Summer Camp

Boy and Counselor

Camps at Camp Knutson


Children with special needs benefit from having a fun-filled camp experience while connecting with other young people who may share similar health, emotional, and social concerns.

Camp Knutson was donated in 1953 by Minnesota Congressman Harold Knutson to be used as a summer retreat for "neglected, unfortunate, deprived and handicapped children."

Today the purpose of the camp has been expanded and currently serves:


Down Syndrome Foundation Down Syndrome Camp For children with Down Syndrome
June 15 - 19
Camp Odayin

Camp Odayin for children with heart disease 
July 14 - 18 (Flambeau: Ages 14 - 15)
July 21 - 25 (Namekagon: Ages 16 - 17)
Aug.    4 - 8     (Chippewa: Ages 8 - 11)
Aug.  11 - 15  (Nokasippi: Ages 11 - 13)

Camp_Discovery

Camp Discovery for children with skin disease 
June 22 - June 27  "Little Pine" Junior Camp
July 6 - 11 "Big Trout" Teen Camp

Autism Society of Minnesota Camp Hand in Hand for children on the autism spectrum 
June 29 -  July 4 (boys and girls 19 - 25)
July 27 - Aug. 1   (boys 13 - 18)
Aug. 17 - 22    (boys 9 - 12 and girls 9 - 18)
Camp_Benedict Camp Benedict for families infected or affected by HIV/AIDS  
June 9 - 13