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About Us

Owners of Camp Aquila Pure Maple SyrupFamily Owned. Just the two of us, Stu and Corinne Peterson; production assistants include children and grandchildren.

Locally Produced. Tapping 1300 sugar maples on the Star Lake peninsula, Otter Tail County, MN.

Licensed and Inspected by Minnesota Dept. of Agriculture

Committed to best practices and sustainable forest management.

Award Winning:

  • 1st Place 2013 N. American Maple Council (U.S. and Canada). Light Amber.
  • 1st Place 2012 MN Maple Association Syrup Competition, Dark Amber Class.
  • 1st Place blue ribbon. 2011 Minnesota State Fair. Medium Amber.
  • MN Maple Assn class winner 2005, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012.

History

Our name, Camp Aquila, is taken from the history of the property on which our sugar maples are located.

Prior to becoming our tree farm and sugar bush operation, the property was the well-respected "Camp Aquila for Boys" located on the Star Lake Peninsula in Otter Tail County.

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In The News

Our maple syrup operation has been featured in several local news articles:

Minnesota Grown - March 2017
Perham Focus
- March 2015
MPRnews - April 2014
DL-Online - November 2013
Star Tribune - March 2012
Perham Focus - April 2011

Our Story

Stu Peterson and his wife Corinne, founders of Camp Aquila Pure Maple Syrup, bought their 190 acres from a close friend of the family. One-hundred fifty acres of this property contains their sugar maple trees which are tapped for the syrup.

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Dogwood Coffee Video

Great YouTube video. Dogwood Coffee: Minneapolis to Winnipeg via Camp Aquila.

Bag of Dogwood Coffe