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January 2018

About the 2018 Season at Pilgrim Point Camp & Retreats

Friday, January 19 - Saturday, September 1

The 2018 Season at Pilgrim Point Camp & Retreats “Sowing Beauty, Sowing Life” We are delighted to share the plans for the upcoming season at Pilgrim Point Camp & Retreats. You are invited to spend time apart from the regular rhythm of life and experience the wonder and beauty afforded by both the natural space of Pilgrim Point and the communities that form there throughout the season. During 2018, campers and retreat participants will explore the theme, “Sowing Beauty, Sowing…

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March 2018

2018 Winter High School Youth Event

Friday, March 9 - Sunday, March 11
Luther Crest Camp , 8231 County Road 11 NE
Alexadria, MN 56308 United States
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This year's theme: Becoming Yourself: 6 Qualities for Spiritual and Personal Formation Beloved, valued, strong, gifted, beautiful, enough. These are a few words that describe who we really are as God’s beloved creation. But do these words really describe how we truly see ourselves or who we understand ourselves to be? How can we come closer to seeing ourselves the way God loves us? Pastor Sheri Nelson from First Congregational UCC in New York Mills, will lead participants through a weekend…

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May 2018

Spring Middle School Youth Event 

Friday, May 4 - Sunday, May 6
Pilgrim Point Camp, 2059 Pilgrim Point Road NW Alexandria, MN 56308
Alexadria, MN 56308 United States
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6 Qualities for Spiritual and Personal Formation How do we interpret ourselves compared to how God loves us? Led by Pastor Sheri Nelson from First Congregational UCC in New York Mills, participants will experience Scripture readings, videos, and art, creating opportunities to connect with God at the intersection of the inward and outward journeys of faith, life, and leadership. Hans Peterson, also a returning favorite, will provide musical leadership for the weekend.

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Sowing Stillness Retreat

Tuesday, May 15 - Thursday, May 17
Pilgrim Point Camp, 2059 Pilgrim Point Road NW Alexandria, MN 56308
Alexadria, MN 56308 United States
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This contemplative retreat is built for adults to spend time exploring deeper prayer and meditation practices, surrounded by our peaceful camp setting. Richard Bruxvoort Colligan returns to lead this retreat, sharing his pastoral gifts of music and presence.

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OWL Adult Training

Friday, May 18 - Sunday, May 20
Pilgrim Point Camp, 2059 Pilgrim Point Road NW Alexandria, MN 56308
Alexadria, MN 56308 United States

Our Whole Lives, the comprehensive sexuality curriculum created and supported by the UCC and UUA, relies on trained facilitators to bring it to life in local congregations. This training will be for adults, 21 and older, who are sponsored by their congregations to become facilitators of the 7-9/10-12 or Young Adult portions of this curriculum.

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Sowing Justice Retreat

Tuesday, May 22 - Thursday, May 24
Pilgrim Point Camp, 2059 Pilgrim Point Road NW Alexandria, MN 56308
Alexadria, MN 56308 United States
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We will partner once again with Minnesota Interfaith Power and Light, this time to explore justice issues surrounding how our local food is grown and harvested. Based on our youth mission week from summer of 2017, this learning will include travelling to two farm sites to provide a deeper experience. Be prepared to do some light farm work and wear clothing appropriate for the season.

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June 2018

Deaf Family and Friends Camp

Sunday, June 17 - Friday, June 22
Pilgrim Point Camp, 2059 Pilgrim Point Road NW Alexandria, MN 56308
Alexadria, MN 56308 United States
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We are pleased to partner again for this family camp for the deaf and hard-of-hearing community! The goal of this camp is to bring together grandparents, parents and siblings of Deaf children who use ASL to meet and socialize with other families from all over Minnesota. Great bonding and lots of outdoor fun! Directed by deaf adults for families with deaf children. ALL ASL levels welcome! Partners in providing programming this year include “Family Dynamics” by Matthew Barclay, MSEd, LCPC…

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 Affirming Beauty, Affirming Life — Sexuality Retreat

Thursday, June 28 - Sunday, July 1
Pilgrim Point Camp, 2059 Pilgrim Point Road NW Alexandria, MN 56308
Alexadria, MN 56308 United States
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We invite middle school students with their parents/caregivers to spend a four-day retreat immersed in workshops from the Our Whole Lives sexuality curriculum. Students will work in their own cohort while parents spend time learning about their role as sexuality educators and exploring topics around sexuality. Each evening we will gather as a whole and share what has been learned. Teens and parents will gain skills in having the hard and important conversations.

