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Over 19 Minnesota Special Needs Summer Camps Listed Below with In-Depth Camp Info, including: Videos, Photos, Maps & Detailed Descriptions


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Winter & Winter Break Special Needs Camps, Programs, Workshops, & Classes in Minnesota are Starting in November, 2019

Many of our Minnesota Special Needs Camps offer Winter & Winter Break Special Needs Programs, Activities, Workshops & Classes starting in November, 2019.

Be sure to check the "Year-Round Programs and Other Camp Info" headings of each camp listing for specifics, or give any Special Needs Camp you're interested in a call to check on Winter & Winter Break dates, times and availability.

Winter & Winter Break 2019-20 Special Needs Camp Open Houses & Reunions

Many of our Special Needs Camps will be hosting Winter & Winter Break Reunions for their previous campers, and Winter & Winter Break Open Houses for interested new campers and families. Each camp is different, and some offer activities for the entire family.

Contact the camp(s) directly to see if there are any Camp Reunion or Open House Plans for November, 2019.

Best Minnesota Winter & Winter Break Special Needs Day Camps Starting in November, 2019

Looking for a Great Minnesota Special Needs Day Camp? Look at each camp's TYPE OF CAMP description. Many of our Best Minnesota Day Special Needs Camps also list their exact hours, and if they offer before and after camp activities.

Best Minnesota Year-Round
Special Needs Camps, Classes & Special Needs Programs

Many of our Best Minnesota Summer Special Needs Camps also offer Year Round Special Needs Camp Programs, Classes, and Activities. You should contact the camps you are interested in to see if they offer Fall, Winter and/or Spring Special Needs Programs, too.

Best Minnesota Winter & Winter Break Special Needs Camp Jobs

Searching for Minnesota Special Needs Camp Jobs? Many of our Best Special Needs Camps are now listing their 2019-20 Winter & Winter Break Camp Jobs, too. Look for the heading "Summer Camp Jobs" in each camp listing. You can also check any camp's website for their "Work at Camp" or "Winter & Winter Break Employment Opportunities" pages.

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True Friends - Camp Eden Wood
Eden Prairie, Minnesota

Visit Our True Friends - Camp Eden Wood Website
952.852.0101
800.450.8376

info[AT]truefriends.org
Camp Eden Wood
6350 Indian Chief Road
Eden Prairie, Minnesota 55346

WINTER (OFF-SEASON) OFFICE ADDRESS:
Main Office – Camp Friendship
10509 108th St. NW
Annandale, MN 55302

CAMP VIDEO LINK:
Watch Our True Friends - Camp Eden Wood Video

CAMPER AGES: 5-Adult

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway. Day Camp.

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers. All Boy Campers.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: True Friends provides short-term, direct care services for children and adults with developmental disabilities. Educational, recreational and other support services are offered at five locations in Minnesota-Camp Friendship, Camp Eden Wood, Camp Courage, Camp Courage North, and Camp New Hope. Core programs include summer and winter resident camp, year round weekend respite care and specialty travel services.

Our program focuses on building self-esteem and independence; opportunities to experience success, discover new interests, and develop friendships. Services are specially designed for persons with developmental, physical or multiple disabilities, special medical needs, Down Syndrome, autism, or other conditions.

SPECIAL NEEDS CAMPERS: All of our programs are designed for individuals with special needs. We offer adapted programming and equipment, along with well-trained program and health care staff.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Basketball, Baseball, Soccer, Horses/Equestrian, Swimming, Waterfront/Aquatics, Volleyball, Adventure, and more.

CAMP LOCATION: Camp Eden Wood is a fully accessible camp tucked in the woods on Birch Island Lake just west of where I-494 meets Highway 62 in Eden Prairie, Minn.

CAMP FACILITIES: Campers enjoy the modern cabins, waterfront, hiking trails, basketball court, ropes course, dining hall and numerous other activities.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: ACA Accredited

Mission: Provide life-changing experiences that enhance independence and self-esteem for children and adults with disabilities.

Vision: A world where experiences and adventures are open to individuals of all abilities.

Camp Staff: Our Camp Website Link: truefriends.org

Camp History: Our Camp Website Link: truefriends.org

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: True Friends CIT*1 program is a paid personal & social advancement internship where CIT*1s participate as junior staff members with an emphasis on learning and training. The CIT*1 program initially covers all aspects of camp operation then the focus progressively moves to personal advancement through acquiring skills and experience within a cabin and program.

During activities, CIT*1s spend time in cabins discovering to discover how to efficiently coordinate a cabin group, assist with direct care and ensure a quality experience for all participants. CIT*1s are high school student, age 16 – 17. Must be able and willing to meet the direct-care and recreational needs of participants; be physically strong and mentally alert; work well with others and enjoy helping others

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: With the generous support of donors, we are able to provide financial assistance to many participants with proven need. To request aid, the financial assistance portion of the application must be completed and submitted with the application. Anyone eligible for waivered services or Consumer Directed Community Supports (CDCS) can contact us and your social worker for information on how these funds can be applied to camp.

FAMILY CAMP SESSION(S): Family camp is at our Camp Courage location in the fall. Visit Our Camp Website Link: truefriends.org for more information.

YEAR-ROUND PROGRAMS: True Friends offers winter camp as well as year-round weekend respite programming. We have a specialized travel program, find more information at Our Camp Website Link: www.venturestravel.org. We also offer year-round team building services, find more information at Our Camp Website Link: www.team-quest.org. Our locations are available year-round for rental, find more information at Our Camp Website Link: www.conferenceandretreat.org.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
Our full catalog and more information can be found online at Our Camp Website Link: truefriends.org

SUMMER CAMP JOBS:
Visit Our Camp Website Link: truefriends.org for a full listing of positions at camp.

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True Friends - Camp Friendship
Annandale, Minnesota

Visit Our True Friends - Camp Friendship Website
952.852.0101
800.450.8376

info[AT]truefriends.org
Camp Friendship
10509 108th St. NW
Annandale, Minnesota 55302

WINTER (OFF-SEASON) OFFICE ADDRESS:
Main Office
10509 108th St NW
Annandale, MN 55302

CAMP VIDEO LINK:
Watch Our True Friends - Camp Friendship Video

CAMPER AGES: 5-Adult

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway. Day Camp.

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers. All Boy Campers. All Girl Campers.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: True Friends provides short-term, direct care services for children and adults with developmental disabilities. Educational, recreational and other support services are offered at five locations in Minnesota-Camp Friendship, Camp Eden Wood, Camp Courage, Camp Courage North, and Camp New Hope.

Core programs include summer and winter resident camp, year round weekend respite care and specialty travel services. Our program focuses on building self-esteem and independence; opportunities to experience success, discover new interests, and develop friendships. Services are specially designed for persons with developmental, physical or multiple disabilities, special medical needs, Down Syndrome, autism, or other conditions.

SPECIAL NEEDS CAMPERS: All of our programs are designed for individuals with special needs. We offer adapted programming and equipment, along with well trained program and health care staff.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Basketball, Soccer, Horses/Equestrian, Swimming, Waterfront/Aquatics, Volleyball, Adventure, and more.

CAMP LOCATION: Camp Friendship is located on 115 acres of scenic woodlands and is on Clearwater Lake just 60 miles northwest of the Twin Cities near Annandale, Minn.

CAMP FACILITIES: The fully accessible camp offers modern cabins and facilities, dining hall, arts and crafts building, recreational hall, nature building, gymnasium, indoor pool, climbing wall, ropes course and more.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: ACA Acreddited

Mission: Provide life-changing experiences that enhance independence and self-esteem for children and adults with disabilities.

Vision: A world where experiences and adventures are open to individuals of all abilities.

Camp Staff: Our Camp Website Link: truefriends.org

Camp History: Our Camp Website Link: truefriends.org

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: True Friends CIT*1 program is a paid personal & social advancement internship where CIT*1s participate as junior staff members with an emphasis on learning and training. The CIT*1 program initially covers all aspects of camp operation then the focus progressively moves to personal advancement through acquiring skills and experience within a cabin and program.

During activities, CIT*1s spend time in cabins discovering to discover how to efficiently coordinate a cabin group, assist with direct care and ensure a quality experience for all participants. CIT*1s are high school student, age 16 – 17. Must be able and willing to meet the direct-care and recreational needs of participants; be physically strong and mentally alert; work well with others and enjoy helping others

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: With the generous support of donors, we are able to provide financial assistance to many participants with proven need. To request aid, the financial assistance portion of the application must be completed and submitted with the application. Anyone eligible for waivered services or Consumer Directed Community Supports (CDCS) can contact us and your social worker for information on how these funds can be applied to camp.

