Tuesday, January 9th 2024
Discover summer activities, entertainers, field trips and fundraising programs, all in one location!
GET TO KNOW THE PROVIDERS & THEIR
PROGRAMS BEFORE YOU BOOK!
• Join us at the annual Summer Resource Fair on Tuesday, January 9th.
• Grab your free coffee, tea or hot chocolate and connect with Minnesota’s BEST providers… IN-PERSON!
• Get ready for “one-stop-shopping”
• Sign up for drawings at exhibits for free activities and discounted services.
Whether it’s end-of-school year school events, summer activities, camps, field trips or tours for youth or adults… the SRF is always a very productive event for summer activity planners! In addition to talking with many experienced providers, take a tour of Northern Star Scouting’s popular BASE CAMP!
You’ll also find proven FUNDRAISING opportunities that simplify effort and increase revenue for all types of groups!
WHAT’S THE SUMMER RESOURCE FAIR?
THE SUMMER RESOURCE FAIR IS AN ANNUAL ONE-STOP SHOPPING EVENT DESIGNED TO HELP YOU GET READY FOR YOUR SUMMER ACTIVITIES!
• 80+ Exhibitors – Grab your FREE coffee, tea or hot chocolate and engage with the exhibitors!
• Talk IN-PERSON & FACE-TO-FACE – Get to know the exhibitors & what they offer!
• Exhibitor Drawings – Sign up for drawings at the exhibits for free field trips and/or discounted activities or services.
• Earn CEU Credits – Take home a CEU certificate – earn clock time at no charge because you interviewed the exhibitors!
• MN Field Trip Guides – Take FREE Guides home with you & your organization. Great for your planning meetings!
• As producers of this popular event, the MN Field Trip & Activity Library is NOT a booking agency. You work directly with the planners you meet.
GET READY TO MEET DOZENS OF TALENTED ENTERTAINERS, PROVIDERS & FIELD TRIP DESTINATIONS!
Where: Base Camp (adjacent to Fort Snelling (see the map below)
When: Tuesday, January 9, 2024
Time: 10am – 3pm
Free to Attend: Please RSVP to let us know you’re coming…
Free Parking & Shuttle Service: Scroll down for the map
Free Refreshments: Coffee, Tea & Hot Chocolate
WHO ARE THE EXHIBITORS?
WITH ALL THESE PROVIDERS, YOUR PLANNING JUST GOT A WHOLE LOT EASIER!
– Field Trips – recreational & educational for youth
– Day Trips – recreational & educational for adults & seniors
– Onsite Providers & Presenters for Camps & Classes
– Entertainers & Performers for Festivals & Events!
– Tours and Travel Destinations for adult groups
– Fundraising Programs
Discover Summer Field Trips, Providers & Presenters, Camps, Entertainment, Tours & Fundraising Programs! You’ll find lots of “NEW” & “FUN” at every exhibit booth! New providers, new programs… and more… at the 2024 Summer Resource Fair on Tuesday, January 9, 2024!
WHO’S INVITED & WHAT’S THE COST?
The 2024 Summer Resource Fair is free to attend, and open to all activity & event planners like YOU!
– Park & Recreation Staff – youth and adult activity planners
– Community Educators – youth and adult activity planners
– Childcare Providers
– County Fair Planners – For county fairs throughout MN
– Library Staff – throughout MN
– Senior Center, Retirement & Senior Group Leaders – throughout MN
– Youth Organizations – YMCA, YWCA, 4-H, Boys & Girls Clubs, etc
– Scout Leaders – boy & girl scout leaders
– Church Groups – Youth and adult activity planners
– Leaders of Booster Clubs & PTAs
– Educators – For Spring & Fall Field Trips, and School Events
– Homeschool Groups
– Tour & Travel Planners
Bring your fellow staff, peers and colleagues, too!
SCHEDULE FOR THE DAY
- Tuesday, January 9, 2024
- 10a-3p • Exhibits Open (free refreshments as you talk with exhibitors)
- 9a-4p • Continuous free (and warm!) shuttle service from & to the Fort Snelling Parking Lots
- 3p • End of 2024 Summer Resource Fair
DIRECTIONS & PARKING
Book great summers with the 80+ exhibitors at Base Camp!
Base Camp NSA • Adjacent to Fort Snelling
6202 Bloomington Road
Fort Snelling, MN 55111
Scroll down for directions and parking map…
LOCATION: Base Camp BSA (adjacent to Fort Snelling) • Base Camp is owned & operated by Northern Star Council BSA.
PARKING & SHUTTLE DETAILS:
There are 3 FREE parking lots to use during your visit to the Summer Resource Fair at Base Camp…
1. The Base Camp Parking Lot (now larger to accommodate more cars)
2. Parking Lot 2 (just across the street from Base Camp)
3. The Fort Snelling Parking Lot (About 3 blocks – a shuttle will be running between this lot and Base camp from 9a-4p). Or you can easily walk it!
Free to Attend!
2024 Exhibitors • Partial List
4 Ace Productions by Brian Richards
A Touch of Magic Entertainment
American Swedish Institute
Apex Fun Run Fundraising
Base Camp / Northern Star Scouting & Camping
Bell Museum Natural History Museum & Planetarium
Brian Richards, Educational Magician
City of Shoreview Community Center
ClimbZone at Mall of America
Color Me Mine Pottery Painting Studio
Escape Room Parties Mobile Escape Rooms
Experience The Twin Cities Tours
Good Times Indoor Park
Halls of Entertainment with Kevin Hall
Historic Fort Snelling
Kevin Hall – The Magic Maniac
Kidokinetics Sports Enrichment
Kinni Creek Lodge & Outfitters
Minnesota Children’s Museum
Minnesota Renaissance Festival
Ninja Anywhere Mobile Obstacle Course
Northern Star Scouting / Base Camp
Ordway Center for the Performing Arts
Owatonna Chamber & Tourism
Papa John’s Pizza Fundraising
PoppedCorn Gourmet Treats
Schubert Club Music Museum
Sea Life at Mall of America
Snapology of Plymouth
Stages Theatre Company
Sparkpoint Innovations Astronomy Programs
Taylors Falls Recreation
Taylors Falls Scenic River Cruises
The Learning Jet Aviation Programs & Activities
The Science Crew Hands On Science
Triple Shift Entertainment – 10 Bowling Centers
Tropics Waterpark / City of Shoreview
True Friends’ Life-Changing Experiences
Urban Air Adventure Park of Plymouth
Wilderness Inquiry Outdoor Adventures