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Recreation - Camps & Camping in Brainerd

Summer camps, day camps, learning camps, and play camps! We've got it all in the Brainerd Lakes Area. With a community that is home to dozens of lakes and woods, it's no wonder that Brainerd offers such a wide variety of outdoor activities for kids and children of all ages.

Many of the camps have a specialized theme to help kids who are going through tough times or changes, and some even include family activities, and growth opportunities so that your child not only gets to experience the fun and magic of the MN North Woods, but also gets to build character and skills.

Check in with one of the many Brainerd Lakes camps and start planning for your summer adventures today!

Brainerd Lakes Campground Resorts:

Camp Holiday Resort & Campground

Camp Holiday Resort & Campground

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Our resort is nestled along the shores of Turtle Lake in the heart of the Mille Lacs/Brainerd Lakes...

Birch Bay RV Resort

Birch Bay RV Resort

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Our family resort is tucked away on Agate Lake just SW of Nisswa. Lodging is offered in 9 lakefront...

Sullivan’s Resort & Campground

Sullivan’s Resort & Campground

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10 Units - Listen to the loons, relax in our indoor pool, play on our beautiful beach and make new m...

Crow Wing Lake Campground

Crow Wing Lake Campground

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100 RV sites and 10 tent sites - Conveniently located only two hours north of the Twin Cities. Crow...

Public Campgrounds & Rec Areas:

Cross Lake Recreation Area


Also known as the Ronald L. Cloutier Recreation Area, this Crosslake, Minnesota recreation area offe...

Gull Lake Recreational Area


The Gull Lake Recreational Area sits on the Gull River at the outlet of the Gull Lake chain. The rec...

Cuyuna Country State Recreation Area


Cuyuna Country State Recreation Area is located 15 miles northeast of Brainerd on Hwy 210. The campg...

Charles A. Lindbergh State Park


The Charles A. Lindbergh State Park is located on the Mississippi River. The park offers camping in...

Lum Park RV Campground


The Lum Park RV Campground is located in central Brainerd next to Rice Lake. Campsites are on averag...

Leech Lake Recreational Area


Located in the Northern Minnesota's Chippewa National Forest, the Leech Lake Recreational Area offer...

Stony Point Recreational Area


Stony Point campground is located in a forested area neat the town of Walker. The campground is adja...

Mille Lacs Kathio State Park


Mille Lacs Kathio State Park is rich in history and ways for you to learn about its historic signifi...

Crow Wing State Park


Explore nature at Crow Wing State Park, located just 9 miles south of Brainerd, MN. Crow Wing State...

Kids Camps & Day Camps:

Camp Confidence

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Participate in one of the many year round activities like the Astronomy Adventure, the Animal Sanctu...

Presbyterian Clearwater Forest

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Clearwater Forest provides programming including summer youth camps, women's retreats, spiritual ren...

Kamp Kimchee

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Korean culture day camp for Korean adoptees and their families. Classes are offered for children 4 y...

Solid Rock Bible Camp

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A Christian camp and retreat center on Lake Alexander in Central Minnesota.

Camp Foley

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At Camp Foley kids learn everyday skills from character development to survival skills witht he help...

Camp Lincoln for Boys

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Camp Lincoln and Camp Lake Hubert have a 100-year plus history of creating fun and adventure in Minn...

Camp Lake Hubert for Girls

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Camp Lincoln and Camp Lake Hubert have a 100-year plus history of creating fun and adventure in Minn...

Trout Lake Camp

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Unplug from every day worries and explore your faith in a peaceful and God centered surrounding for...

Legionville School Patrol Camp

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Legionville is the only school patrol training center in the US. Instructions in Crossing Guard duti...

Camp Vanasek

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Camp Vansek boasts 70 acres of wooded camping grounds with a beautiful sand beach on Lake Whipple in...

North Star Camp

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North Star Camp (NSC) is located in Brainerd, Minnesota, nestled between Rice Lake and the Mississip...

Heartland Hockey Camps

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Receive world class hockey instruction in the ice arena, skate on the 60 foot ramp in the dry-land t...