Camp will be held

July 21st to July 24th


Did you know that there are trolls in the Montana Mountains? Well, there are! Each year, during the summer, some Norwegian magic happens and it’s called, “Bjørnetann.” Bjørnetann is a Norwegian language and cultural camp. If you’ve never experienced the magic, let me tell you a little about one of Sons of Norway’s best kept secrets…

Bjørnetann Language and Cultural Camp is held each July in the foothills of the majestic Mountains of Montana not unlike the mountains of Norway  from Thursday afternoon through Sunday Breakfast. The camp is operated by a Board of Directors and mostly volunteer instructors. It is a multi-generational family-oriented camp that offers a variety of cultural skills, including: Norwegian language lessons, Norwegian folk dancing & folk singing, Norwegian cooking, Kolrosing, chip carving, Rosemaling, Hardangersøm, Klostersøm as well as a diversity of other classes. [Classes change from year to year to allow more time for each class.] Excellent Norwegian meals are provided for campers, with campers taking turns assisting with clean-up.

The accommodations include facilities with all amenities for those handicapped, elderly or with medical needs that require less rustic lodging. There is limited RV parking on the premises. The camp is an alcohol free, cell phone and computer free facility. Norwegian language is integrated into activities during a busy, organized daily schedule and offers each camper a rich cultural experience.

Camp Bjørnetann was formed to promote and preserve Norwegian heritage through history, crafts, traditional skills and culture classes. Although the focus is Norwegian, all things Scandinavian are embraced. While membership in the Sons on Norway is encouraged, applicants do not have to be of Norwegian or Scandinavian descent or a member of any affiliated groups such as the Sons of Norway International or Sons of Norway Lodges.

Camp Bjørnetann is a family camp where all generations are welcomed with offerings for a variety of cultural and fun activities for all who attend.  One camper wrote, “I love going to camp because it is a time when I can be with my grandmother!”  This is a great way to reconnect with your heritage, share it with your children and grandchildren, and or help them learn and or understand their heritage too.

For younger children, there are crafts and games in the morning and outdoor activities and or classes in the afternoon. Thursday and Friday nights are special nights for the young and young at heart involving fun, energetic, and sometimes educational games. Saturday night is our special camp evening when we have our annual Talent Show and Nordic Dessert Extravaganza. Everyone is welcome to participate in camp group activities (such as talent night).

You know that you will have a fantastic time when you’re in the company of NORWEGIANS!