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:


Camp_Benedict
For families infected or affected by HIV/AIDS

June 6 - 10, 2016

Down Syndrome Foundation
For children with Down Syndrome

June 12 - 16, 2016

Camp Odayin
For children with heart disease

Chippewa (Grades 1 - 5)
July 11 - 15, 2016

Flambeau (Grades 6 - 8)
July 18 - 22, 2016

Namekagon (Grades 9 - 11)
July 25 - 29, 2016

Camp_Discovery
For children with skin disease

"Little Pine" Junior Camp
June 19 - June 24, 2016

"Big Trout" Teen Camp
July 3 - 8 , 2016

Autism Society of Minnesota
For children on the Autism spectrum

Autism I Camp (Boys 18 - 21, Girls 18+)

June 26 - July 1, 2016

Autism II Camp (Boys 14 - 17)
July 31 - August 5, 2016

Autism III Camp (Boys 22+)
August 7 - 12, 2016

Autism IV Camp (Boys 9-14, Girls 9 - 17)
August 14 - 19, 2016

Minneapolis Community Group

September 5 - 9

To register your camper, please contact the appropriate partner organization.