool are just a few of the many adventures awaiting your child at Naturescapes Day Camp.
EPIC Endeavors Academy
Kids will stay engaged and have so much FUN at our EPIC summer camps! Your child will enjoy STEAM activities and numerous music, athletic camp options all summer long. Choose a 3 hour morning 9-12 or afternoon 12:45-3:45 week-long camp or enjoy special packages for 9-3:45 or full-day/week or full month/summer options. Extended drop-off and pick-up times are available.
EPIC summer campers may: Apprentice in areas such as coding or forensic science; get creative using different art mediums or enjoy engineering challenges; explore making music as a bell choir or reading and writing poetry; take part in summer Olympic competitions and other athletic games; research to become an expert to publish or create projects around outer space, history, famous artists, or marine biology. Pick one or all!
Guide to Summer Camps
Rochester MN Guide to Summer Camps in SE Minnesota is the region’s #1 resource on Google search. For 7 years, we have been ensuring that you know all there is to know about summer camps in our area.
If you would like to participate in our Guide to Summer Camps, please click the Register button below! This guide is heavily promoted through mid-summer and one that parents bookmark and come back to again and again.
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