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Friends Life Retreat

Sept 1st - Sept 4th  |  Near Minneapolis, MN

Three days of connection, reflection and fun!

Grant and Ali rented out an entire kids summer camp to bring a bunch of our favorite people together for an unforgettable weekend. It's a chance to reconnect with our authentic selves, build lifelong friendships, and just have some old-fashioned fun!


Connect with amazing people

We're gathering a group of thoughtful and interesting people. Reconnect with old friends and meet new ones!


Discover insights about yourself

We'll guide you through some self-reflection activities to help you be your most authentic self.


Relax and have fun

This is summer camp! We'll have tons of unstructured time to swim, boat, play games, eat, dance, and bonfire.


Set thoughtful life goals

What does a well-lived life look like to you? We'll help you define your personal success and set goals to get there.

Camp Icaghowan

Situated on an island just over an hour from the Minneapolis, YMCA'S Camp Icaghowan will be our home for a weekend you'll never forget! Swimming, camping, bonfires, tree houses, and more! You'll stay in one of the camp's group sleeping quarters and all of your meals will be provided by the camp's highly-regarded dining hall.

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What you'll experience

Here's a taste of what we're planning for you - a good balance of fun, relaxation, and self-reflection:


Fri Sept 1st

Meet the community and relax

Pick your bunk, explore camp, and meet everyone! Arrive any time past noon.

Day 1

Sat Sept 2nd

Morning yoga, self-reflection exercise, and camp activities

Start your day with yoga and self-reflection, followed by an afternoon of play!

Day 2

Sun Sept 3rd

Life visioning exercise, free play time, and bonfire dance party

Set intentions for the life you want to lead, climb stuff, and dance the night away!


Mon Sept 4th

Sleep in, pack up, and say "see you next time!"

Farewell brunch, pack up, and head back to the airport. See you next time!

The Logistics

Who's coming

We're aiming for 50 to 100 campers - big enough to be lively but intimate enough that you can learn everyone's names! You've been invited because you're a thoughtful, motivated, and caring person. You can expect to meet others who fit this same description! We encourage you to bring your significant other or a plus one. Kids are welcome too!

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How to get there

Fly into the Minneapolis International Airport and take an hour and fifteen minute ride to Camp Icaghowan, 899 115th St, Amery, Wisconsin.


We'll have several shuttle busses throughout the day on Friday Sept 1st to take you to camp. We'll send shuttle busses back to the airport a couple of times on Monday September 4th. You're also welcome to rent a car and drive yourself.

Lodging details

We'll be staying in the camp's cabins, all of which have rooms that sleep 8 to 12 people. You'll have full restroom facilities with electricity and hot showers. Upon your arrival, you can pick out where you want to sleep for the weekend!

You will need to bring your own bedding and towel. We will provide one pillow per person.

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All meals will be provided! The camp has nice dining facilities that will accommodate any dietary needs. Meals are served family style, and will include hot breakfast (pancakes, eggs, etc), a full lunch with salad bar, and yummy dinners (think lasagna, bbq chicken, etc). 

We'll also have snacks on hand and you're welcome to bring your own food/snacks to supplement. No alcohol allowed at camp.

RSVP by June 3rd

The total cost for the retreat will be around $300, which includes a shuttle bus to and from the airport, three nights at the camp, all meals, snacks, and supplies.


RSVP by June 3rd to let us know your intent to join!

Once you've RSVP'd, we'll ask that you make a $100 deposit via Venmo (send to Grant, @grant-schroll) or PayPal (gift $100 to to hold your spot. We'll reach out to collect the remaining amount due once we've finalized the costs. 

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