Our Campus

Nestled in the center of Owatonna on 20 beautiful acres, Pillsbury is a summer camp in Minnesota located near Minneapolis and Rochester. The Campus is less than an hour south of the Minneapolis Airport and 45 minutes west of the Mayo Clinic in Rochester.

Our campus in Owatonna, Minnesota is a safe, vibrant town of 25,000 residents and is an economically energetic community. People are friendly and down to earth. Owatonna is family oriented and a “true Americana” small town with many well-known, reputable and successful large national and international businesses. Minnesota public schools rate in the top five nationally, consistently. Owatonna ranks among the most livable small towns in the US. Its amenities rival those in cities multiple times its size.

The Pillsbury campus consists of 13 beautiful buildings. The campus has three dormitories, sleeping up to 900 campers with three students to a room. There are multiple common area lounges, workout rooms, rehearsal rooms and laundry facilities. Recreational facilities provide indoor sports and performance venues seating hundreds of parents and family during parents performance days. weekends.

Linked to the recreational facility is a regulation sized football/soccer field. The dining room has a modern kitchen and is equipped to feed large groups daily. Students are fed nutritious and delicious meals and have access to snacks throughout the day. Old Main is a beautiful historic building supporting administrative offices, conference rooms, music rooms and an auditorium with a balcony and seats 400 people.

All buildings are updated, and maintained to code. All facilities and grounds are impeccably cared for. This campus is supplied with 263 off-road parking spaces from three sides of the property for visitors’ weekend to accommodate parents. All facilities are connected by concrete sidewalks adding to the functionality and beautification of the campus.

It wouldn’t be summer camp without the outdoors. Camp Pillsbury’s historical and beautiful campus has plenty of room to play outside. With Lake side access, a circus arts area, soccer field and local tennis courts nearby there is always something going on . Campers also take part of daily special events and activities.

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Management Team

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Vonda White

Founder, Executive Director

Vonda had a dream to create the ultimate summer camp – combining the community, role models, examples of leadership and the most engaging summer camp activities.

Vonda’s goal is to ensure that every Pillsbury camper learns something new, expands upon their talents, feels good about themselves, unlocks unknown potential and has the best summer camp experience imaginable.

Vonda’s goal is constant – the best staff, expert activity instructors, combination of a traditional and non-traditional summer camp with an emphasis on Performing Arts, Sports, Circus Arts, and much more. Vonda’s dream of creating an outstanding summer camp has become reality.

It is important to Vonda to ensure that every camper has the opportunity to grow and become the best person that they can be. That is why she took great measures to ensure that Camp Pillsbury offers a wide array of activities for campers to choose from. Her dedication to youth development and her desire to help kids find and excel in their own personal talents is the reason Camp Pillsbury has become a positive place where kids can come to better themselves, and expand upon their true potential in a safe and wholesome environment. Camp Pillsbury is a place where kids will create life-long friendships, excel in areas of their personal interest, and feel good about themselves.Vonda White believes we can change the world for the better one camper at a time. She loves how the camp experience changes the lives of kids in so many positive ways. As owner and President of Camp Pillsbury and Pillsbury College Prep, Vonda is dedicated to delivering the best camp experience to each and every child that attends Camp Pillsbury.

She has also created camp year round and blended camp with academics in a boarding school environment. Pillsbury College Prep encourages students to succeed in their personal interests and academically. Visit PillsburyCollegePrep.com for more information.

Work with us!

Working at Camp Pillsbury is one of the most rewarding things you can do in your lifetime. There are many opportunities for growth, making new friendships and experiencing new activities and events.

While working as a staff member at Camp Pillsbury is hard work, we offer fun, off campus trips and time off to make your summer experience one of the greatest you will ever have!

Camp Counselors are hired as specialists that teach all the amazing activities offered at camp. They will also have duties that involve working directly with the campers such as participating with them at evening activities, meals, hanging out with them at rest hour and making sure that time in the dorms is comfortable, safe and fun.

Each group of campers are separated by boys, girls and by age. Staff will be chosen to oversee a group of campers based on the age interest and with a Head Counselor interview during Orientation.

We have limited positions available for those staff with expert level experience. Positions include heads of: Theatre, Circus, Fine Arts, Dance, Music, Digital Media/Tech and Sports. Other staff heads include: Head Counselor, Nurse and Admin. If you are interested in any of these positions, please apply below.

These positions are the true backbone of Camp Pillsbury. These include: Housekeeping, Food Service, Cooks, Dining Room, Maintenance and Office.