FAMILY CAMP SESSION(S): Family camp is at our Camp Courage location in the fall. Visit Our Camp Website Link: truefriends.org for more information.

YEAR-ROUND PROGRAMS: True Friends offers winter camp as well as year-round weekend respite programming. We have a specialized travel program, find more information at Our Camp Website Link: www.venturestravel.org. We also offer year-round team building services, find more information at Our Camp Website Link: www.team-quest.org.

Our locations are available year-round for rental, find more information at Our Camp Website Link: www.conferenceandretreat.org.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
Our full catalog and more information can be found online at Our Camp Website Link: truefriends.org

SUMMER CAMP JOBS:
Visit Our Camp Website Link: truefriends.org for a full listing of job positions at camp.

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True FriendsCamp Friendship

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Special Needs Camps in MN
Offer Day & Overnight Options

Some Minnesota Special Needs Camps offer BOTH Day and Overnight Camp options. Be sure to check each camp's description under "TYPE OF CAMP" for complete information, and exact hours.

Some Minnesota Special Needs Day Camps also offer Extended Camp Hours for Early Camper Drop-Off and Pick Up. If you need these services, you should contact the camp to confirm availability.


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"Be a Star" Musical Theater Camp
Minnesota

Visit Our True Friends - Camp Friendship Website
952-220-1676
drama.interaction[AT]yahoo.com
St. Louis Park - Academy of Whole Learning
Minnesota

CAMPER AGES: Ages 8-16

TYPE OF CAMP: Day Camp. daily 12:30-3pm

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: Our "Be a Star" programs have been very popular with all ages and abilities. Camps and year around classes include acting, music, movement and more. Great for building social skills, communication, team building, etc.

SPECIAL NEEDS CAMPERS: Professional Teaching Artists with experience in working with students with Autism and other cognitive and or physical challenges. Austin Specialist on Staff.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Theater, Musical Theater, and more. Social Skills - Drama Interaction

CAMP LOCATION: Year around classes held in Richfield, Burnsville and Maple Grove Minnesota. Camps are held in St. Louis Park

CAMP FACILITIES: Camp is located in the Academy of Whole Learning

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: If a student has a consumer support grant or waiver they may use for classes or camps. We can process for you.

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Be a Star Musical Theater Camp

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Teen Special Needs Camps in Minnesota

Minnesota Special Needs Camps for Teens sometimes include lots of individual attention, specific therapies for each camper's special needs, and other therapeutic activities. Teen Special Needs Camps in MN many times also include other traditional summer camp or special interest camp activities, ranging from outdoor adventure, to overnight trips, to music, to sports.

Be sure to speak with each camp you are interested in, so you know exactly what to expect.


Computer Kids Club
Online Camp

Visit Our Computer Kids Club Website
302-834-2247
ckcdirector[AT]verizon.net
Delaware
P.O. Box 246
Bear, Delaware

OTHER CAMP LOCATIONS:
Southern Chester County, PA
Southern New Jersey
Northern Maryland, next to the Delaware line

CAMPER AGES: Ages 5-12

TYPE OF CAMP: Day Camp. Online. Summer M-F 8:45 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: WEEKLY SUMMER CAMP: June 26-Sept. 1 2017, M-F 8:45-12:00 at local DELAWARE SCHOOLS. Microsoft McCaws, Engineering Eagles, Coding Cardinals, Mac & Math Meerkats, see site for details and locations.

SPECIAL NEEDS CAMPERS: Special Needs are welcome.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Video/Filmmaking/Photography, Computers, Math, Science, Technology, Academics, and more.

CAMP LOCATION: All summer camps will be held in New Castle County schools

CAMP FACILITIES: The camps will be held in New Castle County schools in their computer lab.

YEAR-ROUND PROGRAMS: Individual Tutoring By appointment. Perfect for Homeschool students. This enrichment program in technology will help your student in Math, Reading, Grammar, Typing, and the Microsoft and MAC programs. Ages 5-12. Schools-Schedule a FREE 1 hour trial session for the before/after school program.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
Summer Camps will be held M-F from 8:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. at local Delaware Schools. The FEE is $165.00 per week.

SUMMER CAMP JOBS:
Seeking Part-time, flexible, technology teachers to follow program curriculum working with up to 20 students in a computer lab.

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Computer Kids Club

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Camp Koronis
Paynesville, Minnesota

Visit Our Camp Koronis Website
320-243-4544
koronisministries[AT]campminnesota.org
15752 Lake Ave
Paynesville, Minnesota 56362

CAMPER AGES: 6-18

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway. Weekly: Sunday-Friday, 2-3 Day Mini-Camps offered

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

AFFILIATION(S): Christian. United Methodist Church

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: Camp Koronis gives campers the classic cabin-camp experience with a beautiful wood-land site on the shores of Lake Koronis. Campers will enjoy an exciting week of swimming, canoeing, hiking, campfires, fishing, long summer evenings, good food, group games, and tons of special activities!

SPECIAL NEEDS CAMPERS: Camp Koronis participates in Camps Without Barriers and seeks to be open and accommodating regardless of a camper's abilities. Camp Koronis employs a special Integration Specialist counselor to provide the extra support needed for campers with special needs. This comes at no extra cost to the camper. Or, if your child/youth has an assistant at school to help read, write and communicate, they can still go to a camp of their choosing, again at no extra cost, because we train and support our summer staff so they can learn how/why to integrate everyone into the camping program.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Theater, Musical Theater, Fine Arts/Crafts, Horses/Equestrian, Wilderness/Nature, and more. Waterskiing/Wakeboarding, Fishing, Archery

CAMP LOCATION: Camp Koronis is located in Central Minnesota, 100 miles south-west of Minneapolis/St.Paul on a 185 acre site on the shores of Lake Koronis, one of the largest lakes in central-Minnesota. We enjoy a wide diversity of eco-systems, from lakefront to pine and deciduous forests, and wet-lands.
Visit our website and Facebook page for photos and more information!

CAMP FACILITIES: We have 5 cabins with 14 bunks apiece; a beautiful, rustic lodge; playing field; softball diamond; recreation center with a full gym, climbing wall, and game room; dining hall; waterfront area for swimming and boating; low ropes challenge course; archery range; and 4 miles of hiking/biking trails.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Camp Koronis is part of Camp Minnesota, a non-profit organization through the United Methodist Church with camps and outdoor ministry opportunities around the state.
Since 1954, Camp Koronis has been dedicated to bringing joy to camper's lives and building their connection with Christ, Community and Creation. We are accredited through the American Camping Association (ACA) and are members of the Christian Camp & Conference Center Association (CCCA).

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: Camp Koronis' Staff-in-Training (SIT) program is a leadership development experience for teens who love camp and want to grow spiritually and in their ability to serve in a camp setting. the SIT program includes a weekend of specialized training at our Lake Koronis site, followed by two weeks at Camp Koronis, living in the cabins and helping out with three different camp sessions. SITs are mentored and directed by our SIT leader. Successful SITs will be given preference in hiring for future camp summer staff positions.

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Camp Koronis through Camp Minnesota is committed to allowing anyone who wants to attend camp to do so- no camper will be turned away because they can't afford to pay. We provide funds, or “camperships”, to campers who need them most, based on individual and family needs. Our hope is that the individual’s local church, personal funds, and other sources of support will combine with campership support to cover the registration cost for one Camp Minnesota event of the camper’s choice. Please allow enough time for this application to be reviewed prior to your camp experience.
Campership Applications are available on our website and through Our Camp Website Link: www.CampMinnesota.org.

FAMILY CAMP SESSION(S): Camp Koronis offers a number of family camps through Lake Koronis Retreat Center, the conference center side of our operation. Sessions include week-long family camps, weekend family retreats, a Grand Camp and adult sessions.
Visit our website for more information on our family camp sessions.

YEAR-ROUND PROGRAMS: Camp Koronis through Lake Koronis Retreat Center at Koronis Ministries, offers year-round facilities for retreats and conferences from 3-300 participants. Our retreat center offers a range a lodging options along with a full-service dining experience and year-round activities.
Visit our website for more information on our retreat and conference facilities.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
Camp Koronis offers week-long and half-week camp sessions from mid-June through Mid-August.
Sessions include Pathway Camps, Horse Camps, Teen-Specialty Camp and Teddy Bear and Trailblazer Mini-Camps.
Visit our website for complete information and up-to-date schedules.

