Experiences & Adventures For All Abilities - True Friends

Experiences & Adventures For All Abilities - True Friends

                    Experiences & Adventures

                        For All Abilities
Experiences & Adventures For All Abilities - True Friends
    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                                                                MISSION
    this ever changing world!                                                                                                                                                      Provide life-changing experiences that
    If you are new to True Friends, welcome! We expect you will probably have a lot of questions as you try to picture                                                             enhance independence and self-esteem
    what your experience will look like. We hope you find comfort knowing we have served generations of families, have
                                                                                                                                                                                   for children and adults with disabilities.
    helped build lifelong relationships, and are guided by a strong mission and values. We are excited to meet you.
    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 2021.
                                                                                                                                                                                   A world where experiences and adventures
    What does this mean for you and camping services?
                                                                                                                                                                                   are open to individuals of all abilities.
    •	In 2021, True Friends camping programs will operate at a 50% capacity. We have chosen to move in this
       direction to ensure we can provide a safer experience, reduce the total number of people on campus and
       in cabin / activity areas at one time.
    •	In addition to the already thorough cleaning and sanitizing protocols we pride ourselves for, we have taken
       it to the next level starting in May 2020 with our year-round programs and have seen great success. We will
       continue these protocols for camping services and these protocols continue to evolve and follow local, state,                                                               Experience
       and national guidelines.                                                                                                                                                    Integrity
    Since we did not operate camping services in 2020, the following are a few reminders of changes we made                                                                        Safety
    ending summer 2019 and will continue as a standard practice for 2021:
    •	Camp Eden Wood in Eden Prairie is transitioning its history of being an Overnight and Day Camp program
       to a sole Day Camp program to meet program demands. Campers who prefer overnight camp can apply to                About True Friends
       Camp Friendship and/or Camp Courage North.                                                                        True Friends is a nonprofit agency providing life-changing experiences that enhance independence
    •	As we aspire to our value of safety and understanding of the complexities of the participants we serve, we
                                                                                                                         and self-esteem for children and adults with disabilities. We welcome individuals ages 5+ with and
       have changed the way in which we register participants for 2021. An application will be considered complete
       and ready for True Friends staff review only when all documents and questionnaires have been received. Until      without diagnosed disabilities, including developmental or physical disabilities, or health conditions.
       all documents and questionnaires have been received the application will not be processed or reviewed.            True Friends’ programs include camp, respite, therapeutic horseback riding, conference and retreat,
    •	How we collect information regarding medications has been updated in the online application to streamline         travel, and team building; serving over 25,000 individuals annually. With locations near Maple Lake,
       the process for individuals attending multiple sessions. Medication information will be collected both from
       a medication list provided by a health care professional, as well as a separate medication administration         Annandale, Plymouth, Eden Prairie, and Bemidji, True Friends serves individuals in Minnesota and
       document. As always, we also require individuals to pre-set their medications in packs to bring to camp.          throughout the United States.
    •	Deposits are required for private paying participants. Participants responsible for paying a deposit will not
       have their application processed until a full deposit is received.
    •	Participant safety is at our core. As a result, we require an annual physical and physician medication list to                        True Friends Camping programs and facilities
       attend a camp session.                                                                                                                are accredited by the American Camp
    •	Financial Assistance is a benefit and sustainable option in choosing the True Friends family of services.
                                                                                                                                             Association (ACA), a national peer-review
       True Friends offers a limited financial assistance program to help those in financial need attend a camping
       session. Our finance team is available to discuss payment plans, financial assistance, and other funding          accreditation program designed to set the professional standards
       avenues available to you to pay for camp.                                                                         for accredited camp programs and facilities.
    If you have any questions about the application contact the Customer Relations team at 952.852.0101 or
    registration@truefriends.org. If you have questions regarding payments or financial assistance contact the
    Finance Team at 952.852.0132 or payments@truefriends.org.
    We look forward to seeing you this summer!
    In friendship
                                                                                                                         4   Applying to Camp                              9    True Strides
                                                                                                                         5   Health Care Information at True Friends       10 Camp Friendship
    Conor McGrath, Senior Director of Programs & Operations                                                              6	Pre-Set Medications, Supporting Campers        13 Camp Eden Wood
                                                                                                                             for a Successful Experience, Our Staff        14 Camp Courage North
    KEY                                                                                                                  7   A Bird's Eye View of Camp                     16 Transportation

