Is your family, group, or ministry team looking for a place to hold your next gathering? Your United Methodist camps would LOVE to be that place! Come stay with us for a time apart to experience Christ, Creation, and Community. Each year, more groups are finding our facilities and technology, food service, programming, and warm hospitality to be the perfect complement to their time together.
A reminder that all clergy and their household families are welcome to stay at any of our United Methodist Camp and Retreat Centers at low to no cost. Discounts may be available, as well, for those groups doing volunteer work projects at the camp. There are always special projects to do around camp that could use your help!
Your safety during your retreat is important to us. Each site is accredited by the American Camp Association (ACA). The ACA is the only safety standard setting body for resident camps and retreat centers in the United States and strengthens our programs, staffing, and facilities. Our staff continues to pay close attention to COVID-19 community spread levels and CDC safety guidance and recommendations. Retreat group leaders will be informed prior to arrival of any COVID-19 related special requirements.
For questions or information about getaway options for your family or group, opportunities for work teams, safety concerns, and availability, please contact the campsites directly.
Northern Pines Camp offers a unique environment for your meetings, conferences, retreats or special events. Whether it’s a church group outing, band camp or a wedding, we have several options to accommodate your group. Large or small, we’ll work with you to meet your needs.
Our Retreat Center offers a beautiful lakeside setting for your group retreat, with lodging to suit every taste, group size, and budget - from the full amenities of hotel-style rooms and lovely lakefront cottages to the simple comforts of dorm-style lodges or rustic camp cabins. Our facility accommodates up to 200 guests in October-April and 300+ guests in May-September. We specialize in giving each group the facilities, services and support they need to ensure a great experience.
2402 Old County 18, Ely, MN 55731
phone: 320-243-4544 (Koronis)
A 40 acre base camp, KoWaKan Adventures is on the edge of the Boundary Water Canoe Area Wilderness. Located east of Ely, MN on Section 12 Lake, KoWaKan is an ideal location for youth groups, families and individuals to enjoy a quiet, primitive wilderness setting with options for staff support, lodging (wall tents with cots for 48, rustic tent space), equipment rentals, day trips into the Boundary Water Canoe Area Wilderness and program leadership.
The Lake. The Pine Forest. The Boundary Waters. Three distinct and beautiful locations. Many reasons to gather together.