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Register now for this year's camp: June 17-21, 2024!

Our 2024 theme is “Dragons, Boats, and Trolls, Oh my!”
 

Looking for the perfect summer camp for your kids?

Register now to join us for exciting indoor and outdoor adventures from June 17-21 in Spring Grove, MN. We will conjure and build unique Troll creatures for our Norwegian Ridge Birding & Nature Trail, explore how to build and navigate Norwegian ships, build and train our very own dragon, and learn a hearty dose of Norwegian language, culture and history along the way in charming and historic Spring Grove, MN! We will even get a visit from live goats!

Your child will eat delicious and authentic Norwegian foods each day, develop Norwegian language skills, and deepen their cultural awareness via engaging activities throughout the week. This session we are excited to feature themed days on Trolls, including creating our own from recycled materials; create and study Dragons from Scandinavia and beyond; and explore the history of the first TransAtlantic crossing by the Norwegian crew of the Restauration ship as we head into the 200th Anniversary (2025) of this historic journey that brought so many Norwegians to America. As a bonus, our campers will check in daily with a real Norwegian ship restoration crew in coastal Norway to learn more about this practice!

Who is in charge? Great question. 

We look forward to welcoming back our wonderful camp leaders Wendi Storhoff and Rachel Storlie (both Nordic cultural ambassadors and licensed educators), as well as Nordic folk dance specialist Carol Sersland from the Twin Cities and a special visit by Viking-Era guest instructor and performer Kari Tauring. We are also thankful for additional help by veteran NRLCC camper-turned-counselor Josie Staven and Brit Eddy plus our local Sons of Norway and Giants of the Earth Heritage Center volunteers.

Due to the generosity of an anonymous donor, scholarships are available for any campers for whom cost is a barrier. Please indicate on your registration form if this would be helpful for your camper and we will take care of the rest–up to 100% coverage! Your NRLCC adventure could be FREE!

Cost: Ages 7-9: (half day + hot lunch, 8:30-12:30PM) $195; Ages 10+: $295 (full day + hot lunch and snacks, 8:30-3:30PM).

Have you ever wanted to work at the Norwegian Camp? Now you can! We are currently hiring instructors for the 2024 camp session. We are seeking high-caliber instructors. Applicants should love working with children, converse fluently in Norwegian, and be available for the week of camp as well as planning meetings leading up to it. For more details, download the application here. 

Giants has undergone a major renovation

Thank you for your gifts! Together, we are #uplifting giants

Renovations for accessibility, infrastructure and efficiency

  • New Elevator
  • New Video/Sound Studio
  • New Full Kitchen
  • Updated HVAC
  • Updated plumbing
  • Fixed foundation
  • Repaired & painted walls and trim
  • Repaired stairs
  • Repaired and flooring
  • Resurfaced parking area

Kinneberg Gift Shop in the Heritage Center

Find Special Gifts In Our Shop!

Scandinavian heritage imports and locally made items, books, cards, candles, sweaters, and ornaments.

Members receive 10% off.

Giants Online Gift Shop

Click on the photo below to enter our new online shop!

Online Store Now Open!!

Featuring a selection of items from our gift shop; some items may be in-store only but new items are still being added, so check back! If there is something specific you would like to see added please contact us to let us know. 

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