The Friendly Fifth

Masse Moro Heritage Camp

What is Masse Moro? Masse Moro is a Norwegian Heritage camp with a rich history specifically created with a focus on sharing the history, arts and rich culture of Norway with our youth since 1979. Norwegian language is one of the key components to our program. Campers leave their American culture behind for 2 weeks and participate in daily activites in a hands-on atmosphere learning camp songs, Norwegian vocabulary classes, team sports, and a variety of traditional Norwegian arts, cuisine and Norwegian history.

To learn more about District 5 Masse Moro Heritage camp, visit their website at http://www.massemoro.org.

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Velkommen til the Magic of Masse Moro - 2022!

Following a year of the pandemic, uncertainties, health restrictions, and much more, our young campers had an extremely awesome time at Masse Moro this past summer. We look forward to our forty-third year of sharing the enthusiasm and vitality of Masse Moro with our young campers.

The magic of Masse Moro will begin on Sunday, July 17, 2022 and end with a special program the morning of Saturday, July 30, 2022 at Beaver Creek Reserve in Fall Creek, Wisconsin.

Masse Moro provides an excellent opportunity for our youth ages 9 to 15 years of age. Our camp strives to fulfill the mission of Sons of Norway by preserving and promoting our Norwegian heritage. Campers do not have to be Sons of Norway members to attend camp.

Sons of Norway District 5 has strived over the years to keep our tuition lower than any other comparable camp. Unfortunately, as you are aware, our expenses have increased in the past few years. The rental of our camp facility, the increase in food expenses and paying our staff a more realistic salary have contributed to our decision to increase the tuition for 2022. The tuition will increase to $1000 for our two week amazing Norwegian Heritage experience at Masse Moro.

The good news is that District 5 has approved an increase in matching grant funds for our campers. Campers who are members, or sponsored by a parent, grandparent or aunt or uncle who are members of a District 5 Lodge may be eligible for a matching grant up to $250 toward their Masse Moro tuition. District 5 Lodges who are able to support the camper with a grant of $250 will be matched by District 5 so the actual cost for these campers will be $500. Campers are encouraged to reach out to their sponsoring Lodges to discuss their eligibility and offer assistance for fund raising opportunities.

With the increase in tuition costs for our campers; we would appreciate the financial support of our Sons of Norway Lodges and Members. If your Lodge is considering giving a gift to a deserving program, I encourage you to consider Masse Moro. If this is the wish of your members, please write a check to Nordic Legacy Foundation and indicate that it is to support Masse Moro.

Masse Moro has been extremely fortunate to receive the wonderful support of District 5 and our Sons of Norway Lodges. We appreciate their support and that of our parents, grandparents and other sponsors of our young people.

Sons of Norway Lodges who would like to learn more about the “Day in the life of a Masse Moro Camper” are encouraged to contact me to make a presentation to your Lodge.

As a result of the talents, enthusiasm, and commitment of our Masse Moro staff we will again touch the lives of our young people by providing them a taste of their Norwegian heritage. We look forward to “Lots of Fun” this summer at Masse Moro.Tusen Takk from all of us at Masse Moro!!

Hilsen,
Sandra Olson
Sons of Norway District 5 Youth Director

Velkommen til Over 40 Years of the Magic of Masse Moro!

Following a year of the pandemic, uncertainties, CDC restrictions, and much more, we are extremely
excited and looking forward to finally getting together at our camp – Masse Moro! Virtual is okay,
but there is nothing like being together and sharing the excitement and the energy of our staff and
young campers.

The magic of Masse Moro will begin on Sunday, July 18 and end with a special program the morning
of Saturday, July 31 at Beaver Creek Reserve in Fall Creek, Wisconsin.


Masse Moro provides an excellent opportunity through our youth to fulfill the mission of Sons of
Norway by preserving and promoting our Norwegian heritage. To provide a comprehensive
Norwegian Heritage experience for each camper, it is vital to have the necessary staff to carry out
these programs, as well as providing kitchen staff to assure safe and nutritious meals for our campers.

Due to the CDC restrictions that are currently in effect at Masse Moro, we had to accept fewer
campers and with fewer campers comes less revenue. This decrease in revenue amounts to
approximately $10,000 less than an average year.

