It's Camp time again!!! COVID-19 is still a concern, but with changes to our camp structures to accommodate the guidelines from the CDC and the MDH, it's HAPPENING!!! Kids Camp and Teen Camp will be June 14th-18th!
- Camp Finland 2021 COVID-19 Preparedness Plan
- Registration and forms
- Information about Kids Camp
- Information about Teen Camp
COVID Info: Parents, read our Camp Finland 2021 COVID-19 Preparedness Plan here.
Registration and Forms:
Print and fill out if applicable: Food Allergies and Allergies Notification, Acknowledgment, and Release of Liability
You will need to print these forms and fill them out, then mail to Camp Finland C/O Friends of Finland, PO Box 582, Finland MN 55603. Please call 218-353-0300 with questions - we are happy to help!
Kids Camp info:
KIDS Camp Finland is a day camp for children, ages 6 to 11. Camp will be from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM June 14th-18th. The kids will be broken up into groups of 10 including staff. These groups will be doing activities like lots of outdoor games, and art projects. The kids will be getting their own art supply kits as soon as they arrive to use for the day to limit sharing as much as possible. Anything that the kids share will be sanitized before each use. All meals and snacks will be provided. We strive to provide children with a safe and high quality summer camp experience while also fostering a lifelong love of nature, discovery, friendship, learning and leadership. First and foremost, Camp Finland is FUN!
Like last year, we have an online registration site that you can fill out from your phone or PC. Any further information will be given out via email once you have registered.
We’ll also be emailing out a list of what your kids will need to bring to Camp and instructions on how to drop off kids when Camp starts. We’ll also need you to go through a process to fill out some forms outside on the first day of Camp in order to maintain social distancing with other families. We know that these things can be a little annoying to work through, but these policies are all in place to keep everyone safe. We thank you for your patience with these restrictions.
We are all very excited to see all our campers this year, and we look forward to hearing from you!!!
TEEN Camp Finland is back this year for ages 12 to 18. We’ll be doing a lot of the same fun camp stuff like swimming, hiking and camp fires. This year's camp starts June 14th and goes through June 18th. Teen(s) will need to be dropped off at 9am, June 14th and picked up at 5pm June 18th. They will need to be able to attend all 5 days & 4 nights of Camp in order to secure a spot. We cannot accommodate partial attendance at this time. All meals, snacks, and fun will be provided.
TEENS: After you get dropped off at camp, we’ll be splitting up into Krews like we did last year and meeting your Krew Counselor. We’ll stay in these Krews for the rest of camp. Each morning will start with us getting into these Krews and eating breakfast together. After breakfast, we’ll have our morning meetings and talk about the day's plan around the fire. After that, we’ll be splitting up in our Krews and heading out on different adventures around the area. We’ll be out all day, swimming and hiking and exploring, and when the day gets long and the hunger pains get real, we’ll head back to base camp to rendezvous with the other Krews for dinner, nighttime campfire games. As with other years, each Krew will have responsibilities and you’ll be expected to participate in keeping the Camp running.
A cool thing from last year that we definitely want to do again this year is an art contest during Camp that’ll culminate in screen printing our own Teen Camp T-shirts with the winning design! We're also planning a trip up north to the ZipLine and maybe horseback riding on the Gunflint Trail! We’re really happy to be back out in the woods with you this year and hope you can make it.
-Honor & Andrew
PARENTS/GUARDIANS: To simplify registration of your teens for camp this year, we're going back to mail in paper registration forms. If you didn't receive one in the mail from us, you can download and print one here and mail it to us before May 14th. Like always, we've got a limited number of spots and it's first-come-first-serve, so act soon. Once your teen is registered, we’ll be sending out information via snail mail and email about what your teens will be needing to bring to camp this year and other camp related information, so keep an eye on your mailbox and inbox. We’re really looking forward to seeing your teen at Camp this year!!