Best Summer Camps in Fargo & Beyond
We know how time-consuming it can be to find all the right summer camps and activities to enroll our kids in each year, which is why Fargo Mom created the Ultimate Guide to Summer Camps in Fargo! We hope this can be your go-to resource for finding all the summer activities for your family, from sports and tech to overnight camps. We hope you find what fits your needs!
A special thank you to all of the featured camps who helped us in the production of this guide.
For a comprehensive list of activities and summer camps in Fargo PLUS a free printable summer calendar, please scroll down.
From field trips, crafts and rock climbing to campfires, swimming, and horseback riding – kids will have the BEST SUMMER EVER in YMCA Summer Camps!
Mini Camp: Little campers can have tons of fun with crafts, songs and games, outdoor play and more with Mini Camp, a half-day camp designed just for preschoolers!
Camp Koda: Camp Koda is a day camp packed with activities to keep minds sharp and bodies moving – including swimming, science experiments, crafts, sports, and more! Kids will stay active, unplug from technology, and have a blast.
Camp Cormorant: Nestled on the shores of Big Cormorant Lake, Camp Cormorant offers a classic camp experience with cozy cabins, campfires, swimming, horseback riding, time in nature, songs and games, new friends, and tons of summer fun! Overnight camp and day camp options available.
Weekly sessions run June through August. Learn more and register online.
Get ready to gear up for summer sports and outdoor fun at SCHEELS! Check out their Sports Headquarters to find the a list of sports and equipment your kids will need to last all summer long.
From football and soccer to basketball and volleyball, SCHEELS carries a wide selection of protective gear, shoes, clothing. Plus keep your skills up at home with all the equipment you need: nets, backboards, hoops, balls, and more. With leading brands like Nike, Under Armour, Riddle, and Battle Sports Science, SCHEELS carries everything you need to be prepared for the upcoming season.
Fargo Air Museum
Gasper’s School of Dance has a variety of awesome programs for ages 3 – adults this summer! There is something for everyone! Join us for our Summer Day Camp program — Camp Gasper, dance classes, dance camps, and workshops. This summer we welcome all area kids age age 6 – 13 to Camp Gasper. This day camp program will take place at our South Studio Location, located in the Fargo Osgood neighborhood. Students enrolled in our day camp program will participate in a variety of activities, including (but not limited to): arts and crafts, book club, STEM projects, in-studio field trips, movement (dance, karate, yoga, etc.), and so much more! Enroll your child in this program today as we explore, experiment and learn.
In the evenings, both our studio locations will offer a variety of dance classes with styles including novice ballet, novice tap, novice jazz, ballet, pointe, jazz, hip hop, tap, lyrical, technique classes, adult classes, competition prep, musical theatre and more. ALL experience levels are welcome (age 3 through adult). Visit our website for more information and to register today. We can’t wait for you to spend your summer with us.
Family Wellness offers week long camps from May 31 – August 18 for children ages 5-11. From cooking and crafts to sports and outdoor time, our summer camps offer a unique experience for your campers! Kiddos will get pool time in our indoor pools, a special field trip each week and enough play time to keep everyone active. Summer Camps are Monday – Friday from 9:00AM – 4:00 PM with before and after care for those that need it. Financial assistance is available.
NEW this summer: Swim School Add-On! Register for Summer Camp and swimming lessons all in one! Now offering an add-on option to purchase lessons during our daytime Swim School sessions each week that camp is offered.
Concordia Language Villages, a program of Concordia College in Moorhead, MN, offers language immersion programs in 14 languages: Arabic, Chinese, Danish, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and Swedish. Since 1961, youth ages 7-18 have experienced the excitement and fun of an international adventure at our flagship residential language and cultural immersion programs. No previous language experience is necessary, and all levels of language learners are welcome at our culturally authentic Language Villages. Programs range from day camps to one-, two- and four-week residential sessions, and are located near Bemidji in the North Woods of Minnesota.
FOSS Swim Camps are the perfect way to fit swimming lessons into your summer! Get an entire quarters worth of curriculum in a fraction of the time and make the most of every summer moment. Our Swim Path® curriculum within our Swim Camps accelerates learning and progress with less time between lessons. We offer 4-week and 2-week Swim Camps, as well as weekly lessons!
Get started on your Swim Path® today!
Spark your child’s creativity and confidence with our new Camp Invention® program, Wonder! Children in grades K-6 will team up and take on fun, hands-on STEM challenges. They’ll build their own mini skate park, turn a robot into a stuffie and more! Visit invent.org/local or call 800-968-4332 to secure your spot! Use promo code LOCAL25 by 3/30 to save $25 off or LOCAL15 to save $15 off registration fee.
