Apr 25 2011

Summer Camps for Kids

If you’re looking for something fun and educational for your kids this summer, consider the summer camps at The Works in Edina, Minnesota.  This science and technology museum is one of our favorites, and last summer my kids attended camp there and had a great time.

The camps range from 3-5 half-days or full days, and camps vary in themes and age ranges.  My kids attended the four-day, full-day Explore camp and came home with a bunch of projects as well as a new enthusiasm for bridge-building, chemistry, and more.

I found the camps to be well-organized yet personalized.  The staff were pleasant to work with.  There are camps for children as young as kindergarten and as old as 7th grade.  We were allowed to have our older son in the same camp as his siblings, even though he was a year older.

Camp prices range from $95 to $250, and some scholarships are available to families with limited incomes.


My younger daughter was too little for the Works camps, so while the older kids were learning about science, she attended a three-morning art camp for 4- to 6-year-olds at the Edina Art Center.  While the highlight of her day was the popcorn snack provided, she learned art basics such as color and line and various media.  She was reluctant to leave me the first morning, but by the end of the last day she was very sad to leave.


Summer camps are available in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area for a wide variety of interests and ages.  If you’re looking for a summer camp for your kids, check out the Star Tribune’s 2011 Summer Camp Guide.


Have your kids gone to summer camp? Do you have any that you’d recommend?

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