Specialty Camp

During these two-week courses you have the opportunity to explore your specific interests. Classes are intended to be mixed and matched with other offerings at Breck Summer Programs to create the ideal camp experience tailored to each individual child. Mix two half day courses or choose one specialty course to pair with our Camp Breck or Sports Camp programs to create a full day of programming! Our friendly staff will ensure your camper seamlessly transitions from one course to the next. 

Pricing listed is for each two-week session. 

Summer 2021 Dates: 

Session One: 

June 21-July 2 

Session Two: 

July 6-July 9
 

Session Three: 

July 12-July 23

Session Four: 

July 26-August 6

Session One: June 21-July 2

NEW! Ukelele Build & Play

Join us for a two-week session as we guide campers to build their own ukulele! Once the building phase is complete, campers will create a unique design for their instrument to make it their own! During the second week, campers will practice chords and songs to perform at the end of camp. No experience needed!

$375 | 8:30AM-12:00PM | Grades 4-7

 

Let's Scrap

If you enjoy looking at photos or taking them, come join “Let’s Scrap.” We will learn to preserve and display photos in a fun, creative way. Join Breck teacher Marie Murphy and get the basics of scrapbooking. We will create an album, practice taking photos and experiment with different scrapbooking tools. Plan to bring 30-40 photos to start your album. Photo albums will be provided.

$365 | 8:30AM - 12:00PM | Grades 4-7

 

Chinese Cooking

Do you love Chinese food? Do you want to learn more about Chinese cuisine? This is the class you are looking for! Campers will visit local Asian groceries, explore various Chinese cooking utensils, study menus from local Chinese restaurants, and make traditional Chinese dishes including stir-fry rice, dumplings, noodle soups and more! The best part, this is a cook-n-eat class! Campers will be able to finish the class with a Chinese lunch they make. *Please note many traditional Chinese dishes contain peanuts and soy*.

$375 | 8:30AM-12:00PM | Grades 4-8

Sew Fun

Calling all fashionistas! Join educator Dori Berg as she teaches you basic sewing concepts. Throughout this two-week course, you will have the opportunity to use a sewing machine to create your very own projects. We will learn basic sewing techniques to create beautiful and useful works of art and take trips to a fabric store where you can pick out your own fabric and make something FABULOUS. 

Grades 4-8 | Session ONE: Price: $375 | 12:00-3:30 PM | Session FOUR: Price: $375 | 8:30AM-3:30PM

Advanced Sewing

Join educator Dori Berg as she takes you deeper into the world of sewing. This course will build on skills learned in SEW FUN and will even teach you the beginnings and basics of quilting. We will stay busy throughout this two-week course by learning to make button holes, apply buttons to garments, a pillow with hand applique/embroidery and a new shirt made just for you. With the basics under your belt, there is no telling what skills you will take with you and the projects you will continue to create using this lifelong skill! **Please note campers must have previously taken SEW FUN or have sewing experience to take this course.**

Grades 4-8 | Session ONE $375 | 8:30AM-12:00PM | Session FOUR $375 | 12:00-3:30PM

 

Session Two: July 6-July 9

NEW! Movement & Mindfulness

Join Mr. Byrd in this two-week session as he introduces students to the various practices and techniques that illustrate how human movement and mindfulness are intertwined. Each morning we will have time to explore how movement and mobility patterns work together to strengthen your body and mind. Throughout our session campers will engage with special surprise guests and participate in exercises to reinforce positive body mechanics! We may even find ourselves in the kitchen to whip up some healthy treats.

$175 | 8:30AM-12:00PM | Grades 4-7

Boys of Summer

It’s back, gentlemen, and it’s better than ever! Yes, you will still participate in a spitting distance competition. Yes, this experience is still tailor-made for lovers of baseball, football, soccer, high-dives, mud, loud music, action movies, fort-building, mosquito bites, capture-the-flag, Risk, water-balloon fights, any game that resembles dodge ball, basketball, camping, boot hockey, tug-of-war, go-carts, 500, real-life Survivor and any activity better suited for a padded room or a dirt field. If any of the activities listed above sound exciting, this is the adventure for you. You will now have the chance to do all things boys, all day long.. Led by Matthew Mendes, Breck faculty.

