Summer Camps & Activities in Fargo | 2024

Best Summer Camps in Fargo & Beyond

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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.

YMCA OF CASS & CLAY COUNTIES

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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.

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Family Wellness

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Family Wellness offers week long camps from May 29 – August 16 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.

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.

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Spark your child’s curiosity and creativity with our all-new Camp Invention® program, Illuminate! Campers in grades K-6 will collaborate with friends to take on fun, hands-on STEM challenges. From designing a light-up ball game to tackling global water challenges to starring in a prototyping game show, each experience adds up to an imagination-stretching, confidence-boosting summer. Visit invent.org/local to secure your spot! Use promo code LOCAL25 by 3/27 to save $25.  

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At Farmers Union Camps, kids enjoy team-building activities and leadership development in a FUN camp setting that includes water games, theme nights, sports, campfire, talent show, games, banquet, co-op education and more! Camps are held near Elgin and Jamestown in June, July and August for kids in grades 3-6 and 7-12. Free transportation is provided. Register by May 15 thru the NDFU mobile app or online at ndfu.org to get the early bird discount. Financial scholarships are available. Go to ndfu.org for details or call 800-366-6338.

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A fresh slate of fantastic art-making opportunities is on tap with Plains Art Museum this summer. Get ready for creative goodness with our clay camps! Art camps and classes in a variety of mediums — including ceramics, watercolor and printing — are sure to produce original masterpieces and help beat those summer doldrums. Don’t forget to check out our “Clay Club” and Early Artist offerings, which are designed for artists as young as 4 and produce the cutest projects! Online registration is now open for nearly two dozen offerings for artists ages 4 to 18 as well as an assortment of programs for the entire family.

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Explore the art of storytelling with classes featuring Bluey, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Harry Potter, and more, teaching reading, writing, and problem-solving.  Dance into musical theater with Disney’s Villains, High School Musical, Percy Jackson, and others, refining music and dance skills while crafting stories. Round out your summer theatrical experience with tech camps and our full production camps: The Wizard of Oz and She Kills Monsters!  It’s an all-encompassing experience that promises growth, creativity, and endless fun! Scholarships are available for anyone in need – please contact [email protected] for more information.

Concordia summer camp

Concordia Language Villages, a program of Concordia College in Moorhead, 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. Our Chinese Language Village takes place on the campus of Concordia College this summer!

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Transform your child’s love for technology into an exciting learning adventure at Code Ninjas! Guided by our team of Code Senseis, your child will gain valuable tech skills and make new friends. With many exciting camps to choose from, your child will have an unforgettably fun and fruitful experience this summer!

Summer camps and individual skills sessions available for ALL AGES. VOLT Volleyball is open to all players across West Fargo, Fargo, Moorhead, and surrounding communities.

Intro to Academy: VOLT Academy is a beginner program designed for 1st – 5th graders, interested in learning and playing the game of volleyball. VOLT is focused on teaching young volleyball players basic athletic movements, while introducing fundamental volleyball skills, and preparing them for competitive, game play.

Skills Camp: The VOLT All Skills Camp focuses on the development of all the fundamental skills of volleyball through a variety of drills, as well as learning team concepts that will be incorporated into team play throughout the duration of camp. 

High School Positional Camp: The high school positional camp will be designed to breakdown and enhance the development of each individual skill (attacking, defense/blocking, serving/passing, and setting). 

Beach/Sand 4’s Tournament: VOLT staff will assist and coordinate a competitive day in the sand.  Participants will be assigned teams which will be mixed throughout the day.  4’s is a great workout, while having some fun in the sun!

Moorhead Community Education

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Moorhead Community Education welcomes students in the Moorhead, Fargo, West Fargo and surrounding areas to register for exciting summer classes and camps. Choose from a vast array of options for students interested in STEM, Art, Game Design, T-Shirt Design, Horseback Riding, Battle Drones, Illustrating Comics, Martial Arts, Painting, Language Classes, Sports and more. Bring friends, or meet new ones, while you enjoy classes that are right up your alley. Whether you are committed to your favorite pastimes or striving to find new ones this summer, Moorhead Community Education is passionate about providing opportunities for youth enrichment all summer long.

