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 cost 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.

Glamping Cabins

Each Glamping Cabin is a dream of a tiny cabin. There is a queen sofa sleeper with loft for storage with new luxury outdoor bathroom newly completed with a tiled shower and kitchen just 100 feet away!

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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Camp Bliss Hiking

Hiking

Camp Bliss Retreats

Retreats

Camp Bliss Fishing

Fishing

Camp Bliss Nearby Attractions

Nearby Attractions

Upcoming Events

  • Fri
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    2022
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    2022
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    Covid-Recovery Retreat

    Ice Fishing for All with Disabilities

    January 21-23, 2022

    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.  We will cover COVID topics on wellness and recovery, increase socialization, improving mental health and learn new ways to stay connected during the COVID-19 Recovery!

    The total cost for the weekend is $75, if you bring your own the PCA, there’s an additional charge of $35, and the PCA will need to register separately for this retreat.

    This retreat includes: lodging, all meals, beverages, class materials and fishing supplies.

    What to bring: weather appropriate clothing, medications, blanket, pillow, towels, personal water bottle 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 charge of $15.  Otherwise you are responsible for your own transportation.

    We need to receive your registration by Friday, December 17, 2021.  

    Check in - Friday, 4:00pm
    Check out - Sunday, 10:00am
    10 people maximum including PCA's

     

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  • Fri
    04
    Feb
    2022
    Sun
    06
    Feb
    2022
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    Marines Ice Fishing Getaway

    THIS RETREAT IS FULL - please contact Lori at 320-281-2016 or lorio@independentlifestyles.org to see if there are openings due to cancellations.

    February 4-6, 2022

     

    Marines 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.

    We need to receive your registration by Friday, December 31, 2021.  Limit of 10 people.

    The cost to send 1 person to Camp Bliss for a weekend retreat is $700, which includes lodging and all meals. Because of donations and sales from our 2021 Guns & Goods Raffle, we are able to supplement $625 per Veteran, Law Enforcement or Person with Disabilities.

     

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  • Fri
    11
    Feb
    2022
    Sun
    13
    Feb
    2022
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    Veterans & Spouses R&R Getaway

    February 11-13, 2022

     

    Veterans & their spouses 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, do some ice fishing 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.

    We need to receive your registration by Friday, January 7, 2022.  Limit of 10 people.

    The cost to send 1 person to Camp Bliss for a weekend retreat is $700, which includes lodging and all meals. Because of donations and sales from our 2021 Guns & Goods Raffle, we are able to supplement $625 per Veteran, Law Enforcement or Person with Disabilities.

     

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  • Fri
    25
    Mar
    2022
    Sun
    27
    Mar
    2022
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    Female Warriors Getaway

    March 25-27, 2022

     

    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 $70.00 per 1 hour and must be booked in advance.

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

    We need to receive your registration by Friday, February 18, 2022.  Limit of 10 people.

    The cost to send 1 person to Camp Bliss for a weekend retreat is $700, which includes lodging and all meals. Because of donations and sales from our 2021 Guns & Goods Raffle, we are able to supplement $625 per Veteran, Law Enforcement or Person with Disabilities.

     

    Printable Flyer and Registration Forms

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  • Fri
    08
    Apr
    2022
    Sun
    10
    Apr
    2022
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    Covid-Recovery Retreat

    Wellness & Socialization for Women with Disabilities

    April 8-10, 2022

    Come and learn new ways to socialize, improve your skills, and learn how to take great care of yourself!  This retreat welcomes anyone with any type of disability.  We will cover COVID topics on wellness and recovery, increase socialization, improving mental health and learn new ways to stay connected during the COVID-19 Recovery!

    The total cost for the weekend is $75, if you bring your own the PCA, there’s an additional charge of $35, and the PCA will need to register separately for this retreat.

    This retreat includes: lodging, all meals, beverages, and class materials.

    What to bring: weather appropriate clothing, medications, blanket, pillow, towels, personal water bottle and anything else you will need for the weekend.  

    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 charge of $15.  Otherwise you are responsible for your own transportation.

    We need to receive your registration by Friday, March 4, 2022.  

    Check in - Friday, 4:00pm
    Check out - Sunday, 10:00am
    10 people maximum including PCA's

     

    Printable Flyer and Registration Forms

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  • Fri
    13
    May
    2022
    Sun
    15
    May
    2022
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    Covid-Recovery Retreat

    Fishing for All with Disabilities

    May 13-15, 2022

    Spring 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!  This retreat welcomes anyone with any type of disability.  We will cover COVID topics on wellness and recovery, increase socialization, improving mental health and learn new ways to stay connected during the COVID-19 Recovery!

    The total cost for the weekend is $75, if you bring your own the PCA, there’s an additional charge of $35, and the PCA will need to register separately for this retreat.

    This retreat includes: lodging, all meals, beverages, class materials and fishing supplies.

    What to bring: weather appropriate clothing, medications, blanket, pillow, towels, personal water bottle 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 charge of $15.  Otherwise you are responsible for your own transportation.

    We need to receive your registration by Friday, April 8, 2022.  

