A crew (8 campers 13-18 years old and 2 adult leaders) in the last stretch of their 3 day canoe trip on the St. Croix River.
Camp Sunrise works with YouthCARE’s YouthLEAD program to offer year round program opportunities for youth. Program activities include:
Weekend Camping Trips: Weekend Camping Trips are conducted at Camp Sunrise throughout the fall, winter and spring, and bring together 10-12 youth per trip. Activities are planned and facilitated by youth leaders with support from adult staff and volunteers. Activities include teambuilding, cultural and environmental education workshops, community service projects and outdoor activities such as hiking, cross-country skiing and snow shoeing. Campers often go on field trips to nearby Wild River State Park and Interstate State Park.
Safaris in the City: Safari in the City activities are conducted in the urban area throughout the fall, winter and spring, with around 8-10 youth per activity. Safaris are designed to foster an appreciation for the outdoors by introducing youth to the wide variety of outdoor activities that are available in and around the Twin Cities metro area. Activities include rock climbing, mountain biking, rollerblading, ice-skating, and broomball.
Community Camps: Camp Sunrise partners with Minneapolis and St. Paul non-profit organizations to provide opportunities for the youth and adults that they serve to have access to the outdoors. Current partners include the Hmong American Partnership (HAP), Chicanos Latinos Unidos En Servicio (CLUES), and the Institute for Education and Advocacy. Activities include teambuilding, canoeing, environmental education, weekend camping and youth leadership retreats.
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Serving a diverse population
• African American – 40%