2017 Summer Camp Guide

Thank you to all the featured camps in and around the Duluth are for sponsoring our 2017 Guide to Summer Camps!

Are your kids counting down the days until summer vacation? Of course, moms know that there’s a direct correlation between school’s end and the increase in the usage of the word bored. Not this year! The Duluth area has a plethora of amazing camp opportunities for kids of all ages and abilities. We’ve put together a guide so you can find the right camp fit for your young adventurers.

Marshall School Train Your Brain Summer Camps

Keep your kids’ synapses firing all summer long by sending them to one or more of Marshall School’s Train Your Brain day camps. Families and students can choose between all-day camps and half-day enrichment classes. Each camp or class offers students hands-on challenges that encourage creative problem solving, teamwork, and innovation. Camps are for all children from all schools entering grades 3 through 8 and include areas of study like robotics, engineering, aviation, art, science, music and more to keep attendees on their toes and using their brains. There is something for everyone and students will love hands-on learning via experiments and creative planning.

CAMP DATES: June 26-30, July 10-14, July 17-21 CAMP HOURS: Monday-Friday, 9:00am – 3:30pm for full day and 9am-12:00pm or 1:00-4:00pm for half days CAMP COST: All Day Camps $240, Extracurricular Camps $125

1215 Rice Lake Road
Duluth, MN 55811


Wolf Ridge Summer Camps and Trips

Experience the kind of adventures you’ll want to come back to year after year. At Wolf Ridge’s 2000-acre campus between Lake Superior and the Boundary Waters, you and your camp friends will share the increasingly rare opportunity to experience nature up-close every day. The trees, animals, lakes, rivers, wetlands, and sunsets will change before your eyes. So will you. Because at Wolf Ridge, learning is the greatest adventure there is. Choose from traditional overnight camps, specialty camps like rock climbing, ultimate survival, fishing, wildlife camp, organic farm camps, freshwater ecology, counselor-in-training, and a variety of wilderness trips including backpacking Isle Royale, kayaking in the Apostle Islands, and canoeing Canada’s Quetico or the BWCA.

CAMP DATES: June-August CAMP HOURS: Options for overnight and day camps CAMP COST: Varied by type and duration of stay

6282 Cranberry Road
Finland, MN 55603


Covenant Park Bible Camp

Covenant Park has a variety of summer youth day and overnight camps for kids entering 1st grade to recent high school grads. We offer a rustic Christian camp experience where kids are invited and encouraged to build relationships with each other and discover Jesus’ love for them. Each day is filled with swimming, field games, crafts, skits, chapels with fun music and engaging speakers, bonding with the cabin group, team building initiatives, canoeing, kayaking, paddle boarding, gaga ball, canteen, learning new skills and activities and much more. We also offer specialty weeks, like Adventure Camp and Music, Art and Drama Camp.

3402 Covenant Park Rd
Mahtowa, MN 55707


Little Yellowjackets Summer Camps

With a large selection of three- and five-day camp themes to choose from, the UW-Superior Little Yellowjackets program has something for everyone. Kids will love visiting the planetarium during science camp, exploring the great outdoors at Pattison State Park, or beating the summer heat while getting wet n’ wild during water fun week. Camp sessions are jam-packed with games, discovery, exercise, and field trip fun. The Little Yellowjackets program runs all summer long and each session can be accompanied with early drop off and late pick up options. Register and pay before May 19th for a discount when you bundle three camp sessions.

1810 Catlin Avenue
Superior, WI 54880


Lake Superior Youth Chorus Summer Sing

Discover your voice at Lake Superior Youth Chorus’ Summer Sing, July 31st-August 3rd! This annual day camp is open to singers entering grades 3-6 in the fall. Any student who loves to sing is invited to participate in this fun-filled week of singing, music fundamentals, movement, and other activities. The experience concludes with an informal concert on Thursday afternoon. All Summer Sing participants will receive an LSYC water bottle, t-shirt, and tote bag. Lunch and snacks provided daily.

The College of St. Scholastica
1200 Kenwood Ave
Duluth, MN 55811


Camps for Animal Lovers

Animal Allies Summer Camps
4006 Airport Road
Duluth, MN 55811

Great Lakes Aquarium Summer Camps
353 Harbor Drive
Duluth, MN 55802

Lake Superior Zoo Camp
7210 Fremont Street
Duluth, MN 55807

Sports and Recreation Camps

Arrowhead Youth Soccer Camps
3501 Grand Avenue
Duluth, MN 55807

Salvation Army RBA Summer Clinics
215 S 27th Ave W.
Duluth, MN 55806

Vintage Sports Camp
4826 Drake Rd.
Duluth, MN 55803

Camps for Outdoor Adventure Seekers

Camp Voyageur
PO Box 420
Ely, MN 55731

Wilderness Experience Camps
230 Thurber Road
Duluth, MN 55803

Hartley Nature Center Day Camps
3001 Woodland Ave.
Duluth, MN 55803

Positive Energy Outdoors Camps
4757 Datka Road
Duluth, MN 55803

Art and Learning Camps

Duluth Community Ed Summer Youth Camps
215 N First Avenue E
Duluth, MN 55802

Summer Reading and Kaleidoscope
520 W Superior St.
Duluth, MN 55802

KEY Zone: School-Aged Care
720 N Central Ave.
Duluth, MN 55807

On the Rocks Art Enrichment Camp
307 Canal Park Drive
Duluth, MN 55802

Classic Overnight Camps

Camp Esquagama
4913 Pine Lane
Gilbert, MN 55741

Camp Sweet Life
10 Hanten Dr.
Mankato, MN 56001

YMCA Camp Miller
302 W. First Street
Duluth, MN 55802

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We want to show our readers all the great camps available right here in the Duluth area. Partnering with us allows your business greater visibility with a large targeted market of local families. Join us and help enrich the lives of Duluth Moms!

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Heather Jackson
Heather Jackson is a copyeditor who spent eleven years living in Duluth on the shores of Lake Superior before moving back to her home state of New York with her husband and their two young daughters. Now she lives on the shores of Lake Erie (but admits that Lake Superior is called such for a reason). Her favorite pastimes include adding a splash of coffee to her creamer, reading articles about etymology and current grammar trends, and starting big projects but never finishing them. She's an Aries, an INFJ, and Enneagram 4, and enjoys taking personality quizzes on the internet.