SUMMER CAMP JOBS:
Every Summer, Camp Koronis builds a team of energetic, dedicated staff to provide an unforgettable experience for our campers. Summer staff work as counselors, life-guards, food service, maintenance, support staff, and more!
Come work as part of a close-knit team and spend 6-8 weeks enjoying a beautiful camp surrounded by nature, and making a difference in the lives of campers.  
Applications available at Our Camp Website Link: www.koronisministries.org
For more information visit our website, or give us a call at 320-243-4544

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Camp Koronis

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International Special Needs Camps in Minnesota

Some of our Minnesota Special Needs Camps accept International Campers from all around the world. Some camps could offer special Summer International Programs, scholarships, or other incentives to international campers.

International Campers and Parents: Be sure to contact each Minnesota Special Needs Camp you are interested in to see if they accept campers from other Countries, if they hire any international staff, or if they offer any Special Summer Special Needs Programs for International Campers.


Northern Tier National High Adventure Programs - Boy Scouts of America
Minnesota Location(s)

Visit Our Northern Tier National High Adventure Programs - Boy Scouts of America Website
218.365.4811
davey.warner[AT]scouting.org
info[AT]ntier.org
14790 Moose Lake Road
Ely, Minnesota 55731

OTHER CAMP LOCATIONS:
Atikokan Ontario, Bissett Manitoba

WINTER (OFF-SEASON) OFFICE ADDRESS:
PO Box 509
Ely, MN 55731

CAMP VIDEO LINK:
Watch Our Northern Tier National High Adventure Programs - Boy Scouts of America Video

CAMPER AGES: Summer - 14+. Winter - 9+

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway. Expedition Canoeing in the summer and autumn. Extreme-temperature winter camping December 27 through the first weekend of March.

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

AFFILIATION(S): Boy Scouts of America

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: Summer Wilderness Camp

SPECIAL NEEDS CAMPERS: Northern Tier launched an adaptive back-country canoeing program in 2013. Information is available at Our Camp Website Link: www.ntier.org.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Waterfront/Aquatics, Adventure, Travel, Wilderness/Nature, and more. Canoe Expedition
Fishing
Kayak Expedition
Cold-Weather Camping
Dog Sledding
Snowshoeing
Cross-Country Skiing

CAMP LOCATION: Northern Tier's flagship base is located 22 miles east of Ely, MN on Moose Lake - right at the edge of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. Please visit: Our Camp Website Link: www.fs.usda.gov.

CAMP FACILITIES: Northern Tier has rustic cabins for the first and last night of a group's stay. The rest of the time is spent in the wilderness of North America's Canoe Country.

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Our Campership program allows participants to apply for up to 50% of their share of their group's fees. Please visit: Our Camp Website Link: www.ntier.org

YEAR-ROUND PROGRAMS: Northern Tier offers back country programming year-round.
Additionally, Northern Tier has state-of-the-art conference facilities available in the fall and spring.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
Go to Our Camp Website Link: www.ntier.org for full information on Northern Tier's program offerings.

SUMMER CAMP JOBS:
The canoe trip leader is the main program person working with the youth and adults in the crew. He/she serves as a Scouting role model for trail crews. Is a specialist and resource person to the trail crew on all aspects of the canoe trip. This includes, but is not limited to: packing and preparation for trip, food handling, navigation, safety, history, fishing, and ecology. *Note: You must be able to pass a swim test.

Camp staff positions include Outfitting, Trading Post, Dining Hall, Maintenance, and Living History.

Please see Our Camp Website Link: www.ntier.org for more information.

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Minnesota Special Needs Camps Offer Scholarships & Financial Aid

Some Minnesota Special Needs Camps offer Camperships, Scholarships, and other forms of full or partial financial assistance to deserving campers.

Be sure to check each camp's description under "CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE" for complete information, including exactly how to apply.


Articulture Art Camp
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Visit Our Articulture Art Camp Website
612.729.5151
info[AT]articulture.org
2613 E. Franklin Ave.
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55406

CAMPER AGES: Pre-K - High School

TYPE OF CAMP: Day Camp. Half and Full Day Options from 9am-4pm

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: Our week-long summer camps encourage and empower kids to explore a variety of art disciplines and diverse media. Our camps are fun and educational, with themes ranging from claymation to theater to food as art. Emphasis is on exploration and experimentation, allowing participants to learn by doing and develop individual creativity.

SPECIAL NEEDS CAMPERS: Our space is wheelchair accessible, we are used to accommodating allergies, and our teachers are happy to work with students with emotional/learning needs.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Theater, Fine Arts/Crafts, Technology, and more.

FEATURED SPECIALTY CAMPS OFFERED ANNUALLY:
• Comic To Animation
• Art Car!
• Reigning Cats & Dogs
• Art Of Food
• Theater Production

Articulture Art Camp is a Top Special Needs Summer Camp located in Minneapolis Minnesota offering many fun and educational Special Needs and other activities, including: Theater, Technology, Fine Arts/Crafts and more. Articulture Art Camp is a top Special Needs Camp for ages: Pre-K - High School.
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CAMP LOCATION: We are located in Seward neighborhood of South Minneapolis, near the University of Minnesota and Augsburg College - just west of the Mississippi River.

CAMP FACILITIES: We have three classrooms that also function as studio space for our adult classes. Students make art in a professional art environment suitable for working artists. Campers also visit nearby neighborhood parks daily.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Each week-long camp focuses on a different theme. Visit our website to see the full summer lineup:

For complete information, please visit:
Our Camp Website Link: www.articulture.org for grades PreK-6, and
Our Camp Website Link: www.articulture.org for grades 7-12

Articulture defines artistic success by effectively making an arts experience educational, engaging and meaningful. Our programming focuses on using the creative process to encourage creative thinking in an open ended approach to arts education.

All of our teachers are working professional artists from the community.

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Articulture has scholarships available for families in need. Email info[AT]articulture.org to request the form. Our baseline scholarship is 60% off tuition price, though we also have a no one turned away for lack of funds policy.

YEAR-ROUND PROGRAMS: Articulture has established a tradition of offering interactive opportunities that place emphasis on the creative process—the act of making art. We offer classes and workshops for ages 1 year through adults; ongoing projects that support community development through creativity; and programs that aim to increase accessibility to the arts. The outcome is an experience for participants, amateur and expert alike, that meets both the artistic and social needs of the community.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
WHEN: Camps run weekly from June 11th through August 31st for ages 4 - 18. Full and half day options are available as well as before and after care.

COST: Ranges from $132-$285. Scholarships are available.

No registration deadlines. PHONE: 612.729.5151

WEBSITE:
Our Camp Website Link: www.articulture.org for grades PreK-6, and
Our Camp Website Link: www.articulture.org for grades 7-12

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True Friends
Minnesota Location(s)

Visit Our True Friends Website
952.852.0101
800.450.8376

info[AT]truefriends.org
Camp Friendship
10509 108th St. NW
Annandale, Minnesota 55302

OTHER CAMP LOCATIONS:
Minnesota

WINTER (OFF-SEASON) OFFICE ADDRESS:
Main Office – Camp Friendship
10509 108th St. NW
Annandale, MN 55302

CAMP VIDEO LINK:
Watch Our True Friends Video

CAMPER AGES: 5-Adult

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway. Day Camp.

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers. All Boy Campers. All Girl Campers.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: True Friends provides short-term, direct care services for children and adults with developmental disabilities. Educational, recreational and other support services are offered at five locations in Minnesota-Camp Friendship, Camp Eden Wood, Camp Courage, Camp Courage North, and Camp New Hope. Core programs include summer and winter resident camp, year round weekend respite care and specialty travel services. Our program focuses on building self-esteem and independence; opportunities to experience success, discover new interests, and develop friendships. Services are specially designed for persons with developmental, physical or multiple disabilities, special medical needs, Down Syndrome, autism, or other conditions.

SPECIAL NEEDS CAMPERS: All of our programs are designed for individuals with special needs. We offer adapted programming and equipment, along with well-trained program and health care staff.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Basketball, Soccer, Horses/Equestrian, Swimming, Waterfront/Aquatics, Volleyball, Adventure, and more.

CAMP LOCATION: We have four gorgeous MN locations.

CAMP FACILITIES: The accessible location offers campers modern lodging and the chance to enjoy water activities.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: ACA Accredited

Mission: Provide life-changing experiences that enhance independence and self-esteem for children and adults with disabilities.

Vision: A world where experiences and adventures are open to individuals of all abilities.

