Packs and Paddles 2023

Feb 3, 2023Events, Support, Volunteer

Kids Need Camp.

How can we help young people build resilience? How can we help them experience peace? In a world of ever-increasing division, how can we foster deep and meaningful connections?

Send them camping.

There’s something powerful that happens when a small group of thoughtful people gathers together under the stars, around a fire. Deep and lasting bonds are formed when they work together to overcome challenges…like paddling through rapids to get to their next campsite or gathering enough firewood to be able to cook dinner.

Our campers tell us over and over again how impactful their experiences at Amnicon have been. Last year, Maisee told us “I feel better about going to school and church now because I know I have real friends there, and I know they accept me for me.” Priscilla told us, “I learned I am persistent and fearless. I am very proud of myself. I kept going when I was tired and overcame my fears.”

Kids NEED these kinds of edifying, healing, and empowering experiences.

We are honored to help make these experiences happen, but we cannot do it without your support.

Packs & Paddles

Benefit Fundraiser

May 7th, 2023

The Aerie @ Dodge Nature Center

(Venue Info & Directions Below)

2-4 PM

Can’t make it in person?

You can still support Amnicon’s campers!

Make a donation or purchase a Golden Drawing Ticket today.

Join us at The Aerie!

Our Venue:

The Aerie @ Dodge Nature Center


1701 Charlton Street

West St. Paul, MN

This address is unique for the Farm Center – if using your phone/navigation system for directions, please enter the address above; DO NOT search “Dodge Nature Center”

You can help make Packs & Paddles happen!

Donate an Auction Item

We are searching for high quality, exciting items to put into our Silent Auction. We would specifically love:

  • A gift card to your favorite restaraunt in the TC area
  • Homebrewed beer, mead, cider, or wine
  • Handcrafted items
  • Experiences such as theater tickets or hotel stays

Click the image to contact us about donating an Auction Item

Volunteer at the Event

It always takes a team to accomplish anything worthwhile. There’s lots of ways you can help out at Packs & Paddles!

  • Help guests check in & out
  • Facilitate the technology
  • Setting up & tearing down
  • Selling raffle tickets
  • and more!

Click the image to contact us about volunteering at Packs & Paddles!

Donate Financially

At Amnicon, your gifts never go to waste. Every gift of any amount makes an impact, and it feels good to know that you made a difference.

Click the image to give today!

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