Mount Carmel Ministries is a place of rest, renewal, and recreation where people experience Jesus. Founded by the Lutheran Bible Institute of Minneapolis as their summer teaching ministry in 1938, Mount Carmel Ministries became an independent ministry in 1988. We live out our mission through biblically-based, Christ-centered programming and hospitality. Our signature ministries include:


We are a summer camp for families of all shapes and sizes where you can create family memories and reconnect. We take care of you! Family camp is a vacation with no pre-planning needed, no cooking (unless you want to), and plenty of free time with and without the kids. You will leave feeling rested, spiritually renewed, and reconnected as a family.

Mornings have age-specific learning. Afternoons are filled with variety of activities including swimming, family olympics, boating, tie dye, arts and crafts, hiking and naps. Evening programming includes campfire, talent show, outdoor games, worship, and an evening treat at the canteen.


It’s Bible camp for adults 55 and over. Be strengthened in your faith through high-quality Bible study and worship, enjoy stimulating conversation with your peers, and enjoy all the fun of camp: pontoon rides, campfire, board games, and a talent show.  Why should the kids have all the fun?


Mount Carmel Ministries is a year-round destination for ministry-related retreats, conferences, business or family events. The Chapel seats 300 people, with multimedia capabilities, flexible seating, and air conditioning. Additional meetings spaces on the lower level provide classroom and boardroom-type facilities with modern technology – audio, video, and internet capabilities.

The Lodge includes a custom food service, seating for 200, a library, lounge, sauna, and flexible meeting space. Ten hotel style, air conditioned rooms provide comfortable overnight accommodations. Additional housing includes 35 cabins of different sizes, all with their own private bathroom.


We publish a devotional booklet that contains a collection of Bible verses, prayers, and reflection tools for each day of the year. 

Mount Carmel Ministries is a member of the Christian Camp & Conference Association and Lutheran Outdoor Ministries Network.