A crew (8 campers 13-18 years old and 2 adult leaders) in the last stretch of their three-day canoe trip on the St. Croix River.
About the Program
Located an hour north of the Twin Cities on the St. Croix River, Camp Sunrise is a year-round outdoor education program focused on bringing together Minneapolis and Saint Paul youth, 13-18 years old, from diverse ethnic, racial, and cultural backgrounds to live and work in an outdoor community. Since 1974, Camp sunrise has been providing urban youth the opportunity to experience a residential wilderness camp at no cost.
Each summer 250-300 youth participate in Camp Sunrise's summer and school year activities. In addition to week-long summer sessions, Camp Sunrise hosts leadership retreats and urban outdoor recreation activities during the school year.
Awards and Recognition
In addition to numerous media features, Camp Sunrise has received significant recognition for its impact on the community over the years.
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Camp Sunrise works with about 250 youth ages 13-18 from Minneapolis and St. Paul in the following general demographic breakdown:
• African/African American – 49%