Conference Camps & Retreats


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.

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.


 

Trans and Gender Non-Conforming Retreat
Friday, Sept 8 – Sunday, Sept 10, 2017

“A weekend for all trans-identified and gender-variant folk”

Pilgrim Point Camp in Alexandria, Minnesota is pleased to offer a special weekend retreat for the trans and gender non-conforming community. Come as you are to connect, share, play, and relax in this temporary, intentional community where gender-variant is the norm.

Pilgrim Point Camp is a part of the Minnesota Conference UCC, but you do not need to belong to a specific faith tradition – or ANY faith tradition – to attend. As part of the UCC, Pilgrim Point Camp provides a space of radical hospitality and emphasizes the work of social justice. We mean it when we say, “No matter who you are or where you are on life’s journey… you are welcome here.”

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Cost: $110/person for lodging, meals, and all activities

When: 3pm on Friday, September 8 – 11am on Sunday, September 10
Where: Pilgrim Point Camps & Retreats (2059 Pilgrim Point Rd NW, Alexandria, MN 56308)
Who: For all trans-identified or gender non-conforming folk regardless of sexual orientation (minors must be accompanied by an adult)
Cost: $110/person


 

Women’s Retreat – “Living Sanctuary”
September 22-24, 2017

Join with women of all ages from around the Minnesota Conference UCC at the Annual Women’s Retreat! It will be a God-filled weekend as we experience the stunning beauty of Pilgrim Point Camp on the shores of Lake Ida in Alexandria, MN.

With the help of artist Dawn Carlson Conn, Commissioned Minister of the Arts, we will explore more deeply how we as women are vessels of sanctuary. What — and who — do we harbor within? Dawn will engage us with a community art project and an opportunity to work on individual pieces. We will also be incorporating some light movement into the weekend, as we delve into the embodiment of sanctuary.

Register Here, Today!

Cost: $110/person

When: Friday, September 22 at 3pm (dinner at 5:30pm) until Sunday, September 24 at 11am
Where: Pilgrim Point Camp, 2059 Pilgrim Point Rd NW, Alexandria, MN (directions)
Who: Women of all ages from around the Minnesota Conference UCC. Minors must be accompanied by an adult.
Cost: $110/person | Partial scholarships available. Contact Zac if you are in need of a scholarship.
Deadline to Register: September 15 (or September 13 if by paper form)

Questions about registration?
Contact the registrar at zacn@uccmn.org or call (612) 871-0359.

Questions about program or accommodations?
Contact Lori at loria@uccmn.org or call (612) 871-0359.


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    Women's Retreat

    Join with the women of the Minnesota Conference UCC for a God-filled weekend while you enjoy the beauty of Pilgrim Point Camp on the shores of Lake Ida.

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