Conference Camps & Retreats

Pilgrim Point is excited to offer a Family Camp for the deaf and hard of hearing community. Built around deaf culture, this camp celebrates the diversity and complexity of who we are as persons who are deaf or hard of hearing, and our family members. Please join us for this Deaf First Family Camp experience! You are welcome to attend for part of the time or stay for the full week.

Pilgrim Point is located on “the point” of beautiful Lake Ida in Alexandria, MN. Stay in our Lodge, North Shore cabin, Annex bunkhouse, or campsites and enjoy delicious meals in our dining hall (take a tour of our facilities). There will be scheduled activities and free time to paddle in a kayak or canoe, go swimming or hiking, relax in a hammock and share stories around the campfire.

Register Here!

Cost: Children (3 and younger) – FREE | Children (4-12) – $35/night | Adults (13 and older) – $55/night

When: 3PM on Sunday, June 18 – 11AM on Friday, June 23, 2017 | Option to attend for select days!
Where: Pilgrim Point Camp, 2059 Pilgrim Point Rd NW, Alexandria, MN 56308 (directions)
Who: Those in the deaf and hard of hearing community, and their friends and family members
Registration Rates: Children (3 and younger) FREE | Children (4-12) $35/night or $150 for the full week | Adults (13 and older) $55/night or $250 for the full week | Attend the full week for a discount!
Family Registration Rate: After you register 4 family members at the standard rates above, all additional family members can register for only $30/night!

Questions about Deaf First Family Camp? Contact Joyce Atchison at msjoyceatchison@gmail.com.

As a ministry of the Minnesota Conference of the Untied Church of Christ, we are welcoming of all people, regardless of race, age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, or political beliefs. We advocate for justice and peace, embrace innovation, and offer extravagant hospitality to all who seek a genuine faith community.
Whoever you are, wherever you are on life’s journey, we welcome you!


 

2017 Youth Summer Camps

“Strengthen Your Youth Ministry — Go to Camp Together!”

Whether you have one youth in your church or many, attend camp together (grades 6-12) for an unforgettable ministry and life-changing week! You won’t want to miss out on our Lake Ida beach front and water slide, vespers, high and low ropes challenge course, fun games and excellent food.

Adult church leaders attend camp with their youth and serve as the camp staff/counselors for the week. This program is designed to help get your church youth ministry going into high gear!

Sign Up for Youth Camp I

Sunday, July 9 – Friday, July 14

Sign Up for Youth Camp II

Sunday, July 23 – Friday, July 28

When: Ask your youth leader which week your church is attending
Where: Pilgrim Point Camps & Retreats, Alexandria, MN (directions)
Who: Youth (individuals and church groups; exiting 6th-12th grade) and their adult leaders (21 and older)
Cost: Youth – $370; Adult Leaders – $100
If your church hasn’t signed up for a youth camp week yet, please email Zac at zacn@uccmn.org to let us know what week your church will be attending together.

 

Young Adult Camp
August 4-6, 2017

Are you missing the connection and fun of Pilgrim Point, but have aged out of the system? We hear you! Join us for a Young Adult Camp – a camp to reflect on life journeys, post-PPC years, filled with conversation about what matters to Millennials. What might “Living Sanctuary” mean to your group and how might being faithful look in this generation? There will be time of facilitated conversation, down-time for quiet, and free-time for fun.

All campers must be at least 18 years of age to attend (and not older than 29 years of age). We encourage you to invite friends – UCC or otherwise – and to share this with someone you think would be interested!

Sign Up Now!

Cost: $110/person

When: Friday, August 4 – Sunday, August 6
Where: Pilgrim Point Camps & Retreats, Alexandria, MN
Who: Young Adults aged 18-29 (who do not qualify for Youth Camp)
Cost: $110 per person

Questions? Email PPC&R Registrar, Zac Norenberg, at zacn@uccmn.org or call the office at 612-871-0359.


Youth Mission Week
August 6-11, 2017

11823002_862504707151745_8814946456509375303_oJoin youth groups from around the Minnesota Conference UCC for a week in Alexandria, MN exploring a variety of mission/service opportunities in the community, learning about justice, and engaging in caring conversations about what has been experienced. Pilgrim Point Camp is the host site for mission trip participants. This week is designed for confirmation classes, youth groups, and youth (grades 6-12) and their adult leaders (21 and older). This week is so important to our mission, as a part of the Minnesota Conference UCC, that we are offering up to $150 off per youth attending through 2017 Ashley Mission Grant dollars.

10986622_10153499187682328_7874790338083779270_nThere will be a variety of different service experiences and cultural opportunities of doing and thinking about justice during the week. Each day will have a unique theme and we will visit a different site in the Alexandria community. For example, one day may focus on housing justice and we would visit Habitat for Humanity; another day may focus on native justice and we would visit, serve, and learn at a reservation). We are excited to offer this mission opportunity to our congregations without the complexities of more distant (and expensive!) mission trips.

Register Here – Open Now!

Youth Cost:  $400 until April 1, then $440 | Adult Leaders – $200 

When: 3pm on Sunday, August 6 until 11am on Friday, August 11
Where: Pilgrim Point Camp in Alexandria, MN is the host site for mission trip participants! (directions)
Who: Youth (individuals and church groups; exiting 6th-12th grades) and their adult leaders (21 and older)
Forms: Youth Forms | Adult Forms
Registration Deadline: Friday, July 7, 2017

Questions about Mission Week? Contact Pilgrim Point Registrar, Zac Norenberg, at zacn@uccmn.org or call the Conference office at (612) 871-0359.


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    Youth Camp I

    Whether you have 1 youth in your church or many, attend camp together (grades 6th-12th) for an unforgettable ministry and life-changing week! You won’t want to miss out on the adventure course, our Lake Ida beach front and water slide, day of mission experiences, vespers, and excellent food.

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    July Family Camp

    A family camp experience open to all!

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    23

    Youth Camp II

    Whether you have 1 youth in your church or many, attend camp together (grades 6th-12th) for an unforgettable ministry and life-changing week! You won’t want to miss out on the adventure course, our Lake Ida beach front and water slide, day of mission experiences, vespers, and excellent food.

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    August Family Camp

    A family camp experienced, sponsored by St Anthony Park UCC in St Paul, that is open to all!

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    Youth Mission Week

    Join youth groups from around the Minnesota Conference UCC for a week in Alexandria, MN exploring a variety of mission/service opportunities in the community, learning about justice, and engaging in caring conversations about what has been experienced. Pilgrim Point Camp is the host site for mission trip participants. Cost: $400/participant by April 1.

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