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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    January 10-12, 2024

    Join us for a weekend Getaway of fun, fishing, and camaraderie! It’s our 3rd Annual Guided Ice Fishing Tournament on Leech Lake, Minnesota’s third largest lake in Walker, MN.  This event, weather permitting, will take place on Thursday, January 11th, from 8:00-5:00 pm. 

    This is a guided fishing tournament on Leech Lake.  We will provide fish houses, bait, and all meals!  All participants must be a Veteran and registered through Camp Bliss.  There are 21 available spots for veterans that are first-come-first serve basis, we will also have a waiting list. Please commit fully to attending your retreat, if you do not show up, that is a Veteran’s spot that you have eliminated. We have limited fishing supplies, so please bring your favorite fishing rod or tip-up pole, if you do not have one, we will supply one.

    $500 in prize money will be awarded!  Wednesday night check-in, Thursday fishing, awards and bonfire and Friday breakfast in our beautiful Lodge setting on three lakes!

    All our Getaways & Retreats are alcohol free. 

    **We will not be charging a registration fee for Veteran Getaways for the next two years, as we have secured funding from the MDVA. You may come up to two retreats per year! **

    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

    We need to receive your registration by Friday, December 8, 2023.

    Printable Flyer and Registration Forms

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    January 12-14, 2024

     

    Join us for a weekend Getaway of fun, fishing, and camaraderie! It is our 3rd Annual Guided Ice Fishing Tournament on Leech Lake, Minnesota’s third largest lake in Walker, MN.  This event, weather permitting, will take place on Saturday, January 13th, from 8:00-5:00 pm. 

      This is a guided fishing tournament on Leech Lake. We will provide fish houses, bait, and all meals! All participants must be a Veteran and registered through Camp Bliss. There are 21 available spots for veterans that are first-come-first serve basis, we will also have a waiting list. Please commit fully to attending your retreat, if you do not show up, that is a Veteran’s spot that you have eliminated. We have limited fishing supplies, so please bring your favorite fishing rod or tip-up pole, if you do not have one, we will supply one.

    $500 in prize money will be awarded!  Friday night check-in, Saturday fishing, awards and bonfire and Sunday breakfast in our beautiful Lodge setting on three lakes!

    All our Getaways & Retreats are alcohol free.

    **We will not be charging a registration fee for Veteran Getaways for the next two years, as we have secured funding from the MDVA. You may come up to two retreats per year! **

    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

    We need to receive your registration by Friday, December 15, 2023.

    Printable Flyer and Registration Forms

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    January 19-21, 2024

     

    Join us for a fun weekend of fishing (weather permitting) and friendship! 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. 

    The total 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 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.

    Transportation to and from Camp Bliss is offered from Independent Lifestyles, Inc. in Sauk Rapids for an additional charge of $20. Otherwise, you are responsible for your own transportation.

    We need to receive your registration by Friday, December 22, 2023.

    Printable Flyer and Registration Forms

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    February 2-4, 2024

     

    Marines and sons will be welcomed into the serene and supportive setting of Camp Bliss!   

    We are excited to have you join us for a weekend of fun, fishing (weather permitting) and camaraderie in our beautiful up north setting on three lakes!

    We will take time to relax and enjoy the beauty of 48 acres of incredible pine and hardwood forest with snow-covered landscape. You will feel like you are miles away from the stress of everyday life!  

    There are 10 available spots for veterans and sons (ages 10-18 only) that are first-come-first serve basis, we will also have a waiting list. Please commit fully to attending your retreat, if you do not show up, that is a Veteran’s spot that you have eliminated. We have limited fishing supplies, so please bring your favorite fishing rod or tip-up pole, if you do not have one, we will supply one.

    All our Getaways & Retreats are alcohol free.

    **We will not be charging a registration fee for Veteran Getaways for the next two years, as we have secured funding from the MDVA. You may come up to two retreats per year!**

    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

    We need to receive your registration by Friday, January 5, 2024.

    Printable Flyer and Registration Forms

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    February 9-11, 2024

     

    We are excited to have you join us for a weekend of ice fishing in our beautiful up north setting (weather permitting), take time to relax and escape the pressures of home and focus on your relationship and have fun in the process!

    Enjoy the beauty of 48 acres of incredible pine and hardwood forest on three lakes! Sit back and relax in front of a glowing fire in the beautiful Lodge. You will feel like you are miles away from the stress of everyday life! Come and experience the charm of Minnesota ice fishing at Camp Bliss!

    There are 10 available spots for veterans and spouses that are first-come-first serve basis, we will also have a waiting list. Please commit fully to attending your retreat, if you do not show up, that is a Veteran’s spot that you have eliminated. We have limited fishing supplies, so please bring your favorite fishing rod or tip-up pole, if you do not have one, we will supply one. 

    All our Getaways & Retreats are alcohol free.

