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Find A Camp: Specialties: Academic Camps: MN Total: 7
1. iD Tech Summer Computer Camps for Kids and Teens - Weeklong summer program where ages 7-17 create iPhone/Android apps, develop video games, program in C++/Java, mod with Minecraft, make movies, robots, and more. STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) programs held at over 80 universities throughout the U.S. This includes Stanford, Princeton, Yale, and others. Small classes (max 8:1 guaranteed) for personalized 1-on-1 instruction. Also, Teen-only Academies.
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iD Tech Camps is for ages 7-17. Develop an iPhone or Android app, code a program in C++ or Java, create a video game, mod with Minecraft, build a robot, construct a website, produce a movie, or design a digital photo portfolio.

At iD Tech Camps, imaginations soar as kids and teens unlock their internalDrive and use 21st century skills to transform interests into projects of their own—and have fun doing it. For both the beginning computer novice and advanced tech whiz, students collaborate, make new friends and develop new skills, gaining confidence and a competitive advantage for college and future careers. High-energy, hands-on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) education programs presented in a fun camp setting held on the Stanford campus.

•Weeklong day and overnight summer tech programs for ages 7-17 in a fun, yet challenging techie environment.
•Flex Hours – no extra cost. A great convenience for working parents.
•Voted a Top Workplace 4 years in a row, and recently ranked #1 in Silicon Valley for small businesses. This enables recruitment of the finest talent in the country.
•Over 80 prestigious university locations in 28 states nationwide. Held at Purdue, Butler, MIT, Amherst, Bentley, Merrimack, Bentley, Towson, the University of Michigan, Macalester, Washington University, Stanford, Princeton, Yale, and others.
•8:1. Ratios of 8 students per instructor, guaranteed. Personalized instruction is at the core of all iD Tech programs.
•Tech-savvy staff recruited, trained, and evaluated by iD Tech Camps.
•A well-balanced summer camp where students engage both in STEM learning and fun camp activities.
•Innovative curriculum with Minecraft, Autodesk Maya, iOS, Android, C++, Java, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Dreamweaver, Adobe Muse, and Adobe Lightroom, iMovie, Final Cut Pro, Scratch, VEX, RPG Maker, Unity, ShootMania, Portal 2, Team Fortress 2, Torchlight II, and more.
•Project-based courses for every skill, gender, and background with an emphasis on experiential learning, building 21st century skills.
•Students take home their own project portfolio at the end of each session.
•Year-round learning opportunities with free monthly online workshops and iD Tech 365, a comprehensive online learning platform.
•Accredited Continuing Education Units available from Stanford or Villanova to enhance college applications (available at all locations).

iD Programming Academy, iD Game Design & Development Academy, and iD Film Academy.
Intensive, 2-week, pre-college summer programs for teens ages 13-18. Gain a competitive advantage for college and future careers by getting immersed in programming, robotics engineering, video game design and development, and film and photography. Held at select prestigious universities including Stanford, UCLA, MIT, Harvard, Yale, Princeton, and more.

Visit for more information and to register online (check up-to-the-minute-availability). Or, call 1-888-709-TECH (8324) to speak to a Program Advisor. Flexible enrollment—enroll now and make changes up until 3 weeks before your session without any change fees.

2. MCTC Career Exploration Camps - MCTC’s summer camps have been designed to promote career learning and exploration for teens! Spend a week at our beautiful campus in downtown Minneapolis.
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Learn about MCTC's programs and the careers they prepare you for in our hands-on camps on our beautiful campus in downtown Minneapolis. Taught by MCTC faculty and students, Career Exploration Camps are held in our college classrooms and labs, featuring the latest technology. It’s your opportunity to get a taste of college life and a potential career, while learning new skills and having fun!

All camps are $199 per session (scholarships available) and meet from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Lunch is included. On Friday afternoon, we’ll have a completion celebration where you can show off the projects you worked on during the week, receive your certificate of completion, and learn how to continue your education and career pursuits. Friends and family are invited to join the celebration!

Choose from the following sessions:

Adventures in Architectural Design
July 21 – 25, ages 13+

Building Systems Boot Camp: Construction Electricity, HVAC-R and Solar Energy
July 28 – August 1, ages 14+

