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100-Year Anniversary

Circular blue and red logo with a vintage campfire illustration and the words Camp Fire Minnesota - 100 Years: Sparking Discovery since 1924

Sparking discovery since 1924.

Remember those days under the stars, the crackling campfire, and the laughter echoing through the woods? It’s time to reconnect with the spirit of our Camp Fire from across the years. Camp Fire Minnesota has always been where youthful hearts (like yours!) found a home. Founded on the principle of guiding young people on their journey to self-discovery, we’ve created unforgettable experiences that shaped us, built connections with nature, fostered lasting relationships, and fueled positive social change.

In 2024, we’re celebrating 100 years of sparking discovery, friendship, and the magic of nature. Join us in ensuring Camp Fire remains a beacon for generations. Your support today ensures the flame keeps burning bright for another 100 years.

Donate now and let’s keep the spark alive!

 

Upcoming Events

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Five teenagers in the early 2000s happily sing and play guitar by the lake
Alumni Reunion

Friday, May 10–Saturday, May 11, 2024
2pm (Fri)–10am (Sat)

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Trail Seekers: The Camp Fire Challenge

Saturday, May 11, 2024
10am–1pm

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Summer Camp Open House

Saturday, May 11, 2024
1-4pm

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Get Involved!

+Share your story

Reminisce with us!

  • Are you Camp Fire Minnesota alum? We want to hear from you! Fill out our alumni form and share a photo (old or current!) of how Camp Fire helped light your spark.
  • Purchase your Camp Fire swag – link to order coming March 2024!

 

“Through Camp Fire I reconnected with nature and the outdoors and grew my social and leadership skills, as well as lighting my spark for teaching and inspiring others.”
Emmerson Blotz, camper & counselor alum

+Join us at an upcoming event

Celebrate with us!

  • Spring Volunteer Day / Sunday, April 28, 2024 / 9am–12pm
    • All hands on deck! Help us prepare our property for summer camp. Projects for all ages available.
    • RSVP coming soon.
  • Alumni Reunion / Friday, May 10–Saturday, May 11, 2024 / 2pm (Fri)–10am (Sat)
    • Reminisce on your time spent at camp. Gather around the camp fire with your fellow alums and participate in archery, crafts, serenading, hiking, and more! Guests must be 18 years or older.
    • Individual Day Registration $100  |  Individual Overnight Registration $150 or $1,250 full cabin (10 guests max) 
    • Register here.
  • Trail Seekers: The Camp Fire Challenge / Saturday, May 11, 2024 / 10am–1pm
    • You’re invited to be a camper for a day! You and up to six teammates will participate in fun team-based challenges across Camp Fire Minnesota’s 103-acre property! Challenges will include low-ropes teambuilding, archery, fire building, and more.
    • Teams – $150  |  Individuals – $30  |  Cheerleaders – $10
    • Register here.
  • Summer Camp Open House / Saturday, May 11, 2024 / 1-4pm
    • Join us for music, food trucks, self-guided camp tours, s’mores challenges thanks to our partner at North Mallow, and tie-dye!
    • RSVP today!
  • Excelsior Brewery – 100-Year Beer Collaboration & Celebration! / Date TBD
    • Details & RSVP coming soon.
  • Under the Stars / Thursday, September 26, 2024 / 6-9pm
    • Gather at camp illuminated by countless twinkling lights for our annual fall fundraiser, Under the Stars! Spend the evening outdoors enjoying a variety of appetizers, a fabulous selection of drinks, and elevated camp activities before we move indoors for an inspiring program and live auction.
    • Get your tickets starting in July!
  • Monsters & Munchkins / Saturday, October 26, 2024 / 3-7pm
    • Celebrate the return of Monsters & Munchkins at Camp Fire Minnesota! Walk through camp and visit each of the cabins decorated by our sponsors and community partners. Visit the Witch for a story in Bluebird Lodge, bob for apples and get a hot cider in the Community and Dining Center, and explore the fall colors at camp. This event is family-friendly and open to all!
    • Interested in taking over a cabin? Reach out to EmilyP@campfiremn.org.

+Support our next 100 years

Cast vision with us!

  • Light the spark for 100 more years! Make a gift to our endowment or join our Spark Society. The Spark Society is planned giving supporters leaving a legacy that sparks bright futures for all young people. Discover more here.
  • Check out what’s on the horizon! With 1,000 young people on our waitlist, we need to build capacity to meet the need! We have exciting renovation plans for Governor John Lind’s (1899-1901) mansion that sits on our property. View the designs and get involved in the project here.
Thank you to our 2024 in-kind community partners: