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We are a diverse community committed to creating a welcoming experience where each camper can bring their full selves to campAll youth are welcome.

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Camp Fire Minnesota is the perfect place for children to spend their summer. We are passionate about getting kids outside and creating a new community that they wouldn’t experience anywhere else. Here you can be yourself, learn alongside friends and caring adults, and have fun in the outdoors!

Each week of Day Camp is filled with a wide range of outdoor and nature-based activities that build character, ignite wonder and curiosity, and fill the woods with laughter. Zig-zag across Lake Minnewashta by canoe or kayak, take aim during archery in the woods, express your creative side through a variety of arts, become an outdoor survivalist and gather ’round the campfire. Adventure awaits!


  • Day Camp offers campers the full range of camp activities.
  • Specialty Day Camps, where campers take a deeper look at one specific topic or activity and possibly turn a spark of interest into a full-fledged passion!


  • Check-in: Monday–Friday, 8:30–9:00 am
  • Check-out: Monday–Friday, 4:00–4:30 pm
  • Closing Ceremony: Friday, 4:00 pm

Day Camp Sessions:

Traditional Day Camp

Try a sampling of classic camp activities like archery, canoeing, arts & crafts, and more!

Amazing Anglers Specialty Camp

Specialty Day Camp: Amazing Anglers, our NEW for 2024 fishing specialty camp, gives campers who love fishing, or are interested in learning more about it, time at the lake, fishing on our private dock. Campers will learn to tie knots, practice their casting skills, and even have an opportunity to fish from canoes.

Art-Venture Specialty Camp

Specialty Day Camp: The objective of Art-Venture is to give artsy campers a varied art experience, using supplies exclusive to the group and participating in more in-depth crafts. They will work in our art barn, as well as taking in the beauty of camp and using it to inspire their artwork.

Bullseye Specialty Camp

Specialty Day Camp: In our archery specialty camp, Bullseye, campers will practice their skills and develop a better understanding of the principles of archery. Campers spend two hours a day practicing archery techniques, demonstrating their knowledge, and engaging in skill-based games.

Culinary Creations Specialty Camp

Specialty Day Camp: Culinary Creations, our cooking specialty camp, provides opportunities for campers to learn kitchen and food safety protocols, work in our camp garden, and practice cooking skills.

Lake Adventures Specialty Camp

Specialty Day Camp: In our Lake Adventures specialty camp, water-loving campers are given the opportunity to spend more time at the Waterfront learning paddling skills, playing games, and exploring our lake with canoes, Corcls, paddle boards, and more! 

Sky High Specialty Camp

Specialty Day Camp: In our Sky High specialty camp, intrepid campers spend more time at the Adventure Course for lengthier climbing sessions with opportunities to try all our climbing elements (including, high ropes, rock climbing and our giant swing), as well as hone their rope skills with supplemental climbing lessons.

Sportstastic Specialty Camp

Specialty Day Camp: In our specialty sports camp, Sportstastic, high-energy, challenge-focused campers will work as a team and learn new sports. They will spend time each day practicing drills and techniques of a variety of sports and then getting to play games with/against each other.

STEM Discovery Specialty Camp

Specialty Day Camp: NEW for 2024, STEM Discovery, allows youth to participate in different experiments and activities that will teach them more about science in nature.

Teen Extreme Specialty Camp

Specialty Day Camp: In Teen Extreme, our NEW for 2024 teen exclusive specialty camp, campers will get to enjoy climbing, paddle boarding, archery, and so much more with youth their age. Get outside and enjoy an action-packed schedule full of the most fun programs we have to offer.

Trailblazers Specialty Camp

Specialty Day Camp: In Trailblazers, our wilderness exploration specialty camp, nature-curious campers have opportunities to work as a team and learn new Outdoor Living Skills (OLS). Campers spend time each day in an exclusive section of the Play Forest, engaging in lessons with our OLS specialist, and working to build their “campsite”.  

Don’t Forget the Extras!

Day Camp Extras can be added during online registration or by contacting us after registration.

Extended Care:

  • Before Care Only (check-in as early as 7:30 am): $40/week
  • After Care Only (check-out by 5:30 pm, no After Care on Fridays): $35/week
  • Full week Before/After Care Combo (7:30 am–5:30 pm, no After Care on Fridays): $65/week

Meals: Register in advance for hot lunch. Meal includes main dish and sides.

  • Lunch: $50/week

We aim to meet dietary needs, please include all dietary restrictions on your camper’s health form. Call or email us to discuss your camper’s dietary needs.  

Camp Store: We use the app FunFangle for our camp store, which allows families to add camp store money to their camper’s online account. All families will receive information about how to add funds for the camp store in the spring.

Weekly themes create a fun, creative, and silly atmosphere showing up in all-camp games and activities.

Campers are encouraged to dress up on Wednesdays for the weekly theme — have fun!


Week 1: June 10–14 Superstar Spotlight
Week 2: June 17–21 Renaissance Fair
Week 3: June 24–28 In a Galaxy Far, Far Away
Week 4: July 1–3* Party in the USA
Week 5: July 8–12 Olympics
Week 6: July 15–19 Wizards, Witches, and Warlocks
Week 7: July 22–26 International Bonanza
Week 8: July 29–August 2 Summerween
Week 9: August 5–9 Whodunnit?!?
Week 10: August 12–16 Animal Planet 
Week 11: August 19–23 Sailors and Scallywags
Week 12: August 26–30 Go Wild!

*Week 4 is a short week (Monday–Wednesday)




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Each week of camp is filled with a wide range of outdoor and nature-based activities that build character, ignite wonder and curiosity, and fill the woods with laughter.

Following check-in, campers gather with their counselors and group that they’ll be with throughout the week. Here’s what our day looks like:

  • Daily Welcome
  • Activity Block 1*
  • Lunch/Rest/Games
  • Activity Block 2*
  • Activity Block 3*
  • Activity Block 4*
  • Daily Closing (closing ceremony for families/friends on Fridays)

*Activities such as: archery, canoe/kayak, hiking and fort building in the Big Woods, nature activity with the naturalist, agility course, swimming, arts and crafts, gardening, field games, and more.

Note: you can add Before/After Care extra during registration or contact us to add after registration.


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