Registration now for Minnesota Farmers Union summer leadership camps
ST. PAUL – Registration is now open for Minnesota Farmers Union (MFU) summer leadership camps.
MFU’s leadership camp is open to youth ages 8 to 18. Youth need not be connected to agriculture to attend camp.
MFU’s leadership camp is held in two locations in Minnesota. Dates and locations:
- June 20-24 for ages 8 to 11 at MFU Lake Sarah Campground near Erskine, Minn.
- June 27-July 1 for ages 11 to 14 at MFU Lake Sarah Campground near Erskine, Minn.
- July 11-15 for ages 8 to 11 at Sibley State Park near New London, Minn.
- July 18-22 for ages 11 to 14 at Sibley State Park near New London, Minn.
- July 24-29 for ages 14 to 18 at Sibley State Park near New London, Minn.
“Camp is where kids can be kids, step away from the screens and have fun with their peers in a safe and fun environment,” said MFU Education Director Glen Schmidt. “All this while learning the importance of cooperatives, Farmers Union and agriculture.”
MFU leadership camp started more than 75 years ago to educate the children and grandchildren of the early leaders in Minnesota Farmers Union. The camp curriculum promotes leadership development while teaching youth about agriculture, cooperatives and Farmers Union. The camps attract about an equal number of youth from rural Minnesota and the Twin Cities metropolitan area, giving them all an experience in diversity and informing the state’s future leaders about the essential role of agriculture.
COVID-19 vaccinations will not be required to attend camp this year, but students will be screened upon arrival and there will also be daily health screenings. Enhanced cleaning protocols are in place and there will be multiple hand washing stations around camp.
The Farmers Union five-day, four-night leadership camps are priced at $115 to $140 thanks to generous support of the MFU Foundation, CHS Foundation and Minnesota Corn Growers Association. Register before May 1 and save $20.
To learn more and register for MFU’s leadership camps, visit mfu.org/camp.
About Minnesota Farmers Union
Minnesota Farmers Union works to protect and enhance the economic interests and quality of life of family farmers and ranchers and rural communities. MFU is a nonprofit membership-based organization. Membership is open to everyone. Learn more and join at www.mfu.org, and follow MFU on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
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