There are great activities for everyone!
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!
Performing Arts Focus
Camp Pillsbury is focused on Performing Arts such as Theatre, Music, Dance and a lot more. Each session, Campers rehearse in their areas of interest in order to perform for their family, community and entire camp at the end of the session. Each activity department will “perform” at the end of the session to show off all of their hard work.
- Musicians will perform in a band at their own concert. They will also have the opportunity to accompany dance performances as well as Theatre performances (audition required)
- Dancers will perform on quality Marley flooring under theatrical lighting.
- Circus Arts perform both on the Trapeze as well as our indoor gym. In this theatrical production, campers show off the skills they learn during the session.
- Musical Theatre productions include full productions (auditions required) such as Annie, Grease, Shrek, High School Musical, The Music Man, The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast and Newsies. The schedule of shows will be announced in April.
- Magic – Magic Show
- Visual Arts – Art Gallery
- Digital Media – Film makers will offer a film festival, while graphic designers and coders will present their work at the art gallery.
- Fashion Design – Fashion Show
- Culinary Arts – Food show
At the end of every three-week session there is a performance day where many of the activities you have learned will be performed for your family, staff, campers and local residents of Owatonna. Show off the skills you have learned while at camp and impress others with the progress you have made. Click here to see the 2021 performance day schedule.
Summer Camp Activity Programs
Visual & Fine Arts
Instruction is offered on many instruments. We offer group and private lessons for drums, guitar, piano, and most many band instruments (subject to staff). 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 Program
We offer instruction in Western styles of riding. Experienced riding instructors teach beginner, intermediate and advanced riders. Campers also learn horse care and stable maintenance. Equestrian Program
For thrill seekers and high-energy campers we have an action-packed and 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 Program
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 Program
Seasoned staff 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 Program
A well-equipped lab with qualified staff gives campers the opportunity to learn, develop and perfect their skills in Movie making, editing, producing, video postcards, stop motion animation, computer graphic animation, claymation, digital photography, computer programming (coding), web design, game design, graphic design, and creative writing. Digital Media/Tech Program
Fly high with the high-flying Camp Pillsbury Circus! Acts offered in our exciting Circus Arts program include: Flying Trapeze, Single-Double-Triple Trapeze,Spanish Web, Silks, Lyra, Juggling, Diablo, Unicycle, Clowning and Rolling Globe. Learn these incredible skills and perform at the end of the session on performance day! Circus Arts Program
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 “splash” with the campers on a hot day! Water Sports Program
Pop & Rock Band
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 strength, fitness and fun. Dance Program
We have a comprehensive Theatre program. Star in a Broadway style production or musical review/concert or be on the crew for sound, lighting, props, costumes, set or stage management. 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 activitiesfor campers to learn all aspects of theater. Theater Program
The Pop/Rock Shop offers lessons in Rock, Pop, Country, Hard Rock and all 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 and then perform Rock Band Program
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 program
Role Playing Games
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 Program
If you dream of making mouth-watering dishes or just having some fun in the kitchen, then Culinary Arts is perfect for you. Beginning to advanced cooks are welcome! Develop the basic skills necessary to plan, prep, sautee, bake and more. Let your taste buds and our culinary staff guide you as your learn how to prepare delicious dishes from around the globe. Not only do you get to help create delicious dishes, but also get to take part in the best part … tasting them! Culinary Arts Program
The Camp Pillsbury Counselor in Training Leadership Program is designed for our older campers interested in transitioning from camper to counselor and 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