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

SESSIONPROGRAMDATEAGESOption AOption BOption CSPACES REMAINING
SWV-1Voyageur CampJune 9-127-10$557$507$457Male Waitlist
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SWV-4Voyageur CampJune 30-July 37-10$557$507$457Male Waitlist
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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

SESSIONPROGRAMDATEAGESOption AOption BOption CSPACES REMAINING
PF-1Pathfinders 1June 9-158-9$1,108$1,008$908Male Waitlist
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PF-2Pathfinders 2June 16-228-9$1,108$1,008$908Male Waitlist
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PF-3Pathfinders 3June 23-298-9$1,108$1,008$908Male Waitlist
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PF-4Pathfinders 4June 30 - July 68-9$1,108$1,008$908Male Waitlist
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PF-5Pathfinders 5July 7-138-9$1,108$1,008$908Male Waitlist
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PF-6Pathfinders 6July 14-208-9$1,108$1,008$908Male Waitlist
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PF-7Pathfinders 7July 21-278-9$1,108$1,008$908Male Waitlist
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PF-8Pathfinders 8July 28-August 38-9$1,108$1,008$908Male Waitlist
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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

SESSIONPROGRAMDATEAGESOption AOption BOption CSPACES REMAINING
DC-1Discovery 1June 9-159-16$1,108$1,008$908Male Waitlist
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DC-2Discovery 2June 16-229-16$1,108$1,008$908Male Waitlist
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DC-3Discovery 3June 23-299-16$1,108$1,008$908Male Waitlist
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DC-4Discovery 4June 30 - July 69-16$1,108$1,008$908Male Waitlist
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DC-5Discovery 5July 7-139-16$1,108$1,008$908Male Waitlist
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DC-6Discovery 6July 14-209-16$1,108$1,008$908Male Waitlist
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DC-7Discovery 7July 21-279-16$1,108$1,008$908Male Waitlist
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DC-8Discovery 8July 28-August 39-16$1,108$1,008$9081 Male
3 Female

Discovery+ All Gender Option

Camp Olson’s All-Gender options offer an alternative to single-gender cabins for campers who are interested in a housing experience that is not structured around gender.

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. However, gender-expansive options are open to everyone and are not intended exclusively as an affinity 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 an All Gender option regardless of age or session, though availability is subject to change and is based on interest. Please view our All-Gender FAQ page, LGBTQ+ & Gender Inclusion Policy, or contact demi@campolson.org for more information.

SESSIONPROGRAMDATEAGESOption AOption BOption CSPACES REMAINING
DC+-7Discovery+ 7July 21-2713-15$1,108$1,008$9080 Space(s)
*Sailing, Art, and Riding also available at additional fee
If enough interest for all gender cabin option exists in another session, we will do our best to accommodate. If there are not enough campers of a similar age interested in the all gender cabin in your camper’s preferred session, Camp Olson staff will contact you to try to coordinate and align session enrollment.
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

SESSIONPROGRAMDATEAGESOption AOption BOption CSPACES REMAINING
DCC-2Discovery Canoe Camp 2 (Coed)June 16-2212-14$1,148$1,048$948Male Waitlist
Female Waitlist
DCC-8Discovery Canoe Camp 8 (Coed)July 28-August 312-14$1,148$1,048$9483 Male
Female Waitlist

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.