FAQs

How do I register for camp? -

There are three options to register for camp: on-line, over the phone, or mail-in form.  Please feel free to choose whichever way is most convenient and comfortable for you.  Not sure which is best ...

I’m registering on-line, or I’m planning to register on-line, and have some questions -

Camp Minnesota partners with Campwise, a nationally recognized leader in camp management software, for on-line registrations.  While the majority of our users are able to register easily on-line, we ...

How can I pay for camp? -

A $100 deposit is required with each camp registration unless otherwise indicated. The balance is due two weeks prior to the start of that camp.   Additional payments can be made with a credit card ...

What if I need financial assistance? -

The Camp & Retreat Council feels strongly that everyone who wants to attend camp can do so, and that no camper will be turned away because they can't afford to pay. We provide campership funds to the ...

Do you offer discounts or registration incentives? -

Yes!  Check out our discounts and incentives here!

What happens after I register? -

If you registered by paper you will receive a confirmation packet within two weeks that will include a health form, liability waiver and a list of what each camper needs to bring to camp. Instructions...

Are refunds available? -

Your deposit is refundable up to 30 days prior to the beginning of camp unless otherwise indicated. In case of emergency, deposits may be refundable less than 30 days. If the event is cancelled by us,...

Can my child go to your camps? -

All Camp Minnesota camps are open to everyone, regardless  of race, sex, color, national origin, sexual orientation, age, or disability. Additionally, campers need not be United Methodist to attend.  ...

How do I register my child with special needs? -

Fill out the Camper's Needs information section on the registration form. Provide additional comments where indicated. A Camp Minnesota representative will contact you regarding your camper's need ...

What do I need to bring to camp? -

Your confirmation letter includes a list of specific clothing and other items to bring (and few things to make sure and leave at home) from the camp director of the camp you are attending. You will ...

Do you offer transportation? -

Camp Minnesota offers transportation to Kowakan. Kowakan Adventures has partnered with Spirit River Community United Methodist Church in Isanti to offer transportation to Kowakan from the church. ...

What if my child has health problems or takes medications? -

Each camp has a Health Care Manager qual­ified to handle accidents and health issues who will oversee distribution of medications. On opening day medications are collected and parents will verify ...

I am concerned about safety. How can I be certain my child will be safe at camp? -

We are proud that our United Methodist Camps are accredited by the American Camp Association (ACA), the national ac­crediting body for camping programs and a leader in childhood development, education...

Who should come to Kowakan? -

Everyone! We tailor trips for all ages and levels of experience. Church Youth Groups Men’s Groups Women’s Groups Family Trips Individuals Parent & Children Trips Small Groups Support Groups Church ...

Who uses Kowakan? -

Kowakan Adventures: Kowakan is a base for the beginning and end of most trips.  Kowakan is where participants will gather prior to a trip to sort trip logistics, meet Kowakan staff, collect equipment ...

What does Kowakan Mean? -

“Ko wakan” is a Lakota phrase meaning "Place of the Almighty" and is the name of the base camp located in the Superior National Forest east of Ely, Minnesota. Located on Section 12 Lake, Kowakan is ...

Why should I consider a trip to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW)? -

A trip into the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW) is an unforgettable opportunity to find adventure, experience stillness and deepen your relationships with others and with God. Paddling ...

I still have some questions or concerns about my child's time at camp. -

No problem, we're happy to speak with you! Please feel free to contact us with any of your questions. Click here for a complete listing on individuals to contact with your specific questions.