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 – This summer’s theme is “Celtic Spirituality”

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.

Join us as we consider what 21st-century American Jesus-followers can learn from the early Celtic Christians. We will look at the Celtic Way as… A Way with Deep Roots, A Way of the Wild, A Way that Builds Bridges, A Way for the Right (and Left) Brain, A Way for the Future, and most of all: A Way to Live. 

July Family Camp will feature an evening of story and song with famed Minnesota musician and author, Doug Wood (creator of the classic children’s book series, “Old Turtle”).

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.



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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.