                  Developmental                        Physical                      Partner Camps                       8   Camp Courage                                  17 Partner Camps
2               Disability Programs               Disability Programs              and Other Programs                                                                                                                              3
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APPLYING TO CAMP                                                                                                                                                           HEALTH CARE INFORMATION AT TRUE FRIENDS
    Registering for camp is going to look a little different this year. We will be registering individuals at 50% capacity to accommodate new
                                                                                                                                                                               True Friends serves a variety of individuals with a variety of diagnosis, disabilities, or conditions.
    requirements due to COVID-19.                                                                                                                                              By providing detailed and up-to-date information about each individual through our application
    We will be registering individuals in a two-step process:                                                                                                                  process, including documents and questionnaires, we are able to provide a safe and successful
      1. Open Registration                   Register for Camp/Application Review
                                                            You Are Registered                                                    Application Received!
                                                                                                        November 1 - December 31, 2020
                                                                                                                                                                               experience for the individual, staff, and caregivers. Staff regularly reference the information shared
       2. Camp Confirmations                 Confirmations Sent Out                                     Beginning in January, 2021
                                                                for Camp!                                 Once you submit your application, you will                           with us to make decisions about the care needed, supervision support, and to enhance the
                                                                                                       receive an email confirming we have received
    Post Confirmations - In the event you  complete    the application     following
                                       You will receive a second email confirming     the Open  Registration   time period, the applicant                                      experience of each individual.
                                                                                                         it. You will also be prompted to ensure you
    will automatically be placed on a waitwe
                                           list. You
                                              have   will then
                                                   reviewed   yourbeapplication
                                                                      contacted   in the event a session spot opens.
                                                                                                               have completed all the necessary
                                                   necessary documents.
                                                                                                             deposits/documents and health care
                                                                                                                                                                               In 2021, True Friends is taking another step forward to enhance our programs and services by
                                                 You are officially registered!
                                                                                                          questionnaires. All applications will be on                          requiring all participants to provide necessary documents at the time of registration. Applications
                November 1 - December 31, 2020                                                                                January 2021
                                                                                                          hold until the required documents/payments
                                                                                                                                                                               will not be reviewed or confirmed without all the necessary documentation.
                                                                                                                              are received.
     You will receive a confirmation
    packet in about three weeks with
      additional information including
        check-in/check-out times.
          Start By                   Application                              Application                     Request for                    Camp
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     three weeks, please call, your                                                                           applicable*
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                                                                             Each application will be         Once your application     Welcome to Camp!
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                                                                                                                                                                                         q Annual Physical. The physical
        documents needed to                application, you will             reviewed by Camp                 has been reviewed and          documents, and
        register prior to starting         receive an email        About a month       before
                                                                             staff. Age,       camp, you
                                                                                           gender,            approved you will bePlease follow  the instructions
                                                                                                                                             deposit*  have been in your