Camp Staff: Our Camp Website Link: truefriends.org

Camp History: Our Camp Website Link: truefriends.org

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: True Friends CIT*1 program is a paid personal & social advancement internship where CIT*1s participate as junior staff members with an emphasis on learning and training. The CIT*1 program initially covers all aspects of camp operation then the focus progressively moves to personal advancement through acquiring skills and experience within a cabin and program. During activities, CIT*1s spend time in cabins discovering to discover how to efficiently coordinate a cabin group, assist with direct care and ensure a quality experience for all participants. CIT*1s are high school student, age 16 – 17. Must be able and willing to meet the direct-care and recreational needs of participants; be physically strong and mentally alert; work well with others and enjoy helping others

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: With the generous support of donors, we are able to provide financial assistance to many participants with proven need. To request aid, the financial assistance portion of the application must be completed and submitted with the application. Anyone eligible for waivered services or Consumer Directed Community Supports (CDCS) can contact us and your social worker for information on how these funds can be applied to camp.

FAMILY CAMP SESSION(S): Family camp is at our Camp Courage location in the fall. Visit Our Camp Website Link: truefriends.org for more information.

YEAR-ROUND PROGRAMS: True Friends offers winter camp as well as year-round weekend respite programming. We have a specialized travel program, find more information at Our Camp Website Link: www.venturestravel.org. We also offer year-round team building services, find more information at Our Camp Website Link: www.team-quest.org. Our locations are available year-round for rental, find more information at Our Camp Website Link: www.conferenceandretreat.org.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
Our full catalog and more information can be found online at Our Camp Website Link: truefriends.org

SUMMER CAMP JOBS:
Visit Our Camp Website Link: truefriends.org for a full listing of positions at camp.

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Camp Omega
Waterville, Minnesota

Visit Our Camp Omega Website
(507) 685-4266
info[AT]campomega.org
22750 Lind Avenue
Waterville, Minnesota 56096

CAMP VIDEO LINK:
Watch Our Camp Omega Video

CAMPER AGES: 0-Adults

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway. Day Camp.

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

AFFILIATION(S): Christian.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: Summer Fun that Changes Lives! Camp Omega is a Christian retreat facility and summer camp near Waterville, Minnesota. Open year round, Camp Omega serves a wide variety of Christian and community groups and offers summer camp programs, retreat programming, and facility rental.

SPECIAL NEEDS CAMPERS: Camp Omega offers a camp for people with developmental disabilities.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Basketball, Soccer, Swimming, Waterfront/Aquatics, Sailing, Volleyball, Adventure, Wilderness/Nature, and more. Horse Camp

Camp Omega is a Top Special Needs Summer Camp located in Waterville Minnesota offering many fun and educational Special Needs and other activities, including: Basketball, Volleyball, Swimming and more. Camp Omega is a top Special Needs Camp for ages: 0-Adults.
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CAMP LOCATION: Hour hour's drive south of the Twin Cities. 15 miles west of Faribault just off Hwy 60.

CAMP FACILITIES: Winter housing for 175 in the five bunk house style cabins and Retreat Center and summer housing for 225 including the four outpost villages (Tree Houses, TP village, Rustic Cabins and Covered Wagons).

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Camp Omega is all about relationships … a place for children, teens, adults, families, congregations, and communities to grow in their relationship to Christ…a place for campers young and old to discover and rediscover what life in Jesus means.

Summer camp programming includes options for campers 6-17 years old as well as adult and family retreats. Campers can choose from a classic week of cabin stay to more rustic adventures in our Outpost villages to a variety of specialty camps like Art, Survivor, Horse, or High Ropes camps. Camp Omega also offers a traveling Day Camp that can host a vacation Bible school program at your church!

Camp Omega promises to leave indelible, life-changing spiritual marks on the hearts of God’s people, as campers of all ages encounter creation, create community, and commune with Christ.

Camp Omega has been running quality programming for over 50 years. It is an American Camp Association accredited camp with a focus on experiencing safely in God's creation.

Camp Omega is a place of actions and relationship and helps people realize they CAN with CHRIST!
We hope you can join us!

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: Leadership Training Camp

This leadership training camp gives high-school aged students the tools to succeed and grow in the Christian faith, as well as provide skills to serve as Christian leaders at camp and in the community.

Looking for more hand-on leadership experience than this leadership week? Apply to be a Youth Servant Leader (YSL)! YSL's assist counselors in providing for the physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being of campers. Leadership Training is mandatory for those applying to serve as a YSL. If you are high-school aged and will be 15 years old by June, you can become a YSL this summer. Get ready to make a difference!

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: We are doing everything we can to assure that every child can attend Camp Omega regardless of economic status. Don't let finances separate your child or family from this life changing experience. Many churches and organizations have funds available. Please contact your church office for information.

Camp Omega also has a Campership program called "For the Children Fund" designed to make sure that no person misses out on summer camp due to finances. Camperships can only be applied toward the basic camp program costing $320 or less. Camp Registration must be received before Campership Application can be considered.

FAMILY CAMP SESSION(S): Get the whole family outdoors for a of relaxation, fun and spiritual renewal! Choose your living quarters! Lodge on main camp in the traditional cabins OR choose an outdoor sleeping adventure by staying in an outpost village. No matter your lodging, you have the opportunity to choose from a day-long canoe trip, to firearms safety clinic, or a relaxing day on-site enjoying all the fun-filled camp activities.

YEAR-ROUND PROGRAMS: Camp Omega is packed full of activity with annual year-round Camp Omega sponsored Retreat Programs. Retreats offer a great way to grow together with your friends, family, youth groups, and congregations. Information about our upcoming retreats are listed below. To register for any of these events, download the retreat flyer or contact the camp office. If you have questions or would like to schedule your own event, contact the Camp Office at (507) 685-4266.

Winter Daze (for Jr High)
Youth Servant Leader Reunion
Sr High Retreat
Confirmation Retreat
Annual Work Weekend (all ages)
Camp Omega Day (Open House Event) (all ages)
Camp Omega Sunday
Summer Camps for All Ages
Confirmation Summer Camp
Annual Benefit Golf Tournament
Annual Benefit Trap Shooting Tournament
Cross Country Race Invitational (4th-8th grades)
Jr High Recharge
Men's Fishing, Hunting/Shooting & Golf Retreat
Annual Appreciation Dinner
Environmental Learning Program

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
Please refer to Our Camp Website Link: www.CampOmega.org as events change according to season.

SUMMER CAMP JOBS:
Every season Camp Omega employees approximately 35 college-aged adults to serve as counselors for our summer camp programs. Counselors must be at least 18 years old, have completed their first year in college, and must have a great love for Christ, and excitement for sharing His word.

Serving at Camp Omega offers you the opportunity to:
Grow in your faith
Work with other Christians
Make a difference in the lives of others
Challenge yourself with new skills and responsibilities
Earn money

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Swift Nature Camp
Minnesota Location(s)

Visit Our Swift Nature Camp Website
630-654-8036
swiftcamp[AT]aol.com
W7471 Ernie Swift Rd
Minong, WI 54859

OTHER CAMP LOCATIONS:
Wisconsin, Minnesota, Illinois

WINTER (OFF-SEASON) OFFICE ADDRESS:
25 Baybrook, Oak Brook, Il. 60523

CAMP VIDEO LINK:
Watch Our Swift Nature Camp Video

CAMPER AGES: 6 - 17

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway. Overnight

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

AFFILIATION(S): Non-denominational... believing in a higher power.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: Swift Nature Camp is an overnight nature camp for boys and girls ages 6-15. Our focus is to blend traditional summer camp activities while increasing a child's appreciation for nature, science and the environment.

SPECIAL NEEDS CAMPERS: Our small size allows us to give individual attention to each and every child.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Basketball, Baseball, Soccer, Horses/Equestrian, Swimming, Waterfront/Aquatics, Sailing, Science, Academics, Adventure, Travel, Wilderness/Nature, and more. Nature, Science, Outdoors.

Discovery Camp Is Our -Special 1st Time Camper Program That Is Only For 1st Time For All 50 Campers. We Meet The Special Need Of The Younger & New To Camping Children. See How On Our Website. Money Back Guarantee.

Swift Nature Camp is a Top Special Needs Summer Camp located in Minong Minnesota offering many fun and educational Special Needs and other activities, including: Basketball, Horses/Equestrian, Academics and more. Swift Nature Camp is a top Special Needs Camp for ages: 6 - 17.
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CAMP LOCATION: Swift Nature Camp is located deep in the Northwoods of Wisconsin. Our 80 acres are contiguous with a county forest. Our 1200 acre lake is perfect for swimming, skiing, knee-boarding, fishing, sailing and much more

CAMP FACILITIES: We are a small camp with nearly 1/2 mile of lake frontage. Our 10 cabins are neat and clean they have electricity and heat for those cool summer nights. See more pictures and video on our website

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Swift Nature Camp is an overnight nature camp for boys and girls ages 6-15. Our focus is to blend traditional summer camp activities while increasing a child's appreciation for nature, science and the environment.

Our special Discovery Camp is 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 92% of them wish to return.

