Experiences & Adventures for All Abilities

  • Hiring

    Now Hiring

    Always looking for great people!

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  • Camp

    Summer Camp

    Registration is now open

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  • Vt

    Ventures Travel

    Your next great adventure!

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  • Respite

    Conference and Retreat

    Newly Remodeled Spaces Available for Day or Overnight Events

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  • Tq

    Team Quest

    Book your team building adventure today!

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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.

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Volunteer With True Friends!

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Every year True Friends welcomes 400+ youth, adults, groups, and family volunteers who contribute over 20,000 service hours. The hours provided by volunteers save True Friends over one million dollars every year. Support from volunteers like Gabby is invaluable. “I started volunteering because I wanted to challenge myself with a community I was unfamiliar with,” Gabby said. “The more I volunteered, the more I grew. I learned patience, trust, and how to be more kind.”

Latest Events

Spring Steak Fry – May 3

Join us on Friday May 3, 2019 from 5:30 – 8:00 p.m. at Camp Friendship Dining Hall for the annual Spring Steak Fry. This fundraiser event features a delicious steak dinner, door prizes, and cash and liquor raffles. It’s BYOB and dinner tickets are $20 a person and must be purchased in advance. To purchase tickets please email giving@truefriends.org.

Birch Island Woods Plant Sale
May 4 – 15

The Birch Island Woods Plant Sale hosted by Picha Farms in Eden Prairie will take place Saturday, May 4 through Wednesday May 15, 2019. The hours of the sale are 12:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on weekdays, and 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on weekends. At the sale you’ll find annuals, fruits, vegetables, shrubs, trees, and perennials at near wholesale prices.
For more information visit www.facebook.com/pichagreenhouse.