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Welcome to True Friends!

True Friends is a nonprofit agency providing life-changing experiences that enhance independence and self-esteem for over 5,000 children and adults with disabilities annually. True Friends’ programs include camp, respite, therapeutic horseback riding, travel and team building. With camps near Maple Lake, Annandale, Eden Prairie and Bemidji, True Friends serves individuals in Minnesota and throughout the United States.

Our Story – What’s with the name?

So, why the name True Friends? It really embodies everything we do. We provide an environment where friendships are built and renewed. The name also reflects two great organizations coming together to serve even more people with disabilities. We can do so much more together than we could do alone. …Read more

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Testing the Limits

  • 8:58 pm

Harley is 11 years old and has a smile that can light up a room. He just attended Summer Family Camp at Camp Courage in Maple Lake and it was his second time attending camp. “It’s nice to get away from my parents every so often,” he said with a laugh. “I get to meet other children like me. At camp I see them every single day, it’s so cool.”

Latest Events

Save the Date!

Camp Friendship Auxiliary Holiday Party – Dec. 8.

The Camp Friendship Auxiliary Holiday Party will be on Friday, December 8 at 6:00 p.m. in the Camp Friendship Dining Hall. This annual fundraiser for True Friends has delicious hot appetizers, desserts, beer and wine tasting,  50/50 cash drawings, and over 125 silent auction baskets! To get your tickets please call 952.852.0101 ext. 362 or email info@truefriends.org.