                                                                                                                                                                                            requested camp session.
        the application and                confirming we have      will receive a reminder
                                                                             diagnosis,    care email
                                                                                                ratio, that                     confirmation received
                                                                                                              placed into a session.          packet about   check-in dates,
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                                                                                                                                                                                         q Medication List from a health acist. True Friends cannot legally
                                                                                                                                                                                             be from a doctor, nurse, or
                                           documents are                     sessions.                        requesting a deposit.*         sent out in early
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      * Individuals paying for camp using waivered or county funds, as well as adoption assistance are not required to pay a deposit.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            ist         ration Record.
                                                                                                                                                                                          q True Friends’ Medication Adminbsite at www.truefriends.org/forms.
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                                     Paper Applicants                                                                                                                                          The form can be found on
                                     When applying for any True Friends program, please consider using our online system. Applying online reduces our                                                                          are         required to attend a
                                     impact on the environment and improves communication about the status of your application. Our Customer                                              q Deposit (if applicable). Depositsuals using waivered funds, county
                                     Relations team can help you apply online Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. by calling 952.852.0101.
                                                                                                                                                                                               True Friends camp session.                              a deposit.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          nce are NOT required to pay
                                     Those without an email address will be contacted via phone or through the United States Postal Office.                                                    funds, or adoption assista
                                     Paper applications can be sent to: True Friends, 10509 108th St. NW, Annandale, MN 55302 or scanned in                                                                                                                 Service
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 r most recent Coordinated
                                                                                                                                                                                               CSSP/CSP (if applicable). You
                                     and emailed to registration@truefriends.org.
                                                                                                                                                                                           q                                                              required for
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              unity Support Plan (CSP) is
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Support Plan (CSSP)/ Comm                             DI, DD, CDCS,
                                     Deposits, Cancellations, & Property Damage                                                                                                                                             Service funds (BI, CAC, CA
                                                                                                                                                                                                 individuals using Waivered                         copy or for
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           case manager to obtain a
                                                                                                                                                                                                 EW). Please contact your
                                     Deposits are required to attend camp. Applications will not be confirmed or processed until a deposit has been
                                     received. Deposits will be applied toward the total cost. Deposits can be paid by credit card or check. Deposits are
                                     not required for individuals using waivered or county funds, as well as adoption assistance to pay for your session.                                         additional questions.
                                     All advanced fees paid will be refunded in full if notice is received in the True Friends office 30 days prior to the                                                                    a variety of health care qu
                                                                                                                                                                                           True Friends also requests                                         , or
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               ividuals’ diagnosis, disability
                                     applicant's session. If less than 30 days' notice is received, all but the deposit will be refunded. Waivered and
                                     county funds, as well as adoption assistance funds, do not pay cancellations fees, therefore participants/guardians                                   that are subject to each ind                                  nai  res  can be
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             F copies of these question
                                                                                                                                                                                           condition(s). Writeable PD
                                     will be billed accordingly.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           estionnaires to
                                                                                                                                                                                               nd  at tru efr ien ds. org /fo rms. Submit completed qu
                                     True Friends may seek compensation from participants and/or guardians for the replacement or repair of property                                       fou
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 when you apply.
                                     damaged while attending camp.

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PRE-SET MEDICATIONS                                                                                        A BIRD'S EYE VIEW OF CAMP
    All medications must be pre-set prior to arriving at check-in. To learn more about pre-setting your        Every day is a new adventure at True Friends Camps. Each of our four locations deliver quality
    medications, visit our website at www.truefriends.org/forms and click on Pre-Set Medications.              care, trained staff, and amazing opportunities for fun, growth, and friendships. Our camp

    Individuals who do not pre-set their medications                                                           managers and their teams are dedicated to providing positive, life-changing experiences.
    prior to arriving at check-in can expect to spend                                                          Whether you have been attending a True Friends Camp for years or if you are just entertaining
    an additional two to four hours at check-in.                                                               the idea, we know the choice to send your loved one to camp is done with great care. In order to
                                                                                                               paint a more complete picture of camp, below are some of our intentional program elements.
    Please pre-set your medications prior to
    arriving at camp.
                                                                                                               CAMP LIFE AND CABIN PLACEMENTS
                                                                                                                                   Our camp managers, with the help of their seasonal leadership team, read
                                                                                                                                   each application in order to create an environment for success. Cabins and
                                                                                                                                   day camp groups are assigned with session, gender, age, sensory needs,
                                                                                                                                   and routine in mind. Staff live in the cabins with individuals to provide the
    SUPPORTING CAMPERS FOR A SUCCESSFUL EXPERIENCE                                                             highest level of care. Campers will work with a team of staff members to ensure each individual's

    True Friends partners with families and caregivers to make each individual’s experience successful.        unique needs are fulfilled. Staff will get up during the night to attend to homesickness, illness,

    In order for us to do this we need caregivers and families to provide extensive information about          bathroom reminders, and personal care assistance, but True Friends Camps do not provide

    each individual. True Friends acknowledges not all individuals are appropriate for the “camp-type”         24-hour awake staff.

    setting in which the program is provided.
                                                                                                                                  HEALTH CARE
    True Friends is a licensed home and community based basic support service; we are not an
                                                                                                                                  The care of our participants is our number one priority. Each of our camps
    intensive or crisis service organization. Therefore, True Friends reserves the right to deny services to
                                                                                                                                  have a team of Camp Nursing Assistants. These high-level medical and
    individuals who we believe pose a safety threat to themselves, other individuals, and/or employees.
                                                                                                                                  nursing students pass medications, are onsite 24 hours a day, have advanced
                                                                                                               training in first aid, and give out popsicles on hot days.

    MOTIVATED, CARING, AND HIGHLY TRAINED STAFF                                                                                   SPECIAL DIETS
    Our amazing staff are the reason individuals love True Friends Camps.                                                         We know camp is a change of scenery, but that does not mean it has to be
    We hand pick our team from hundreds of applicants from across the country and the world. Our                                  a complete lifestyle change. Our fantastic kitchen team will meet individual
    outstanding staff members are college students, young professionals, and teachers who share a                                 dietary needs. For overnight programs, meals are served at 8:00 or 8:30
    passion for working with people of all walks and rolls of life.                                            a.m. (depending on location/program), 12:30 p.m., and 5:30 p.m. The majority of special diet
                                                                                                               requirements can be met onsite. Day camp programs provide lunch and snacks as needed
    No matter their previous experience, True Friends staff attend between 1-3 weeks of in-person
                                                                                                               throughout the day.
    training and 12 hours of online courses to prepare them to care for the needs of each individual.
    Staff are trained by our Registered Nurses and camping professionals; from verbal cues to total
    assistance, our staff are here to help parents and caregivers sleep easy and give individuals a
    positive camp experience like no other.

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True Friends Horse Therapy is a core service of the
                                                                                                                                                                                       True Friends organization, providing individuals of all abilities
                                                                                                                                                                                       the year-round opportunity for equine-assisted activities in
                                CAMP COURAGE
                                                                                                                                                                                       the form of Hippotherapy, Therapeutic Riding, and
                                8046 83RD ST. NW,
                                MAPLE LAKE, MN 55358
                                                                                                                                                       True                            horsemanship experiences.

                                                                                                                                                                                       During the camp season, we provide individuals the opportunity
                                                                                                                                                                                       to engage with a horse through horsemanship experiences.
    Camp Courage has 240 acres along scenic lakeshore,                                                                                                                                 Depending on the camper, the horsemanship experience may
    woods, and fields near Maple Lake, Minnesota on beautiful Cedar Lake.                                                                                                              include riding a horse with staff assistance, or it may mean
    We offer multiple meeting facilities, wheelchair accessible high ropes challenge course,                                                                                           interacting with a horse in other ways including grooming,
    horse therapy, and many trails to explore. Please see grid for registration information.                                                                                           feeding, or petting.

                                                                                                                                            SAFETY REQUIREMENTS                       for the Mounted Portion of True Strides Horse Camps
                                                                                                                                            There is very limited availability for all True Strides sessions. We offer horse experiences and activities both mounted and
       This camp experience is perfect for individuals who enjoy                                                                            unmounted. To ensure the safety of the camper, staff, and horse, there are strict criteria that must be followed to ensure
       rekindling old friendships and creating new ones. Customize                                                                          a successful experience.
       your vacation by choosing activities that challenge and interest                                                                     In order toTrue
                                                                                                                                                        participate in the riding portion of the camps an individual must fall within one of the following criteria:
       each camper. Explore hiking trails, a state of the art wheelchair                                                                          ampers under 200 pounds. The camper must weigh under 200 pounds and have the ability to sit independently
       accessible challenge ropes course and zip-line, swimming pool,                                                                            with good head and trunk control without supports; sitting balanced on a moving surface. The individual must be
       tubing, fishing, casino night, live music night – it’s all part of the                                                                    able to independently swing leg up and over a horse from the mounting ramp safely while following verbal directions
       adventure.                                                                                                                                from True
                                                                                                                                                            Strides staff.
                True                                                                                                                                  Strides
               Strides                                                                                                                            ampers under 150 pounds. The individual must weigh under 150 pounds and have the ability to sit independently
       Individuals in these programs can
                                                                                                                                                 with good head and trunk control. The individual must be able to bear weight and complete a pivot transfer from
       participate in the True Strides horse
                                                                                                                                                 wheelchair (if used) onto a horse with minimal assistance.
       program. Learn more on page 9.
                                                                                                                                                  ampers under 90 pounds. The individual must weigh under 90 pounds to ride tandem with a True Strides trained
                                                                                                                                                 back rider. The individual must have independent head control while upright in sitting position with support of
                                                                                                                                                 back rider.
                                                                                                                                            If a camper does not meet the above criteria, there are many other options available to experience a horse including
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         u e
                                                                                                                                            brushing, feeding, petting, and simply observing the True Strides horses.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     t r i d


