Kinship hosts group mentoring activity throughout the year. These activities are planned to provide an opportunity for all Kinkids (matched or unmatched) and volunteers to get together and to enjoy conversation, constructive interaction and fellowship. Kinship sponsored activities are an excellent way for our matches to share experiences together, along with other Kinship matches. Unmatched Kinkids and volunteers benefit from the activities as they are "matched up" just for that activity; benefiting from their temporary friendship.
Activities have a wide variety of topics, and are either educational, recreational or community-service oriented (or a combination). A few examples include canoeing, fishing, baking Christmas goodies, going to a baseball game and a Veterans Program. Below are pictures highlighting Kinship's recent group mentoring activities.
Kinship group activities are open only to Kinship youth and screened adult volunteers unless otherwise stated, providing a positive mentoring experience for all.
Adults interested in becoming a group mentor at Kinship activities must complete the same screening process as our 1:1 & family mentors.
Tuesday, June 23rd
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Soo Line Trail (Hwy 10)
Join us for a fun evening of biking on the Soo Line Trail from Hwy 10 to Bowlus and back. The six mile (one way) ride is on a tar path built on the old railroad bed, so it is a low grade (pleasant, not hilly) ride. A light dinner will be provided at Jordie’s Trail Side Café in Bowlus.
We will be meeting at the trailhead on the east side of Hwy 10 (approximately 5 miles south of Little Falls) at 5:30 PM SHARP & will conclude at the same location at 8:30 PM. You are responsible to get yourself and your bike to and from the trailhead. Helmets are highly encouraged.
Please RSVP through the form below or by calling Kinship at (320) 632-8806 by June 5th. This is a space limited activity.
Thursday, August 6th
5:00 - 10:00 PM
Rideshare - Historic Courthouse
Kinship is returning to LBBC for an evening full of adventure & fellowship! Options for the evening are still tentative, but may include waterfront activities, horseback riding, high ropes, zipline, bonfire, laser tag & more. We will begin with a dinner together & end with smores by a campfire! A limited number of youth / adults can arrive earlier for a couple of hours of pontoon fishing on the lake!
Please RSVP through the form below or by calling Kinship at (320) 632-8806 by June 30th. This is a space limited activity.
Thursday, July 23rd
To Be Determined
This is a date-holder:) The Long Drive In isn’t sure on movie selection yet for July and the weather will dictate the canoeing conditions. Regardless, mark down the night. Maybe there will be a third option by then!
Tuesday, October 13th
5:00 - 7:00 PM
Kinship's 21st Annual Soup & Chili Cook-off Fundraiser has been rescheduled for October 13th. Many Kinship matches, youth & mentors will be asked to volunteer at the Cook-off. It takes a lot of hands! There is a separate page with more information, but know that it is a great evening of fun competition, great food, fellowship with family & friends, and a great fundraiser!
Kinship youth age 11 (as of 8/3/2020) are invited & encouraged to sign up for Kinship’s “FIREARM SAFETY” program. In a nutshell, we will be offering the DNR Firearm Certification Course featuring classroom & multiple hands-on field days which will consist of learning safe gun handling, shooting .22’s, handguns, muzzleloaders, shotguns, archery, hunting scenarios, wildlife activities and more. Kinship intentionally keeps the number of participants low (about 15) to maximize the experience for you.
The dates are August 3, 10, 11, 25, 27 & 31 along with September 1st, all from 5:30 - 8:30 PM. You must attend all of the sessions. If you are interested, please RSVP ASAP using the form below or by calling Kinship at (320) 632-8806 as space is limited.
The course is open to Kinship youth first, with remaining spots open to the general public. As a note, this is a great adventure for matches to take on together! Note: this course is pending DNR re-opening FAS courses.