DON’T MISS THE 2017 SUMMER RESOURCE FAIR!
Meet MN’s BEST Field Trips & Activities for groups of all ages & types!
It’s TODAY! Monday, January 9, 2017
Scroll down for the list of 85+exhibitors! Then come meet them!
Do you plan activities for your Student, Youth, Senior & Active Adult Groups?
Then this event on Monday, January 9th is perfect for YOU! (Scroll down for the exhibitor list.)
IF YOU PLAN EVENTS & ACTIVITIES… THIS IS FOR YOU!
• Did you want to attend the MN Field Trip & Activity EXPO this past August, but couldn’t because you were still busy with your summer activities? Planners like you are going to love the new 2017 Summer Resource Fair! The primary focus of this free event is for spring and summer activities & programs (for all age groups):
– Park & Recreation Departments
– Community Education Programs
– Summer Schools
– School Spring Field Trips
– Senior Centers
– Senior & Youth Organizations (scouts, YMCA, YWCA, 4-H, Boys & Girls Clubs, etc)
– Child Care Services & Facilities
– Church Groups (all ages), and many more!
Because many summer programs are still in session when we hold our annual planning event in August – the MN Field Trip & Activity EXPO – planners now have an opportunity to get ready for next summer on Monday, January 9th… right when summer programs need to be planned!
Best of all, the Summer Resource Fair is FREE for planners to attend!
• Note the event schedule – Come anytime from 1pm through 7pm. We planned it this way so you can better fit the Summer Resource Fair into your schedule…
MEET PROVIDERS WITH GREAT PROGRAMS FOR SUMMER AND ALL YEAR! (Scroll down to see the growing list)
• Talk with them IN-PERSON & FACE-TO-FACE before you take the big step of hiring them.
Meet & interview your providers and field trip contacts in person (see the list of exhibitors below). 85+ providers will be exhibiting... offering customizable field trips, day trips, assemblies, performances, classes, camps and programs for all ages, types and sizes of youth to adult groups (customizable and standards-supporting, if needed). And even if you already know any of these quality providers, they will be bringing new programs you will appreciate learning about!
• Win free field trips and performances!
Sign up to win free or deeply discounted performers, entertainers, classes, field trips, 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.
So come to the 2017 Summer Resource Fair, meet & interview providers, discuss your needs and get your summer planning done! When you want to work with someone, you will work directly with each provider…
Date: Monday, January 9, 2017
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!
Location: Base Camp BSA (by Fort Snelling in Saint Paul)
Set Monday, January 9th in your calendar today!
CLICK HERE TO RSVP (There is no charge to attend)
Walk-ins are welcome, too!
Your RSVP will help us plan this event better… let us know you’re coming… Thank you!
If you are a provider and want information about exhibiting, go HERE
We look forward to seeing you at the 2017 SUMMER RESOURCE FAIR at Base Camp on January 9th!
President, MN Field Trip & Activity Library
Executive Producer, MN Field Trip & Activity EXPO • 2017 Summer Resource Fair
2017 SRF EXHIBITOR LIST
• AFTON ALPS
Explore the beautiful Saint Croix Valley. A new partnership with Afton Alps and Carpenter Nature Center give kids the chance to connect and exercise.
• AIRMAXX TRAMPOLINE PARK & FUN CENTER
FUN TO THE MAXX! AirMaxx Trampoline Park and Fun Center specializes in fun for all ages! Guests can jump on our trampolines, zap friends in our laser tag arena, escape the Pharaoh’s curse in our cosmic
• ALBERT LEA ATTRACTIONS & EVENTS
Cruises on Albert Lea Lake, factory & farm tours, the arts & wonderful cultural events.
• AMAZING JEFFO
– For active seniors, Amazing Jeffo uses magic, mixed with a healthy dose of comedy to promote an awareness of untapped abilities to encourage a can-do attitude.
– For youth and children, Jeffo presents a fun and interactive program of magic that promotes a positive image of people with disabilities. His show encourages a respect and appreciation of all of our differences.
– For corporate groups, his presentation teaches an approach to working more comfortably with co-workers who have disabilities. The comedy-filled program demonstrates that the most disabling thing in our lives is the thing we can do the most about: our attitude.
• AMERICA’S FUN SCIENCE
America’s Fun Science offers affordable, hands-on science enrichment activities and STEM programs throughout the Twin Cities metro area and beyond. We are a veteran-owned/minority-owned/woman-owned company. We support girls in science, and we make science fun!
