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2024 Guide to Summer Camps in SE Minnesota

This Guide to Summer Camps is sponsored by Olmsted Medical Center Sports Medicine & Athletic Performance and the summer camps and businesses listed below.

#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 2024 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.

Looking to add your summer camp to our guide?  Fill out the form below!

OLMSTED MEDICAL CENTER SPORTS & ATHLETIC PERFORMANCE

Elevate your game with Olmsted Medical Center! Athletic programs and camps are designed for athletes of all abilities, all sports, and all ages. Under the guidance of expert coaches, participants will achieve their athletic goals through focused skill refinement and fun, yet competitive training sessions.‌

Our hockey programs are designed to meet every athlete’s needs, featuring our state-of-the-art synthetic ice and hockey treadmill. Gain confidence on the ice with Learn to Skate classes or in our summer camps. Whether it’s squirt boys and U10 girls, Peewee boys and U12 girls, high school/bantam boys and U14 girls, advanced players, or goalies, we have something for everyone. Coupled with our strength, conditioning, and speed for sport camps, we ensure a comprehensive approach to fitness improvement.‌

Discover the perfect camp for your athlete and sign up today online or by calling (507)535-1977. Join us and Train like a Pro!

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ROCHESTER GYMNASTICS ACADEMY — ROGA

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Summer Camp at Rochester Gymnastics Academy is a guaranteed flipping good time for girls and boys ages 3-14! In addition to gymnastics, campers will enjoy Ninja obstacle courses, outdoor activities, games, trampolines, crafts, daily healthy snacks, and a weekly water day. Camp ROGA offers 13 weeks of camps all summer long with activities guided by a new theme each week. Sign up for 1 week or all 13! Campers will be divided into groups by age. Camps run Monday through Thursday each week from 9 am – Noon with early drop-off and late pick-up available. Our Camp ROGA staff can’t wait to create unforgettable memories with your kids this summer!

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MAKE THIS SUMMER UNFORGETTABLE

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Get Registered for Day Camp Oxbow!

Get ready for a summer of friendship, exploration, and fun at Day Camp Oxbow! Campers will make lasting memories through hiking, nature studies, building connections through teamwork, and conquering new challenges with other campers. Enjoy opportunities like archery, nature studies, fort building, gaga ball, arts and crafts, group games, zoo trips, Campfire Jubilee, water games and more! Located at Oxbow Park and Zollman Zoo in Byron, MN, YMCA Day Camp Oxbow provides the perfect opportunity for outdoor summer fun. Open to grades K-9.

Register or learn more online at https://ymcanorth.org/adventure.

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ROCHESTER CATHOLIC SCHOOLS

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Elevate your child’s summer journey with Rochester Catholic Schools’ Summer Academy and Student Tutoring! With opportunities ranging from Engineering to Theater to STEM to Sports and more, your child will not only forge lasting friendships but also cultivate new skills while unleashing their creativity. Join us for an enriching summer adventure where learning meets fun! These offerings cater to Kindergarten-Grade 12 students, ensuring a stimulating and fulfilling break. Explore further details and secure your spot at

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EAGLE BLUFF ENVIRONMENTAL LEARNING CENTER

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Adventurous overnight & day camps for children and families!

Eagle Bluff 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, but also has its 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.

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GOOD EARTH VILLAGE

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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!

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SPARK SUMMER CAMP

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SPARK Summer Camp is all NEW in 2024!

From Theater to Newsrooms to YouTube – come explore SPARK while learning about different ways of creating and sharing stories. This camp is fun for all ages, but focused on differentiating skills to kids ages 6-9.
Each day we will get to learn from experts in the field while having fun, creating something new, and developing communication skills. Get behind and in front of a camera as we tour the exciting exhibits at SPARK all while learning how to vlog about shared interests. Registration is open March 1!

