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July 2022

1-Day Family Canoeing Event

July 6 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

This event has been canceled. Twin Cities area (locations available soon) | hosted by Camp Amnicon Join us for a day canoeing on the Mississippi River in a Montreal canoe or on a beautiful, guided hike. The staff of Camp Amnicon will serve as hosts for these and other fun activities for all ages. No experience is necessary to paddle, as our guides will, well, guide us the whole way. Families and individuals are invited to engage their senses, whether…

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1-Day Family Canoeing Event

July 7 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

This event has been canceled. Twin Cities area (locations available soon) | hosted by Camp Amnicon Join us for a day canoeing on the Mississippi River in a Montreal canoe or on a beautiful, guided hike. The staff of Camp Amnicon will serve as hosts for these and other fun activities for all ages. No experience is necessary to paddle, as our guides will, well, guide us the whole way. Families and individuals are invited to engage their senses, whether…

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1-Day Spiritual and Sustainability Farm Initiative

July 9 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Green Island, Wadena, 850 Scheer Dr NE
Wadena, MN 56482

This event has been canceled. On the northern side of town, tucked behind a car dealership, is a sustainable oasis. Kent Scheer has spent most of his life integrating sustainable farming, forestry, spirituality, and the arts on his old family farm. Sculptures from local artists lead the ways on several well-maintained paths through the trees and gardens. There are places to sit and take in all that the environment has to share. During our time, Kent and friends will share…

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Summer Rural Immersion  – Middle Schoolers

July 11 - July 13
Shalom Hill Farm, 42194 Co Rd 3
Windom, MN 56101
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“What Does Sustainability Look Like from a Farming Perspective?” “An opportunity for youth to experience rural life, meet local folk, visit farms and production facilities, and reflect on our relationship to the land on which we live and depend.” ~ Shalom Hill Farms  This is a unique opportunity for youth to experience rural farm life, explore justice issues from a rural perspective, and share stories unique to each of us. While there may be some farm work to do, this…

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Summer Rural Immersion – High School

July 22 - July 24
Shalom Hill Farm, 42194 Co Rd 3
Windom, MN 56101

“What Does Sustainability Look Like from a Farming Perspective?” “An opportunity for youth to experience rural life, meet local folk, visit farms and production facilities, and reflect on our relationship to the land on which we live and depend.” ~ Shalom Hill Farms  This is a unique opportunity for youth to experience rural farm life, explore justice issues from a rural perspective, and share stories unique to each of us. While there may be some farm work to do, this…

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August 2022

FourTHursday

August 25 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Come together with colleagues for lunch, conversation, mutual support, and shared resourcing. The summer conversations will not include a formal presentation but will provide space for building relationships and for participants to bring questions and issues for the gathered community to help resource. There will also be space for reflection, shared wondering, and simply being together. Register to join in-person for lunch and conversation or to participate via Zoom. For the May gathering, in-person participants will be required to wear…

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September 2022

Men’s Wilderness Retreat  

September 9 - September 11
Camp Amnicon, 8450 E Camp Amnicon Rd
South Range, WI 54874 United States

After the success of last year’s Women’s Wilderness Retreat, we have asked Camp Amnicon to host a Men’s Retreat with the same atmosphere. Spend the weekend hiking through acres of forest, marshland, and Lake Superior shoreline, along with paddling on the lake in a Montreal canoe (with at least 10 participants). Sleep in a bed inside a tent, enjoying the sounds of nature (and some snoring) and feeling the crispness of the air. With a hearty breakfast and morning prayer,…

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Women’s Retreat

September 9 - September 11
Camp Onomia, 14202 Shakopee Lake Rd
Onamia, MN United States

“Women as Storytellers and Healers” Throughout the centuries varying cultures have pushed feminine voices to the margins. Yet hidden deep in Scripture and other texts are stories of the mental and spiritual strength of women who have carried the gauntlet of Spiritual Wisdom and Humanity on their shoulders. Join us for a weekend filled with their stories, as we learn to share our own stories of struggles and joys with the next generation of women and men ready to author…

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Women’s Wilderness Retreat

September 23 - September 25
Camp Amnicon, 8450 E Camp Amnicon Rd
South Range, WI 54874 United States

After the wonderful experience last fall, we’re heading back for another round! Join with other women from around Minnesota for a weekend of hiking through wooded hills and marshes and exploring the amazing shore of Lake Superior. With enough participants, there is a chance to paddle on the lake in one of the Montreal canoes or take a leisurely paddle on the Amnicon River that spills into Lake Superior. Begin and end each day around the campfire with spirit-filled conversations,…

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October 2022

Fall Youth Gathering

October 7 - October 9
Osprey Wilds Environmental Learning Center, 54165 Audubon Drive
Sandstone, MN 55072

“UCC 101” What is this thing we call the United Church of Christ and why does it matter? Join us as we explore and share what faith and belonging mean and how the UCC speaks and act out its theology. Wait…what’s that word “theology”? There will be plenty of fun, food, conversations, sleep, and downtime during this weekend. There is even time to use the indoor climbing wall! Cost: Early registration before August 12 is $100; after August 12 cost…

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November 2022

Spiritual Immersion Through the Seasons

November 6 - November 8

“And into the forest I go, to lose my mind and find my soul” ― John Muir  Each season you are invited to a new space in Minnesota, to rest and renew. Each event will encourage discussion around connections with the Sacred in each of nature’s seasons and our own lives. Using gentle hikes, bird watching, meditation, and discussion, participants are encouraged to leave their worries at home and find their soul rhythm in natural spaces and deep conversations. Come to…

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January 2023

Spiritual Immersion Through the Seasons

January 20, 2023 - January 23, 2023

“And into the forest I go, to lose my mind and find my soul” ― John Muir  Each season you are invited to a new space in Minnesota, to rest and renew. Each event will encourage discussion around connections with the Sacred in each of nature’s seasons and our own lives. Using gentle hikes, bird watching, meditation, and discussion, participants are encouraged to leave their worries at home and find their soul rhythm in natural spaces and deep conversations. Come to…

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