Elderversities and Adult Camps

We are thrilled to extend a warm and heartfelt invitation to you for a week of spiritual enrichment, fellowship, and reflection at the Mount Carmel Ministries Adult Education Bible Camp. Nestled in the picturesque surroundings of Lake Carlos in Alexandria, Minnesota, this retreat promises to be a time of Rest, Renewal, and Recreation in Christ.

Mission: Proclaiming Jesus Only At Mount Carmel Ministries, our mission is clear - to proclaim Jesus Only. This Bible Camp week is designed to deepen your understanding of the teachings of Jesus and the rich history of the Christian church.
Morning Teaching Sessions with Dr. Dan van Voorhis Join us each morning as we embark on a journey through Christian history with our esteemed guest, Dr. Dan van Voorhis. Dr. van Voorhis is the writer and host of "The Christian History Almanac," a podcast that reflects on the events and figures that have shaped the church throughout history. With his extensive knowledge of church history and passion for the faith, Dr. van Voorhis will engage us in thought-provoking discussions on various topics, from the early beginnings of the church to the challenges facing the modern Christian community.

Guest Preacher: Johan Hinderlie In the evenings, we have the privilege of being inspired by our guest preacher, Johan Hinderlie. With his deep insights into the Word of God, Johan will guide us through powerful sermons that will uplift our spirits and remind you of the freedom you have in Christ.

Guest Musician: Patsy Baglion Worship will be a central part of our evenings, and we are delighted to have Patsy Baglion as our guest musician. Her soul-stirring music will create a worshipful atmosphere where we can connect with God through song and praise.

Afternoons of Fellowship and Activities: Afternoons at Mount Carmel will be filled with various activities and outings that will provide opportunities for fellowship and relaxation. Whether you choose to explore the beautiful natural surroundings, engage in group discussions, or simply relax by the lake, there will be something for everyone to enjoy. Register Today!

2024 Elderversity and Adult Camps

Tim Peterson's Bible Memorization Retreat

May 31 – June 3:

Join us at Mount Carmel this summer to learn all about Bible memorization from Tim Peterson. Tim has traveled internationally reciting the Gospel of Mark in both English and Norwegian and recently memorized the book of Philippians. In his spare time, Tim serves as the Executive Director of Mount Carmel. 

August Elderversity with Dan van Voorhis

August 12-16:

Guest Speaker: Dan van Voorhis, Guest Preacher: Johan Hinderlie, Guest Musician: Patsy Baglion

Dr. Dan van Voorhis is the writer and host of The Christian History Almanac, a 1517 Podcast Network show.
This 5-7 minute daily podcast is a reflection on the past events from that day that have shaped the church, stories of sinners and saints who have made up the church, as well as a piece of prose or poetry that reminds us that everything is going to be ok. Dr. van Voorhis speaks on a variety of topics in the history of the church, from the early beginnings through the 21st-century American evangelical church. Dan has spoken internationally on the impacts of the early church creeds, the Reformation, Christianity in the United States, and issues pertaining to the church and state in America. Dr. Dan van Voorhis, professor, speaker, and author presents around the nation on the topic of why young people are leaving the church. 

Hymn Festival with Gracia Grindal

Join us for another great week of hymns and education with Gracia Grindal September 22-25 2024.


Mount Carmel Ministries, situated on the serene shores of Lake Carlos, offers a range of wonderful amenities designed to enhance your experience at this Bible Camp and Retreat Center. Here are some of the amenities that guests can enjoy:

Brand New Air-Conditioned Cabins: The highlight of our accommodations is our beautiful, brand-new cabins equipped with modern amenities. These cabins are designed with your comfort and rest in mind. The inclusion of air conditioning ensures that you can enjoy a comfortable stay regardless of the weather, whether you visit us during the warm summer months or other times of the year.

Scenic Lake Views: Each cabin is strategically positioned to offer breathtaking views of Lake Carlos. Waking up to the shimmering waters of the lake and the tranquility of nature outside your window is a unique and rejuvenating experience.

Comfortable Bedding: Inside the cabins, you’ll find comfortable bedding that ensures a good night’s sleep. After a day of activities, classes, or worship, you’ll have a cozy and welcoming space to rest and recharge.

Community Spaces: In addition to private cabins, we offer communal spaces for group gatherings and relaxation. These spaces are ideal for fellowship, group discussions, or simply enjoying the company of fellow campers.

Lake Access: Our location on the shores of Lake Carlos means you’ll have direct access to the lake for swimming, boating, or simply enjoying the lakeside atmosphere. The peaceful sound of water and the opportunity to engage with nature are readily available to you.

Outdoor Activities: Beyond the lake, you’ll find a variety of outdoor activities to engage in, including hiking trails, bonfire pits for campfires, and open spaces for recreation and games. Nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts will find plenty to explore and enjoy.

Dining Facilities: We provide delicious and nourishing meals throughout your stay, allowing you to focus on your spiritual growth and relaxation without worrying about cooking. Our dining facilities offer a warm and communal atmosphere.

Conference Rooms: For teaching sessions, discussions, and gatherings, we have well-equipped conference rooms that are conducive to learning and sharing. These spaces are designed to accommodate various group sizes and activities.

Chapel: Our dedicated chapel is a place of worship, prayer, and reflection. It provides a sacred space for individuals and groups to come together in spiritual communion.

Wi-Fi Access: While we encourage you to disconnect and immerse yourself in the retreat experience, we understand the importance of staying connected for practical reasons. We offer Wi-Fi access for your convenience.

Friendly Staff: Our dedicated and friendly staff is here to ensure that your stay is comfortable and memorable. They are ready to assist with any needs or questions you may have.

At Mount Carmel Ministries, we aim to provide a peaceful and rejuvenating environment that fosters spiritual growth and renewal. Our modern amenities, combined with the natural beauty of Lake Carlos, create the perfect setting for a memorable retreat experience. Come and enjoy the comfort and rest that Mount Carmel has to offer!

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