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. 

Become a volunteer

Upcoming Kinship Activities

Crappie Fishing


Date / Time / Location TBD

Rumor is that when the ice goes out certain lakes, there is a window of time when the crappies bite so crazy they just leap right in your boat!  How about Kinship youth & mentors get in on that this spring!

The timing on this activity totally depends on the weather and the fish, but if you are interested, SIGN UP.  

We most likely won't give much lead time when a date /time it set (estimated to be late April - mid May) .  Also, if you have a boat and are interested to SCOUT ahead of time and/or captain a boat on the Kinship outing, please sign up ASAP!

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. 

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

Activity Registration Form

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