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 and snacks to introduce the youngest learners to language and culture. Programs typically run one to two weeks, half days.

2017 Theme: Our Unbelievable  (and Wacky!)World

Our world is filled with unexpected wonders, and we will have fun doing zany tricks and far out experiments that might seem unbelievable at first – until we figure them out!  We will travel the world, visiting different Spanish speaking cities and landmarks, and, along the way, we will learn magic tricks and do crazy experiments tied to those places.  (Think: Ripley’s Believe It or Not! ® or That’s Incredible! ®)  It will be a fun week of drama and play, and we’ll do it all in Spanish! We will learn and practice language through the use of games, music, dance, experiments and movement, as we try to solve fun mysteries in the world around us.  All language levels welcome!

2017 Locations:

Apple Valley

July 10-14, 2017
Entering grades 1-6
9 a.m.-noon
Location: Falcon Ridge Middle School, 12900 Johnny Cake Ridge Rd., Apple Valley, MN 55124
Registration taken by District 196 Community Education.    


July 10-14, 2017
9 a.m.-noon: Entering grades K-2
1-4 p.m: Entering grades 3-5
Location: Bluff Creek Elementary, 2300 Coulter Blvd, Chanhassen, MN 55317
Registration taken by District 112 Community Education.  

Eden Prairie 

July 17-20, 2017
9 a.m.-noon: Age 4 through entering grade 4
1-4 p.m: Age 4 through entering grade 4
Location: Oak Point/Eagle Heights Elementary School, 13400 Staring Lake Pkwy, Eden Prairie, MN 55347
Registration taken by Eden Prairie Community Education.    

Elk River  

Aug. 14-17, 2017 
9 a.m.-noon: Entering grades 1-4
Location: Handke Center, 1170 Main St., Elk River, MN 55330
Registration taken by Elk River Community Education.  


Aug. 7-10, 2017
9 a.m.-noon: Entering grades 1-4
Location: Eisenhower Community Center, 1001 MN-7, Hopkins, MN 55305
Registration taken by Hopkins Community Education.  


Chinese: July 31-Aug. 4, 2017
Spanish: July 31-Aug. 4 or August 7-11, 2017 
9 a.m.-noon: Age 4 through entering grade 5
Location: Minnetonka Community Education Center, 4584 Vine Hill Rd., Excelsior, MN 55331
Registration taken by Minnetonka Community Education.    

Mounds View 

June 26-June 30, 2017
9 a.m.-noon: Entering grades 1-5; 1-4 p.m: Entering grades 6-8
Location: Chippewa Middle School, 5000 Hodgson Rd., North Oaks, MN 55126
Registration taken by  Mounds View Community Education.  


June 19-23, 2017
9 a.m.-noon: Ages 5-8
Location:  Plymouth Creek Center, 14800 34th Ave. N., Plymouth, MN 55447
$220 residents (Plymouth address); $242 non-residents
Registration  taken by Plymouth Parks and Recreation.  


August 14-18, 2017
1-4 p.m: Entering grades 1-6
*PLEASE NOTE LOCATION  CHANGE! Location: Robbinsdale Middle School, 3730 Toledo Ave., Robbinsdale, MN 55427
Registration taken by Robbinsdale Community Education.  


June 19-23, 2017
12:30-3:30 pm: Entering grades 2-6
Location:  Pearson Sixth Grade Center, 917 Dakota St. S., Shakopee, MN 55379
Registration taken by Shakopee Community Education.  

St. Anthony

June 19-23, 2017
9 a.m.-noon: Entering grades 1-4
Location: St. Anthony Community Center, 3301 Silver Lake Rd., St. Anthony, MN 55418
Registration taken by St. Anthony Community Education.  


July 17-20, 2017
9 a.m.-noon: Entering grades 1-4
Location:  Stonebridge Elementary, 900 Owens St. N, Stillwater, MN 55082
Registration taken by Stillwater Community Education.    

St. Louis Park

July 17-20:
1-4 p.m:  Entering grades 1-4
Location: Park Spanish Immersion, 6300 Walker St., St. Louis Park, MN 55416
Price: 150
Registration will take place through  St. Louis Park Community Education.   


Jun 26-30, 2017
9 a.m.-noon: Entering grades 1-4
Location: Lake Middle School, 3133 Pioneer Dr., Woodbury, MN 55125
Registration taken by South Washington County 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.