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All our Getaways & Retreats are alcohol free.

  • Fri
    25
    Jan
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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
    Feb
    2019
    Sun
    10
    Feb
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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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  • Fri
    22
    Feb
    2019
    Sun
    24
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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
    Sun
    24
    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
    05
    Apr
    2019
    Sun
    07
    Apr
    2019
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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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  • Fri
    12
    Apr
    2019
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    Apr
    2019
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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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  • Fri
    17
    May
    2019
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    19
    May
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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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  • Fri
    31
    May
    2019
    Sun
    02
    Jun
    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

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  • Fri
    06
    Sep
    2019
    Sun
    08
    Sep
    2019
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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

    Book a Retreat Online

  • Mon
    09
    Sep
    2019
    Wed
    11
    Sep
    2019
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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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  • Fri
    20
    Sep
    2019
    Sun
    22
    Sep
    2019
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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

  • Fri
    11
    Oct
    2019
    Sun
    13
    Oct
    2019
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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

     

  • Fri
    01
    Nov
    2019
    Sun
    03
    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

  • Fri
    15
    Nov
    2019
    Sun
    17
    Nov
    2019
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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. 

     

    Printable Flyer & Registration Form

    Book a Retreat Online

2022 Upcoming Camp Bliss Retreats for Veterans, Law Enforcement and People with Disabilities!

*Dates are Subject to Change*

All our Getaways & Retreats are alcohol free.

*Flyers and Registrations are coming soon*

 

January 7-9, 2022: Disabled Retirees Getaway (Filled)

January 14-16, 2022:  Veterans Ice Fishing Tournament Getaway

January 21-23, 2022: Ice Fishing for All with Disabilities 

February 4-6, 2022: Marines Ice Fishing Getaway (Filled)

February 11-13, 2022: Veterans & Spouses R & R Getaway

March 25-27, 2022: Female Warriors Getaway

April 1-3, 2022: Retired Law Enforcement Getaway (Filled)

April 8-10, 2022: Wellness and Socialization for Women with Disabilities 

April 29 – May 1, 2022: Advocates Retreat

May 13-15, 2022: Fishing for All with Disabilities 

May 20-22, 2022: Veterans Turkey Hunt Getaway

May 20-22, 2022: Veterans & Spouses R & R Getaway

June 3-5, 2022: Veteran Warriors & Spouses Getaway

June 10-12, 2022: Veterans Fishing Tournament Getaway

September 9-11, 2022: DAV Female Veterans Getaway (Filled)

September 23-25, 2022: Fishing Getaway for Men with Disabilities 

September 30 – October 2, 2022: Male Veterans R & R Getaway

October 21-23, 2022: Male Veterans R & R Getaway

November 4-6, 2022: Wellness and Socialization for Women with Disabilities 

November 11-13, 2022: Female Warriors Getaway