Updated for 2022: Language camps near St. Paul and Minneapolis, Minnesota
Looking to enroll your child in a Spanish language immersion camp this summer? If you live in the Twin Cities, I’ve got you covered! Take a look to find a variety of language learning options for your child – from summer child care to fun and educational weekly programs. Explore below to find camps for children of all ages – infant through high school!
There’s a lot of language learning that can be done from home this summer as well. Please check out my related post on Free Online Summer Spanish Learning for Kids.
Please let me know any additional Twin Cities Spanish camps so that I can be sure to include them!
Alma Flor Ada Spanish Immersion Early Learning Academy
Summer camp programs for students in grades K-5. Camps change themes every two weeks, and include field trip opportunities to local parks and the YMCA. Camp schedule is 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. with before and after-camp care available.
Bilingual Child Care – Centro de Educación Spanish Immersion
NOTE: I will update the link below when they update their new schedule for summer 2022. Summer language programs that are open to ages 5 to 10. Children can attend full week (M-F), full day 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. schedules, and may register for 2-12 weeks.
Bilingual Learning Center
Themed summer Spanish language camps with full-day and half-day options available. No prior Spanish language experience needed! Summer camps are for ages pre-k to fifth grade and are held at Nokomis Heights Lutheran Church. Extended day care and Friday drop-in options available.
Casa de Corazón
Maple Grove, MN
Spanish immersion summer camp open to children entering grades 1-6 in the fall of 2022. Campers can choose from three to five days per week, with camp hours from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. These camps can be an introduction to Spanish or a continuation of prior immersion experience.
Concordia Language Villages
Bemidji, MN & Cass Lake, MN
Summer language and culture camps with options for kids ages 6-18. Adventure Day Camps are offered for youth 6-11 with weekly sessions from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sleepaway Camps for youth 7-18. They even have immersion camps for families!
The International School of Minnesota
Eden Prairie, MN
Summer adventure camp for children ages 3 ½ to grade 9. Campers have daily language classes and cultural exploration with four weeks of Spanish immersion (and four weeks of French). Available programs have half-day and full-day options, and participants may attend 1 week or all summer. Students in grades 7-9 take on leadership roles as “counselors in training.”
International Spanish Language Academy
Three weeks of camp for kids going into kindergarten through 6th grade. Each week has a different theme and activities, and all camps are taught by ISLA school staff. Summer camps are designed for immersion students and others fluent in Spanish, with the exception of half day camps for kindergarten and first grade students (no language skills needed).
Summer camp for children ages 3 to 5 exploring Spanish language and Latin American culture through different weekly themes. Children can choose half-day or full-day options and may enroll in as many weeks as they’d like.
La Senda Spanish Center
Summer camp programs Monday-Thursday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. for ages 4 to 5th grade. Located at the Chanhassen Recreation Center or Shorewood Event Center. A fun and engaging Spanish immersion summer camp for kids of all language levels!
St. Paul, MN
Immersion language camps for ages 5-12. Camps are offered Monday-Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. in 2-week programs. Camps include rotating themes, special celebration days, songs, dance, and free choice time. Before and after-camp care is available. This year, they’ve also added language camps through select local school districts’ community education (see which ones on the website below).
Next Level Spanish Immersion
Summer camps for immersion and heritage language students to “develop Spanish skills through sports, activities, interactive games and team-building exercises” (taken from website). Four weeks of full-day or half-day summer camp in July and August for ages 7 to 12.
Rayito de Sol Spanish Immersion Early Learning Center
Twelve weeks of summer camp for children infant to age 6. Daily activities, crafts, and exercise in a dual language classroom environment. Register from one to all twelve weeks. Note: the website still lists 2021 dates, but should be updated soon.
Check with your local district’s community education department for more Spanish language options for kids!
Enjoy a wonderful summer engaging in language and cultural learning! I hope that one of these options would be a great fit for your family.
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