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Experiences & Adventures For All Abilities

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About Us True Friends is a nonprofit agency providing life-changing experiences that enhance independence and self-esteem for children and adults with disabilities. True Friends’ programs include camp, respite, therapeutic horseback riding, conference and retreat, travel, and team building; serving over 25,000 individuals annually. With locations near Maple Lake, Annandale, Plymouth, Eden Prairie, and Bemidji, True Friends serves individuals in Minnesota and throughout the United States.

Mission Vision Values

Provide life-changing experiences that enhance independence and self-esteem for children and adults with disabilities. A world where experience and adventures are open to individuals of all abilities. Empowerment, Experience, Integrity, Safety, Sustainability

Programs a Camping True Friends is most known for our summer camping experiences. Individuals have the opportunity to build their confidence and enhance their self-esteem in a safe, accessible, inclusive environment. Campers enjoy a variety of activities including fishing, kayaking, zip-lining, arts and crafts, campfires, and so much more. To learn more visit or call 952.852.0113. Retreat Centers True Friends offers conference and rental space for groups large and small at four Minnesota locations in Annandale, Maple Lake, Eden Prairie, and Lake George. Each year, Conference and Retreat hosts over 300 groups from schools and universities to large corporations. To learn more visit or call 952.852.0104.

Horse Therapy Through True Strides, individuals of all ages have the opportunity to experience life-changing Equine Assisted Therapies/ Hippotherapy and horse camps at Camp Courage in Maple Lake, MN. To learn more visit or call 952.852.0126.

and Services Respite True Friends Respite provides temporary relief for children and adults ages five and up with cognitive, physical, and developmental disabilities. We offer a safe and exciting environment for participants to enjoy while giving families and caregivers a much needed break. To learn more visit or call 952.852.0117. Travel Individuals of all abilities can experience the world with support from Ventures Travel. Our travel program provides the extra guidance and support to fulfill each traveler’s vacation dreams. Travelers can choose from a variety of trips including Minnesota Twins and Vikings games, Wrestlemania, Disney, and trips across the country and world. To learn more visit or call 866.692.7400. Team Building Team Quest provides large and small groups a unique way to build confidence and enhance teamwork skills. Team Quest is ideal for schools, corporations, organizations, and church groups. To learn more visit or call 952.852.0104.

Contact Us 952.852.0101


Camp Courage North

Camp Courage 8046 83rd St. NW, Maple Lake, MN 55358 Camp Friendship 10509 108th St. NW, Annandale, MN 55302

Camp Friendship


Camp Courage Camp Eden Wood

Camp Eden Wood 6350 Indian Chief Road, Eden Prairie, MN 55346 Camp Courage North 37569 North Courage Drive, Lake George, MN 56458 Ventures Travel-Plymouth Office 3600 Holly Lane N #95, Plymouth, MN 55447

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With help from friends like you, True Friends has been serving children and adults with disabilities for more than 60 years – helping them discover things they never thought possible, building self-esteem, developing new skills and, probably most importantly, making life-long friends. To learn more about donating to True Friends visit or call 952.852.0128.

Every year True Friends welcomes 400+ youths, adults, groups, and family volunteers, who contribute over 20,000 service hours. Volunteer support is invaluable to True Friends. From working directly with campers, respite clients, travelers, riders; to offering time and energy to keeping our locations maintained, our volunteers truly enhance the experience we provide. To learn more about

Offering both seasonal and year-round positions, True Friends is always looking for great people. From housekeeping and foodservice, to team building facilitators and travel staff, to summer camp counselors and administrative staff, True Friends is always looking for individuals seeking employment with a mission based, nonprofit organization. To learn more about open positions

volunteering at True Friends visit or call 952.697.2295.

visit or call 952.852.0101.

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