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Over 18 Minnesota Family Summer Camps Listed Below with In-Depth Camp Info, including: Videos, Photos, Maps & Detailed Descriptions


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Winter Family Camps, Programs, Workshops, & Classes in Minnesota are Starting in January, 2020

Many of our Minnesota Family Camps offer Winter Family Programs, Activities, Workshops & Classes starting in January, 2020.

Be sure to check the "Year-Round Programs and Other Camp Info" headings of each camp listing for specifics, or give any Family Camp you're interested in a call to check on Winter dates, times and availability.

Winter 2020 Family Camp Open Houses & Reunions

Many of our Family Camps will be hosting Winter Reunions for their previous campers, and Winter Open Houses for interested new campers and families. Each camp is different, and some offer activities for the entire family.

Contact the camp(s) directly to see if there are any Camp Reunion or Open House Plans for January, 2020.

Best Minnesota Year-Round
Family Camps, Classes & Family Programs

Many of our Best Minnesota Summer Family Camps also offer Year Round Family Camp Programs, Classes, and Activities. You should contact the camps you are interested in to see if they offer Fall, Winter and/or Spring Family Programs, too.

Best Minnesota Winter Family Camp Jobs

Searching for Minnesota Family Camp Jobs? Many of our Best Family Camps are now listing their 2020 Winter Camp Jobs, too. Look for the heading "Summer Camp Jobs" in each camp listing. You can also check any camp's website for their "Work at Camp" or "Winter Employment Opportunities" pages.

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True Friends
Minnesota Location(s)

Visit Our True Friends Website
952.852.0101
800.450.8376

info[AT]truefriends.org
Camp Friendship
10509 108th St. NW
Annandale, Minnesota 55302

OTHER CAMP LOCATIONS:
Minnesota

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

CAMP VIDEO LINK:
Watch Our True Friends Video

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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True Friends

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Camp TEKO
Long Lake, Minnesota

Visit Our Camp TEKO Website
Winter Office: 612-374-0321
Summer Office: 952-471-8216

645 Tonkawa Road
Long Lake, Minnesota 55356

WINTER (OFF-SEASON) OFFICE ADDRESS:
2324 Emerson Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55405

CAMPER AGES: 5-12

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway. Day Camp. two, 1-week overnight options

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

AFFILIATION(S): Jewish. Temple Israel in Minneapolis, Minnesota

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: Camp TEKO is located on more than 18 acres of beautiful shoreline property on the North Arm Bay of Lake Minnetonka. For over 50 years, we have provided a safe, educational, and fun Jewish camping experience for children. Camp TEKO is ACA accredited and offers day camp programs for children at least 5 years old and entering kindergarten through sixth grade as well as overnight camp programs for children entering third through sixth grade.

SPECIAL NEEDS CAMPERS: Camp TEKO is welcoming of children with special needs.

Camp TEKO is a place to have a fulfilling experience bonding with friends, developing new skills, exploring your Jewish identity, and engaging in outdoor camp activities. Our facilities include a swimming beach, boating area, cabins for overnights, a sport court, a pavilion, indoor program spaces and plenty of grassy areas. Nurturing counselors and skilled specialists create a safe, engaging, and fun atmosphere for children to make memories that will no doubt last a lifetime. Prior to the summer, we work with families to create a plan for a meaningful camp experience. We partner with families to provide an environment where every child will thrive. Please contact us prior to camp to discuss the needs of your camper.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Dance, Theater, Music/Band, Fine Arts/Crafts, Basketball, Football, Baseball, Soccer, Swimming, Waterfront/Aquatics, Team Sports, Wilderness/Nature, and more. Israeli Culture, Fishing, Swim Lessons.

CAMP LOCATION: Temple Israel’s Camp TEKO is located on more than 18 acres of beautiful shoreline property on the North Arm bay of Lake Minnetonka, just 25 minutes West of Minneapolis.

CAMP FACILITIES: We have 4 small cabins, one large cabin, and two beautiful indoor spaces. Many of our activities take place outside in nature.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: We are an ACA accredited camp. Camp TEKO is a place to have a fulfilling experience bonding with friends, developing new skills, exploring your Jewish identity, and engaging in outdoor camp activities. Our facilities include a swimming beach, boating area, cabins for overnights, a sport court, a pavilion, indoor program spaces and plenty of grassy areas. Nurturing counselors and skilled specialists create a safe,
engaging, and fun atmosphere for children to make memories that will no doubt last a lifetime.

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: The Avodah program is a unique volunteer program for entering 9th and 10th graders. Our newly constructed program is intended to begin teaching about leadership and responsibility of being a counselor. Avodah participants will enjoy various leadership workshops with guest speakers and experienced TEKO counselors and staff members. Avodah participants will continue to assist in daily tasks to maintain our beautiful campgrounds. The Avodah build their own community and create lasting friendships while working to improve the camp experience for all. Avodah participants will have numerous opportunities to enjoy favorite camp activities such as tubing, kayaking, archery, art, and more. Avodah members are selected through an application and interview process. There is no cost to participate in this program, but the benefits are tremendous.

Students entering 11th grade are eligible to participate in Camp TEKO’s counselor-in-training program. Machon participate in extensive training in leadership skills, communication and camp programming, creating lifelong friendships in the process. Participants spend their mornings learning from educational speakers, guests, counselors and each other. Machon spend every afternoon gaining hands-on experience by observing and assisting in camper groups. Machon participants are selected through an application and interview process. Machon participants will receive a $400 stipend at the completion of the eight-week program or a $200 stipend at the completion of four weeks of the program.

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Please check out our website to learn more about scholarships at: Our Camp Website Link: www.templeisrael.com

FAMILY CAMP SESSION(S):
Camp TEKO Shabbat Picnics:
Picnic 1: June 20, 2015
Picnic 2: July 22, 2015

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
TZOFIM AND GIBORIM DAY CAMP
SESSION ALEPH
Day Camp: Monday, June 20 - Friday, July 1
Giborim One-Night Overnight: June 30 - July 1

MACCABI MADNESS
Day Camp: Monday, July 5 – Thursday, July 8

SESSION BET
Day Camp: Monday, July 11 – Thursday, July 22
Giborim One-Night Overnight: July 14 - July 15

SESSION GIMMEL
Day Camp: Monday, July 25 – Thursday, August 12
Giborim One-Night Overnight: August 4 - August 5

CHALUTZIM OVERNIGHT
CHALUTZIM BET
Day Camp: Monday, July 11 – Thursday, July 14
Overnight Camp: Friday, July 15 – Friday, July 22

CHALUTZIM GIMMEL
Day Camp: Monday, July 25 – Thursday, August 4
Overnight Camp: Friday, August 5 – Friday, August 12

SUMMER CAMP JOBS:
Staff applications can be found at Our Camp Website Link: www.teko.org.

Interested in working at Camp TEKO? Contact Avi Baron at avi[AT]templeisrael.com or 612-374-0321.

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Camp TEKO

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Family Camps in MN
Offer Day & Overnight Options

Some Minnesota Family Camps offer BOTH Day and Overnight Camp options. Be sure to check each camp's description under "TYPE OF CAMP" for complete information, and exact hours.


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Camp Lincoln and Camp Lake Hubert
Lake Hubert, Minnesota

Visit Our Camp Lincoln and Camp Lake Hubert Website
800-242-1909
rachel[AT]lincoln-lakehubert.com
23416 Camp Lincoln Road
Lake Hubert, Minnesota 56459

WINTER (OFF-SEASON) OFFICE ADDRESS:
Camp Lincoln and Camp Lake Hubert
7460 Market Place Drive
Eden Prairie, MN 55344

CAMP VIDEO LINK:
Watch Our Camp Lincoln and Camp Lake Hubert Video

CAMPER AGES: 5-17

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway.

