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Folk School Camp
July 8, 2018 - July 14, 2018
St. Olaf announces its fourth year of Folk School Camp: a week-long comprehensive, residential camp for boys and girls ages 10-16. The camp will teach traditional handcrafts to participants, who in the process, will explore some Nordic traditions and get a feel for the folk school philosophy. Founded in 1874 by Norwegian immigrants, St. Olaf takes pride in its Nordic connections and is a natural site for this unique camp.
Throughout the week, the focus will be on process, object making, skill building, and true experiential learning. During the evenings, a variety of fun activities will help campers build community and friendships including campfires, a rustic meal, and movie night.
Most activities will take place in the Flaten Art Barn, a timber-framed structure built at North House Folk School by members of St. Olaf staff and faculty in honor of the original art building on campus. Located near the St. Olaf natural lands, Flaten Art Barn is an excellent site for the Folk School Camp — close to the heart of campus, but far enough away to feel like a retreat. The camp will also utilize Center for Art and Dance studios, the home of St. Olaf’s Department of Art and Art History.