• AMERICAN WORKSHOP
Open to the public woodshop offering field trips, class curriculum, and one on one training.
• ARTRAGEOUS ADVENTURES
ARTrageous Adventures provides a visual arts studio space for pARTies, camps, workshops and classes for children and adults. We take our programs on the road to schools, community events and other organizations.
• AUDUBON CENTER OF THE NORTH WOODS
Since 1971, we have been offering a great variety of environmental, outdoor and challenge learning experiences for people of all ages, with educational programs in wildlife, natural history, science, team-building, adventure/challenge, and outdoor/environmental education.
• BALLOON ARTISTRY BY MANDANA
Balloon Artistry by Mandana features international award-winning balloon show performer and certified balloon artist, Mandana Moshrefzadeh. With her sensational balloon shows, amazing balloon twisting, and beautiful balloon decor, Mandana offers first-class balloon entertainment for all!
• BASE CAMP BSA
Experiential Education in a convenient urban location. Located by Fort Snelling (Saint Paul, MN), and offers one-of-a-kind interactive experiences for team building, rock climbing, rope courses, archery and more! For all ages!
• BIG ISLAND RENDEZVOUS & FESTIVAL
In the Top 25 Festivals in Minnesota
Food, Music, Art and Skilled Craftmen selling wares
Colonial Craft Demonstrations
1880 Cowboy Pioneer Town
Live Cannon Shooting
BBQ Ribs, porkchops, funnel cakes, Indian Tacos, stuffed baked potatos, homemade rootbeer
• BRIAN RICHARDS, EDUCATIONAL MAGICIAN & PERFORMER
Provider of entertaining school assembly programs and interactive family magic programs!
• BRUCE THE BUG GUY
My assortment of LIVE arthropods includes: pencil-sized American Brown Millipedes; Madagasgar Hissing Cockroaches; Rosie the Rosehair tarantula. Despite their size and apprearence, all are slow-moving and harmless.
• COLOR ME MINE
Book a field trip or a party! You pick your ceramic, you paint it, we fire it, you take it!
• CRAYOLA EXPERIENCE
Crayola Experience is the only place in the world where the magic of Crayola comes to life. Here, you’re always encouraged to let your creativity run free, to color outside the lines
• CRITTERS AND COMPANY
Lyceums on Violence Prevention and Character Development; Using live animals and story telling as a medium. Topics “Teasing: Harassment in Disguise”, “Attitudes that Make a Difference”, “Diversity: The Spice of Variety”.
• CRYSTAL CAVE
Discover the wonders of Crystal Cave with your group! Take a professionally guided tour through Wisconsin’s longest cave, mine for real gems, hike our Sinkhole Nature Trail, and enjoy our educational gift shop. It’s a short drive to Spring Valley, WI.
• DAYTRIPPERS DINNER THEATRE
Comedy Plays With Lunch in the Daytime
• DOWN IN HISTORY TOURS / WABASHA STREET CAVES
Historic Cave Tours and a variety of interesting and educational bus tours, including the Saint Paul Gangster Tour. Also, characters and speakers for hire at your place or ours!
• EKO BACKEN SNOW TUBING
Bring your group snow tubing now!
• ELITE GYMNASTICS ACADEMY
Active camps led by our USAG Safety Certified Instructors are filled with active fun, games, crafts, quality instruction, Open Gym time, pool time, & many fun surprises all in our state-of-the-art, 26,000-square-foot, air-conditioned gymnastics facility.
• EMERGENCY OUTFITTERS
Adult safety training including: CPR, AED, First Aid, Bloodborne Pathogens
Youth training including: Babysitting, Home Alone, Forensics, Camping Safety
• FARM CAMP MINNESOTA
A fun, interactive learning experience that provides youth with a connection to agriculture, the farm, and our food! It is a one-day event held in 3 different and convenient locations of the state of MN.
• FEED MY STARVING CHILDREN
Each year, hundreds of thousands of volunteers hand pack nutritious meals that are sent to children in approximately 70 countries around the world who do not have access to a consistent supply of food.
• FLYOVER AMERICA
Experience state-of-the-art technology that brings you some of America’s most thrilling sights! Wind, scents, and other amazing effects will make you feel like you are truly flying!
• FRED KELLER, THE DEEP NORTH
I bring history alive through music, song, and story. I have programs for all ages, time periods, and educational standards.
