Camp Amnicon’s retreat center and hermitage cabins at our main site are open all year. Our retreat center provides a beautiful and comfortable setting to play, work, or connect with your group. Two hermitage cabins are a place for individuals or couples to come away for prayer, silence, and a space of your own. Consider joining us for retreat here at Camp Amnicon, surrounded by 800 pristine acres of God’s beautiful creation!
Amnicon’s wilderness trips take place on rivers, lakes, and trails all over Northern Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Michigan. Before each group of kids gets into their canoes (or puts on their hiking boots!) for a week-long Amnicon adventure, they learn about the ‘seven-generation principle.’ Many Native American communities strive to protect land in its pristine state by thinking seven generations into the future in their decisions. Campers are challenged to think the same way during their trip.
We are proud to be a seven-generation organization, seeking sustainability in our community, our programming, our finances, and our relationship with the land. In 2014, the Camp Amnicon board of directors took a big step towards seven-generation sustainability by signing a historic conservation easement.
The easement legally protects 500 acres of Camp property as habitat in perpetuity, including a half-mile of wild Lake Superior shoreline and two miles along the Amnicon River. Protecting the Amnicon wetlands means protecting the fragile ecosystem of Lake Superior, and preserving the land for generations of youth to come is one more way to serve them with Christ’s love.
The Western Wisconsin Land Trust holds the easement on Camp Amnicon, and as an added bonus, the property will become a migratory bird research area through the Wisconsin Stopover Initiative. Bird experts say that Amnicon’s waterfront forest may be an especially important habitat component for neo-tropical migratory birds that summer in northern forests and winter in South America.
Many thanks are due to the Western Wisconsin Land Trust, Enbridge Energy, and the Amnicon Board of Directors for their work on this project, but the biggest thanks belong to you, the supporters and friends who sustain this ministry for the generations to come.