Camp Bliss is a Unique Retreat and Vacation Destination

Camp Bliss, year-round wheelchair accessible retreat and vacation destination nestled on 48-acres of stately pines and hardwood forest on Long Lake, Lake 3 and Lake 4 in northern Minnesota is available for private rentals, weekend getaways, special occasions, vacations, conferences, holidays and weddings. Lodging options, accessible for all abilities, offer year-round accommodations. Private rentals support low or no costs specialty retreats and getaways for Veterans and people with disabilities.

Nature beckons and adventures await at Camp Bliss! Celebrate with family and friends while canoeing, paddle boarding, fishing, snowshoeing, kayaking, boating, biking, and hiking. Enjoy local wine paired with stunning sunset views for a lifetime of special memories.

Come up North and find your BLISS!

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Lodge

Rustic Lodge sleeps 25 people; private bedrooms, spacious lofts, comfortable sleeper sofas and large bunkroom. Amazing lodge includes bathrooms with accessible roll-in showers.

Bliss House

Bliss House

Exquisite Bliss House sleeps 18 people; bedrooms and sleeper sofas. Includes double sink master on-suite with Jacuzzi bathtub.

Cabin

Cabin

Lakeside cabin sleeps 4 people; bedroom, loft and sleeper sofas. Huge deck overlooks Lake Three.

Event Center

Perfect for big or small events, wedding or Corporate Retreat option; 50’ x 50’ space, upper level mezzanine, commercial kitchen, and beautifully decorated space. 100 person maximum.

Camp Bliss is an incredible retreat and vacation destination in Walker, Minnesota.

Nestled on 48 acres of stately pines between three scenic lakes.

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Upcoming Events

  • Fri
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    Ice Fishing for All with Disabilities 2019

    January 25-27, 2019

     

     Camp Bliss Ice Fishing Retreat Camp Bliss Ice Fishing Retreat

     

    We are excited to have you join us for a weekend of fishing and rejuvenation in our beautiful up north setting! This retreat welcomes anyone with any type of disability.
    Cost: $75.00 for the weekend, if you bring your own PCA, there is an additional charge of $35.00.
    The PCA will also need to register separately for this retreat.
    The fee includes: lodging, fishing/supplies, and all meals/beverages.
    What to bring: clothing, medications, towels, and anything else you will need for the weekend. You must have your fishing license to fish.
    If you are currently a consumer of Independent Lifestyles, transportation to and from Camp Bliss is offered from our Sauk Rapids location for an additional cost of $15.00. Otherwise you are
    responsible for your own transportation.

    To Register: Fill out the registration on the back and return it with your payment to Independent Lifestyles (Attn: Anne R.) 215 N. Benton Dr., Sauk Rapids, MN 56379 or email it to anner@independentlifestyles.org or call 320-281-2023. We need to receive your registration ten (10) days prior to Retreat date.

    Check in - Friday, 4:00pm
    Check out - Sunday, 10:00am
    12 people maximum

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  • Thu
    07
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    Marines Ice Fishing Weekend 2019

    February 7-10, 2019

     

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    Marines and Veterans will enjoy the Perfect Fishing Spot! Camp Bliss is surrounded by three area lakes and offer some of the finest opportunities anywhere. Come and experience an amazing weekend fishing for crappies, pike, perch, bass, northerns, and sunfish. We offer something for everyone! Nothing warms a cold winter day at Camp Bliss like the warm smile of a successful ice angler!

    Cost is $75.00 per person for the weekend and includes lodging and meals.

    The cost to send 1 Veteran to Camp Bliss for a weekend retreat is $400, which includes lodging and all meals. Because of donations/sales from our 2018 Guns and Goods Raffle, we are able to supplement $325 per Veteran, up to 50 Veterans. 

     

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  • Fri
    22
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    Vietnam Veterans Ice Fishing Getaway 2019

    February 22-24, 2019

     

    2019 Camp Bliss Retreat Flyer-Vietnam Vets Ice Fishing2019 Camp Bliss Retreat Registration-Vietnam Vets Ice Fishing

     

    Vietnam Veterans will be welcomed into the serene and supportive setting of Camp Bliss! We are excited to have you join us for a weekend of fishing and rejuvenation in our beautiful up north setting. We will take time to relax and enjoy the beauty of 48 acres of incredible pine and hardwood forest in a breathtaking north woods setting on three lakes!

    Cost is $75.00 per person for the weekend and includes lodging and meals.

    The cost to send 1 Veteran to Camp Bliss for a weekend retreat is $400, which includes lodging and all meals. Because of donations/sales from our 2018 Guns and Goods Raffle, we are able to supplement $325 per Veteran, up to 50 Veterans. 

     

    Printable Flyer and Registration Forms

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  • Fri
    22
    Mar
    2019
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    Female Warriors Weekend March 2019

    March 22-24, 2019

     

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    We appreciate the women who have served our country! Join us to relax, reflect, rejuvenate, and connect with other female Veterans. Get the special treatment you deserve. Enjoy the beauty of the north woods, learn new ways to unwind, and how to enhance your self-care.

    Massages are offered for an additional $30.00 per ½ hour or $60.00 per 1 hour and must be booked in advance.

