During your Wilderness Retreat you will experience Christian fellowship and hospitality that is unmatched. Here you will find friendly, outgoing Christ-centered staff ensuring that your time here is memorable!

Your retreat includes programming by the staff, incredible home cooked meals, and access to camp’s equipment that is used to explore the surrounding Superior National Forest and Boundary Waters. To enhance your wilderness retreat, you will stay in rustic, yet comfortable and clean cabins.

AC has hosted many groups of all ages for many years including men’s and women’s retreats, families, and church groups. We are a small camp and can only host up to 50 people. AC offers a glorious place of solitude and reflection, so organize your own retreat or come up to one of the scheduled ones. Recently a guest dubbed her AC retreat as “the primitive spa of the north.” Come and see for yourself!


AC’s buildings are rustic yet comfortable. Only one building has plumbing and there are only outdoor lavatories. The outhouses are state of the art with private stalls.

The Patten cabin, Bunkhouse & Retreat Building are available for lodging during your stay. The Patten Cabin can sleep 16 and is heated entirely by a wood stove and has a beautiful stone fireplace for your ambiance pleasure. The Bunkhouse  can sleep 13 and is heated by propane stoves.  The new Treat Building is still under construction, can be used sleeping 36 heating by in-floor heat from an outside wood boiler.

The sauna is located near Bow Lake. It is heated by wood and features a solid concrete slab with a drain so people are able to wash up right in the sauna. There is no better way to get 30 people clean in under an hour!

The lodge is where most of the activity occurs at camp. Constructed in a vintage post and beam architecture, the lodge has a pleasant woodsy appeal. It offers a large living area featuring a large stone fireplace that also seconds as an indoor climbing wall. The lodge also has a large dining hall where fabulous home cooked meals are prepared for you and enticing locally roasted coffee is always hot.

Contact Us today to schedule your Wilderness Retreat!