                                                                                                                         1:3     DEPOSIT*
                                                                                                                                            ATTIRE FOR CAMPERS
                                                                                                                                            Campers will need to prepare for their time with True Strides and must dress
                                                                                                                                            appropriately, including wearing closed toed shoes and long pants. Staff
Aug. 9-14            Mon.-Sat.         Adult Retreat		                              801T       22+        $2,205        $1,910    $300
                                                                                                                                            recommend wearing sunscreen and sunglasses as well.

Aug. 9-14            Mon.-Sat.         Adult Retreat w/True Strides		               802T       22+           –          $2,260    $300      Please note in the camper’s application and at check-in if the individual is
                                                                                                                                            sensitive to heat, as riding a horse outdoors can be warm in the summer.
Aug. 9-18            Mon.-Wed.         Adult Retreat		                              803T       22+        $3,675        $3,185    $500
                                                                                                                                            For more information call 952.852.0126. For a list of summer
Aug. 9-18            Mon.-Wed.         Adult Retreat w/True Strides		               804T       22+           –          $3,535    $500      camp programs available with True Strides, please refer
                                                                                                                                            to the Camp Courage or Camp Friendship program
T = Transportation available.
                                                                                                                                            grids on pages 8 and 12.
*Deposit is the same regardless of care ratio.

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                                                                                                                            CLASSIC CAMP WITH                                   YOUTH RETREAT
                                                                                                                            FISHING EXTRAVAGANZA                                This camp experience is perfect for
                                                                                                                            Experience traditional camp with additional         youth who are looking to have a more
                                                                                                                            focus on fishing activities. Individuals will       independent camp experience. Participants
                                                                                                                            cast troubles away and reel in a great              may customize their vacation by choosing
               Friendship                                                                                                   experience at the fishing session. Land a           activities that challenge and interest them.
                                                                                                                            catch from a pontoon or dock, then learn            Explore aquatic activities, ropes course
                                                                                                                            how to clean and cook fish. Individuals also        and zip-line, and other traditional camp
                                                                                                                            learn fishing strategies, species identification,   activities with some freedom to move from
                                                                                                                            boat safety, knot-tying, and more. Bait,            area to area.
     Camp Friendship is located on 115 acres of                                                                                                                                         True
                                                                                                                            tackle, and fishing poles are provided, though      On certain  weeks throughout the summer,
     scenic woodlands on Clearwater Lake just
                                                                                                                            individuals may bring their own. Fishing is a       campers in these programs can participate in
     60 miles northwest of the Twin Cities near                                                                             part of the day with opportunities for other        the horse program. Learn more on page 9.
     Annandale, Minnesota.                                                                                                  classic camp activities.

     This camp offers modern cabins and
                                                                           CLASSIC CAMP                                                                                         CLASSIC CAMP WITH
     facilities, dining hall, arts and crafts                                                                               CAMP C.A.M.P.
                                                                           Enjoy outdoor and lakefront activities, hikes,                                                       MOVIN’ AND GROOVIN’
     building, recreation hall, gymnasium, indoor
                                                                           campfires, and cabin living. Meet new people     Camp C.A.M.P (Connecting Among                      Experience traditional camp with additional
     pool, indoor and outdoor climbing walls,                                                                               Multiple People) is a structured program for
                                                                           and make friends with other participants                                                             focus on dancing. Individuals will learn
     ropes course, and more. Please see grid for                           and counselors while experiencing the best       individuals with higher functioning autism          new dances and brush up on their moves.
     registration information.                                             nature has to offer. Trained staff members       spectrum disorder and focuses on social             Trained staff members will include some
                                                                           provide personal cares and assistance as         skill learning and development. Participants        classic favorites as well as new dances.
                                                                           needed.                                          practice asking to join activities, trying          This session is for music lovers looking to
                                                                                   True                                     something new, sharing, and taking turns            practice creativity, balance, and an active
                                                                           On certain  weeks throughout the summer,
                                                                                                                            while participating in traditional camp             lifestyle through dance and movement.
                                                                           campers in these programs can participate in
                                                                                                                            activities. Participants build confidence in        Dance instruction is a part of the day,
                                                                           the horse program. Learn more on page 9.
                                                                                                                            activities and social interactions among            with opportunities for other classic camp
                                                                                                                            other campers facing similar challenges.            activities.

