FAQs

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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 has partnered 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,...

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 Board 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 camp? -

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.  All ...

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 is a Christian Friendship Camp? -

This is an ecumenical camping program for adults with mild to moderate mental retardation aged 16 years and older. The program has become a supportive community of persons who gather together each ...

What does a typical day at camp look like? -

Each camping event has its uniqueness; however, most will include a daily schedule that includes the activities highlighted by the session chosen, worship and Bible study, pathway activities (camper ...

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 I need to bring money to camp? -

Our sites have camp stores where you may purchase items.  Your camp fee includes snacks and some items from the store that you receive during your stay. Don't forget to sign up before April 1st to ...

Do you offer transportation? -

Camp Minnesota is offering 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 ...

How are campers grouped into cabins? Will my 9-year-old be staying with a 16-year-old? -

Campers are grouped into living groups based on age and gender, while always maintaining strict camper-to-staff ratios.  Campers may request up to one bunk mate.  We do our best to honor requests.  To...

I see that the age ranges for week-long events is 9 to 16 years old. Does this mean campers of these ages will be all together doing the same activities? -

No.  As always, campers of many different ages may attend camp during the same week, giving flexibility when scheduling their camp time.  Once they arrive at camp, campers are grouped into living ...

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...

How do I get an emergency message to a camper? - Facilities

If the camper is at Northern Pines Camp - First call the Northern Pines Camp Office at 218-732-4713. If there is no answer please call the director’s number at 218-821-5350. If the camper is at ...

How to I send a message to my camper when they are at camp? - Facilities

If your camper is at Northern Pines Camp – send an email to NPCampers@campminnesota.org.  Please put your camper's name and the camp they are attending in the subject line. If your camper is at ...

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.