• GAMIN’ RIDE ENTERTAINMENT
We Bring The Fun To You via our Mobile Video Game Theater, Sumo Suits, massive iDance (DDR) attraction and our super fun Photo Booth. Discounts provided for multiple bookings by each District!
• HAVE FUN BIKING
See biking opportunities all over MN at www.HaveFunBiking.com!
• HISTORICAL EXPERIENCES WITH ARN KIND
We are the Field Trip that comes to you. Costumed history presenter makes history come to life for any group of all ages. A wide variety of interactive programs sure to entertain and educate!
• I KNOW MY WAY ORIENTEERING
Orienteering, practicing navigation skills by reading maps, making decisions and figuring out the world around us, without using gadgets. Maps of a site of your choice and timing units are used for fun navigation games.
• IRON RANGE TOURISM • MESABI IS MAGIC!
Mesabi Trail access/tours, Soudan Underground Mine State Park Tours, geology, history and science themed activities at Minnesota Discovery Center museum, active mining observation at Hull Rust Mine View. So many great things to do and activities for all ages in NE MN!
• JACK PEARSON, MUSICIAN & STORYTELLER / OTTERTUNITY, INC
I sing songs and tell stories for children, families and seniors using a variety of folk instruments. I can adapt to most any setting and also offer workshops on folk instruments, storytelling and songwriting.
• KARTOONS.COM BY PETE WAGNER
Caricatures for entertainment, events, promotions, advertising, gifts – and for just plain FUN!
• KEEPERS OF THE SACRED TRADITION OF PIPEMAKERS • NATIVE AMERICAN CULTURE CAMPS
Native American Indian Dance, presentations, and workshops. Learn about the Native people of this land from enrolled tribal members tailored to your group’s interests and age.
• KEVIN HALL, THE MAGIC MANIAC
The Halls of Entertainment feature Kevin Hall, The Magic Maniac, and as seen on AMERICA’S GOT TALENT. Great entertainment for school groups, park & recreation programs, summer activities, family events, etc! Shows include Magic Maniac, MATH-a- Magic, Hula Dance Party, Kids Mania Dance, & More!
• KIDCREATE STUDIO
With Kidcreate, children create fridge-worthy masterpieces while learning art concepts and experimenting with different art materials. Our award-winning curriculum provides a fun, self-esteem building atmosphere filled with “I did it” moments.
• KONA ICE TWIN CITIES
Kona Ice delivers a one of a kind experience serving Tropical Shaved Ice from a colorful, clean and FUN mobile food truck. We love to partner with organizations to help with FUNdraising efforts.
• LANDMARK CENTER (MINNESOTA LANDMARKS)
Landmark Center is a Historic building in downtown Saint Paul that offers, tours, free museums, and free cultural programming throughout the year. We also have many volunteer opportunities. We offer a variety of tours and field trips of the building for all ages as well as housing 2 free wonderful museums on the 2nd floor; The Schubert Club Museum, and The Gallery of Wood Art.
• LEARNING JET
To provide students & youth with a learning experience that connects STEM subjects to exciting, real-world applications aboard The Learning Jet – A REAL LIVE JET PLANE! Sponsored by the Association of Women in Aviation and The Learning Jet.
• MALL OF AMERICA
We offer discounts for groups of 15 or more to Nickelodeon Universe and Moose Mountain Adventure Golf.
• MINNESOTA CENTER FOR BOOK ARTS
Minnesota Center for Book Arts offers hands-on workshops in Papermaking, Printmaking, and Book Making for Youth and Adults, both in our facilities and offsite at your location.
• MINNESOTA CHILDREN’S MUSEUM
Brand New museum opens April 2017! We pack educational activities into endless amounts of fun with our self-guided field trips loaded with customizable opportunities to investigate, play and learn.
• MINNESOTA HISTORY CENTER
The Minnesota Historical Society is a dynamic and widely recognized educational organization that is a trusted resource for history. MHS works with teachers, students and parents to ensure that we are all State Smart.
• MINNESOTA LANDSCAPE ARBORETUM
We provide hands-on, real plant, science standards based field trip experiences for elementary school age groups. Plan a visit to the new, state of the art, Bee and Pollinator Center.
• MINNESOTA OPERA
Minnesota Opera offers residential and day camp experiences for kids ages 8-18 through out the summer. Fun and affordable!