    Check in - Friday, 4:00pm
    Check out - Sunday, 10:00am
    10 people maximum including PCA's

     

    Printable Flyer and Registration Forms

    Book a Retreat Online

  • Fri
    20
    May
    2022
    Sun
    22
    May
    2022
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    Veterans & Spouses R&R Getaway

    May 20-22, 2022

     

    You will be welcomed into the serene and supportive setting at Camp Bliss. Come and experience an amazing weekend of healing, relaxation, and learning. We want you to escape the pressures of home and focus on renewing your relationship and have fun in the process. We will have time to 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.

    We need to receive your registration by Friday, April 15, 2022.  Limit of 10 people.

    The cost to send 1 person to Camp Bliss for a weekend retreat is $700, which includes lodging and all meals. Because of donations and sales from our 2021 Guns & Goods Raffle, we are able to supplement $625 per Veteran, Law Enforcement or Person with Disabilities.

     

    Printable Flyer and Registration Forms

    Book a Retreat Online

  • Fri
    20
    May
    2022
    Sun
    22
    May
    2022
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    Veterans Turkey Hunt Getaway

    May 20-22, 2022

    Veterans welcome to our annual Turkey Hunt. All hunters are required to have a valid Minnesota turkey license and be partnered with a volunteer.  You will stay at Camp Bliss where all your lodging and meals are provided. Come 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.

    We need to receive your registration by Friday, April 15, 2022.  Limit of 10 people.

    The cost to send 1 person to Camp Bliss for a weekend retreat is $700, which includes lodging and all meals. Because of donations and sales from our 2021 Guns & Goods Raffle, we are able to supplement $625 per Veteran, Law Enforcement or Person with Disabilities.

     

    Printable Flyer and Registration Forms

    Book a Retreat Online

  • Fri
    03
    Jun
    2022
    Sun
    05
    Jun
    2022
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    Veteran Warriors & Caregivers Getaway

    June 3-5, 2022

     

    You will be welcomed into the serene and supportive setting at Camp Bliss. Come and experience an amazing weekend of healing, relaxation, and learning. It’s an opportunity to come together and gain additional tools for successful caregiving! Over the course of the weekend, we will have time to 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.

    Massages are offered for $70.00 per 1 hour and must be booked in advance.

    We need to receive your registration by Friday, April 29, 2022.  Limit of 10 people.

    The cost to send 1 person to Camp Bliss for a weekend retreat is $700, which includes lodging and all meals. Because of donations and sales from our 2021 Guns & Goods Raffle, we are able to supplement $625 per Veteran, Law Enforcement or Person with Disabilities.

     

    Printable Flyer and Registration Forms

    Book a Retreat Online

  • Fri
    23
    Sep
    2022
    Sun
    25
    Sep
    2022
    12:00 pmLearn More

    Covid-Recovery Retreat

    Fishing Getaway for Men with Disabilities

    September 23-25, 2022

    Our goal is to open up the great outdoors for people through the world of fishing!  This retreat welcomes anyone with any type of disability.  We will cover COVID topics on wellness and recovery, increase socialization, improving mental health and learn new ways to stay connected during the COVID-19 Recovery!

    The total cost for the weekend is $75, if you bring your own the PCA, there’s an additional charge of $35, and the PCA will need to register separately for this retreat.

    This retreat includes: lodging, all meals, beverages, class materials and fishing supplies.

    What to bring: weather appropriate clothing, medications, blanket, pillow, towels, personal water bottle 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 charge of $15.  Otherwise you are responsible for your own transportation.

    We need to receive your registration by Friday, August 19, 2022.  

    Check in - Friday, 4:00pm
    Check out - Sunday, 10:00am
    10 people maximum including PCA's

     

    Printable Flyer and Registration Forms

    Book a Retreat Online

  • Fri
    04
    Nov
    2022
    Sun
    06
    Nov
    2022
    12:00 pmLearn More

    Covid-Recovery Retreat

    Wellness & Socialization for Women with Disabilities

    November 4-6, 2022

    Come and learn new ways to socialize, improve your skills, and learn how to take great care of yourself! This retreat welcomes anyone with any type of disability.  We will cover COVID topics on wellness and recovery, increase socialization, improving mental health and learn new ways to stay connected during the COVID-19 Recovery!

    The total cost for the weekend is $75, if you bring your own the PCA, there’s an additional charge of $35, and the PCA will need to register separately for this retreat.

    This retreat includes: lodging, all meals, beverages, and class materials.

    What to bring: weather appropriate clothing, medications, blanket, pillow, towels, personal water bottle and anything else you will need for the weekend. 

    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 charge of $15.  Otherwise you are responsible for your own transportation.

    We need to receive your registration by Friday, September 30 , 2022.  

    Check in - Friday, 4:00pm
    Check out - Sunday, 10:00am
    10 people maximum including PCA's

     

    Printable Flyer and Registration Forms

    Book a Retreat Online

  • Fri
    11
    Nov
    2022
    Sun
    13
    Nov
    2022
    12:00 pmLearn More

    Female Warriors Getaway

    November 11-13, 2022

     

    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 $70.00 per 1 hour and must be booked in advance.

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

    We need to receive your registration by Friday, October 7, 2022.  Limit of 10 people.

    The cost to send 1 person to Camp Bliss for a weekend retreat is $700, which includes lodging and all meals. Because of donations and sales from our 2021 Guns & Goods Raffle, we are able to supplement $625 per Veteran, Law Enforcement or Person with Disabilities.

     

    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, Glamping Cabins, 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 or Girls Only weekend – check out our upcoming retreats for additional information.


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