True Friends Summer Camp is an overnight camp provides opportunities for children and adults (ages 5 to 105) to enjoy and benefit from an outdoor, recreational, and leisure experience during summer season in Minnesota.
Activities are specially designed to meet the needs and abilities of each individual. In pursuit of a more balanced and independent lifestyle, life-long leisure skills are offered through special interest sessions which include bicycling, dance, fishing, campouts, hiking, cooking, sports, and creative arts.
What's in it for you?
We invest in you! At True Friends Summer Camp we want to help staff develop professional skills and gain experiences that translate into real world challenge or experiences.
At True Friends Summer Camp you will change lives! Including yours! You will provide opportunities for experiences and adventures for all our campers- it is truly life-changing for staff and campers.
You will meet friends from around the world! Create lasting connections and memories of a lifetime.
Internship credit potential!
Counselors live in modern cabins with up to 12 participants and 2 other counselors along with campers, eat in the dining hall, go tubbing on the lake with campers, sit around the campfire, make s'mores and coach/teach campers through social interactions, encourage inclusion and engage campers in adaptive activities.
Some counselors come with a background in special education, social work, therapeutic recreation, exercise science and more! Others have little to no previous experience working with individuals with disabilities. We will train you on everything you need to know about working at True Friends! We provide training online prior to coming to camp and 1-2 weeks of hands-on training on-site before campers arrive.
At True Friends Summer Camp you will change lives- including yours!
Calling all extraordinary humans! True Friends is looking for all stars like you to help provide our campers with positive life changing experiences this summer. Trade classrooms for campfires as you make life-long friends while making a real difference in an electrifying community of campers of all ability levels.
-Engage campers of all ages and abilities in activities from the moment campers wage up through bedtime including activities, meals and cabin time.
-Monitor campers' diets, behaviors and hygiene in a 1:1 to 1:3 ratio
-Be a leader of fun, creating opportunities for new experiences
-Plan and lead a variety of activities including high ropes, arts & crafts, adaptive sports and fishing
-Serve as a lifeguard, supervise waterfront and pool activities
Camp Nursing Assistant
-Responsible for the general health, welfare and safety of all campers
-Monitor health care concerns of campers
-Administers first aid and treatment, including medication administration
*Comprehensive training, housing & meals are provided*
Orientation starts early June 2023
End date varies based on site and availability mid-August 2023
You should apply if you are…
Willing to step outside your comfort zone.
Passionate about making a difference in the world.
Comfortable supporting others with daily living skills (we train you!)
Happy to live and work in a communal setting.
Eager to take initiative and have a strong work ethic.
Able to be flexible and adapt to an ever-changing environment.
CPR/First Aid certified, Lifeguard certified, camping experience, prior experience with the population are highly valued but NOT required.
If you’re ready for a life-changing summer job, we’re ready for you to join our team! Apply online today – positions fill fast and are not guaranteed.
daily rate is based on role
These are paid roles! Staff members earn a daily stipend, plus food and housing accommodation throughout the summer. But wait, there’s more! Staff members that work over a certain number of weeks are eligible for a bonus. The amount depends on the number of weeks you work, the more you work the higher the bonus level! If you work for 7 or more weeks, you would be eligible to receive a bonus of $60 or more per week AND staff members can earn a sign on bonus!