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Camp Koronis
Paynesville, Minnesota

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15752 Lake Ave
Paynesville, Minnesota 56362


TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway. Weekly: Sunday-Friday, 2-3 Day Mini-Camps offered

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

AFFILIATION(S): Christian. United Methodist Church

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: Camp Koronis gives campers the classic cabin-camp experience with a beautiful wood-land site on the shores of Lake Koronis. Campers will enjoy an exciting week of swimming, canoeing, hiking, campfires, fishing, long summer evenings, good food, group games, and tons of special activities!

SPECIAL NEEDS CAMPERS: Camp Koronis participates in Camps Without Barriers and seeks to be open and accommodating regardless of a camper's abilities. Camp Koronis employs a special Integration Specialist counselor to provide the extra support needed for campers with special needs. This comes at no extra cost to the camper. Or, if your child/youth has an assistant at school to help read, write and communicate, they can still go to a camp of their choosing, again at no extra cost, because we train and support our summer staff so they can learn how/why to integrate everyone into the camping program.

Theater, Musical Theater, Fine Arts/Crafts, Horses/Equestrian, Wilderness/Nature, and more. Waterskiing/Wakeboarding, Fishing, Archery

CAMP LOCATION: Camp Koronis is located in Central Minnesota, 100 miles south-west of Minneapolis/St.Paul on a 185 acre site on the shores of Lake Koronis, one of the largest lakes in central-Minnesota. We enjoy a wide diversity of eco-systems, from lakefront to pine and deciduous forests, and wet-lands.
Visit our website and Facebook page for photos and more information!

CAMP FACILITIES: We have 5 cabins with 14 bunks apiece; a beautiful, rustic lodge; playing field; softball diamond; recreation center with a full gym, climbing wall, and game room; dining hall; waterfront area for swimming and boating; low ropes challenge course; archery range; and 4 miles of hiking/biking trails.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Camp Koronis is part of Camp Minnesota, a non-profit organization through the United Methodist Church with camps and outdoor ministry opportunities around the state.
Since 1954, Camp Koronis has been dedicated to bringing joy to camper's lives and building their connection with Christ, Community and Creation. We are accredited through the American Camping Association (ACA) and are members of the Christian Camp & Conference Center Association (CCCA).

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: Camp Koronis' Staff-in-Training (SIT) program is a leadership development experience for teens who love camp and want to grow spiritually and in their ability to serve in a camp setting. the SIT program includes a weekend of specialized training at our Lake Koronis site, followed by two weeks at Camp Koronis, living in the cabins and helping out with three different camp sessions. SITs are mentored and directed by our SIT leader. Successful SITs will be given preference in hiring for future camp summer staff positions.

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Camp Koronis through Camp Minnesota is committed to allowing anyone who wants to attend camp to do so- no camper will be turned away because they can't afford to pay. We provide funds, or “camperships”, to campers who need them most, based on individual and family needs. Our hope is that the individual’s local church, personal funds, and other sources of support will combine with campership support to cover the registration cost for one Camp Minnesota event of the camper’s choice. Please allow enough time for this application to be reviewed prior to your camp experience.
Campership Applications are available on our website and through Our Camp Website Link:

FAMILY CAMP SESSION(S): Camp Koronis offers a number of family camps through Lake Koronis Retreat Center, the conference center side of our operation. Sessions include week-long family camps, weekend family retreats, a Grand Camp and adult sessions.
Visit our website for more information on our family camp sessions.

YEAR-ROUND PROGRAMS: Camp Koronis through Lake Koronis Retreat Center at Koronis Ministries, offers year-round facilities for retreats and conferences from 3-300 participants. Our retreat center offers a range a lodging options along with a full-service dining experience and year-round activities.
Visit our website for more information on our retreat and conference facilities.

Camp Koronis offers week-long and half-week camp sessions from mid-June through Mid-August.
Sessions include Pathway Camps, Horse Camps, Teen-Specialty Camp and Teddy Bear and Trailblazer Mini-Camps.
Visit our website for complete information and up-to-date schedules.

Every Summer, Camp Koronis builds a team of energetic, dedicated staff to provide an unforgettable experience for our campers. Summer staff work as counselors, life-guards, food service, maintenance, support staff, and more!
Come work as part of a close-knit team and spend 6-8 weeks enjoying a beautiful camp surrounded by nature, and making a difference in the lives of campers.  
Applications available at Our Camp Website Link:
For more information visit our website, or give us a call at 320-243-4544

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