Cook Up a Culinary Career
July 21 - 25, ages 13+

Digital Filmmaking Boot Camp
July 28 – August 1, ages 13+

Digital Photography Sampler
July 21 – 25, ages 13+

Graphic Design Bootcamp: Let's Rock!
July 28 – August 1, ages 13+

Healthcare Without the Blood and Guts
July 28 - August 1, ages 13+

Learning to Code: Robots, Sprites and More
July 28 - August 1, ages 13+

Take Flight! Aviation Careers Exploration
August 4 - 8, ages 14+

Web Design Boot Camp: I Can Has Interwebz?!?
July 28 – Aug 1, ages 13+

Welding Exploration
July 21 - 25, ages 14+

3. SAI: the Summer Algebra Institute for KIDS - SAI is a week-long, half-day enrichment program for average & talented students in which we use hands-on algebra & great games to turn kids on to math. Since SAI's first camp in 1995, about 2,000 students have attended SAI. Main camps held in Twin Cities (MN), with additional camps held in outstate MN cities of Rochester (MN), & Moorhead (MN).
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• SAI is a week-long, half-day enrichment program for average or gifted, grades 3-7, tailored to age and gender, where kids learn how to be successful in math while having fun.
• SAI’s objective is to make math sensible and fun, by using hands-on activities, games, music (for students entering grades 3&4), and substantive algebra to turn kids on to math. Since SAI's first session in 1995, some 2,500 kids have completed our program and have come to Minnesota from all over the Twin Cities metro area and outstate Minnesota and from as far away as Seattle, Kansas City, Amarillo, Houston, New Hampshire, and even Taiwan (!).
• Because of how we teach, SAI is like a rising tide that lifts all boats - kids who love math benefit from this exposure to algebra, and kids who struggle with math enrich their understanding of math as well. The only prerequisites for this course are the ability to count to 9 and the ability to make rectangles out of small squares.
• SAI uses algebra for two purposes: to look forward in planting an enduring grasp of several foundational concepts of a typical Algebra 1 course, and to look back in connecting algebra with the arithmetic that students already know (especially basic facts and place value).
• Parent and student comments about SAI:
•• "My daughter raved about this program at a time in her life when she doesn't comment much. Keep up the good work!"
•• "Great experience for my son - he loved it."
•• "My daughter loved the algebra and has shown so much improvement in place value and fractions as well - thanks so much."
•• “I took SAI just before 8th grade. So in 9th grade, I knew variables and powers, while my classmates were still trying to figure out what ‘x’ was.”

4. "Etiquette in Action" Manners Camp 2015 - Etiquette & Life Skills are taught in engaging and memorable ways during this 3 day summer camp! Both social and dining skills are incorporated.
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As G.B. Shaw said “There is no accomplishment so easy to acquire as politeness and none so profitable.” In a world that is getting progressively smaller and families are getting busier, students need every encouragement that showing respect for others in all walks of life makes a difference, whether on a sports team or at the dinner table!

Over the course of this three day “Etiquette in Action’ manners camp, students will learn key etiquette skills that are essential to life! Allow Doors of Success School of Etiquette help your child or teen learn skills to last a lifetime in a fun and memorable way this summer!

Campers will learn a wide variety of SOCIAL, DINING & LIFE SKILLS!

5. St. Olaf Summer Athletic and Academic Camps - St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minn. offers seven week-long summer camps - swimming, diving, chess, engineering & physics, music, piano and theatre - all set on the beautiful St. Olaf hilltop.
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St. Olaf Swim Camps -- Stroke Technique and High Performance -- are designed for swimmers who have been swimming competitively in associations or school programs. Pool time and other training activities are balanced with recreational activities supervised by camp coaches and counselors.

St. Olaf Diving Camp is designed for boys and girls ages 13-17 who have been diving competitively in an association or school program for at least one season. The camp's comprehensive approach utilizes pool time, dry-land and weight training, dry-board practice, video review and classroom sessions to improve all aspects of your diving.

OleChess offers a challenging week of instruction featuring some of the premier players and teachers in the world. Instruction is supplemented with activities designed to reinforce the new skills you learn and to provide ample opportunities for play. OleChess is for chess players of all ages, strengths and levels of experience. If you want to improve your game, enjoy the company of fellow chess enthusiasts and learn from the masters, OleChess is perfect for you!

Join us for an exciting theatre experience at the St Olaf Summer Theatre Camp. During this exciting and engaging offering, aspiring thespians experience many facets of theatre taught by creative professionals.

Working with faculty members and students who won the 2009 national Rube Goldberg Machine Contest held annually at Purdue University (see a video of the machine by searching "St. Olaf Rube Goldberg" on YouTube), participants at our Engineering and Physics Camp for Girls will learn principles and techniques utilized by engineers and scientists every day as they build their own machines. They will then enter the completed machines in a camp contest and compete against the contraptions built by other campers.

6. Science & Engineering Camps at The Works - The Works’ summer camps are ideal for girls and boys entering kindergarten through 7th grade who love to explore, discover, design and build. Campers have fun, use real tools, and learn how things work with hands-on projects in science and engineering.
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Science and engineering summer camps at The Works are perfect for girls and boys entering kindergarten through seventh grade who love to explore, discover, design and build. At The Works, campers learn how things work through hands-on projects in many areas of science, technology and engineering. In small classes with caring, knowledgeable teachers, each child is encouraged to explore, imagine, and create. Half day camps can be taken individually or combined for a full day experience. Camp projects include motor-powered cars, bottle rockets, amusement park rides, treasure chests with burglar alarms, tech take apart, doorbells, flashlights, solar ovens, kaleidoscopes, catapults, computer guts, tech challenges, houses, cities, bridges, chemistry experiments and Lego Robotics.

7. The Bakken Summer Science Day Camp - If you can think it, you can make it at The Bakken's Summer Science Day Camps!
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All Girls

The Bakken Museum believes that every student is a scientist at heart! In the Summer Science Day Camps, students will:

- Investigate concepts related to electricity, invention, and other STEM topics through hands-on activities, experiments, and creative dramatics.
- Explore The Bakken's exhibits.
- Engage in team problem-solving games and challenges, both indoor and outdoor.
- Discover science by learning the secrets behind magic tricks.
- Learn how to use materials and tools in our student workshop.
- Design and build their own creative and unique projects and inventions.

2015 Summer Camps Dates:
For youth entering grades 2 & 3 (max 24 students)
Session 5am July 13-17 (co-ed morning 9:00 am – 12:00 pm)
Session 5pm July 13-17 (co-ed afternoon 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm)
Session 8am August 10-14 (co-ed morning 9:00 am – 12:00 pm)

For youth entering grades 4, 5, & 6 (max 24 students)
Session 1 June 15-19 (co-ed)
Session 2 June 22-26 (co-ed)
Session 4 July 6-1 (co-ed)
Session 6 July 27-July 31 (girls only)
Session 9 August 17-21 (co-ed)

For youth entering grades 7, 8, & 9 (max 20 students)
Session 3 June 29-July 2 (M,T,W,Th co-ed) NO CAMP July 3
Session 7 August 3-7 (co-ed)

Scholarships are available. Please call or email us for more information!

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