• MINNESOTA RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL
Sixteenth century Europe comes alive with 16 stages of entertainment, 250+ artisans, live jousting, games, rides and food fit for a King. Held 7 consecutive weekends August – September. • www.renaissancefest.com
• MINNESOTA ZIP LINES & ADVENTURES
The #1 zip line tour operator in Minnesota. Minnesota Zip Lines & Adventures is Minnesota’s ultimate outdoor adventure! Our zip line tours are fun, long (longest in Minnesota!), adventurous and perfect for families, friends, birthday parties, bachelor and bachelorette parties, scouts, family reunions and corporate groups (team-building)! Join us ziplining in Minnesota. Our courses are located just outside of Minneapolis and the Brainerd Lakes Area.
• MINNESOTA ZOO
Don’t miss “Kangaroo Crossing” special exhibit coming to the Minnesota Zoo summer 2017. Join kangaroos, emus and wallabies on a real-life Australian walkabout, with fun activities for kids and families. Hop on over to the Zoo!
• MINNESOTA’S CAPTAIN JACK SPARROW
Pirate/ nautical historical presentation with genuine shipwreck artifacts from Spanish galleons that are over 300 years old. With some pirate history to boot presented by MN Jack Sparrow or his counterpart, Joshame.
• NATIONAL EAGLE CENTER
Hosting around 85,000 visitor annually, we provide environmental stewardship and education for all ages, featuring rescued bald and golden eagles, experiential learning, interactive exhibits and hosted and outreach programs. Open year round.
• NICKELODEON UNIVERSE AT MALL OF AMERICA
We offer discounts for groups of 15 or more to Nickelodeon Universe and Moose Mountain Adventure Golf.
• NORTH STAR MUSEUM FOR BOY & GIRL SCOUTING
A history museum with a focus on Boy Scouting and Girl Scouting, we have exhibits, programs, tours, and activities for scouts of all ages and for families.
• NORTHERN CLAY CENTER
Each year, over 350 children participate in our camps. NCC’s ClayToGo program offers a variety of fun, educational, and thematic clay programs to meet the budget and schedules of your school. We will also have a wheel demo going.
• NORTHFIELD ATTRACTIONS & EVENTS
Home to some of Minnesota’s BEST signature events and 2 renowned colleges (Carlton and St Olaf), Northfield is a lively community located along the shores of the Cannon River, just south of Minneapolis and Saint Paul, and northwest of Rochester.
• OLD LOG THEATRE
The Old Log Theatre is proud to be in its 77th year providing contemporary plays and musicals for adult audiences year round and children’s shows during the summer and holiday season.
• PADELFORD RIVERBOAT COMPANY
Historically Narrated Mississippi River Cruises, conveniently docked at Harriet Island in Downtown Saint Paul. We offer lunch & dinner cruises, with group and field trip rates available. Private charters for corporate & association events, school proms, graduations and groups from 40-600 guests.
• PARADISE CHARTER CRUISES & THE MINNEAPOLIS QUEEN
Providing Educational Cruise Tours, Daily Sightseeing, Dinner, & Brunch Cruises and Private Charters for groups from 10-145 on Beautiful Lake Minnetonka or the Majestic Mississippi River.
• PAVEK MUSEUM OF BROADCASTING
The Pavek Museum offers a wide variety of field trip options including our Broadcast Workshop and Electromagnetism Workshop, as well as Saturday morning DC/AC!
• PLYMOUTH PLAYHOUSE
The Plymouth Playhouse is an intimate 211 seat theater providing family friendly entertainment for all ages. Group rates start at 10 people and catering options are available.
• REGENT ARABIANS
Regent Arabians “Developing Equestrians for Life” offers year round fun! Youth & Adult Field Trips, Horsemanship Day Camps, Riding Lessons, Trail Riding, & On/Off-site Birthday Parties. Gift certificates available. Contact us today! email@example.com 763.428.4975 www.RegentArabians.com
• REMARKABLE REPTILES
A fast paced, lively program dealing with reptiles. 10 live reptiles are used (2 turtles, 3 lizards, 5 snakes) along with assorted artifacts. Protected MN species can be used on request.
• ROBOTS-4-U • STEAM SCIENCE & ROBOTICS
STEAM Science & Robotics; Working with ages 4-17, we provide a variety of exciting services that helps bring science, technology, and robotics to life – including Classes, Summer Camps, fundraising & more.
• RUSH CREEK GOLF CLUB
Rush Creek Golf Club offers group and individual golf lessons for players of all ages and abilities. Beginners to experienced players will enjoy their experience at Rush Creek.