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

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: Camp Lincoln and Camp Lake Hubert have a 100-year plus history of creating fun and adventure in Minnesota’s lake country. As brother-sister camps, they are located across the lake from each other, with separate facilities and activities, but under the same ownership and long-standing mission and purpose. We offer more than 40 different land and water activities as well as a lifetime of memories.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Dance, Theater, Musical Theater, Music/Band, Fine Arts/Crafts, Basketball, Football, Baseball, Weightloss, Soccer, Golf, Gymnastics, Horses/Equestrian, Swimming, Tennis, Waterfront/Aquatics, Sailing, Volleyball, Martial Arts, Team Sports, Adventure, Travel, Wilderness/Nature, and more.

CAMP LOCATION: We are located about 2.5 hours north of Minneapolis in the pristine northwoods of Minnesota. Camp Lincoln for Boys and Camp Lake Hubert for Girls are located about 1.5 miles apart on the shores of Lake Hubert. Combined, both camps have over 750 acres of birch and pine forests for hiking, mountain biking, and exploring. Please visit this link for more information, at Our Camp Website Link: www.lincoln-lakehubert.com.

CAMP FACILITIES: Camp Lincoln and Camp Lake Hubert are separated by about 1.5 miles of the water of Lake Hubert, but are just about equal in facilities at each camp. Both camps have two-story, log-style cabins for about 18-21 campers with indoor bathrooms and hot water. Dining halls are large communal buildings centrally located on the camp. Camp Lincoln offers an extremely large athletic field for various events and sporting activities/games, as well as a sand volleyball court, multiple tetherball courts, two basketball courts, 4 laykold tennis courts, and an indoor building for rainy-day activities and skit nights. Camp Lake Hubert offers two smaller athletic fields, two basketball courts, a sand volleyball pit, tetherball courts, four tennis courts, and a smaller, private lake for fishing, kayaking, and canoeing. As both camps are located right on the shores of Lake Hubert, they both offer fully-equipped waterfronts for swimming, sailing, windsurfing, fishing, water games, etc.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Camp Lincoln and Camp Lake Hubert have a 100-year plus history of creating fun and adventure in Minnesota’s lake country. As brother-sister camps, they are located across the lake from each other, with separate facilities and activities, but under the same ownership and long-standing mission and purpose. Alumni from all across the USA and around the world talk with pride about their wonderful memories and the great times at Camp Lincoln and Camp Lake Hubert.

But camp is more than fun. It is about meeting new friends, expanding ones interests, learning new skills, and developing important life skills. Whether you participate in one of our two or four week traditional camp sessions or in one of our specialty camps, we are confident that you will also discover more about yourself in the process.

Our commitment to five Core Values helps create an environment that is caring, nurturing and positive. With more than 30 land and water activities, plus special adventure trips, you will have plenty of opportunity to develop new interests and skills, and to explore nature’s wonderland.

You will learn some amazing things. And you will find out that you are pretty amazing, too! We hope that you will join us in this adventure.

Please visit this link for a complete list of our land, water, adventure, and wilderness activities: Our Camp Website Link: www.lincoln-lakehubert.com.

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: The Camp Lincoln and Camp Lake Hubert Leadership Training (LT) Program is a two-year leadership development program open to young men and women currently in 10th and 11th grade. Those that are highly motivated, willing to work hard and have a strong desire to develop skills that can be used in camp as well as in their home communities should apply to this program. The LT Experience is divided into Level 1 and Level 2 with each level having its own set of requirements.

At the program’s core is the goal of teaching life skills that translate into preparing young men and women for life outside of camp, i.e., jobs, extracurricular activities, community service work, entrance into college, etc.).

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: For camp scholarship and financial aid info, please visit: Our Camp Website Link: www.lincoln-lakehubert.com

FAMILY CAMP SESSION(S): Camp Lake Hubert’s Family Camp is a five-day all inclusive camp where families enjoy over 20 land and water activities, three yummy meals each day, campfires, skit nights, BBQs. and relaxing afternoons at the dock. Families have the option of a stay full of adventure, relaxation or a little bit of both!

YEAR-ROUND PROGRAMS: Our camp grounds and facilities are open to rental groups (i.e. business retreats, weddings, family reunions, etc.) during our off-season. Please call or email Rachel Brawley (rachel[AT]lincoln-lakehubert.com or 800-242-1909) for more information.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
For camp dates and fees please visit: Our Camp Website Link: www.lincoln-lakehubert.com

SUMMER CAMP JOBS:
For summer camp job info please visit: Our Camp Website Link: www.lincoln-lakehubert.com.

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Camp Lincoln and Camp Lake Hubert

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Special Interest Family Camps in Minnesota

Some Minnesota Family Camps offer Special Interest programming and family activities, such as: family trail rides, performing arts, technology quests, family outdoor adventures, wilderness camping and survival, travel and sightseeing, and many more.

Be sure to speak with each camp you are interested in, so you know exactly what to expect.


Big Sandy Camp & Retreat Center
McGregor, MN

Visit Our Big Sandy Camp & Retreat Center Website
218 426-3389
info[AT]bigsandycamp.com
52511 185th Pl
McGregor, MN 55760

CAMP VIDEO LINK:
Watch Our Big Sandy Camp & Retreat Center Video

CAMPER AGES: 2nd grade-12th grade

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway. Monday thru Saturday.

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

AFFILIATION(S): Christian.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Basketball, Swimming, Waterfront/Aquatics, Volleyball, Team Sports, Adventure, Wilderness/Nature, and more.

CAMP LOCATION: We are located 2 1/2 hours north of Minneapolis on the NE shore of Big Sandy Lake. Please check out our website for details and photos.

CAMP FACILITIES: Dorm style housing, dining hall. Actvities include Mountain Scooters, Sandy Swimming beach, water slide, skiing, boating, field games, laser tag, sling shot range, Gym, climbing wall, indoor & outdoor basketball, volley ball, crafts, wooded trails, petting farm & more.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Big Sandy Camp is affiliated with the Christian & Missionary Alliance. We take our mission of "touching hearts and changing lives through innovative, Christ centered activities events and programs" very seriously. We have a carefully selected, screened and trained summer staff, and chapel sessions that are fun and age relavent for each camp session. Please see our website at Our Camp Website Link: www.bigsandycamp.com for details.

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS:

We do offer two sessions of our Leaders in Training (LIT) program. Each session is two weeks in length and the student will spend one week co-counseling a cabin, and will spend the second week working program areas, helping with dishes, serving, meals, and getting to know the "behind the scenes" events and set-up/tear-down of camp activities. Apply online, additional information available at Our Camp Website Link: www.bigsandycamp.com

FAMILY CAMP SESSION(S):

We offer two sessions of Family Camps, one over the Fourth of July and the second over the Labor Day weekend. These weekends are geared towards families being able to be together, play, learn and grown spiritually together.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
Please refer to our website for camp session dates and rates. Click summer camps on the right side tool bar and click registration.

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Northern Clay Center
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Visit Our Northern Clay Center Website
612-339-8007
education[AT]northernclaycenter.org
Northern Clay Center
2424 Franklin Ave E
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55406

CAMPER AGES: 6+

TYPE OF CAMP: Day Camp.

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: NCC offers Summer Clay Camps for kids ages 6+ for half days or full days. Camps include a variety of fun themes and opportunities to work with sculpture, tiles, or wheel-thrown pottery. NCC offers teen pottery classes each Saturday all year round.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Fine Arts/Crafts, and more.

CAMP LOCATION: Northern Clay Center is located one block south of the 25th and Riverside exit off of Interstate Highway 94.

