Discovery Adventure Camp

Ready to discover your next camp Adventure?

Join us for the next step of Discovery Camp for 6th - 12th graders. Monday and Tuesday will be spent at Base Camp (Fort Snelling, MN) from 9 am - 4 pm each day. Then, on Wednesday morning campers will depart from Base camp to head to Camp Tomahawk (Birchwood, WI) for a two-night sleep-away camp experience.

Ready to discover your next camp Adventure? Join us for the next step of Discovery Camp for 6th - 12th graders. Monday and Tuesday will be spent at Base Camp (Fort Snelling, MN) from 9 am - 4 pm each day. While at Base Camp, campers will participate in team building challenges, high ropes course program and prepare as a group for the second half of the week by learning some camping and outdoor skills. Then, on Wednesday morning campers will depart from Base camp to head to Camp Tomahawk (Birchwood, WI) for a two-night sleep-away camp experience. At Camp Tomahawk, campers will get the chance to participate in activities such as swimming, archery, boating, sailing, hiking, and climbing, and so much more. Our enthusiastic and well-trained staff will guide you every step of the way, all you need to do is come ready to have some fun! 

 

Some Activities You'll Do

Climbing

 

We have climbing structures at four locations, providing physical and mental challenges to campers of all ages

 

 

We have climbing structures at four locations, providing physical and mental challenges to campers of all ages

 

STEM

 

STEMactivities can be anything that gets your unit thinking scientificallyabout a project.

 

 

STEM activities can be anything that gets your unit thinking scientificallyabout a project.

 

Volleyball

 

A sport that almost everyone has played at least once, now play it with your new camp friends.

 

 

A sport that almost everyone has played at least once, now play it with your new camp friends.

 

Sports

 

Get a group together and play an active game.

 

 

Get a group together and play an active game.

 

Rifle Shooting

 

Can you hit the bullseye?

 

 

Can you hit the bullseye?

 

Boating

 

Boating can enrich an experience at camp whether it's just something you do for an hour or if it is the center of your outing.

 

 

Boating can enrich an experience at camp whether it's just something you do for an hour or if it is the center of your outing.

 

Horse Riding

 

Ride on horse back and learn about the best way to travel on our trails

 

 

Ride on horse back and learn about the best way to travel on our trails

 

Crafts

 

Crafty things to do at our camps

 

 

Crafty things to do at our camps

 

Knots and Lashings

 

Use one of our knot/lashing kits to learn the basics of this outdoor skill.

 

 

Use one of our knot/lashing kits to learn the basics of this outdoor skill.

 

Tomahawk Throwing

 

Try your hand at this timeless challenge

 

 

Try your hand at this timeless challenge

 

Slingshots

 

It's another activity you can do at our Archery Ranges

 

 

It's another activity you can do at our Archery Ranges

 

Hiking

 

Hiking at camp is a fantastic way to enjoy the environment.

 

 

Hiking at camp is a fantastic way to enjoy the environment.

 

Team Building Games

 

Enjoy the outdoors and hanging with your unit while doing new team building games each season.

 

 

Enjoy the outdoors and hanging with your unit while doing new team building games each season.

 

Challenge Course

 

Our Low Ropes courses consist of real and imaginary challenges

 

 

Our Low Ropes courses consist of real and imaginary challenges

 

Tent Camping

 

Opt out!! Outside that is with tent camping.

 

 

Opt out!! Outside that is with tent camping.

 

Disc Golf

 

Can you toss a frisbee? If the answer is yes than you can try outthis cool activity.

 

 

Can you toss a frisbee? If the answer is yes than you can try outthis cool activity.

 

Swimming

 

Swimming is one of the staples of camp, a fun outdoor activity promoting physical fitness, teamwork, and self reliance.

 

 

Swimming is one of the staples of camp, a fun outdoor activity promoting physical fitness, teamwork, and self reliance.

 

Leather Branding

 

Campers will have a chance to take home a leather round with a Fleur de Lis branded on it to remember their time

 

 

Campers will have a chance to take home a leather round with a Fleur de Lis branded on it to remember their time

 

Camp Store

 

Get yourself a camp souvenir or pick up something you may have forgotten at home.