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COMMUNITY EDUCATION & SUMMER OF SERVICE

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Community Education has something for everyone this summer! Whether you’re into sports, STEM, art, or outdoor adventures, our week-long camps have got you covered. And don’t miss out on our Summer of Service program (SOS)! It’s two weeks packed with fun activities focused on giving back to the community. Join us for an unforgettable summer experience!

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QUARRY HILL NATURE CENTER

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Curious kids will experience an adventure-filled week exploring the wild side of Quarry Hill Park. For 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.

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CITY OF ROCHESTER PARKS & RECREATION

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Rochester Parks & Recreation offers a variety of youth programming during the summer months.  Activities range from golf to tennis to AccessABLE Rec to hockey and more.  All are welcome with programs and lessons for kids of all ages and skill levels from beginners to advanced.  Check out our website to register for summer programs and find additional information on other Parks & Recreation programs and projects.

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ROCHESTER CIVIC THEATRE

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Create theatre magic this summer with The Rochester Civic Theatre! Whether you are looking for your first introduction to theatre or hoping to brush up on your skills, these are the camps for you! Learn from theatre professionals and perform a full-scale production of THE TRIAL OF GOLDILOCKS or THE LIGHTNING THIEF. Give your star the opportunity to shine this summer on the stage! Multiple camps are available for grades 2 -12, all who register are cast.
THE TRIAL OF GOLDILOCKS (Grades 2-8): 

Session 1: June 3 – 7,  9 am – 4 pm

Session 2: June 10 – 14,  9 am – 4 pm

Session 3: June 17 – 21, 9 am – 4 pm

Session 4: June 24 – 28, 9 am – 4 pm

THE LIGHTNING THIEF: 

Grades 9 – 12: July 8 – 20, 9 am – 4 pm

Grades 6 – 8: July 222 – August 4, 9 am – 4 pm

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GIRL SCOUTS RIVER VALLEYS

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Find Yourself at Girl Scout Camp! Whether you have a first-time camper or an experienced adventurer, you’ll find a summer camp session that’s just right for them at one of our four stunning camp locations. And you don’t need to be a Girl Scout to join in on the fun!

Do they want to splash and swim? Discover new talents? Kick back by the campfire? Whatever they choose, you can be sure they’ll have a fun, safe, high-quality experience at Girl Scout Camp.

‌Backed by our expert staff, our camps provide a wide range of experiences that are inclusive and accommodating, and serve every camper according to their unique needs. Campers can attend with their family, try an overnight, or just come for the day.

EPIC ENDEAVORS ACADEMY

2024 Epic Endeavors Academy Summer Camp

A Tidal Wave of STEAM Rewards for EPIC Summer Campers! As Minnesota summer temperatures are unique to other states our EPIC Endeavors Academy staff seek to create unique summer enrichment experiences for young scholars. EPIC summer camp packs fabulous enrichment days with loads of fun! An interesting, epic day is typically found through Olympic-type games, STEAM (Science-Technology-Engineering- Art-Math/Music) projects like building a solar microwave oven or perhaps making ice cream in a bag. These hands-on, or active experiences, not only build excitement for science, sports, or math, and more, but often promote curiosity to foster further learning extensions about numerous topics shared through a summer day camp experience. Enroll your scholar today so they can join our daily EPIC endeavors. It is simple just text Trista (507) 319-5709!

ROGA

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Learn some new gymnastics or ninja skills this summer at ROGA under the guidance of our expert coaches in preparation for your upcoming season! Every camp starts with a warm-up and stretch followed by two hours of event specific training and ending with trampoline work.

Athletes will work in age and skill-appropriate groups. Summer Skills Camps are open to all girls and boys gymnastics team and advanced recreational athletes as well as Ninja athletes every Friday this summer.

IRONWOOD SPRINGS CHRISTIAN RANCH

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Ironwood Springs Christian Ranch has faith-based, youth horse day camps throughout the summer for beginner, intermediate, and advanced riders and also weekend retreats for mother/daughter and women. Ironwood also has camps for individuals and families with physical or cognitive challenges, including our National Wheelchair Sports Camp. Our 120-acre campus, facilities, and activities are designed to be accessible and inclusive for all abilities. Our disabilities camps are provided at a lower cost through donations and we will work with you on waivers and payment plans to make camp affordable.

