At Shriners Hospitals for Children — Twin Cities, our care extends far beyond the hospital walls. Our staff members organize events and partners with a number of community organizations to provide opportunities for children to explore and grow their potential – inside and outside the hospital.
Patients and families are notified of our major events – such as camps and prom - through the mail, as well as on our hospital’s Facebook page. For smaller events, such as in-hospital holiday celebrations that are planned for current in-patients of the hospital, we do not send mailings.
Our Twin Cities Shriners Hospital also provides camp opportunities for current patients (see descriptions below). Informational mailings regarding camp schedules and registration are sent to current patients prior to camp each year. To learn more about camps, please contact the child life department at 612-596-6135 or email.
Camp Achieve is a day camp for patients who have a limb deficiency.
Summer Camp Achieve is a week-long and is split into groups of patients ages 5–8 and 9–12. Summer campers participate in a wide variety of adventure activities and challenges.
Winter Camp Achieve is a one day camp offered for patients 5–12 years old. Winter campers participate in a winter adventure activity.
Camp Bravo is an acting camp for patients who have any diagnosis between the ages of 5 and 13. Campers spend a week practicing and learning lines and choreography leading up to a final performance.
Camp Real World is a transition camp for patients who have any diagnosis and are 16–20 years old. Camp Real World is an overnight camp focusing on transitioning care from Shriners Hospitals for Children to adult care in the near future.
Camp Splash is a swimming camp for patients who have any diagnosis and are 1–18 years old. Campers participate in a weeklong day camp in our therapy pool located with instructors from Foss Swim School here at the hospital.
No Boundaries Sports Camp is a day camp for patients 5–12 years old who would be eligible to use an adaptive wheelchair for sports. The camp is hosted in conjunction with Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Center and participants try a variety of adaptive sports.
Prom is a one-night event for patients with any diagnosis who are 15–18 years old. A one day prom store is held at the hospital prior to prom where attendees are able to choose from a large selection of formal wear and have minor alterations made at no charge. On the day of prom, attendees can sign up for complimentary hair, makeup and nail appointments at the prom venue.