 

 

Get yourself a camp souvenir or pick up something you may have forgotten at home.

 

Shotgun

 

Can you hit the clay pigeon?

 

 

Can you hit the clay pigeon?

 

Archery

 

Take up a bow and fire a few arrows toward the bullseye

 

 

Take up a bow and fire a few arrows toward the bullseye

 

Campfires

 

A toasty campfire is often the focus of any campout.

 

 

A toasty campfire is often the focus of any campout.

 

Maps and Compass

 

Map and compass is a key skill if you plan to do any backpacking

 

 

Map and compass is a key skill if you plan to do any backpacking

 

Fishing

 

Fishing is a great way to connect with nature, relieve some stress, learn how our ancestors used to acquire food, and more!

 

 

Fishing is a great way to connect with nature, relieve some stress, learn how our ancestors used to acquire food, and more!

 

High Ropes Course

 

Our mind challenging and heart pounding elements give you a chance to test your ability to conquer fear and build self-confidence.

 

 

Our mind challenging and heart pounding elements give you a chance to test your ability to conquer fear and build self-confidence.

 

GaGa Ball

 

Enter the Octagon with your friends and try and be the last to survive the round!

 

 

Enter the Octagon with your friends and try and be the last to survive the round!

 

Canvas Wall Tent

Walk right into this spacious tent. Each tent includes 2 cots and mosquito netting is available to borrow from camp for free for your week.

Bring Your Own Tent

Do you like using your own tent? Go ahead and bring it to camp!

Indoor Showers

Shower buildings can be either locker room style with individual shower stalls or single room showers with a locking door.

Outdoor Latrines

You can expect to see latrines near every campsite and program area. Latrines are stocked with toilet paper and a hand washing stations (either hand sanitizer or a sink with soap).

Internet accessibility and cell phone coverage is limited at all of our camp properties. If you have specific needs related to work or otherwise, please contact the camp property you are planning on attending to learn more about available access. In the case of an emergency, reliable communication will be made available to you.

Electricity is not available in all campsites and is reserved for those with a medical need such as CPAP machines. Make sure to note such medical needs in your registration to notify the camp.

Electricity is available in most buildings and can be used to charge cell phones. We recommend bringing portable batteries if you would like to leave an item unattended and charging.

All campsites include a fire ring, fire wood, picnic table and access to potable water.

The camp store is stocked with small convenience items, snacks, apparel, souvenirs and patches. Cash, check and credit cards ($5 minimum) are accepted.

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

  • Team Building
  • High Ropes
  • Outdoor Skills Development
  • Fantastic swimming areas with inflatables
  • .22 Rifles / Shotguns
  • Climbing Towers over 40’ tall
  • Horses
  • Historic Logging Camp

A full schedule will be emailed out before start of camp.

SCHEDULE

Check out the schedule below:

MONDAY – Tuesday

  • 9:00 am: Check-In
  • 9:15 am - 12:00 pm: Morning Activities
  • 12:00 - 12:30 pm: Lunch (Bring your own lunch)
  • 12:30 - 3:45 pm: Afternoon Activities
  • 4:00 pm: Camper pickup 

Wednesday

  • 9:00 am: Drop off at Base Camp
  • 10:00 am: Depart for Camp Tomahawk
  • 12:00 pm: Eat lunch on bus (Bring your own lunch)
  • 1:00 pm: Arrive at Camp Tomahawk / Set up campsite
  • 6:00 pm: Dinner (Camp provided)
  • 7:00 pm: Evening Activites
  • 9:00 pm: Campsite Time

Thursday

  • 8:00 am: Breakfast
  • 9:00 am: Morning Activites
  • 12:00 pm: Lunch
  • 1:00 pm: Afternoon Actitives
  • 6:00 pm: Dinner
  • 7:00 pm: Evening Activites
  • 9:00 pm: Campsite Time

Friday

  • 8:00 am: Breakfast
  • 9:00 am: Take down campsite / Camp Tomahawk Check-out
  • 10:00 am: Morning Activites
  • 12:00 pm: Lunch (Camp Provided)
  • 1:00 pm: Afternoon Activites
  • 2:00 pm: Bus Leaves for Base Camp
  • 5:00 pm: Pickup at Base Camp
 

 

WHO CAN ATTEND?