Camp Cherith

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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.

Porter Sports

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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 14th!

American Gold Gymnastics

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Gymnastics can increase your child’s confidence, coordination, social skills and so much more! American Gold Gymnastics has been offering exciting educational classes since 1983 and we have tons of options for children from crawling to 18 years. Our classes run month to month and our summer months are June 3-27 and July 8-August 1. We will open registration for summer classes on April 16th. See our website for a full class schedule and more details or give us a call!

MSUM College for Kids & Teens

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.

2024 Program Dates

  • June 3-6
  • June 10-13
  • July 8-11
  • July 15-18

Registration opens March 1.
Register before May 16 and receive a 10% discount!

Red River Dance

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Dance is fun all year long at Red River Dance! Join us this summer for a Dance Craze Camp – a three-day camp for children ages 3-8! Dancers get to learn new skills and technique while being creative. Each day campers not only dance but also make an art project, enjoy a snack, participate in 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 on the last day of class to show you all that they learned. Cost is $115 per dancer OR sign up for two camps for $200 – price includes materials for all projects, snacks, and dance class!

2024 Summer Camp Dates + Themes

  • Paw Patrol June 4-6
  • Trolls June 25-27
  • Tea With Royalty July 9-11
  • Outer Space July 23-25
  • Barbie July 30 – August 1

Camps are held Tuesday-Thursday

  • Ages 3-5 // 8:45am-11:45am
  • Ages 6-8 // 12:15pm-3:15pm

North Dakota Academy of Dance

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ND Academy of Dance Summer Dance Program runs June 3 – July 26! Classes are available for Age 2 – Adult and are offered as a weekly class, single-day Dance Camp, or 4-Day Camp. The Dance Camps have been a hit for youth to combine dance with a fun theme, craft, and snack! The 7-week program of dance and technique classes is the perfect opportunity to try out a dance class for your little (or you) with a shorter commitment. Join NDAOD at their beautiful facility this summer with no registration fee!

Camps (Age 3-6)

  • June 5th: “Swifties Dance Camp”
  • June 19th: “Barbie Dance Party”
  • July 10th: “Dance Tea Party”
  • July 17th: “Detective Camp”
  • July 24th: “Slumber Party”
  • July 31st: “Neon Dance Party”
  • 4-Day Camps: June 10-13th & June 24-27th

Fargo All Stars

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Get registered for a fun filled summer complete with cheer and gymnastics camps at Fargo All Stars! Join a summer cheer camp where you will get to experience being on a team, learn to stunt, tumble, and dance while having a blast in Fargo’s largest All Stars Cheer Gym. Register now for Spring and Summer Tumbling Clinics to perfect your tumbling technique. Already know competitive cheer is your passion? Register for a full or half season team this summer!

Tri-City United Soccer

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Tri-City United is proud to announce that we have partnered with MN United FC to host a Summer Camp July 23-25, 2024! This camp will offer opportunities for both recreational and competitive players to get involved, with a focus on honing skills, improving understanding of the game and adding a positive experience to each participant’s soccer journey. The camp will be run the MNUFC Academy staff, alongside other approved coaches. All participants will receive a Minnesota United FC camp shirt! Open to players between ages 7-16.

Interested in Spring or Summer Recreational Soccer? Visit www.tricityunited.org/recreational for more information!

FULL LIST OF ACTIVITIES & SUMMER CAMPS IN FARGO

Check out our Guide to Swimming Lessons in Fargo for indoor and outdoor lessons!

Visit our Guide to Childcare Centers to see more summer care options!

Did we miss any summer camps in Fargo? Contact us at [email protected] and let us know!

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