Swift Nature Camp offers traditional summer camp activities along with an environmental focus. Campers enjoy an active Nature Center, Pet Zoo, and Department of Natural Resources sponsored programs, plus recreational activities that include canoe and backpack trips, horseback riding, swimming, arts & crafts, team courses, archery, sailing, water skiing, tubing and sports.

In addition to these traditional activities, Swift Nature Camp is so much more. We are a child-centered program located away from technology, celebrity culture and academic pressures. Through fun activities and positive staff role models, we help children develop lifelong skills such as confidence, teamwork, leadership, compassion and communication. Our small size allows us to promote each child's personal development by providing fun, friendship and leadership in a supportive and noncompetitive environment. While away from home, children will have the opportunity to act on their own, become self-reliant, and try things for themselves.

Many of our kids return year after year saying that "Swift allows me to be my real self with real people." And we feel that's a good thing!

All of this happens in the fun and sun of the north woods of Wisconsin. For staff and campers alike, Swift Nature Camp is more than just a place to be: it is their summer home. So why not have your child join our summer camp family this summer?

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: Yes we have a leadership program for those who are 16 & 17 years old.

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: YES, scholarships are available. Please, see our website.
Our Camp Website Link: swiftnaturecamp.com

OTHER CAMP INFO: We are most excited by 1st Time Camper Program that is only for children that have never been to summer camp before. This program has only 5 children in a cabin with 2 counselors. Allowing us to give every child loads of attention for their first time away from home.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
Our programs begin mid June and go till mid August

DISCOVERY CAMP (2 WEEKS), June 16-June 28
Boys & Girls 6-12, Cost $1299

EXPLORER CAMP (3 WEEKS), June 30-July 19
Boys & Girls 7-15, Cost $1999

EXPLORER CAMP (3 WEEKS), July 21-August 9
Boys & Girls 7-15, Cost $1999

ADVENTURER CAMP (6 WEEKS), June 30-August 9
Boys & Girls 7-15
Cost $3699

CANADIAN CANOE TRIP (5 days), August 12-16
Boys & Girls 14-17, Cost $499

See our Dates & Rates for more Information
Our Camp Website Link: swiftnaturecamp.com

SUMMER CAMP JOBS:
Swift Nature Camp is looking for great young people to be Camp Counselors and activity specialist. So if you want to spend your summer outside, being a role model to kids be sure to see our website.

Also we need a camp nurse and Outdoor Education Director. Interested, please see our website.

You can change a child's life this summer and in turn change yours.

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Camp Butwin
Eagan, Minnesota

Visit Our Camp Butwin Website
Director: 651-255-4768 June-August: 651-423-1485
SarahF[AT]stpauljcc.org
945 Butwin Road
Eagan, Minnesota 55123

WINTER (OFF-SEASON) OFFICE ADDRESS:
St. Paul Jewish Community Center
1375 St. Paul Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55116

CAMPER AGES: Children entering 1st-8th grades. We also have a Counselor-In-Training program for young leaders entering 9th and 10th grades.

TYPE OF CAMP: Day Camp. M-F 8:30am-4:30pm. Overnights for campers starting in 3rd grade, frequency of overnights depends on their age.

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

AFFILIATION(S): Jewish. Camp Butwin is powered by the St. Paul JCC.

SPECIAL NEEDS CAMPERS: Camp Butwin welcomes, supports and includes children and teens with disabilities in all of our programs. Please indicate on your registration if your child has a disability or special need. We will contact you to set up an individualized support system. You are welcome to contact Leah Wing, Inclusion & Accessibility Services Coordinator at 651-255-4772 or leahw[AT]stpauljcc.org for more details.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Theater, Musical Theater, Fine Arts/Crafts, Basketball, Baseball, Soccer, Horses/Equestrian, Swimming, Waterfront/Aquatics, Team Sports, Adventure, Travel, and more. See Specialty Camps Below.

CAMP LOCATION: Camp Butwin is located on Lake O'Brien on 88 wooded acres and surrounded by Lebanon Hills County Park in Eagan, Minnesota.

CAMP FACILITIES:
Camp Butwin has a Heated pool:
Our large-capacity pool features Aqua Walls, slides and splash zones! A great place to cool off, learn swim skills and hang out with friends.

Camp Butwin has a 10,000-square-foot lodge facility: When the weather is not cooperating, our campers are safe and comfortable in our air-conditioned lodge.

Camp Butwin has horseback riding:
One of the only camp horseback riding programs in the Twin Cities! Campers increase confidence, self-esteem and love for nature with every ride.

Lake O’Brien:
Swim, canoe, kayak and paddleboat in the lake – there’s no better way to enjoy the great outdoors!

Covered Villages:
Each camp group has a home base – a covered shelter that’s the place for lunch, group activities and community-building.

Challenge and ropes course:
Feel like the king or queen of the mountain when you climb our 45-foot tower, glide along our 100-foot zip line or explore our low level challenge course.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: At Camp Butwin, children play in a safe, stimulating setting and use a heated outdoor swimming pool, a lake with a boating area and a sandy beach, a ropes course and climbing tower, horses and riding trails, softball and soccer fields, an archery range, and areas for crafts, nature, and theater.

Campers are entering 1st-8th grades. As children get older, we introduce extended nights, over-nights and week-long off-site trips. We have an exciting Counselor-In-Training (CIT) program for young leaders who want to learn valuable leadership skills, entering 9th-10th grades. We also offer specialty camps for theater, sports and horses for 3rd-6th graders.

Along with traditional Butwin where campers explore all areas of camp, this year we are offering specialty camps for those campers who want to spend more time in specific areas of camp.

Camp Butwin 2014 Specialty Camps:
For children entering 3rd- 6th grades

Butwin in the Spot Light –
A six-week theater experience working with director Nancy Michael to stage the show Wonderland.
Details: June 30-August 8th.

Butwin Sports Sampler –
For the camper who loves a variety of sports, and wants a more active day at Butwin
Details: June 16th-June 27th

Butwin All Stars –
Focus on specific sports, like basketball and soccer, with skilled coaches and professionals
Details: Two sessions, June 30th- July 18th and/or July 21st-August 8th.

Butwin Buckaroos – Horse-loving campers will fill their Butwin mornings with horse care and longer trail rides to enhance their riding skills.
Details: Five options available to fit into your busy summer schedule! Mix and match sessions, or attend all eight weeks!
Session 1: June 16-27 (two weeks)
Session 2: June 30-July 18th (three weeks)
Session 3: July 21-August 8th (three weeks)
June 30-August 8th (six weeks)
June 16th-August 8th (all eight weeks)

Traditional Camp Butwin:
SESSION 1 June 16 - June 27 (2 Weeks)
SESSION 2 June 30 - July 18 (3 Weeks)
SESSION 3 July 21 - August 8 (3 Weeks)

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: Teens: make the most of your summer months as a Counselor in Training (CIT) at Camp Butwin! If you’re entering 9th or 10th grade, then this program is for YOU! Gain valuable leadership and employment skills, earn money and have a lot of fun all summer long.

As a CIT, you’ll be a role model for younger campers, develop your skills as a counselor, bond with other teens and make new friends. CITs are mentored by senior Camp Butwin staff and have field trips, evening activities and overnights throughout the summer.

CITs learn:
• How to plan and lead camp activities
• The basics of child development
• Basic safety and First Aid
• Conflict resolution
• Positive techniques to deal with behavior and disciplinary issues

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Financial assistance is available for families who find the full cost of membership and/or camp difficult to manage. To arrange for a confidential interview, please check the fee adjustment box on your online registration form and you will be contacted for an appointment. All applicants must provide proof of income (2013 taxes, W-2 forms) at the time of the appointment to be considered for camp scholarships. Request for fee adjustments are due by April 15 and are available for JCC members only.

FAMILY CAMP SESSION(S): Camp Butwin Family Nights:
July 8th 2014, 5-8pm
August 5th 2014, 5-8pm

OTHER CAMP INFO: Please visit our Camp Butwin website for more information on specific programs, dates, and fees.
Please visit: Our Camp Website Link: www.campbutwin.org

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
For more information, please refer to our website at: Our Camp Website Link: www.campbutwin.org

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In the Company of Kids Musical Theater Camps
Minnesota Location(s)

Visit Our In the Company of Kids Musical Theater Camps Website
952-736-3644 or 952-220-1676
info.companyofkids[AT]yahoo.com
Richfield - Burnsville
MN 55423

OTHER CAMP LOCATIONS:
Camp locations in Burnsville and Richfield

CAMPER AGES: 4 - 15

TYPE OF CAMP: Day Camp. Monday-Friday 9:30am-3:00pm

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: In the Company of Kids is offering exciting Camps that include acting, song, dance, improvisation and performance!

