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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Upcoming Events

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    Veterans Retreat

    November 15-18, 2018

    Camp Bliss Vietnam Veterans Registration Form

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Hello all Vietnam Veterans! You will be welcomed into the serene setting at Camp Bliss. Come and experience an amazing weekend of 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 for the weekend and meals are included. 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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    Wellness and Socialization for Women with Disabilities

    November 2-4, 2018

    Camp Bliss Wellness & Socialization for Women with Disabilities Flyer

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Hey women! Come and learn new ways to socialize, improve your skills, and learn how to take great care of yourself! Activities will include preparing and cooking meals, 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: warm clothing, medications, 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.

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    Veterans Retreat

    November 15-18, 2018

    Camp Bliss Veterans Retreat

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Hello all Veterans! You will be welcomed into the serene setting at Camp Bliss. Come and experience an amazing weekend of 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 for the weekend and meals are included. Massages are offered for an additional $30.00 per ½ hour or $60.00 per 1 hour and must be booked in advance.

    Printable Flyer and Registration Form

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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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    Marines Ice Fishing Weekend 2019

    February 7-10, 2019

     

    2019 Camp Bliss Retreat Flyer-Marines Ice Fishing2019 Camp Bliss Retreat Registration-Marines Ice Fishing

     

    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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    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. 

     

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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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    Mother / Daughter Getaway 2019

    April 5-7, 2019

     

     

     

     

     

    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 $60.00 per 1 hour and must be booked in advance.

     

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    Drop and Give Me Zen Yoga Retreat

    April 12-14, 2019

     

      

     

     

     

     

    JOIN US FOR AN INCREDIBLE WEEKEND IN THE WOODS FOR YOGA, GIRL TIME, RELAXATION, AND REJUVENATION.

    Special includes: 2 nights stay in our beautiful 7 bedroom lodge for up to 16 people.
    Retreat includes: Yoga with Certified Yoga Instructor Lindsay Anderson, a course on building resiliency and releasing toxic thoughts with Director and Founder Cara Ruff, five healthy meals, healthy snacks, and fruit infused water, the creation of a personalized salt scrub, and unparalleled surroundings and accommodations for $280. Book with a friend or bring your whole tribe. Space is limited to 16. Call us now to save your place!

     

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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

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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

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    Fishing for Men with Disabilities 2019

    September 6-8, 2019

     

     

     

    Attention all guys! Come up north and find your FISH! Join us in enjoying the outdoors before it gets too cold. This weekend will be filled with fishing, hiking, bon fires, relaxation, and time with the guys!

    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

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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. 

     

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    Gold Star Weekend 2019

    September 20-22, 2019

     

     

    We invite families of military fallen from all wars (Iraq, Afghanistan, Desert Storm, Vietnam, Korea, WWII and conflicts in-between) to be our guests for an amazing weekend planned exclusively for you and your family at Camp Bliss, Walker, MN.  You will have time to share your stories with fellow Gold Star Families, relax and laugh together and make wonderful new friends. The way you spend your time is up to you! 

    Numerous activities including canoeing, fishing, nature walks, paddle boarding, kayaking, biking and hiking, and too many more to list.

    Cost is $100 per family for the weekend and includes lodging and all meals. The weekend is limited to a total of 25 people including children. 

    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 Form

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    Female Warriors Weekend October 2019

    October 11-13, 2019

    This Retreat is currently full.  Please contact us for alternate dates.

    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

     

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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

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    Female Warriors Weekend November 2019

    November 15-17, 2019

     

    THIS RETREAT IS CURRENTLY FULL - PLEASE CONTACT LORI AT 320-281-2016 FOR FUTURE RETREAT OPPORTUNITIES

    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 $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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    Ice Fishing for All with Disabilities 2020

    January 24-26, 2020

     

     

     

     

     

     

    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, 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 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 two weeks prior to Retreat date.

    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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    Marines Ice Fishing Getaway 2020

    February 7-9, 2020

     

     

     

     

     

     

    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 two weeks prior to Retreat Date.  Limit of 10 people.

    The cost to send 1 person to Camp Bliss for a weekend retreat is $400, which includes lodging and all meals. Because of donations and sales from our 2019 Guns & Goods Raffle, we are able to supplement $325 per Veteran or Person with Disabilities.

