Our name says a lot because there’s so many ways we support young girls and boys in their enthusiasm for fun and educational outdoor activities. The phrase “The Ultimate Nature Experience” gives us our T.U.N.E. name and also describes our wish for you.
Oh, and you don’t have to be an experienced “camper” to have a rewarding experience with us. Our staff and volunteers love to work with youth of all experience levels. Looks like you’re about out of excuses?
Join us annually in southeastern Minnesota where our host, Eagle Bluff ELC, provides expert staff, dorms, meals, facilities, and more. See you at camp!
Check-in will be 4:00 p.m. Tuesday, July 11th, with last day of camp Sunday, July 16th, 2023.
Our registration fee increases this year to $200, bringing the total cost per camper to $550. Scholarships worth $350 are available until they are not. Scholarship applications will be available when registration opens.
And Canoeing is Back!
Campers will take to the river with canoe, paddles, and life jackets beginning Wednesday, July 12th, guided by Eagle Bluff staff.
In December we learned of the passing of our dear friend and fellow outdoor enthusiast, Rich Frick (1948-2021).
Rich was a big part of T.U.N.E. Camp MN from the very beginning. He was one of the first to write a check in support of our vision to start a local camp chapter, and continued his early support by showing up for every formative meeting of T.U.N.E. Camp MN. From then on, the only time Rich missed a week of camp is when he was at home caring for his wife, Linda.
At camp, Rich taught casting and helped students learn how to fly fish. He also spent many nights in his dorm room tying on tippets, untangling lines and straightening poles. Rich also enjoyed assisting campers with their zip line landing as they descended from the high ropes course. Helping was in his nature, always there to lend a hand to camp staff for unloading the trailer, packing the trailer or anything else we needed. He was beyond a good friend to camp—Rich was T.U.N.E. Camp MN.
In addition to his support of youth discovery the outdoors, Rich also volunteered with Twin Cities Trout Unlimited, Midwestern Trout Anglers, MN/WI Casting for Recovery, Project Healing Waters for disabled veterans, and the Midwest Fly Fishing Expo.
We miss him and know he will always be with us at camp in our memories.
This year marks the first time we have 10 young campers registered before the end of February.
Wow! And that’s not counting today, a leap day.
“I want to go to camp to become more immersed in nature and the Outdoors. I have been out in the field with my dad to train our two dogs as well as observing a real hunt to see how they have improved. I would benefit from this camp as I could learn about conservation, learn more techniques when it comes to hunting, and have a great time.”
Girl, age 13
What’s your 11-16yo outdoor enthusiast doing this summer? We’d love to see their smiling face in July for five days of fresh air, learning, and fun.
Except for the first day of camp when we welcome a smiling group of excited campers, we couldn’t be more pleased following the April 7, 2019 airing of “Whitetails and Kids in Nature” on the Emmy-winning Prairie Sportsman of Minnesota Public Television.
The crew of Prairie Sportsman did a fantastic job capturing the fun, energy and conservation learning our staff and volunteers work so hard to cultivate every year.
View the 7-minute segment featuring 2018 T.U.N.E. Camp MN, and remember to share with your friends.