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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...

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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...

Campers! What are you excited for?

Campers! What are you excited for?

We were wondering... what are campers most excited to get to do this summer?... so we asked them! We have been meeting with campers in virtual meet ups and zoom personal talks to get a sense of how...

St. Patrick don’t banish our Snakes!

St. Patrick don’t banish our Snakes!

Happy St. Patrick's Day! (Well Yesterday was St. Patrick's Day But Whatever!) Time to don green clothes and lots of shamrocks and celebrate this fun Irish holiday. This day is named after the patron...

Hey Parents! Benefits of Overnight Camp

Hey Parents! Benefits of Overnight Camp

What's up parents! Still wondering if an overnight camp is right for your kid? This summer is looking better and better, and after a year of isolation and virtual learning, camp is the perfect...

Staying Eco-Friendly during Winter

Staying Eco-Friendly during Winter

 2 weeks ago it was -11 outside!!!! Even if you are Minnesota native through and through that is COLD! While the cold has some great benefits, like pretty snow and getting to walk on frozen lakes,...

The History of Fencing

The History of Fencing

  We are continuing with our History blogs, and this week we are taking a look at the History of Fencing! Fencing has been an activity at Camp Foley since 1959. It doesn't go as far back as...

Transitioning to 3 weeks…

Transitioning to 3 weeks…

We are very excited for our upcoming 2021 summer! As many of you know, this summer we are switching to 3 week sessions. We decided to do this for a multitude of reasons... Camps that offer longer...

Happy Love Day

Happy Love Day

 This Sunday is Valentine's Day! We here at Foley are always full of love for our campers, parents, alumni, and for Camp Foley itself! We think it is very important to take the time to show your...

A Guide to Mastering Camp Mail with your Camper

A Guide to Mastering Camp Mail with your Camper

  The thirty minutes after fourth period are some of the most exciting for campers each day. Not only do they get to have candy or ice cream (canteen), but mail from home is handed out. All...

It’s Lego Day

It’s Lego Day

Today is International Lego day!  We here at Camp Foley love Legos! And in 2016 we made this love permanent by creating a whole building designed for using and storing Legos! So today I'd like to...

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It’s Never Too Late or Too Early to Plan for Summer!

We’re so excited to meet you, and we’d love to answer any questions you have about Camp Foley and how much fun we’ll have this summer!

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