Fall Camp

*** UPDATED August 24 2021***

We are happy to announce that we are offering Fall Camp over MEA break! Following the same model as this past summer, camp will be offered Thursday, October 21, Friday, October 22, and Monday, October 25. Camp hours are 8am-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 with both their full pod and in smaller groups, 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!

Fall Camp will be following the COVID-19 Preparedness Plan that we used during this past summer. To review the full draft plan please follow this link: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1MreRmY876bFyiK4e4JcsEmb2GkdZZroWZkEHDIOhiUs/

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Camp is open to children who are at least 6 years old OR are currently enrolled in Kindergarten, up to 7th grade. 

Registration costs $32 for each camper for each day. Thursday and Friday are signed up as a block, but Monday can be added separately.

To register, please complete the paper registration packet that can be found here. Once your registration packet is complete, write a check to cover the registration fees for your family, and either mail or drop off your application to Chester Bowl, 1801 E. Skyline Parkway, Duluth MN, 55812.

Registration is now open to all campers! There are a limited amount of spots so if you are interested in sending your child to camp please complete and turn in your application as soon as possible. If you would like an update about what space is available please email sam@chesterbowl.org.

If you arrive to drop off your registration packet and there are no staff in the office, please leave your registration packet in the mailbox located under the deck on the side of the building.

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 (sam@chesterbowl.org) to find out more about scholarships.

Paper registration forms are also available at the Chalet. Please contact us in advance before coming out to make sure we are here; our office hours are highly variable this time of year. For this or any other questions, you can email sam@chesterbowl.org or call us at 218-724-9832.

Duluth, Minnesota