                          CAMP FRIENDSHIP
                          10509 108TH ST. NW,
                          ANNANDALE, MN 55302

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                                                                                              HIGH            MED
DATES               DAYS          PROGRAM NAME                 TYPE        SESSION   AGES      1:1            1:3       DEPOSIT*

                                                                                                                                                               CAMP EDEN WOOD
June 13-18          Sun.-Fri.     Classic Camp                             201       22+     $2,555         $2,260       $300
                                                                                                                                                               6350 INDIAN CHIEF ROAD,
                                  w/True Strides
                                                                                                                                                               EDEN PRAIRIE, MN 55346
June 13-18          Sun.-Fri.     Classic Camp		                           202       5+      $2,205         $1,910       $300                                  952.222.1051

June 20-29          Sun.-Tues.    Classic Camp		                           203T      5+      $3,675         $3,185       $500

June 20-25          Sun.-Fri.     Classic Camp		                           204T      5+      $2,205         $1,910       $300          Camp Eden Wood is tucked in the woods on Birch Island Lake
June 27-July 2      Sun.-Fri.     Classic Camp		                           205       5+      $2,205         $1,910       $300          just west of where I-494 meets Highway 62 in Eden Prairie, Minnesota. Campers enjoy
                                                                                                                                       modern cabins, hiking trails, basketball court, ropes course, day trips, and numerous
June 27-July 2      Sun.-Fri.     Classic Camp                             206       22+        –           $2,260       $300
                                  w/True Strides		                                                                                     other activities. Please see grid below for registration information.
June 27-July 2      Sun.-Fri.     Youth Retreat                            207       7-21       –           $1,910       $300

July 5-9            Mon.-Fri.     Classic Camp		                           208       5+      $1,840         $1,595       $300          DAY CAMP
                                                                                                                                       Camp Eden Wood Day Camp is the perfect introduction to the camp experience. Your camper can spend
July 5-9            Mon.-Fri.     Classic Camp                             209       22+     $2,190         $1,950       $300
                                  w/True Strides		                                                                                     their day playing ga-ga ball, climbing our high ropes course, working on arts and crafts projects, or
                                                                                                                                       spending time in our multi-sensory environment or gross motor room. Throughout the week we will take
July 5-9            Mon.-Fri.     Classic Camp with		                      210       5+      $1,840         $1,595       $300
                                  Fishing Extravaganza                                                                                 advantage of all the Twin Cities has to offer and take a variety of day trips to local lakes, pools, parks,
                                                                                                                                       museums, and more. Staff will support campers and participate alongside to ensure their safety while on
July 11-16          Sun.-Fri.     Classic Camp 		                          211       5+      $2,205         $1,910       $300
                                  with Movin' & Groovin'		                                                                             our adventures. Check-in is 7:30-9:00 a.m. and check-out is 4:30-6:00 p.m.

