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Spirit of Voyageur

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Join us in supporting Voyageur’s critical work to provide an impactful, high-quality outdoor experience for the young people we serve.

Boys & Girls Clubs of the Twin Cities youth look forward to spending time at the Voyageur Environmental Center in Mound, MN every summer where they can build new friendships, learn new outdoor skills, experience the wonders of nature, and make lifelong memories. We hope you will join us in supporting Voyageur’s critical work to provide an impactful, high-quality outdoor experience by donating to our Spirit of Voyageur campaign, running through July 15!

With the COVID-19 pandemic, civil unrest in the Twin Cities, as well as racial trauma that young people at the Boys & Girls Clubs continue to experience, it has become increasingly evident why safe outdoor programming at Voyageur is so critical for young people this year: time spent outdoors is a powerful tool for building positive physical, mental, and emotional health in the youth we serve.

According to the American Camp Association:

  • Campers develop relationship skills, appreciation for others’ differences, independence, responsibility, emotional regulation skills, and an affinity for nature
  • Campers feel more prepared for school and the workplace
  • Campers feel that the people at camp—their peers and camp staff—are the most powerful source of lasting learning

With your support, we are impacting hundreds of young lives each year at Voyageur— creating an environment of restoration, healing, and exploration! Remember, Spirit of Voyageur donations through July 15 will support Voyageur’s critical work to provide a safe outdoor space for Club kids and teens to heal and grow. Thank you for supporting the Voyageur Environmental Center!

Nevaeh’s Story

Nevaeh’s Story

Nevaeh, a Club alumni, has taken several trips to Voyageur and has reflected on her experience attending the Voyageur Teen Leadership Conference with gratitude. Her time at Voyageur has given her confidence, a strong voice, and leadership skills. Camp Voyageur was...

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Little Earth’s Spring Overnight Visit

Little Earth’s Spring Overnight Visit

The Little Earth Boys & Girls Club took an overnight trip to Voyageur this spring, with 20 Club youth and staff members. Their time at Voyageur was fun, refreshing, and intentional: Club youth talked through important issues they are facing today by participating...

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Waverly’s Story

Waverly’s Story

Waverly, a current Mt. Airy staff member, has experienced Voyageur as both a staff member and a long-time Club member. Waverly has had many transformative camp experiences over the years, and has reflected on how Voyageur provides a space for her to explore nature and...

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