• SAND CREEK ADVENTURES
Sand Creek Adventures is your ultimate destination for ziplining, ropes course (high & low), groups, team-building, individuals, parties… in the region. The ultimate outdoor challenge!
• SEA LIFE MALL OF AMERICA
SEA LIFE features many amazing adventures all in one location. With over 1.2 million gallons of water and thousands of sea creatures, it’s the World’s Largest Underground Aquarium – the perfect school field trip idea!
• SIDEKICK THEATRE
Sidekick Theatre is a professional company that produces a full season of shows for adults and children at The Assembly at the Woman’s Club of Minneapolis.
• SKY ZONE INDOOR TRAMPOLINE PARK
Sky Zone is the world’s first indoor trampoline park. We’re the inventors of “fun fitness” and the makers of trampolines as far as the eye can see. We give you one of the greatest workouts you can get!
• STEM BUNNIES
Bringing fun, experiential hands-on learning to your site or come visit our traveling Bunny Garden. Guests get into pens with rabbits during science-based, memory care, or reading-pal program. Great for all ages!
• TARGET CENTER
Target Center, home of the NBA Minnesota Timberwolves and WNBA Minnesota Lynx, offers a 12-month entertainment schedule that includes sporting events, family shows, concerts and more.
• TARGET FIELD TOURS
During your guided 90-minute tour to Target Field, you’ll see areas of the ballpark guests normally don’t see. These spaces may include the press box, clubhouse, dugout, suite level, Metropolitan Club and many more.
• TEDDY BEAR BAND / RICH & THE RESISTORS
Music & fun for ALL AGES & Stages! Numerous theme shows for fun &/or education/ motivation, holidays, etc. MN MUSIC HALL of FAME + MN Music Academy/ MN Parent Awards/ State of MN proclamations.
• TEDDY ROOSEVELT LIVE!
TR Camp brings Teddy Roosevelt’s adventures directly to you. This nationally regarded program is used by the National Park Service across the country to engage kids and adults alike.
• THE RAPTOR CENTER
A field trip to The Raptor Center starts a memorable exploration of learning about raptors and the world we share together. Our winged ambassador birds, staff and volunteers will be your guides.
• TRAVELING NATURALIST MELONIE SHIPMAN
Over 25 wildlife and wild-life based engaging PowerPoint programs and activities for youth to senior adults.
• TROLLHAUGEN OUTDOOR RECREATION AREA
Trollhaugen Outdoor Recreation is one of the longest-running resorts in the Midwest, offering skiing, snowboarding, tubing, and live music events to guests in the Winter, and adventure-themed aerial challenge courses and ziplines in the summer.
• URBAN BOATBUILDERS
Engaging student in the boatbuilding process with Urban Boatbuilders is a proven strategy for youth to learn, practice, and apply academic concepts in a challenging and innovative hands-on environment that effectively complements classroom learning.
Valleyfair is the largest amusement park in the Upper Midwest. Valleyfair Youth Programs are specifically designed to provide unique and enriching experiences for youth groups in a fun and interactive setting.
• VERTICAL ENDEAVORS
Indoor rock climbing facilities that offer 4 types of climbing at a variety of skill levels. MN Locations: Saint Paul, Minneapolis, Duluth
• WAY COOL COOKING SCHOOL
A “Way Cool” Cooking School for kids and adult groups.
• WELLS FARGO HISTORY MUSEUM
Enjoy a fun-filled, hands-on field trip at the Wells Fargo History Museum. Experience the glimmer of gold, travel by stagecoach, sending messages by code, and more, including an 1863 stagecoach. Admission is always free.
• WILD MOUNTAIN & TAYLORS FALLS RECREATION
Summer: Wild Mountain Waterpark Alpine Slides & Go-Karts, Taylors Falls Scenic Boat Tours, Taylors Falls Canoe & Kayak Rental, Wildwood RV Park & Campground.
Winter: Skiing, Snowboarding & Snow Tubing
• WILDERNESS INQUIRY
Wilderness Inquiry provides outdoor adventures to people of all backgrounds and abilities worldwide.
• THE WORKS • TECHNOLOGY DISCOVERY CENTER
The Works is a museum of engineering. We inspire the next generation of innovators, engineers, and creative problem-solvers! Our exhibits and programs engage kids in science, technology, and engineering, and make learning
• WORLD’S FINEST CHOCOLATE
World’s Finest Chocolate has been a leader in the fundraising industry for more than 60 years. It is the “Best Value in Fundraising.”