CAMP FACILITIES: We have 4 education studio spaces, galleries where ceramic art is exhibited, and studio artist spaces for rent.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Half-day camps meet for three hours each day (from 9 am – 12 pm or 1 – 4 pm) and include a short break for snacks provided by parents and caregivers. Half-day camps do not include lunch. Full-day camps meet for 7 hours each day (from 9 am – 4 pm unless otherwise noted) and include an hour-long supervised break for lunch and non-clay activities. Parents should provide snacks and lunches for full-day campers. Each camp is led by a teaching artist; on average, one additional teaching assistant is present for each camp.

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Northern Clay Center offers needs-based scholarships. For more information and to request a scholarship form, email education[AT]northernclaycenter.org

FAMILY CAMP SESSION(S): Northern Clay Center offers family clay classes throughout the year. For more information, visit: Our Camp Website Link: store.northernclaycenter.org

YEAR-ROUND PROGRAMS: Northern Clay Center offers teen pottery classes each Saturday year-round. For more information, visit: Our Camp Website Link: store.northernclaycenter.org

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
Learn more: Our Camp Website Link: store.northernclaycenter.org

SUMMER CAMP JOBS:
Northern Clay Center seeks college students and recent graduates, ages 18 and up, for our summer camp positions. Each summer, we provide opportunities for over 15 assistants to help run our camp programs and to gain classroom experience.

The Clay Camp Assistants will work closely with the education program head and clay camp teachers to provide classroom support for weekly summer clay camps at NCC.

Learn more: Our Camp Website Link: www.northernclaycenter.org

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International Family Camps in Minnesota

Some of our Minnesota Family Camps accept International Campers from all around the world. Some camps could offer special Summer International Programs, scholarships, or other incentives to international campers.

International Campers and Parents: Be sure to contact each Minnesota Family Camp you are interested in to see if they accept campers from other Countries, if they hire any international staff, or if they offer any Special Summer Family Programs for International Campers.


Camp Butwin
Eagan, Minnesota

Visit Our Camp Butwin Website
Director: 651-255-4768 June-August: 651-423-1485
SarahF[AT]stpauljcc.org
945 Butwin Road
Eagan, Minnesota 55123

WINTER (OFF-SEASON) OFFICE ADDRESS:
St. Paul Jewish Community Center
1375 St. Paul Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55116

CAMPER AGES: Children entering 1st-8th grades. We also have a Counselor-In-Training program for young leaders entering 9th and 10th grades.

TYPE OF CAMP: Day Camp. M-F 8:30am-4:30pm. Overnights for campers starting in 3rd grade, frequency of overnights depends on their age.

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

AFFILIATION(S): Jewish. Camp Butwin is powered by the St. Paul JCC.

SPECIAL NEEDS CAMPERS: Camp Butwin welcomes, supports and includes children and teens with disabilities in all of our programs. Please indicate on your registration if your child has a disability or special need. We will contact you to set up an individualized support system. You are welcome to contact Leah Wing, Inclusion & Accessibility Services Coordinator at 651-255-4772 or leahw[AT]stpauljcc.org for more details.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Theater, Musical Theater, Fine Arts/Crafts, Basketball, Baseball, Soccer, Horses/Equestrian, Swimming, Waterfront/Aquatics, Team Sports, Adventure, Travel, and more. See Specialty Camps Below.

CAMP LOCATION: Camp Butwin is located on Lake O'Brien on 88 wooded acres and surrounded by Lebanon Hills County Park in Eagan, Minnesota.

CAMP FACILITIES:
Camp Butwin has a Heated pool:
Our large-capacity pool features Aqua Walls, slides and splash zones! A great place to cool off, learn swim skills and hang out with friends.

Camp Butwin has a 10,000-square-foot lodge facility: When the weather is not cooperating, our campers are safe and comfortable in our air-conditioned lodge.

Camp Butwin has horseback riding:
One of the only camp horseback riding programs in the Twin Cities! Campers increase confidence, self-esteem and love for nature with every ride.

Lake O’Brien:
Swim, canoe, kayak and paddleboat in the lake – there’s no better way to enjoy the great outdoors!

Covered Villages:
Each camp group has a home base – a covered shelter that’s the place for lunch, group activities and community-building.

Challenge and ropes course:
Feel like the king or queen of the mountain when you climb our 45-foot tower, glide along our 100-foot zip line or explore our low level challenge course.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: At Camp Butwin, children play in a safe, stimulating setting and use a heated outdoor swimming pool, a lake with a boating area and a sandy beach, a ropes course and climbing tower, horses and riding trails, softball and soccer fields, an archery range, and areas for crafts, nature, and theater.

Campers are entering 1st-8th grades. As children get older, we introduce extended nights, over-nights and week-long off-site trips. We have an exciting Counselor-In-Training (CIT) program for young leaders who want to learn valuable leadership skills, entering 9th-10th grades. We also offer specialty camps for theater, sports and horses for 3rd-6th graders.

Along with traditional Butwin where campers explore all areas of camp, this year we are offering specialty camps for those campers who want to spend more time in specific areas of camp.

Camp Butwin 2014 Specialty Camps:
For children entering 3rd- 6th grades

Butwin in the Spot Light –
A six-week theater experience working with director Nancy Michael to stage the show Wonderland.
Details: June 30-August 8th.

Butwin Sports Sampler –
For the camper who loves a variety of sports, and wants a more active day at Butwin
Details: June 16th-June 27th

Butwin All Stars –
Focus on specific sports, like basketball and soccer, with skilled coaches and professionals
Details: Two sessions, June 30th- July 18th and/or July 21st-August 8th.

Butwin Buckaroos – Horse-loving campers will fill their Butwin mornings with horse care and longer trail rides to enhance their riding skills.
Details: Five options available to fit into your busy summer schedule! Mix and match sessions, or attend all eight weeks!
Session 1: June 16-27 (two weeks)
Session 2: June 30-July 18th (three weeks)
Session 3: July 21-August 8th (three weeks)
June 30-August 8th (six weeks)
June 16th-August 8th (all eight weeks)

Traditional Camp Butwin:
SESSION 1 June 16 - June 27 (2 Weeks)
SESSION 2 June 30 - July 18 (3 Weeks)
SESSION 3 July 21 - August 8 (3 Weeks)

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: Teens: make the most of your summer months as a Counselor in Training (CIT) at Camp Butwin! If you’re entering 9th or 10th grade, then this program is for YOU! Gain valuable leadership and employment skills, earn money and have a lot of fun all summer long.

As a CIT, you’ll be a role model for younger campers, develop your skills as a counselor, bond with other teens and make new friends. CITs are mentored by senior Camp Butwin staff and have field trips, evening activities and overnights throughout the summer.

CITs learn:
• How to plan and lead camp activities
• The basics of child development
• Basic safety and First Aid
• Conflict resolution
• Positive techniques to deal with behavior and disciplinary issues

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Financial assistance is available for families who find the full cost of membership and/or camp difficult to manage. To arrange for a confidential interview, please check the fee adjustment box on your online registration form and you will be contacted for an appointment. All applicants must provide proof of income (2013 taxes, W-2 forms) at the time of the appointment to be considered for camp scholarships. Request for fee adjustments are due by April 15 and are available for JCC members only.

FAMILY CAMP SESSION(S): Camp Butwin Family Nights:
July 8th 2014, 5-8pm
August 5th 2014, 5-8pm

OTHER CAMP INFO: Please visit our Camp Butwin website for more information on specific programs, dates, and fees.
Please visit: Our Camp Website Link: www.campbutwin.org

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
For more information, please refer to our website at: Our Camp Website Link: www.campbutwin.org

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Minnesota Family Camps Offer Scholarships & Financial Aid

Some Minnesota Family Camps offer Camperships, Scholarships, and other forms of full or partial financial assistance to deserving campers.

