***Updated November 2022***
We are happy to announce that we are offering Fall Camp over MEA break again in 2023! Following the same model as summer, camp, Fall Camp will be offered over the two days of MEA break, which are yet to be determined by ISD709. We anticipate that camp hours will be 8:00am-5:00pm. Camp will be split between two locations: the Thom Storm Chalet and Lower Chester.
Fall Camp is based on a philosophy of nature play, positive social interaction with peers, teen mentors, and adult staff, and immersion in nature. We see campers thrive in an environment where they are given age-appropriate amounts of choice, responsibility, and risk. A typical day may include unstructured play time on the playground, group games and activities, arts and crafts, hiking through Chester on the way to a local field trip destination, fort building, making boats from natural materials, smiling, laughing, making new friends, and asking “do I really need to go home now?” at the end of the day. Our promise to parents is to return your camper each day tired, dirty, and happy!
Camp is open to children who are at least 6 years old OR are currently enrolled in Kindergarten, up to 7th grade.
Registration costs will be determined closer to camp.
There are full and partial scholarships available, so please do not let the cost keep you from enjoying camp! Our scholarships are funded by donations at Fall Fest, our Skis, Suds, & Slices event, and through grants from the Minnesota Power Foundation and Rotary Club 25. Please contact Sam Luoma (email@example.com) to find out more about scholarships.
Have questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 218-724-9832.