2017 Twin Cities Legacy Camp
We were deeply moved by the young people who attended our Twin Cities Legacy Camp in 2017. The leaders were – and continue to be – a powerful testament to the community’s rich diversity and leadership. Diversity was expressed in perspective, race and culture, including 9 ethnicities and races with 13 languages spoken among participants.
“Natural Leaders Training isn’t something that was done to us. It is something we are creating; it’s ours. I see more leaders developing out of this. Thanks for seeing us!”
Sun Ray Library librarian and Young Mentors Group Leader, Saint Paul, MN
Twin Cities Regional Legacy Camp
Over the past 2 years, Twin Cities Regional Legacy Camp has been evolving with deep investment in and by the community. What began as a C&NN-led training is now being driven and facilitated by Natural Leaders in the Saint Paul and Minneapolis area, in connection with Cities Connecting Children to Nature (CCCN), an initiative of the City of Saint Paul, C&NN and the National League of Cities to expand nature access in low-income communities. Saint Paul’s CCCN team helps guide Twin Cities Legacy Camp leaders in developing training and action plans that are relevant to the community. Camps also provide access to nature-based internships through CCCN community partners.
2018 Legacy Camp: Apply now!
C&NN returns to the Twin Cities for a second Regional Legacy Camp in partnership with Urban Roots, Sun Ray Library’s Young Mentors Group, the City of Saint Paul Cities Connecting Children to Nature initiative and a host of community-based partners. Legacy Camp will take place Friday, April 27 through Sunday, April 29 at Camp St. Croix. Transportation will be provided and there is no cost to attend camp. Twin Cities leaders between the ages of 18 and 26 who are interested in connecting to nature, developing their leadership skills and taking action in their communities are invited to apply. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until spots are filled.
Supporters & Partners
Twin Cities Regional Legacy Camp is made possible with support from REI and U.S. Bank. Collaborating partners include the City of Saint Paul, Neighborhood House, Right Track, Urban Roots, U.S. Fish and Wildlife and Young Mentors Group at the Sun Ray Library.