The Finland Community Youth Program’s Camp Finland, now in its fourth year, is being planned for this summer! Of the 25 slots offered this year, 29 were taken in the first 2 weeks of registration. (It’s true! You read that right.) We are considering offering 2 sessions of Camp in the future to accommodate the high demand. Camp Finland is a day camp for area school-age (K-12) youth with one overnight.
Our Camp provides young people with a high quality summer camp experience, fostering a life-long love of discovery, friendship, learning and leadership. In recent years, we have partnered with Wolf Ridge Environmental Learning Center, who provide talented naturalists to help lead the Camp. We also offer four to eight teenagers the opportunity to serve as counselors-in-training. Camp Finland draws in local talent to lead various activities, making it a true community camp and an inter-generational experience. Camp Finland is made possible in part by the Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation – Silver Bay Charitable Fund. For many of these children, Camp Finland is their only summer camp experience. There are a variety of reasons including financial and transportation difficulties that make this experience inaccessible to many of our community’s kids without the generous support of people like you!
With your additional support we will be able to provide more high quality meals, scholarships for low-income campers, an additional outing (bus costs), kitchen helpers, improved supplies and equipment, and continue to employ professional-level crafters and children’s musicians. Any amount helps!
Your donation would also allow us to explore the possibility of offering a second session of Camp Finland next year in order to meet the high demand for this program. We hate to have to turn children away!
How to donate
It’s easy to donate online here, or feel free to send a check to Friends of the Finland Community (with Camp Finland in the memo), PO Box 582, Finland, MN 55603. Donations are tax-deductible.
Thanks so much! Healthy, happy kids make healthy, happy communities! Please give what you can!