    **We will not be charging a registration fee for Veteran Getaways for the next two years, as we have secured funding from the MDVA. You may come up to two retreats per year!**

    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

    We need to receive your registration by Friday, January 5, 2024.

    Printable Flyer and Registration Forms

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    March 1-3, 2024

     

    We appreciate the women who have served our country. We are excited to welcome you to the serene and supportive setting of Camp Bliss!  Join us for an empowering getaway and unite with fellow women, rejuvenate in nature, and take part in activities tailored just for you. Let us celebrate your spirit, resilience, and journey and connect with other female Veterans.  

    Enjoy the beauty of 48 acres of incredible pine and hardwood forest in a breathtaking north woods setting on three lakes! There are 10 available spots for veterans that are first-come-first serve basis, we will also have a waiting list. Please commit fully to attending your retreat, if you do not show up, that is a Veteran’s spot that you have eliminated. 

    All our Getaways & Retreats are alcohol free.

    **We will not be charging a registration fee for Veteran Getaways for the next two years, as we have secured funding from the MDVA. You may come up to two retreats per year!**

    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

    We need to receive your registration by Friday, February 2, 2024.

    Printable Flyer and Registration Forms

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    April 12-14, 2024

     

    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!   

    There are 10 available spots (5 couples) for veterans and spouses that are first-come-first serve basis, we will also have a waiting list. Please commit fully to attending your retreat, if you do not show up, that is a Veteran’s spot that you have eliminated. 

    All our Getaways & Retreats are alcohol free.

    **We will not be charging a registration fee for Veteran Getaways for the next two years, as we have secured funding from the MDVA. You may come up to two retreats per year!**

    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

    We need to receive your registration by Friday, March 8, 2024.

    Printable Flyer and Registration Forms

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    April 26-28, 2024

     

    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. 

    The total cost for the weekend is $75, if you bring your own 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. 

    Transportation to and from Camp Bliss is offered from our Sauk Rapids location for an additional charge of $20. Otherwise, you are responsible for your own transportation.

    We need to receive your registration by Friday, March 29, 2024.

    Printable Flyer and Registration Forms

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    May 3-5, 2024

     

    We appreciate the women who have served our country. We are excited to welcome you to the serene and supportive setting of Camp Bliss! Join us for an empowering getaway and unite with fellow women, rejuvenate in nature, and take part in activities tailored just for you. Let us celebrate your spirit, resilience, and journey and connect with other female Veterans. 

    Enjoy the beauty of 48 acres of incredible pine and hardwood forest in a breathtaking

    north woods setting on three lakes! There are 10 available spots for veterans that are first-come-first serve basis, we will also have a waiting list. Please commit fully to attending your retreat, if you do not show up, that is a Veteran’s spot that you have eliminated. 

    All our Getaways & Retreats are alcohol free.

    **We will not be charging a registration fee for Veteran Getaways for the next two years, as we have secured funding from the MDVA. You may come up to two retreats per year!**

    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

    We need to receive your registration by Friday, April 5, 2024.

    Printable Flyer and Registration Forms

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    May 17-19, 2024

     

    Veterans welcome to our annual Turkey Hunt! All hunters are required to have a valid Minnesota turkey license and will be partnered with a volunteer caller. 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! 

    There are 10 available spots for veterans that are first-come-first serve basis, we will also have a waiting list. Please commit fully to attending your retreat, if you do not show up, that is a Veteran’s spot that you have eliminated. 

    All our Getaways & Retreats are alcohol free.

    **We will not be charging a registration fee for Veteran Getaways for the next two years, as we have secured funding from the MDVA. You may come up to two retreats per year!**

    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

    We need to receive your registration by Friday, April 12, 2024.

    Printable Flyer and Registration Forms

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    August 23-25, 2024

     

    We are excited to welcome you to the serene and supportive setting of Camp Bliss! Enjoy the beauty of 48 acres of incredible pine and hardwood forest in breathtaking north woods setting on three beautiful lakes! We bring families together to enjoy quality time connecting and bonding with other military families who have gone through the same experiences.  

    Families will spend time enjoying a variety of fun and exciting activities and to have the opportunity to experience a place specifically designated to them! You will become part of a community of military families and make memories that last a lifetime!

    There are 20 total available spots for veterans and families (children 10-18 years old only) that are on a first-come-first serve basis, we will have a waiting list. Please commit fully to attending your retreat, if you do not show up, that is a Veteran or family member’s spot that you have eliminated.                                                                                             

    All our Getaways & Retreats are alcohol free.

    **We will not be charging a registration fee for Veteran Getaways for the next two years, as we have secured funding from the MDVA. You may come up to two retreats per year!**

    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

    We need to receive your registration by Friday, July 19, 2024.

