The National Pheasant Fest was held at the Minneapolis Convention Center February 17-19 and T.U.N.E. Camp MN had it’s own informational booth there. Judging by how busy our booth attendants were, it is safe to say we were received very well. We met a lot of youngsters & parents from all around the nation who showed strong interest in our Camp. Many people took printed Camp flyers or Camper Registration Packets home with them; if only a fraction of the youngsters we met decide to register, we could fill our camper vacancies very quickly this year. We may have a camper or two coming all the way from Illinois this summer! Don’t hesitate to Register.
There were a few enthusiastic adults who inquired about volunteering their time and expertise at Camp. Bruce, our Camp Director, was able to make connections with people from different facets of various conservation organizations. Most of those that heard the T.U.N.E. Camp MN story were impressed by our program and the success we have enjoyed. One young couple made an unsolicited cash donation right on the spot! We even met folks from an Illinois PF Chapter that were so impressed with what we are doing that they offered to support us with a donation as well.
Thank-you to everyone who volunteered their time and energy (over what turned out to be an unseasonably mild, sunny, beautiful February weekend) to help set-up, run, and take-down the booth. Thanks go to Bruce, Larisa, Max, Vic, Benji, Chris, Katie, & Neil. As always, we can’t do this without our Volunteers!