Camp

2022 Summer Camp – Registration Opens November 1 – 2022 Camp Catalog

Our program provides opportunities to develop an appreciation of nature, live cooperatively with others, share in the responsibilities of group living, develop new leisure interests, experience traditional camp activities, and have fun!

Classic sessions provide a traditional camp experience for children and teenagers, while the retreat-like settings offer a relaxing and refreshing atmosphere for campers. Campers determine their own activity interests and level of participation. Siblings and friends are also welcome!

2022 Summer Camp

As we prepare to welcome you back to True Friends we are beyond excited and are leaning on our 65+ years of tradition and history to ensure you, your loved one, and friends are served exceptionally well and safely in this ever changing world.
To ensure our programs meet your expectations and needs, we ask for your feedback each time we serve you. Based on your experiences and feedback and the current global health situation, we look forward to implementing changes to enhance your experiences and safely serve you in 2022.
What does this mean for you and camping services?
  • We are moving forward with a plan to operate Summer Camp at Camp Courage in Maple Lake and Camp Friendship in Annandale in a similar fashion to last summer.
  • Day Camp and Summer Camp will not be offered at Camp Eden Wood or Camp Courage North in 2022. This was an extremely difficult decision to make and was made due to the already anticipated staffing shortages in 2022. For Camps Eden Wood and Courage North, we will pursue rental and camping together group opportunities for summer 2022.
  • Registration will be open from November 1 – December 31, 2021. Individuals who apply after December 31 will automatically be added to the Interest List.
  • Session confirmation packets are anticipated to go out 4-6 weeks in advance of your session. Updated COVID-19 precautions will be provided in the session confirmation packets.

If you have questions please contact the Customer Relations team at 952.852.0101 or registration@truefriends.org.

Camp Activities

See a full list of activities offered at each site here.

ACA Accredited

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True Friends resident camp programs at all locations are accredited by the American Camp Association (ACA). These programs comply with nationally recognized standards for content, personnel, administration, health care, site and facilities. ACA representatives visit facilities every three years to assure compliance with these standards.

Staff Hiring and Training

True Friends is committed to providing all our program participants and staff with a safe and high-quality experience.

Our process to hire staff begins with partnering with reputable local, national, and international organizations to find individuals best suited for the settings in which we provide services. Once the individual has applied, an average application process includes pre-screens, interviews, reference checks and background checks. Then, once the individual is hired, she/he must complete several hours of online and in-person training.

To learn more about the specific hiring and training requirements of each program or service please call 952.852.0101.


 

Cancellation Policy: All advanced fees paid will be refunded in full if notice is received in the True Friends office 30 days prior to the applicant’s session. If less than 30 days notice is received, all but the registration deposit will be refunded. Waivered, county or adoption assistance funds will NOT pay cancellation fees, therefore, participants/guardians will be billed accordingly.

Property Damage Policy: True Friends may seek compensation from participants and/or guardians for the replacement or repair of property damaged while attending camp.





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