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Carver County Parks

11360 Hwy 212 WCologne, MN 55322
Phone: (952) 466-5250Email: parks@co.carver.mn.usWebsite: Visit Website Google Map

Carver County Parks includes Baylor Regional Park, Lake Minnewashta Regional Park and Lake Waconia Regional Park situated on the lakes of Eagle, Minnewashta and Waconia. This department also manages sections of the Dakota Rail Regional Trail, Southwest Regional Trail, & Minnesota River Bluffs Regional Trail.

Each park & trail is a natural-resource focused recreation area. Within these parks you will find swimming beaches, forests and prairies, trails, playgrounds, boat accesses, campgrounds, picnic facilities and more. Each park provides different opportunities and experiences.

2022 SUMMER CAMPS

Minnewashta Adventure Camp 6/13 - 6/16 
Get outside and connected with other kids at our Minnewashta Outdoor Adventure Camp! This camp will provide opportunities to try outdoor recreation activities like stand-up paddle boarding, archery, campfire cooking, geocaching and more! Additionally, 4H will be leading crafts and educational activities. This camp is focused on the outdoors, experiential adventure learning and all-around summer FUN! Offered in partnership with Carver County Parks and 4H. Ages 8-12. Register through Eastern Carver County Community Education.

Waconia Adventure Camp 6/28 - 6/30
If your child loves playing the outdoors, this camp is for them!  Your adventurous camper will get to hone their aim with archery, balance their best on the slackline, learn how to cook outdoors, play a variety of group field games and get out geocaching for s’mores with our fun-loving instructors. This camp is based around experiential learning in the outdoors! Instructors will cover activity basics, safety procedures, history of the activity, tips for future success and more! All equipment will be provided. Ages 8-12. Register through Waconia Community Education.

Intro to Fishing 7/5
Intended for those looking to experience fishing for the first time or kids that just want to do some fishing with friends! This half-day camp will introduce skills like drop casting, overhead casting practice, hooking bait, setting hooks and removing fish as well as ethical fishing practices. All equipment provided. Ages Register through Eastern Carver County Community Education or Register through Victoria Parks and Recreation.

Baylor Adventure Camp 7/12-7/14
Get outside and connected with other kids at our Baylor Adventure Camp! This camp will provide opportunities to try outdoor recreation activities like stand-up paddle boarding, archery, geocaching, slackline, canoeing and more! Additionally, 4H will be providing crafts and educational activities each day. This camp is focused on the outdoors, experiential adventure learning and all-around summer FUN! Offered in partnership with Carver County Parks and 4H. Ages 8-12. Register through NYA Community Education.

Intro to Fishing 7/15
Intended for those looking to experience fishing for the first time or kids that just want to do some fishing with friends! This half-day camp will introduce skills like drop casting, overhead casting practice, hooking bait, setting hooks and removing fish as well as ethical fishing practices. All equipment provided. Ages 7-12. Register through Waconia Community Education or Register through WT-M Community Education or Register through NYA Community Education

Minnewashta Adventure Camp 7/19 - 7/21 
Get outside and connected with other kids at our Minnewashta Outdoor Adventure Camp! This camp will provide opportunities to try outdoor recreation activities like stand-up paddle boarding, archery, campfire cooking, geocaching and more! Additionally, 4H will be leading crafts and educational activities. This camp is focused on the outdoors, experiential adventure learning and all-around summer FUN! Offered in partnership with Carver County Parks and 4H. Ages 8-12. Register through Eastern Carver County Community Education.

Youth Paddle Camp 7/26 - 7/28
There’s lots of ways to hit the lakes during a hot Minnesota summer and this camp is for kids that want to try as many as possible! Cruise in a kayak, paddle your canoe, lounge on a paddle board and conquer the Voyageur canoe. This 3 day mini-camp will teach water safety and paddling techniques for all these watercraft favorites. All equipment is provided. Ages 10-14. Register through Eastern Carver County Community Education.

Youth Archery Camp - 7/26 - 7/28
Does your child want to be an archer who can split an arrow like Robin Hood?  Then this camp is their place to learn about archery and practice their skills!  Through fun games and experiential learning, participants will learn range safety and proper techniques for stance, aim, and release to improve their shot.  Campers will get the opportunity to shoot both compound and recurve bows at various target styles.  
All equipment is provided. Ages 8-14. Register through Chanhassen Parks and Recreation or Register through Eastern Carver County Community Education.

Wassermann Adventure Camp 8/16-8/18
Get outside and connected with other kids at Wassermann Adventure Camp! This 3 day camp will provide opportunities to try outdoor recreation activities like archery, campfire cooking, geocaching, slackline and more! This camp is focused on the outdoors, experiential adventure learning and all-around summer FUN! Ages 8-12. Register through Victoria Parks and Recreation.

Outdoor Extravaganza - 8/22
A full day of outdoor fun at Lake Ann Park! This day camp is packed with exciting activities. Paddle the lake, search for hidden treasure while geocaching, build a fort in the woods, balance on a Slackline tight rope and that’s just the start! Ages 8-13. Register through Chanhassen Parks and Recreation

The Great Chaska Adventure Camp - 8/22 - 8/25
This four-day camp is packed with outdoor activities like archery, paddle boarding, slackline, geocaching, outdoor cooking, crafts, swimming, fishing and more! Get outside and get the most out of the Minnesota summer! Each day will include a snack, but campers should bring along a water bottle, swim suit, sunscreen, and a bag lunch. Ages 8-12. Register through Chaska Parks and Recreation.

Biking Day Camp - 8/29
This travelling adventure camp starts at Veteran’s park in Chaska but won’t stay in one place! Bring your own bike or use one provided to tour around some nearby trails between exciting outdoor activities like archery, canoeing, geocaching, slackline and more! Ages 10-15. Register through Chaska Parks and Recreation or Register through Eastern Carver County Community Education.

Youth Archery Camp 8/30 - 9/1
Does your child want to be an archer who can split an arrow like Robin Hood?  Then this camp is their place to learn about archery and practice their skills!  Through fun games and experiential learning, participants will learn range safety and proper techniques for stance, aim, and release to improve their shot.  Campers will get the opportunity to shoot both compound and recurve bows at various target styles.  All equipment is provided. Ages 8-14. Register through Chaska Parks and Recreation.

Learn more about Carver County Parks Camps and Events at carvercountyparks.com