Campers with disabilities experience True Friends


Combining two legacy organizations has not only revitalized the future of camp, but increased the amount of life-changing experiences available for campers with disabilities this summer. Camp Courage and Camp Friendship, along with three other Minnesota camps, are now one entity under the name True Friends. In just three months, True Friends welcomed 1,841 campers, 301 volunteers and 253 seasonal staff members.
Campers took part in classic camp activities like boating, tubing, swimming and recreation activities modified to meet a wide range of ability levels. True Friends programming like the True Strides horse program, enVISION career sessions and Team Quest ropes and climbing courses  deliver the dynamic experiences campers of all abilities are looking for.
 “I’ve never been surrounded by so many amazing people. This summer taught me so much and has given me memories that I will remember forever,” said Maria Schmidt, the nature leader at Camp Friendship. 
More information appears in this week's Messenger.