Welcome to your outdoor experience

Year-round outdoor educational and recreational experience for people of all ages with cognitive and developmental disabilities.

Cultivating self-confidence and self-esteem through outdoor education and recreation for 53 years

People achieve self-confidence and self-esteem though active “hands-on” activities and participation in a variety of outdoor experiences. Programs like archery, cross-country skiing, and fishing—just to mention a few—allow our Campers to challenge their limits and prove to the most IMPORTANT person of all, themselves, what they are capable of.

Upcoming Events

Gull Lake Frozen Fore Cartoon Weekend

The Gull Lake Frozen Fore Winter Weekend takes place in the Brainerd Lakes Area on Hole-in-the-Day Bay each February. This three-day celebration of all things winter brings together a weekend of activities and fun for adults. From snow golfing, to live music, to dancing on a frozen lake, this weekend is unlike any other!

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Meet Simon, our newest addition to the Nature Center! 🐍
Join the Confidence Learning Center ‘Floppers’ as we jump in Gull Lake to raise money for our Program and Campers on February 24th at 7PM!

There are two ways to support us: sponsor one of our 'Floppers' with a donation using the link below, OR join our team by contacting us and putting 'Gull Lake Frozen Flop' in the subject line.

Find out more here ---->www.campconfidence.com/event/gull-lake-frozen-flop/

I love taking my clients to the activities that the Confidence Learning Center have available and the cabins they rent out are nice and clean. So many things for people to do! They work with adults,children and families that have disabilities both physical and mental diminished capacity. I feel the attention,help and involvement the staff give is awesome! They also do fund raising activities that helps run the facility! Truly a beautiful place and people!

Joe Porter

Ready to start your adventure?

Each trip to camp may be a new and unique experience or a building block based on previous trips. We have eight unique cabins to choose from.


Feel free to contact us with questions about camping, events, volunteering or other comments.

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