Last call for summer fun!

You’re thinking “back to school,” but your kids are still firmly entrenched in the waning weeks of summer. Luckily, plenty of day camps are on hand for children to get their last-minute vacation fixes in before it’s back to the books.

Taste of History day camp, begins Aug. 5.

History buffs will get the chance to visit five metro-area historical sites in four days while also learning how different foods were prepared throughout history. Activities include helping with the harvest at the Oliver Kelley farm, baking cookies at the Alexander Ramsey House, cooking like a soldier at Fort Snelling, and touring the Washburn “A” Mill. 9 a.m.–3:30 p.m. with opportunities for early drop-off and late pickup. $225. For kids ages 10–12. For more information or to sign up, visit

Safety Camp, begins Aug. 5

Minneapolis Safety Camp teaches children social and personal safety skills in a fun environment. Minneapolis Police, Park Police, firefighters, and Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) staff serve as the camper’s counselors, guiding them through educational activities and games dealing with safety. 9 a.m.–4:30 p.m. For third- and fourth-graders. $35 Minneapolis residents, $52.50 nonresidents. For more information or to sign up, visit

Zoology Camp, begins Aug. 11

Ever wonder how we know what we know about animals? Here’s your chance to explore animals big and small from the inside out! Experiment with unique living cells, evaluate how humans impact animals throughout the planet, and investigate the physiology of animals. This camp is co-sponsored by the University of Minnesota’s College of Biological Sciences. 8 a.m.–4 p.m. For ages 8–13. $300. For more information or to sign up, visit

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