SPECIAL NEEDS CAMPERS: All abilities welcome, Adaptive theater camps offered at our location in Richfield July 5-7 and July 10-14 from 12:30-3pm daily.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Dance, Theater, Musical Theater, Music/Band, and more. Adaptive Theater Camps.

In the Company of Kids Musical Theater Camps is a Top Special Needs Summer Camp located in  Minnesota offering many fun and educational Special Needs and other activities, including: Dance, Musical Theater, Music/Band and more. In the Company of Kids Musical Theater Camps is a top Special Needs Camp for ages: 4 - 15.
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CAMP LOCATION: In the Company of Kids is conveniently located in the Twin Cities area and offer Year around programs for all ages and all abilities.

Adaptive Performing Arts for children and adults, Senior Theater, Intergenerational programs, Field Trips, Homeschool and more.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Students will experience acting, singing, dance, improv and the creation of skits and plays. Friday camp performance. Let your child be the Star they are!

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Students who have waivers, community support grants, etc. are able to have camp billed to their organization.

Partial scholarships are available, inquire

YEAR-ROUND PROGRAMS: Year around programs in the Performing Arts for all ages and all abilities. Including adaptive (special needs) programs, Senior Theater, Musical Theater, Etc.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
Camps are filling fast, refer to website for dates offered and fees. Our Camp Website Link: www.cokartscenter.com

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Camp Wego
Minnesota Location(s)

Visit Our Camp Wego Website
352-445-2044
352-249-6783

info[AT]campwego.com
Florida Locations

OTHER CAMP LOCATIONS:
Florida, Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming

CAMPER AGES: 14-65

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway. Travel Tours Camp

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: Camp Wego offers high-quality tours for teen and adults with special needs year around. Our travel programs are unforgettable adventures. We are not your ordinary travel Camp! On our exciting, supervised educational travel programs, individuals learn new skills, make lifelong friends and explore extraordinary cultures in United States and abroad.

SPECIAL NEEDS CAMPERS: Camp Wego is a Travel camp serving teens and adult with special needs ages 14-65. We are a small travel special needs camp that travel in the United States and abroad. We are able to provide low staffing ratios, 1 to 4. (1:1 if needed) We have highly credentialed and experienced staff so each individuals needs are met. We add new and innovative travel and activities each year.

Our travel is designed to enhance social, friendship, culture, and other vital life skills that promote independence. Camp Wego helps travelers make new friends while traveling in a safe, fun and educational environment.

We offer high-quality supervised tours for teens and adults with special needs year around. Our travel programs are specialized for individuals with Developmental Disabilities, Autism, Learning Disabilities, ADHD and Asperger's syndrome.

Individuals must be ambulatory and be able to take care of personal hygiene needs.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Swimming, Team Sports, Adventure, Travel, and more. Travel, Travel Abroad, Cruises, Camping, Sightseeing, Theme Parks, Culture

CAMP LOCATION: Our year-round office is located in Florida. Our trips depart and operate from many of domestic and international locations. Our staff training is held every year in Florida.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Camp Wego is fully committed to developing life and social skills for individuals with special needs ages 14 and up. We believe that our travel trips are a great way to experience independence, improve social skills, and increase self-esteem in a secure, safe and also an exciting environment. Our primary goals are to help travelers build self-esteem, develop better social skills and self-expression, make and maintain friendships, improve fine motor skills, gross motor skills, and sensory integration.

YEAR-ROUND PROGRAMS: Camp Wego travels year around.

OTHER CAMP INFO: No Financial aid offered.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
Most trips cost $1000 and up

For complete info visit Our Camp Website Link: www.campwego.com

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True Friends - Camp Courage North
Minnesota Location(s)

Visit Our True Friends - Camp Courage North Website
952.852.0101
800.450.8376

info[AT]truefriends.org
Camp Courage North
37569 North Courage Drive
Lake George, Minnesota 56458

OTHER CAMP LOCATIONS:
Minnesota

WINTER (OFF-SEASON) OFFICE ADDRESS:
Main Office – Camp Friendship
10509 108th St. NW
Annandale, MN 55302

CAMP VIDEO LINK:
Watch Our True Friends - Camp Courage North Video

CAMPER AGES: 5-Adult

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway. Day Camp.

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers. All Boy Campers. All Girl Campers.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: True Friends provides short-term, direct care services for children and adults with developmental disabilities. Educational, recreational and other support services are offered at five locations in Minnesota-Camp Friendship, Camp Eden Wood, Camp Courage, Camp Courage North, and Camp New Hope. Core programs include summer and winter resident camp, year round weekend respite care and specialty travel services. Our program focuses on building self-esteem and independence; opportunities to experience success, discover new interests, and develop friendships. Services are specially designed for persons with developmental, physical or multiple disabilities, special medical needs, Down Syndrome, autism, or other conditions.

SPECIAL NEEDS CAMPERS: All of our programs are designed for individuals with special needs. We offer adapted programming and equipment, along with well-trained program and health care staff.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Basketball, Baseball, Soccer, Horses/Equestrian, Swimming, Waterfront/Aquatics, Volleyball, Adventure, and more.

CAMP LOCATION: Camp Courage North is located in the beautiful Paul Bunyan State Forest area near Itasca State Park. Situated on Lake George, this fully accessible camp adds that “up north” feeling to everything you do there – and if you like the outdoors, there’s a lot you can do!

CAMP FACILITIES: 6, fully-accessible, modern cabins with access to a:
Swimming Beach
Hiking Trails
Picnic Areas
Gymnasium
Sports and Recreation Field
Campfire Rings

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: ACA Accredited

Mission: Provide life-changing experiences that enhance independence and self-esteem for children and adults with disabilities.

Vision: A world where experiences and adventures are open to individuals of all abilities.

Camp Staff: Our Camp Website Link: truefriends.org

Camp History: Our Camp Website Link: truefriends.org

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: True Friends CIT*1 program is a paid personal & social advancement internship where CIT*1s participate as junior staff members with an emphasis on learning and training. The CIT*1 program initially covers all aspects of camp operation then the focus progressively moves to personal advancement through acquiring skills and experience within a cabin and program.

During activities, CIT*1s spend time in cabins discovering to discover how to efficiently coordinate a cabin group, assist with direct care and ensure a quality experience for all participants. CIT*1s are high school student, age 16 – 17. Must be able and willing to meet the direct-care and recreational needs of participants; be physically strong and mentally alert; work well with others and enjoy helping others

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: With the generous support of donors, we are able to provide financial assistance to many participants with proven need. To request aid, the financial assistance portion of the application must be completed and submitted with the application. Anyone eligible for waivered services or Consumer Directed Community Supports (CDCS) can contact us and your social worker for information on how these funds can be applied to camp.

Family camp is at our Camp Courage location in the fall. Visit Our Camp Website Link: truefriends.org for more information.

FAMILY CAMP SESSION(S): Family camp is at our Camp Courage location in the fall. Visit Our Camp Website Link: truefriends.org for more information.

YEAR-ROUND PROGRAMS: True Friends offers winter camp as well as year-round weekend respite programming. We have a specialized travel program, find more information at Our Camp Website Link: www.venturestravel.org.

We also offer year-round team building services, find more information at Our Camp Website Link: www.team-quest.org. Our locations are available year-round for rental, find more information at Our Camp Website Link: www.conferenceandretreat.org.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
Our full catalog and more information can be found online at Our Camp Website Link: truefriends.org

SUMMER CAMP JOBS:
Visit Our Camp Website Link: truefriends.org for a full listing of positions at camp.

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CAMP MAGIC at Dance-N-Magic
St. Paul, Minnesota

Visit Our CAMP MAGIC at Dance-N-Magic Website
651-688-3448
dancenmagic[AT]gmail.com
913 Selby Ave.
St. Paul, Minnesota 55104

CAMP VIDEO LINK:
Watch Our CAMP MAGIC at Dance-N-Magic Video

CAMPER AGES: 5-12

TYPE OF CAMP: Day Camp. Weekdays; 9am-4pm, Free before and after care camp 7:30am-6:00pm

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: High Energy, Structured Activities for your Active Kids!
Our Summer Enrichment Day Camps will include Dance, Music, Martial Arts, Science, Cooking, Tumbling, Art, Yoga, and more...
FREE Before and After Camp Care

SPECIAL NEEDS CAMPERS: For children, we practice inclusion in all of our camps and classes. For Teens, we partner with the Highland Friendship Club.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Dance, Theater, Musical Theater, Music/Band, Fine Arts/Crafts, Gymnastics, Martial Arts, Team Sports, Science, and more. Our Summer Enrichment Day Camps Will Include Dance, Music, Martial Arts, Science, Cooking, Tumbling, Art, Yoga, & More...

