June 2021 – Aug. 2021

Well before students can enroll in college, there are summer options at Minnesota’s private colleges. Some are for high schoolers, others for younger kids. Whatever their age, they’ll find new ways to explore existing passions or develop new ones — from sports to music to languages. Some are away camps, others run during the day. There are even virtual options. See for yourself how our colleges are offering something unique, helping teens, tweens and younger kids get more out of summer

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

Augsburg University

Summer camp offerings include:

  • athletic programs in football, volleyball and wrestling
  • 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
Bethel University

Summer camp offerings include athletic and academic options.

Carleton College

The Carleton Summer Liberal Arts Institute is an online summer learning experience for rising high school juniors and seniors to explore liberal arts and college-level education. Our 2021 program topics include:

College of Saint Benedict

Athletic camps​​​​​​​

The College of St. Scholastica

St. Scholastica will not be holding any programming this summer.

​​​​​​​Concordia College, Moorhead
Concordia University, St. Paul

CSP will not be holding any programming this summer.

Gustavus Adolphus College

Gustavus' Tennis & Life Camps are currently scheduled to operate at 50 percent capacity and registration is open now. A decision on other summer camps at Gustavus is expected in the coming weeks based on up-to-date public health guidelines. 

Hamline University

Hamline University will offer two in-person summer camps for high school students in 2021:

Students explore topics in physics, entrepreneurship, and/or energy, meet peers with similar interests, and sample college life! Registration is limited. Scholarships are available.

Macalester College
  • [email protected] (Pre-College Experience at Macalester), is a free, four-day virtual program designed specifically for Minnesota high school students graduating in 2022 and 2023. 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). Counselor nominations and student applications for the program are accepted through April 9, 2021.
  • The Minnesota Institute for Talented Youth (MITY) is offering in-person and virtual academic programs. 
Minneapolis College of Art and Design
Saint John’s University
Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota

Due to COVID-19, there are limited camp opportunities this year, but summer hockey camps are being offered.

St. Catherine University

St. Kate's will not be holding any programming this summer.

St. Olaf College

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the uncertainties it presents for group gatherings, St. Olaf has elected not to host programming, summer camps, events or conferences during June, July and August 2021.

University of St. Thomas

Several journalism camps will be offered this summer.