Camp Minne-Wa-Kan Retreats

Camp Minne-Wa-Kan is available for groups of all types from September through May. Located 17 miles east of Bemidji and 9 miles Northwest of Cass Lake, MN, Minne-Wa-Kan is ideal for groups looking for a peaceful place to get away.


Camp Minne-Wa-Kan has a half mile of sandy shoreline on gorgeous Lake Andrusia. In addition to good fishing, Andrusia is also special because the Mississippi River flows through it. The sunsets over Lake Andrusia are amazing, and Camp Minne-Wa-Kan is a great place to enjoy the light-show. Minne-Wa-Kan’s 23 acres are surrounded by the dense woodlands of the Chippewa National Forest and located within the bounds of the Leech Lake Indian Reservation.


The Lodge houses camp’s kitchen and dining area on the main level, while the lower level has lodging and a meeting lounge. The dining area has a brick fireplace and large windows with great views of the lake. It will serve groups up to 100 people. The meeting lounge on the lower level is perfect for groups up to 20. It has comfortable couches & chairs centered around a fireplace.

Other facilities at Camp Minne-Wa-Kan include The Arc, which is a large open building perfect for indoor games, arts & crafts, and other activities. Outdoors, there is a large activity field and a paved full-court basketball and recreation area. Camp also has two saunas, both heated by wood stoves.


The Lodge at Camp Minne-Wa-Kan has three dormitory style rooms with bunk beds. Each room will sleep eight people for a total capacity of 24. The rooms are adjacent to the lounge, and restrooms with showers are just down the hall.

Two retreat cabins are also available for groups. Each cabin has two bedrooms with bunk beds, a private bath room, and a comfortable lounge with a gas fireplace. The cabins will each sleep nine people. One cabin is handicapped accessible.

Fall & Spring Lodging

In the warmer months of spring and fall there are nine rustic cabins which can serve up to 90 people. Restroom and shower facilities are located a short walk from these cabins.


The Lodge has a complete commercial style kitchen. Groups at Camp Minne-Wa-Kan can choose to have Pathways provide delicious meals and snacks for their retreat. Or, groups may use the kitchen to prepare meals on their own.


Opportunities for fun abound at Camp Minne-Wa-Kan. Take a canoe for a ride on a warm spring afternoon. Crunch through the leaves on a hike in the fall. Roll in the snow and then warm up in the sauna. Play a game of basketball at the courts. Minne-Wa-Kan also has equipment for volleyball, softball, kickball, Frisbee, and soccer. Recreational equipment is available to all retreat groups.

In the winter Minne-Wa-Kan is a great place to try snowshoeing or cross-country skiing.