2024 Camp Bliss Retreats for Veterans, Law Enforcement and People with Disabilities!

We are thrilled to share some exciting news with you!  We have been very successful with our legislative pursuits for funding of Veteran Retreats and Getaways at Camp Bliss. Exciting News! 

  • We will not be charging a registration fees for Veteran getaways for the next two years, we have secured funding from the MDVA.  For non-qualifying Veterans there will be a fee of $100 per person to attend a getaway or retreat.  If you have questions about the guidelines please call Lori at (320) 281-2016.
  • We will now be allowed to get reimbursement for Spouses, children, and active-duty service members!

You may come up to two retreats per year!!!! We have added many exciting retreats due to this!!  A complete list of 2024 Retreats and Getaways are listed below! **Because there will not be a registration fee, you will still be required to submit the appropriate documentation, DD214 (Member 4) and Driver’s license or state ID.  If a spouse is attending and has a different last name, you will be required to show proof of marriage before you are considered “registered.”  Once you are, please commit fully to attending your retreat as there are limited spots for each one and if you do not show up, that is a Veteran’s spot that you have eliminated

If a Retreat/Getaway says FILLED, please email or call Lori O. to be put on a waiting list: Register@campbliss.org or call 320-281-2016

Click on any of the events below for more information.

All our Getaways & Retreats are alcohol free.

MDVA Website: https://mn.gov/mdva

 

 

 
 
 
 
 

 

 
Thank you to the sponsors of our Veterans Fishing Events!

 

 

 

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    Jun
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    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.

     

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    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.

     

     

     

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  • Fri
    05
    Nov
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    07
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    Covid-Recovery Retreat

    Wellness & Socialization for Women with Disabilities

    November 5-7, 2021

    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!”

    Activities will include self-care and wellness, games, and time to relax. We will be going outdoors to explore Camp Bliss or have a bonfire.  What to bring: warm clothing, medications, towels, personal water bottle and anything else you will need for the weekend. 

    The cost for the weekend is $75.  If you bring your own PCA, there is an additional charge of $50 and the PCA will need to register separately for this retreat.

    This fee includes: lodging, all meals, beverages and supplies.

    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.

    We need to receive your registration by Friday, October 1, 2021

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

     

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    12
    Nov
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    14
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    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.  All our Getaways & Retreats are alcohol free.

    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.

    We need to receive your registration by Friday, October 1, 2021

     

     

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  • Fri
    03
    Dec
    2021
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    05
    Dec
    2021
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    Celebrate The Holidays For All With Disabilities

    December 3-5, 2021

    We are excited to have you join us for a weekend to relax and unwind, enjoy the amazing winter scenery 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 $50, 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, October 29, 2021

     

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  • Fri
    10
    Dec
    2021
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    12
    Dec
    2021
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    Celebrate The Holidays For Women With Disabilities

    December 10-12, 2021

    We are excited to have you join us for a weekend to relax and unwind, enjoy the amazing winter scenery 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 $50, 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, November 5, 2021

     

    Printable Flyer and Registration Forms