Congregational Camps & Retreats

Bring your church friends with you for a week or weekend to experience Pilgrim Point. Reserve Your Space at Pilgrim Point for the summer of 2017!

puppet show 2014Upcoming Congregational Camps:

July Family Camp | July 16-21, 2017

Come join us  in the loving setting of Pilgrim Point Camp

July Family Camp at PPC&R is an opportunity open to ALL to experience the beauty of nature, the richness of intergenerational play and celebration, exploration of radical hospitality, classic camp activities, great conversations, beach time, solitude, laughter, singing…and that’s just the first day! And every day after that. A “family” could be grandparents and children, moms and/or dads and kids, households or individuals.

When: Arrival & check-in will be between 3-5pm on Sunday, July 16 with the opening supper being served at 5:30pm. We will depart Friday after breakfast & closing program (around 11am)
Where: Pilgrim Point Camps & Retreats, Alexandria, MN
Who: For anyone from any family seeking an intergenerational faith experience in an outdoor setting
Cost: Toddler (3 and under) – FREE; Child (age 4-12) – $245; Youth (age 13 to 18) – $265; Adult (age 19 and older) – $295; Family Maximum of $1,100. Make checks payable to the “Minnesota Conference UCC”
Deadline to Register: June 24, 2016. (Deposit of 50% is required – final payment must be made by July 10.)

Questions about July Family Camp? Email Kim & Jan Shaffer or call (507) 526-3979.

August Family Camp | July 30-August 4, 2017

We welcome people from all congregations!

Sponsored by St. Anthony Park UCC in St Paul, August Family Camp offers a relaxed five days on beautiful Pilgrim Point that projects into Lake Ida near Alexandria, MN. Families quickly discover the community character in which kids mingle and roam while parents know all adults are keeping eyes on what’s happening. Open to all (nuclear and extended families, couples, singles) from all congregations! Come for swimming and the waterfront, intergenerational crafts, kickball, and evening lakeside vespers.

Rooms in the lodge and several cabins varying from three to twelve beds are available (bring your own towels and bedding). Campsites available with electric hookup and nearby bathrooms with showers. Meals are provided in the dining hall.

Questions? Please contact the St Anthony Park UCC church office at (651) 646-7173.



  • May


    Spring Middle School CYE

    Spring Middle School Youth Event - "Being & Doing", May 12-14, 2017 at Pilgrim Point Camp. Registration to open in the coming months.

  • May


    Taizé Meditation Retreat

    Join with others from across the Minnesota Conference UCC in a time of contemplative prayer, in the tradition of the Taize Community, where you can experience God and recharge your spiritual batteries.$90/person. Sign up here:

  • May


    Our Whole Lives (OWL) Facilitator Training

    Elementary Curriculum (grades K-1/4-6) Sign up here:

  • May


    Our Whole Lives (OWL) Facilitator Training

    Middle School/High School Curriculum (grades 7-9/10-12) Sign up here:

  • May


    Eco-Justice Training

    How can people of faith work for environmental justice for all? How can we create Dr.
    Martin Luther King, Jr.’s beloved community - one that is sustainable, healthy, and inclusive? This train-the-trainer workshop will explore these questions with the goal of empowering conversation and actions around environmental justice that will continue far beyond the initial workshop. Stay tuned for registration! Cost: $90/participant (includes meals, housing, and training)