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June 27, 2014
NEWS & NOTES     Keeping you connected with camp

Summer camp is underway and the excitement is new each week at True Friends. From the bonfire extravaganza on the first night to the talent show on Friday, camp holds adventures and experiences for all to enjoy. We've had an amazing start of summer camp, and it's our first summer as True Friends! We can't wait to see what the rest of the season has in store!  


Camp Activities
There's an endless supply of fun! 

When you walk along the paths of camp, you hear singing and laughing and you see lots of action. Campers really enjoy special guests. We've had visits from Radio Disney and the St. Cloud Rox baseball team and various performers. Plus there's the daily fun of the lakes, nature walks, arts & crafts and more! Remember, just a few spots are open for later sessions,
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Get your camp gear online!

True Friends just launched an online store! Shop from a variety of camp t-shirts, sweat shirts, sunglasses and other items. Pick out a special birthday gift or keepsake from camp. No matter what the season, you can stay outfitted head to toe in True Friends gear all year long.

Camper Spotlight

Meet our friend Tracy! Tracy loves everything about camp. She enjoys all of the actives and makes the most of what camp has to offer. This is Tracy's second year with True Friends and first time at Camp Friendship. She attended Camp Courage North last year. Some of Tracy's favorite camp memories come from making new friends at both Courage and Friendship, the hayride, swimming, music and the animals at the barn.  

"I don't get to go on hayrides that often, so when I attend camp I make sure to take full advantage of the things I can't do when I'm home," she said.


Outside of camp Tracy enjoys music, dance, anything Disney, playing the piano and theatre. She has been a part of many theatre performances including The Music Man, Dear Edwina, Annie Get Your Gun, The Sound of Music, Cinderella, School House Rock, Guys and Dolls and Snow White. "I want to get back into theatre; I really miss it," she said. Tracy dreams of attending college to becoming a music teacher.


Save the Date!SavetheDate
July 12 - 14th Annual Tee it Up for Campers - Held at Oakview Golf Course in Freeborn. For more information contact Jim Beach at 507.391.3773.

July 21 - 10th Annual Circle of Friends Golf Classic - Held at Medina Golf & Country Club. The event features a morning and afternoon shotgun, lunch, games, a silent and live auction and dinner. Presented by Mark and Debbie Steen and Bob Harnett. For more information and registration for golfers contact Mark Steen at 952.229.8710 or

July 28 - Children with Disabilities Golf Classic
will be held July 28 at the Oak Ridge Country Club in Hopkins. True Friends is one of the fortunate recipients of this great event. With several gifts already gifted to Camp Courage and Camp Friendship in recent years, True Friends hopes to receive funding for a new mechanical lift for the True Strides Therapy Horse program and a new accessible zip line. Consider being a part of this meaningful event. Find more information online.

September 7 - Camp Friendship's 50th Anniversary - There will be an event to celebrate 50 years of camp. All are welcome; plan to come!

September 20- True Strides Donor Dedication - Join us as we celebrate the dedication of the new horse arena at Camp Courage. This facility will serve as the home for our True Strides therapeutic horsemanship program.
Work for Camp
Check out two new full-time openings at True Friends

True Friends is looking for Facilities Manager/Maintenance expert with trades experience working at Camp Friendship and Camp Courage. Also, seeking candidates for the Director of True Strides Therapy Horses program, based at Camp Courage in Maple Lake. Visit our website for more details.
Giving is GoodGivingisGood
The Minnesota Naturalists donated a boat load...literally!


The Minnesota Naturalists donated this boat, filled with supplies, and a second van full of needed goods to True Friends. They worked from a wish list made up by camp and donated enough items to fill our entire Arts & Crafts building at Camp Friendship!  

Thank you for supporting camp! us on the news! 

WCCO visited Camp Eden Wood recently to film a morning segment about camp! The reporter went on the climbing ropes, took a tour of camp and got a look at the new Multi-Sensory Environment room. Two segments are set to air at 5:40 and 6:40 a.m. July 7. Make sure to check it out.
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