The Camp


Camp Lakamaga is a year-round destination located 30 miles northeast of Minneapolis. From woods to wetlands, prairies to rolling hills, campers will enjoy Camp Lakamaga’s beautiful 1,200 acres in a safe and fun environment.

The Girl Scouts bought Camp Lakamaga in 1930, and it’s been a destination for Minnesota girls ever since. When it opened as a Girl Scout camp, one week of camp cost $8.50 and it was $17 for a two-week session. The first building the Girl Scouts constructed was their lodge, a beautiful log cabin building that served as the original dining hall and program center. When camp opened in 1930, the lakeshore spanned all the way up to the lodge, and the swimming beach was directly in front of the building. In 2000, when the new dining hall was built, the Lodge was converted into a program center, and it now serves as the art building for camp.

Read more history at the River Valleys Camps website here.

Getting to Camp

From the West, South + North

Take I-35 to Highway 97 (2 miles south of Forest Lake).
Exit Highway 97 and follow east to Lofton Ave N (about 8.5 miles)
Turn right (south) onto Lofton Ave N (.25 miles) and turn right onto Maxwill Ave.
Once on Maxwill Ave, go about 1.25 miles to a stop sign. The entrance to Lakamaga is directly across from this intersection.

From the East

Take Highway 95 north from Stillwater (or north on Highway 95 from I-94 near the Hudson Bridge) to Highway 96 (near Scandia).
Take Highway 97 west 4.5 miles to Lofton Ave N.
Turn left (south) onto Lofton Ave N, and turn right onto Maxwill Ave.
Once on Maxwill Ave, go about 1.25 miles to a stop sign. The entrance to Lakamaga is directly across from this intersection.

Camp Facilities &  Map

The Conference will utilize the entire camp – from the Dining Hall to the Waterfront, Archery area to the Sports Pavilion.  Come ready with the map and good shoes!

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