     

    Printable Flyer and Registration Forms

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    Veterans & Spouses R&R Getaway 2020

    February 25-27, 2020

     

     

     

     

     

     

    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 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 two weeks prior to Retreat Date.  Limit of 10 people.

    The cost to send 1 person to Camp Bliss for a weekend retreat is $600, which includes lodging and all meals. Because of donations and sales from our 2019 Guns & Goods Raffle, we are able to supplement $525 per Veteran or Person with Disabilities.

     

    Printable Flyer and Registration Forms

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    Female Warriors Weekend March 2020

    March 6-8, 2020

     

     

     

     

     

    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 $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 two weeks prior to Retreat Date.  Limit of 10 people.

    The cost to send 1 person to Camp Bliss for a weekend retreat is $600, which includes lodging and all meals. Because of donations and sales from our 2019 Guns & Goods Raffle, we are able to supplement $525 per Veteran or Person with Disabilities.

     

    Printable Flyer and Registration Forms

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    Mother / Daughter Getaway 2020

    April 17-19, 2020  "Postponed until further notice - Please check back for future dates".

     

     

     

     

     

     

    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+

    $120 per person, which includes lodging and 4 meals.

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

    We need to receive your registration 2 weeks prior to the retreat date.

     

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    Wellness and Socialization for Women with Disabilities 2020

    May 15-17, 2020  "Postponed to August 24-26, 2020 pending the COVID-19 outcome."

     

    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: warm clothing, medications, towels, personal water bottle 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.

    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 two weeks prior to Retreat date.

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

    The cost to send 1 person to Camp Bliss for a weekend retreat is $600, which includes lodging and all meals. Because of donations and sales from our 2019 Guns & Goods Raffle, we are able to supplement $525 per Veteran or Person with Disabilities.

     

    Book a Retreat Online

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    Fishing for All with Disabilities 2020

    May 18-20, 2020  "Postponed to August 14-16, 2020 pending the COVID-19 outcome."

     

     

    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, 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 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 two weeks prior to Retreat date.

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

    The cost to send 1 person to Camp Bliss for a weekend retreat is $600, which includes lodging and all meals. Because of donations and sales from our 2019 Guns & Goods Raffle, we are able to supplement $525 per Veteran or Person with Disabilities.

     

    Book a Retreat Online

  • Fri
    05
    Jun
    2020
    Sun
    07
    Jun
    2020
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    Gold Star Family Weekend 2020

    June 5-7, 2020

     

     

     

     

     

    We invite families of military fallen from all wars (Iraq, Afghanistan, Desert Storm, Vietnam, Korea, WWII and conflicts in-between) to be our guests for an amazing weekend planned exclusively for you and your family at Camp Bliss, Walker, MN.  You will have time to share your stories with fellow Gold Star Families, relax and laugh together and make wonderful new friends. The way you spend your time is up to you! 

    Numerous activities including canoeing, fishing, nature walks, paddle boarding, kayaking, biking and hiking, and too many more to list.

    Cost is $125 per family for the weekend and includes lodging and all meals. The weekend is limited to a total of 25 people including children. 

    The cost to send 1 Veteran to Camp Bliss for a weekend retreat is $600, which includes lodging and all meals. Because of donations/sales from our 2019 Guns and Goods Raffle, we are able to supplement $525 per Veteran or Person with Disabilities.

     

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  • Fri
    26
    Jun
    2020
    Sun
    28
    Jun
    2020
    12:00 pmLearn More

    Female Warriors Weekend June 2020

    June 26-28, 2020

     

     

     

     

     

     

    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 $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 two weeks prior to Retreat Date.  Limit of 10 people.

    The cost to send 1 person to Camp Bliss for a weekend retreat is $600, which includes lodging and all meals. Because of donations and sales from our 2019 Guns & Goods Raffle, we are able to supplement $525 per Veteran or Person with Disabilities.

     

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    Book a Retreat Online

  • Fri
    14
    Aug
    2020
    Sun
    16
    Aug
    2020
    12:00 pmLearn More

    Fishing for All with Disabilities 2020

    August 14-16, 2020 

     

     

     

     

     

    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, 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 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 two weeks prior to Retreat date.

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

    The cost to send 1 person to Camp Bliss for a weekend retreat is $600, which includes lodging and all meals. Because of donations and sales from our 2019 Guns & Goods Raffle, we are able to supplement $525 per Veteran or Person with Disabilities.

