Fall Camp

*** UPDATED SEPTEMBER 28 2020***

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 15, Friday, October 16, and Monday, October 26. Camp hours are 8am-3:30pm. Camp will be split between three locations: Thom Storm Chalet, Lower Chester, and Upper Chester.

Fall Camp will be following a COVID-19 Preparedness Plan that is very similar to the one that was in place during this past summer. Our plan is being reviewed for approval by the City, but we expect that it will be approved; it is possible there will be some modifications in the final version. Group sizes will be limited to 25 or less while outside and 10 or less while inside, campers will be asked to follow distancing and face-covering guidelines, and all campers will be subject to screening each day. To review the full draft plan please follow this link: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1JczVYG2ERh5mmwBR-a4OGbfY1luGL-X6c31wH8llJxY/edit?usp=sharing

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

Registration costs $90 for each camper and covers all three days of programming. Because of COVID-19 restrictions, we will not be offering single day participation this fall.

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 left 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.

Following the model of our Summer Camp, 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 playtime on the playground, group games and activities in their small 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!

Paper registration forms will be available at the Chalet once registration opens. 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