Thank You to All Who Helped Put on Camp Finland 2022!

Camp Finland 2022 would not have been possible without the generous support of: The Duluth Superior Community Area Foundation – Silver Bay Charitable Fund, Northland Foundation, North Shore Collaborative, Cliffs Foundation, Tracy Family Foundation, Beaver Bay and Crystal Bay townships, Trestle Inn, and many other individual donors. Many thanks our amazing staff: Lucy Carlson, Amber…

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Registration Info for Spanish Camp 2022

Spanish Camp 2022 is back at the Clair Nelson Center in Finland from July 18-20! Children 5 – 13 years of age are welcome to join us for 3 fun-filled days of learning basic Spanish words and phrases, fun language activities,  cultural arts and crafts, and outdoor adventures. The cost is $30 per child (waivers…

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Support Camp Finland 2022!

Dear Finland Community, Camp Finland is back June 20th-24th for another week of local arts, exploration and adventure for kids 5-17! Kids Camp serves the 5-11 year-olds as a day camp with one overnight. The theme for Kids Camp this year is “Northern Explorations” as we will be heading north to explore the Grand Portage and Grand…

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Light in the Dark

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…

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Camp Finland 2020 Was Great Despite the Challenges

Despite the work it took to comply with all of the COVID-19 safety guidelines, Camp Finland did happen! It was in July instead of June, there were definitely fewer kids than usual, and staff wore themselves out somewhat with all the planning, but we did it! All in all, it was really fun! It felt…

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Contest For Youth Program Kids!

From the Youth Night Staff @ the Finland Community Center UUUUGH!! Is this still happening? Alright kids, here’s what’s up. We’ve been cooped up and isolated for a few months now and we know it’s getting old, but it ain’t gonna last forever. Here at the World Headquarters for Northwoods Youth Funness (AKA The Clair…

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Thank You, Amy Gardner!

Friends of Finland would like to thank Amy Gardner for her many years of service as the Coordinator of the Finland Community Youth Program. Amy is moving on, and we want to recognize her dedication and hard work with and on behalf of our community’s kids.

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Camp Finland 2019 Was a Huge Success!

This year, we put on the biggest and best Camp Finland we have ever had from June 17th through 21st! We hosted 29 kids ages 5-11 for the Day Camp and 23 teens ages 12-19 for the Teen Camp, so 52 youth total! This was the most elaborate Camp we have ever put on. Teen…

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Spanish Camp at the Clair Nelson Center

Due to unexpected staffing issues, we have made the hard decision to cancel Spanish Camp this year. We will plan to do it next summer.  Friends of Finland is excited to announce our second ever Spanish Camp, which will be held at the Clair Nelson Center in mid-August of 2019. Spanish Camp is being planned…

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Teen Camp Finland is Almost Here!

June 11, 2019 Dear TEEN Camp Finland Parents/Guardians and TEENS, Teen Camp Finland is almost here!  We’re so glad your teen(s) can attend!  The following is important information regarding Teen Camp: THINGS YOU MUST BRING WITH YOU TO CAMP: 1 Large Backpack 1 Smaller Daypack All Items must fit into these two bags: 1 Sleeping…

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