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Tuesday, June 27, 2017
A Contagious Smile
Camper Mia can't stop smiling

Not only did the week of camp bring sunshine, it brought Mia. 

From picnics near the lake to helping her younger cabin mates, Mia always has a bright, contagious smile on her face. 

When asked what her secret was, she said "well when you're super excited for something, it just gives you energy!" 

Aside from the mud pit and rock climbing wall, Mia's favorite thing at camp are her counselors. 

"My leaders are so nice," Mia said. "Every time I come here I have girl leaders and it's so fun. They're my friends."

She loves being able to come to camp and hang out with the girls in her cabin for the week. 

"We talk a lot and get to know each other," she said. 

This is Mia's fourth year at camp. After she graduates high school in two years, she hopes to become a cabin counselor. She wants to make a difference in others' lives, just as camp has made a difference in hers.

Camp Eden Wood Opens Berglund Center
New building offers opportunity to serve more

Ken and Doris Berglund are ready to cut the ribbon!
Over 100 guests gathered to celebrate the opening of the new Berglund Center at Camp Eden Wood in Eden Prairie, MN. The building will allow True Friends to serve more individuals through a variety of services including, respite, camping and other programs. 

Thank you to all the donors, vendors, staff, board members and guests who support this wonderful project. 

To see pictures from the event visit our Facebook page. 

Traveling to East Asia
Ventures Travel offers custom travel for all individuals

Ventures Travel recently facilitated a custom trip to Japan including a special
visit to the Fushimi Inari Shrine. 
Ventures Travel recently facilitated a custom trip to the farthest destination yet - Japan! This was a dream trip for a very special traveler. Her dream trip started in Osaka, Japan where she visited the Fushimi Inari Shrine featured in the movie Memoirs of a Geisha.  

She ate authentic Japanese Ramen and Sukiyaki among other delicious meals, then proceeded north to Owakudani for stunning views of Mount Fuji and Lake Ashi.  

The trip concluded with several days spent in Tokyo touring the Pokemon Mega Center and eating at the iconic Robot Restaurant. 

Ventures Travel has recently facilitated other custom trips including a visit to Maui, a Disney Cruise and a trip to New York City. 

Ventures Travel strives to provide life-changing experiences on each vacation, but the custom travel program gives a unique opportunity  to provide a high-level of person-centered care to the individuals we serve.

To learn more about Ventures Travel visit

Giving is Good
Support True Friends and offer campers like Emily a chance to fly!

Campers like Emily are benefiting from life-changing experiences and confidence-building challenges at camp.

Emily reached the top of a ropes course for the first time in her life at camp, and learned that she could fly to new heights beyond her imagination.

With staff help, campers are exploring the reaches of their imagination. 

True Friends could use your help to continue to make these experiences possible for everyone who seeks them. Please consider a donation to help more people like Emily experience the exhilaration of soaring to new heights.

Donate to True Friends Today!

Upcoming Events
Tee it Up for Campers   -  Saturday, July 8, 2017

Put your game face on and come out and join us at our annual golf fundraiser event at Oakview Golf Course in Freeborn, MN. A 4-person, best-shot golf tournament will begin at 11 a.m. A $55 entry fee will include golf registration, lunch and a beverage. 

For more information call Jim Beach at 507.391.3773.

13th Annual Circle of Friends Golf Classic   - Monday, July 17, 2017

Join us at our annual golf fundraiser for either an 8 a.m. or a 1 p.m.
shot-gun start. 

The Golf Classic is presented by Mark & Debbie Steen & Bob Harnett

Medina Golf & Country Club
400 Evergreen Road
Medina, MN 55340

All net proceeds go to provide scholarships for children and adults with disabilities to attend True Friends Camp Courage and Camp Friendship. 

For more information call 763.478.6021.

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