District IV Language and Cultural Camps

District IV provides financial support and camperships to four language and cultural camps.

Remember the Folk Art Competition coming up at the 2018 convention in Bismarck as you are working on handicrafts at camp and through the year.

Host lodge Sverdrup is offering an opportunity for campers to enter their cultural skills projects in a separate arts competition at the convention. It is open to any age level or skill level, but the project must be completed at the camp in 2016, 2017, or 2018. See the Cultural Camp Competition form for more information.

Trollfjorden Language Camp

no camp this year, returning in 2019 to Metigoshe Retreat Center, June 6-9

Bjørnetann Language and Cultural Camp

Montana – July 5-8, 2018 (Thursday-Sunday)
All Ages, Families-Oriented
Lions Camp, Red Lodge, MT
Contact: Beth Morton, Secretary, at or phone # 406-465-2094

Here are links to camp information and forms:

Bjørnetann camp brochure    Letter of Invitation
2018 Registration for Camp    2018 ORDER FORM FOR T
2018 Minor Consent & Health Info     2018 Adult Consent & Health Info
2018 Draxten Fund App     Sam Cornthwaite- Bjornetann
BLCC- camp rules     general liability

Trollhaugen Language Arts and Cultural Camp

Alberta – August 12-18, 2018 (Sunday through Saturday)
Theme – Norsk Mythology
Deer Valley Meadows Camp (near Alix, Alberta)
All ages, family participation

  • The Trollhaugen Website now has updated forms.  Some forms have fillable sections.  To use that feature, export these forms as .pdf files to your computer.  Save each form with your first and last name, e.g., Sven Olsen Application.
    If you prefer to print the forms and mail them or scan and e-mail them back to the registrar, you are able to do that as well.
  • Lodges awarding youth camperships are encouraged to support only those who register by the deadline. This encourages more timely registration, which helps a great deal with scheduling and human resources. The deadline is MAY 30, 2018.
  • New this year:
    • lower fee for campers age 70+ who have attended camp for 15 years or more.
    • pre-set schedule for older youth and adults – select between classes in the same time slot

Skogfjorden Language Camp

More Information

Operated by Concordia University
Located outside Bemidji, MN.
Ages 7-18, 1, 2 and 4 weeks sessions

Many lodges will grant to children and grandchildren of lodge members camperships to Skogfjorden. District 4 also awards camperships to Skogfjorden to Sons of Norway Junior Lodge members or children and grandchildren.  The amount of the campership varies each year depending on funding.

Submit copy of Skogfjorden application form to local lodge by February 1st of each year for consideration.