Be sure to check each camp's description under "CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE" for complete information, including exactly how to apply.


Audubon Center of the North Woods
Sandstone, Minnesota

Visit Our Audubon Center of the North Woods Website
888-404-7743
320-245-2648

info[AT]audubon-center.org
54165 Audubon Dr
Sandstone, Minnesota 55072

CAMP VIDEO LINK:
Watch Our Audubon Center of the North Woods Video

CAMPER AGES: 9-14 years

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway.

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: The Audubon Center of the North Woods (ACNW) offers a variety of youth camps – something for everyone! Our camps have a focus on wildlife, nature, challenge and outdoor skills. Experience the great outdoors and make memories that last a lifetime!

All of our camps are overnight, residential camps with indoor lodging. ACNW provides great accommodations, wonderful scratch-based meal service, and a top-notch staff and activities to provide the best outdoor camp experience around.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Swimming, Waterfront/Aquatics, Team Sports, Science, Academics, Adventure, Wilderness/Nature, and more. Rock Climbing, High Ropes, Zipline, Canoeing, Whitewater Rafting, Archery, Wildlife, Animal Care, Animal Tracking, Swimming, Hiking, Fishing, Outdoor Survival Skills, Zoology, Ecology, Etc.

Audubon Center of the North Woods is a Top Family Summer Camp located in Sandstone Minnesota offering many fun and educational Family and other activities, including: Team Sports, Academics, Swimming and more. Audubon Center of the North Woods is a top Family Camp for ages: 9-14 years.
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CAMP LOCATION: Centrally located about 90 miles north of the Twin Cities, on the east side of Grindstone Lake near Sandstone, MN. Please visit our website for location, driving directions, photos and more.

CAMP FACILITIES: For our onsite camps, we have 3 lodging buildings, including our modern Crosby Lodge with 14 dorm-style rooms with private bathrooms, our Lowry Lodge with 5 dorm-style rooms with shared bathrooms, lounge and woodstove; and our historic Schwyzer Lodge, complete with living room, fireplace and kitchen. Lodging is based on type of camp and numbers of attendees. Room assignments are gender-based.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: The Audubon Center of the North Woods (ACNW) is a private, non-profit 501(c)3 residential environmental learning center. We are a proud leader in environmental education and renewable energy and are committed to providing lifelong learning experiences to people of all ages. ACNW has been providing environmental and outdoor education programs since 1971. We ‘walk the walk’ in demonstrating environmental stewardship and have implemented a wide variety of renewable energy sources and energy conservation measures. Our focus is on developing an understanding, ethics and responsibility regarding the environment and the role of humans through formal and informal experiences that link nature and humans.

We believe that a healthy environment starts with and is perpetuated by a personal connection to it, and ACNW is and has been committed to that goal for over 40 years. We offer a great variety of environmental learning experiences for people of all ages, with programming in natural history and science, team-building, adventure programming, wildlife, energy, outdoor skills and human history.

Our highly trained staff are all certified in CPR and Advanced First Aid - some are certified as Wilderness First Responders.

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Partial need-based scholarships are available for all our youth camps. Visit our summer camp page to download a scholarship request form.

FAMILY CAMP SESSION(S): Winter Family Weekend - every President's Day Weekend:

Wonder, adventure and discovery for all at our winter family camp!

Embrace winter over the long President’s Day Weekend. Treat your family to 3 nights/4 days of discovery, learning and fun. This exciting, all-inclusive family program offers age-specific and all-family program options to choose from. Whether you’re looking for snow activities, skiing/snowshoeing, nature learning or quality family time, we have something for the whole family.

Activities you can enjoy during your stay at the Center include:

Indoor climbing wall
High ropes course
Ice climbing
Sleigh rides
Cross-country skiing
Snowshoeing
Archery
Wildlife programs
Cultural activities
Kicksledding
Arts & crafts
Astronomy
Campfires
and much, much more!

Why not spend some quality time with your family in the north woods this winter, making memories that last a lifetime!

Your accommodations will include a private room for each family and you'll find your lodging is perfect for a weekend of adventure, relaxation and retreat. Each spacious room in either Crosby or Lowry Lodge has bunk style beds and sleep up to 6 or 8 people. Our meals have a reputation of their own and have become known as the best in the area. Delicious, healthy, wholesome meals, each carefully prepared with creativity and taste, are served in our large dining room with beautiful stone fireplace and wonderful views of the woods and lake.

YEAR-ROUND PROGRAMS: We offer a great variety of year-round environmental, outdoor and challenge learning experiences for people of all ages, with programming in natural history and science, team-building, adventure/challenge, and outdoor/ environmental education. Our specialty is multi-day (overnight) K12 field trips.

Whether a day program, multi-day immersion visit, weekend retreat, or college course, ACNW provides the best environmental, team-building, challenge and outdoor skills educational programs for youth, college students, adults, and families. Our high quality programs, along with our optimal location, make us not only the best choice for educational reasons, but for lower travel time and cost as well… something we all can appreciate!

Come enjoy the learning adventures the North Woods has to offer!

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
Learn more about all of our summer camps, including dates and cost, on our camp page at Our Camp Website Link: www.audubon-center.org.

2019 YOUTH CAMPS (early bird discount ends 3/1/19)...

Outdoor Explorers - June 23-28, 2019; entering grades 5-7 ($468 early bird; $520 after March 1)

Wild About Animals - July 7-12, 2019; entering grades 4-6 ($495 early bird; $550 after March 1)

Rocks, Ropes & Rafts - July 21-26, 2019; entering grades 6-8 ($580 early bird; $645 after March 1)


Need-based scholarships are available!

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Camp Koronis
Paynesville, Minnesota

Visit Our Camp Koronis Website
320-243-4544
koronisministries[AT]campminnesota.org
15752 Lake Ave
Paynesville, Minnesota 56362

CAMPER AGES: 6-18

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway. Weekly: Sunday-Friday, 2-3 Day Mini-Camps offered

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

AFFILIATION(S): Christian. United Methodist Church

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: Camp Koronis gives campers the classic cabin-camp experience with a beautiful wood-land site on the shores of Lake Koronis. Campers will enjoy an exciting week of swimming, canoeing, hiking, campfires, fishing, long summer evenings, good food, group games, and tons of special activities!

SPECIAL NEEDS CAMPERS: Camp Koronis participates in Camps Without Barriers and seeks to be open and accommodating regardless of a camper's abilities. Camp Koronis employs a special Integration Specialist counselor to provide the extra support needed for campers with special needs. This comes at no extra cost to the camper. Or, if your child/youth has an assistant at school to help read, write and communicate, they can still go to a camp of their choosing, again at no extra cost, because we train and support our summer staff so they can learn how/why to integrate everyone into the camping program.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Theater, Musical Theater, Fine Arts/Crafts, Horses/Equestrian, Wilderness/Nature, and more. Waterskiing/Wakeboarding, Fishing, Archery

CAMP LOCATION: Camp Koronis is located in Central Minnesota, 100 miles south-west of Minneapolis/St.Paul on a 185 acre site on the shores of Lake Koronis, one of the largest lakes in central-Minnesota. We enjoy a wide diversity of eco-systems, from lakefront to pine and deciduous forests, and wet-lands.
Visit our website and Facebook page for photos and more information!

