Traditional Camp

The Traditional Summer Camp Programs at Camp Olson are the original and most popular option for kids of all ages. These are the perfect programs for first-time campers or a seasoned pro, allowing your child the opportunity to participate in all camp activities.

This program is designed to introduce campers to overnight camp or to fit a busy schedule. Voyageur campers attend for a ½ week of camp. Counselors will guide campers through many of Camp Olson’s fun and exciting activities such as: sailing, horseback riding, swimming, arts & crafts, all-camp games, and a whole lot more.

Voyageur Short Week Camp

SESSIONSESSION NAMEDATEAGES2023 FeesAFTER 4/15SPACES REMAINING
SWV-1Voyageur CampJune 11-147-10$425$4508 Male
10 Female
SWV-4.5Voyageur CampJuly 5-87-10$425$4508 Male
10 Female
This program is geared perfectly toward younger campers. Pathfinders are introduced to a wide range of activities with additional staff support in which campers are accompanied by their counselors through all daily activities.

Pathfinders

SESSIONSESSION NAMEDATEAGES2023 FeesAFTER 4/15SPACES REMAINING
PF-1Pathfinders 1June 11-178-9$845$8728 Male
10 Female
PF-2Pathfinders 2June 18-248-9$845$8728 Male
10 Female
PF-3Pathfinders 3June 25-July 18-9$845$8727 Male
10 Female
PF-4Pathfinders 4July 2-88-9$845$8726 Male
9 Female
PF-5Pathfinders 5July 9-158-9$845$8728 Male
10 Female
PF-6Pathfinders 6July 16-228-9$845$8728 Male
10 Female
PF-7Pathfinders 7July 23-298-9$845$8727 Male
9 Female
PF-8Pathfinders 8July 30-August 58-9$845$8727 Male
9 Female
Discovery Camp offers Camp Olson’s traditional camping at its finest. Campers live, learn, and discover the “Spirit of the Northwoods” through new friendships, independence, and exploration of the outdoors. Campers are assigned a cabin at the beginning of the session and will live with two counselors and fellow campers similar in age. Mornings are spent with their cabin group and are structured to include all of the activities Camp Olson has to offer. During the afternoon, campers are given the freedom to choose their own activity. Discovery Campers will also camp out 1 night with their cabin around our beautiful Shurds Lakes.

Discovery Camp

SESSIONSESSION NAMEDATEAGES2023 FeesAFTER 4/15SPACES REMAINING
DC-1Discovery 1June 11-179-15$845$87225 Male
25 Female
DC-2Discovery 2June 18-249-15$845$87225 Male
30 Female
DC-3Discovery 3June 25-July 19-15$845$87223 Male
23 Female
DC-4Discovery 4July 2-89-15$845$87224 Male
23 Female
DC-5Discovery 5July 9-159-15$845$87224 Male
30 Female
DC-6Discovery 6July 16-229-15$845$87222 Male
31 Female
DC-7Discovery 7July 23-299-15$845$87228 Male
29 Female
DC-8Discovery 8July 30-August 59-15$845$87230 Male
27 Female

While we value single-gender experiences in our cabins at camp, some of our campers don’t fit in the boxes of “boy” or “girl”. In order to offer a gender-identity affirming experience for all campers, we offer a cabin for campers who identify outside the gender binary. Campers who’d like to buddy with a friend or sibling of a different gender, campers who are non-binary, and campers who would prefer a mixed gender cabin or counselor experience for any reason may also find this is a great option for them. 

We hope that by creating a gender-expansive cabin option, campers who are often targeted by misunderstanding or forced to conform to gender expectations not true to who they are will be able to fully be themselves in a safe and supportive space. This option would be open to anyone who opts in regardless of gender identity or sex. DC+ – 7 is subject to interest and may be canceled if not filled. Anyone may request a gender-expansive option regardless of age or session, though availability is subject to change. Please view our Gender Expansive FAQ page, LGBTQ+ & Gender Inclusion Policy, or contact demi@campolson.org for more information.

Discovery+ Gender Expansive Option

SESSIONSESSION NAMEDATEAGES2023 FeesAFTER 4/15SPACES REMAINING
DC+-7Discovery+ 7July 23-2913-15$845$8727 Spaces
*Sailing and Riding also available at additional fee
Love Discovery Camp but are looking for a new adventure? Try Canoe Camp! This program is structured just like Discovery Camp with one exception. Instead of having your overnight in the shurds, campers will travel down the Boy River and camp away from camp for the night. Campers will prepare for their trip by heading down to the outpost the afternoon before their departure to practice canoeing and other camping skills. This program is a great first step for campers hoping to join the LIT program in future summers.

Discovery Canoe Camp

SESSIONSESSION NAMEDATEAGES2023 FeesAFTER 4/15SPACES REMAINING
DCC-2Discovery Canoe Camp 2 (Coed)June 18-2412-14$860$8858 Male
8 Female
DCC-8Discovery Canoe Camp 8 (Coed)July 30-August 512-14$860$8856 Male
8 Female

8:00 am – Breakfast

Morning – Various activities with your cabin group

12:15 pm – Lunch

1:00 pm – Siesta (Quiet/Reflection Time)

Afternoon – Free-choice activities (*Pathfinders will participate in scheduled activities with their cabinmates and counselors)

6:00 pm – Dinner

Evening – Group Game & Campfire

10:00 pm – Lights Out

*Each cabin will participate in an “Overnight” (or Cookout for our younger campers) for a taste of pristine wilderness and overnight camping.