Who can attend?
Discovery Day Camp is open to all youth (boys and girls) entering Kindergarten through 8th grade.
Do parents have to attend?
No, this program does not require parents to attend. Trained staff will provide leadership and supervision for the participants. Parents are welcome to come and observe the program if they wish, please contact the camp directly to let them know when you would like to come.
How much does it cost?
$185 Kindergarten - 5th grade (no lunch included)
$205 6th - 8th grade (includes overnight fee - no lunch)
$40 Transportation Fee
Base Camp Location
$185 all youth (no lunch included)
Financial assistance may be available based on individual need. Please contact us for more information.
When is Discovery Day Camp?
Sessions will be offered starting mid June and running until mid August. See the Register tab for this years dates and locations!
Is there transportation provided?
Transportation is available from certain locations for an additional fee. Please see the registration tab for details.
What should I bring?
We recommend that each youth participant brings a back pack each day with the following items:
- Swim Suit
- Sun screen
- Bug spray
- Hat or sunglasses
- Any medications that they might need (tell staff about these at check in)
- Rain jacket
- Bag lunch
Every day, participants should have closed toed shoes and appropriate clothing for the weather. They will be spending a majority of the day outdoors so it is important that they are dressed properly.
What forms do I need to bring?
Each participant must have parts A and B completed of the Health Form. Additionally each youth participant who would like to participate in shooting sports activities must have a completed Shooting Sports Waiver. Both of these forms can be found under related content on the right hand side of this screen.
Forms will be turned into the staff at check in on Monday morning. If you do not have them completed, you will be asked to fill them out once you arrive.
If you are attending multiple sessions of Discovery Day Camp, you may use the same forms each time.
Please bring a bag lunch each day. There is an optional included lunch at the Phillippo location for an additional $20 fee.
What to expect at Check In
Check in will begin at 8:30 am each day. On the first day (Monday) please be prepared to turn in a completed Health Form and Shooting Sports Waiver. Make sure you have an emergency contact listed on the Health Form and if anyone else plans to drop off or pick up your child during the week, their names and phone numbers need to be listed as authorized persons.
If your child needs to take any medications during the day please inform the staff.
If you are using bus transportation, staff will be at the pick up locations to collect forms and check participants in each day.
Is there early drop off / late pick up options?
Only at our Base Camp (Fort Snelling) location for an hour before and an hour after the normal start/end times. In the case of an emergency that might delay a pick up, please contact the camp directly.
Our swimming areas are supervised by staff who are certified lifeguards and trained in CPR and First Aid. All participants will be required to stay in the shallow (learner) section unless they are able to pass a swimming test. Those that can pass with lifeguard approval will be allowed to move into the deep end.
Life jackets and flotation toys will be provided upon request. If may also send personal life jackets or flotation devices for you child to use if you wish.
First Aid & Onsite Medical Staff
Each camp property has at least 50% of their staff trained in First Aid and CPR. In addition to that, they have a designated staff member to respond to any injuries or other medical situations that might happen while at camp. If something happens that will require a trip to a clinic or hospital, emergency contacts will be called immediately.