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True Friends
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952.852.0101
800.450.8376

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Camp Friendship
10509 108th St. NW
Annandale, Minnesota 55302

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Minnesota

WINTER (OFF-SEASON) OFFICE ADDRESS:
Main Office – Camp Friendship
10509 108th St. NW
Annandale, MN 55302

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CAMPER AGES: 5-Adult

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway. Day Camp.

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers. All Boy Campers. All Girl Campers.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: True Friends provides short-term, direct care services for children and adults with developmental disabilities. Educational, recreational and other support services are offered at five locations in Minnesota-Camp Friendship, Camp Eden Wood, Camp Courage, Camp Courage North, and Camp New Hope. Core programs include summer and winter resident camp, year round weekend respite care and specialty travel services. Our program focuses on building self-esteem and independence; opportunities to experience success, discover new interests, and develop friendships. Services are specially designed for persons with developmental, physical or multiple disabilities, special medical needs, Down Syndrome, autism, or other conditions.

SPECIAL NEEDS CAMPERS: All of our programs are designed for individuals with special needs. We offer adapted programming and equipment, along with well-trained program and health care staff.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Basketball, Soccer, Horses/Equestrian, Swimming, Waterfront/Aquatics, Volleyball, Adventure, and more.

CAMP LOCATION: We have four gorgeous MN locations.

CAMP FACILITIES: The accessible location offers campers modern lodging and the chance to enjoy water activities.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: ACA Accredited

Mission: Provide life-changing experiences that enhance independence and self-esteem for children and adults with disabilities.

Vision: A world where experiences and adventures are open to individuals of all abilities.

Camp Staff: Our Camp Website Link: truefriends.org

Camp History: Our Camp Website Link: truefriends.org

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: True Friends CIT*1 program is a paid personal & social advancement internship where CIT*1s participate as junior staff members with an emphasis on learning and training. The CIT*1 program initially covers all aspects of camp operation then the focus progressively moves to personal advancement through acquiring skills and experience within a cabin and program. During activities, CIT*1s spend time in cabins discovering to discover how to efficiently coordinate a cabin group, assist with direct care and ensure a quality experience for all participants. CIT*1s are high school student, age 16 – 17. Must be able and willing to meet the direct-care and recreational needs of participants; be physically strong and mentally alert; work well with others and enjoy helping others

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: With the generous support of donors, we are able to provide financial assistance to many participants with proven need. To request aid, the financial assistance portion of the application must be completed and submitted with the application. Anyone eligible for waivered services or Consumer Directed Community Supports (CDCS) can contact us and your social worker for information on how these funds can be applied to camp.

FAMILY CAMP SESSION(S): Family camp is at our Camp Courage location in the fall. Visit Our Camp Website Link: truefriends.org for more information.

YEAR-ROUND PROGRAMS: True Friends offers winter camp as well as year-round weekend respite programming. We have a specialized travel program, find more information at Our Camp Website Link: www.venturestravel.org. We also offer year-round team building services, find more information at Our Camp Website Link: www.team-quest.org. Our locations are available year-round for rental, find more information at Our Camp Website Link: www.conferenceandretreat.org.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
Our full catalog and more information can be found online at Our Camp Website Link: truefriends.org

SUMMER CAMP JOBS:
Visit Our Camp Website Link: truefriends.org for a full listing of positions at camp.


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