Special Announcement: Summer 2020 Youth Camp Cancellation

Updated May 26th, 2020

Inspiration point cancels summer youth camp season due to covid-19

Inspiration Point Summer 2020
COVID-19 Related FAQs

Are all youth camps canceled this summer?
Yes, we have made the very difficult decision to cancel all of our youth camps for the summer of 2020. Due to Covid-19, the State of Minnesota is blocking the path to opening on a timeline that fits with this summer, and as we are honest with our capabilities and limitations to meet the expected standards that would be required by the approach of the CDC, we need to cancel our youth camps for the Summer of 2020.

Will I get a refund for my cancelled camp?
Yes, we are giving three options for registration fee returns:

1)Apply part of the registration amount for "Camp-in-a-Box"
2) Recieve full refund for the registration amount that was paid
3) Donate all or part of your registration fee to help us during these trying times

Can I use my registration as a deposit for summer 2021?
No, currently we are only offering the options that are listed above. We will let you know when registration for next summer will begin.

Can I still come to camp this summer?
Absolutley! We will be having our "Summer Family Getaway" season from June 25th-September 6th. This is a great opportunity for your family to get away for a relaxing vacation and get your first experience of Twin Oaks. For more information on this opportunity, visit › Summer Family Getaway or give us a call at 218-338-5379.

How will refunds be credited?
If you made a payment with a credit/debit card, it will be refunded back to your card. If there is an issue where the refund for a card is returned to us (i.e., you no longer have that card/account), we will send a check in the mail to the address that we have on file.

If you made a payment with cash/check, we will provide your refund with a check. The time frame for getting refunded with this method could be upwards of 6-8 weeks. Thank you for your patience as we work through this.


Summer Family Getaways: June 25th-September 6th (minimum two night stay)

 May 6th, 2020


VINING, Minn. (05/06/2020). The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has had an unprecedented impact on our world, and the ministry of Inspiration Point has not escaped. The last event that took place at camp ended on March 8th. Many have anticipated that the summer season at camp could be impacted as well. Unfortunately, that is the case.

Camp leadership and the board of directors believe that there is still a possibility that camp can be held this summer. Therefore, as long as government restrictions allow and Inspiration Point is able to serve in a manner that will meet expected standards of care, we intend that summer youth camps will open on July 26th under an adjusted schedule. Options for families will include three family camps in late August through Labor Day, as well as a three-week period in June and July when families can come for their own programmed summer family getaway operated in accordance with Minnesota Governor Walz's announcement on April 22nd when he "approved the reopening of summer resorts as long as they are operated with sanitary and social distancing practices in place."

"We have two commitments that we are trying to balance," stated Greg Anderson, President of Inspiration Point, "Inspiration Point is widely respected as a camp that places a high priority on camper and guest safety. At the same time, our mission drives us to serve and share the good news of Jesus Christ with as many people as possible. This decision to, hopefully, open later in the summer takes both into account."

Inspiration Point will continue to monitor updates, follow guidelines of local and state health officials, and employ best practices and protocols for the identification, mitigation, and appropriate treatment of any illness that may occur at camp.

Campers and guests who are currently registered for this summer will receive an email notification outlining the specific changes and their options. Inspiration Point will begin accepting new registrations by May 26th.

About Inspiration Point: Located in rural Vining, MN, Inspiration Point was dedicated in 1963 and is a Christian camp and retreat center dedicated to providing time and space for people to encounter Christ.  

Summer 2020 youth and family camp special announcement: For more information please click here.