    Cost is $75.00 per person for the weekend and includes lodging and meals.

    The cost to send 1 Veteran to Camp Bliss for a weekend retreat is $400, which includes lodging and all meals. Because of donations/sales from our 2018 Guns and Goods Raffle, we are able to supplement $325 per Veteran, up to 50 Veterans. 

     

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  • Fri
    19
    Apr
    2019
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    Mother / Daughter Getaway 2019

    April 19-21, 2019

     

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    In today’s busy world, it’s important that mothers and daughters take the time to build their relationships, communicate, and have fun together! Bring your daughters for a weekend of fun activities that will help you connect, build self-esteem and confidence and help you see one another in new ways. We will have a photographer on hand to capture these moments to treasure for years to come.

    Daughters age 17+

    $110 per person, which includes lodging and 4 meals.

    Massages are offered for an additional $30.00 per ½ hour or $60.00 per 1 hour and must be booked in advance.

     

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  • Fri
    17
    May
    2019
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    Wellness and Socialization for Women with Disabilities

    May 17-19,2019

     

    Camp Bliss Wellness for Women Retreat 2019 Camp Bliss Wellness for Women Retreat 2019

     

    Come and learn new ways to socialize, improve your skills, and learn how to take great care of yourself! Activities may include a variety of self-care and wellness opportunities, and time to relax.

    We will be going outdoors to explore Camp Bliss and do some fishing for those who want to fish.
    What to bring: clothing, medications, towels, and anything else you will need for the weekend. You must have your fishing license to fish.
    Cost: $75.00 for the weekend. If you bring your own PCA, there is an additional charge of $35.00. The PCA will also need to register separately for this retreat.
    The fee includes: lodging, fishing/supplies, and all meals/beverages.
    Massages are offered for an additional $30.00 per ½ hour and must be booked in advance.
    If you are currently a consumer of Independent Lifestyles, transportation to and from Camp Bliss is offered from our Sauk Rapids location for an additional cost of $15.00.
    Otherwise you are responsible for your own transportation.

    To Register: Fill out the registration on the back and return it with your payment to Independent Lifestyles (Attn: Anne R.) 215 N. Benton Dr., Sauk Rapids, MN 56379 or email it to anner@independentlifestyles.org or call 320-281-2023. We need to receive your registration ten (10) days prior to Retreat date.

    Check in - Friday, 4:00pm
    Check out - Sunday, 10:00am
    12 people maximum

    Printable Flyer and Registration Forms

    Book a Retreat Online

  • Fri
    31
    May
    2019
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    02
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    2019
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    Fishing for All with Disabilities 2019

    May 31-June 2, 2019

     

     

    Summer is the season to pull out the boats and dust off the fishing rods! Our goal is to open up the great outdoors for people through the world of fishing! We welcome anyone with any type of disability. We want everyone to enjoy just being outside, the excitement of catching a fish, and being able to enjoy the fresh air and sunshine.

    Cost: $75.00 for the weekend, if you bring your own PCA, there is an additional charge of $35.00. The PCA will also need to register separately for this retreat.
    The fee includes: lodging, fishing/supplies, and all meals/beverages.
    What to bring: clothing, medications, towels, and anything else you will need for the weekend. You must have your fishing license to fish.
    If you are currently a consumer of Independent Lifestyles, transportation to and from Camp Bliss is offered from our Sauk Rapids location for an additional cost of $15.00.
    Otherwise you are responsible for your own transportation.

    To Register: Fill out the registration on the back and return it with your payment to Independent Lifestyles (Attn: Anne R.) 215 N. Benton Dr., Sauk Rapids, MN 56379 or email it to anner@independentlifestyles.org or call 320-281-2023. We need to receive your registration ten (10) days prior to Retreat date.

    Check in - Friday, 4:00pm
    Check out - Sunday, 10:00am
    12 people maximum

    Printable Flyer and Registration Forms

    Book a Retreat Online

  • Mon
    09
    Sep
    2019
    Wed
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    Vietnam Veterans R&R 2019

    September 9-11, 2019

     

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    Vietnam Veterans will be welcomed into the serene and supportive setting of Camp Bliss! Come and experience an amazing few days of rest and relaxation. We will take time to relax and enjoy the beauty of 48 acres of incredible pine and hardwood forest in a breathtaking north woods setting on three lakes!

    Cost is $75.00 per person and includes lodging and meals.

    The cost to send 1 Veteran to Camp Bliss for a weekend retreat is $400, which includes lodging and all meals. Because of donations/sales from our 2018 Guns and Goods Raffle, we are able to supplement $325 per Veteran, up to 50 Veterans. 

     

    Printable Flyer and Registration Forms

    Book a Retreat Online

  • Fri
    11
    Oct
    2019
    Sun
    13
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    Female Warriors Weekend October 2019

    October 11-13, 2019

     

    2019 Camp Bliss Retreat Flyer-Female Warriors-Oct.2019 Camp Bliss Retreat Registration-Female Warriors-Oct.

     

    We appreciate the women who have served our country! Join us to relax, reflect, rejuvenate and connect with other female Veterans. Get the special treatment you deserve. Enjoy the beauty of the north woods, learn new ways to unwind, and how to enhance your self-care.

