or Call: 320-532-3767

Camp Onomia


Seasonal Retreat Weekends and Events
Fall 2019 through spring 2020!

...come and experience Onomia this year in these short but impactful weekend programs


RETREAT... to restore... to renew... to recreate!

Why get away from your routine?

There are SO MANY good reasons to escape the everyday hassles and struggles we all experience at home. Onomia offers these weekend retreat opportunities for you to be refreshed in your spiritual journey, to make new friendships, and to be inspired to "Love Like Jesus" in your daily interactions as we gather together in community to pray and play!

1. Youth Programs are open to present school GRADE . Please do not register for programs outside of your age bracket.

2. Lodging is by assignment. Bring toiletries, towel, pillow, and bedding.

3. YES you can bring a friend! They do not have to go to your church to attend.

4. Register early! Programs close without notice when full. When registering a group, please contact the camp office with you estimated number EARLY! We do not accept registrations after the MONDAY before your event.

5. Youth Groups are encouraged to bring adults along to assist in camper care. You may be asked to help with small group activities as well. One adult attends at no cost per every 7 kids from your church.

6. Did I say... PLEASE REGISTER EARLY. It helps us plan better. You can register online (use the program registration link) or as a group (call us 320-532-3767.)

January Elementary Retreat:
Winter !CHILL!
grades 3-6

Dates offered: January 24-26, 2020
Friday 7 PM - Sunday 11 AM
Fee: $85

There is no better way to spend a winter weekend than at camp!  We'll have tons of great activities, indoor and outdoor games, cool campfire songfests and worships, some really neat Bible studies, and warm up by the fireplace with some hot chocolate.  Our summer camp counselors will be back to lead us in a quick get-a-way to your favorite camp or introduce you to camp for the first time.  Bring your youth group, your friends, or come alone and make new friends.  Adults are encouraged to attend.  1 free adult for every 7 kids.. Please contact us early if you are bringing a group.

Go to Online Registration



February Middle School Retreat:
grades 6-9

Dates offered: February 21-23, 2020
Friday 7 PM - Sunday 11 AM
Fee: $85


How about a weekend away from parents and school work among your friends at camp?  We'll have college age counselors here to lead you in games, Bible study, crafts, worship, songs, and much more.  It is a great time of year to come back to camp and see all your old friends and meet new ones.  You don't have to wait till summer to be a part of Camp Onomia.  Friends are totally welcome so get signed up and get ready to have the time of your life! You don't want to miss it!  Adults are encouraged to attend with a group.  1 free adult for every 7 kids. Please contact us early if you are bringing a group.

Go to Online Registration


September Retreat for Confirmands
grades 9-12

Dates offerered: September 27-28, 2019
Friday 5:30 PM to Saturday 4 PM
Fee: $69

This is a special retreat with your church class getting confirmed this fall. Share this milestone event with peers from other churches as we prepare and celebrate together a place where you belong! Your church community.

Smaller confirmation classes are welcome as well.

Details: 6 PM Dinner at camp
Camp and church led activities through Saturday at 4 PM.
Breakfast and lunch included.

Group registration only.

please contact us if you are bringing a group by Sept 23rd.

Go to Online Registration


December High School Retreat:
Advent PLUNGE!
grades 9-12

Dates offerered: December 7-8, 2019
Saturday 10:30 AM to Sunday 2 PM
Fee: $75


We are hosting a special event for all high school youth who want to be engaged in a fun weekend at Onomia! It is Advent and we will dig into the Bible to see what the coming of Jesus as a baby is reallly all about. Why to we celebrate Advent instead of Christmas. After all, it is the Christmas season isnt it?

Great activities, deep conversations on faith issues.

Meet up with some friends at camp for a special weekend away and PREPARE for Christmas in a whole new way!


Go to Online Registration


Quilt auction. Bake sale. Silent auction!

Dates offered: September 14, 2019
Time: Saturday 11:00 AM  viewing
Noon Lunch

Friday overnight option includes lodging, breakfast, and lunch for $30 per person. Please join us for an exciting day of bargains and goodies, all to support the ministries of Camp Onomia!


Join us for an incredible day to support the camp you love. Onomia! 80 beautiful quilts, tons of silent auction items, and the tasty baked goods nook!


Go to Quilt Page



a day of service


As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God's varied grace

1 Peter 4:10

Date offered: Saturday, October 26, 2019
9 AM -5 PM or pick a weekend and call us!
Fee: FREE!  Meals included
Overnight option: stay over and enjoy Sunday at Camp Onomia when available! Call us for details.
Are you a Thrivent member? Click here for info on setting up an action team and receive $250 from Thrivent for your special project!
Workday Flyer 

We depend upon volunteer groups and individuals to care for this special place that we call Camp Onomia. Through the help of folks like you, we are able to maintain and make improvements to the facilities and property at a much faster rate than would otherwise be possible.  Join us for a fun filled day of ministry by volunteering your time and skills at camp! Come as a group, with a few friends, or by yourself... we will have tasks for you!
Call ahead for specific tasks or needs that we can assign your group.

Give us a call or drop us an email.


Be Refreshed!
Welcoming all women of faith.

Dates offered: November 1-2, 2019
6 pm Friday to 4 pm Saturday
Fee: $69  0ne night lodging, 2 meals

Empowered to Serve!

Resource leaders will lead discussions on how we share and serve in our hoe churches and in our home communities!

Event Poster  


Escape the busy day to day obligations and treat yourself to a relaxing and faith filled weekend away!  Here you will get the opportunity to connect with other women of faith and grow spiritually together through indepth discussions and fellowship.  We encourage all women participating in this program to bring a friend or two so that they can grow together as well as branch out and meet new friends from the area. You will need to bring with you bedding and toiletries. Lodging is in our comfy retreat center, double occupancy with bathrooms in each room.

Go to Online Registration

here we are!

Dates offered: April 20-21, 2020
Monday 3 PM through Tuesday 3 PM

1 night three meals

Cost: $84 per person

If we can get supported with a gift by the Heartland Conference again, the fee will be reduced.)

Great Resource leaders, Inspirations chats, and a little recreation thown in for the fun! Details to be announced.

Go to Online Registration

with Bishop Tom Aitken


March date to be announced

1 nights stay in our Retreat Center, three meals included.

Bishop Tom of the NEMN Synod ELCA will be with us to  make connections between brewing beer (he is a home brewer) and Faith. Spirited discussions and awesome fellowship will ensue! Bring a bottle of your better concoction if you wish, get some pointers on making your own, or just come for the encouragement, a faith lift, and conversation!

Lodging is in our confortable retreat center. Please bring your own bedding, pillows and toiletries.

Go to Online Registration


This space for rent:
do your own retreat!
grades 3- 12. adult & family.

Offered anytime dates are available
Fees are reasonable
Youth retreats
Adult retreats
Church council retreats
Church family growth retreats

Looking for a fantastic place to try something new?
Have a sense that God wants you to do more along the lines of spiritual renewal?

Now, more than ever, people need to get away from the distractions of the world to
"slow down
to be still
and to know that I am Lord."


Onomia has been that place for God's people for over 70 years now.
So step up and let the spirit move!

Got an idea for a programmed retreat that we can offer? Just let us know and we will get it going.

Register online!

Bring a friend and explore questions of faith together.