Camp at True Friends provides individuals the opportunity to explore their interests, build confidence, enhance self-esteem and meet new friends, all while having a blast enjoying the Minnesota summer. We are honored  to serve you, your family and greater community with life-changing experiences. Thank you for choosing True Friends for your next adventure.

Signing up for camp is easier than ever with our online registration system. For returning campers, log-in to your account and apply online!

Winter Camp Registration opens October 1, 2018.

Summer Camp Registration opens December 1, 2018.

2018 Winter Camp Registration Opens Monday, Oct. 1  – click full-screen below to browse or Download PDF.


New in the 2018 – 2019 Camp Season

To all of you who had the opportunity to share the 2018 summer experience with us – THANK YOU for a great summer! At the end of each camp session, we send out a survey asking for feedback on camper and caregiver experiences. Thank you for that feedback; it helps us enhance our processes, procedures and the programs we offer throughout the year.

Due to the feedback we received, we have updated our processes:

Our paper and online application has been changed to reduce redundancy and clarify questions. Additionally, various questions previously asked during the check-in process are now asked in the application to improve your check-in efficiency and experience.

Additionally, how we collect information regarding medications has been updated in the online application to streamline the process for individuals attending multiple sessions throughout the summer. Medication information will be collected from a physician medication list as well as a separate medication module in the online application.

Other highlights and reminders:

Deposits are required for private paying clients. Clients paying with Waivered or County funds, as well as Adoption Assistance are not directly responsible for paying a deposit. However, in the event of a cancellation, participants/guardians will be billed according to our cancellation policy available on our website, application and catalog. Clients responsible for paying a deposit will not have their application processed until a full deposit is received.

Client Care is at our core. As a result, we wish to remind you we require an annual physical and physician medication list to attend a camp session.

Based on Federal Regulations, True Friends will not be able to serve campers who receive cannabis or synthetic THC. If you have specific questions call 952.852.0105.

Overnight & Day Camps

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!

Camp Activities

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

ACA Accredited

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.


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.