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Why We Donate to Camp

Why We Donate to Camp

It is the last full week of Camp Moves Me! We have raised over $5,000 so far for kids to come to camp, and we want to finish strong! We thought it would be more powerful to hear from the parents of...

Special Awards in 2021

Special Awards in 2021

We had some very special campers earn some very special awards this summer! Going beyond ribbon awards and fun awards created by counselors. These campers had their names recorded in the history of...

A History of Clothing at Camp Foley

A History of Clothing at Camp Foley

We are continuing our History blogs with a, particularly fun one today! We are going to travel through history and check out how the clothing trends have evolved over the last 95 years of Foley...

Camp Moves Me is about to BEGIN!

Camp Moves Me is about to BEGIN!

IT'S THAT TIME OF YEAR AGAIN!!! If you follow Camp Foley on social media (specifically Facebook or Instagram) then you have probably seen Foley Directors, Staff, and Campers participating in an...

Activity Achievements!

Activity Achievements!

One perk of 3 weeks we kept highlighting earlier this year was the extra time at activities! In fact, campers gained a whole sign up in the 3 weeks, and a 4th day was added to two of the sign ups!...

Flick N Float 2021

Flick N Float 2021

We brought an old classic this summer at Foley. Flick N Float made an appearance in all 3 sessions. Flick N Float is a night in camp, usually the night before a sleep-in day, where the whole camp...

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Why We Donate to Camp

Why We Donate to Camp

It is the last full week of Camp Moves Me! We have raised over $5,000 so far for kids to come to camp, and we want to finish strong! We thought it would be more powerful to hear from the parents of...

Special Awards in 2021

Special Awards in 2021

We had some very special campers earn some very special awards this summer! Going beyond ribbon awards and fun awards created by counselors. These campers had their names recorded in the history of...

A History of Clothing at Camp Foley

A History of Clothing at Camp Foley

We are continuing our History blogs with a, particularly fun one today! We are going to travel through history and check out how the clothing trends have evolved over the last 95 years of Foley...

Camp Moves Me is about to BEGIN!

Camp Moves Me is about to BEGIN!

IT'S THAT TIME OF YEAR AGAIN!!! If you follow Camp Foley on social media (specifically Facebook or Instagram) then you have probably seen Foley Directors, Staff, and Campers participating in an...

Activity Achievements!

Activity Achievements!

One perk of 3 weeks we kept highlighting earlier this year was the extra time at activities! In fact, campers gained a whole sign up in the 3 weeks, and a 4th day was added to two of the sign ups!...

Flick N Float 2021

Flick N Float 2021

We brought an old classic this summer at Foley. Flick N Float made an appearance in all 3 sessions. Flick N Float is a night in camp, usually the night before a sleep-in day, where the whole camp...

Back To School… With Tips from Camp Foley!

Back To School… With Tips from Camp Foley!

  As our Minnesota families head back to school this month and many of our other families from out of state are already back on the school train, we wanted to share today's blog for a few ideas...

A History of Riflery

A History of Riflery

We are continuing to take some time this summer to take a look back at the history of Camp Foley. With 95 years of Camp under our belt, Camp has inevitably changed with the times. We are very proud...

Upper and Lower Treehouses: The Perks of Both

Upper and Lower Treehouses: The Perks of Both

Treehouses are a special night that two and four-week campers have the chance to experience. Each treehouse is located in the woods across the road from the center of camp. Cabin groups hike, cook...

A History of Boating

A History of Boating

We are continuing to take some time this summer to take a look back at the history of Camp Foley. With 95 years of Camp under our belt, Camp has inevitably changed with the times. We are very proud...

When they come home…

When they come home…

Our first session of 2021 is coming to an end. We can't believe how fast three weeks really can fly! We want our campers to have a positive reentry into their normal lives while taking with them all...

Breathtaking Brazil

Breathtaking Brazil

A throwback Thursday to our Director Alli Faricy's trip to Brazil in 2018. Check out some of the amazing creatures she encountered...     Director Alli Faricy spent some time in Brazil for...

The First Day of Camp 2021!!

The First Day of Camp 2021!!

We welcomed the very first campers of 2021 this week and couldn't be more excited to kick off this summer! Our campers arrived by car and bus. Drop-off looked a little different this year, with...

Packing for Camp!

Packing for Camp!

Camp starts in less than 2 weeks! While everyone here is very excited, there may be a few nerves still out there about what to pack. Luckily camp is here to help! Now the easiest way to answer that...

Veronica Chooses Camp

Veronica Chooses Camp

Check out a testimonial from a former camper Veronica about why she loves Camp and kept coming back. Veronica wrote this back in 2018, and we felt this was a great opportunity for a throwback...

Throwback to 2012

Throwback to 2012

Below is a blog written by a past Assistant Director back in 2012. It showcases the beauty that surrounds camp even during our quieter winter months. Read on to see what her thoughts were as she...

New Camper Series: Activity Sign Up

New Camper Series: Activity Sign Up

Welcome to next installment of our New Camper Series. These blogs will focus on New Campers and help prepare everyone for this summer. This blog will focus on Activity sign up! When we say "Sign Up"...

Invasive Species- Zebra Mussels

Invasive Species- Zebra Mussels

Picture this: It is the middle of the session at camp, it is by far the hottest day yet, and you are finally going to be able to go jump in the lake. You sign in at the buddy board, and you and your...

New Camper Series: Eating at Foley

New Camper Series: Eating at Foley

Welcome to next installment in our series we are calling New Camper Series. These blogs will focus on New Campers and help prepare everyone for this summer. This blog will focus on eating and meal...

Traditions at Foley

Traditions at Foley

Having been around for almost 97 years, we have amassed our fair share of traditions here at Foley. We asked our campers which traditions they hold close to their heart and can't wait to recreate...

How We Prepare to Open Camp

How We Prepare to Open Camp

When you finally arrive for the first day of camp, it is so thrilling to see the place you love or will come to love all put together and ready for a session of fun. The docks are all in, the...

Camp Foley vs. Camp Rock

Camp Foley vs. Camp Rock

  Want to talk about Disney? Good, me too! Most of us are familiar with those classic Disney Channel movies that played throughout the early 2000s. Musicals became the popular thing across disney...

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