Our program staff and kitchen staff have given me a “wish list” of items needed for camp. Also,
with the increase in food prices, we could use your help. If your Lodge is considering giving a gift to
a deserving program, I encourage you to consider Masse Moro.
If this is the wish of your members,
please write a check to Nordic Legacy Foundation and indicate that it is for Masse Moro.


Masse Moro has been extremely fortunate for the support of District 5 and our Sons of Norway
Lodges. We appreciate their support along with the support of our parents, grandparents and other
sponsors of our young people. Tusen Takk from all of us at Masse Moro!!

I invite all of you to attend our “end of camp” program at 9:00 on Saturday, July 31, 2021.
If you would like to visit during camp, please contact me and I will be happy to give you a tour. As a result of the
talents, enthusiasm, and commitment of our Masse Moro staff we will again touch the lives of our young
people by providing them a taste of their Norwegian heritage. We look forward to “Lots of Fun” this
summer at Masse Moro.

Hilsen,
Sandra Olson
Sons of Norway District 5 Youth Director
Masse Moro Administrator
733 250 th Street
Woodville, WI 54028
packerland@baldwin-telecom.net
651 208 3333

Welcome to a Norwegian Heritage Camp Experience

 2021 Masse Moro‚Äč
Sons of Norway Masse Moro Norwegian Heritage Camp
July 18 – 31, 2021

 
Masse Moro Norwegian Heritage Camp is open to young people, ages 9 to 15 years old (as of the first day of camp), who wish to participate in a unique camping experience.  The camp is located in a beautiful wooded setting near Fall Creek, Wisconsin.  
 
Masse Moro campers will take part in a variety of activities including: archery, Viking games, Norwegian cooking, Norske language class, rosemåling, folk dancing, wood carving; and so much more!  Most important, campers will learn about themselves as they explore their family’s heritage and network with others who share the bond of their Norwegian ancestry.
 
The cost for our two week, all-inclusive camp experience is $850; a real bargain.  Consider giving a lasting gift of Camp to your child, grandchild, niece, nephew or a young person!  Check with your Sons of Norway local lodge for scholarships and matching grants.   Deadlines to apply for these scholarships and grants, so apply early.  Campers are encouraged to invite a friend!  Campers who recruit a new camper and apply by April 1st will receive $25 toward their tuition and toward the tuition of their recruit.

As we move forward, we are asking families to obtain registration materials by visiting the Masse Moro website: www.massemoro.org or at: www.sonsofnorway5.com To better plan for our 2021 Masse Moro Camp, we are asking you to complete and send me your registration, along with your $50 registration fee by April 1, 2021. 
 
The focus of myself and Sons of Norway District 5 is and will always be the safety and well-being of our Masse Moro campers and staff.  At this time, unfortunately the coronavirus epidemic continues to provide our communities with uncertainty and many unknowns.  We are hopeful that the coronavirus vaccine will be effective in ridding our nation of this terrible pandemic.  It is with this optimism, at this time, that we are promoting and are confident to open our wonderful Sons of Norway Masse Moro Norwegian Heritage Camp again this summer from July 18 – 31.  Safety will be our emphasis this summer, as well.
 
If there is a reason to again cancel camp due to any uncontrollable circumstances, we will provide an extensive virtual camp for all campers.  Your $50 registration fee will be retained to cover the cost of providing this virtual camp experience; all other deposits that we have received for your camper will be returned.
 
As we plan for the future, District 5 is excited to announce the hiring of Chris Elwell as our new Assistant Administrator.  Chris comes to our Masse Moro family as a Sons of Norway member from District 1.  She is a junior high school teacher and has many years of experience with Masse Moro.  Chris has three children who have experienced the Masse Moro adventure and who have also been camp counselors.  We welcome Chris to our Masse Moro family.
 
Join us in July for a wonderful camping experience – register today!
 
For more information, please feel free to contact me.
 
Tusen Takk!
 
Hilsen,
 
Sandra Olson, Youth Director
Masse Moro Assistant Administrator
Sons of Norway – District 5
packerland@baldwin-telecom.net
651 208 3333