    Printable Flyer and Registration Forms

    Book a Retreat Online

  • Mon
    24
    Aug
    2020
    Wed
    26
    Aug
    2020
    12:00 pmLearn More

    Wellness and Socialization for Women with Disabilities 2020

    August 24-26, 2020

     

     

     

     

     

     

    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: warm clothing, medications, towels, personal water bottle 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.

    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 two weeks prior to Retreat date.

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

    The cost to send 1 person to Camp Bliss for a weekend retreat is $600, which includes lodging and all meals. Because of donations and sales from our 2019 Guns & Goods Raffle, we are able to supplement $525 per Veteran or Person with Disabilities.

    Printable Flyer and Registration Forms

    Book a Retreat Online

  • Fri
    11
    Sep
    2020
    Sun
    13
    Sep
    2020
    12:00 pmLearn More

    Fishing for Men with Disabilities 2020

    September 11-13, 2020

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Attention all guys! Come up north and find your FISH! Join us in enjoying the outdoors before it gets too cold. This weekend will be filled with fishing, hiking, bon fires, relaxation, and time with the guys!

    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, 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 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 two weeks prior to Retreat date.

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

    The cost to send 1 person to Camp Bliss for a weekend retreat is $600, which includes lodging and all meals. Because of donations and sales from our 2019 Guns & Goods Raffle, we are able to supplement $525 per Veteran or Person with Disabilities.

     

    Printable Flyer and Registration Forms

    Book a Retreat Online

  • Fri
    02
    Oct
    2020
    Sun
    04
    Oct
    2020
    12:00 pmLearn More

    Female Warriors Weekend October 2020

    October 2-4, 2020

     

     

     

     

     

    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.

    You will check in Friday between 4:00 - 5:00 pm. All meals are included.

    Cost is $75.00 for the weekend.

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

    The cost to send 1 person to Camp Bliss for a weekend retreat is $600, which includes lodging and all meals. Because of donations and sales from our 2019 Guns and Goods Raffle, we are able to supplement $525 per Veteran or Person with Disabilities.

     

    Printable Flyer & Registration

     

  • Fri
    06
    Nov
    2020
    Sun
    08
    Nov
    2020
    12:00 pmLearn More

    Wellness and Socialization for Women with Disabilities 2020

    November 6-8, 2020

     

     

     

     

     

     

    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: warm clothing, medications, towels, personal water bottle 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.

    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 two weeks prior to Retreat date.

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

    The cost to send 1 person to Camp Bliss for a weekend retreat is $600, which includes lodging and all meals. Because of donations and sales from our 2019 Guns & Goods Raffle, we are able to supplement $525 per Veteran or Person with Disabilities.

    Printable Flyer and Registration Forms

    Book a Retreat Online

  • Fri
    13
    Nov
    2020
    Sun
    15
    Nov
    2020
    12:00 pmLearn More

    Veteran Warriors & Caregivers Weekend 2020

    November 13-15, 2020

     

     

     

     

     

    You 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 practice self-care, laughter and taking care of you!  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.

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

    We need to receive your registration two weeks prior to Retreat Date.  Limit of 10 people.

    The cost to send 1 person to Camp Bliss for a weekend retreat is $600, which includes lodging and all meals. Because of donations and sales from our 2019 Guns & Goods Raffle, we are able to supplement $525 per Veteran or Person with Disabilities.

     

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  • Fri
    25
    Jun
    2021
    Sun
    27
    Jun
    2021
    12:00 pmLearn More

    Female Warriors Weekend June 25-27th, 2021

    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.

    You will check in Friday between 4:00 - 5:00 pm. All meals are included.

    Cost is $75.00 for the weekend.

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

    The cost to send 1 person to Camp Bliss for a weekend retreat is $650, which includes lodging and all meals. Because of donations and sales from our 2020 Guns and Goods Raffle, we are able to supplement $575 per Veteran or Person with Disabilities.

     

    Printable Flyer and Registration Forms

     

  • Fri
    24
    Sep
    2021
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    2021 Guns and Goods Raffle - Friday, September 24th, 2021

     

    Scroll down for list of guns being raffled off!

