May 22, 2013 at 02:48pm
St. Paul (May 22, 2013) - Have your child join Minnesota Farmers Union (MFU) for a day camp in your area this summer. MFU professional camp counselors will be traveling around the state teaching the difference between cooperatives and cooperation, while most importantly having fun! Each day camp is unique, with a different combination of crafts, games, lessons, songs, and skits all in the great outdoors. These activities are designed to enhance each day-camper’s leadership skills—the building blocks of strong rural communities—in an entertaining and engaging setting outside of the classroom.
"Kids love to do hands-on activities, and the Minnesota Farmers Union day camps are a great opportunity for kids to get their hands dirty, learn something about farms and rural communities and have some fun this summer,” said Doug Peterson, Minnesota Farmers Union President. “The kids will be enjoying themselves so much, they won’t even know they are learning!”
MFU holding day camps throughout the state, and they are:
Saturday, June 8 1 – 4 p.m. Lake Crystal Area Rec. Center
Tuesday, June 11 4 – 8 p.m. Olmsted County History Center, Rochester
Thursday, June 13 9 – 3 p.m Palisade Berglund Park
Friday, June 14 1- 4:30 p.m. Huneke Dairy, Goodhue
Tuesday, July 16 10 - 2 p.m. Little Falls Lions Park
Thursday, July 18 10 – 2 p.m. Dawson Swimming Pool
Friday, July 19 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Ivanhoe Swimming Pool Park
Friday, July 19 10 -2 p.m. Prairie Oaks Institute, Belle Plaine
The fees for day camp range from free to $5. For more information or to sign up for a day camp, contact Glen Schmidt, MFU Education Director at firstname.lastname@example.org or 651.288.4066. Day camps are made possible from the generous donations of CHS Foundation and Minnesota Farmers Union Foundation.