Fall Camp

Chester Bowl Fall Camp 2020 is still in development. We expect to offer Fall Camp on Thursday, October 15; Friday, October 16; and Monday, October 26. These are the three days during the Fall that Duluth Public Schools are out of session.

Information is provided here to allow families to begin planning, but please know that as long as this paragraph is here, Camp details should not be considered final!

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

Campers can be dropped off as early as 8:00 each day, with main activities starting by 9:00 and the camp day ending at 5:00. You can register for one, two, or all three days. Camp is expected to be priced at $30 per camper per day. There are also scholarships available, so please do not let the cost keep you from enjoying camp! You can request a partial or full scholarship during registration. 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.

Following the model of our Summer Camp, our Fall Day Camp is based on a philosophy of nature play, positive social interaction with peers, 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 the full group and smaller groups, arts and crafts, hiking on Chester’s trails, 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!

We will have a limited number of spaces available, with a lower capacity then summer camp. Registration is expected to open near the end of summer camp.

One information is finalized, we will post a registration guide and the link to online registration here.

If you do not have access to a computer for registration, or would otherwise like assistance, you can come to the Chester Bowl Chalet to use a Chester computer for registration. Please contact us in advance to schedule an appointment. For this or any other questions, you can email sam@chesterbowl.org or call us at 218-724-9832.

Duluth, Minnesota