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Family Camp Programming will no longer be offered for the 2020 season.

Choose your length of stay. Experience our newest summer family vacation opportunity. Stay in either a fully furnished yurt, or a tent that we provide while taking advantage of a full menu of programs including waterfront, ponies, crafts, bounce pillow, and more! Also unique to this location is the opportunity to purchase a dining program where all meals are provided!

Some Activities You'll Do

Knots and Lashings

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

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

Sled Chutes

Our sled chutes are designed for the impossible to predict Minnesota weather

Our sled chutes are designed for the impossible to predict Minnesota weather

Pony Rides

Giddy Up partner! Ride ponies in our corral, no riding experience necessary!

Giddy Up partner! Ride ponies in our corral, no riding experience necessary!

Tent Camping

Opt out!! Outside that is with tent camping.

Opt out!! Outside that is with tent camping.

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

Crafts

Crafty things to do at our camps

Crafty things to do at our camps

Knock - It - Off!

If you like playing Angry Birds, you will love playing Knock-It-Off at Polar Cubs! Scouts will build a structure using wood blocks and hope it can stand up to attacks from opposing teams.

If you like playing Angry Birds, you will love playing Knock-It-Off at Polar Cubs! Scouts will build a structure using wood blocks and hope it can stand up to attacks from opposing teams.

Night Hike

The familiar old trail that you've hiked dozens of times is suddenly new.

The familiar old trail that you've hiked dozens of times is suddenly new.

Pedal Carts

All the fun of go-karts combined with biking at camp!

All the fun of go-karts combined with biking at camp!

Rock Throwing Range

After we review the safety rules of Scout Ranges, take aim with a rock

After we review the safety rules of Scout Ranges, take aim with a rock

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.

Nature Trail

Day or night, our nature trails make your hike even more exciting.

Day or night, our nature trails make your hike even more exciting.

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

Disc Golf

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

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

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!

Climbing

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

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

Indoor Housing

Camp facilities include indoor, bunk style housing options. Rooms may vary in size depending on location, but they all include bunk beds with mattresses and electricity. Rooms will be assigned by age and gender.

Nylon Dome Style Tent

These tents will comfortably sleep 2 people and can be zipped shut. Sleeping mats are provided. This option is available at Stearns Scout Camp.

Bring Your Own Tent

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

Indoor Restrooms

Restroom facilities include a flush toilet and a sink.

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.

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

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.

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

Flexible Schedule
Climbing
Boating
Crafts
Campfire Program
Ponies

Schedule

A Typical Day at Camp

7:30 - 8:30 AM | Breakfast Served
9:00 AM – 12:00 AM | Morning Activities (by Age Group)
12:15 - 1:00 PM | Lunch
1:00 - 2:00 PM | Afternoon Break
2:00 - 5:00 PM | Afternoon Activities (Family Based)
5:00 – 6:00 PM | Evening Break
6:00 – 7:00 PM | Dinner
7:00 – 8:15 PM | Evening Activities (Family Based)
8:30 – 9:15 PM | Campfires

Advancement

Family Camp is designed to be focused on activities instead of advancement. However, just by being at camp and participating in some activities, Scouts will be able to sign off on individual requirements.

Location Details

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Who can attend?

Family Camp is open to ALL.

How much does it cost?

Tent Sites: $50-$80/night
Yurts: $80-$100/night

The exact cost is determined based on site size. Additional $50/night charge per person over capacity in a site

What is included in the fee?

The fee includes firewood, basic program and staffing costs. Some activities will require an additional fee per person.

Is financial aid available?

Yes! Every Scout 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 cost covered.

When is Family Camp?

Family Camp will be offered dates throughout the month of July. Choose what nights you want to stay, and which activities you will do on a day-by-day basis.

What should I bring?

When packing for Family Camp, make sure to bring everything you need to be comfortable for the number of nights you'll be away from home.

  • Swim suit and towel
  • Rain Jacket - always be prepared!
  • Sun screen and bug repellent
  • Shower Shoes (flip flops)
  • Flashlight
  • Sweatshirt or jacket - it can get cold when the sun goes down.
  • Water bottle - Stay Hydrated!

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

What Forms do I need to bring?

Each participant (youth and adult) 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 Resources on the right hand side of this screen. Forms are turned into the staff at check in. If you do not have them completed, you will be asked to fill them out once you arrive

Meal Service Available

Meals available starting with breakfast on your first morning and ending with lunch on your last day. Meal fees are per person.

All Meals: $20/day/person

Special Dietary Requests

We want to make sure that every camper gets a healthy and safe meal. At camp we are prepared to accommodate for the following restrictions:

  • Lactose Free
  • Gluten Free
  • Vegetarian
  • Peanut/Nut Free

If you have needs above and beyond those listed above, or if you would prefer to bring your own food, cooler space and a microwave will be made available to you.

How do I inform the camp of my dietary needs?

Please note any dietary needs in your online registration information. This will give the camp staff a summary of all of the needs for a given weekend. Please also inform staff of any dietary restrictions at check in to make sure that they have accurate information. If you have questions regarding food service, please contact the camp directly.

What to expect at Check-In

A staff member will greet you at the entrance and give you instructions on where to park and check-in. At check-in you will be given a map and detailed schedule for the weekend. Be prepared to turn in your completed health forms and shooting sports waivers for all participants.

Following check-in, a staff member will lead you to your tent-site or yurt. You will not be able to park directly next to your tent-site or yurt, so please be prepared to carry your gear a short distance.

There will be no meal served on your first night, so please eat dinner before coming to camp.

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:

  • Leaner (Non-Swimmer)
  • Beginner
  • Swimmer

You may have an opportunity to complete the swim check on your first evening, or you will have a chance to do it at your first aquatic activity the next day! Lifeguards will be available to answer any questions that you have regarding the swim check.

This might sound scary, but you have no need to worry! Swimmers of all levels will be able to have a safe and fun experience at our aquatic activities! No one will be asked to do anything that they are not comfortable with.

Swim checks can be completed prior to coming to camp under the supervision of a registered lifeguard, see Swim Qualification Record sheet in the Parent Guide book.

Family Camp is a "choose your own dates" style outing. Stay as long as you choose!

Our camps and related activities are seasonally based, content will appear prior to registration opening. Thank you for your interest in our programs, think outside... no box required.


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