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Welcome to Mount Carmel Ministries

800 Mount Carmel Dr NE
Alexandria, Minnesota 56308

Jesus Only (Matthew 17:8)

Find us on the web at, or call us at (320) 846-2744


Mount Carmel came out of the Lutheran Bible Institute tradition, created as a summer family camp for the college which closed in 1987. The camp became independent in 1988 and continues to provide family camp ministries but has grown to serve adults and older adults, as well as hosting church groups, retreats, rentals, and conferences.

Our summer family programming is unique in that it is our primary ministry, with housing that is designed for families, and a campus that designed for a safe, fun environment for generations to be together and grow in faith.

Our adult camp weeks are also unique as they provide resort like accommodations with solid biblical content, worship, and activities for those looking to grow in faith in a community centered on the Lord.

Churches, organizations, families, or businesses can rent the camp for retreats, camps, conferences or special events..



The types of camps we operate include:

Resident Camp

Programming We Offer:

Young Adults
Families (together in one program)
Families (separated by age)
Senior Adults

Throughout the year, you’ll find the following special emphasis camps (or themes) during one or more of our sessions:

Team Building

While you’re here, you may want to take advantage of the following activities we offer:

Ropes/Challenge Course
Soccer Field
Tennis Courts
Baseball/Softball Field
Snow Sledding/Tubing
Basketball Court
Swimming - Outdoor
Beach Front
Fishing Area

Interested in renting our facilities? We are happy to rent our facilities to the following groups/types:

Youth Groups
Single Adults
Married Couples
Families (in one unit)

These are the types of accommodations we offer:

Tent Sites
RV Sites

Kitchen Facilities Use

Rental groups may use kitchen facilitiesKitchen for Staff only

We are set up to handle the following group sizes in the various seasons:

During the summer, we can take care of up to 200 guests. In the spring, we can accommodate 100 guests. Our winter capacity is 75. Finally, in fall, we have enough room for 100 guests.

We also offer the following special activities and features:

Volleyball, Frisbee Golf, Pool, Ping Pong, Paddle Boarding, Pontoon, Fishing, Row Boats, Kayaks, Canoeing, Hiking, Broom ball, Cross Country Skiing.


Mount Carmel is located approximately 8 miles north of Alexandria on the west side of Lake Carlos.


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Early Bird Discounts for Family Camps: 10% discount if before Feb 1st; 5% discount if before April 1st. New Family Discount: $100.
Adult Camp Discounts: $30 off if newcomer; $30 off if LBI Alumni.
Other scholarships may be available.

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