Star Lake Wilderness Camp is situated on 420 acres of land thirty minutes north of Brainerd, Minnesota. Four beautiful lakes adjoin the camp, including one lake that is completely surrounded by the property. There is a natural bog that has always been a favorite for kids who have never experienced this floating nature.
The sheer acreage of the property lends to a sense of isolation from the everyday sounds and distractions of a child’s everyday life. Showing kids a whole new side of life, the natural one is one of the greatest benefits of Star Lake Wilderness Camp.
Huge Sand Beach
One of the hallmarks of Star Lake Wilderness Camp is the long white sand beach leading into a crystal clear lake. We are a part of the Mississippi River headwaters. We swim, canoe, kayak, tube and enjoy the warm summer sun at daily beach time. Solar showers provide a place to soap down without using fossil fuels. A 24’ voyageur canoe allows for whole groups to explore the water lilies and find the baby loons.
In the Woods
We say that the campers are in the woods. This means they sleep in tents. Build fires to cook their food. Carry water from convenient water spigots. Build tables and benches from sticks and longs to make a temporary home for their small group of adventurers. When you look out your tent at a 150 year old pine tree and the morning fog is still on the lake, campers have a good opportunity to have life changing experiences.