2020 Session Cancellations

Dear Danebod Campers,

We hope everyone is safe and well as the COVID-19 situation continues to escalate. As we announced in late March, the Danebod Family Camps board met virtually this week to discuss safety and feasibility concerns regarding this summer’s June and July 2020 camp sessions. The Danebod Folk School Committee in Tyler also gathered their members for a board meeting this week. Across the two boards, we have made the unanimous decision to cancel June and July 2020 sessions of Danebod. The August Danebod Folk Camp board is also weighing a similar decision.

As it has become clearer that the COVID-19 virus will still be widely present throughout the US by this summer, the risk that camp could pose to beloved members of our community and the town of Tyler is too great. The decision was not made lightly and we share everyone’s disappointment that we will not be able to convene this summer for the fun and fellowship we all cherish so much.

More information about the discussion and steps the boards have taken preceding these votes can be found in the minutes from this week’s Emergency Session on this website.

Note: any registration deposit checks that have been received by the registrar will be shredded on Friday, April 17th, unless the registrar is contacted by that date with a request to have their check returned.

As was voiced by a camper through the survey, “Danebod will prevail.” 2020 Directors and the board are committed to helping facilitate opportunities for all of us to stay closely connected through 2020 and we will be sharing more information on virtual activities and other considerations in coming weeks. Please do continue to reach out with any advice or ideas!

Thank you,

Maia Olsen, President

Janet & Nansi Brown, June Directors

Laura & ErikPeter Walker, July Directors

COVID-19: A Message from Danebod 2020 Directors & Pres. Maia Olsen

Dear Danebod Campers:

We hope that everyone is staying safe and healthy during these challenging times.

While many of us were hoping that the COVID-19 outbreak within the US would stay contained or pass quickly, that does not look to be the case and it will likely be quite some time before we are able to return to “business as usual”. There is a strong likelihood that the pandemic will adversely impact Danebod Family Camps during the summer of 2020.

The board will be holding an emergency conference call the first week of April to determine the path forward. 

We would appreciate any feedback and ideas you may have about Danebod during these challenging times. Please fill out this survey which the board will consult as it reaches a decision about whether or not Danebod family camp sessions will be held this summer.

Danebod 2020 Covid-19 Survey

We are mindful of the fact that this decision needs to be made soon so that Danebodians can plan accordingly. We also want to make sure our decision is a thoughtful one and that everyone has a chance to have their voice heard. Therefore, we will announce the board’s decision on Friday, April 10th. In the meantime, we thank you for your patience and look forward to your ideas for keeping the spirit of Danebod aloft during this crisis.

Thank you,

Maia Olsen, President

Janet & Nansi Brown, June Directors

Laura & ErikPeter Walker, July Directors

2016 Fall Meeting

Fellow Danebodians!

Please join us for the annual Danebod Camps Meeting, Saturday October 15 at the Danish American Center*.

Please note the time shift- we are hoping it allows more people to attend the meeting and social activities while also giving time for camps and special committees to plan.

Board Meeting & Lunch-  Noon-3pm

3-Camp Committee Meetings-  3pm

Tea-  4pm

Singing 4:30pm

Pot Luck Supper- 5:30pm

Social Hour- 6:30-8pm

(June/July finance meetings and June Planning meeting in the morning)


Blue Skies,

Tina Maynor, President

Alex Legeros, Vice President

Janis Weikle, Treasurer

Richard Nielsen, Secretary


*3030 West River Parkway, Minneapolis, MN 55406