     

     

    The cost to send 1 Veteran, Law Enforcement Officer, or anyone with a disability to Camp Bliss for a retreat is $650, which includes lodging and all meals. Because of donations/sales from our 2020 Guns and Goods Raffle, we are able to supplement $575 per person, up to 50 people.

     

    Thank you to all of our sponsors!

    (Click on logos to be linked to their website)

     

      

     

         

         

     

    2021 Gun list:

    (Download Gun List Poster)


    1.              Taurus G2C 9mm
    2.              Benelli Nova Camo 12 ga
    3.              Henry lever action 22 LR
    4.              Savage 93R17 W/Scope 17 HMR
    5.              Winchester SXP syn 12 GA
    6.              Benelli Nova Camo 12 ga
    7.              Winchester SXP syn 12 GA
    8.              Savage Axis II W/Scope 6.5 Creedmore
    9.              Savage Axis II W/Scope 243 Win
    10.           Smith and Wesson SD9VE 9mm
    11.           Ruger LCP 380
    12.           Henry lever action 22 LR
    13.           Savage 555 O/U 12 Ga.
    14.           Savage 93R17 W/Scope 17 HMR
    15.           Winchester SXP syn20 Ga
    16.           Savage 555 O/U 20 Ga.
    17.           Winchester SXP syn 12 GA
    18.           Savage Axis II W/Scope 6.5 Creedmore
    19.           Savage Model 64 F 22 Lr.
    20.           Ruger 10/22 RB Wood 22 lr
    21.           Savage Model 64 F 22 Lr.
    22.           Ruger 10/22 RB Wood 22 lr
    23.           Savage Model 64 F 22 Lr.
    24.           Taurus G2C 9mm
    25.           Savage Axis II W/Scope 243 Win
    26.           Winchester SXP syn20 Ga
    27.           Henry lever action 22 LR
    28.           Winchester SX4 hybrid 12 Ga 3"
    29.           Taurus G2C 9mm
    30.           Smith and Wesson shield 9mm Bugout
    31.           Winchester SXP syn20 Ga
    32.           Savage Axis II W/Scope 30-06
    33.           Benelli Nova Camo 12 ga
    34.           Winchester SXP syn20 Ga
    35.           Savage Axis II W/Scope 6.5 Creedmore
    36.           Sig Sauer 365
    37.           Savage 555 O/U 20 Ga.
    38.           Taurus G2C 9mm
    39.           Tikka T-3 Stainless 7mm
    40.           Smith and Wesson SD9VE 9mm
    41.           Mossberg 12 Ga. camo combo
    42.           Savage Axis II W/Scope 30-06
    43.           Ruger LC9S 9MM
    44.           Henry lever action 22 LR
    45.           Ruger 10/22 RB Wood 22 lr
    46.           Ruger LCP 380
    47.           Benelli Nova 12 ga
    48.           Savage A22 22 mag
    49.           Smith and Wesson SD9VE 9mm
    50.           Savage 93R17 W/Scope 17 HMR
    51.           Winchester SXP syn 12 GA
    52.           Savage 93R17 W/Scope 17 HMR
    53.           Ruger 10/22 RB Wood 22 lr
    54.           Savage Axis II W/Scope 30-06
    55.           Ruger 10/22 RB Wood 22 lr
    56.           Savage 555 O/U 12 Ga.
    57.           Ruger 10/22 RB Wood 22 lr
    58.           Savage 555 O/U 12 Ga.
    59.           Winchester SXP syn20 Ga
    60.           Beretta A 300 Outlander Syn. 12 ga.
    61.          Ruger LC9S 9MM
    62.          Stoeger 3020 20 Ga. Camo
    63.          Ruger 10/22 RB Wood 22 lr
    64.           Henry Golden boy
    65.           Smith and Wesson SD9VE 9mm
    66.           Benelli Nova 12 ga
    67.           Winchester SXP Camo 12 ga
    68.           Mossberg 12 Ga. camo combo
    69.           Savage Model 64 F 22 Lr.
    70.           Ruger 10/22 RB Wood 22 lr
    71.           Savage 93R17 W/Scope 17 HMR
    72.           Ruger LCP 380
    73.           Ruger 10/22 RB Wood 22 lr
    74.           Ruger LC9S 9MM
    75.           Henry Golden boy
    76.           Savage Model 64 F 22 Lr.
    77.           Savage Axis II W/Scope 30-06
    78.           Ruger 10/22 RB Wood 22 lr
    79.           Benelli Nova 12 ga
    80.           Savage 220 slug gun 20 Ga
    81.           Ruger LC9S 9MM
    82.           Ruger 10/22 RB Wood 22 lr
    83.           Ruger AR 556
    84.           Savage Axis II W/Scope 243 Win
    85.           Savage Model 64 F 22 Lr.
    86.           Henry lever action 22 LR
    87.           Benelli Nova 12 ga
    88.           Mossberg 12 Ga. camo combo
    89.           Ruger 10/22 RB Wood 22 lr
    90.           Winchester SXP syn 12 GA
    91.           Smith and Wesson M&P 223
    92.          Mossberg 12 Ga. camo combo
    93.          Ruger LC9S 9MM
    94.          Savage 555 O/U 20 Ga.
    95.          Taurus G2C 9mm
    96.          Savage 220 slug gun 20 Ga
    97.          Henry Golden boy
    98.          Smith and Wesson shield 9mm Bugout
    99.          Taurus G2C 9mm
    100.        Ruger Precision 22 lr