CAMP MAGIC at Dance-N-Magic is a Top Special Needs Summer Camp located in St. Paul Minnesota offering many fun and educational Special Needs and other activities, including: Martial Arts, Dance, Musical Theater and more. CAMP MAGIC at Dance-N-Magic is a top Special Needs Camp for ages: 5-12.
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CAMP LOCATION: We are located in St. Paul, MN at the corner of Selby and Milton. Our beautiful historic brick building features an attached private play ground and picnic area.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: At Dance-N-Magic we are using dance and music to inspire hearts, engage minds, create self worth, enjoy activity, and build character for our amazing students. We do this in our family friendly and welcoming atmosphere; using our excellent and engaging curriculum taught by professional educators who have a passion for dance and a passion for teaching. We are learning Dance to build confidence, skills, have Fun, and create Magic!

YEAR-ROUND PROGRAMS: Our St. Paul location features Dance and Music Classes in Hip Hop, Tap, Jazz, Ballet, Contemporary, Dancercise Kids, Music Funtime, Piano, Guitar, Voice, Violin, Flute, and More!

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
Available all 12 weeks of Summer!
10% off if you register before May 1
Full Day Camp: Full week: $295 or Single Day $65
Drop-ins Welcome!

Visit our website for complete info:
Our Camp Website Link: dancenmagic.com

SUMMER CAMP JOBS:
We are always accepting resumes at dancenmagic[AT]gmail.com.

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CAMP MAGIC at DanceNMagic

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Camp TEKO
Long Lake, Minnesota

Visit Our Camp TEKO Website
Winter Office: 612-374-0321
Summer Office: 952-471-8216

645 Tonkawa Road
Long Lake, Minnesota 55356

WINTER (OFF-SEASON) OFFICE ADDRESS:
2324 Emerson Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55405

CAMPER AGES: 5-12

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway. Day Camp. two, 1-week overnight options

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

AFFILIATION(S): Jewish. Temple Israel in Minneapolis, Minnesota

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: Camp TEKO is located on more than 18 acres of beautiful shoreline property on the North Arm Bay of Lake Minnetonka. For over 50 years, we have provided a safe, educational, and fun Jewish camping experience for children. Camp TEKO is ACA accredited and offers day camp programs for children at least 5 years old and entering kindergarten through sixth grade as well as overnight camp programs for children entering third through sixth grade.

SPECIAL NEEDS CAMPERS: Camp TEKO is welcoming of children with special needs.

Camp TEKO is a place to have a fulfilling experience bonding with friends, developing new skills, exploring your Jewish identity, and engaging in outdoor camp activities. Our facilities include a swimming beach, boating area, cabins for overnights, a sport court, a pavilion, indoor program spaces and plenty of grassy areas. Nurturing counselors and skilled specialists create a safe, engaging, and fun atmosphere for children to make memories that will no doubt last a lifetime. Prior to the summer, we work with families to create a plan for a meaningful camp experience. We partner with families to provide an environment where every child will thrive. Please contact us prior to camp to discuss the needs of your camper.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Dance, Theater, Music/Band, Fine Arts/Crafts, Basketball, Football, Baseball, Soccer, Swimming, Waterfront/Aquatics, Team Sports, Wilderness/Nature, and more. Israeli Culture, Fishing, Swim Lessons.

CAMP LOCATION: Temple Israel’s Camp TEKO is located on more than 18 acres of beautiful shoreline property on the North Arm bay of Lake Minnetonka, just 25 minutes West of Minneapolis.

CAMP FACILITIES: We have 4 small cabins, one large cabin, and two beautiful indoor spaces. Many of our activities take place outside in nature.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: We are an ACA accredited camp. Camp TEKO is a place to have a fulfilling experience bonding with friends, developing new skills, exploring your Jewish identity, and engaging in outdoor camp activities. Our facilities include a swimming beach, boating area, cabins for overnights, a sport court, a pavilion, indoor program spaces and plenty of grassy areas. Nurturing counselors and skilled specialists create a safe,
engaging, and fun atmosphere for children to make memories that will no doubt last a lifetime.

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: The Avodah program is a unique volunteer program for entering 9th and 10th graders. Our newly constructed program is intended to begin teaching about leadership and responsibility of being a counselor. Avodah participants will enjoy various leadership workshops with guest speakers and experienced TEKO counselors and staff members. Avodah participants will continue to assist in daily tasks to maintain our beautiful campgrounds. The Avodah build their own community and create lasting friendships while working to improve the camp experience for all. Avodah participants will have numerous opportunities to enjoy favorite camp activities such as tubing, kayaking, archery, art, and more. Avodah members are selected through an application and interview process. There is no cost to participate in this program, but the benefits are tremendous.

Students entering 11th grade are eligible to participate in Camp TEKO’s counselor-in-training program. Machon participate in extensive training in leadership skills, communication and camp programming, creating lifelong friendships in the process. Participants spend their mornings learning from educational speakers, guests, counselors and each other. Machon spend every afternoon gaining hands-on experience by observing and assisting in camper groups. Machon participants are selected through an application and interview process. Machon participants will receive a $400 stipend at the completion of the eight-week program or a $200 stipend at the completion of four weeks of the program.

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Please check out our website to learn more about scholarships at: Our Camp Website Link: www.templeisrael.com

FAMILY CAMP SESSION(S):
Camp TEKO Shabbat Picnics:
Picnic 1: June 20, 2015
Picnic 2: July 22, 2015

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
TZOFIM AND GIBORIM DAY CAMP
SESSION ALEPH
Day Camp: Monday, June 20 - Friday, July 1
Giborim One-Night Overnight: June 30 - July 1

MACCABI MADNESS
Day Camp: Monday, July 5 – Thursday, July 8

SESSION BET
Day Camp: Monday, July 11 – Thursday, July 22
Giborim One-Night Overnight: July 14 - July 15

SESSION GIMMEL
Day Camp: Monday, July 25 – Thursday, August 12
Giborim One-Night Overnight: August 4 - August 5

CHALUTZIM OVERNIGHT
CHALUTZIM BET
Day Camp: Monday, July 11 – Thursday, July 14
Overnight Camp: Friday, July 15 – Friday, July 22

CHALUTZIM GIMMEL
Day Camp: Monday, July 25 – Thursday, August 4
Overnight Camp: Friday, August 5 – Friday, August 12

SUMMER CAMP JOBS:
Staff applications can be found at Our Camp Website Link: www.teko.org.

Interested in working at Camp TEKO? Contact Avi Baron at avi[AT]templeisrael.com or 612-374-0321.

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Camp JUST DANCE at Dance-N-Magic
St. Paul, Minnesota

Visit Our Camp JUST DANCE at Dance-N-Magic Website
651-688-3448
dancenmagic[AT]gmail.com
913 Selby Ave.
St. Paul, Minnesota 55104

CAMPER AGES: 7-16 yrs

TYPE OF CAMP: Day Camp. Full Day Only: 9am-4pm, Free before and after camp care 7:30am-6:00pm

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: Does your child love to Dance or want to learn? This camp is for you! Featuring Hip Hop, Jazz, Ballet, Tap, Musical Theater, Contemporary, Yoga, and More!!! Friday Performance Day to show off everything we learn! All levels welcome, we will split groups based on level/age. Spaces fill up fast, Register Today!

SPECIAL NEEDS CAMPERS: For special needs children, we practice inclusion. For teens and young adults, we partner with the Highland Friendship Club.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Dance, Theater, Musical Theater, Fine Arts/Crafts, and more. Our Camps Include Dance Instruction A Variety Of Dance Styles: Hip Hop, Tap, Jazz, Ballet, Theater, Yoga, Tumbling, Modern, & More!

Camp JUST DANCE at Dance-N-Magic is a Top Special Needs Summer Camp located in St. Paul Minnesota offering many fun and educational Special Needs and other activities, including: Fine Arts/Crafts, Dance, Theater and more. Camp JUST DANCE at Dance-N-Magic is a top Special Needs Camp for ages: 7-16 yrs.
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CAMP LOCATION: We are located in the heart of St. Paul on Selby & Milton. Our Dance Camps are in fully air conditioned sprung floor studios. We also have an attached private playground for outside time too.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: At Dance-N-Magic we are using dance and music to inspire hearts, engage minds, create self worth, enjoy activity, and build character for our amazing students. We do this in our family friendly and welcoming atmosphere; using our excellent and engaging curriculum taught by professional educators who have a passion for dance and a passion for teaching. We are learning Dance to build confidence, skills, have Fun, and create Magic!

