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Spirituality at Camp Foley

Spirituality at Camp Foley

We are always encouraging campers to GROW while here at Camp Foley. We try to create many different opportunities throughout the 3 week session for campers to do this. Campers and counselors slow...

You Can’t Dibs Nature!

You Can’t Dibs Nature!

Snapping Turtle (Photo by A. Faricy) As I canoed along on my second to last of 14, three-hour canoe classes over the last three weeks, I examined the actions of the 6th graders. A couple was...

5 Packing Hacks from a Type A-/B+ Mom

5 Packing Hacks from a Type A-/B+ Mom

Packing for Camp Foley: 5 Hacks from a Type A-/B+ Mom I am Jana, mom of Axel (10) and Jules (8). This will be their 3rd and 2nd year at Foley this summer! Future Jana thanks past Jana. On the back...

5 tips for a Successful Rest Period

5 tips for a Successful Rest Period

At camp, campers are constantly on the “go, go go.” From the time campers wake up, their schedule is packed activities. They can be out on Whitefish Lake all day, other days they are singing,...

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...

7 things Campers should know about Cabin Living

7 things Campers should know about Cabin Living

Camp is getting closer and closer and we just can't wait!   We have a ton of new campers joining us this summer and this blog is for them! There are many things new campers will experience at...

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Spirituality at Camp Foley

Spirituality at Camp Foley

We are always encouraging campers to GROW while here at Camp Foley. We try to create many different opportunities throughout the 3 week session for campers to do this. Campers and counselors slow...

You Can’t Dibs Nature!

You Can’t Dibs Nature!

Snapping Turtle (Photo by A. Faricy) As I canoed along on my second to last of 14, three-hour canoe classes over the last three weeks, I examined the actions of the 6th graders. A couple was...

5 Packing Hacks from a Type A-/B+ Mom

5 Packing Hacks from a Type A-/B+ Mom

Packing for Camp Foley: 5 Hacks from a Type A-/B+ Mom I am Jana, mom of Axel (10) and Jules (8). This will be their 3rd and 2nd year at Foley this summer! Future Jana thanks past Jana. On the back...

5 tips for a Successful Rest Period

5 tips for a Successful Rest Period

At camp, campers are constantly on the “go, go go.” From the time campers wake up, their schedule is packed activities. They can be out on Whitefish Lake all day, other days they are singing,...

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...

7 things Campers should know about Cabin Living

7 things Campers should know about Cabin Living

Camp is getting closer and closer and we just can't wait!   We have a ton of new campers joining us this summer and this blog is for them! There are many things new campers will experience at...

The Trees Are Our Best Antiques

The Trees Are Our Best Antiques

This blog is a throwback from 2012!   A few weeks ago, Adam and I took a weekend trip down to Minneapolis to visit some friends. Since moving to Camp Foley in January, this was our first trip...

Alpha Games: The Battle of the Factions

Alpha Games: The Battle of the Factions

Get ready for the 2022 Alpha Games! Last year, we had the Battle of the Foley Frontier, an all-camp game of capture the flag, that spanned all the way across Foley grounds. This year, prepare for a...

What Kind Of Leader Are You?

What Kind Of Leader Are You?

We announced in February that we have made some awesome updates to our Leadership program! Campers will have the opportunity to be a part of a unique 4-year LIFE PROGRAM that prepares campers...

New Stuff in 2022!

New Stuff in 2022!

We pulled a bit of a prank on April 1st...   There is no new puppy this year at Foley... BUT we have tons of new things that REALLY are coming this summer. Check them out below...  ...

A Day in the life of an Assistant Director

A Day in the life of an Assistant Director

Ever wonder what Ally and Joe are doing all day while you're running around doing activities?   When do they get to camp and when do they leave? As Assistant Directors Joe and I don't normally...

3 times Nature Found a Way

3 times Nature Found a Way

Nature always finds a way...   Our director and fearless leader Alli Faricy recently attended the ACA National Conference and attended a talk on exploring the impact Covid 19 had on our...

Learn all about our Foley Snakes!

Learn all about our Foley Snakes!

Happy St. Patrick's Day! Time to don green clothes and lots of shamrocks and celebrate this fun Irish holiday.   This day is named after the patron saint of Ireland Saint Patrick who was a...

3 Important Shifts in Youth Development

3 Important Shifts in Youth Development

Believe it or not the start of first session is less than 100 days away, which seems both very soon and very far away.   Alli Faricy recently spent a week in Portland, OR at the American Camp...

A Trip Down Memory Lane

A Trip Down Memory Lane

What a Throwback! Take a look at what Foley Alum Peter Kronschnabel had to say back in 2012 about his time at camp...   What better alumnus to ask to capture their Foley reflections than Peter...

Ice Ridges on Whitefish

Ice Ridges on Whitefish

So, maybe I am the only one that has never heard of an ‘Ice Ridge’, but after this winter I now know what they are! Take a look at what Whitefish Lakes massive ice sheet can do. Now what are Ice...

Camper Coordinators!

Camper Coordinators!

Along with all the counselors, campers, dogs, ADs, and directors, we have one other very special position at Camp Foley... The Camper Coordinator! In order to provide the best care and support for...

From Foley to Mars! – Alumni Spotlight

From Foley to Mars! – Alumni Spotlight

Foley helped her reach for the stars...   Today is National Women and Girls in Science Day. There is no better way to CELEBRATE than with an exclusive interview with Foley alum ('02-'06) Sarah...

Meet the Little Brown Bat!

Meet the Little Brown Bat!

Have you ever taken a walk through Camp Foley and wondered what those little brown boxes were fixated onto some of the poles and trees? Well, friends, those are homes for some of our year-round...

Milestones made by Many

Milestones made by Many

We've talked about the prestigious awards and the Anchor award winners, now it's time to take a look at the impressive Milestones our campers, staff, and ONE DOG achieved this summer. Hall of Fame...

Sailing in the 70s with Rob Kugler

Sailing in the 70s with Rob Kugler

This TBT is a little different than what you're probably used to seeing! For this week, we have a great story from a Camp Foley alum from the 70s. If you're a Foley sailor, then this TBT is...

Health Center- New and Improved

Health Center- New and Improved

I'm sure all of our campers and most of our parents and alumni noticed but... WE HAVE A NEW HEALTH CENTER. This was the first summer we got to put the new Mashikki (medicine in the Ojibwa language)....

An Icy Lake in 2013

An Icy Lake in 2013

Alli atop the ice ridge.   Sometimes, we consider the lake to be a “creature” of its own as there always seems to be something cool happening with it, especially in the winter. Whitefish Lake...

2021 Anchor Winners

2021 Anchor Winners

Every summer we have a traditional award we give out here at Camp Foley at every Friendship Campfire, the Anchor Award. Since 1984, each session at least two Anchor Awards are given out (one boy and...

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