Looking for a place to hold a retreat or event? Pathways’ camps are available for day and overnight rental. Camp Emmaus and Camp Minne-Wa-Kan each offer a unique setting to enjoy the peace, solitude and beauty of God’s creation. Our facilities are perfect for youth or adult retreats, family reunions, Bible study groups, quilting or scrapbook weekends. Groups have also used Pathways camps for fishing weekends, wedding receptions, and anniversary parties.

Pathways offers all rental groups comfortable lodging options, a staff member on site at all times, use of audio/visual equipment, and use of all indoor and outdoor recreational equipment. Groups may choose to have Pathways provide meals or may use our kitchen facilities to prepare meals. If you need help with activities or programming for your retreat, we’d love to help. We will work to meet your needs, and provide the best, most refreshing experience possible!

In addition to the great meals and facilities, all three camps offer great opportunities for adventure and exploration. Each camp has a unique setting with trails, lakes and rivers, and scenic views. Our camps accommodate many indoor and outdoor recreational activities. Depending on the season, some options include: canoeing, swimming, hiking, fishing, volleyball, basketball, softball, broomball, sledding, cross-country skiing, and snowshoeing.

Camp Emmaus Retreats

Camp Emmaus is located just outside of Menahga, MN. Emmaus offers year-round retreat and conference facilities for groups of all types in a peaceful and pristine setting. Camp Emmaus is ideal for retreats, family reunions, banquets, and meetings. The Challenge Course at Camp Emmaus also opens up possibilities for team building retreats. 


Though only two miles from town, Camp Emmaus gives one the feeling of total seclusion. Camp’s 340 acres of pine and oak forest make it easy to relax and enjoy a slower pace of life. Emmaus surrounds beautiful Lake Morgan, which is stocked with Rainbow Trout, and there is additional shoreline on Stocking Lake. A network of hiking trails leads to every corner of camp. Hikers with sharp eyes frequently spot deer, grouse, and even eagles.

The Lodge at Emmaus

The Lodge at Emmaus is the perfect place for a retreat, reunion, banquet or meeting. The Lodge contains our kitchen and dining area which will comfortably serve groups up to 200 people. The dining room has a beautiful stone fireplace and large windows overlooking Lake Morgan. A comfortable loft and a conference room offer further options for groups using the facility.

The Lodge also has 8 hotel style rooms which will accommodate a total of 30 people. Each room will sleep 3-4 people, and each has its own bathroom. Groups staying in The Lodge may choose to bring their own bedding and towels, or they may choose to use Pathways linen service.

Other Lodging Options

Cabin Friendship is available for use September through May. It can sleep up to 24 people in one large dormitory style room with bunk beds. The bathrooms are adjacent to the sleeping room, as is a large gathering space with a fireplace.  During the warmer months, Emmaus also has 10 rustic cabins which can accommodate up to 120 people. Restroom and shower facilities are located a short walk from these cabins.


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

Camp Emmaus offers something fun for everyone. Go for a hike down one of our many trails. Paddle a canoe on Lake Morgan. Cast a lure for one of Lake Morgan’s hungry trout. Cool off on a hot day at the swim beach.  Emmaus also has equipment for basketball, volleyball, softball, kickball, Frisbee, soccer. For indoor fun there is ping pong, foosball, and board games. Recreational equipment is available to all retreat groups. In Winter, Emmaus offers opportunities for cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and broomball.

Challenge Course

Groups coming to Camp Emmaus may also choose to experience the Challenge Course. Get more information on the Challenge Course.

Camp Minne-Wa-Kan Retreats

Camp Minne-Wa-Kan is available for groups of all types from September through May. Located fifteen miles east of Bemidji, 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.


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.