Overnight CAMPS

Endless adventure, maximum fun.

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

Discover what inclusion looks like at camp.

Overnight camps provide an immersive experience for campers to explore the outdoors, make new friends and to discover their spark. Through team and individual activities, our program focuses on inclusion, nature, and character development led by caring and engaging camp counselors from all over the world.

During the daytime, campers enjoy traditional camp activities and venture out on great adventures on Lake Minnewashta and across our 103 acres. Before heading into rustic cabins for the night, campers spend the evening playing all-camp games, telling epic stories, and singing songs around the campfire.

Campers are grouped into cabins by age and their selected cabin preference (girl, boy, or all-gender). They spend most of the week in activities with their cabin mates. All campers come together for meals, swimming, evening activities and campfires.

What are you waiting for?! Carry on the 90-year-old traditions of camp life – Polar Bears and Rock’n Robins – and, of course, help create some new ones! At Camp Fire, campers build new skills and friendships, develop a deeper understanding of the natural world, and simply have fun.

Progressive sleep-over camp experiences:


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Mini-Overnight Camp

Sunday – Wednesday | Ages 7-12

Mini-Overnight Camp is a sampling of all the great things Overnight Camp has to offer. Campers stay in rustic cabins with other Mini-Overnight campers and enjoy activities with their cabin group. Campers will enjoy individual and team-building activities like archery, challenge courses, nature exploration, art, swimming, kayaking, and more. During the evening, everyone comes together for all-camp games and campfires. 

Mini-Overnight camp is also the perfect stepping stone to full-week Overnight Camp if your camper is new to overnights.  

Overnight Camp

Sunday – Friday | Ages 7-15 (Teen Week 13-17)

Make Camp Fire home for the week! Classic camp activities and new adventures start in the early morning and continue the night. Our evening activities include a mixture of all-camp games, small-group experiences, and telling stories around the campfire. Each week, campers participate in a cookout and some cabins take on an overnight tent camping challenge. Campers will do a mix of chosen activities and activities with their cabin group. Learn new skills, build new friendships, develop a deeper understanding of the natural world, and simply have fun! 

When you arrive at camp, you’ll fill out your top choices and then spend the week diving deep and developing your skills. Choose from a wide variety of classic camp activities like archery, boating, swimming, climbing, nature study, arts, and drama. 

Teen Week: Break away from all the pressure of being a teen and just have fun! Teen week is more relaxed than other weeks of camp. Roll out of your bunk later, and stay up at the campfire longer. Be sure to pack a fun outfit for the Camp Dance too! (ages 13-17)

Northwoods Adventure Trips

Sunday – Friday | Ages 14-17

Eat, sleep, adventure!  Led by two wilderness-, first aid-, and lifeguard-certified counselors, campers build lifelong strengths – collaboration, communication, and self confidence – on a Northwoods Adventure Trip! Campers start the week at our Camp Fire – Excelsior property preparing for their trip and getting to know each other. After a night at Camp Fire, they hit the road for 3 nights of camping and adventure. Celebrate with a hot shower and meal at the dining hall during a final night spent back at Camp Fire. Learn more.

Counselor-in-Training (CIT)

Two-Week Overnight | Ages 15-17

CIT is part of our progressive Leadership Development Program for teens. Learn more.

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 13-17 Animal Planet
Week 2: June 20-24 Out of this World
Week 3: June 27-July 1 Go Wild
Week 4: July 5- 8* Whodunnit?!
Week 5: July 11-15 International Bonanza
Week 6: July 18-22 Myths and Monsters
Week 7: July 25-29 Chill Vibes
Week 8: August 1-5 Summer Olympics
Week 9: August 8-12 Beach Party
Week 10: August 15-19 Summer Halloween
Week 11: August 22-26 Wizards, Witches, and Warlocks
Week 12: August 29-September 2 Sailors and Scallywags

*Week 4 is a short week (Tuesday – Friday)


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