Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- More than 1,300 high school football players from around the Northland and beyond will descend on the University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) campus over the next two weeks to take part in the Bulldogs' 10th annual football team camp.
The teams will be split across two three-day sessions, with the 1,300-plus players set to take part in this year's camp a far cry from the 150 the camp attracted in 2005.
For UMD head coach Curt Wiese, the camp is about getting players together with teammates in the summer but also putting them in situations off the field with which they may not be experienced.
"Camp gives these guys a chance to be together off the football field, away from their hometowns," Wiese said. "They can be together in the dorms, so it gives them an experience away from their hometowns."
The first session of this year's camp runs through Wednesday, with the second session set for June 26-28.