FAQs

Below are frequently asked questions. Click on the blue highlighted question to read the full answer.

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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 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 ...

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 I need to bring money to camp? -

Your camp fee includes meals, a water bottle and a string backpack. Check out our camp store where you may purchase your favorite camp items! T-shirts, sweatshirts, camp blankets, hats and other fun ...

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 ...

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.