Category: Updates from Camp

Daily updates from the camp director at Camp Oz so parents can follow along with their camper’s adventures

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Family Camp Day 4 – Gang of Green Thumbs

- Updates from Camp

After three days of mixing ingredients, slicing clay, and drawing pictures, Day Four of Family Camp kicked off with a back to basics, all-natural seed planting activity. While first decorating the pots with markers and stickers, campers jumped at the chance to share how they try to protect the earth

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Family Camp Day 3 – Creating Musical Drawings

- Updates from Camp

We hit the halfway point of Virtual Family Camp with a Day Three packed full of activities. The morning kicked off with an art and music combination called Unspoken Symphony. Campers busted open a pack of special paper with theme ideas and got to work drawing and inventing. Some of

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Family Camp Day 2 – Work of Clay Art

- Updates from Camp

Day Two of Family Camp came and went with some truly serious imagination and creativity. Campers kicked things off with just seven small chunks of clay but after lots of rolling, twisting, and slicing, transformed a baby food jar into a work of art fit for a museum. Under the

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Family Camp Day 1 – Slime and Art

- Updates from Camp

We had some great kids and families from around the state, and even Wisconsin, sign in for the first day of EFMN’s 2021 Virtual Family Camp! Every kid was extremely excited to start digging through their Camp in a Box and finally find out what they were going to make

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Camp Oz Day 5 – Ending On a High (Musical Therapy) Note

- Updates from Camp

The last day of Camp Oz didn’t slow down enthusiasm and campers were fired up and ready to jump into another set of varied, tough to choose their favorite, activities. To kick off the morning the art group pulled out a rainbow of construction paper options from their Camp Boxes

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Camp Oz Day 4 – Marshmallows Over Construction Paper Campfires

- Updates from Camp

Day Four of Camp Oz is in the books and it was another amazing day filled with origami art, washing dye from our hands, licking marshmallow from our fingers, and showing off just how smart everyone is. Although our group for nature trivia was small, oh boy were they mighty

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Camp Oz Day 3 – Only a Half-Point for Nemo?

- Updates from Camp

Camp Oz Day Three has come and gone but not without a lot of laughs, sticky hands, and ingenious creations. We kicked things off with a choice between Nature Games and Tin Foil Sculptures and both activities fueled camper imaginations and creativity. In Nature Games, campers played “I love Trees”

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Camp Oz Day 2 – Mission to Mars

- Updates from Camp

With our camper meteorologists reporting in mostly sunny skies from around the state, Day Two of Camp Oz was even better as the kids started to get more comfortable with their fellow campers and our virtual setup. Animal Bonanza or Mindfulness Art proved to be a tough first choice as

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Camp Oz Day 1 – Colorful Monsters

- Updates from Camp

Virtual Camp Oz started off on a great note this morning with nearly 30 campers signing in from across Minnesota, and even a couple in Wisconsin and North Dakota! A lot of things have changed in the last year plus, but one thing that didn’t is enthusiasm for camp. Energy

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2019 Camp Oz – Day 5

- Updates from Camp

It took until the end of the afternoon on the last full day for us to see the first tiny bit of not-so-great weather. Pretty lucky, if you ask us! We had warm temps and sun for the majority of the day, until the clouds started to gather around 4pm

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