EVENTS

Culture Camp 2024

Program Information

Czech and Slovak Sokol Minnesota has a tradition of supporting educational, cultural, social, and athletic activities.

Cultural Day Camp program provides campers with the opportunity to learn about Czech and Slovak heritages. The program fosters personal growth through cultural enrichment, including social and recreational activities. The theme this year is “Fairs and Puppetry.” We welcome campers from all backgrounds.

 

Staffing

Our volunteer staff of experienced instructors and group leaders have diverse backgrounds, including certified gym instructors, a certified home economics teacher, and several teachers. Staff enforces safety during all activities.

 

Program Enrollment

Czech and Slovak Sokol Minnesota Day Camp is limited to 32 campers this year. With our many volunteers, we have a high instructor-to-child ratio.

Because of reading activities, younger children must have completed kindergarten and be six years old.

 

Hours

To include additional camp activities and to assist families by having a longer camp day, hours are 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

To make sure campers are supervised, please do not drop off before 8:20 a.m. or pick up later than 3:40 p.m.

Further Covid-19 requirements may be required.

 

A Sample of Czech and Slovak Sokol Minnesota Cultural Day Camp Schedule

8:20 – 8:30 a.m. Drop off
8:30a.m. – 12 p.m. Daily activities include gymnastics, marching, ethnic stories, language, cooking, crafts, singing, and dancing.
12-12:45 p.m. Lunch
12:45 – 3:30 p.m. Guest demonstrations, language games, geneology, folk tales and legends, small and large group themed activities.
3:30 p.m. Pick up

 

Lunch and Snacks

Children need to bring their own healthy lunch each day. Milk will be provided during lunch. Snacks are provided for morning and afternoon breaks. Lunch will be provided for Friday’s party.

 

Camp Program

Parents and families are invited to attend a final camp program on Friday afternoon.

 

Camper’s Check List

  • Comfortable, layered casual clothes
  • Socks and tennis shoes, NO sandals for safety
  • Water bottle
  • Daily lunch
  • Long hair should be pulled back
  • Cell phones need to be turned off and stored in their cubbie. 

 

Volunteer Junior Leaders

Up to eight teens, between the ages of 15 to 21, are needed to sign up to be volunteers as Junior Leaders. Their rolle is to assist the group leaders, directors, and special guests with activites during the week. Apply early by filling out a volunteer form at www.sokolmn.org

Junior Leader applications will be based on first-come, first-served submission. Volunteer certificates, including the number of service hours, will be provided to Junior Leaders.

QUESTIONS?

Camp Fees 2024

A) $150 Early-Bird Fee for full 5 – Day session for children or grandchildren of Sokol MN members if registration forms are received by May 1, 2024

B) $200 Regular Fee for full 5 -Day session for children or grandchildren of Sokol MN members if registration forms are received by June 1, 2024

C) $200 Early-Bird Fee for full 5 – Day session for NON-Sokol MN members if registration forms are received by May 1, 2024

D) $225 Regular Fee for full 5 – Day session for NON-Sokol MN members if registration forms are received by June 1, 2024 

E) $85 Adult Sokol MN Member Volunteer – Reduced Fee for full 5 – Day session
One child
may attend camp for the reduced fee for each adult who volunteers each day of the session.

F) Limited Scholarships are available
Contact Louise about qualifying for a scholarship.

NOTE: There is a three day minimum number of days to attend camp if there is cause for not being able to register the full 5 days. Daily fees will be pro-rated if your child attends a shorter session.

How to Register

All registration forms can be downloaded here: Culture Camp 2024 Forms

Early-Bird registrations must be received by May 1, 2024.

Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Sokol members and their close relatives (children and grandchildren) are given preference.

Registration will close on June 1. No registrations will be accepted after June 1, including on the first day of camp.

 

Mail Registration to: 

Louise Wessinger, Registrar and Co-Director
Sokol Minnesota Cultural Day Camp 
521 Wildflower Road 
Burnsville, Minnesota 55306

Make Checks payable to:
Czech and Slovak Sokol Minnesota

 

Cancellations

A written request to cancel must be received by the registrar by June 1, and a $40 fee will be charged.

If camp is canceled due to insufficient enrollment a full refund will be issued.