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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.

A new item Lodges can use when speaking to perspective Camp families or when searching for Masse Moro information.
Check out "Tools for Lodges" at http://www.massemoro.org/tools-for-lodges-1


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
 

First Ever Virtual Masse Moro sessions

Tusen Takk for joining us for our first ever Virtual Masse Moro sessions on July 18 and 26, 2020.
It was not the same experience of actually being at camp, but it was a wonderful time to see and greet one another. I personally would like to thank our directors, staff, and presenters for their participation. A huge thank you to our District 5 Board Member, Mike Palecek, for facilitating and providing our tech support. We again sincerely thank the Sons of Norway District 5 Board for supporting and approving the financing of this endeavor.

  If you were not able to attend or you would like to look at these sessions again, I have included the links to both sessions below.
The first Virtual Masse Moro session – https://transcripts.gotomeeting.com/#/s/7eecc0dd8f1eca8607a63d5c9faa93f1406f13a7951fa96c050e4cd439cc6f1f
Virtual Masse Moro second session - 7/26/2020: https://www.screencast.com/t/AaxWzjNms

As I mentioned, this was our first time attempt in this type of presentation, so I sincerely apologize for any problems that you might have encountered. Please feel free to let me know what you thought of the our Virtual Masse Moro. In addition, if you would be interested in having another session in January or February please send me an email of your thoughts and ideas. We sincerely hope that the pandemic will be gone, so that we will be able to meet next July at camp, so that “Lots of Fun” can again be experienced at Masse Moro.

Sandra Olson, Youth Director
Acting Masse Moro Administrator
Sons of Norway – District 5
733 250th Street Woodville, WI 54028
(651) 208-3333

From Fifth District Youth Director - Update on 2020 Masse Moro

Masse Moro 2020 campers:
It is my goal and the goal of sons of Norway to always put the health and well-being of our campers and staff as our first priority.
Therefore, due to the uncertainty of the coronavirus and its effect on our communities, it is with deep sadness that I inform you that Masse Moro Camp has been canceled for 2020.
The sons of Norway District 5 Board voted unanimously last evening to cancel the camp for this summer (July 12- 25, 2020).
This decision was based on the many variables and uncertainties that we are experiencing at this time. To provide for a successful and rewarding experience for our campers; we need to do a tremendous amount of planning prior to camp. This work will be to no avail if at a later date the virus continues and we would not be able to have camp or if Beaver Creek decides that they are not able to open up this summer.
I requested and it was approved from the sons of Norway District 5 Board to allow for our 2020 fifteen year old campers to attend Masse Moro camp next year 2021. This means that for only 2021 Masse Moro camp that we will allow those 15 year old campers (who attended Masse Moro 2019) to attend camp as 16 year olds.
For all of you, who have already registered 4 Masse Moro 2020, I will be contacting you and or your sponsoring lodge on an individual basis via email.
We pray that this virus will be short lived. We are in unchartered territory, but we are strong and courageous, so we will get through this together. I look forward to seeing all of you at Masse Moro  2021!!!   
Feel free to contact me if you have any questions or comments.
Tusen Takk
Hilsen,
Sandra Olson. Youth Director
Sons of Norway - District 5
(651)208-3333
 

Masse Moro Message from Sandra Olson

To our Sons of Norway members, leaders and friends:
This is the year of 2020 ….. my 20/20 vision for you is to invite your young people to an experience that will last a life time for them.
Masse Moro gives our young people that Nordic Experience that they will cherish for a life time.
We are delighted to announce that Zachary Garner and Keir Kristiansen will be returning again as our Masse Moro Co-Directors.
We are looking for a maximum of 60 to 65 campers, so to help us better plan for a super camp experience we encourage registrations early or by April 1st.
The dates for camp this year are July 12 – 25. The cost for this two week camp experience is only $850 per camper compared to similar programs that run over $2000.

There are many opportunities for campers to lower their cost for camp, please check them out.
Early Bird Benefits: Early registrants get a better chance at scholarships and lodge matching funds, so register by April 1st. Registration and Supporting forms can be found at www.massemoro.org or at the District 5 website.

Bring A Friend: Campers can bring a new camper and they will both receive $25 off your tuition (both registrations and the total cost for camp must be postmarked by April 1, 2020 to receive this benefit).

Get Your Match: Campers are encouraged to check with their local lodge for supporting scholarships. To receive the matching funds (up to $150) from District 5 campers must complete all paperwork by May 17th. All campers from other Districts, should check with their local lodges for Grants and Scholarships.

