2017 Summer Camps
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The Eagle Bluff Camp Experience Eagle Bluff is home to a multitude of unique and adventurous overnight summer camps for youth entering grades 3 through 12. From learning to handle raptors to discovering what itâ€™s like to sleep outdoors in their own shelter, Eagle Bluff campers gain new skills, build their self-confidence, and foster their relationship with the natural world.
Modern Facilities Campers spend their nights in our climatecontrolled dormitory. Friends that come to camp together will be housed in the same room. On duty staff members sleep nearby in case they are needed in the night. As an added bonus, many of our camps also include a camp out! Campers eat in our dining hall, where the emphasis is on using local, sustainable ingredients, creating nutritious, kid-friendly meals, and minimizing food waste. Every attempt is made to meet any food allergy or dietary needs.
Camp Counselors with Charisma The core of our summer staff are adults aged 21 or older who have a college degree, and will have spent the previous year working at the Bluff. We are committed to providing an exciting but safe experience. All of our staff are first-aid and CPR certified.
All the staff members were wonderful & always cared about everyone equally.
I'm very impressed with how much my daughter loved the food. She said she wasted none of it!
June 25th-30th For youth entering grades 5th-7th
Headlamp? Check! Backpack? Check! Into the woods we go!
Campers spend the week learning survival skills: from finding wild edibles and fire starting, to shooting arrows, blowguns, and rifles. Plus, with adventures on a ropes course and climbing walls, the excitement will be nonstop!
June 25th-30th For youth entering grades 7th-10th
Choose your own adventure! Extreme campers brush up on the basics before heading out on a multi-day camp out. Shelters are built, campfire meals are consumed, and fun is everywhere to be found!
July 5th-8th For youth entering grades 3rd-5th
Calling all explorers!
Jr. Adventurers is a great first-time summer camp experience. Campers will go swimming in the Root River, be silly at campfire, learn to rock climb, shoot for a bulls-eye in archery, and build shelters in the woods!
July 5th-8th For youth entering grades 6th-9th
Discover life after dark at the Bluff! Through river canoeing, exploring our bat tunnel, or doing a ropes course at 12 AM, campers stay up late each night to experience camp in a whole new way. Bonus: watching the sunrise from East Treetops on the last morning.
July 16th-21st For youth entering grades 5th-8th
Sun's out, guns out!
Campers spend time learning about safe hunting techniques, while also improving skills in canoeing, archery, navigation, and more! The option to complete the MN Firearms Safety Certification is available.
Firearms Safety June 18th-20th OR July 23rd-25th
For youth entering grades 5th-8th
Fun, hands-on classes taught by our staff help campers gain the knowledge and skills needed to become responsible and successful hunters.
July 9th-14th For youth entering grades 6th-9th
Forkhorn II Range open!
Going beyond the hunting basics, campers improve their archery skills and complete their bow hunter certification. Plus, there's still time for the Eagle Bluff classics: canoeing, the climbing wall, and plenty of games!
Introducing Round 3! Come back not only for the Bluff favorites, but also some new activities: a two night camp out, Wilderness First Aid 101, a river tubing adventure, an Advanced Hunter certification, and more!
July 30th-August 4th For youth entering grades 7th-10th
Fangs, fur, and feathers, oh my! Designed for animal enthusiasts, these campers are out in our ponds, streams, prairies, and forests seeing everything from hawks and frogs to bats and snakes.
July 30th-August 4th For youth entering grades 6th-8th
July 9th-14th For youth entering grades 8th-11th
Advanced Wildlife Encounters
Raptor Force: Assemble! Throughout the week, campers focus on learning more about raptor care, training, and handling. Don't worry, there's still time to get muddy in the pond, tube the river, and more!
Rocks, Ropes, & Rivers
Climb to new heights! Adventurous campers spend eight days improving their rock climbing skills, learning to belay each other, and doing all three Eagle Bluff ropes courses. Plus, a three day road trip to climb outdoors and sail Lake Pepin makes this a camp thrill seekers won't want to miss!
July 23rd-30th For youth entering grades 8th-11th
Forkhorn: July 14th-21st Wildlife: July 28th-Aug 4th
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This new program aims to provide summer camp leadership opportunities for 10th-12th grade students. We'll spend our weekend bonding, determining leadership styles, and learning the skills needed to be an assistant counselor at Eagle Bluff. Come Sunday, you'll be a part of the team as a supportive group co-leader. Whether you're cheering your campers on at the ropes course or chasing them as a Bonker, expect a week of fun, friends, and self-discovery!
2017 Summer Camp Calendar Camp / Grade
> Survival 101 / 5, 6, 7
> Survival EXTREME / 7, 8, 9, 10
> Jr Adventurers / 3, 4, 5
> Night Owls / 6, 7, 8, 9
> Forkhorn II / 6, 7, 8, 9
> Adv. Wildlife / 8, 9, 10, 11
> Forkhorn I / 5, 6, 7, 8
> Rocks, Ropes, Rivers / 8, 9, 10, 11
> Wildlife Encounters / 6, 7, 8
July 30-Aug 4
> Forkhorn III / 7, 8, 9, 10
July 30-Aug 4
> Counselors-in-Training / 10, 11, 12 (CITs)
July 14-21 July 28-Aug 4
> Firearms Safety / 5, 6, 7, 8
June 18-20 July 23-25
Visit www.eagle-bluff.org for more details!
Frequently Asked Registration Questions
How do you register for summer camp? > Head to our Summer Camps webpage to register. You may complete the form online via Eventbrite or by mailing in a paper copy. A deposit is required, but you may also opt to pay full price up front. How does the Early Bird Pricing work? > You can save between $10-$25 by registering before April 15th. Are there any discounts or scholarships available? > Returning campers for all camps (minus Firearms Safety) receive a 5% discount from the entire camp fee. > Campers can complete 30+ volunteer hours at the Bluff to qualify for an additional 5%-15% discount. > Eagle Bluff also partners with a number of organizations to help provide scholarships to make camp accessible for all. Please contact the Summer Camps Coordinator (email@example.com) if you would like additional information.
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Events for All Ages
> Candlelight Snowshoe
January 21st & February 18th
> Maple Syrup Festival
> Summer High Ropes Challenge Tues & Sat June-August > Outdoors Family Weekend > Monarch Festival > Haunted High Ropes
June 10-11 & Aug 5-6 July 8th October 27th
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2017 Summer Camps