Apply to a True Friends Session

Save the Dates:

  • • Due to limited availability, 2019 Winter Camp Registration is now closed.
  • • 2020 Respite Registration is Now Open! Click here to view the 2020 Respite Catalog.
  • • 2020 Summer Camp Registration Opens December 1, 2019.

Each year, we ask for feedback about each individual’s experience at True Friends. Based on that feedback, we have made a variety of changes to our application process for 2020. Click here to read more about these changes and to prepare for registering for our 2020 Camp & Respite season.

If you have any questions about applying for any True Friends program email registration@truefriends.org or call 952.852.0101.

Register Now

 

Before applying please review the options below to determine your individual status. Click the blue button above and select New User or Returning User.

Please Note: CampWise, our registration software, communicates information on behalf of True Friends. Please ensure @campwise.com is an accepted email domain through your email provider. If you think you should have heard from True Friends via email, please check your junk mail before contacting us at registration@truefriends.org. Thank you.

New Participants
Click the blue button above and select New User. Please use the first and last name and date of birth of the individual to create an online account. Follow the instructions to start a new application and enter/update your information.

Returning Participants
Enter the individual’s name EXACTLY as on previous paper applications to match our records. If you CANNOT find your information in the system please call us before creating a new account at 952.852.0101. *Please note, if you have already registered for a previous program, and now you are going to register for a new program, you do not need to “choose” the application again. 

Multiple Participant Households
All individuals should be put under one username. Once logged into account; use the “add camper” function on Camper Dashboard. If you CANNOT find your information in the system please call us before creating a new account at 952.852.0101.

Your application status is pending and not final until you receive confirmation paperwork via email or regular mail.

Download Application

 

  1. Download and complete the application form.
  2. If you need a paper application mailed to you call 952.852.0101.
  3. Send your completed application along with your deposit to:
    10509 108th St NW
    Annandale, MN 55302
    or via email to: registration@truefriends.org.
  4. A deposit must be received to be registered for a session.

Payment Options 

Fees should be paid in full/scheduled before the first day of any session. Payment plan options are available by calling 952.852.0132.

True Friends maintains a 245D Service License through the state of Minnesota. We accept county funds, adoption assistance, and waivered service funds (BI, CAC, CADI, CDCS, DD, or EW).

  1. Deposit. Deposits are required to attend a True Friends Camp program. Please see the camp catalog to identify the deposit amount required for your session(s). Applications will not be confirmed or processed until a deposit has been received. Deposits will be applied toward the total cost of camp. Deposits are not required for individuals using wavered funds, county funds or adoption assistance funds to pay for their sessions.
  2. Credit Card Payment. To pay via credit card please login to your account or call 952.852.0132. Visa, MasterCard, Discover or American Express are accepted.
  3. Check Payment. Make checks payable to True Friends. Include the participant’s first and last name with the  session number in the memo line. Send checks to:
    True Friends
    10509 108th Street NW
    Annandale, MN 55302

Confirmation

Within three weeks after we receive your completed application and deposit you will receive a confirmation packet with information you’ll need prior to coming to True Friends. We will notify you if the session(s) you’ve selected are full and we will try to find an alternative session. If you don’t receive a confirmation packet, please call immediately.

Cancellation Policy

In the event of a cancellation, all fees paid will be refunded in full if notice is received in the True Friends office 30 days prior to the participant’s session. If less than 30 days notice is received, all fees paid but the deposit will be refunded. Waivered, County and Adoption Assistance contracts will NOT pay cancellation fees, therefore participants/guardians will be billed accordingly.

Financial Assistance

All of our services have fees associated, but we realize that not every participant can afford to pay the cost. Those needing financial assistance should complete the Financial Assistance form and submit it WITH the application to be considered.  True Friends makes decisions about financial assistance according to the family’s financial need and personal circumstances, as well as available funds. In determining the size of award to give, we consider the family’s income, the total number of dependents, other expenses related to care of the camper, other sources of financial support and the family’s need for respite. You can find the Financial Assistance Form here.

Property Damage

True Friends may seek compensation from participants and/or guardians for the replacement or repair of property damaged while attending our programs.

Complete Your Forms

As you complete the application, you may be required to complete additional questionnaires to help us provide the best experience possible. Writeable pdfs of those forms can be found here. Once completed, the forms can be emailed to registration@truefriends.org. 

All forms should be completed and included when you submit your application. The application is considered incomplete and will not be reviewed by staff until all documents are received.

Pay Your Bill

If you would like to pay the balance of an invoice you have received via credit card please call 952.852.0132.

 

 





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