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Lake Mitchell pontoon tour and Camp Arroya open house

July 30, 2013 in The Daily Republic

Camp Arroya will be hosting an open house and offering one-hour tours of Lake Mitchell via pontoon boats from 1 to 5 p.m. on Sunday at Camp Arroya, Mitchell. Continue Reading

Lake camp could return to city control

July 18, 2013 in The Daily Republic

Park-Rec board votes against renewing Arroya’s lease deal.
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Creativity and ingenuity reign at Camp Invention

May 30, 2013 in Worthington Daily Globe

Showcase of projects 3 p.m. today at Prairie ElementaryWORTHINGTON As kids in one classroom worked to solve Singapore’s growing pains not enough land for its expanding population another group of kids tossed hand-made fishing lines into buckets of water in hopes of catching a plastic tube floating inside. Continue Reading

Tim-brrrr! Tech students cut through cold snap at camp

May 7, 2013 in Alexandria Echo Press

A brisk springtime revival resonated through the forest last Wednesday morning at the Smokey Timbers Camp on Lake Miltona. As saws and drills whirred, May Day felt more like the autumnal equinox with temperatures lingering around freezing.
Once a year, the Alexandria Technical and Community College (ATCC) SkillsUSA students spruce up the camp for youth groups, campers and nature enthusiasts. Continue Reading

Camp Release remembered

September 23, 2012 in West Central Tribune

MONTEVIDEO Two groups held separate, but simultaneous events on Sunday to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the freeing of hostages at Camp Release at the end of the U.S.-Dakota War of 1862.
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Children in Rugby Learn What Life Was Like for Pioneer Settlers

August 14, 2012 in WDAZ

Kids in Rugby stepped back in time to find out what life was like for the pioneers who settled North Dakota more than 100 years ago. Continue Reading

Central Minn. woman suffers burns in camp fire accident

July 25, 2012 in West Central Tribune

SCANDIA VALLEY TOWNSHIP, Minn. – Morrison County sheriff’s deputies say a woman has suffered extensive burns in a camp fire accident. Continue Reading

Sioux Falls hosting eco-camp for kids

July 23, 2012 in The Daily Republic

SIOUX FALLS (AP) The city of Sioux Falls is hosting an eco-camp for kids this week. Continue Reading

Walton, Blindauers attend Farmers Union leadership camp

July 15, 2012 in The Daily Republic

Braeden Walton, Kane Blindauer and Alexis Blindauer, all of Mitchell, recently attended the annual Farmers Union State Leadership Camp held in the Black Hills. Continue Reading

Boy Scouts spend brisk night along Lake Mitchell for winter camporee

February 19, 2012 in The Daily Republic

As the winter wind howls across the plains of South Dakota, most people don’t want to even step outside, let alone sleep there.
That, however, was exactly the idea behind the Boy Scouts Pheasant District winter camporee that took place over the weekend at Lake Mitchell.
More than 30 boys, ages 11 to 18, slept overnight in tents near the lake Friday in order to earn points for their polar bear badge. Continue Reading