Share your Owatonna/Ropioa stories – to celebrate the upcoming centennial
of the founding of Camp Owatonna/Ropioa, we are compiling an official written history. We need your help! Click the link above to read more.
What our Founders Established by Seth "Chic" Johnson
For more Owatonna History, check out the website below maintained by alum Scott Coolidge
From the periodicals
Here are links to articles that have been published in the periodicals by Newfound and Owatonna campers and alumni.
My Thumb Was Perfect – By Luna
The Power of One Spiritual Idea – By Lily Maggio
Child's Fever Gone – By Jessica Charlston
Lost Something Don't Look. Listen – By Rick Lipsey
Back in the game after ankle injury – By Daniel Abadie
Immediate healing? It's possible! – By Zahra Baldauf
Alumni in the News
A great article in Gripped Magazine about Owatonna alum and 2018 tripper, Ryan Richardson, and his experience climbing Emperor Face. Use the link below to read it.
Check out these fun memories from days past on the shores of Long Lake. Thanks to Scott Coolidge for converting these slideshows into a digital format. Enjoy!
- 1977-1981 Photo Medley: https://vimeo.com/231219454
- 1979 Camp Newfound slideshow: https://vimeo.com/183604667/1436cc29461979
- Camp Owatonna slideshow: https://vimeo.com/183601647/15a48c0379
- 1982 Camp Newfound slideshow: https://vimeo.com/197643851
- 1986 Newfound and Owatonna slideshow: https://vimeo.com/184883810/46594c98f8
- 1980-1982 Family Camp slideshow: https://vimeo.com/185268753
- 1992 Newfound and Owatonna slideshow: https://vimeo.com/187483710
- 2002 Newfound and Owatonna slideshow: https://vimeo.com/186106899
100 YEARS AT CAMP NEWFOUND – 1914-2013 by Tessa Bollinger
If you are interested in purchasing a copy of 100 Years at Camp Newfound book, a Centennial celebration of cabins, cubies, & campfires, swim caps, songs, & s’mores, please email email@example.com and let us know if you'd like the soft cover for $50, or the hard cover for $100.
Centennial Camp Reunion
The Centennial Camp Reunion was a huge success! Alumni traveled from all over the country to reconnect with camp friends and cabin mates... they swam in Long Lake, found their names in their old cabins and cubies, and enjoyed the reunion festivities together. There were a lot of laughs, many old memories shared, and everyone enjoyed a little taste of Camp. Look who Came Home to Camp!
Centennial Reunion Photos
If you'd like to visit the reunion photo gallery please CLICK HERE. If you'd like to share any photos with us for others to see please email them to firstname.lastname@example.org and they can be added to the gallery.
We want to send a big shout-out to Meg Reehl, the Reunion Coordinator, for planning, organizing, and executing a successful and FUN, four day celebration!
Keep in touch!
We hope that you as an alumnus/a will stay connected with the Newfound-Owatonna alumni community, which now spreads across the United States and the world.
Please use the form below to provide us with your current contact information and any news about you that you'd like to share with the Newfound-Owatonna community. We will be sure to update you with news about other members of the alumni community, events at Newfound-Owatonna, and upcoming regional alumni happenings.