College for Kids & Teens is an engaging and educational summer camp program for K-12 students. Expert instructors teach classes that encourage exploration, adventure and creativity while cultivating young people’s understanding and appreciation for a variety of topics. Courses include Minecraft & Legorobotics, Kids & Clay, Geocaching, Multi-Media Art, and more.
Classes will be held from 8:30 a.m.-Noon, 12:30-4 p.m., or all day 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.. Child care before or after class times is available.
2023 Program Dates
Registration opens March 1.
Register before May 16 and receive a 10% discount!
Dance is fun all year long at Red River Dance! Join us this summer for one or more of our Dance Craze Camps – a three-day camp for children ages 3-8! At camp, dancers get to learn new dance skills and technique while being creative. Each day campers not only dance but also make an art project, enjoy a snack, participate in creative movement songs and games, and learn a short dance routine that fits to the theme of the camp! Family and friends are invited to watch a mini performance held the last day of class to show you all that they learned! Cost of our three-day Dance Craze Camp is $115 per dancer OR sign up for two camps for $200 – price includes materials for all projects, snacks, and dance class!
- Mermaids and Pirates: June 6-8
- Candyland: June 19-21*
- Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: July 11-13
- Enchanted Garden: July 25-27
- Glow in the Dark: July 31 – August 2*
- Zoo Mania: August 15-17
*Please note these camps run Monday-Tuesday-Wednesday
Summer camps are AWESOME at Conquer Ninja Gym in Fargo! For ages 6-13, our summer camps are perfect for the kiddos in your family to come and play on actual ninja warrior obstacles, while learning technique and staying active. Camps run 9:00-11:00 a.m. Monday through Thursday, starting June 5th, and run every week through August 21, 2023. Cost is $150/week per person, with discounts available for Conquer Ninja members, families with more than one child attending, or signing up for subsequent weeks.
Code Ninjas camps offer an immersive environment for kids age 5-14 to explore and develop problem solving skills, gain confidence, and have fun with friends. From coding and game building, to STEM and robotics – it’s an unforgettable experience! Summer camps run from May 30th – August 18th” and the camp names to “Minecraft®, Roblox , Become a YouTuber, 3D Printing, Game Design, and much more!”
Farmers Union Camp is for city and farm kids in grades 3-6 and 7-12. The program highlights the individuality in all youth. Kids gain leadership and teamwork skills in a fun camp setting that includes theme nights, sports, a campfire, co-op store, water games, and camp project. Camps are held near Elgin and Jamestown in June, July and August. Transportation is provided. Register by May 15 to get an early bird discount. Financial scholarships are available. To learn more, go to ndfu.org or “North Dakota Farmers Union” on Facebook.
Camp Cherith is an interdenominational Christian summer camp located near Detroit Lakes, MN. Our program includes 5 weeks of girls camp, 2 weeks of boys camp, and a family weekend and a mother-daughter weekend. We focus on helping campers grow on four areas: their relationship with Jesus, their own skills and abilities, their relationships with others, and in nature appreciation. Campers who have finished grades 1-12 all attend camp at the same time and are divided into four age groups within the camp. Camp Cherith offers many skill-building activities such as horsemanship, waterskiing, archery, woodworking, and much more. Parents and grandparents are invited to apply to volunteer at camp when their campers are attending.
Moorhead Community Education classes are for everyone in the Moorhead, Fargo, West Fargo and surrounding areas. We have classes for every age group including babies, toddlers, kids and adults! Don’t miss our youth summer camps and highly-popular early childhood classes taught by licensed teachers. Or, take time for yourself and learn a new skill with a friend in our adult classes.
Porter Sports is a sports camp for all ages 2+, as well as all skill levels. Every day we work on a new sport or new skill. That way the kids get to try a broad spectrum of sports to find their niche. Every week we also include a water activity day, and at the end of the month we have a week of bike riding, skills, and safety! Camps run Monday-Thursday all summer long. Summer Registration will open Sunday, April 16th!
The SheyWest education team will teach the concept of seed to table in this hands on gardening class! This weekly class is an opportunity for children of all ages to get outside and learn about vegetable garden basics. Students will get to see the transition from seeds to sprouts to vegetables to harvest. (Ages 3 and up are welcome to attend!)
This is a weekly class for 1 hour at a time for 10 weeks starting the week of June 8-August 17th. Multiple class times are available on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, & Thursdays.
FULL LIST OF ACTIVITIES & SUMMER CAMPS IN FARGO
Vineyard 2nd Generation (Sign Language)
MSUM Sports Camps
West Fargo Fusion (Softball)
MSUM Sports Camps
Oak Grove Basketball Camps
Camp Good News (Bethel Church)
Fargo Safety Town (for kids entering kindergarten 2023)
Fargo Public Schools (Grades 2-5)
Vineyard 2nd Generation (Day Camp)
MSUM Sports Camps