Summer Camps

The Raptor Center staff with kids at summer camp

University of Minnesota Recreation and Wellness Camps

Register:, call 612-625-2242 or email

All camps/topics are one week long.  A registration is for one week and one age group.

Soaring the World with Raptors

August 6-10, two age groups: 6-7 (7576), 8-9 (7577) $299
Have you ever wondered what it takes to be a raptor? Soar the world with them through the seasons! Learn what it takes to migrate, survive the winter cold, nest in the spring, and swap in a whole new set of feathers as you get up close and personal with the birds at The Raptor Center in this brand new camp!

Three Rivers Park Camp - Richardson Nature Center

Up Close with Birds of Prey Camp

August 16-17, two age groups: 6-8, 9-13 ($130)
Get a behind the scenes look at the Minnesota Zoo’s Bird Show and University of Minnesota’s The Raptor Center. Spend one day at each site learning about birds of prey and exploring what makes these winged predators so unique. Complete a bird scavenger hunt and watch how wild raptors are trained and rehabilitated. Transportation provided to both locations. Ages 9-13 can combine with Eagles, Owls and Ornithologists Camp for a full week of raptor adventures. Reservations required.

Eagles, Owls, and Ornithologists Camp

August 13-15, ages 9-13 ($175)
Discover birds of prey, explore their habitats, and learn how to best identify them. Spend a day at The Raptor Center exploring how injured raptors are rehabilitated and then released into the wild or trained to become educational animals. Transportation to The Raptor Center included. Combine with Up Close with Birds of Prey Camp for a full week of raptor adventures. Reservations required.

Register: or call 763-559-6700 


Minneapolis Institute of Art (Mia)

Drawing from Radical Raptors Camp

August 6-10, ages 11-14 (Price on sliding scale)
Get up close with real birds of prey and learn basic drawing techniques to capture their fierce beauty. Presented in partnership with the University of Minnesota’s Raptor Center.
Register online here or call 612.870.6323. Registration closes August 3.