CAMP FACILITIES: We have 5 cabins with 14 bunks apiece; a beautiful, rustic lodge; playing field; softball diamond; recreation center with a full gym, climbing wall, and game room; dining hall; waterfront area for swimming and boating; low ropes challenge course; archery range; and 4 miles of hiking/biking trails.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Camp Koronis is part of Camp Minnesota, a non-profit organization through the United Methodist Church with camps and outdoor ministry opportunities around the state.
Since 1954, Camp Koronis has been dedicated to bringing joy to camper's lives and building their connection with Christ, Community and Creation. We are accredited through the American Camping Association (ACA) and are members of the Christian Camp & Conference Center Association (CCCA).

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: Camp Koronis' Staff-in-Training (SIT) program is a leadership development experience for teens who love camp and want to grow spiritually and in their ability to serve in a camp setting. the SIT program includes a weekend of specialized training at our Lake Koronis site, followed by two weeks at Camp Koronis, living in the cabins and helping out with three different camp sessions. SITs are mentored and directed by our SIT leader. Successful SITs will be given preference in hiring for future camp summer staff positions.

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Camp Koronis through Camp Minnesota is committed to allowing anyone who wants to attend camp to do so- no camper will be turned away because they can't afford to pay. We provide funds, or “camperships”, to campers who need them most, based on individual and family needs. Our hope is that the individual’s local church, personal funds, and other sources of support will combine with campership support to cover the registration cost for one Camp Minnesota event of the camper’s choice. Please allow enough time for this application to be reviewed prior to your camp experience.
Campership Applications are available on our website and through Our Camp Website Link: www.CampMinnesota.org.

FAMILY CAMP SESSION(S): Camp Koronis offers a number of family camps through Lake Koronis Retreat Center, the conference center side of our operation. Sessions include week-long family camps, weekend family retreats, a Grand Camp and adult sessions.
Visit our website for more information on our family camp sessions.

YEAR-ROUND PROGRAMS: Camp Koronis through Lake Koronis Retreat Center at Koronis Ministries, offers year-round facilities for retreats and conferences from 3-300 participants. Our retreat center offers a range a lodging options along with a full-service dining experience and year-round activities.
Visit our website for more information on our retreat and conference facilities.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
Camp Koronis offers week-long and half-week camp sessions from mid-June through Mid-August.
Sessions include Pathway Camps, Horse Camps, Teen-Specialty Camp and Teddy Bear and Trailblazer Mini-Camps.
Visit our website for complete information and up-to-date schedules.

SUMMER CAMP JOBS:
Every Summer, Camp Koronis builds a team of energetic, dedicated staff to provide an unforgettable experience for our campers. Summer staff work as counselors, life-guards, food service, maintenance, support staff, and more!
Come work as part of a close-knit team and spend 6-8 weeks enjoying a beautiful camp surrounded by nature, and making a difference in the lives of campers.  
Applications available at Our Camp Website Link: www.koronisministries.org
For more information visit our website, or give us a call at 320-243-4544

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Camp Voyageur
Ely, Minnesota

Visit Our Camp Voyageur Website
218-365-6042 or 800-950-7291
cvspirit[AT]campvoyageur.com
PO Box 420
Ely, Minnesota 55731

CAMP VIDEO LINK:
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CAMPER AGES: 9-18

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway.

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

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: Camp Voyageur offers and in camp and wilderness trip program in Northeastern MN. Campers experience in camp program of land and water sports plus wilderness trips canoeing, hiking and/or sea kayaking.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Music/Band, Basketball, Soccer, Swimming, Waterfront/Aquatics, Sailing, Team Sports, Adventure, Travel, Wilderness/Nature, and more. Since We Lead Wilderness Trips Canoeing, Hiking & Sea Kayaking We Train & Prepare All Campers For Those Activities. We Begin By Basic Instruction & Teach While On Trips...therefore Our Approach Is Experiential.

In Addition We Also Do Archery Instruction & Have A Progressive Program.

We Also Offer Sailing Instruction & A Program That Is Progressive.

CAMP LOCATION: We are located in Northeastern Minnesota on the edge of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. We take advantage of our location and lead wilderness canoe trips.

CAMP FACILITIES: We have rustic cabins which house our campers in bunk beds. We promote people being outdoors and enjoying our surroundings. We have an outdoor basketball court, soccer field, and archery range. In addition we also swim, canoe, sail and water ski on our lake which is next to the Boundary Water Canoe Area Wilderness.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Camp Voyageur is a small private camp started in 1951 by Charles P. Erdmann. Since 1984 his son John and daughter Deb have run the camp program. Steeped in tradition, CV offers a full in camp program of land and water sports plus wilderness trips. The emphasis is on participation of all activities. One well trained staff per four campers. All staff, in order to lead wilderness trips, has CPR, Wilderness First Aid and Lifeguard Training in addition to our two week staff training.

FAMILY CAMP SESSION(S): We offer canoe outfitting and guided trips June 1-August 31.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
Boys Sessions:
June 12-July 9 $3600
June July 10-August 6 19 $3600
June 12-25 $2000
July 10-23 $2000

Girls Sessions:
June 12-21 $1350
June 22-July 1 $1350

SUMMER CAMP JOBS:
Counselor positions available.

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Camp Nathanael
Hinckley, Minnesota

Visit Our Camp Nathanael Website
320-384-7889
888-869-4334

info[AT]campnathanael.com
39564 Wilbur Way
Hinckley, Minnesota 55037

WINTER (OFF-SEASON) OFFICE ADDRESS:
39564 Wilbur Way Hinckley, MN 55037

CAMP VIDEO LINK:
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CAMPER AGES: 3rd grade - 12th grade

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway. 1 week stays

CAMPER GENDER(S): All Boy Campers.

AFFILIATION(S): Christian.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: Camp Nathanael is a Christian camp for boys located in Hinckley, MN. We offer week long programs in the summer months as well as father/son weekends and retreats. Call today for more information about Camp Nathanael, Where Adventure Meets Faith.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Basketball, Football, Golf, Horses/Equestrian, Swimming, Waterfront/Aquatics, Sailing, Wrestling, Team Sports, Adventure, Wilderness/Nature, and more.

CAMP LOCATION: Hinckley is located 90 minutes north of the Twin Cities of Minnesota.

CAMP FACILITIES: 12 rustic cabins that sleep 13 campers.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: We offer a variety of programs for all interests and ages from 3rd to 12th grade. Please see our full list here: Our Camp Website Link: campnathanael.com

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: We offer an extensive leadership program for young men who are interested in being youth leaders. More information can be found here: Our Camp Website Link: campnathanael.com

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: We have a scholarship available for worthy campers each year. The scholarship application can be found on our website.

FAMILY CAMP SESSION(S): Our father/son week is one of our most popular programs we offer at Camp Nathanael. Please see more information at Our Camp Website Link: campnathanael.com

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
Father & Son Camps

Father & Son 1 (K-7) June 26-29 Sun - Wed $ 175 / person
Father & Son 2 (K-12) June 29 - July 2 Wed - Sat $ 175 / person
Father & Son BWCA Canoe Trip June 26 - July 2 Sun - Sat $ 350 / person
Father & Son 3 (K-7) August 7-10 Sun - Wed $ 175 / person


Boys in Grade 3 - 6 in the fall

Mixed Week 1 July 3-9 Sun - Sat $ 325
Stockade July 10-16 Sun - Sat $ 325
Stockade Half-Week July 10-13 Sun - Wed $ 175
Mixed Week 2 July 17-23 Sun - Sat $ 325
Mixed Week 3 July 31 - August 6 Sun - Sat $ 325

Attend a second week for a reduced fee of $295!


