2024 Winter Avalanche Retreats

Registration is now open for Avalanche Retreats!

2024 Summer Camps

Registration is now open for Summer Camps!
A “Super Early Bird” discount of $50 is available through December 31, 2023.

2024 Family Camps

Registration is now open for Family Camps!

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2024 Avalanche Retreats


  • Combo (Junior High/Senior High) – January 5-7
  • Junior – January 19-21
  • Junior High – January 26-28
  • Senior High – February 9-11


  • Students – $130
  • Adult leaders – $100

Registration is now open for Avalanche Retreats!

2024 Summer Camps

Registration is now open for Summer Camps!
A “Super Early Bird” discount of $50 is available through December 31, 2023.

Mission Statement

Big Sandy Camp provides an environment where lives may be changed through a Christ-centered experience.


We are excited to introduce Rhonda Wynegar as our new program director here at Big Sandy Camp. Rhonda grew up in Big Lake, Minnesota and attended Big Sandy Camp as a camper. She attended and graduated from Crown College then began her ministry in The C&MA in Oregon. She completed her licensing and consecration processes with The C&MA along with completing her Master’s degree while serving in Oregon. She worked with children and youth along with the churches in her area to form a district camp for churches.

Rhonda then moved to Alaska where she helped to revitalize a children’s ministry in the church she was serving. Rhonda met Scott, her husband, while serving in Alaska. As a family they returned to Minnesota where they have served at Riverside Church in Big Lake for the past six years on a part-time basis in the children's ministry.

Rhonda has remained active in promoting camp ministry throughout her ministry years. We are excited about the skills and experience that Rhonda brings to the position of program director. She has a passion for serving and developing spiritual formation.

Rhonda and her family will be moving to Big Sandy Camp in early May. Please be in prayer for them as they make this transition along with running full steam into our summer season ahead.

Call Katie at 218-426-3389 to register for Avalanche Retreats

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Summer 2023 Camps

2022 Summer Camps

2022 Avalanche Retreats

Registration for our 2022 Avalanche Retreats (see dates below) is now open. These registrations need to be done by each church group. Please contact Katie – katie@bigsandycamp.org or 218-426-3389 – for the group registration link.

Dates for our 2022 Avalanche Retreat!

Junior High/Senior High Combo – February 4



Registration for Summer Camp is OPEN!

  • Junior High 1 – June 12-17
  • Senior High – June 19-24
  • Senior High Wakeboard – June 19-24
  • Junior 1 – June 26-July 1
  • Kids Camp – July 5-8
  • Junior 2 – July 10-15
  • Junior High 2 – July 17-22
  • Junior High Wakeboard – July 17-22

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Christmas Break

Our office will be closed from Friday December 24 through Friday December 31 to provide our staff with a holiday break. We will be back in the office on Monday, January 3, 2022.

We wish you and your family a Merry Christmas and Blessed beginning to the New Year!

Doug Parkinson
Executive Director

2021 Summer Camps

Our theme for Summer 2021 Camps is “New Creation” taken from 2 Corinthians 5:17 – “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!” NIV

Registration is NOW OPEN!

Family Camps and Family Get-a-Way Weekend details are now available. Click here for more information!

Youth Camps

Youth Camps are by far one of our most favorite things to do here at Big Sandy Camp. We love when camp is filled with campers having fun and learning more about Christ. Check out our different youth camp options here!


Family Camps

We love having families here at camp. Big Sandy Camp is a great place to get away with your family and have some fun, while being poured into spiritually. There are a couple different programs we run here specifically for families. Learn more about them here!



During the school year we have a lot of churches and groups that come to camp to run their own retreats. We host the Alliance Men’s and Women’s retreats, as well as some youth, men’s couples’, and women’s retreats, and more! Learn more about having your retreat at Big Sandy Camp here!



Camp doesn’t slow down just because summer is over! During the school year we have a lot of different events going on at Big Sandy Camp. We have different types of retreats and events to reach different people. Check out our specialty events to see which ones you would be interested in!