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Finland day camp a success

Camp Finland kids use nets to catch bugs during their June camp experience. Submitted photo.

From Katherine Nelson Camp Finland

The Clair Nelson Center, with support from the Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation, hosted its first ever day camp on June 16-20. Camp Finland hosted 20 children ranging in age from 5 to 18. It was the intention of all those involved to offer an affordable, well-rounded camp experience to area children. The camp offered a wide range of activities, including a dragonfly workshop, a pillow- and scarf-making session offered free of charge by a group of local ladies, guitar lessons, jewelry making and a whole host of other crafting workshops, as well as numerous outdoor activities. There was even a tented sleepover and a day trip to Flathorn Lake in Isabella for swimming and frog hunting.

The camp was a smashing success, and far exceeded our expectations. There is an obvious need for affordable quality summer programs for our local youth, and it is the hope of the Clair Nelson Center to continue to find and foster ways to meet those needs.