Camps and Events

We have three amazing summer sites!

An incredible experience is waiting for children, youth, adults, and families this summer through Camp Minnesota, at one of our three sites: Kowakan Adventures, Koronis Ministries, or Northern Pines Camp.

Whether you stay for a day or a week, time spent at camp will positively impact your life! No matter which camp site or specific camp you choose, you’ll experience all of the traditional “must-have" summer camp favorites, like singing around the campfire, roasting marshmallows, hiking in beautiful pine forests, and swimming in cool blue lakes. Most importantly, all campers will experience Christ, Creation, and Community in the powerful and unique setting that only camp can provide.  Camp Minnesota welcomes United Methodists and non-United Methodists, alike.

Best. Summer. Ever.

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Koronis Ministries
Paynesville, Minnesota

Koronis is surrounded by 190 wooded acres on a picturesque lake. Facilities feature historic buildings and state-of-the-art conference amenities. Conference rooms and year-round camping facilities are a perfect fit for any event, from corporate off-sites and weddings, to camps, retreats or outings for all ages, youth to adult. 

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Northern Pines Camp
Park Rapids, Minnesota

Northern Pines is situated on a 40-acre pine-wood site on the east shore of Fish Hook Lake near the headwaters of the Mississippi River and Itasca State Park. The grounds are ideal for family gatherings, church events (we welcome all denominations), meetings, community groups, special-interest groups, and weddings.

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Join us for Northern Pines Spring Work Day: May 19, 2019! Click for details
                                                                                           Join us for Northern Pines All Camp Reunion: August 30-September 2, 2019! 


Kowakan Adventures
Ely, Minnesota

Based out of Camp Kowakan near the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, Kowakan Adventures is committed to providing groups a great wilderness camping experience. Visitors can use Kowakan as a base camp for their own trip or ask the staff to outfit and guide a trip.

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 Summer 2019 Curriculum: Peace Works

 This summer at Camp Minnesota provides a wonder-filled opportunity for campers.

Peace is a prayer for some and a life’s work for others. It’s a blessing we share and a longing within each of our hearts. Scripture is filled with stories of peace and justice, and camp is the perfect place to share them. Peace isn’t always easy, but it’s always worth the effort; because we know that peace works!

Peace Works, the newest summer camp curriculum resource from InsideOut, provides a fun, enriching, spiritual, and biblically based camp experience for campers of all ages. From Bible studies about the biblical call for justice and peacemaking, to learning about how other cultures name and express peace around the world, Peace Works will educate and empower campers to become peacemakers in their communities. Creative arts projects such as peace cranes and peace poles will help campers express their personal hopes for peace and connect them to larger movements for peace around the world.


 Campers will:

  • Explore scripture—what it says and what it means for them.
  • Experience a wide variety of activities that develop the Peace Works theme, helping campers live out the Bible teachings in              Christian community.
  • Express through worship and song their joy and commitment to live in the Spirit. 

 Camper Safety is Top Priority  

Camper health and safety and overall program quality are very important to us, and very important to parents. ACA is a rigorous accreditation process that helps us go above and beyond with our commitment to providing you with the best experience possible.
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