July 11-16          Sun.-Fri.     Classic Camp		                           212       5+      $2,205         $1,910       $300
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           HIGH        MED
July 18-23          Sun.-Fri.     Classic Camp		                           213T      5+      $2,205         $1,910       $300       DATES               DAYS             PROGRAM NAME     TYPE        SESSION   AGES        1:1        1:3     DEPOSIT*

July 18-23          Sun.-Fri.     Classic Camp                             214T      7-21    $2,555         $2,260       $300
                                  w/True Strides		                                                                                  June 14-18         Mon.-Fri.      Day Camp                         701      5+       $1,380		    $1,195      $150

July 25-30          Sun.-Fri.     Classic Camp		                           215       5+      $2,205         $1,910       $300       June 21-25         Mon.-Fri.      Day Camp                         702      5+       $1,380		    $1,195      $150

July 25-30          Sun.-Fri.     Youth Retreat		                          216       7-21       –           $1,910       $300       June 28-July 2     Mon.-Fri.      Day Camp                         703      5+       $1,380		    $1,195      $150

July 25-30          Sun.-Fri.     Youth Retreat                            217       7-21       –           $2,260       $300       July 5-9           Mon.-Fri.      Day Camp		                       704      5+       $1,380		    $1,195      $150
                                  w/True Strides
                                                                                                                                    July 12-16         Mon.-Fri.      Day Camp                         705      5+       $1,380		    $1,195      $150
Aug. 1 - 6          Sun.-Fri.     Classic Camp		                           218       5+      $2,205         $1,910       $300
                                                                                                                                    July 19-23         Mon.-Fri.      Day Camp		                       706      5+       $1,380		    $1,195      $150
Aug. 1 - 6          Sun.-Fri.     Camp C.A.M.P.		                          219       7-21       –           $1,910       $300
                                                                                                                                    July 26-30         Mon.-Fri.      Day Camp                         707      5+       $1,380		    $1,195      $150
Aug. 8 - 12         Sun.-Thurs. Classic Camp		                             220       5+      $1,840         $1,595       $300
                                                                                                                                    Aug. 2-5           Mon.- Thurs. Day Camp		                         708      5+        $1105		     $960       $150
Aug. 8 - 12         Sun.-Thurs. Camp C.A.M.P.		                            221       7-21       –           $1,595       $300
                                                                                                                                   *Deposit is the same regardless of care ratio.
T = Transportation available.
*Deposit is the same regardless of care ratio.

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                        Camp                                                  ARTS AND FISHING CAMPS
                                                                              This session provides extra opportunities
                                                                                                                                                                                               ADULT MUSIC AND MOVEMENT
                                                                                                                                                                                               This is a perfect session for individuals who
                                                                              for individuals to spend time working on
            courage north                                                     amazing art projects, fishing for walleye,
                                                                                                                                                                                               want access to the full menu of traditional camp
                                                                                                                                                                                               activities that Camp Courage North has to offer,
                                                                              or enjoying other exciting waterfront                                                                            plus additional daily opportunities to sing, dance,
                                                                              activities such as swimming, tubing, and                                                                         and play the days away. Some of the specialized
                                                                              kayaking. All experience levels are welcome.                                                                     programs offered may include: surprise guest
                                                                              Whether participants prefer quiet relaxation                                                                     musicians, yoga classes, song-writing, dance
                                                                              or outrageous adventures, this session                                                                           instruction, moonlit jam sessions, and more.
     Located in the beautiful Paul Bunyan                                     provides it all. Arts and Fishing Camp has                                                                       All skill levels are encouraged to apply for this
     Forest, near Itasca State Park, this historic                            separate youth and adult sessions available.                                                                     brand new program.
     camp adds that “up north” feeling to
     everything you do. Camp Courage North                                    BRAIN GAINS                                                                                                                                     MED
     promotes a tight-knit family atmosphere,                                 This session is designed for adults with mild    DATES             DAYS           PROGRAM NAME                 TYPE     SESSION     AGES        1:3     DEPOSIT*

     and many opportunities for independence                                  to moderate brain injuries. Individuals will     July 5-9          Mon.-Fri.      Youth Arts and Fishing		               901T       7-17      $1,595     $300
                                                                              enjoy the great outdoors while attending
     and leadership development. Meals are                                                                                     July 18-23        Sun.- Fri.     Adult Music and Movement		             902T       18+       $1,910     $300
                                                                              groups led by skilled therapists from
     enjoyed outside under towering white and
                                                                              Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute.          July 18-23        Sun.- Fri.     Brain Gains		                          903T       18+       $1,910     $300
     red pines and at night there is nothing                                  Participants will work on memory, time
                                                                                                                                                 Sun.- Fri.     Adult Arts and Fishing		               904T       18+       $1,910     $300
     cozier than time spent by the fire. Please                               management, problem solving strategies,
     see grid for registration information.                                   coping, and social skills. Individuals also     T = Transportation available.
                                                                              enjoy traditional camp and outdoor activities   *Deposit is the same regardless of care ratio.