    Rules and Regulations:

    The drawing will start at 7:30 pm on Friday at the Sauk Rapids VFW: 901 North Benton Drive, Sauk Rapids, MN, 56379.
    Need not be present to win.
    All are welcome to attend.
    Vouchers will be available on site.
    Raffle Tickets limited to 2000 – $40 per ticket.
    A winning ticket will not be returned to the drawing; one chance to win per ticket.
    The winner will be issued a voucher for the awarded gun. The voucher can be used to purchase the awarded gun or a gift card will be issued by Scheels which can be used as store credit on any merchandise. Gift cards may also be used online. Gift cards valid only at Scheels Store, 40 North Waite Avenue, Waite Park, MN. 56387.
    All winners will be notified of the gun they have won and will receive a voucher. Winner must then present this voucher and their driver’s license to the gun department at Scheels in Waite Park, MN. Each winner will then be issued his or her gun or gift card.
    The winner is responsible for all applicable fees and/or taxes.
    Must be 18 years of age to purchase a ticket or win a prize.
    Must be 18 years of age to obtain rifles and shotguns, and 21 years of age to receive handguns. Permit to purchase in the State of Minnesota is required to receive handguns and AR style rifles.
    Must pass all applicable background checks to obtain guns. If a winner fails the background check, they may still use the gift card for merchandise other than guns.

  • Fri
    08
    Oct
    2021
    Sun
    10
    Oct
    2021
    12:00 pmLearn More

    Female Warriors Weekend October 8-10, 2021

    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.

    You will check in Friday between 4:00 - 5:00 pm. All meals are included.

    Cost is $75.00 for the weekend.

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

    The cost to send 1 person to Camp Bliss for a weekend retreat is $650, which includes lodging and all meals. Because of donations and sales from our 2020 Guns and Goods Raffle, we are able to supplement $575 per Veteran, Law Enforcement or Person with Disabilities.

     

     

    Printable Flyer and Registration Forms

  • Fri
    12
    Nov
    2021
    Sun
    14
    Nov
    2021
    12:00 pmLearn More

    Female Warriors Weekend November 12-14th, 2021

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

    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.

    You will check in Friday between 4:00 - 5:00 pm. All meals are included.

    Cost is $75.00 for the weekend.

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

    The cost to send 1 person to Camp Bliss for a weekend retreat is $650, which includes lodging and all meals. Because of donations and sales from our 2020 Guns and Goods Raffle, we are able to supplement $575 per Veteran, Law Enforcement or Person with Disabilities.

     

     

    Printable Flyer and Registration Form

  • Fri
    21
    Jan
    2022
    Sun
    23
    Jan
    2022
    12:00 pmLearn More

    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
    12:00 pmLearn More

    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
    12:00 pmLearn More

    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.

     

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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

     

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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

     

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  • Fri
    20
    May
    2022
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    22
    May
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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.

     

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  • Fri
    20
    May
    2022
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    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.

     

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  • 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.

     

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  • Fri
    23
    Sep
    2022
    Sun
    25
    Sep
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    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

     

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  • Fri
    04
    Nov
    2022
    Sun
    06
    Nov
    2022
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    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

     

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  • Fri
    11
    Nov
    2022
    Sun
    13
    Nov
    2022
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    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.

     

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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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