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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...

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Throwback Thursday: 1961 & 1962

Throwback Thursday: 1961 & 1962

We are proud to bring you a Throwback Thursday request - 1961 and 1962. As usual, we got our information from the old newsletters. I must say, as I go further back in time the newsletters get very...

In the Words of a Counselor 2017 vs. 2021

In the Words of a Counselor 2017 vs. 2021

Have we got a treat for you! We recently interviewed Louie Eptsein as a follow up to an interview we conducted with him back in 2017. In 2017 Louie was 14, a camper, and had just won the anchor...

Throwback Thursday: 1973

Throwback Thursday: 1973

Baseball in the 70s - Looks like a scene from the Sandlot! Alright everyone, this week we're going back to 1973! Forty years ago this summer was the last summer Foley was all boys! I used the old...

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving from all of us here at Camp Foley! Today in this blog we are going to focus on things we are grateful for when it comes to CAMP FOLEY! Read below to see what the office staff say...

Camp Foley Launches TikTok

Camp Foley Launches TikTok

We are excited to announce that Camp Foley has officially joined TikTok! This is something our campers have been asking for, for at least the last 2 years! You can find us on the "clock app" under...

Camp is about Connection

Camp is about Connection

Why do you come back to Camp Foley?" We ask the questions and we get the same answer every year... "The people!" We pride ourselves here at Camp Foley with having over 30 different activities for...

Camp Moves Me 2021

Camp Moves Me 2021

We have come to the end of October and that means an end to our fundraising campaign Camp Moves Me! This year we raised $13,805, which is so amazing!!  We had over 120 people donate this month. This...

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...

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...

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