Scandinavian Youth Camp

Scandinavian Youth Camp is a two-day camp held the weekend prior to Høstfest both Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 22-23, 2018. Camp is open to children in grades 2 - 12, and each camp and grade level has its own theme and costs $15 for the two-day event.


Children participating in the Scandinavian Youth Camp also perform at Høstfest in scheduled events such as the Troll Beauty Contest, Norwegian Folk Dancers, Swedish Maypole Dancers, and the Troll and Viking Parade.


Join in the fun of exploring Scandinavian culture through stories, songs, dance, and hands-on learning experiences!



2018 Camps 


Expert instructors are contracted to teach all sessions! 


Swedish Dance & Song 

Grades 2-3



Did you know that Sweden is more than 4,000 miles away from Minot? It sure won't feel like it when you're in this camp! You'll master basic phrases in the Swedish language through games and songs, and dance traditional Swedish ring dances to the sound of an accordion. By the time camp ends, you will have your own Swedish headband and be set to perform in Stockholm Hall and on the Tromsø Hall stage during Norsk Høstfest.




Kubb & Scandinavian Games

Grades 2-4



Play the ancient throwing game of Kubb, try your hand at the Viking Sheep Toss, test your bravery and creep close to the Sleeping Bear. Second through fourth graders will play silly games from Sweden and learn some language too!





Norwegian Dance Camp

Grades 4-8



This isn’t your boring ballroom waltz! A fun combination of culture, folk dance, grace, and music, Norwegian Dance is sure to make your toes tap. Mikkel Thompson and Ginny Lee will help you learn all the steps you need. Don’t worry - no experience necessary!







Viking Camp - FULL

Grades 4-6


No matter what you might have heard, raiding and sailing were not the top Viking skills. In this camp, you’ll learn about historical Viking pastimes and create Viking crafts of your own. And at Høstfest, you’ll demonstrate your skills at the Viking Village.




Troll Mask Making 

Grades 5-8



What are trolls? What role do they play in Scandinavian culture and myths? What better way to learn about trolls than to become a troll yourself? Camp leaders will help you make a custom-fit papier-mache mask from scratch and then you’ll learn to act, talk, dress and walk like a troll. You will get to wear your creations daily at Norsk Høstfest Troll Corner and parade and then participate in the Troll Beauty Pageant. It’s a sight to behold!




Lefse Making • FULL

Grades 5-8


Learn how to make the World’s Best Lefse! Day one, learn how to craft this amazing dough followed by an afternoon of Krumkaka making. Day 2, you will learn to make lefse from the chilled dough you created the day before. Add some butter and sugar and you will have become a Lefse Making Master!





Papa Troll & Me Drawing Camp - full

Grades 6-9


After listening to tales about trolls, princesses and other Scandinavian characters, students will put their creative skills to work drawing unique pictures to tell their very own Scandinavian tale! Come join the fun of drawing and storytelling. 







Scandinavian Music Camp

Grades 8-12 ** Must have three years experience with your instrument



Please join us, Anders and Maria Larsson of Trio Larsson,  in the Scandinavian Music Camp. Together we will make beautiful and powerful arrangements of traditional tunes from Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Finland. All instruments and vocalists are welcome but you must have at least three years experience on your instrument. Everyone who joins us at camp is invited to play on stage with Trio Larsson every evening at Norsk Høstfest.





LEGO Robotics Camp - FULL

Grades 4-8


Condensed beginning level introduction to the Lego ev3 windstorm robot. Simple instructions for building a wheeled robot and basic beginning level programming with some sensors. A fun way to begin to explore the possibilities of movement with LEGOs and simple robotic visual programming concepts.





Scandinavian Youth Camp Q&As

Where is the Scandinavian Youth Camp?

Camp is held at Magic City Campus, 1100 11th Ave SW, Minot ND.


When is the Scandinavian Youth Camp?

Saturday, Sept. 22, 1-4 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 23, 1-4:30 p.m. with a 3:30 p.m. performance and demonstration for your family and friends. Be sure to invite them!


How do I sign up?

Register online at or order over the phone by calling (701) 852-2368. If you have any questions, please contact After registering, you will receive an email with a link to submit the following information about camp participation: Child’s name, grade, school, and availability to participate at Norsk Høstfest.


Who can I contact for more information?

For more information, please call or text Deb Sisco at (701) 240-3624 or email


I'm from out of town, can my child participate or is the camp just for Minot students?

Yes! Please sign up! Scandinavian Youth Camp is for everyone, no matter your location.