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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Bouncing into Summer with Thursday Youth Night

The sun is peeking out from the clouds, and like the yellow dandelion blossoms that line the front lawn of the Finland Community Center, the kids at Youth Night are eager to play outside. Laughter and screeching tennis shoes rule the air on Thursdays. Colorful plastic cups covered in stickers and scribbled names can be…

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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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Local & Handmade Timber Frame Project at the Clair Nelson Center

As the pandemic recedes and makes way for new hope, our hearts will be warmed to see new life in the form of a long awaited equipment shed that reflects the values of our community. This May 21st we’ll be sending off an old friend of the Finland community and welcoming a new one. That…

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Friends of Finland/Clair Nelson Center COVID-19 Building Usage Policy

Updated June 29th, 2021 Current situation – We are excited to welcome you all back inside the Center! It’s been a strange year, but we’re still here, and the pandemic hasn’t stopped us from doing community work. Staff at the Center just want to say that we appreciate this community so much. Over the last year,…

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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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