Boys in Grade 7 - 12 in the fall

Mixed Week 1 July 3-9 Sun - Sat $ 325
Mixed Week 2 July 17-23 Sun - Sat $ 325
Trail Biking Base Camp (Gr. 8+) July 17-23 Sun - Sat $ 350
Battalion July 24-30 Sun - Sat $ 325
Rock Climbing Base Camp (Gr. 8+) July 24-30 Sun - Sat $ 350
Mixed Week 3 July 31 - August 6 Sun - Sat $ 325
Whitewater Canoe Base Camp (Gr. 8+) July 31 - August 6 Sun - Sat $ 350

Attend a second week for a reduced fee of $295!

SUMMER CAMP JOBS:
Find out more about our job opportunities in the summer and year round here: Our Camp Website Link: campnathanael.com

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North Central Camp Cherith
Frazee, MN

Visit Our North Central Camp Cherith Website
218-334-8454 (summer) 612-615-5842 (year-round)
info[AT]camp-cherith.com
32884 Camp Cherith Road
Frazee, MN 56544

WINTER (OFF-SEASON) OFFICE ADDRESS:
P.O. Box 127
Circle Pines, MN 55014
612-615-5842

CAMP VIDEO LINK:
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CAMPER AGES: 7 - 17

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway. Overnight camp with separate weeks for girls and boys.

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

AFFILIATION(S): Christian.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: North Central Camp Cherith celebrated it's 70th anniversary. This is an interdenominational Christian camp affiliated with Pioneer Clubs. Our aim is two-fold: to introduce campers to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ and to help them apply Christian principles to daily living.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Theater, Fine Arts/Crafts, Basketball, Horses/Equestrian, Swimming, Waterfront/Aquatics, Sailing, Team Sports, Wilderness/Nature, and more.

CAMP LOCATION: Camp Cherith resides about 15 minutes from Detroit Lakes, MN on 280 stunning acres of lakes, woodlands, and rolling hills. Our activities promote interaction with nature, so Cherith campers spend a lot of time outdoors surrounded by the splendor of God's creation. Beautiful Lake Six provides a clean and safe environment for our waterfront activities, and Schram's Lake offers a majestic backdrop for morning devotions, outdoor chapel services, canoeing, and hanging out with friends. Our horsemanship program makes use of miles of wooded trails and our many scenic campfire sites make outdoor cookouts one of the week's highlights.

CAMP FACILITIES: Camp Cherith has a variety of cabins including both stand-alone and dormitory types. In addition, we have a recreation/dining hall, outdoor basketball courts, beautiful chapel area, many wooded paths, and a pristine lake for swimming.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Camp Cherith's Christ-centered community creates an environment where many life-long friendships have gotten their start. Campers learn about God in an interdenominational setting through daily Bible exploration, dynamic campfire messages, and cabin devotions. And everyone participates in Morning Watch, a quiet time spent alone with God reading His Word and praying. All campers experience the thrill of success through skill-building classes. Each camper chooses two activities for the week, which they participate in daily. Our goal is to help each camper either learn a new skill or improve an existing one.

Camp Cherith's multi-age format allows same-gender siblings to attend camp together. (Parents can also come to camp as valued volunteers.) Campers are placed in divisions based on grade level and are assigned to cabins within their division. They spend about half of each day with this group, but campers of different ages do interact during meal times, free time, and various camp activities. Our younger campers look up to the bigger kids and as a result bring out a kind, nurturing spirit in the older boys and girls.

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: Camp Cherith’s own staff development programs – CILT for girls and BUILT for boys – are two-year programs for campers who’ve completed tenth grade and want to develop leadership skills with an emphasis on spiritual growth. It is an intensive commitment, including the planning and implementation of various camp activities, reading and teaching assignments, and finally a week of actual counseling experience on site. It gives participants the tools necessary to serve as an effective staff member at any of the nation’s Camp Cherith locations.

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Partial Scholarships available - No one is turned away due to financial need.

FAMILY CAMP SESSION(S): Mother/Daughter Weekend Each September.

Family Work Weekends Each May

OTHER CAMP INFO: Please check out our website at Our Camp Website Link: www.camp-cherith.com for additional information. You can also find us on Facebook at Our Camp Website Link: www.facebook.com

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
Boys Week 1 - June 21-26 Boys Week 1 Girls Week 1 - Jun 28-July 3 Sparkle, Shimmer, & Shine Girls Week 2 - July 5-10 i (Heart) i-Cherith Girls Week 3 - July 12-17 Veggie Tales Girls Week 4 - July 19-24 Life is A Highway Girls Week 5 - July 26-30 Miracle on Camp Cherith Road Boys Week 2 - Aug 2-7 - Boys Week

SUMMER CAMP JOBS:
Mentorship is at the heart of our approach to camp counseling. We are looking for staff members who can not only talk about how important it is to live a Christ-centered life, but are able to model attributes like love, joy, patience, kindness, and faithfulness.

We strive to pay in the upper range of Minnesota Christian residential camps. Adults who volunteer a week of service to camp are eligible to receive a discount for one camper. All staff members, both paid and volunteer, are required to attend an all day training session late Spring. All summer staff attend a week of paid staff training prior to camp sessions. Staff members are expected to arrive on-site the Saturday before their week of work. North Central Camp Cherith is in compliance with the USDA policy which prohibits discrimination because of race, color, sex, age, handicap, or national origin.

For more summer job info, please visit: Our Camp Website Link: camp-cherith.com

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True Friends - Camp Friendship
Annandale, Minnesota

Visit Our True Friends - Camp Friendship Website
952.852.0101
800.450.8376

info[AT]truefriends.org
Camp Friendship
10509 108th St. NW
Annandale, Minnesota 55302

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

CAMP VIDEO LINK:
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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: Camp Friendship is located on 115 acres of scenic woodlands and is on Clearwater Lake just 60 miles northwest of the Twin Cities near Annandale, Minn.

CAMP FACILITIES: The fully accessible camp offers modern cabins and facilities, dining hall, arts and crafts building, recreational hall, nature building, gymnasium, indoor pool, climbing wall, ropes course and more.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: ACA Acreddited

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 job positions at camp.

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Laketrails Base Camp
Oak Island, MN

Visit Our Laketrails Base Camp Website
218-223-8281
800-450-6460

info[AT]laketrails.org
Pier 25
Oak Island, MN 56741

WINTER (OFF-SEASON) OFFICE ADDRESS:
Laketrails Base Camp
P.O. Box 810
Warroad, MN  56763

CAMPER AGES: 13-18 and middle school youth having completed grade 6

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway. 9-day sessions

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

AFFILIATION(S): Christian.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: Laketrails specializes in wilderness canoeing and camping adventures for teens and middle school youth. Our 9-day sessions include time in Base Camp before and after a 5-6-day canoe trip into the Canadian waters and islands of Lake of the Woods. Key activities include canoeing, swimming, fishing, and campfires. Bus transportation is included along with meals and camping equipment. No canoeing or camping experience is necessary. Register today!

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Swimming, Waterfront/Aquatics, Team Sports, Adventure, Travel, Wilderness/Nature, and more. Canoeing & Wilderness Camping
Environment/Nature Awareness & Conservation

Laketrails Base Camp is a Top Family Summer Camp located in Oak Island Minnesota offering many fun and educational Family and other activities, including: Swimming, Waterfront/Aquatics, Wilderness/Nature and more. Laketrails Base Camp is a top Family Camp for ages: 13-18 and middle school youth having completed grade 6.
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CAMP LOCATION: Laketrails is located on Oak Island in Lake of the Woods, about 6 miles from the mainland in the extreme northern area of Minnesota. We are found in the very unique Northwest Angle region of MN approximately 65 miles from the nearest U.S. towns of Roseau and Warroad, MN. The Base Camp location encompasses 17 wooded acres with rustic cabins, and it lies adjacent to our 250+ acres of wooded wilderness on the main part of Oak Island. Check out our website and this link to the Laketrails Photo Gallery: Our Camp Website Link: laketrails.org.

