Candle-making Workshop with Finland Community Youth Program

February 18, 2021

St Urho: Survival Mode – Schedule of Events

February 12, 2021

St Urho’s Weekend will be quite a bit different this year. There are no indoor social activities at the Community Center this year. Instead there will be a combination of online/livestream events as well as outdoor events, the main one being the parade at Noon on Saturday March 20th.  We ask that you wear masks and keep your group small so as to keep everyone safe so we can be together again next year. We will also be livestreaming the parade for folks to watch from home.  Let’s save our toilet paper and our grapes from those evil grasshoppers. We all know they hoarded the supplies others needed to survive. We fully understand the world isn’t out of the woods yet and that’s why we ask you to be safe. Sunday, March 7th – Online Float Workshop – watch here.  Friday, March 12th – Making Mojakka – Online class taught…

Camp Finland is Hiring for Kids Camp and Teen Camp 2021

January 20, 2021

Camp Finland is hiring for Kids Camp and Teen Camp! Camp Finland is on for June 14-18, 2021! Download Application PDF here! Positions Available: Kids Camp Counselor Teen Camp Coordinator Teen Camp Counselor Read below for more detailed job descriptions for each position. Kids Camp Finland is a 4 day-long day camp. We focus on giving area youth the opportunities for friendship and discovery by providing them with activities and skills that will open their hearts and minds to the vast world around them.  Positions available:  Kids Camp Counselor: Camp Counselors will be primarily involved in pre-Camp work by attending meetings to stay involved/up to date with pre-Camp organization and planning the Camp week. Counselors will be paid for 8 hours per day of Camp as well as up to 10 hours of planning and set-up. Counselors will track their hours and keep the group informed if they are over…

St Urho 2021: Survival Mode

January 20, 2021

It’s been almost a year since St. Urho took to the woods to escape the pandemic. It’s time for him to come out and restock the essentials. Toilet paper, aluminum foil, yeast, and hand sanitizer to name a few. How did you survive? Were you creative? A house for every bird in the yard! Handy? Put a faucet in every room! Just a bit lazy? Who notices 20 pounds! However you’ve survived, we want to know. Join us for the St. Urho’s Day Parade on Saturday March 20th as we socially distance ourselves down Highway 1 in Finland MN at 12:00 noon. Parade floats and crews should gather at the County garage around 11 to line up and get ready. We ask that you wear masks and keep your group small as to keep everyone safe so we can be together again next year. So let’s get together and save…

Light in the Dark

January 1, 2021

2020 has been a lot of hard work to adapt to ever changing circumstances. I have struggled personally. I have watched all of the staff struggle individually. We have struggled together. We have watched our community struggle while we all feel cut off from each other in so many ways. It feels like it took a lot of struggle and floundering and trying and stopping and starting, but we are adapting. Sometimes it’s easy to adapt and sometimes it’s slow and painful. But we’re doing it. You are doing it. We’re doing it together, even if we are apart. All the way, I have been inspired by the creativity and sisu and humor of the people who I work with and who make up our community. I love you all and I don’t feel like I would have gotten through the last year without the fine folks I get to…