Looking for additional Masse Moro scholarships and information? Check out the Masse Moro website at http://www.massemoro.org for more information concerning scholarships can be found at Youth Scholarship and District 5 Scholarship section of our Scholarships page.
Hilsen,
Sandra Olson, Youth Director
Sons of Norway – District 5
 

2020 Welcome to Masse Moro Heritage Camp

Welcomes to Masse Moro!
Sons of Norway’s 5th District
Norwegian Heritage Camp


Masse Moro – Sons of Norway’s 5th District Norwegian Heritage Camp celebrated its 40th Anniversary this past year! Masse Moro is a very impressive camp where children will learn about their Nordic Heritage. Masse Moro has touched the lives of many of our young people, who often return as our exceptional staff.

    The Masse Moro Camp will meet this year from Sunday, July 12 to Saturday, July 25, 2020. The camp is open to young people, ages of 9 to 15 years old (as of the first day of camp). The camp is located in a beautiful wooded setting near Fall Creek, Wisconsin.

Masse Moro is open to all who wish to partake in a very unique camping experience. Campers will participate in a variety of activities from archery to Viking Olympics; cooking lessons, including making lefse to cultural crafts, including rosemåling painting techniques, folk dancing, wood carving; and so much more! Most importantly, 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 you know! Local Lodges may provide supporting grants to their youth, and District 5 will match this grant up to $150.00 per participant. Check with your local lodge president for more details. Other scholarships are also available, but deadlines do 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 30th will receive $25 toward their tuition and toward the tuition of their recruit.

Families may obtain registration materials by visiting the Masse Moro website: www.massemoro.org or by choosing: www.sonsofnorway5.com. Dropdown menus will lead you to the correct links.

For more information or to obtain registration materials you may also contact me: Sandra Olson, District 5 Youth Director, at solsondist5@gmail.com or by phone at 715 698 3433.

To quote a current camper, “I come to Masse Moro because it is my second family and I love everyone here." and a quote from a former camper, “Masse Moro literally opened doors for me. When I was applying for college entry and found myself competing against other worthy students for a place in the freshman class; it was the fact that I attended Masse Moro that made the difference.”

I look forward to seeing you at Masse Moro Norwegian Heritage Camp this July. Velkommen!
Hilsen,
Sandra Olson
District 5 Youth Director solsondist5@gmail.com
715 698 3433

Celebrate with us Masse Moro's 40th Anniversary Celebration!

Masse Moro's 40th Anniversary Celebration! 
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Welcome to Masse Moro !

Welcomes to Masse Moro!
Sons of Norway’s 5th District Norwegian Heritage Camp


Masse Moro – Sons of Norway’s 5th District Norwegian Heritage Camp will be celebrating our 40th Anniversary this year! Masse Moro has touched the lives of many of our young people and we look forward to celebrating with present and past campers this summer.

The Masse Moro Camp will meet this year from Sunday, July 14 to Saturday, July 27, 2019. The camp is open to young people from the ages of 9 years old to 16 years old (as of the first day of camp). The camp is located in a beautiful wooded setting near Fall Creek, Wisconsin.
Masse Moro is open to all who wish to partake in a very unique camping experience. Campers will participate in a variety of activities from archery to Viking Olympics; cooking lessons, including making lefse to cultural crafts, including rosemaling painting techniques; and so much more! Most importantly, 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 $800.00, a real bargain. Consider giving the gift of Camp to a young person you know! Local Lodges may provide supporting grants to their youth, and District 5 will match this grant up to $150.00 per participant. The number of supported campers may also be restricted by individual lodges. Check with your local lodge president for more details. Other scholarships are also available, but deadlines do 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 May 17th will receive $25 toward their tuition and toward the tuition of their recruit. Families may obtain registration materials by visiting the Masse Moro website: www.massemoro.org or by choosing: www.sonsofnorway5.com. Dropdown menus will lead you to the correct links. For more information or to obtain registration materials you may also contact me: Sandra Olson, District 5 Youth Director, at solsondist5@gmail.com or by phone at 715 698 3433.

To quote a former camper, “Masse Moro literally opened doors for me. When I was applying for college entry and found myself competing against other worthy students for a place in the freshman class; it was the fact that I attended Masse Moro that made the difference.”

I look forward to seeing you at Masse Moro Norwegian Heritage Camp this July. Velkommen!
Hilsen,
Sandra Olson
District 5 Youth Director
Email: solsondist5@gmail.com
715 698 3433