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July 2018

July Family Camp

Sunday, July 15 - Friday, July 20
Pilgrim Point Camp, 2059 Pilgrim Point Road NW Alexandria, MN 56308
Alexadria, MN 56308 United States
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This MN Conference sponsored camp invites families from across the state to join together for a week digging into our theme “Sowing Beauty, Sowing Life.” Richard Bruxvoort Colligan will be providing his musical ministry and our Summer Communities of Service interns will be leading activities and art. This camp is designed for intergenerational campers, nurturing faith formation for all ages.

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Affirming Beauty, Affirming Life — Family Retreat

Friday, July 27 - Sunday, July 29
Pilgrim Point Camp, 2059 Pilgrim Point Road NW Alexandria, MN 56308
Alexadria, MN 56308 United States
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This retreat is for families who have trans or gender nonconforming identified teens or children. Our goal for the weekend is to provide safe space to ask questions, network with other families, and time to play! Cedar Hill Therapy is partnering with us to provide therapeutic support and group leadership throughout our time together. We welcome all, wherever you are on your journey!

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Youth Camp

Sunday, July 29 - Friday, August 3
Pilgrim Point Camp, 2059 Pilgrim Point Road NW Alexandria, MN 56308
Alexadria, MN 56308 United States
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A perennial favorite for campers 6th-12th grade to gather to explore faith, make new friends, and have fun! Our “Sowing Beauty, Sowing Life” theme will invite us to dig more deeply into the meaning of gratitude and how it shapes our lives. Youth (or church) leaders make this camp possible, look for leader training in the spring!

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August 2018

Young Adult Retreat

Friday, August 3 - Saturday, August 4
Pilgrim Point Camp, 2059 Pilgrim Point Road NW Alexandria, MN 56308
Alexadria, MN 56308 United States
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Designed for young adults 18-25, this “Sowing Beauty, Sowing Life” retreat will focus on the spiritual lives and needs for this group, plus provide a time to reconnect and enjoy PPC – either for the first time or once again.

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August Family Camp

Sunday, August 5 - Friday, August 10
Pilgrim Point Camp, 2059 Pilgrim Point Road NW Alexandria, MN 56308
Alexadria, MN 56308 United States
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This camp, sponsored by St. Anthony Park UCC invites families to join together for a week digging into our theme “Sowing Beauty, Sowing Life.” Richard Bruxvoort Colligan will be providing his musical ministry and our Summer Communities of Service interns will be leading activities and art. This camp is designed for intergenerational campers, nurturing faith formation for all ages.

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Sowing Kindness: All-Ages Service and Mission Week

Sunday, August 12 - Friday, August 17
Pilgrim Point Camp, 2059 Pilgrim Point Road NW Alexandria, MN 56308
Alexadria, MN 56308 United States
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Affirming Beauty, Affirming Life — Adult Trans Retreat

Friday, August 24 - Sunday, August 26

This is a retreat specifically for adults who identify as trans or gender nonconforming, created to provide safe space to breathe and connect. There will be group activities and time to enjoy our beautiful setting. An on-site chaplain will be available during the weekend.

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September 2018

Women’s Retreat

Friday, September 21 - Sunday, September 23
Pilgrim Point Camp, 2059 Pilgrim Point Road NW Alexandria, MN 56308
Alexadria, MN 56308 United States
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This weekend retreat is set to gather women from across the state, to share faith through art, stories and movement.

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Men’s Retreat

Friday, September 28 - Sunday, September 30
Pilgrim Point Camp, 2059 Pilgrim Point Road NW Alexandria, MN 56308
Alexadria, MN 56308 United States
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October 2018

Affirming Beauty, Affirming Life — Marriage Retreat

Friday, October 5 - Sunday, October 7
Pilgrim Point Camp, 2059 Pilgrim Point Road NW Alexandria, MN 56308
Alexadria, MN 56308 United States
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Whether you’ve been together for 50 days or 50 years, this retreat will give you an opportunity to strengthen your relationship, using the well-known marriage preparation and enrichment tool created by Dr. David Olson, Prepare/Enrich. Trained leaders will be available to administer and aid couples in understanding their shared lives. For straight and LGBTQ couples.

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