If you plan summer field trips (for youth), day trips (for seniors), events, activities, and tours…

THE 2018 SUMMER RESOURCE FAIR IS FOR YOU!

Reserve this date: Monday, January 8, 2018 at Base Camp from 11a-5p.       Click HERE to register.

Meet 100+ experienced vendors representing MN’s BEST summer field trips, tour destinations, activities, programs & performers for all types & ages of groups! 

Come anytime between 11am & 5pm… come on your lunch hour, or for the entire day… just allow enough time for great conversations with these providers!

Besides… it’s FREE to attend!

Last year 150 planners came to our first Summer Resource Fair looking for providers who could help them with more than 3,000 activities and field trips for the summer of 2017. We expect more for 2018…

• ONE STOP SHOPPING
This event is designed to provide you the opportunity to conveniently meet providers of spring and summer activities, field trips & on-site programs (for all age groups).

Padelford River Boat Pipekeepers_JulyFieldTripSeniors2 Teddy Roosevelt Live

 

Here’s who will benefit by attending:

– Any who plan & coordinate summer programs, including…
– Park & Recreation Department Staff
– Community Education Directors & Staff
– Library Program Staff
– Daycare Providers
– Summer School Staff
– Schools – Planners of their Spring Field Trips
– Scout Leaders (boy & girl)
– Youth Organizations (scouts, YMCA, YWCA, 4-H, Boys & Girls Clubs, etc)
– Tour Operators, Bank Clubs and Tour Planners for all types and ages of groups
– Senior Center Directors & Staff
– Active Adult & Senior Organizations (retirement, fraternal, social groups, etc)
– Church Groups (all ages), and many more!

Experience suggests that you bring colleagues… with this many providers, there’s a lot of ground to cover!

GET READY TO INTERVIEW MINNESOTA’S BEST PROVIDERS!

• Talk IN-PERSON & FACE-TO-FACE before you book.
100+ providers will be exhibiting (See the list below)... offering customizable field trips, day trips, assemblies, performances, classes, camps and programs. They know how to work with – and hold the attention of – groups of all ages, types and sizes of groups – from youth to adult.

 Did you want to attend the 2017 MN Field Trip & Activity EXPO this past August, but couldn’t because you were still busy with your own summer programs? Here’s your chance to meet the providers!

• Expect lots of “NEW” every year!
Just because you know a provider… doesn’t mean you “know” them. They thoughtfully develop new summer activities because they know that planners (like you) want “new” and “fresh” programs, performances and field trips for all age groups… so when you talk to them, always ask “WHAT’S NEW THIS YEAR?“. Examples: One provider has a new traveling hands-on Archeology Program. Another has added a “Pirates” Program. A theatre group has a new summer performance. And another exhibitor has a new “learn to canoe” program… and on it goes…

• Win free field trips and performances!
When visiting their exhibits, make sure you sign up to win free or deeply discounted  classes, field trips, programs, performances and much more! With this many exhibitors, you’ve got a great chance of winning!

We are NOT a booking agency! Work directly with your performer or destination.

• You can’t afford to miss the 2018 Summer Resource Fair, to meet & interview providers, discuss your needs and get your summer planning done! Remember… when you want to work with someone, you will talk directly with that provider… 

• Scroll down for last year’s SRF exhibitor list.

_________________________________

Date: Monday, January 8, 2018
Location: Base Camp
(see map below)
Time: 11am-5pm
Attendance is free for activity planners
(of youth, student, senior and active adult programs)
Parking:  In the Base Camp lot, or at Fort Snelling… ride the free shuttle that will be running between the Fort Snelling parking lots and Base Camp all day!

Set Monday, January 8th in your calendar today!

PLEASE CLICK HERE TO REGISTER TO ATTEND.

Your RSVP will help us plan this event better… let us know you’re coming… Thank you! Walk-ins are welcome, too!

We look forward to seeing YOU at the 2018 SUMMER RESOURCE FAIR at Base Camp on January 8th!

