|Sunset over Whitefish Lake|
This fall, Mother Nature has blessed us with all of the weather we could possibly wish to experience in northern Minnesota. From temperatures reaching the 60’s throughout early November to a blizzard bringing in nearly 20 inches of snow, we are thankful this Thanksgiving for all the beauty these conditions have provided.
November typically prompts us to head indoors as it brings colder temperatures, with highs reaching into the 40’s. This November we experienced temperatures twenty degrees warmer than usual. This provided an ideal setting to continue spending time outdoors, including many bonfires and enjoying the nightly sunsets over Whitefish Lake!
|Director hotdog roast
in early November
Our transition from these warm temps to snowfall happened in a short week’s time. Mother Nature decided she wasn’t going to bring on the snow gradually this winter, she was going to start us off in a total whiteout- 18.5 inches of snow fell last Friday. Although this provided for much less than ideal driving conditions, it layered camp in a white bliss. For most of our alumni, campers, and staff who have only seen the wonders of Foley in the summertime, observing camp in these conditions is truly a unique experience.
Jack, a longtime camper and staff, was in awe as he walked past the Chapel last weekend. Jack said it perfectly, “This is beautiful. The camp is always beautiful, but this is something special. For many years I have seen this place so full of energy and excitement. Seeing it calm, covered in snow, and quietly made me take a step back and really appreciate how secluded and fully immersed in nature we really are.”
Director Alli Faricy took full advantage of this snowy opportunity and captured some fascinating shots of Camp Foley in its winter form, enjoy the pictures below.
We encourage you all to #optoutside and find the beauty in everything you encounter this Thanksgiving!