FAQs

I’m registering online and have some questions -

Camp Minnesota partners with Campwise, a nationally recognized leader in camp management software, for on-line registrations.  Please click here for information and help with some of the most common ...

How do I register for camp? -

We are encouraging people to register on-line if possible, this year. But if you need to register by mail or over the phone, we are happy to help. Give us a call, toll free, at 855-622-1973. Please ...

What is the Cancellation Policy? -

If the camping office needs to cancel a camp, you will be notified and receive a full refund. If a camper needs to cancel, we will provide a full refund in the event of illness, COVID-19 exposure, or ...

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? -

Incentives & Discounts Register for any Camp Minnesota camp at Northern Pines, Koronis Ministries, or KoWaKan Adventures to receive our discounts and incentives. Early Bird Camp Store Credit  ...

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...

What is your cancellation policy? -

WE MUST RECEIVE ALL CANCELLATIONS IN WRITING. Email us at camps@campminnesota.org. Please see the following breakdown for applicable cancellation fees. If cancellation occurs: • More than 21 days ...

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 ...

Are there any items that I should NOT bring to camp? -

Yes. Please do not bring any of the following: Cell Phones, personal equipment such as sports equipment or electronics, fireworks, lighters/matches, extra food/snacks/drinks, animals, alcohol, ...

Do you offer transportation? -

The camping office is unable to coordinate or arrange rides for campers. It’s always fun to drive to camp with a friend! We encourage those interested in carpooling to check with their local church or...

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.