June 2020 – August 2020

Parents looking to keep their kids busy during summer — and keep them learning or physically active — have plenty of options at Minnesota’s private colleges. From sports to music to culture camps, there’s something to appeal to almost any young person. Many are offered every year. And for colleges, it’s a chance to share what makes them unique and serve the community.

Note: Applications for some camps are due as early as February or March.

Augsburg University

Summer camp offerings include:

  • athletic programs in distance running, football, volleyball, wrestling and lacrosse
  • Minnesota Debate and Advocacy Workshop
  • Augsburg University Youth Theology Institute
  • Metro/Augsburg High School Scrubs Day Camp
  • Minnesota High School Mathematics League
Bethany Lutheran College

wide variety of camps are offered including:

  • athletics camps
  • archaeology camp
  • law camp
  • music camp
  • eSports camp
  • and more...
Bethel University

Summer camp offerings include athletic and academic camps with daytime and overnight options.

Carleton College

The Carleton Summer Liberal Arts Institute is a summer learning community for high school sophomores and juniors dedicated to bridging the gap between K-12 and a liberal arts undergraduate education. Offering programs in applied sustainability, art, computer science, humanities, and quantitative reasoning.

College of Saint Benedict
The College of St. Scholastica
​​​​​​​Concordia College, Moorhead

Concordia Language Villages offer cultural immersion programs in 15 languages.

Concordia College also hosts the Minnesota All-State Lutheran Choir camps and Minnesota All-State Bands camps.

Concordia University, St. Paul

Building Cultural Bridges Camp for 20 different languages and cultures of youth and music theatre camp

Gustavus Adolphus College

Athletic camps include:

  • show basketball and leadership camp
  • tennis camp
  • golf camp
  • baseball camp
  • women's hockey camp
  • swimming camp
  • and more...
Hamline University

Five annual summer camps for high school students are offered:

  • Mock Trial Camp
  • Numbers Rule Boot Camp
  • Young Writers Workshop
  • two physics camps—Innovation Camp and Renewable Energy Camp.

Students gain experience in the camp topic, meet peers with similar interests, and sample college life! Registration is limited. Scholarships are available.

Macalester College
  • Academic programs offered by the Minnesota Institute for Talented Youth (MITY)
  • [email protected] (Pre-College Residential Experience at Macalester), a free four-day immersion into the college experience designed specifically for Minnesota high school students graduating in 2022. Macalester is looking for bright, motivated students from backgrounds that have been traditionally underrepresented in higher education (e.g., students of color and/or first generation to college).
Minneapolis College of Art and Design
Saint John’s University
Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota

Summer camp offerings include:

  • dance intensive program
  • FCA youth sports camp
  • men's soccer camp
  • hockey camp
  • cross country camp
  • track and field camp
  • strings festival
  • ceramics class
St. Catherine University
St. Olaf College

Summer camp offerings include:

  • chess camp
  • music camp
  • dance camp
  • swimming camp
  • diving camp
  • theater camp
  • volleyball camp
  • soccer camp
University of St. Thomas

Summer camp offerings include:

High school juniors and seniors can earn college credits while taking advantage of 50 percent off summer undergrad classes.