The Bells of the North are proud to present the 39th Annual Midwest Morris Ale in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minn. on Memorial Day weekend, May 24-27, 2019.
The 2019 Midwest Morris Ale will be held at YMCA Camp St. Croix, two miles south of I-94 at Exit 2 in Hudson, Wis., and 20 minutes east of St. Paul, Minn. The camp address is 532 County Road F, Hudson, WI 54016. For information on Wisconsin road conditions, check http://www.511wi.gov/.
Directions are available on the Camp St. Croix website or via PDF download here.
The registration desk at the camp opens at 3 p.m. on Friday, May 24. Please do not arrive before 3 p.m. as we will be busy getting the camp ready!
There are three parking areas at camp. The largest lot (“main parking”) is directly south past the circle drive. In addition, there will be parking along the road past the main parking lot. Parking on the road will be on the east side. We will fill in road parking starting from the south end, heading back north toward the main entrance. There will be people to assist you in finding a spot, but assume if you are arriving later, you will be parking along the road. There will be no parking in the main circle drive. In all cases, please be mindful as you park and only take up as much space as you need. Campers and trailers will be directed to the south parking lot for entrance to the tenting area.
Code of Conduct
All attendees are expected to read and abide by the 2019 Code of Conduct. The Midwest Morris Ale is committed to providing a safe experience for all.
All Participants: Camp St. Croix requires all participants to complete and sign a Camp St. Croix Release form. We will have these available at registration or download and complete it prior to arriving to speed up the registration process: Camp St. Croix Release Form
Parents and Guardians of Minor Attendees: in addition to the Camp St Croix Release Form, parents and guardians will have additional forms to complete. These forms will need to be completed prior to arriving at the ale for minors attending with a chaperone and not their parent or legal guardian. The Parent & Guardian Responsibility Form needs to be completed for every minor participating. The Medical Release Form needs to be completed for any minor attending the event with an adult other than their parent or legal guardian. There will be a Parent’s Meeting at the camp at 8pm on Friday night where we will review the MWMA Minor Rules and any other necessary information.
Items to Bring
In addition to your kit, instruments, chargers, and personal items, all attendees should bring the following with them to the ale:
- Item for the silent auction – if so inclined
- Something red to wear to Saturday evening
- Celebrate with the Bells on their 40th Anniversary and wear something fun, or fancy, or something completely fanciful but whatever you wear, make sure it’s RED
- Bring enough layers to be comfortable
- Be prepared for wet and cool weather!
- Sleeping Bag (or bedding for a twin size bed)
- Towel and Washcloth
- Flashlight or Headlamp
- Beer Mug
- Water Bottle
- Please be sure to bring a water bottle with you!
- We will not have water on the buses since we will have access to water on all tours
We are putting together an “In Memoriam” space to remember those who are no longer with us. We have collected some pictures to post and welcome any additions. Email MWMA2019@comcast.net if you have any questions.