    Printable Flyer and Registration Forms

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    September 6-8, 2024

     

    We appreciate the women who have served our country. We are excited to welcome you to the serene and supportive setting of Camp Bliss! Join us for an empowering getaway and unite with fellow women, rejuvenate in nature, and take part in activities to enhance your well-being. Let us celebrate your spirit, resilience, and journey and connect with other female Veterans. 

    Enjoy the beauty of 48 acres of incredible pine and hardwood forest in a breathtaking north woods setting on three lakes! There are 10 available spots for veterans that are first-come-first serve basis, we will also have a waiting list. Please commit fully to attending your retreat, if you do not show up, that is a Veteran’s spot that you have eliminated.                

    All our Getaways & Retreats are alcohol free.

    **We will not be charging a registration fee for Veteran Getaways for the next two years, as we have secured funding from the MDVA. You may come up to two retreats per year!**

    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

    We need to receive your registration by Friday, August 2, 2024.

    Printable Flyer and Registration Forms

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    September 20-22, 2024

     

    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!   

    There are 10 available spots (5 couples) for veterans and spouses that are first-come-first serve basis, we will also have a waiting list. Please commit fully to attending your retreat, if you do not show up, that is a Veteran’s spot that you have eliminated. 

    All our Getaways & Retreats are alcohol free.

    **We will not be charging a registration fee for Veteran Getaways for the next two years, as we have secured funding from the MDVA. You may come up to two retreats per year!**

    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

    We need to receive your registration by Friday, August 16, 2024.

    Printable Flyer and Registration Forms

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    September 27-29, 2024

     

    Join us for a fun weekend Getaway of fishing and camaraderie! It is our 3rd Annual Guided Fishing Tournament on Leech Lake, Minnesota’s third largest lake in Walker, MN. This event will take place on Saturday, September 28th, from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm.

    This is a guided fishing tournament on Leech Lake. We will provide boats, fishing equipment, bait, and all meals! All participants must be a Veteran and be registered through Camp Bliss. There are 21 available spots for veterans that are first-come-first serve basis and we also will have a waiting list. Please commit fully to attending your retreat, if you do not show up, that is a Veteran’s spot that you have eliminated. We have limited fishing supplies, so please bring your favorite fishing rod or tip-up pole, if you do not have one, we will supply one.

    $500 in prizes will be awarded! Friday night check-in, Saturday fishing, awards and bonfire and Sunday breakfast in our beautiful Lodge setting on three lakes!

    All our Getaways & Retreats are alcohol free.

    **We will not be charging a registration fee for Veteran Getaways for the next two years, as we have secured funding from the MDVA. You may come up to two retreats per year!**

    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

    We need to receive your registration by Friday, August 30, 2024.

    Printable Flyer and Registration Forms

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    October 4-6, 2024

     

    You will be welcomed into the serene and supportive setting at Camp Bliss, come and experience an amazing weekend! This retreat will help develop coping and communication skills, enhance your resiliency skills, and empower you to live productive and fulfilling lives. Veterans will have the opportunity to have fun and experience activities in the company of other Veterans. This retreat is open to any male veteran of any age and service history.

    There are 10 available spots for veterans that are first-come-first serve basis, and we will also have a waiting list. Please commit fully to attending your retreat, if you do not show up, that is a Veteran’s spot that you have eliminated. 

    All our Getaways & Retreats are alcohol free.

    **We will not be charging a registration fee for Veteran Getaways for the next two years, as we have secured funding from the MDVA. You may come up to two retreats per year!**

    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

    We need to receive your registration by Friday, September 6, 2024.

    Printable Flyer and Registration Forms

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    October 18-20, 2024

     

    We are excited to welcome you to the serene and supportive setting of Camp Bliss! Enjoy the beauty of 48 acres of incredible pine and hardwood forest in breathtaking north woods setting on three beautiful lakes! We bring families together to enjoy quality time connecting and bonding with other military families who have gone through the same experiences.   

    Families will spend time enjoying a variety of fun and exciting activities and to have the opportunity to experience a place specifically designated to them! You will become part of a community of military families and make memories that last a lifetime!

    There are 20 total available spots for veterans and families (children 10-18 years old only) that are on a first-come-first serve basis, we will have a waiting list. Please commit fully to attending your retreat, if you do not show up, that is a Veteran or family member’s spot that you have eliminated.                                                                                                     

    All our Getaways & Retreats are alcohol free.

    **We will not be charging a registration fee for Veteran Getaways for the next two years, as we have secured funding from the MDVA. You may come up to two retreats per year!**

    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

    We need to receive your registration by Friday, September 20, 2024.

    Printable Flyer and Registration Forms

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    November 15-17, 2024

     

    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. 

    The total cost for the weekend is $75, if you bring your own 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. 

    Transportation to and from Camp Bliss is offered from our Sauk Rapids location for an additional charge of $20. Otherwise, you are responsible for your own transportation.

    We need to receive your registration by Friday, October 18, 2024.

    Printable Flyer and Registration Forms