Camp Fire News

Give the Gift of Camp this Holiday

Looking for a new gift idea this holiday season?

Having fun at camp.What’s an even better gift than a new toy or video game? How about something that’s timeless, healthy and creates a lifetime of memories? The perfect holiday solution for your family could be the gift of camp. By giving a gift of camp, you invest in your daughter, nephew or grandchild’s future by giving him/her an amazing outdoor experience, exposure to diversity and tons of fun in a safe, supervised and rewarding atmosphere.

Camp Tanadoona gift certificates may be purchased in a variety of dollar amounts. You may purchase certificates here or by calling 612-285-6255. Certificates are redeemed at the time of camp registration for summer 2010.

Happy Holidays!
Camp Fire USA Minnesota Council

Remembering Ethel Shebeck

Circle of Friends logoDecember 1, 2009

Ethel Shebeck, a longtime member and supporter of Camp Fire USA Minnesota Council, passed away November 14, 2009 at the age of 93. Ethel was a member of Camp Fire for over 40 years and served, most recently, as the treasurer for the Circle of Friends Camp Fire alumni group.
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New Sign Welcomes Campers to Camp Tanadoona

New camp sign outside Camp TanadoonaDecember 3, 2009

Camp Tanadoona just got a little easier to find with a brand new sign that went up earlier this month.  While the old camp sign had served us well for at least 25 years, it was made out of wood and despite the best treatment and care, it just couldn’t survive another tough Minnesota winter.  The new sign was built to last from sturdy aluminum that is impervious to rain, snow and bugs.   
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Getting to Know Sam Peterson

Sam Peterson, Outdoor Programs DirectorSam Peterson recently joined Camp Fire USA Minnesota Council as the new Outdoor Programs Director.  We caught up to him at his office at Camp Tanadoona to learn a little more about him.
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Support Camp Fire With a Year-End Gift

Camp Fire USA Minnesota Council logoThink of Camp Fire this year in your year-end giving.

When you donate to Camp Fire, you give a youth the chance to learn in a safe place, with a trusted adult. You give her the chance to take risks, have fun and make friends. You give her a bright future.

Make a difference in the life of a child by making a year-end, tax-deductible gift today. Your gift makes a difference in the lives of youth in Minnesota.

On behalf of the thousands of youth we serve every year, thank you for your support and generosity.
Donate Here.

Camp Fire Club of the Month

Family Night at New Village Brings Families Together to Celebrate

December 14, 2009

Family members of New Village Camp Fire Club members came together for a night of Bingo and to celebrate a successful first season for the new club. Many younger siblings of the club members were very excited to join the club when they started school.
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New Village Stats:

  • Club Leader: Ashley Burke
  • Club has been meeting for: 4 months
  • Club member ages: Kindergarten - 6th grade
  • Club meets on: Tuesday, Wednesdays and Fridays
  • Club meets for: 2 hours
  • Homework help time: First half hour of club time

Workshop Addresses Preconceptions about Youth on the Streets

Trudee Able-Peterson presents at  a workshop sponsored by the East Side Network CafeDecember 5, 2009

Trudee Able-Peterson challenged negative stereotypes of youth on the streets in a workshop titled “The Devolution Process:  Home to Street and What They Learn on the Way Down” sponsored by the East Side Network Café.  Able-Peterson specifically focused on four groups of street youth: gang members, teen parents, drug dealers and sex workers.  These youth are almost always portrayed in a negative light, but Able-Peterson argued that, like other youth on the street, these youth have faced barriers or adversity that contributed to their situations. 
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Firewood For Sale

Quality firewood for sale at Camp Tanadoona.  The wood is all hardwood - largely oak and maple.  Keep toasty warm this winter while supporting Camp Tanadoona!

Car trunk bundles: $25
Minivan loads: $50
Pickup truck loads: $100

All wood will need to be picked up from Camp Tanadoona in Chanhassen.  To arrange a time to pick up your wood, contact Bill Donald at 952-474-8085 (camp), 612-282-5989 (cell) or billd@campfireusa-mn.org.

We've Moved!

As we celebrate Camp Fire's 100th anniversary, the Minnesota Council is getting a fresh start on the next 100 years with a new location in the heart of Uptown.

New Address: 3100 West Lake St. Suite 100, Minneapolis, MN 55416

New Office Phone: 612-285-6255
Toll Free: 1-888-335-8778 (still the same!)

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