Throughout the year, we offer camps and retreats for youth, adults, and families where you’ll not only have a lot of fun, but also have an opportunity to connect with God. Hope to see you soon!
Inspiration Point has both Adventure and Education programming. We call those programs OAE, or Outdoor Adventure Education.
Inspiration Point offers use of our meeting rooms, lodging, and activities for rent. Our attention to detail, and concern for the small things makes Inspiration Point the ideal place to hold your next event.
Actually, it isn’t about us. It is about the God we serve. But, in case you’re wondering about some basics...
Wondering what a week of camp or a weekend retreat looks like? Check out our video and photo galleries to see for yourself.
The far-reaching ministry of Inspiration Point would not be possible without generous partnership with donors. Each year hundreds stand in the gap providing resources that make camp possible.
We all have a story! Here is ours...
Prior to 1961, The Church of the Lutheran Brethren (www.clba.org) held an annual summer camp at Lake Geneva in Alexandria, MN. As interest grew, many believed that the group should obtain their own camp where more opportunities could be offered and more youth could be reached. On August 31, 1960, after a vote was taken to purchase a 23.2 acre peninsula on Spitzer Lake, Mrs. Joan Watson gave a $5,000 gift toward the $6,000 purchase price.
In July 1963, Inspiration Point was dedicated, while early efforts of the camp board focused on building plans for the site. Throughout the next three decades many improvements were made to the property, enabling the camp to serve people year-round, thus launching a new era of ministry.
Attendance grew steadily leading the camp to purchase a second site 13 miles away. When flooding forced the closing and sale of the property on Spitzer Lake, Twin Oaks became the new location for all ministries in 2020.
Inspiration Point currently hosts more than 9,000 people each year for camps, retreats, reunions, and special events. With 75 people serving on summer staff and 18 other staff members working year-round, camp programs are frequent and well-attended. Since its inception, thousands of lives have been significantly, even eternally, impacted through this ministry. As the future unfolds, Inspiration Point continues to seek additional ways to serve and spread the good news of God's love in Christ to the world.