Scandinavian Youth Camp

Scandinavian Youth Camp is held the weekend prior to Høstfest both Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 24-25, 2016. Camp is open to children in grades 2 - 8, and each camp and grade level has its own theme.

 

Children participating in the Scandinavian Youth Camp also perform at Høstfest in scheduled events such as the Troll Beauty Contest, Norwegian Folk Dancers, Swedish Maypole Dancers, and the Troll and Viking Parade.

 

Join in the fun of exploring Scandinavian culture through stories, songs, dance, and hands-on learning experiences!

 

 

2016 camps

 

Expert instructors are contracted to teach all sessions!

 

Swedish Dance & Song - FULL

Grades 2-3

 

Registration closed; Camp reached enrollment limit

 

Did you know that Sweden is more than 4,000 miles away from Minot? It sure won't feel like it when you're in this camp! You'll master basic phrases in the Swedish language through games and songs, and dance traditional Swedish ring dances to the sound of an accordion. By the time camp ends, you will have your own Swedish headband and be set to perform in Stockholm Hall and on the Tromsø Hall stage during Norsk Høstfest.

 

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Kubb & Scandinavian Games - FULL

Grades 2-4

 

Registration closed; Camp reached enrollment limit

 

 

Play the ancient throwing game of Kubb, try your hand at the Viking Sheep Toss, test your bravery and creep close to the Sleeping Bear. Second through fourth graders will play silly games from Sweden and learn some language too!

 

 

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LEGO Camp - FULL

Presented by Enbridge

Grades 3-5

 

Registration closed; Camp reached enrollment limit

 

Are you a builder? Can you take a box of LEGO blocks and turn them into a masterpiece? During LEGO Camp, presented by Enbridge, LEGO artist Dan Parker will teach you how to turn these Danish blocks into grand masterpieces! When he was 29, Dan “rediscovered” the fun and fascination of  LEGOs. Dan has produced some amazing LEGO displays, such as a 10-foot Statue of Liberty and a 400,000-piece Christmas display. How long do you think those took to create? You’ll learn those answers and lots more when you join him for LEGO camp. Your camp creations will be on display at Høstfest, where LEGO camp will continue each day and be open to the public.

 

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Norwegian Dance Camp - FULL

Grades 4-6

 

Registration closed; Camp reached enrollment limit

 

 

This isn’t your boring ballroom waltz! A fun combination of culture, folk dance, grace, and music, Norwegian Dance is sure to make your toes tap. Mikkel Thompson will help you learn Norwegian folk dance. Don’t worry - no experience necessary!

 

 

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Minecraft Camp - NEW - FULL

Presented by Gorilla Games

Grades 5-7

 

Registration closed; Camp reached enrollment limit

 

Join us for a fun, adventure-seeking camp. The Swedish game of Minecraft will not only test your computer skills, but in the camp you will work on your map building skills and team collaboration. Later, your group will compete to see who’s map is the ultimate design to be featured at Norsk Høstfest. 

 

 

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Viking Camp - FULL

Grades 4-6

 

Registration closed; Camp reached enrollment limit

 

No matter what you might have heard, raiding and sailing were not the top Viking skills. In this camp, you'll learn about other historical Viking pastimes and crafts. How would you like to make a "Hnefetafal" game board, weave a belt, create a leather pouch, link together metal rings for chainmail armor and paint your own shield? Learn to do all of that and more at this camp! And at Høstfest, you'll demonstrate your skills at the Viking World encampment.

 

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Troll Mask Making - FULL

Grades 5-8

 

Registration closed; Camp reached enrollment limit

 

What are trolls? What role do they play in Scandinavian culture and myths? What better way to learn about trolls than to become a troll yourself? Camp leaders will help you make a custom-fit papier-mache mask from scratch and you'll learn to act, talk, dress and walk like a troll. Then, you'll get to wear your creations daily at Norsk Høstfest parades and participate in the Troll Beauty Pageant. It's a sight to behold!

 

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LEFSE MAKING - FULL

Grades 5-8

 

Registration closed; Camp reached enrollment limit

 

Learn how to make the World’s Best Lefse! Day one, learn how to craft this amazing dough followed by an afternoon of rolling Krumkaka. Day 2, you will learn to make lefse from the chilled dough you created the day before. Add some butter and sugar and you will have become a Lefse Making Master!

 

 

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Scandinavian Youth Camp Q&As

Where is the Scandinavian Youth Camp?

Camp is held at Magic City Campus, 1100 11th Ave SW, Minot ND.

 

When is the Scandinavian Youth Camp?

Saturday, Sept. 24, 1-4 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 25, 1-4:30 p.m. with a 3:30 p.m. performance and demonstration for your family and friends. Be sure to invite them!

 

How do I sign up?

Simply order online at hostfest.com or print and complete the SYC registration form and mail it to Norsk Høstfest. If you have any questions, please contact sycminot@gmail.com.

 

Who can I contact for more information?

For more information, please contact Deb Sisco at (701) 240-3624 or email sycminot@gmail.com.

 

I'm from out of town, can my child participate or is the camp just for Minot students?

Yes! Please sign up! Scandinavian Youth Camp is for everyone, no matter your location.