    Massages are offered for an additional $30.00 per ½ hour or $60.00 per 1 hour and must be booked in advance.

    Cost is $75.00 per person for the weekend and includes lodging and meals.

    The cost to send 1 Veteran to Camp Bliss for a weekend retreat is $400, which includes lodging and all meals. Because of donations/sales from our 2018 Guns and Goods Raffle, we are able to supplement $325 per Veteran, up to 50 Veterans. 

     

    Printable Flyer and Registration Forms

    Book a Retreat Online

  • Fri
    01
    Nov
    2019
    Sun
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    Nov
    2019
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    Wellness and Socialization for Women with Disabilities 2019

    November 1-3, 2019

     

     

    Come and learn new ways to socialize, improve your skills, and learn how to take great care of yourself! Activities will include self-care and wellness, games, and time to relax. We will be going outdoors to explore Camp Bliss and do some fishing for those who want to fish.

    What to bring: clothing, medications, towels, and anything else you will need for the weekend. You must have your fishing license to fish.
    Cost: $75.00 for the weekend. If you bring your own PCA, there is an additional charge of $35.00. The PCA will also need to register separately for this retreat.
    The fee includes: lodging, fishing/supplies, and all meals/beverages.
    Massages are offered for an additional $30.00 per ½ hour and must be booked in advance.
    If you are currently a consumer of Independent Lifestyles, transportation to and from Camp Bliss is offered from our Sauk Rapids location for an additional cost of $15.00.
    Otherwise you are responsible for your own transportation.

    To Register: Fill out the registration on the back and return it with your payment to Independent Lifestyles (Attn: Anne R.) 215 N. Benton Dr., Sauk Rapids, MN 56379 or email it to anner@independentlifestyles.org or call 320-281-2023. We need to receive your registration ten (10) days prior to Retreat date.

    Check in - Friday, 4:00pm
    Check out - Sunday, 10:00am
    12 people maximum

    Printable Flyer and Registration Forms

    Book a Retreat Online

  • Thu
    14
    Nov
    2019
    Sun
    17
    Nov
    2019
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    Warriors & Caregivers Weekend 2019

    November 14-17, 2019

     

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    Warriors and Caregivers will be welcomed into the serene and supportive setting at Camp Bliss. Come and experience an amazing weekend of healing, relaxation, and learning. Over the course of the weekend, we will have sessions covering a variety of topics. We will take time to relax and enjoy the beauty of 48 acres of incredible pine and hardwood forest in a breathtaking north woods setting on three lakes!

    Massages are offered for an additional $30.00 per ½ hour or $60.00 per 1 hour and must be booked in advance.

    Cost is $75.00 per person for the weekend and includes lodging and meals.

    The cost to send 1 Veteran to Camp Bliss for a weekend retreat is $400, which includes lodging and all meals. Because of donations/sales from our 2018 Guns and Goods Raffle, we are able to supplement $325 per Veteran, up to 50 Veterans. 

     

    Printable Flyer and Registration Forms

    Book a Retreat Online

Summer and Winter

Camp Bliss is open year round. Enjoy fishing on three scenic lakes or famous Leech Lake just five miles away. Take in the thrill of kayaking, paddle boarding or canoeing, hit the road on the many biking or hiking trails or relax around an open camp fire. Winter fun includes ice fishing, snowshoeing, sledding and winter hiking. Shopping options are abundant in Walker, MN. Come up north and find your BLISS!

Fishing for All

People First, Disabilities Second. Our mission is to open the great outdoors through fishing welcoming anyone with a disability to Camp Bliss. We further develop confidence and ability through fishing while enjoying nature!

Private Rentals

Camp Bliss is available for family vacations and reunions, corporate retreats, company parties, weddings or just escaping the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Rent the spacious Lodge, luxury Bliss House, romantic Cabin, glam-camping Yurts or BIG events center. Something for everyone!

Retreats

Camp Bliss offers a variety of retreats and getaways from yoga wellness, meditation, spiritual, mindfulness, relaxation and healing retreats. Retreats include: Fishing for all (both seasonal fishing and ice-fishing), Gold Star Family Retreats, Veterans with Disabilities, Vietnam Veterans R&Rs, People with Disabilities Getaway, Guys Getaway for Men with Disabilities, Female Veterans Retreat, Marines Fishing Getaways, Post-Polio Retreat, Advocacy Retreat, and Wellness & Socialization for Women with Disabilities. Find the retreat that fits your need. Come experience our Mother/Daughter weekend, Girls Only weekend, Redo my Life Retreats, Couple Getaways, Caregivers Retreat, or Winter Getaways. Activities are customized to match the participant’s needs. Your company, your retreat – we can customize to meet your team’s needs. Corporate and business retreats focus on: Relators Review 101, Relators Tricks of the Trade, Executive Power Up – Power Down Retreat, Team Adventures, Business Skills in Review, and Executive Escapes. Top trendsetters, skilled experts, and noted speakers frequently travel to Camp Bliss to share their expertise – check out our upcoming retreats for additional information.


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