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Program Details


Activities Offered
  • Biking
  • Camp
  • Canoeing
  • Various Recreational Activities
  • Accessible by Public Transportation: No

  • Transportation Provided by the Program: No


Courage North Summer Camp Programs:
Lead with Courage - For Deaf and Hard of Hearing Youth and Teens
Courage North - Seven days, July 27�Aug 3, 2009 - Ages 7 to 17

Enjoy a fun-filled week of traditional camp activities such as sailing, fishing, swimming, canoeing, kayaking, digital photography, nature and environmental studies, arts and crafts, and overnight camping. In addition to having fun, campers learn social and leadership skills and gain independence in a safe mentoring environment. Staff includes students from Gallaudet University and Rochester Institute of Technology for the Deaf. The program format has changed this year with a shorter regular session and the option of an additional five-day Boundary Waters canoe trip, Aug. 3-7.

  • A Forum on Life
    Courage North - Seven days - June 11-18, 2009 - Ages 18 and older

    A new session for adults with Aspergers syndrome. Have fun while learning social and life skills, and then apply these new skills immediately in real-life situations. Morning classes focus on understanding verbal and non-verbal communication. Participate in resume writing and practice job interviews, and work on improving time management. Afternoons are filled with all the usual fun camp activities. After dinner, speakers and discussions allow informal networking and time to hang out with friends.

  • A Vacation for Adults
    Courage North - Seven days - July 9-16, 2009 - Ages 18 and older

    Relax and enjoy the beauty of the Minnesota north woods and lakes. Campers may choose from an array of activities � swimming, sailing, fishing, boating, swimming, nature, crafts and more. Evenings are all-camp events. Trained staff members provide personal care and assist with activities. Full - applications being accepted for the waiting list.

  • Brain Gains
    Courage North - Seven days - June 11-18, 2009 - Ages 18 and older

    Work on improving life skills, independence and quality of life while enjoying the beauty of Minnesota�s north woods and lakes. Led by experienced therapists, this session is designed to teach campers the tools needed to improve organizational and social skills. Trained camp staff members provide physical care and assistance to campers in managing daily activities. Campers use their new skills while having fun at camp. Evening programs are all-camp events. Full Cost: $1,225

  • Handiham Radio Camp
    Courage North - Seven days - Aug. 16-23, 2009 - Ages 16 and older

    Enjoy a week of Ham radio fun and learning. Make new friends while building an on-air community that continues after you leave Radio Camp. Get a first Ham radio license or upgrade a current one, or learn new operating skills. Keep abreast of the latest technology, including assistive technology. Wireless internet access is available. Instructors are experienced amateur radio operators from throughout the nation. Trained staff members provide personal care assistance. And, we leave plenty of time to take a break from studying and enjoy traditional camp activities. Contact Nancy Meydell for an application, 763.520.0512.

  • A Mini-Vacation for Adults
    Courage North - Five days - Aug. 7�12, 2009 - Ages 18 and older

    Enjoy the beauty of Northern Minnesota�s woods and lakes. Campers can participate in activities such as fishing, kayaking, canoeing, sailing and boating, biking and hiking, and field trips to Itasca State Park. Evening activities include fun theme events and time to visit with friends. Programming is coordinated by staff members who are either deaf or hard of hearing or who are skilled in American Sign Language. Our staffing ratio is 1:6. Campers need to be physically independent.