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Find A Camp: Specialties: Academic Camps: MN Total: 9
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. 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.

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. 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.

5. 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+

6. "Etiquette in Action" Manners Camp 2014 - 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!

7. Camp Invention - Rochester, Minnesota - Led by local educators, the weeklong Camp Invention experience immerses elementary school children in exciting hands-on activities that reinvent summer fun. Activities include building original prototypes, creating a personalized motor-powered vehicle, and taking apart electronics to construct an epic insect-themed pinball machine. Each lesson explores connections between science, technology, engineering and innovation.
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Unleash the creative genius in your child! New activities every year, over 40 locations and three different kinds of Camp Invention programs in Minnesota!

2 SESSIONS - Same location, different curriculum's

Kids participate in each of these activities every day:

ROCHESTER 1 Morphed! June 16 - 20, 2014

Amplified – Explore the science of the five senses and work as a team to create a bionic ear, bionic eye, etc.
Super Go – Build and modify your own motorized “morphing” vehicle to take home!
Design Studio: Morphed! – Tinker with circuits and invent solutions to nature-based challenges
I Can Invent: Pinbug – Take apart electronics to build an epic, insect-themed pinball machine

ROCHESTER 2 Envision June 23 - 27, 2014

Magnetropolis – Design a magnet-powered city, complete with a magnet-powered transportation system.
Inventeureka - Join Team Inventeureka and mash up ideas to build wacky and humorous
widget inventions that morph into amazing, new prototypes!
Gadget Garage: Widgets, Gizmos, and Contraptions – Work in teams to build gadgets that create light, sound, and motion.
I Can Invent - Use real tools to take apart a small mechanical device, then use the parts and other materials to build a Rube Goldberg machine!

Directed and taught by qualified local educators, Camp Invention is a national STEM enrichment program from the nonprofit Invent Now. Activities also focus on developing 21st Century learning skills such as teamwork, critical thinking skills, decision-making, creative problem-solving, and working through failure.

Monday - Friday, 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
For students entering grades 1-6

Registration fee of $240 includes a camp T-shirt
Discounts of up to $35 off; check our current offer.

8. 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 scientific 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.

2014 Summer Camps Dates:
For youth entering grades 2 & 3 (max 24 students)
Session 5am July 14-18 (co-ed morning 9:00 am – 12:00 pm)
Session 5pm July 14-18 (co-ed afternoon 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm)
Session 8am August 11-15 (co-ed morning 9:00 am – 12:00 pm)

For youth entering grades 4, 5, & 6 (max 24 students)
Session 1 June 16-20 (co-ed)
Session 2 June 23-27 (co-ed)
Session 4 July 7-11 (co-ed)
Session 6 July 28-August 1 (girls only)
Session 9 August 18-22 (co-ed)

For youth entering grades 7, 8, & 9 (max 20 students)
Session 3 June 30-July 3 (M,T,W,Th co-ed) NO CAMP July 4
Session 7 August 4-8 (co-ed)

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

9. Camp Invention - Eden Prairie, Minnesota - Take things apart, create inventions, become a storm chaser, discover nanotechnology, decipher secret codes, investigate the world of animal inventions, examine the science behind balls. Hands-on science from Invent Now Kids and the USPTO.
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Inspire a passion for science in your child! New activities every year, over 40 locations and four different kinds of camps in Minnesota!

Kids participate in each of these activities every day:
I Can Invent: Edison's Workshop - Work with real tools to take apart a machine, use the parts and other materials to build an invention and become America's next great inventor!
Cracking the Codes: the Curious Cypher Club - Follow the codes that you decipher and build solutions to the puzzling riddles to prevent chaos from occurring.
NanoChasers – Become a storm chaser and explore nature at the microscopic and nano level to uncover some of the smallest, giant discoveries changing our world.
WiLD! - Join us on a wild animal adventure and explore the most spectacular and inventive animals on the planet!

Bounce - Explore the fascinating world of sports and the science behind balls. It’s full body fun that is sure to be a home run.

Directed and taught by qualified local educators, Camp Invention is a national, non-profit STEM enrichment program from Invent Now Kids in partnership with the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

Dates: August 9-13, 2010
Monday - Friday, 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
For children entering grades 1-6

See programs in nearby locations: Bloomington,Minnetonka, Maple Grove, Prior Lake, St. Louis Park.

Registration fee of $210 includes a camp T-shirt
Discounts of up to $35 off; check our current offer.

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