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Unit Meetings at Camp

During the pandemic, Camp Northern Star is offering the use of facilities, at no cost, to units to hold regular Pack, Troop or Crew meetings. We hope that this can help units stay active and keep Scouting strong in a time where many meeting locations are no longer available due to COVID-19 restrictions.

Who can utilize facilities?

Any registered Scouting unit that is experiencing issues securing a meeting location.

What facilities are available?

We have secured space at five of our metro camp properties for this purpose. Some of these facilities have multiple rooms for use as breakout spaces. 

Camp

Facility

Indoor Capacity

Base Camp

TeamBuilding Center

45

Fred C. Andersen

Swanson Lodge

30

 

Training Building

20

 

Good Medicine Lodge

10

Kiwanis Scout Camp

Gordon Hall/Nature Room

30

 

Randall Fellowship Hall

30

Rum River Scout Camp

Colbert Lodge

15

 

Weaver Lodge

15

 

Thurston Lodge

15

Phillippo Scout Reservation

Frey Dining Hall

45

 

Camper Cabin

30

 

Warming House

15

Stearns Scout Camp

Heritage Lodge

30

 

Gagner Lodge

15

 

Diamond Lake Lodge

15

 

What will I get as part of the facility rental?

  • 2 hour block to host the meeting.  All meetings must conclude by 9pm and doors will be unlocked 30 minutes prior to your start time.
  • Tables and chairs for up to 15 people per room.
  • Some facilities have access to indoor restrooms and sinks.
  • Cooking and meal preparation areas will not be available.                             

What guidelines will I have to follow when renting a facility?

  • All participants will need to follow Minnesota guidelines regarding maximum indoor group size (15 per room), face coverings and social distancing.
  • Notify camp ranger of arrival and departure. Ranger may not be on-site at time of meeting.
  • Leave the facility in a clean and sanitized condition (camp will provide products).
  • Renters will provide all needed program supplies (paper, markers, projector, cups, etc.)

When will facilities be available?

Meeting spaces will be available during afternoons and evenings Monday through Thursday of each week at Fred C Andersen, Kiwanis, Phillippo, Rum River and Stearns.

Meeting space will be available from 6:30pm to 9:00pm on Sunday and Monday only at Base Camp.

Meetings should be conclude prior to 9:00pm.

How do I make a reservation?

All reservations, with the exception of Base Camp, will be through our existing website.  Base Camp reservations will need to be submitted via a paper reservation form at least 2 weeks in advance so we can schedule staff to open the building

Reservation Site (Not Base Camp)   Reservation Instructions (Not Base Camp) Base Camp Reservations

How long will this program be in effect?

We will continue to offer rooms at no cost through the end of 2020 and, likely, through 2021. We will re-evaluate based on pandemic conditions in December 2020.

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