Respite Details

Weekend
Respite

Our respite program provides each participant with an experience tailored to their specific needs. Staff provide support, encouragement, guidance, and supervision to ensure respite participants have a safe and meaningful experience. Qualified food service professionals can prepare meals and work to match special diet needs. 

Breakfast, lunch, and dinner on Saturday and breakfast on Sunday are provided. 

Check-in Friday from 6:30–7:30 p.m.
Check-out Sunday from 12:00–12:30 p.m.

Weekday
Respite

For individuals and families looking for an extended, more comprehensive respite opportunity, we offer Weekday Respite. 

Weekday Respite is offered Monday – Friday typically from 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m., but may be tailored to meet the needs of each family.

Saturday
Respite

If you’re interested in a short Respite stay, we also have opportunities for a one-day Saturday respite stay from 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Customized
Respite

Not finding what you need? Let us know. We are also available to create a Respite experience that is right for you. 

Please call 952.852.0101 or email registration@truefriends.org to inquire about Customized Respite opportunities. 

Respite Activities

  • Camp Friendship
  • Camp Eden Wood

Activities

  • Accessible Fishing Pier
  • Archery
  • Archery Tag
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Basketball Court (outside)
  • Baking
  • Biking
  • Bingo
  • Broomball (winter)
  • Campfire
  • Canoes
  • Fishing & Ice Fishing
  • Ga Ga Pit
  • Game Room
  • Gym
  • Hayride
  • Kayak
  • Pontoon Rides
  • Rec Field
  • Rock Climbing Wall (indoors)
  • Sports and Rec
  • Stand‐Up Paddleboard
  • Swimming Pool (indoors)
  • Swimming‐Lake Area
  • Tubing
  • Volleyball Court

Challenge Course Elements

  • Cargo Net
  • Climbing Walls
  • Donkey Kong
  • High Ropes Course
  • Giant's Ladder
  • Low Ropes Course
  • Vertical Playpen
  • Zip-Line

Activities

  • Archery
  • Archery Tag
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Basketball Court (outside)
  • Biking
  • Bingo
  • Campfire
  • Canoes
  • Ga Ga Pit
  • Game Room
  • Kayak
  • Playground
  • Sports and Rec
  • Stand‐Up Paddleboard
  • Volleyball Court

Challenge Course Elements

  • Cargo Net
  • Climbing Walls
  • High Ropes Course
  • Giant's Ladder
  • Leap of Faith
  • Low Ropes Course
  • Vertical Playpen

How to Register

1

Apply
Online

Collect all your documents needed to register prior to starting the application and determine your care ratio.

2

Application
Received

Once you submit your application, you will receive an email confirming we have received it. All applications will be on hold until the required documents are received.​

3

Application
Review

Each application will be reviewed by staff. Age, gender, diagnosis, care ratio, and other factors will be considered when placing individuals into sessions.

4

Session Placement

Once your application has been reviewed and approved you will be placed into your session(s). 

5

Confirmation

Once your application and documents have been received and approved, you are registered for your session(s). Confirmations will be sent out shortly after approval.

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