CAMP FACILITIES: Campers sleep in tents while on their 5-6 day canoe trips. Base Camp accommodations include 7 rustic camper cabins with bunks, our main Lodge where meals are served, the Chart House, or program building; a sauna, a large campfire area, and the Wilderness Building for trip food and equipment. Walking paths connect the facilities with an open yard for games and gatherings near the Lodge. All areas provide beautiful views of Lake of the Woods.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: "Unconditional acceptance" has been the hallmark of Laketrails since 1952. We believe every teen should be accepted for who they are, and we seek to develop empowered youth by teaching a healthy appreciation of nature, community living, and the gift of themselves. Teens gain a true sense of confidence and competence while paddling their way into the Canadian wilderness.

Nearly all activities at Laketrails involve the water! Swimming, beach games, fishing, Fun-yaks, canoeing, and campfires are all popular pastimes. A 5-6 day canoe trip through the island wilderness of Ontario is at the heart of our 9-day program.

Laketrails staff is certified in Wilderness First Aid and CPR, and well-trained in safety protocols, wilderness travel, and communication. To best serve our campers, a 1:5 ratio is maintained between staff and campers. We are proudly accredited by the American Camp Association. Please visit our website, Our Camp Website Link: www.laketrails.org, for more information.

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: Developing leadership skills is an inherent by-product of the Laketrails program. Youth are actively involved in planning their canoe trips, and by the end of their trail experience have developed an important sense of leadership and competence by contributing to the success of their group. Returning campers are eligible to apply for our Camper-Worker program which is a leadership position for campers.

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: At Laketrails we believe no one should be deprived of the opportunity to experience a wilderness adventure because of a lack of finances. Therefore, we are pleased to be able to offer financial aid for campers in need. Please complete our "campership" application: Our Camp Website Link: laketrails.org.

FAMILY CAMP SESSION(S): In addition to our regular youth camping program, Laketrails offers an adult canoe trip. Dates this year are July 15-21, 2018.

We also host a Mother/Daughter canoe trip in conjunction with our regular Session 3 camp. Dates for this special canoe trip are July 6-14, 2018.

Laketrails is also hosting the Lake of the Woods Artists' Retreat to be held Sept. 6-9, 2018.

Call our camp office at 800-450-6460 or visit Our Camp Website Link: www.laketrails.org for more information on either program.

OTHER CAMP INFO: Laketrails sessions accommodate anywhere from 30-60 campers and focus on a unique combination of personal growth and a wilderness experience. We constantly seek to develop each camper's appreciation for themselves, their natural environment, and their sense of community. Transportation to our remote location is provided by a bus route originating near Minneapolis, MN. Please feel welcome to call 800-450-6460 with questions, or visit our website, Our Camp Website Link: www.laketrails.org, to learn more. Laketrails--it's a wilderness adventure you'll never forget!

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
College Canoe trip--May 29-June 4 ($200)
Session 1--full
Session 2--June 27-July 5 ($550)
Session 3--July 6-14 ($750)
Mother-Daughter trip--July 6-14 ($525/person)
Session 4--full
Adult canoe trip--July 15-21 ($525)
Session 5--July 25-Aug. 2 (Middle school) ($750)
Session 6--Aug. 5-13 ($750)

Lake of the Woods Artists' Retreat--Sept. 6-9 ($300)

Visit Our Camp Website Link: www.laketrails.org or call 800-450-6460 for more information.

SUMMER CAMP JOBS:
Laketrails is currently hiring individuals who love working with teens in the outdoors for our "Guide" positions.  Job responsibilities include guiding wilderness canoe trips, supervision of campers in Base Camp and on trail, and assisting with general maintenance in Base Camp. 

We are also hiring for the positions of Camp Cook and Wilderness Food Manager.  Both positions involve ordering food on a weekly basis, proper storage of foods, and working with teens.  Enjoy our relaxed, beautiful, and fun work environment!

Visit our website at Our Camp Website Link: www.laketrails.org, or link directly to Our Camp Website Link: laketrails.org.  Call Sue at 800-450-6460 with any questions.

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True Friends - Camp Courage North
Minnesota Location(s)

Visit Our True Friends - Camp Courage North Website
952.852.0101
800.450.8376

info[AT]truefriends.org
Camp Courage North
37569 North Courage Drive
Lake George, Minnesota 56458

OTHER CAMP LOCATIONS:
Minnesota

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

CAMP VIDEO LINK:
Watch Our True Friends - Camp Courage North Video

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, Baseball, Soccer, Horses/Equestrian, Swimming, Waterfront/Aquatics, Volleyball, Adventure, and more.

CAMP LOCATION: Camp Courage North is located in the beautiful Paul Bunyan State Forest area near Itasca State Park. Situated on Lake George, this fully accessible camp adds that “up north” feeling to everything you do there – and if you like the outdoors, there’s a lot you can do!

CAMP FACILITIES: 6, fully-accessible, modern cabins with access to a:
Swimming Beach
Hiking Trails
Picnic Areas
Gymnasium
Sports and Recreation Field
Campfire Rings

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 is at our Camp Courage location in the fall. Visit Our Camp Website Link: truefriends.org for more information.

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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YMCA Camp Cormorant
Lake Park, Minnesota

Visit Our YMCA Camp Cormorant Website
Camp Cell: 701.367.6582 Summer: 218.532.2570 Winter (Oct.-March): 701.293.9622
anna.hagen[AT]ymcacassclay.org
YMCA Camp Cormorant 14563 YMCA Lane
Lake Park, Minnesota 56554

CAMPER AGES: 7 - 15

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway. Week long overnight camp

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

AFFILIATION(S): YMCA

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: Camp Cormorant is located on the shores of beautiful Big Cormorant Lake near Lake Park, MN and offers a traditional resident camp experience for boys and girls ages 7-15.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Dance, Fine Arts/Crafts, Basketball, Horses/Equestrian, Swimming, Waterfront/Aquatics, Adventure, Travel, Wilderness/Nature, and more. Adventure Camp, Mini Camp, Horsemanship Camp, Cooking Camp, Fishing Camp, Ropes Course Camp, Waterski Camp, Wilderness Camp, Art Camp.

YMCA Camp Cormorant is a Top Family Summer Camp located in Lake Park Minnesota offering many fun and educational Family and other activities, including: Dance, Basketball, Adventure and more. YMCA Camp Cormorant is a top Family Camp for ages: 7 - 15.
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CAMP LOCATION: YMCA Camp Cormorant is located on the beautiful shores of Big Cormorant Lake, MN.

CAMP FACILITIES: YMCA Camp Cormorant provides a unique outdoor environment with cozy cabins, an extensive beach, athletic fields, a volleyball sand court, horse trails, a newly remodeled ropes course, and much more!

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Our camp curriculum provides more than just a good time or teaching outdoor skills. Developing Christian values in devotions, respect for fellow campers, gaining new interests and talents, enjoying the outdoors with new and old friends is the framework of Camp Cormorant. With so many camps to choose from, something is sure to spark your interest, such as Adventure Camp, Mini-Camp, Horsemanship Camp, Cooking Camp, Fishing Camp, Ropes Course Camp, Waterski Camp, and Wilderness Camp! ACA Accredited. For more information, visit us online at Our Camp Website Link: www.campcormorant.org

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: Counselor in Training (CIT) Program.

FAMILY CAMP SESSION(S): Family Camp

OTHER CAMP INFO: No day at camp is just a typical day! There is always fun and exciting activities that go on every day that create variety and life long memories at camp! Come join us and experience the spirit and tradition of Camp Cormorant. It will stay with you forever!

