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MFU summer camps

Early registration deadline is May 1

 

Beat the price increase that happens on May 1! Register now for a summer Minnesota Farmers Union youth camp for kids ages 8 to 18. This has been a Minnesota tradition for hundreds and hundreds of families across the state since 1943.

Minnesota Farmers Union Leadership Camp is affordable and open to everyone, regardless of your current or past farming background. It's all about helping young people become good citizens by planting the seeds of responsibility, leadership and cooperation in an environment where those qualities can grow and flourish.

Campers have opportunities to develop these qualities through some of the simple, day-to-day tasks at camp. These simple activities provide a common foundation for all campers to share the responsibility of making camp a fun, safe place to be and are the foundation of developing cooperation skills that can last a lifetime.

There are other ways campers can develop their leadership and cooperation skills, too. Some may choose to share a special skill on talent night or run for a director's position on the board of the camp's cooperative concession store.

Leadership and cooperation happen at all levels of Farmers Union Leadership Camp, and sometimes these skills are demonstrated in an act as simple as helping a younger camper with a craft project or assembling a costume to wear at a theme night.

Campers develop strong leadership roles by participating in groups where campers are taught the importance of legislation and how it can affect their community, and how to become an effective leader. Farmers Union Leadership Campers can make a difference in their community.

Minnesota Farmers Union strives to provide an environment that continually fosters young people. One of the many ways the organization achieves this is by allowing campers to take an active role in shaping the educational component of camp. During the year, the Youth Advisory Council, elected by their peers at Senior Camp, discuss, select, and build the base for the annual educational theme.

But camp isn't only about education. It's also about providing a safe environment where campers can hang out, be kids and have fun. Campers get to sing at campfires and dress up in crazy costumes for theme-night. They can swim, play games, go on nature hikes and much more.

Most of all, campers can meet young people from throughout the state - both urban & rural with whom they can build lifelong friendships.

We invite you to join us this summer for a week of fun!

You can read more at http://mfu".org/camp and also in the Bonanza Valley Voice newspaper. *Note: prices will increase at midnight on Monday, May 1.

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