The Pillsbury College Prep ELL program is the most specialized language program for school-age campers in all of Minnesota. Pillsbury offers elite ELL camps, not just in summer, but during periods throughout the calendar year to accommodate students from all over the world.
With five hours of academic learning each day, campers are provided with the tools to speak, write and comprehend in English upon the completion of their camp experience.
Through a three-part language curriculum, every camper will hone their skills daily, and utilize these skills during activities and assignments in the evenings.
In addition, this camp program includes daily SAT/ACT/TOEFL skills development, college counseling and American cultural studies each week. At the conclusion of each four-week camp, campers practice taking standard national assessments for future admission to American universities. The skills and resources provided to each camper will assist them long after their camp experience ends.

ELL students receive master-level instruction from experienced ELL educators, combined with college counseling that provides insights into the admissions process – this combination is not found at any other language camp.
Pillsbury College Prep ELL campers are tested, weekly – to track their progress and areas for improvement – and are given the opportunity to practice their English language skills 24 hours a day.
Reports are provided to parents/guardians, as well as a certificate of completion upon the conclusion of the camp experience.
American cultural experiences are key to practical learning for all Pillsbury College Prep campers, with educational off-site tours providing real-world language opportunities partnered with great memories.
Clubs and activities are plentiful for ELL campers to choose from, with over 30 highly-engaging afternoon sessions that range from sports, to the arts, and nature-based learning.

Camp Highlights:

Pillsbury College Prep

English as a Second Language is Year Round Program

— Weekend tour to South Dakota to visit Mount Rushmore and Crazyhorse and other famous events and sites in South Dakota.

— Mississippi River Boat Cruise – cruise down the river enjoying breathtaking panoramic views of the majestic Mississippi River and Minneapolis.

— River Springs Outdoor Water Park (weather permitting) – stay cool while experiencing a tube slide, body slide, lazy river, activity pool, zero depth entry pool, climbing wall, lily pad walk, and sand volleyball.

— The Science Museum of Minnesota – experience a 370,000 square foot science museum with galleries covering the topics of paleontology, physical science and technology, the human body, peoples and cultures of the Mississippi River, and the museum’s collections.

— I max Convertible Dome Omnitheater – be a part of science education to more than a million people per year.

— Como Park Zoo – Here you find wild, exotic animals such as giraffes, penguins, polar bears, sea lions, gorillas, zebras, flamingos and more. After a walk on the wild side, you can visit the carousel, miniature golf course or Como Town Amusement Park.

— Prince Museum- Paisley Park I Visit His Legendary Estate – Paisley Park is Prince’s extraordinary private estate and production complex in Chanhassen, Minnesota. Fans will have the unprecedented opportunity to experience first-hand what it was like for Prince to create, produce and perform inside this private sanctuary and remarkable production complex.

— Trip to Lake Superior and Duluth, MN – train ride, aquarium and boat ride.

— Wabasha Street Caves – experience a chance to hear and see the history of these sandstone caves. Explore the original mined caves and see the finished caves.

— Cave tours, museums, zoos, theatre, concerts, and apple orchard tours

— Visit Chicago, Illinois.