Camp North Homes is primarily an extension of existing programs within our North Homes continuum of care – including opportunities for youth in our residential facilities, our foster care and adoptive families, youth in our school-based Children’s Therapeutic Services and Supports (CTSS) and other clients.
Camp North Homes’ mission is to provide powerful new experiences for youth and adults in an outdoor setting. From water-based activities like fishing and swimming, to survival skills and archery, as well as a newly constructed High Ropes Course – we let the wilderness be the guide as we support each other to build skills, have fun, be challenged, and grow friendships.
Camp North Homes is truly set up to be a place for all to experience healthy challenge and success in a supportive environment.
Camp operates year round, offering a never ending seasonal rotation of outdoor experiences. Whether it is splashing in the water on a sunny day, creating memories while facing a team challenge under the fall colors or strapping on snowshoes to explore the Camp perimeter trail, there are activities that can be tailored to meet your group’s needs and goals.
Through Camp North Homes experiences, youth and adults can have fun, create memories, step out of their comfort zones and gain confidence!
ADVENTURE ACTIVITIES & OUTDOOR SKILLS
CREATIVE AND SCIENCE BASED LESSONS
- Nature based art projects
- Creative writing
- Tree, plant and animal identification
- Music, dance or skit creation
TEAM AND SELF-CONFIDENCE BUILDING
- Trust building challenges
- Team building games
- Service-learning projects
ALL YEAR PROGRAM OPTIONS
HIGH ROPES CHALLENGE COURSE!
Just built in winter of 2018, the Camp North Homes Ropes Course is a challenging outdoor personal development and team building activity. With low elements 5 feet off the ground, and optional high course elements 25—30 feet off the ground, the Ropes Course supports participants to "challenge by choice" by moving out of their individual comfort zone and go further than they ever thought possible. A Ropes Course experience invites participants to:
- Learn to accept and understand emotions
- Build self-confidence
- Develop problem solving, decision making, and risk assessment skills – all of which empower us to reach personal goals
- Recognize challenge as an opportunity to learn and grow
- Respect one another through encouraging and positive talk while learning to work together effectively as a community
- Recognize that the skills and concepts learned on the ropes course translate to our everyday lives
Designed and built by ABEE Inc., our Camp North Homes Ropes Course conforms to all National Association of Challenge Course Technology (ACCT) Standards, ensuring the highest quality course available. All facilitators on the Ropes Course are Challenge Course Certified through ABEE Inc.
OTHER ACTIVITIES AVAILABLE YEAR-ROUND:
- Survival Skills
- Shelter building
- Fire building
- Team-building and trust-building challenges
- Service learning projects
- Tree, plant, and animal identification
- Woodworking and other nature-based art projects
- And much more!
WARM WEATHER PROGRAM OPTIONS
CANOEING • SWIMMING • FISHING • ARCHERY
WINTER PROGRAM OPTIONS
COMPASS SUMMER PROGRAM (CTSS)
IMPORTANT LIFE SKILLS
NORTH HOMES CONTINUUM AT CAMP
Sue has rich experiences of the wilderness stemming from her many years as a Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness guide and program director. Sue has spent many years working with youth in a variety of backgrounds such as a special education teacher, an outdoor education professional and much more. She has a knack for matching energy and reading her group to ensure a valuable experience. Hardworking and hilarious, try to keep up with Sue as she facilitates your group’s next experience at Camp! Look to the sky on a weekend and you might see Sue enjoying her new found love of flying.
WELLNESS COORDINATOR AND FACILITATOR
Eric combines a background in wellness, coaching and strength training with a patient and fun personality that engages groups easily in activities. His ability to create a safe and supportive space makes him an ideal facilitator for your group’s next adventure!
35520 691st Lane
Hill City, MN 55748