                                                                              while increasing social and cognitive

                       CAMP COURAGE NORTH
                       37569 NORTH COURAGE DRIVE,
                       LAKE GEORGE, MN 56458

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TRANSPORTATION                                                                                                                                                                                     PARTNER CAMPS
For some camp sessions, we can help with transportation to camp. Session numbers ending with                   True Friends works with a variety of nonprofit organizations to provide camping services and help them
"T" indicate transportation is available. Rides depart from and return to various locations depending on       fulfill their mission. We are proud of our partnership with these organizations and being able to host them
the camp session: see the grid below for more information. Pick up/drop off times will be noted in the         as Partner Camps.
confirmation packet.                                                                                           In previous camp catalogs you would have seen these Partner Camp programs listed along side the
                                                                                                               camp sessions. For the 2021 Camp Catalog, you will not see these programs listed as we continue to

DATE DAY PROGRAM SESSION                                         STARTING LOCATION                             work out the details and ensure our programs are designed in the best way to serve you!

 June 20     Sunday     Classic Camp                    203T		6350 Indian Chief Road, Eden Prairie, MN 55346   Dates and locations of Partner Camp programs will become available once True Friends and the individual
                                                                                                               partner confirm the necessary information. As we confirm program dates and locations, we will update
 June 20     Sunday     Classic Camp                    204T		6350 Indian Chief Road, Eden Prairie, MN 55346
                                                                                                               our website.
 July 5      Monday     Youth Arts and Fishing          901T		8046 83rd St NW, Maple Lake, MN 55358
                                                                                                               Application, communication, and registration materials will continue to be managed by the partnering
 July 18     Sunday     Adult Music and Movement        902T		3915 Golden Valley Rd, Minneapolis, MN 55422     organization. You can learn more about our partner organizations by visiting their website listed below.

 July 18     Sunday     Brain Gains                     903T		3915 Golden Valley Rd, Minneapolis, MN 55422
                                                                                                                • Autism Society of Minnesota                                Camp Discovery
 July 18     Sunday     Classic Camp                    213T		6350 Indian Chief Road, Eden Prairie, MN 55346   			                                                           www.ausm.org

 July 18     Sunday     Classic Camp w/True Strides     214T		6350 Indian Chief Road, Eden Prairie, MN 55346
                                                                                                                • Arthritis Foundation                                       Juvenile Arthritis Camp
 July 25     Sunday     Adult Arts and Fishing          904T		8046 83rd St NW, Maple Lake, MN 55358            			                                                           www.campcambria.org

 Aug. 9      Monday     Adult Retreat                   801T		6350 Indian Chief Road, Eden Prairie, MN 55346
                                                                                                                • Camp Sweet Life                                            Juvenile Camp for Kids with Type 1 Diabetes
 Aug. 9      Monday     Adult Retreat w/True Strides    802T		6350 Indian Chief Road, Eden Prairie, MN 55346   			                                                           campsweetlife.org/home

 Aug. 9      Monday     Adult Retreat                   803T		6350 Indian Chief Road, Eden Prairie, MN 55346
                                                                                                                • Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation                             Camp Oasis
 Aug. 9      Monday     Adult Retreat w/ True Strides   804T		6350 Indian Chief Road, Eden Prairie, MN 55346

                                                                                                                 • Gluten Free Kids Camp (ROCK)                              www.twincitiesrock.org

                                                                                                                • Hemophilia Foundation of Minnesota & Dakotas               www.hfmd.org

                                                                                                                • Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) Camp                  www.mda.org

                                                                                                                • Power Soccer Family Camp                                   Power Soccer USA

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10509 108th Street NW
Annandale, MN 55302

                             Camp is an adventure with many
        Camp                 new experiences and people to meet,

                             and sometimes it’s nice to see the
                             space and meet staff before arriving.

                             True Friends offers camp tours by
                             appointment. To arrange a tour,
                             call 952.852.0101.

                        truefriends.org   952.852.0101

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