Kinship Activities

Why does Kinship host activities


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.

Who can attend?


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. 

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Upcoming Kinship Activities

Fishing on Lake Beauty


Thursday, June 20

5:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Historic Courthouse Parking Lot (west side)

What can beat a night on the lake?  Kinship will be headed to Lake Beauty for dinner at Lake Beauty Bible Camp followed by an evening of fishing on the lake.   

We will meet at the courthouse at 5:30 and then carpool to the lake (about 20 minutes west of Little Falls).  Feel free to bring your own tackle & life jacket or use Kinship's. 

Register ASAP by calling Kinship at 632-8806 or through the form below.  Please note if you need to use Kinship's fishing equipment.

Long Drive In



Thursday, June 27

7:30 PM - 11:30 PM

Historic Courthouse Parking Lot (west side)

Kinship youth and mentors are heading to Long Prairie for a fun night at the Long Drive In!  The first movie (Toy Story 4) doesn't start until sundown, but we will be playing Kickball game along with enjoying the time together outdoors.  This event is open to the general public, but Kinship will have a "reserved" section to park (front left of concession stand).  Plan on either caravaning from the Kinship office at 7:30 PM or arriving at the theater by 8:30 PM.  

Kinship will cover the cost of tickets for our youth & mentors and will also provide a concession coupon.  Additional purchases are on your own.  You are welcome to invite family and friends, but their tickets / concessions are on their own.  There will be a second movie (which is included in your ticket price) which you are welcome to stay for, but most Kinship folks leave after the first movie is over (approx 11:00).

Please register by June 14th so we have an estimated count by calling Kinship at 632-8806 or through the form below. 

Sporting Clays & Wild Game Snacks



Thursday, July 18
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Historic Courthouse Parking Lot (west side)

Kinship is headed to Leblanc's Rice Creek Hunting & Recreation for an evening of sporting clays shooting.  This event will focus on shotgun shooting and is for Kinship youth age 12 and over and volunteers.  Planned events include a review on gun safety & shotgun shooting along with a fun round of sporting clays.  This is a great chance to experience shotgun shooting in a target shooting environment.

Matched Kinkids are highly encouraged to invite their mentors to attend as well. A Firearms Safety Certificate IS REQUIRED for Kinkids to attend.

Kinship will provide shotguns (if needed), ammo, eye & ear protection.  The evening will conclude with wild game hors d'euvres served by Rice Creek  This is an excellent opportunity to have fun with the lifelong sport of target shooting.  Please RSVP ASAP!  (No later than Friday, June 28th)

MN Twins vs. NY Yankees!


Wednesday, July 24

3:00 PM - Midnight

Historic Courthouse Parking Lot (west side)

Kinship youth and mentors are headed to Target Field to watch the Minnesota Twins take on the New York Yankees!  We will meet at the Historic Courthouse at 3:00 PM and then carpool to Big Lake where the group will then ride the train down to Target Field.  

Thank you to the MN Twins Community Fund for donating 50 tickets for us to attend.  We are going to a Wednesday game this year, so there are "Dollar Dogs" at the game, and you are always able to bring select food items to the game (click below).  Space is limited, so register ASAP by calling Kinship at 632-8806 or through the form below.

Information on bringing food to a twins game

KInship's Firearms Safety Course



Monday, August 5 (first night)
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Historic Courthouse Courtroom

Kinship is offering the DNR Firearm Certification course again this fall.  The course features classroom & multiple hands-on field days which will focus on safe gun practices, shooting .22’s, handguns, muzzleloaders, shotguns, archery, hunting scenarios, wildlife activities and more.  The course is open to youth age 11 and over, and also adults (mentors or parents).

This is an EXCELLENT, hands-on course that gives participants multiple opportunities to learn & practice safe gun handling & shooting.  Class size is limited.  Kinship youth have priority, with remaining spots open to youth from the general public.  Classes will be held on August 5, 12, 20, 22, 26 & 27 and also September 3, 5 & 10. Please RSVP through the activity registration link, or by calling 632-8806 ASAP!  

Activity Registration Form

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