Camp Knutson's Night Under the Starts July 16 to Benefit Campers with Identified Needs

Thursday, June 30, 2022

Camp Knutson, a service of Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota, will host its signature fundraiser event, Night Under the Stars, on Saturday, July 16. The event will be held in person for the first time since 2019. Night Under the Stars benefits campers with disabilities, medical conditions and other identified needs.

The evening features a wine bar, silent auction, dinner, live auction and a program. The online auction will open on July 13, offering bidders a wide variety of options to choose from. Supporters can participate in the online auction whether they are attending the in-person event.

“Night Under the Stars allows Camp Knutson to help our campers realize their dreams,” said Jared Griffin, senior director of Camp Knutson. “Funds raised sustain our programs, support necessary improvements to grounds and ensure that camp remains safe and medically sound for our campers with medical needs.”

A free kick off concert for Night Under the Stars will take place the week prior, on July 9, from 6 to 8 p.m. on the docks of Camp Knutson. Folksinger-songwriter Kelley Smith will perform a wide range of vintage tunes – from bluegrass, folk, country blues and jazz genres, as well as modern Americana. Attendees will watch the concert from their boat or personal watercraft.

Camp Knutson is a welcoming, inclusive camp for youth and adults with disabilities, medical conditions and other identified needs. Campers build friendships, recognize their strengths, gain self-confidence and identify skills to help them realize their goals.

To learn more about Night Under the Stars and Music on the Docks, go to Camp Knutson is located at 11148 Manhattan Point Boulevard, Crosslake, MN 56442.