OLMSTED COUNTY 4-H

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Are you looking for fun-filled activities this summer? Youth in Grades K-5 are invited to participate in 4-H day camp experiences! Campers will enjoy a variety of theme-related activities including science, art, recreation, snacks, and more.

TURN CREST STABLE

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Turn Crest Stable has celebrated 40 years in business! Turn Crest has always offered quality lessons, boarding, and summer camps in the Rochester, Byron, and Kasson areas. Our Little Riders Program is for 5 – 7 years old.  Our regular lesson program starts for riders 7 and up and we have a wonderful adult riding program for both Western and Hunt seat riders wanting to get back to riding or take their riding to the next level.

SCUBA DAY CAMP

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There’s no camp like Southeast Scuba Escape’s Summer Scuba Camp! Give your kids an experience to build self-confidence, expand planet awareness, and give them a skill for a lifetime of enjoyment!

ONE ATHLETICS

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Join us at ONE Athletics for summer activities that will keep your child moving, thinking and learning while making friends and building healthy habits. Our Summer Training Program and Gymnastics Skills Clinics run 9-noon Monday-Friday throughout the summer. In addition, we will offer gymnastics, ninja, youth fitness, soccer classes and more during the evening hours and on Saturdays. It is our mission to help children develop the resilience, confidence and lifelong love of movement that they will need to grow into healthy and productive adults. Summer is a perfect time for children and teens to begin a fitness program that is fun, engaging and designed just for them!

MISS ANGIE'S PLACE

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Join Miss Angie’s Place for our 2nd FULL summer of camps! Miss Angie is a licensed K-12 art teacher, so not only are these camps FUN, they are also EDUCATIONAL! Camps run Monday through Thursday, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm with morning, afternoon and full day options available. Age groups are 4-10 and 10-15. Primary focuses are art and creativity, engagement with nature, and whole student well-being. Register early, as camps fill FAST!

FCA

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The Rochester Youth Sports Camp is a day camp for young athletes 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) Scholarships available upon request.

EA THERAPEUTIC HEALTH

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Are you looking for specialized and affordable camp options for your kiddo this summer? EA Therapeutic Health is partnering with Boundless Playspace & Activity Center to host inclusive wellness, fitness, and skill-building summer camps. You’ll find great options designed for exploring movement, building social skills, and increasing strength. Through these camps, 1:1 support, and group therapy, EA is dedicated to helping children and teens reach milestones, overcome obstacles, and build skills for independence. Each child’s experience will be unique, productive, and filled with memories!

ROCA CLIMBING & FITNESS

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Summer camps at Roca are back!! This year camp themes are Mountaineering and Ninja and we will offer each session every other week throughout the summer. Each camp will be 4 days long, Monday through Thursday from 9 am-12 pm, where we will teach various climbing skills, run through obstacle courses, play games, rappel down the 40-foot walls, and do activities relating to the camp theme! All abilities are welcome, ages 6-13.

TAMAHAY CAMP FOR GIRLS

Tamahay is a technology-free, outdoor learning environment where self-confidence is gained through activity. We enroll 36 campers per session so we get to know each individual girl. Come join us — horseback riding, sailing, canoeing, archery, cookouts, and more!

June 17 – 29 and July 1 – 13

FIRST TEE

Impacting the lives of young people by providing learning facilities and educational programs that promote character development and life enhancing values through the game of golf.

RED BARN LEARNING FARM

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Registration is open for our 2024 Farm Camp!

Children ages 4-12 will learn many new skills to connect them with the farm. 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!

RED GATE RIDING

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Horse camp at Red Gate Riding is packed full of fun and educational experiences! Our priorities are teaching safety and quality horsemanship. Campers will have plenty of ride time working on different skills and games. They will also learn the basics of horse care and anatomy—all while enjoying our wonderful lesson horses and meeting new friends.
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