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Camp Information

General Information
Finlandia Lions Sports Camps provide both recreational and social opportunities in a safe environment. Our goal is for you to leave camp not only as a better athlete, but to also have a great experience, make new friends and learn what it’s like to be a college athlete. Our Camper Assistants - CA’s are live in staff members, available 24 hours a day. CA’s and camp staff will provide constant supervision and guidance to your campers while they are away from home.

A completed and signed health assessment/code of conduct agreement form and concussion awareness acknowledgement form are required to be on file before participation in any camp.

If a resident must leave the University for any reason during the camp, they must provide written permission from a parent/guardian PRIOR to the beginning of camp and must notify a camp staff member before leaving. The permission slip must include participant name, date, reason for absence, length and be signed by parent/guardian.

Parents/guardians and friends are welcome to attend the final day of camp.

Discipline & Procedures
The following rules have been developed to ensure the safety of all participants while on campus.  Participants will be expected to comply with the conduct rules and regulations of the camps both in and out of sessions including their time in the residence halls. The following lists the specific behaviors constituting a violation of camp policy:

  • Use or possession of alcohol, marijuana or other controlled substances.
  • Violent behavior.
  • Possession or use of firecrackers, flame devices or other combustibles.
  • Possession of firearms or weapons.
  • Harassment of any person.
  • Pulling of a false fire alarm or tampering with fire safety equipment.
  • Theft.
  • Unauthorized absence from camp sessions, residence halls or camp activity.
  • Unauthorized overnight guests.
  • Hazing
  • Smoking

The above violations will result in a meeting withthe camp director and may result in dismissal from camp without refund. Notification of parents/guardians.

  • Disruptive behavior or excessive noise.
  • Destruction of University property or that of another person.

First Offense: Verbal Warning

Second Offense:  A meeting with camp director that may result in dismissal without refund. Notification of parents/guardians.

Live in participants stay in the residence hall on Finlandia’s campus,  adjacent  to the Paavo Nurmi Gymnasium on Finlandia’s main campus, and 5 blocks from McAfee Field, where the camps are held. Participants living in the residence hall will room with other participants of their own age group (two to three occupants per room).  Roommate requests must be made by both participants.

Rooms in the residence hall are furnished with two or three single beds, dressers and desks. There  is a bathroom with shower that connects to another room. The residence hall has lounges, cable TV, ping pong and pool table.

Participants will be issued a room key upon check in. Only CA’s will have a building key. Since we use the same rooms for all of our camps our doors are immediately re-keyed if a key is not turned in. You will be billed $125 for a lost key.

Laundry services are available. Students must bring their own laundry supplies. Participants will be supervised by CA.

The Food Service Department serves three meals per day in the Finlandia Hall Café. In addition to entrées we offer a full soup, salad and deli bar during lunch and dinner service. We offer a wide variety of meal choices, trying to keep up with the latest trends in culinary delights, while keeping the all-time favorites in our menu cycle Patrons with food allergies are advised to contact the Director of Food Service upon entering the Finlandia Hall Cafe.

Mark Pittilo  - Director of Food Service |  (906) 487-7373

Participants may park in the parking lot directly in front of the residence hall.

What To Bring
  • Linen - Towels to Shower
  • Sleeping Bag & Pillow
  • Hair Dryer
  • Shampoo / Conditioner
  • Soap
  • Toothpaste
  • Fan
• Camp Specific Clothing & Items
• Spending Money
• Snacks
• Swimsuit
• Everyday Clothing
• Long Pants

Medical Services
Certified athletic trainers provided by  Portage Health will be available to provide emergency medical care. They are located in the gymnasium. Please bring your own first aid supplies if you need to be taped regularly. 

Contact Information

  • Public Safety:

Jim Harden - Director of Campus Safety & Security
Finlandia Hall 1st Floor  |  Office: (906) 487-7307  |  Cell: (906) 370-7307

  • Houghton County Airport: (906) 482-3970
  • Keweenaw Convention & Visitors Bureau: (800) 338-7982
  • Housing & Residential:

Leann Fogle - Coordinator of Residential Life
Office: Finlandia Hall  |  (906) 487-7276

Refund Policy
Prior to due date, refunds will be issued, minus a $50 fee, upon receipt of a written notice of cancellation from a parent or guardian.

After due date, refunds will be issued, minus a $50 fee, for medical reasons only. Written notification of cancellation from a parent or guardian must be accompanied by a doctor’s note.

If a participant is injured during camp, a refund will be issued in the form of a credit voucher for the next year for the unused portion of the camp. 

No refunds are given when a participant is expelled for disciplinary reasons.