______________________________

 The EXHIBITORS from the last year…

• AFTON ALPS
• AIRMAXX TRAMPOLINE PARK & FUN CENTER
• ALBERT LEA ATTRACTIONS & EVENTS
• AMAZING JEFFO
• AMERICA’S FUN SCIENCE
• AMERICAN WORKSHOP
• ARTRAGEOUS ADVENTURES
• AUDUBON CENTER OF THE NORTH WOODS
• BALLOON ARTISTRY BY MANDANA
• BASE CAMP BSA
• BIG ISLAND RENDEZVOUS & FESTIVAL
• BRIAN RICHARDS, EDUCATIONAL MAGICIAN & PERFORMER
• BRUCE THE BUG GUY
• COLOR ME MINE
• CRAYOLA EXPERIENCE
• CRITTERS AND COMPANY
• CRYSTAL CAVE
• DAYTRIPPERS DINNER THEATRE
• DOWN IN HISTORY TOURS / WABASHA STREET CAVES
• EKO BACKEN SNOW TUBING
• ELITE GYMNASTICS ACADEMY
• EMERGENCY OUTFITTERS
• FARM CAMP MINNESOTA
• FEED MY STARVING CHILDREN
• FLYOVER AMERICA
• FRED KELLER, THE DEEP NORTH
• GAMIN’ RIDE ENTERTAINMENT
• HAVE FUN BIKING
• HISTORICAL EXPERIENCES WITH ARN KIND
• I KNOW MY WAY ORIENTEERING
• IRON RANGE TOURISM • MESABI IS MAGIC!
• JACK PEARSON, MUSICIAN & STORYTELLER / OTTERTUNITY, INC
• KARTOONS.COM BY PETE WAGNER
• KEEPERS OF THE SACRED TRADITION OF PIPEMAKERS
• KEVIN HALL, THE MAGIC MANIAC
• KIDCREATE STUDIO
• KONA ICE TWIN CITIES
• LANDMARK CENTER  (MINNESOTA LANDMARKS)
• LEARNING JET
• MALL OF AMERICA
• MINNESOTA CENTER FOR BOOK ARTS
• MINNESOTA CHILDREN’S MUSEUM
• MINNESOTA HISTORY CENTER
• MINNESOTA LANDSCAPE ARBORETUM
• MINNESOTA OPERA
• MINNESOTA RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL
• MINNESOTA ZIP LINES & ADVENTURES
• MINNESOTA ZOO
• MINNESOTA’S CAPTAIN JACK SPARROW
• NATIONAL EAGLE CENTER
• NICKELODEON UNIVERSE AT MALL OF AMERICA
• NORTH STAR MUSEUM FOR BOY & GIRL SCOUTING
• NORTHERN CLAY CENTER
• NORTHFIELD ATTRACTIONS & EVENTS
• OLD LOG THEATRE
• PADELFORD RIVERBOAT COMPANY
• PARADISE CHARTER CRUISES & THE MINNEAPOLIS QUEEN
• PAVEK MUSEUM OF BROADCASTING
• PLYMOUTH PLAYHOUSE
• REGENT ARABIANS
• REMARKABLE REPTILES
• ROBOTS-4-U • STEAM SCIENCE & ROBOTICS
• RUSH CREEK GOLF CLUB
• SAND CREEK ADVENTURES
• SEA LIFE MALL OF AMERICA
• SIDEKICK THEATRE
• SKY ZONE INDOOR TRAMPOLINE PARK
• STEM BUNNIES
• TARGET CENTER
• TARGET FIELD TOURS
• TEDDY BEAR BAND / RICH & THE RESISTORS
• TEDDY ROOSEVELT LIVE!
• THE RAPTOR CENTER
• TRAVELING NATURALIST MELONIE SHIPMAN
• TROLLHAUGEN OUTDOOR RECREATION AREA
• URBAN BOATBUILDERS
• VALLEYFAIR
• VERTICAL ENDEAVORS
• WAY COOL COOKING SCHOOL
• WELLS FARGO HISTORY MUSEUM
• WILD MOUNTAIN & TAYLORS FALLS RECREATION
• WILDERNESS INQUIRY
• THE WORKS • TECHNOLOGY DISCOVERY CENTER
• WORLD’S FINEST CHOCOLATE