A summer camp guide for kids

From theater to tech, the choices are endless when it comes to summer camps for kids.

GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. -- From theater to tech to legos, the choices are endless when it comes to summer camps for kids. If you are overwhelmed with where to begin, we have a guide to get you started.

Wendy Jacobson, Publisher of Minneapolis Happening, joined us on KARE Saturday.

Parents need to know they have plenty of options. If you need half-day, full-day or overnight, there's a camp for you.

1. Overnight camps: If you want a traditional overnight camp with some non-traditional activities, Camp Pillsbury in Owatonna is a great option. Campers can swim and boat and do arts and crafts, but also explore some specialties like circus arts, music and performing arts. For ages 6 -17.

2. College & University offerings: Colleges and universities often offer great summer programs. Bethel University in St. Paul offers both day & overnight camps in a variety of topics, from sports to journalism and more. St. Olaf, in Northfield, offers 1-week overnight camps in music, theater, engineering, chess and more.

3. Flexibility in scheduling: For parents who really need flexibility in scheduling, there are plenty of options. For example, art camps like Urban Arts Academy and Articulture in Minneapolis offer one-week camps all summer long (Urban Arts is M-Th) with a different theme each week. They both offer full-day and half-day camps (Urban Arts is age 3-12; Articulture is Pre-K - 6th grade, plus a series of camps for teens).

3rd Lair Skate Camp offers 1-day camps as well as 1-week camps. Each is half-day, and then your child can stay for open skate for an additional $8-$10 until Third Lair closes

An overview of some of the summer camps available can be found here.


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