FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHAT SHOULD I PACK FOR CAMP?
There are no laundry facilities at camp, so you will need to pack enough clothing for two weeks. A packing list is located on our Packing for Camp page. There will be occasions when you will want to wear a Norwegian costume if you have one, as well as other original and dressy outfits. It is wise to send a small amount of laundry detergent with your campers so they can hand wash smaller items. There are clothes lines set up around each cabin. Costume clothes are nice to have as well. They will be happy to have extra socks, appropriate clothes for sporting activities, rainy weather, tennis shoes, etc. Parents, please take note…Because Masse Moro is a heritage camp, we want to create a strong sense of Norwegian culture during camp. This means that American books, candy/food, and electronic devices such as smartphones, tablets, etc are not allowed. If we discover these items during check in or during camp, they will be held in a secure location until camp is over. Campers are encouraged to seek out Norsk replacements for these items if they feel inclined to do so. There is a camp store, butikk, at camp as well. Most campers bring approximately $20.00 to deposit in the bank to buy souvenirs, Norwegian books and chocolate, etc, but this is not required. Unused money will be returned at the end of camp.
DO CAMPERS GET MAIL DURING CAMP? IF SO, WHAT IS THE ADDRESS?
It is always exciting to get mail while at camp. Many parents will send a letter or a small package a few days before camp begins so their child will have something from home when they arrive. It is natural for campers to miss home while they are away. Parents can help children enjoy their time away from home by preparing them for staying in a new place. You can do this by sharing information about what will happen and creating positive anticipation for being somewhere new. Visit the Beaver Creek Reserve website and the Masse Moro website to view photos and get acquainted with the location. Write cheerful letters - hearing how much someone misses you often triggers feelings of homesickness, but questions about camp, sharing news of home, and sharing how much you care for them often makes being away easier. Please be aware that mail service from Fall Creek is very slow – the best plan is to send letters EARLY.
First Name "Norsk Name" Last Name
Sons of Norway - Camp Masse Moro
c/o Beaver Creek Reserve
County Hwy K
Fall Creek, WI 54742
CAN I CALL MY CAMPER DURING CAMP? CAN THEY BRING A CELL PHONE WITH THEM?
In an effort to maintain the integrity of our program, calls to campers are prohibited except in the case of an emergency. We ask that campers remain on the premises for the duration of camp. If you have a special circumstance, please communicate with the Youth Director as soon as possible. Our staff is trained on how best to promote an atmosphere of respect and positive social interaction to optimize the experience. If there is an emergency or urgent need to get a hold of your camper during the camp session, please contact the Youth Director they will get you connected to the Camp Director very quickly. Their contact information is found on our Meet the Staff page.
WHAT TIME AND DATE SHOULD I DROP MY CAMPER OFF FOR THIS YEAR'S SESSION?
Please be sure to mark your calendars with this year’s camp dates. Camp begins Sunday, July 12, with check-in and orientation beginning at 2:00 pm sharp. You may decide to come early and wait in line, but check-in begins at 2:00. Please plan to spend approximately 30 minutes to an hour at camp so you have enough time to get your camper situated in their cabin. Check-in will include a brief and informal bag “search” to simulate going through customs at an airport, and staff will remove items that are not allowed. During check-in, you will also visit the camp Nurse to turn in medications and/or health forms, stop by the camp bank to make a deposit if you wish, and bring bags to your cabin.
DO YOU HAVE MEDICAL STAFF ONSITE AT CAMP?
We employ a medical professional to assist campers and staff with any medical issues that may arise during camp. Please be assured that everyone is well cared for and medications are administered according to their proper schedule. If your child has any medications, please send a full 2-week supply of their prescription(s) with them to camp. It is helpful to include a brief note detailing specific dosage requirements for our health staff. Please note that it can be very difficult to fill prescriptions during the camp session, so be sure to send a full 2-week supply. It is also encouraged to send any over-the-counter-medications that they might take every now and then with them as well. Such as Pepto Bismol, Tylenol, Tums. We also have a stocked health center that has these items that our Camp Nurse can distribute as needed as well.
HOW DO I GET TO CAMP? DO YOU HAVE DIRECTIONS TO THE CAMP SITE?
Yes, check out our Directions page and it should help you find where you are going no matter what direction you are coming from.
WHEN SHOULD I PICK-UP MY CAMPER FROM THIS YEAR'S SESSION? IS THERE A CLOSING PROGRAM?
At the end of the camp session, we ask that you return to camp on Saturday, July 25 at 9:30 AM for the closing program where you will have an opportunity to see some of the things your child has learned during camp. You can expect to be on your way home by about 11:30 AM.
Have more questions that you don't see answered here? No problem. We would be happy to answer them for you, just visit our Meet the Staff page and reach out to the Youth Director and she will be happy to help you!