Performing Arts Summer Camp in Minnesota​

Set on the beautiful and historic Pillsbury College campus, Camp Pillsbury offers Summer Camp for  3, 6 or 9-week sessions for boys and girls ages 6 to 17.

Camp Pillsbury in Owatonna, Minnesota offers campers endless opportunities to hone their skills in fun and outstanding summer camp programs. Our camp caters to campers from 6-17 years old. Campers design their own unique schedule. Our premier programs are coached by staff members accomplished in their fields of expertise. Campers will improve and focus on 3 majors they take every day for a three week session. The end of the session culminates in a performance day for the camp, parents and community! 

Campers also select 3 minors daily,  which they can repeat or only experience once if they choose. Campers can select from over a 100 fun and exciting activities to try new things once or multiple times. Camp Pillsbury provides many summer camp activities including: pop/rock band, theatre productions and classes, dance, visual arts, circus, sports, cooking, extreme sports, horseback riding, magic, tech/ digital arts/ multimedia, tennis, robotics, engineering, watersports and much more. Check out all of our great summer camp programs!


Covid-19 Update

Camp Pillsbury ran successfully during Summer 2020 (starting July 12) with limited capacity by following all of the CDC (centers for Disease Control and Prevention) ACA (American Camp Association) and Minnesota state Health Department guidelines.  We are proud to report that we kept everyone safe and healthy and are now looking forward to the summer of 2021! 

Camp Pillsbury Summer Camp 2021​

Camp Pillsbury plans to open for the summer of 2021 safely and thoughtfully keeping ACA, CDC and Minnesota Department of Health protocols.  As we progress through the remainder of 2020 and into the winter of 2021, we will be updating our website and COVID-19 protocols.  More information to follow!

American Camp Association

Camp Pillsbury is proudly accredited by the American Camp Association (ACA). ACA Accreditation means we have had a thorough review of all our summer camp operations from safety to staff requirements. Parents can feel secure, knowing our summer camp meets the highest standards for their children’s safety and welfare.

Why Camp Pillsbury?

Why choose Camp Pillsbury? Camp Pillsbury is a premier American summer camp which caters to campers from the U.S. and all around the world. With multiple activities to choose from, campers can individualize their daily schedule and spend their time at camp participating in activities that they choose and not chosen for them. No matter what activity or skill level, they are certain to learn new things and form lasting friendships and memories. Camp Pillsbury provides a fun, safe place where campers ages 6-17 can grow and experience new adventures.

Check out why campers, parents and staff recommend Camp Pillsbury for a SUMMER OF A LIFETIME.

A Glimpse of Camp Pillsbury in Minnesota

Campers thrive, building on existing interests and developing new ones. They flourish and excel in the areas they become passionate about and self-confidence soars. Camp Pillsbury seeks to keep campers safe, active, refreshed and engaged in the rewarding, fun and challenging activities they choose for themselves. Camp Pillsbury is a  perfect environment for your child to experience the SUMMER OF A LIFETIME!

Camp Pillsbury in Minnesota is helping tomorrow’s leaders from all over the world to be successful through programs led by entertainment industry professionals and experts in our modern facilities.  Modern facilities, dormitories, great food and a supportive staff make Camp Pillsbury, an amazing camp environment. Spend your summer immersed in the arts, learning new things and making lifelong friends at your DREAM SUMMER home!


Learn from Broadway Stars and Coaches

Summer 2021 marks an exciting debut for Camp Pillsbury!

It thrills us to announce an exclusive opportunity for campers this July/August.  
Campers will have the chance to participate in VIP Master Classes in acting with Broadway legend RON BOHMER, and history-making Broadway star SANDRA JOSEPH. 


Master Classes will be held on select dates,
which will be announced soon.


About Sandra Joseph

Sandra Joseph is a history-making Broadway star, a #1 international Amazon bestselling author, and a TEDx and keynote speaker. Her legendary run as Christine Daaé in The Phantom of the Opera spanned ten years and over 1,500 performances. She holds the record as the longest-running leading lady in the longest-running Broadway show of all time. Sandra has appeared on many national broadcasts including The Oprah Winfrey Show, CNN, The Today Show, Dateline, The Early Show, The View, and Oprah: Where Are They Now?


Sandra is a member of The Transformational Leadership Council, an invitation-only group of 125 top thought leaders. Among the luminaries that endorse her work are Jack Canfield, Mark Nepo, Martha Beck, Marci Shimoff, and Geneen Roth. Sandra is the author of Unmasking What Matters: 10 Life Lessons from 10 Years on Broadway. She is also the co-author, with five-time New York Times best-selling author Caroline Myss, of Your Creative Soul: Expressing Your Authentic Voice.

Sandra’s one-of-a-kind musical keynote program inspires audiences to live authentically, contribute their gifts wholeheartedly, and unmask what matters most in their lives and careers. She is married to actor Ron Bohmer, who played The Phantom. They perform together during keynotes, concerts, and client events either in-person or virtually from their home in San Diego, which they share with a mini-Australian Shepherd named Rocky.

Words from Ron Bohmer

I’m so excited to be joining the great program at Camp Pillsbury!

Singing and acting should be fun and freeing! But often, our nerves and fears get in our way and block us from the sheer joy of truthful expression. When we feel inhibited, we cut off our truest and best gifts and stifle our natural impulses. In my technique, THE PRACTICE, I teach you how to build a roadmap through your scenes, songs, and monologues that puts you on the path to your very best work. Your mind and heart will become so fully engaged in your work that you’ll feel as if you are making up every word, every note on the spot. When you’re fully engaged, you have fun! It allows you to give your audience the greatest and most unique gift you have: you. Genuine, 100% you.

My 30+ year career on Broadway has taught me how to work through the greatest challenges an actor faces when auditioning or creating a role. It’s been a privilege to coach aspiring actors and professionals alike and to see how THE PRACTICE has helped them win roles in such Broadway shows as FROZEN, HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD, and THE BOOK OF MORMON. Together we’ve turned the risk-taking act of singing and acting from nerve-wracking to exhilarating. I look forward to helping you do the same!”

Students should prepare a 1 to 2-minute solo song or monologue, memorized and ready to perform. Please have a pre-recorded track to sing to and sheet music in your correct key.

Camp Pillsbury
315 S. Grove Ave
Owatonna, Minnesota 55060
507-214-2200 (Office)
727-415-4631 (Mobile) 

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