Please join us for one or all of our “mini-camps” this summer! We anticipate one every Wednesday this summer, so do check out our website for updated offerings. If you want to host a mini-camp, or know someone who would, let us know! To register, please do so a week ahead of the camp so if we do not have enough registrants, we can cancel ahead of time–as a courtesy to the instructor. Email your interest to: smokeytimbers@gmail.com, and mail a check to: 15567 Smokey Timbers Road NW, Miltona, MN 56354. See you at camp!


Wednesday, June 8, 1pm

Backyard Composting

Join Pope Douglas Recycling for mini-camp class on the benefits, effectiveness, and joy of backyard composting! Learn how to easily turn your refuse into a resource through backyard. Your home’s garden and flower beds will thank you in the spring!

Cost: $20, Age: All ages. Location: Camp Deck. I'm in!


Wednesday, June 15, 1pm

Needle Felting a Loon

Using a felting needle and loon-colored roving, create a beautiful loon for your cabin. If you aren’t a knitter or crocheter, needle felting may be just the right fiber art for you to try! All materials are provided for you at class time.

Level: Beginner. Cost: $45 (all material included), Age: 8 +. Limit: 8. Location: Camp Deck

Can't Wait!

Wednesday, June 15, 9-11pm

(Almost) Full Moon SUP Tour

Ever wondered what it feels like to walk on water? Join Hang Loose MN  at Smokey Timbers on Wednesday night, June 13 and find out! Join us for a paddle under the (almost) full moon! The evening (weather permitting) includes SUP, light up torch paddle, PFD and instruction.

Register soon, maximum of 10 paddlers.

Cost: $45, Age: 13 years old +. Limit: 10. Location: Camp Dock. Register me!


Wednesday, June 22, 1pm


Woodcarving can be a wonderful hobby. Come to Smokey Timbers to learn to carve a simple wooden ornament, taught by the great folks at Prairie Woodcarvers. Safety and use of tools will be emphasized. You will be provided with a safety glove that you can keep, and the group will use their tools. Go home with a sweet woodcarving of your very own!

Cost: $35 Time: 1-4pm. Age: 10+. Limit: 10. Location: Camp Deck. I'm in!

Wednesday, July 13, 9am 

Boat & Water Safety

Join us at Smokey Timbers to learn about water safety measures on our beautiful lakes from the Douglas County Water Patrol. Learn everything there is to keep you safe, and get to check out their cool water partol boat!

Cost: Free, Age: 5 +. Location: Camp Deck


Wednesday, June 29, 9:30am, and 12:30pm.

Wednesday, July 20, 9:30am, and 12:30pm.

Wednesday, August 10, 9:30am, and 12:30pm.

Let’s Go Fishing!

Itching to get out fishing but don’t have what you need, or know where to fish, or one of many other reasons? Join us on a Let’s Go Fishing excursion! Bring your kids, your grandkids, your neighbor, or your grandma! The Let’s Go Fishing pontoons are specially designed to provide full accessibility for guests. The pontoons have been designed to accommodate guests by having higher rails, captain’s chairs, and wider door access to accommodate wheelchairs. They provide everything necessary for a fishing or boating tour, including rods, reels, bait, life preservers, and beverages.  The only thing you need, if you’re an adult, and if you want to fish, is a Minnesota Fishing License.

Cost: $15, Age: 4 years old and + with adult, Limit: 10. Location: Smokey Timbers Dock

Register us!

Wednesday, August 3, 8:30am

Intro to Stand-up Paddle Boarding

Ever wondered what it feels like to walk on water? We can show you! Join Hang Loose MN at Smokey Timbers and head out from there! The afternoon includes SUP, paddle, PFD and instruction. 

Cost: $40, Age: 10 years old and +. Limit: 10. Location: Smokey Timbers Dock. I can't wait!


Email your interest to:


and mail a check to:

15567 Smokey Timbers Road NW, Miltona, MN 56354.


See you at camp!






Wednesdays in June, July, August, 10am

at Smokey Timbers deck or screen porch

15567 Smokey Timbers Road NW


(limited dock space, but shallow)

Fika is often translated as “a coffee and cake break”, which is kind of correct, but really it is much more than that. Fika is a concept, a state of mind, an attitude and an important part of Swedish culture. Many Swedes consider that it is almost essential to make time for fika every day. It means making time for friends to share a cup of coffee (or tea) and a little something to eat.


Fika cannot be experienced at your desk by yourself. That would just be taking coffee and cake. Fika is a ritual. Even the mighty Volvo plant stops for Fika. All Swedes consider it important to make time to stop and socialize: to take a pause. It refreshes the brain and strengthens relationships.  It builds community.


Whether you are Swedish or not, join us on Wednesdays this summer for Fika– to Fika! There is no cost. Smokey Timbers will put on the coffee, and bake some treats.

Come and join us!