Time to Register!

The new registration form is here! It can be found under the side bar “Registration”. Just print it off and send it in with your deposit to get the early bird pricing!

Blue skies are calling and we look forward to seeing you this summer!

Camp Survey Results


  • We received 82 responses to the food survey
  • Of those, 37 had at least one family member with restrictions, with the top 3 categories being:
    • Vegetarian 37% (14)
    • Other restriction 35% (13)
    • Lactose intolerant 24% (9)
  • 68% of respondents support healthier food options at camp
  • The top 3 food changes are:
    • Fresh seasonal fruit 59% (72)
    • Fresh seasonal vegetables 57% (70)
    • Beans 28% (34)
  • The top 3 foods that you would like to see less of:
    • Refined sugar 46% (35)
    • No change 34% (26)
    • Other (with less potatoes being an ongoing theme) 24% (18)
  • 50% of you told us that dessert is not important after every meal
  • 84% of you told us that it is important to keep the traditional Danish meals
  • 84% of you are supportive of small tuition increase for healthier meals


  • We are very attached to the traditional Danish foods; they are an integral part of camp for us. We have no plans to change those items, such as medisterpølse, frikadeller, rabarbergrød, and rødkål.
  • We need to take small, thoughtful steps with any changes to the menu. Our plan is to pilot a few menu changes during the 2015 summer camps and collect more feedback before making large scale change

Our new cook, Bronwyn, has many years of experience creating great meals for large groups and is ready to learn about our favorite recipes and propose some small healthful additions

Upcoming Event: October Annual Meeting

When: Saturday October 25th, 2014

Where: Danish American Center, 3030 West River Parkway, Minneapolis, MN 55406 Get a map here: http://goo.gl/jmBlBt

Who: This is an open meeting. All are welcome!

Tentative Schedule:

9:30 a.m. Coffee and Name Tags
10:00 a.m. Danebod Board Meeting
12:00 a.m. Break for Lunch
12:30 p.m. Meeting Resumes
3:30 p.m. Individual Camp Meetings
5:30 p.m. Pot-luck Supper
6:30 p.m. Singing (and perhaps some dancing)

Board members (whether elected, permanent or this year’s camp directors) should arrive by 9:30 a.m. to receive name tags that identify them as voting members of the board.

Reminder: Only board members may vote or suggest motions but all interested parties may attend and participate in discussions. We will do our best to accommodate all who wish to participate in this year’s annual board meeting.

Danish American Center: (612) 729-3800

Message from June Camp Directors

Hello June Campers:

We hope this finds all of you well. Brian and I are beginning the count down to June camp.  We are well rested from this long winter, and excited to be planning our week together in Tyler.  

Camp registration will be coming out soon (if only we would get our information to Richard, so he could send it out…).  On that note, we would like to encourage any of you crafty folks to consider sharing your talents and skills by planning and teaching a craft session or two.  If you would be willing, please contact our Craft Wrangler: Karen Vierstraete Werth at kevwerth@clinician.comI can tell you from personal experience you don’t have to be that talented to take on teaching a craft, as most campers are pretty crafty and they will make you look like a genius when displaying their creative works.  
Brian has mentioned that the first person to offer doing a “man” craft will get to have their table go first at Sunday’s evening meal (not to be confused with dinner).  Now just to be clear, “man” craft is not limited to men and doesn’t have to be taught by a man, it just needs to appeal to the masculine nature, for example “mumblety-peg”.  We wait with bated breathe to see what you may come up with.  
If any of you are interested in volunteering in a particular area at camp, but did not indicate on the survey form last summer – just let us know.  There are endless opportunities, and we would love to include you.
Some of the feedback we gathered last summer mentioned that it would be nice to have babysitting extend beyond midnight.  Also mentioned was possible babysitting options during the day.  We would like to ask if you want us to investigate these options.  Families interested in extended babysitting would probably need to pay an additional fee.  We would like feedback from you before we spend much time exploring this. 
Last year we were barely able to accommodate folks with rooms in the dorms.  So with that in mind, you may want to get your registration form in early to assure a room and/or consider camping.  
We hope to bring some new experiences to camp this year, as well as the good ole’ traditional things we love about camp.  Our creative juices are flowing, so buckle up….   Mark your calendars for June 22-28 to come to Danebod.
Warm wishes from Iowa,

Amy Desenberg-Wines & Brian Wines & (Assistants Emma & Ellen Wines)

Fearless Camp Leaders
June 2014