YEAR-ROUND PROGRAMS: We are a family friendly Dance and Music studio in St. Paul with classes for ages 1.5-100 in Hip Hop, Tap, Jazz, Ballet, Acro, Dancercise Kids, Music Funtime, Piano, Guitar, Voice, Violin, Flute, and more!

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
Session 1: July 17-21, 2017
Session 2: July 31- Aug. 4, 2017
Session 3: Aug. 21-25, 2017

Fees: $359/week includes 30+ dance classes, free before and after camp care, and guest instructors!
10% off when you register before May 1st

SUMMER CAMP JOBS:
We are always collecting resumes at dancenmagic[AT]gmail.com

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True Friends - Camp Courage
Maple Lake, Minnesota

Visit Our True Friends - Camp Courage Website
952.852.0101
800.450.8376

info[AT]truefriends.org
Camp Courage
8046 83rd St NW
Maple Lake, Minnesota 55358

WINTER (OFF-SEASON) OFFICE ADDRESS:
Main Office – Camp Friendship
10509 108th St. NW
Annandale, MN 55302

CAMP VIDEO LINK:
Watch Our True Friends - Camp Courage Video

CAMPER AGES: 5-Adult

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway. Day Camp.

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers. All Boy Campers. All Girl Campers.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: True Friends provides short-term, direct care services for children and adults with developmental disabilities. Educational, recreational and other support services are offered at five locations in Minnesota-Camp Friendship, Camp Eden Wood, Camp Courage, Camp Courage North, and Camp New Hope. Core programs include summer and winter resident camp, year round weekend respite care and specialty travel services.

Our program focuses on building self-esteem and independence; opportunities to experience success, discover new interests, and develop friendships. Services are specially designed for persons with developmental, physical or multiple disabilities, special medical needs, Down Syndrome, autism, or other conditions.

SPECIAL NEEDS CAMPERS: All of our programs are designed for individuals with special needs. We offer adapted programming and equipment, along with well-trained program and health care staff.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Basketball, Soccer, Horses/Equestrian, Swimming, Waterfront/Aquatics, Volleyball, Adventure, and more.

CAMP LOCATION: Camp Courage has 305 acres along scenic lakeshore, woods and fields near Maple Lake, Minn. on beautiful Cedar Lake.

CAMP FACILITIES: Camp Courage offers multiple meeting facilities and has two campuses: Lakeside and Woodland, both with year-round lodging.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: ACA Accredited

Mission: Provide life-changing experiences that enhance independence and self-esteem for children and adults with disabilities.

Vision: A world where experiences and adventures are open to individuals of all abilities.

Camp Staff: Our Camp Website Link: truefriends.org

Camp History: Our Camp Website Link: truefriends.org

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: True Friends CIT*1 program is a paid personal & social advancement internship where CIT*1s participate as junior staff members with an emphasis on learning and training. The CIT*1 program initially covers all aspects of camp operation then the focus progressively moves to personal advancement through acquiring skills and experience within a cabin and program.

During activities, CIT*1s spend time in cabins discovering to discover how to efficiently coordinate a cabin group, assist with direct care and ensure a quality experience for all participants. CIT*1s are high school student, age 16 – 17. Must be able and willing to meet the direct-care and recreational needs of participants; be physically strong and mentally alert; work well with others and enjoy helping others

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: With the generous support of donors, we are able to provide financial assistance to many participants with proven need. To request aid, the financial assistance portion of the application must be completed and submitted with the application. Anyone eligible for waivered services or Consumer Directed Community Supports (CDCS) can contact us and your social worker for information on how these funds can be applied to camp.

FAMILY CAMP SESSION(S): Family camp is at our Camp Courage location in the fall. Visit Our Camp Website Link: truefriends.org for more information.

YEAR-ROUND PROGRAMS: True Friends offers winter camp as well as year-round weekend respite programming. We have a specialized travel program, find more information at Our Camp Website Link: www.venturestravel.org. We also offer year-round team building services, find more information at Our Camp Website Link: www.team-quest.org.

Our locations are available year-round for rental, find more information at Our Camp Website Link: www.conferenceandretreat.org.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
Our full catalog and more information can be found online at Our Camp Website Link: truefriends.org

SUMMER CAMP JOBS:
Visit Our Camp Website Link: truefriends.org for a full listing of positions at camp.

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Minnetonka Center for the Arts Summer Arts Camp
Wayzata, Minnesota

Visit Our Minnetonka Center for the Arts Summer Arts Camp Website
952-473-7361
registration[AT]minnetonkaarts.org
2240 North Shore Drive
Wayzata, Minnesota 55391

CAMP VIDEO LINK:
Watch Our Minnetonka Center for the Arts Summer Arts Camp Video

CAMPER AGES: 5-15

TYPE OF CAMP: Day Camp. Mon-Fri, Morning (9-noon) and Afternoon (1-4) sessions, Full or Half day

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: With more than 65 years providing quality arts education, and more than 20 years offering summer arts programming, The Minnetonka Center for the Arts Summer Art Scamp offers the most robust summer arts camp program in the Twin Cities. Young artists work in professional art studios with quality art materials. Projects are thoughtfully fine-tuned to four age tracks, to engage and challenge, as well as to create success and build confidence. Classes are limited to 16 campers or less.

SPECIAL NEEDS CAMPERS: The Minnetonka Center for the Arts is accessible to students with disabilities. If you require special assistance, please let the Registrar know two weeks prior to class. We will be happy to accommodate your needs.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Fine Arts/Crafts, Video/Filmmaking/Photography, and more. A Broad Spectrum Of Disciplines & Art Forms Are Offered Through Our Summer Camp Program: Watercolor / Acrylics / Tempera Paints / Mixed-media / Papier-mache / Mosaic / Printmaking / Stone Carving / Book Arts / Fiber Arts / Jewelry Making / Photography / Clay Handbuilding / Potter's Wheel / Sculpture / Drawing / Comic Arts / Glass Fusing / & More!

Minnetonka Center for the Arts Summer Arts Camp is a Top Special Needs Summer Camp located in Wayzata Minnesota offering many fun and educational Special Needs and other activities, including: Fine Arts/Crafts, Video/Filmmaking/Photography and more. Minnetonka Center for the Arts Summer Arts Camp is a top Special Needs Camp for ages: 5-15.
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CAMP LOCATION: We are located just 20 minutes from downtown Minneapolis near the shores of Lake Minnetonka in Wayzata. Please visit our website for photos and videos from the Art Center and the Summer Arts Camp program.

CAMP FACILITIES: We have professional studios for specific media, such as the ceramics, sculpture, multi-media and painting studios.

We have a museum-quality gallery, where students may tour and gain inspiration.

Our building is filled with artwork and natural sunlight, and we have great outdoor spaces for classes to use as needed.

We offer an on-site cafe (open 9-1:30), where parents and students can enjoy snacks, coffee, and lunch. (Free Wi-Fi)

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: All camps are taught by working artists and all have quality teaching experience. You can view details about each of our Artist-Instructors on our website (About Us). Every class has an assigned instructor and many have assistants. Class sizes are limited to ensure personal attention and encouragement.

We believe that the visual arts are indispensable to a healthy community.

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Scholarships based on financial need are available for campers. Funds are limited, so please apply at least 14 days prior to the class start date. Ask the Registrar for information or download an application from from our website.

YEAR-ROUND PROGRAMS: Throughout the year, we provide opportunities for families to take classes together through our family and multigenerational workshops. We also have ongoing programming for all ages, interests and abilities.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
Summer Arts Camp runs June 10 through August 23. Visit our website for a full listing of classes and fees. At an average cost of $15/hour for members, including most materials, campers receive quality arts instruction for roughly the cost of childcare.

Sampler (1/2) day classes typically cost $40 member / $45 non-member

1/2 Day Mon-Fri sessions (morning or afternoon) range from $200-410 member / $225-460 non-member

Membership starts at just $60/year.

SUMMER CAMP JOBS:
If you are an artist interested in teaching at the Minnetonka Center for the Arts, please send a letter of interest, current resume/CV and digital images of your work (or link to your website/webpage) to:

Children and Youth Program Director
Nicole Buchholz
nbuchholz[AT]minnetonkaarts.org
(952) 473-7361, ext. 190

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Minnetonka Center for the Arts Summer Arts Camp

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http://www.northernstarbsa.org/
St. Paul - Hulings Scout Service Center
393 Marshall Avenue
Saint Paul MN 55102
763-231-7201
877-231-7276

Golden Valley - Gabbert Scout Service Center
5300 Glenwood Avenue
Golden Valley MN 55422
763-231-7201
877-231-7276

For more info visit the website.


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