*Please note this course is from June 28-July 9* 

Price: $650 | 8:30AM-3:30PM | Grades 5-8

 

Session Three: July 12-July 23

NEW! Leadership with Mr. Byrd

Mr. Byrd invites rising 5th-9th graders to join him for a 4 week Leadership Summit through Breck Summer Programs. This offering is an opportunity to help students learn, cultivate and explore what it means to be a leader. Throughout this four-week session campers will examine the qualities of a leader, further develop their listening skills, engage in activities to build trust & relationships with their peers and community members. Campers will also participate in various off campus exploration activities and community outreach. We will connect with guest speakers both in person and virtually from all over the country to gain different perspectives and grow in our leadership skills. 

 *Please note this is a 4 week course from July 12-August 6

$650 | 8:30AM-12:00PM | Grades 5-9

Woodworking

Feeling crafty? Wanna get your DIY going? Join us this session and learn how to use hand tools safely including a hammer, hand drill, handsaw, and screwdriver. Build small personal projects at first. Then test your new skills by designing and building a bigger class project. Campers will plan their design and visit the hardware store to bring their project to life!

$375 | 8:30AM-12:00PM | Grades 4-7

NEW! Dungeons & Dragons

Welcome to the wonderful fantasy world of Dungeons and Dragons! During our two week session players will explore the vast fantasy world that exists within Tabletop Role Playing Games! Campers will create heroes to use on the field of battle, and adventures of their own to be used whenever they wish. Players will also learn the importance of working as a team and utilizing everyone's ideas to resolve different conflicts. We very excited to explore each camper's creativity and ingenuity during this fun-filled session. We can't wait to see you there!

$350 | 8:30AM - 12:00PM | Grades 4-8

 

Session Four: July 26-August 6

Build a Solar City | JustBSolar Camp

Breck Summer Programs is teaming up with Just B Solar to offer a camp experience that will take students to the heart of the solar revolution. Just B Solar founder, Keith Dent, is a Northside solar installer, and will share his wealth of knowledge about real projects with the students. This summer campers will study the basics of Renewable and Non-Renewable Resources and learn about their importance in the environment. Students will discover the science behind Hydro Fuel Cell and its future potential and applications. We have plenty of hands-on experiential learning activities, such as building a Solar City, Solar Power Grid, Solar Car, and Sun Tracker; that’s just to name a few! 

$375 | 12:00-3:30PM | Grades 4-7

Sew Fun

Calling all fashionistas! Join educator Dori Berg as she teaches you basic sewing concepts. Throughout this two-week course, you will have the opportunity to use a sewing machine to create your very own projects. We will learn basic sewing techniques to create beautiful and useful works of art and take trips to a fabric store where you can pick out your own fabric and make something FABULOUS. 

Grades 4-8 | Session ONE: Price: $375 | 12:00-3:30 PM | Session FOUR: Price: $375 | 8:30AM-3:30PM

Advanced Sewing

Join educator Dori Berg as she takes you deeper into the world of sewing. This course will build on skills learned in SEW FUN and will even teach you the beginnings and basics of quilting. We will stay busy throughout this two-week course by learning to make button holes, apply buttons to garments, a pillow with hand applique/embroidery and a new shirt made just for you. With the basics under your belt, there is no telling what skills you will take with you and the projects you will continue to create using this lifelong skill! **Please note campers must have previously taken SEW FUN or have sewing experience to take this course.**

Grades 4-8 | Session ONE $375 | 8:30AM-12:00PM | Session FOUR $375 | 12:00-3:30PM

Wolf Ridge Overnight Camps Update: 

Breck Summer Programs and Wolf Ridge Environmental Learning Center have partnered for over 15 summers to bring campers a rich, outdoor, overnight, weeklong camp experience. At this time, we are consulting with Breck's Compliance Team and Wolf Ridge Staff to see if we can safely continue this partnership for the upcoming summer.  At this time, we do not have any overnight trips planned for the upcoming summer. 

That being said, we are continuing to monitor the MN COVID Dashboard and hopeful we may add a Wolf Ridge Overnight Camp during one of our later sessions of camp. Should we open up a weeklong overnight came and your camper is enrolled in a Specialty Course, we will happily work with you to switch their registration if needed.