Summer Camp Programs and Adventure Days

With the wide variety of summer camp programs offered, there is never a dull moment at Camp Pillsbury.  Whether you prefer to do water sports, crafts, play music, horseback ride, magic, circus arts, sports, dance, theater, pop/rock music, cooking, role playing games or sports, we have something for everyone at our summer camp in Minnesota.  You can learn new skills with our summer camp programs or you can take your skill to the next level … the choice is up to you!

Campers Show Off What They Learn on Performance Day

At the end of every two-week session there is a performance day where many of the activities you have learned can be performed in front of local residents of Owatonna, other campers, staff, and your family.  Show off the skills you have learned while at camp and impress others with the progress you have made.

Campers Can Join in on Adventure Days and Local Events

Our Minnesota summer camp offers exciting Adventure Days outings to Valley Fair Amusement Park and Mall of America/Nickelodeon Universal.  Campers also have the opportunity to join in local Adventure day events such as the Owatonna Crazy Day Festival , River Springs Water Park and the Steele County Fair.

There is Something for Everyone with Camp Pillsbury’s Summer Camp Programs

You can choose to participate in majors and minors so you have control of what you want to spend your time doing.  Impress your friends and family with what your learned at Camp Pillsbury in the coming months and years.  Camp Pillsbury lets you take part in different activities of your choice.  Campers are not tied down to one type of activity.  If you have a camper with many different interests, this camp is for you.  Take some time and look over all the fun summer camp programs we have available and decide which ones you want to take part in for the SUMMER OF A LIFETIME!


Summer Camp Programs - Music Instruction is offered on many instruments. We offer group and private lessons for drums, guitar, piano, and most band and orchestra instruments. Private and group voice lessons are also available. Beginners to experts are welcome as musicians are placed in groups by skill level. Campers can perform solo or in a group. Music Summer Camp


Summer Camp Programs - Equestrian We offer instruction in English and Western styles of riding. Experienced riding instructors teach beginner, intermediate and advanced riders, starting with lead line work and progress to trail riding, jumping and dressage. Campers also learn horse care and stable maintenance. Equestrian Summer Camp


Summer Camp Programs - Extreme Sports For thrill seekers and high-energy campers we have an action-packed (yet safe!) program of Biking, Skate-boarding, Rollerblading, and Scootering. Camp Pillsbury has miles of trails for Biking through numerous nearby parks. The skate park has ramps, half pipes, quarter pipes, grind rails and pyramids. Extreme Sports Summer Camp


Summer Camp Programs - Visual and Fine Arts Various art classes are offered, including Ceramics, Drawing, Tie-Dye, Jewelry, Leather Craft, Mosaics, Mural Painting, Cartooning, Environmental Sculpture, Model Making, Rocketry, Remote Control Model Making, Painting, Paper Maché, Black & White Photography, Wood Working and more. Visual and Fine Arts Summer Camp


Summer Camp Programs - Magic Seasoned magicians will teach campers an array of skills from card tricks, coin tricks and other slight-of-hand tricks to more grand stage illusions such as levitation and metamorphosis. Campers learn how to escape and even disappear. There are multiple opportunities to show-case their new skills to audiences made up of fellow campers, parents, staff and community. Magic Summer Camp


Summer Camp Program - Multimedia A well-equipped lab with qualified staff gives campers the opportunity to learn, develop and perfect their skills in Editing, Producing,Movie Making, Video Postcards, Stop Motion Movies, Animation, Claymation, Digital Photography, Computer Programming, Web Design, Game Design, Graphic Design, and creative writing. Tech – Multimedia – Digital Summer Camp


Summer Camp Programs - Circus Arts

Fly high with the high-flying Camp Pillsbury Circus! Some of the acts offered in our exciting and colorful Circus Arts program include Flying Trapeze, Single-Double-Triple Trapeze,Spanish Web, Silks, Lyra, Juggling, Diablo, Unicycle, Clowning and Rolling Globe. Circus Arts Summer Camp


Summer Camp Programs - Water Sports

Licensed boat drivers, accompanied by lifeguards and waterski staff, will help beginners learn to waterski or wakeboard and more advanced campers to practice and perfect their skills. Banana boating and tubing is always a hit with the campers. Water Sports Summer Camp


Summer Camp Programs - Dance

Classes are offered at all levels for Ballet, Jazz, Hip-Hop, Modern, Tap and more. Our dance instructors expose students to a variety of styles. Students can perfect their dance technique and performance skills while at camp. Dancers have multiple opportunities to perform. Yoga, Zumba, and Stretch classes are also taught for fun and fitness. Dance Summer Camp


Summer Camp Programs - Theater We have a comprehensive performing arts program. Star in a Broadway style production or musical review/ concert. Each session will offer musicals, drama, comedies, musical reviews, variety shows where campers get to perform for our entire community. We offer a wide array of major and minor programs for campers to learn all aspects of theater arts. Theater Summer Camp


Summer Camp Programs - Rock Music

The Pop/Rock Shop offers lessons from Beginner Air Guitar, Rock Pop, Country, to Hard Rock and many styles of music. Lessons can be taken in acoustic and electric guitar, bass, drums, keyboard and other Rock Band instruments. Bands are formed, organized by skill level and musical interests. Rock Band Summer Camp


Summer Camp Programs - Sports

We offer Tennis, Basketball, Gymnastics, Cheer, Soccer, Baseball, Softball, Volleyball, Archery, Golf, Individual Sports, Team Sports, Extreme Sports and multiple Water Sports. Coaches encourage great sportsmanship and respect for the game. Sports summer Camp


Summer Camp Programs - Role Playing Games

Prepare to embark on a journey… Create your own champion. Build your own character and interact with other campers within the games imaginary world. Role Playing Games Summer Camp


Summer Camp Programs - Fashion Design

Kick-start your love of fashion as you learn how to design your own clothing and accessories. Campers learn to lay out and cut fabric properly, use sewing machines and finish seams. They will choose the projects they work on and our counselors will help them learn new skills that will last a lifetime.. Fashion Design Summer Camp


Summer Camp Programs - Culinary Arts

Our goals is to offer a fun, safe, and team-oriented environment where campers can learn to creatively express themselves while making culinary dishes. Campers work with fresh ingredients and culinary recipes to make a diverse array of international and domestic dishes. Culinary Arts Summer Camp


Counselor In Training Leadership Program

The Camp Pillsbury Counselor in Training Leadership Program is designed for our older campers interested in transitioning from camper to counselor or learning what it takes to become a strong and effective leader. Camp Pillsbury strives to make sure each camper in the CIT Leadership Program receives an ideal balance of having the fun of a camper while learning the skills of great leadership. Counselor in Training Leadership Program