Fishing For Life

A nonprofit organization

$2,420 raised by 26 donors

40% complete

$6,000 Goal

Fishing for Life serves youth, families, veterans & communities through fishing and outdoor programs.

Fishing is something that nearly everyone can do -- but not everyone gets the opportunity.  Fishing for Life exists to provide that opportunity by serving youth, families, veterans, and communities through fishing and outdoor programs.

We can’t do this by ourselves, and we need your help!  Your monetary gift will help us give a youth or a veteran (or child of a veteran) an opportunity to fish, hunt and connect with others in the great outdoors!


Thanks to YOUR time and support! 

We continue to increase our effectiveness and programming where it counts most: offering our time and ministry to the youth, families, and soldiers we serve through our outdoor programs. Much of this growth was due to our commitment to plan and organize well, our committed, talented staff, and our volunteers and partnering with organizations.

Here's a snapshot of our growth in 2022:

We manage to do between 75-80 events each year, we serve 1,000's of youth, families and veterans throughout the year during these events.

Reel 'Em In Program: We had smaller rebuild days this summer and still managed to give away hundreds of rods, reels, and tackle boxes.

Youth Fishing and Hunting Camps: This year we had 16 full overnight camps and day camps & 4 hunting camps.

Veteran Programing: This year we had 8 successful veteran events including fishing and hunting.

NextGEN Program: We continue to train in more NextGEN guides and are currently working to link NextGEN kids with the guides.  

Our men's ministry had over 55 men come to our fall retreat this year at Mount Carmel on Lake Carlos and our newer women's group will be heading to the same location October 14th-16th.

Our banquet will take place next Spring, March 11th, 2022. Save the Date & Join Us!

We Still Need YOUR Help!  Despite this whirlwind of a year, it still takes resources to keep the hamster wheel moving. We appreciate all those that have given to our organization throughout the year. We hope to continue our mission in 2022-2023.

Might you be willing to fill in the gap?

Please consider a year-end charitable donation to Fishing for Life –  no donation is too small or too great! We are honored by your support!


Our specialty camp programs are experiencing explosive growth in the last year.  Here are a few testimonials from campers:

From the parents and guardians:

Fishing for Life has has provided our high school son an opportunity to pursue his passion for fishing while exploring the biblical truths contained in God's word.  As a resident of the Brainerd Lakes Area, we have come to find that the combination of fishing and bible teaching is a great way for our boys to experience first hand the wonders of God's creation and His plan for their lives.  We look forward to the many opportunities for our oldest son as he begins to prepare for life outside of our home and are grateful for the mentorship and positive life-long relationships developed through the staff and fellow campers of Fishing for Life.~Steve W.

I am so grateful for FFL. My grandson just loves it. He loves fishing and more importantly has had the guidance of Godly men.  After his last day trip, he was so happy. He told me he never met a fisherman he didn’t like. He really liked Cody and told me he wanted to be like him when he grows up. That Sunday morning Robert didn’t want to go to church. I reminded him that Cody would be going to church. He immediately got ready without a problem, FFL has been an answer to prayer. ~Teri B.

 Thank you so much for this amazing opportunity for our boys! They have been so excited every day to come home and share their stories. With all the uncertainty right now it has been a blessing for them to be able to be on the lake, making friends and enjoying a passion/sport while learning! ~Chris & Laura H.

Organization Data


Organization name

Fishing For Life

Tax id (EIN)



Education Environment Animals Faith Children & Family Community Volunteer Sports


PO Box 19320
Minneapolis, MN 55419


651 324 2310

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