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!

 

 

 

  • Fri
    14
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    Veterans Ice Fishing Tournament

    THIS RETREAT IS FULL – please contact Lori at 320-281-2016 or lorio@independentlifestyles.org to see if there are openings due to cancellations or to be put on a waiting list.

    January 14-16, 2022

     

    On behalf of Camp Bliss we welcome you to our first Ice Fishing Tournament!  Join us on Minnesota’s third largest lake – Leech Lake for a fun experience in Walker!  This event, weather permitting, takes place on Saturday, January 15th, from 10:00 am -6:00 pm. We will provide fish houses, bait and lunch!  All participants must be a Veteran and registered through Camp Bliss. We have limited fishing supplies, so please bring your favorite fishing rod or tip-up pole, if you don’t have one we will supply one.  $500 in prize money will be awarded, so join us for a fun weekend of fishing and camaraderie!  Friday night check-in, Saturday fishing, awards/bonfire & Sunday breakfast in our beautiful Lodge 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 10, 2021.  

    Check in - Friday, 4:00 pm & check out - Sunday, 10:00 am  

     

    Printable Flyer and Registration Forms

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  • Fri
    21
    Jan
    2022
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    23
    Jan
    2022
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    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 $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, December 17, 2021.  

    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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    04
    Feb
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    06
    Feb
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    Marines Ice Fishing Getaway

    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!  All our Getaways & Retreats are alcohol free. 

    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.

     

    Printable Flyer and Registration Forms

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

    February 11-13, 2022

     

    Veterans & their spouses will be welcomed into the serene and supportive setting of Camp Bliss! Come and experience an amazing few days of rest and relaxation. We will take time to relax, do some ice fishing and enjoy the beauty of 48 acres of incredible pine and hardwood forest in a breathtaking north woods setting on three lakes!  All our Getaways & Retreats are alcohol free. 

    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.

     

     

    Printable Flyer and Registration Forms

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  • Fri
    25
    Mar
    2022
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    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.  All our Getaways & Retreats are alcohol free.

    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.

     

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    08
    Apr
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    10
    Apr
    2022
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    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 $50, 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
    29
    Apr
    2022
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    01
    May
    2022
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    Advocates Retreat

    April 29 - May 1, 2022

    It’s time to get out and enjoy nature, the fresh air and sunshine.  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, March 25, 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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    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 $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, April 8, 2022.  

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

     

    Printable Flyer and Registration Forms              Submit Payment

     
  • Fri
    20
    May
    2022
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    22
    May
    2022
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    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!  All our Getaways & Retreats are alcohol free.

    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.

     

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  • Fri
    20
    May
    2022
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    22
    May
    2022
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    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!  All our Retreats & Getaways are alcohol free.

    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.

     

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  • Fri
    03
    Jun
    2022
    Sun
    05
    Jun
    2022
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    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!  All our Getaways & Retreats are alcohol free.

    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.

     

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  • Fri
    10
    Jun
    2022
    Sun
    12
    Jun
    2022
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    June 10-12, 2022

     

    On behalf of Camp Bliss we welcome you to our first Guided Fishing Tournament!  Join us on Minnesota’s third largest lake, Leech Lake, for a fun fishing experience in Walker, MN!  This event, will take place on Saturday, June 11th, from 10:00 am -6:00 pm.

    This is a guided fishing tournament on Leech Lake. All fishing equipment and bait is provided, including lunch.

    All participants must be a Veteran and registered through Camp Bliss. There are 21 available spots for veterans that are first-come-first-serve, but we will have a waiting list.

    $500 in prize money will be awarded, so join us for a fun weekend of fishing and camaraderie!  Friday night check-in, Saturday fishing, awards/bonfire & Sunday morning breakfast in our beautiful Lodge setting on three lakes!       

    **You are responsible to bring your own rain gear in case of weather**

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

    We need to receive your registration by Friday, May 6, 2022.  

    Check in - Friday, 4:00 pm & check out - Sunday, 10:00 am  

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  • Fri
    09
    Sep
    2022
    Sun
    11
    Sep
    2022
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    September 9-11, 2022

    This getaway is sponsored by the DAV. 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. 

    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, August 5 , 2022.  Limit of 10 people.

     

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  • Fri
    23
    Sep
    2022
    Sun
    25
    Sep
    2022
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    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 $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, August 19, 2022.  

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

     

    Printable Flyer and Registration Forms            Submit Payment

     
  • Fri
    30
    Sep
    2022
    Sun
    02
    Oct
    2022
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    September 30 - October 2, 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!  All our Getaways & Retreats are alcohol free. 

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

    We need to receive your registration by Friday, August 26, 2022.  Limit of 10 people.

     

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  • Fri
    21
    Oct
    2022
    Sun
    23
    Oct
    2022
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    October 21-23, 2022

     

    You will be welcomed into the serene and supportive setting at Camp Bliss. Come and experience an amazing weekend of healing, relaxation, and scenery. We will spend evenings around the camp fire, building camaraderie, watching the wood burn and listening to the noises of the fire and nature. You will enjoy the beauty of 48 acres of incredible pine and hardwood forest in a breathtaking north woods setting on three lakes!  All our Getaways & Retreats are alcohol free.

    Cost is $75.00 per person and includes lodging and meals.

    We need to receive your registration by Friday, September 16, 2022.  Limit of 10 people.

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  • Fri
    04
    Nov
    2022
    Sun
    06
    Nov
    2022
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    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 $50, and the PCA will need to register separately for this retreat.

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

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

    If you are currently a consumer of Independent Lifestyles, transportation to and from Camp Bliss is offered from our Sauk Rapids location for an additional charge of $15.  Otherwise you are responsible for your own transportation.

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

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

     

    Printable Flyer and Registration Forms             Submit Payment

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

    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.  All our Getaways & Retreats are alcohol free.

    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.

     

    Registration Form & Flyer              Submit Payment