Click on any of the events below for more information. 

All our Getaways & Retreats are alcohol free.

  • Fri
    24
    Jan
    2020
    Sun
    26
    Jan
    2020
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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

    Book a Retreat Online

  • Fri
    07
    Feb
    2020
    Sun
    09
    Feb
    2020
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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

    Book a Retreat Online

  • Tue
    25
    Feb
    2020
    Thu
    27
    Feb
    2020
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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

    Book a Retreat Online

  • Fri
    06
    Mar
    2020
    Sun
    08
    Mar
    2020
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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

    Book a Retreat Online

  • Fri
    17
    Apr
    2020
    Sun
    19
    Apr
    2020
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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.

     

    Printable Flyer and Registration Forms

    Book a Retreat Online

  • Fri
    15
    May
    2020
    Sun
    17
    May
    2020
    12:00 pmLearn More

    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

  • Mon
    18
    May
    2020
    Wed
    20
    May
    2020
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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.

     

    Printable Flyer and Registration Forms

    Book a Retreat Online

  • Fri
    26
    Jun
    2020
    Sun
    28
    Jun
    2020
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    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.

     

    Printable Flyer and Registration Forms

    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.

     

    Printable Flyer and Registration Forms

    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