Discover Aventure Camp at Base Camp/Camp Tomahawk is open to youth going into 6th grade – 12th grade. Youth are encouraged to come with friends or siblings to join other small groups for an awesome week of fun.

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?

2022 Fees

$350 per youth

IS THERE FINANCIAL AID AVAILABLE?

Yes! We think that every camper should have an opportunity to attend Summer Camp and we do not want cost to hold anyone back from this experience. If you are in need, please complete the Campership Form to receive up to 50% of the youth cost covered.

WHEN IS DISCOVERY OVERNIGHT CAMP?

There are two weeks available to do Discovery Overnight Camp.

  • July 11 - 15
  • August 8 - 12

WHAT SHOULD I BRING?

When packing for Summer Camp, see a full packing list on each camps website, but below are some helpful reminders!

Base Camp

  • Weather appropriate clothing
  • Bagged lunch and snack (peanut-free)
  • Water bottle
  • Close-toed shoes

Camp Tomahawk

  • Swimsuit and towel
  • Rain jacket - always be prepared!
  • Sunscreen and bug repellent
  • Shower shoes (flip flops)
  • Flashlight
  • Sweatshirt or lightweight jacket - it can get cold when the sun goes down!
  • Thermometer and hand sanitizer
  • Any medications that they might need (tell staff at check in)

It may be helpful to pack your gear in a plastic tote instead of a suitcase because it is easy to carry and it will keep your things dry in the case of rain!

WHAT FORMS DO I NEED TO BRING?

Each participant (youth) must have a completed parts A, B, and C 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 forms on the right hand side of this screen.

Forms will be turned in upon arrival, and you will get them back at the end of your week. If you do not have them completed, you will be asked to fill them out once you arrive.

FOOD SERVICE

On Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, you will need to provide your own lunches. Wednesday dinner through Friday lunch will be provided by the camp.

DIETARY RESTRICTIONS

Please note any dietary restrictions in your registration. Camp staff will reach out if they have any additional questions.

WHAT TO EXPECT AT CHECK IN

Check In and Drop off procedures are being adjusted in 2022 due to COVID-19, please review Parent Guidebook for details (which will be made available to particpants shortly before their camp date).

On the first day (Monday) please be prepared to turn in a completed Health Form, Particpant Day Camp Waiver, 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.

SWIM QUALIFICATIONS

Each participant, youth and adult, will be asked to complete a swim qualification test. You will not be allowed to participate in any aquatic activities (swimming or boating) until this is complete. There are 3 different levels that participants can check at to fit their comfort and ability level:

  • Learner (Non-Swimmer)
  • Beginner
  • Swimmer

Swim checks can be completed prior to coming to camp under the supervision of a registered lifeguard, see Swim Qualification Record sheet in the forms area in the right sidebar for more information.

TRANSPORTATION

Each camper needs to find their own way to and back home from Base Camp on Monday and Tuesday. On Wednesday, campers must make their own way to Base Camp. From there, camp will transport campers from Base Camp on Wednesday morning for Camp Tomahawk and arrive back to Base Camp on Friday evening. Transportation to and from Camp Tomahawk is included in the registration fee.

SuperVision

At both Base Camp and Camp Tomahawk, campers will be supervised by multiple well-trained adult staff for the entire duration of their time at camp, including overnight hours. 

FIRST AID & ONSITE MEDICAL STAFF

Each camp property has at least 50% of their staff trained in First Aid and CPR. Each camp has an EMT and a volunteer physician on call 24/7, as well as dedicated sick call hours throughout the week.

Ready to register? Select the register button for the property you would like to attend and you will be redirected to our online registration site! If you would like assistance or are experiencing problems with the registration process, please contact Customer Service 612-261-2303.

Discovery Adventure Camp

Discovery Adventure Camp

Registration Questions: 612-261-2303

Registration Opens 1/10!

  • July 11 - 15
  • August 8 - 12

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