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Camp Bovey

Camp Bovey
All proceeds from the Twin Cities Snowshoe Shuffle go to support Camp Bovey, a summer resident camp for boys and girls ages 8-14. Their mission is to provide a safe place for youth to have fun while participating in outdoor activities that help build respect for themselves, one another, and the environment.

Since 1949, East Side Neighborhood Services has provided youth in our community the opportunity to attend Camp Bovey.

Camp Bovey is located approximately 150 miles from Minneapolis in Northwestern Wisconsin’s Gordon Township near the origin of the St. Croix River. Two hundred acres of pine forest with sandy soil surrounding a spring fed lake will be your child’s home this summer. Our private Lake Metzger provides the perfect setting for swimming, boating, canoeing, fishing and watching wildlife.

Camp Bovey features the traditional activities: Swimming lessons, open swim, crafts, outdoor living skills, camping and canoeing trips, hikes, picnics and ball games are included in our program. Campers gather at the campfire ring for songs, stories, skits and to share experiences. Camp Bovey also has two specialty camps: Visual Arts & Performing Arts. During these two specialty camps, innovative, professional art educators facilitate customized, hands-on, studio-like, outdoor education. An unforgettable experience!
What Parents Say About Camp Bovey:
 "Thank you so much for your help with coordinating the campership...It really means a lot to us... our daughter loves Camp Bovey and being able to go without a major sacrifice financially is priceless." 
 "For weeks my son talked about how much fun he had.  He enjoyed fishing, hiking, games and most of all the outdoor fires and songs." 

"My daughter went knowing no one and came home with new friends." 

And from Happy Campers:

         What did you like best about Camp? 

"I found new friends." 

 "All the swimming." 

"I liked how we had a choice in what we wanted to do and that we always had something fun to do." 

"I liked the nature stuff." 

"All the staff were a lot of fun." 

Did you learn anything new at Camp? 

"I learned to be more patient with people and give second chances." 

"How to get along better." 

"Stay positive." 

"When you work as a team, things get done faster."

Did you go to Camp Bovey as a child?

If you did, make sure to check out our Camp Bovey Alumni page. We are trying to reconnect with all those who have been touched by the Camp Bovey experience.

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