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A History of Clothing at Camp Foley

A History of Clothing at Camp Foley

We have a particularly fun one today! We are going to travel through history and check out how the clothing trends have evolved over the last 100 years of Foley history. We are bringing some of them...

The Highest awards of 2023

The Highest awards of 2023

Our Campers showed real Grit this summer! Read below to learn about the highest awards you can earn at Camp Foley and who achieved each one this past summer! Gold Birchbark Congratulations to the...

Self Defense at Foley!

Self Defense at Foley!

A new skill at Foley This past summer at Camp, every camper had the opportunity to try a self defense class taught by a local professional. Kevin Littman, a black belt instructor from Pequot Lakes...

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Club Paradise- How to become a member

Club Paradise- How to become a member

We want to grow together! A big part of the Camp Foley experience is the community formed between campers during the session. It is amazing to see the bonds formed between campers from different...

Help… I Miss My Kid!

Help… I Miss My Kid!

We've all been homesick before, right? It perfectly normal whenever you go to a new place. But have any of you parents gotten Kidsick?! Camps talk about homesickness a lot and the different ways we...

Getting Lost on the Wolf Trail

Getting Lost on the Wolf Trail

I, Ally Daily, had a super fun experience at our Twin Cities Pizza Party. I ran into a camper, Genevieve K., who reminded me of a crazy moment from 2018. I wasn't always the Girl's AD, before that I...

Giving them Roots and Wings

Giving them Roots and Wings

Let's give our kids Roots and Wings. Below is an excerpt from a wonderful blog by Cally Worden. Cally  gives some excellent insight in her article “Roots and Wings:  How to Give Your Kids the Best...

Banquet or Alpha Games?

Banquet or Alpha Games?

Ready for a throwback? Let's compare our past with our present! What were the banquets like back in the day and how do they compare to Alpha Games? Camp Foley Banquets The Camp Foley banquets were...

Archery vs. Riflery

Archery vs. Riflery

Are they so different after all? Archery and Riflery are two of the most popular activities here at Foley. They are obviously different but can be linked as the two most prolific projectile sports...

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...

A History of Tennis

A History of Tennis

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...

Growing Grit in our Girls

Growing Grit in our Girls

It's hard to be a girl sometimes, let us help. I recently read this blog from "A Mighty Girl" on girl's confidence and started reflecting on being a girl in general. We women have to walk so many...

How to make Soda Bread!

How to make Soda Bread!

There is this one magical food everyone looks forward to when coming back to Foley every summer... Soda Bread! This magical bread is similar to a coffee cake but hard to describe unless you've...

Happiness and Friendship: A Camp Story

Happiness and Friendship: A Camp Story

Kids go camping for a million reasons and counting -- what's not to love about the great outdoors, leaving the electronics behind for a while, and learning a ton of new things? However, it's easy to...

5 Holiday Treats You Can Make as a Family

5 Holiday Treats You Can Make as a Family

The Holidays are just around the corner, and that means COOKIES! Ok... ok... it also means coming together as a family and giving gifts and celebrating your own traditions. But who doesn't love a...

Alpha Games 2022

Alpha Games 2022

The Battle of the Factions! The 2022 Alpha Games was an all-session affair this summer! Alpha Daily challenges became a part of camp life. Everyday a new challenge was introduced for one activity...

Camp Moves Me 2022 Wrap Up

Camp Moves Me 2022 Wrap Up

We have come to the end of November and that means an end to our fundraising campaign Camp Moves Me! This year we raised $13,805, which is crazy to even type out!!  We had over 120 people donate...

Gratitude

Gratitude

Happy Thanksgiving! We want to shine a spotlight on one our favorite traits, Gratitude! Gratitude gets a lot of attention around Thanksgiving, its in the name! But we also talk about Gratitude...

How Camp Foley got its Name…

How Camp Foley got its Name…

This week we are looking at the History of Camp Foley's name and how it has changed over the years...   Did you know that our beloved Camp Foley was not always called that? Camp has had a few...

A Halloween Spectacular!

A Halloween Spectacular!

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to celebrate the major holidays at camp? Christmas, New Year’s, Thanksgiving, Halloween, St. Patrick’s Day? Well, this year we found out. We lit up camp...

A Captain’s Perspective

A Captain’s Perspective

One of the most unique things about my experiences working at Camp Foley is something I am only finally able to reflect on after completing my third year on staff. By putting multiple years into...

2, 3, 5, or 6 weeks?

2, 3, 5, or 6 weeks?

That's right, the 2 week session is back in 2024! Along with our extremely popular 3 week sessions and 2 very special 5 and 6 week options. But which session is the best choice for your family?... 2...

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...

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