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True Friends Programs and Services: COVID-19 Update

True Friends has been receiving a variety of questions regarding the impact COVID-19 (coronavirus) may have on our programs and services.

Following the MN state mandate, all True Friends locations are closed and services have been suspended until the “Stay at Home” order comes to a tentative close on May 4, 2020.

Unless noted below, all programs and services will be suspended through May 4, 2020. True Friends may tentatively resume onsite operations on Tuesday, May 5:

  • The retreat program, Conference and Retreat, has suspended services until May 17.
  • The team building program, Team Quest, has suspended all services until May 17.
  • Volunteer services is suspending volunteer opportunities until June 1.

True Friends will continue to follow the directions and protocols set by the CDC and WHO, as well as state and local agencies. If you have program specific questions or needs, please reach out to our staff who are working remotely to prepare for when program and services are back up and running again.

If you have any general questions or concerns please call 952.852.0101, Monday – Friday from 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. ,or reach out to us via email at info@truefriends.org.

Thank you. We look forward to seeing you soon!

John LeBlanc, President and CEO

About Us

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Whether for crafting, a workshop, or just plain fun, groups like yours have been gathering for years at the inspiring, relaxing and creative spaces of True Friends Conference & Retreat Centers.

Staff Hiring & Training

True Friends is committed to providing all our program participants and staff with a safe and high-quality experience. Our process to hire staff begins with partnering with reputable local, national, and international organizations to find individuals best suited for the settings in which we provide services. Once the individual has applied, an average application process includes pre-screens, interviews, reference checks and background checks. Then, once the individual is hired, she/he must complete several hours of online and in-person training.

To learn more about the specific hiring and training requirements of each program or service please call 952.852.0101.

Open year-round, our inviting cabins and variety of meeting spaces can fit nearly any style of gathering. Take advantage of our beautiful wooded lakeside locations. Escape the daily grind with hiking trails, campfires and many other outdoor activities followed by delicious home-cooked meals. Our friendly and accommodating staff will meet your needs with customized planning. We have great ideas and suggestions for any style or type of event, from low-key to high-energy!

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Did you know?

When you stay with us, you’re also supporting programs for children and adults with disabilities, simply by choosing True Friends.

Contact Details

10509 108th St. NW
Annandale, MN 55302

Tel: 952.852.0104
Toll Free: 800.450.8376
Fax: 952.852.0123

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Participant

To be so close to our homes in the metro but feel so far away from "it all" was an amazing experience.

Akin Adeniyi, Deeper Life Church

We had a wonderful time at our weekend convention. I want to thank Gina our host and the staff at your kitchen. We've used various facilities but yours is distinct. We thank you for giving us such great service.

Confirmation Leader

Everyone loved Camp Friendship. Being close to the cities makes it a very convenient location.

Mill End Quilters

The lighting was great with easy loading and unloading – perfect for our age group. Very pleased. Everything was perfect.

Fr. Joseph

Thank you to all the staff. Our event was a huge success thanks to your hard work! We look forward to coming out again!

A Crafter

I was amazed! The cabin was beautiful with all the knotty pine and great natural light with all the windows.

Returning Guest

The food was excellent - very creative and tasty with many veggies & fruit. Very helpful, courteous staff. Thank you!

St. Timothy’s Leader

Anything I needed was retrieved or made for me. The staff and facilities were excellent.

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