Lodging and Accommodations
Lago del Bosco is located at Camp Holiday. The Fraser family began Camp Holiday as a private girl’s camp in 1922, and they have continued their careful maintenance through several generations. The buildings and grounds have been well maintained and upgraded over the years to cherish the “camp” atmosphere and also accommodate modern needs.
The main swimming beach is situated on Lac Bébé (Baby Lake) and provides a wonderful view of scenic northern Minnesota. There is a beautiful swimming area, and the waterfront is full of different activities for the villagers.
The cabins give a nice sense of community and all face into a large, flat, grassy area. The cabins have a capacity of ten villagers and two counselors. The cabins are simple and cozy (no electricity) with bunk beds, and small cupboards for the villagers’ possessions. The cabin is usually the first place villagers will get to know other people at camp, and cabin life is a very special part of the Lago del Bosco experience.
It is also in the cabins that villagers get a good opportunity to share their feelings and talk about their days at Lac du Bois. A favorite among many villagers is Lac du Bois’ sauna, and some make it something of a tradition to come use the sauna nearly everyday! Counselors take turns having an early morning wake-up to light a fire in the woodstove so that the sauna can be nice and hot for the before-breakfast bathers!
Le terrain de sport (sports field) is a very well-used area of camp. It consists of a flat, grassy area often referred to as the terrain de foot (soccer field), though much more than just soccer is played there. Le terrain de sport is also used for Frisbee, croquet, pétanque, parachute games, as well as lots of big group games and activities. Also nearby is le terrain de volley (volleyball court) that villagers use to play le volley. Le terrain de sport also provides parking spaces for opening and closing days!
Minnesota is typical of a continental climate. The North Woods of Minnesota experience the widest variety of weather in the United States. Each of the four seasons has its own distinct characteristics. Although summers are generally hot and humid, it is normal to experience rain showers, thunderstorms and cool nights. Temperatures average 85 F but can get down to 55 F, so keep that in mind while packing!
Contact Info While in Session
Lago Del Bosco, Italian Language Village
4395 14th Ave NW
Hackensack, MN 56452
Phone: (218) 682-2570
Fax: (218) 682-2565