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
Weekly Camp Sessions are available June through August. Please check each specific camp for session details as not all camps run every session.

Session 1: June 8-13
Session 2: June 15-20
Session 3: July 6-11
Session 4: July 13-18
Session 5: July 20-25
Session 6: July 27-August 1
Session 7: August 3-8
Session 8: August 10-15

For more information or to register, visit us online at: Our Camp Website Link: campcormorant.ymcacassclay.org.

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True Friends - Camp Eden Wood
Eden Prairie, Minnesota

Visit Our True Friends - Camp Eden Wood Website
952.852.0101
800.450.8376

info[AT]truefriends.org
Camp Eden Wood
6350 Indian Chief Road
Eden Prairie, Minnesota 55346

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

CAMP VIDEO LINK:
Watch Our True Friends - Camp Eden Wood Video

CAMPER AGES: 5-Adult

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway. Day Camp.

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers. All Boy 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, Baseball, Soccer, Horses/Equestrian, Swimming, Waterfront/Aquatics, Volleyball, Adventure, and more.

CAMP LOCATION: Camp Eden Wood is a fully accessible camp tucked in the woods on Birch Island Lake just west of where I-494 meets Highway 62 in Eden Prairie, Minn.

CAMP FACILITIES: Campers enjoy the modern cabins, waterfront, hiking trails, basketball court, ropes course, dining hall and numerous other 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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True Friends - Camp Courage
Maple Lake, Minnesota

Visit Our True Friends - Camp Courage Website
952.852.0101
800.450.8376

info[AT]truefriends.org
Camp Courage
8046 83rd St NW
Maple Lake, Minnesota 55358

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

CAMP VIDEO LINK:
Watch Our True Friends - Camp Courage Video

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: Camp Courage has 305 acres along scenic lakeshore, woods and fields near Maple Lake, Minn. on beautiful Cedar Lake.

CAMP FACILITIES: Camp Courage offers multiple meeting facilities and has two campuses: Lakeside and Woodland, both with year-round lodging.

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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Camp Omega
Waterville, Minnesota

Visit Our Camp Omega Website
(507) 685-4266
info[AT]campomega.org
22750 Lind Avenue
Waterville, Minnesota 56096

CAMP VIDEO LINK:
Watch Our Camp Omega Video

CAMPER AGES: 0-Adults

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway. Day Camp.

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

AFFILIATION(S): Christian.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: Summer Fun that Changes Lives! Camp Omega is a Christian retreat facility and summer camp near Waterville, Minnesota. Open year round, Camp Omega serves a wide variety of Christian and community groups and offers summer camp programs, retreat programming, and facility rental.

SPECIAL NEEDS CAMPERS: Camp Omega offers a camp for people with developmental disabilities.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Basketball, Soccer, Swimming, Waterfront/Aquatics, Sailing, Volleyball, Adventure, Wilderness/Nature, and more. Horse Camp

Camp Omega is a Top Family Summer Camp located in Waterville Minnesota offering many fun and educational Family and other activities, including: Soccer, Wilderness/Nature, Waterfront/Aquatics and more. Camp Omega is a top Family Camp for ages: 0-Adults.
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CAMP LOCATION: Hour hour's drive south of the Twin Cities. 15 miles west of Faribault just off Hwy 60.

CAMP FACILITIES: Winter housing for 175 in the five bunk house style cabins and Retreat Center and summer housing for 225 including the four outpost villages (Tree Houses, TP village, Rustic Cabins and Covered Wagons).

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Camp Omega is all about relationships … a place for children, teens, adults, families, congregations, and communities to grow in their relationship to Christ…a place for campers young and old to discover and rediscover what life in Jesus means.

Summer camp programming includes options for campers 6-17 years old as well as adult and family retreats. Campers can choose from a classic week of cabin stay to more rustic adventures in our Outpost villages to a variety of specialty camps like Art, Survivor, Horse, or High Ropes camps. Camp Omega also offers a traveling Day Camp that can host a vacation Bible school program at your church!

Camp Omega promises to leave indelible, life-changing spiritual marks on the hearts of God’s people, as campers of all ages encounter creation, create community, and commune with Christ.

Camp Omega has been running quality programming for over 50 years. It is an American Camp Association accredited camp with a focus on experiencing safely in God's creation.

Camp Omega is a place of actions and relationship and helps people realize they CAN with CHRIST!
We hope you can join us!

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: Leadership Training Camp

This leadership training camp gives high-school aged students the tools to succeed and grow in the Christian faith, as well as provide skills to serve as Christian leaders at camp and in the community.

Looking for more hand-on leadership experience than this leadership week? Apply to be a Youth Servant Leader (YSL)! YSL's assist counselors in providing for the physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being of campers. Leadership Training is mandatory for those applying to serve as a YSL. If you are high-school aged and will be 15 years old by June, you can become a YSL this summer. Get ready to make a difference!

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: We are doing everything we can to assure that every child can attend Camp Omega regardless of economic status. Don't let finances separate your child or family from this life changing experience. Many churches and organizations have funds available. Please contact your church office for information.

Camp Omega also has a Campership program called "For the Children Fund" designed to make sure that no person misses out on summer camp due to finances. Camperships can only be applied toward the basic camp program costing $320 or less. Camp Registration must be received before Campership Application can be considered.

FAMILY CAMP SESSION(S): Get the whole family outdoors for a of relaxation, fun and spiritual renewal! Choose your living quarters! Lodge on main camp in the traditional cabins OR choose an outdoor sleeping adventure by staying in an outpost village. No matter your lodging, you have the opportunity to choose from a day-long canoe trip, to firearms safety clinic, or a relaxing day on-site enjoying all the fun-filled camp activities.

YEAR-ROUND PROGRAMS: Camp Omega is packed full of activity with annual year-round Camp Omega sponsored Retreat Programs. Retreats offer a great way to grow together with your friends, family, youth groups, and congregations. Information about our upcoming retreats are listed below. To register for any of these events, download the retreat flyer or contact the camp office. If you have questions or would like to schedule your own event, contact the Camp Office at (507) 685-4266.

Winter Daze (for Jr High)
Youth Servant Leader Reunion
Sr High Retreat
Confirmation Retreat
Annual Work Weekend (all ages)
Camp Omega Day (Open House Event) (all ages)
Camp Omega Sunday
Summer Camps for All Ages
Confirmation Summer Camp
Annual Benefit Golf Tournament
Annual Benefit Trap Shooting Tournament
Cross Country Race Invitational (4th-8th grades)
Jr High Recharge
Men's Fishing, Hunting/Shooting & Golf Retreat
Annual Appreciation Dinner
Environmental Learning Program

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
Please refer to Our Camp Website Link: www.CampOmega.org as events change according to season.

SUMMER CAMP JOBS:
Every season Camp Omega employees approximately 35 college-aged adults to serve as counselors for our summer camp programs. Counselors must be at least 18 years old, have completed their first year in college, and must have a great love for Christ, and excitement for sharing His word.

Serving at Camp Omega offers you the opportunity to:
Grow in your faith
Work with other Christians
Make a difference in the lives of others
Challenge yourself with new skills and responsibilities
Earn money

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St. Paul - Hulings Scout Service Center
393 Marshall Avenue
Saint Paul MN 55102
763-231-7201
877-231-7276

Golden Valley - Gabbert Scout Service Center
5300 Glenwood Avenue
Golden Valley MN 55422
763-231-7201
877-231-7276

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CAMPS WHO ARE LISTED IN THIS DIRECTORY: The above Privacy Policy applies only to visitors of this website. If you are the admin person for a camp that has submitted information to us to be shown on this site, please Login to the Camp Admin Area to review the privacy policies for all listed camps and organizations.

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