Getting to Camp
3300 Tanadoona Dr, Excelsior MN, 55331Directions
We have fun and meaningful outdoor adventures ahead for Counselors-in-Training (CITs) to grow as leaders and work alongside our incredible summer camp counselors…and we want to make sure your CIT feels ready for camp! This email contains important information to review before the first day.
Plus – view our collection of Get Ready for Camp videos for extra tips and camp traditions!
Check-in & Check-out Procedures & Times
Please note: CITs will go home Friday afternoon and return to camp for the second week on Sunday afternoon.
Learn more about check-in & check-out and more on our Camp Resources page here!
Weekly Themes & Dress-Up Wednesday
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!
2023 CIT CAMP THEMES
|Week 1: June 11-16||A Bug’s Life: wear your best bug gear on Wednesday!|
|Week 2: June 18-23||Deep Sea Exploration: dress as your favorite sea creature on Wednesday!|
|Week 9: August 6-11||Whodunnit?!?: channel your favorite detective or mystery-solving sleuth on Wednesday!|
|Week 10: August 13-18||Wizards, Witches, and Warlocks: don your cape and hat on Wednesday!|
Wondering what to bring to camp? View packing lists here!
NEW in 2023…
Complete Forms, Approve Waivers, and Pay Outstanding Balances
Log in to your Active Network account to complete the following items if you haven’t already:
Deposit Money at the Camp Store
We use the app FunFangle for our camp store, which allows families to add camp store money to their camper’s account, see their camper’s balance, and even donate remaining funds to camp if desired.
The camp store will feature snacks ($1-3 each) and souvenirs like hats, hoodies, t-shirts, stuffed animals, water bottles, and more ($3-35 each). See the items we will have available here.
You should have received an invitation via email* to create a FunFangle account. If you’ve already created an account, you can login to deposit money for the camp store here. If you have not yet created an account and can’t find your invitation email:
*If you have not yet received an invitation email from FunFangle, be sure to check your spam folder.
Create a Bunk1 Account for Bunk Notes
Set up your Bunk1 account to send “Bunk Notes.” Bunk Notes are digital letters that you can send to your camper(s), customized with photos, borders, puzzles, and more. Bunk Notes are available for purchase in your Bunk1 account. FAQs about these options are on our website: campfiremn.org/bunk1/.
Your Bunk1 invitation code is: CampFire23
If you already have a Bunk1 account, you can simply log in with your email and password.
Check back soon for a link to our Google Photos album! Photos will be uploaded periodically throughout the week.
Be sure to download your favorite photos as the Google Photos link will only be available through the end of the summer camp season.
Resources & Policies
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At Camp Fire Minnesota, inclusion is one of our core values, and we strive to live that value every day so that we’re creating a welcoming space for all campers to enjoy their camp experience. Please take time to read about what inclusion looks like at summer camp here.
We also invite you to read our Camp Resources page for information like our Code of Conduct, the electronics policy (psst, no phones!), and more.
Still have questions? Please contact our team at firstname.lastname@example.org or (612) 235-7284.
Visit us throughout the year! Check out our events for youth and adults – such as adult camp & yoga, school break camps, and our fall fundraiser Under the Stars!
Give the Gift of Camp
As one supporter put it – “Kids need joy.”
You see firsthand the impact access to nature and an inclusive community can have on campers. For many, camp can be a life-changing experience – and we need your help to make it possible for more kids. Please consider supporting our scholarship fund: campfiremn.org/donate/
Hear directly from some of our campers who share just how important your support is: