Twin Cities Day Camps are a great introduction to language, and a wonderful precursor to our overnight programs. Offered in partnership with local school districts, these programs are held at various locations throughout the Minneapolis/St. Paul metro area.  Utilizing our trademark teaching methods, Twin Cities Day Camps include art, music, games, imagination, teamwork and snacks to introduce the youngest learners to language and culture. Programs typically run 4 or 5 days, morning or afternoon.


2019 Theme: Mission Impossible!

Action and intrigue surround this week’s Chinese camp!  Using stealth strategies of cracking codes, overcoming obstacle courses and treasure hunting for clues will all contribute to solving a puzzling mystery abroad.  Campers will work together to beat the clock before time runs out, by utilizing Concordia Language Villages immersion strategies of games, music, movement and teamwork to learn and practice Chinese.  And, it will all happen in Chinese! All language levels are welcome!!  

Apple Valley
July 8-12
9 a.m.-noon
Entering grades 1-6
Falcon Ridge Middle School, 12900 Johnny Cake Ridge Rd., Apple Valley, MN 55124
Registration taken by District 196 Community Education

July 29-Aug. 2
9 a.m.-noon
Age 4 through entering grade 5
Minnetonka Community Education Center, 4584 Vine Hill Rd., Excelsior, MN 55331
Registration taken by Minnetonka Community Education

Sample Daily Schedule

Arrival:  Children arrive and do an activity while everyone gets settled.
Gathering:  The group gathers for introductions and singing.  The theme of the day is introduced.
Exploration I: Exploration activities vary day-to-day and include things like arts & crafts, dancing and games from the target cultures.
Snack:  The children have a culturally relevant snack (provided).
Gym or Outside Play:  Authentic world games are played in the target language.
Exploration II: More exploratory activities.
Wrap-up: Recapping the day, getting a hint about tomorrow, and then getting ready to go home.
Home: Day camp ends.  See you tomorrow!

Learn more about our Day Camp Programs.