Howdy Camper!

My name is James Taborda-Whitt and I think I have the most special job in the world as your Camp Director!  It’s my duty to make sure you feel safe, make friends and most importantly: have a blast at summer camp! You will stay in a cabin with campers your own age.  We will all play games, explore the outdoors, and learn from each other. Welcome to a tradition that is over 68-years old! I can’t wait to share this camp and this adventure with you.

And hello Grown-ups!

Thank you for choosing Camp Bovey!  Located on beautiful Lake Metzger in the north woods of Wisconsin, Camp Bovey is ready to provide an exceptional experience for you and your family. Either print the Session Selection Form packet below or come to East Side to pick one up from us! By turning in the Session Selection Form and an $80 non-refundable down payment, you secure your child’s spot at camp.

It helps us prepare better for our campers when grown-ups turn in complete packet to the registrar no later than 10-days before your child’s session begins. Please help us make their camp experience the best it can be by turning in all materials as early as possible! This allows us to let you and your camper know important details about camp, like who their counselor is, which cabin they’re in, and anything else unique about that session.

I’m up at camp now, so contact our Camp Registrar Sigrid by phone at 612-787-4092 or email at if you have questions!

See you soon!!

James Taborda-Whitt
(612) 787-4092 | (612) 787-4001 (fax)
Director, Camp Bovey
East Side Neighborhood Services
1700 2nd Street NE | Minneapolis, MN 55413



We are so happy that you are considering Camp Bovey for your summer camp experience! We provide residential, overnight sessions for campers ages 8–14, and a Counselor-in-Training Leadership Program for highly motivated teenagers ages 15–18.

To begin our registration process for campers ages 8-14, please complete the Session Selection Form below and return it to our Camp Registrar with an $80 non-refundable down payment. (Don’t have a printer? No problem. Swing by East Side and pick up the whole packet in person.)

Session Selection Form [PDF]
Formulario de selección de sesión [PDF]

To apply to for our Junior Counselor Program for teens ages 15-18, complete the application below and pay the $80 enrollment fee.

Junior Counselor Application & Information [PDF]


Campers are divided into cabin groups with other kids their own age. This allows our staff to provide age appropriate team-building activities that help campers make friends and create incredible memories. For two sessions we limit the age groups in order to provide more targeted programming suitable to a specific age group. For example, Session 4 is available for 10-14 year-olds. This is a 12-day session that includes the opportunity for an overnight canoe voyage! Session 3 is available for 8-11 year-olds. This is an ideal session for campers new to being away from home.

The cost of a 5-day camp session is $475, and the 12-day session is $690.

Worried about the price? Don’t be! Camp Bovey is for everyone; we are committed to getting your child up to camp. Thanks to our generous donors, we are able to providing sliding scale payment options for any family who requests it. Once you submit your Session Selection Form and pay the $80 non-refundable down payment, our registrar will help you select the plan that works for your family’s needs.

Payment Assistance Information [PDF]



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