Mount Carmel Ministries is a place for rest and renewal that helps people experience Jesus. We are blessed to be able to extend the gifts and joy or our beautiful camp as the setting for most of the work we do. Visitors and members of our faith community can use our grounds to get away from their normal routine to celebrate the life we are given in this beautiful setting.
Mount Carmel Ministries is a non-profit, 501(c)3 tax deductible, Christ-centered corporation which is governed by a Board of Trustees. The areas within our ministry are: Mount Carmel Conference Center, Mount Carmel Summer Family Camp, Daily Texts, and Walk Thru the Bible seminars. We celebrated our 75th year of ministry on the shores of Lake Carlos in 2013. To learn about our history we invite you to order a copy of The Mount Carmel Story – a collection of first-hand accounts and stories about the early days of Mount Carmel all the way to today. We are excited to see how God will continue to bless us, grace upon grace! (John 1:16)
Mount Carmel offers a variety of Family & Adult Camps, including 3 day or 5 day camping experiences during the summer. A typical day begins with an uplifting morning praise followed by powerful and practical Bible teaching for adults. We offer a variety variety of speakers, professors, pastors, musicians and teachers each week. The youth take part in uplifting worship and age appropriate Bible lessons with counselors, and meet back with their family for lunch together. Afternoons have a variety of activities available including the beach, games, boating, arts and crafts, tours, to name a few. After supper, the evening programs may include campfires, talent shows, concerts, games, and communion worship.
Elderversity is a “camp” designed for “big kids”, adults 55+. We offer 3-day or 5-day camps in the spring, summer, and fall at Mount Carmel. Similar to Summer Family & Adult Camps, these weeks are geared toward in-depth learning, fun activities, and plenty of socializing and relaxation – and great food! Why should the kids have all the fun? Adults can go to camp, too!
Retreat and Conference Center is a year-round destination for your retreat, conference, business or family event. Mount Carmel Ministries is the peaceful destination your group or event is searching for. Mount Carmel provides a gorgeous setting, first-rate housing accommodations, flexible meeting facilities, terrific meals, and a staff waiting to serve you.
Daily Texts is a yearly devotional publication from Mount Carmel that contains a collection of Bible verses and prayers for each day of the year. The powerful tradition of Daily Texts began in 1722 when Nicolaus Ludwig Count von Zinzendorf provided shelter for religious refugees arriving from Bohemia and Moravia. This community of believers shared morning and evening devotions, consciously placing their lives under the Lord’s watch. On May 3, 1728, Zinzendorf gave his congregation a watchword or verse for the help shape the conversation in the homes. Thus began the practice of Daily Texts. Mount Carmel uses the daily versions from Moravians, adds a daily prayer, hymns, and other devotional materials, into this wonderful devotional booklet made available each year. Printed or eBook versions are available in our online store.
Walk Thru the Bible is a five-hour seminar held in your church, which explores either the Old or New Testament. During this intergenerational family learning event you will experience a unique, fast-paced learning journey that’s interactive and fun. We have a list of speakers available to come to lead a seminar in your church.