When it comes to planning your wedding, we know you have a lot of options. If you are searching for a venue for your Sturgeon Lake, Moose Lake, and Duluth wedding we hope you consider the Camp Miller Retreat Center! Here at the Camp Miller Retreat Center, you can say “I do” on the beautiful shores of Sturgeon Lake. Our Retreat Center is the perfect place for your outdoor or indoor ceremony and reception. We can accommodate a wedding party of up to 200! See the Camp Miller Retreat Center highlighted in “A Northwoods Wedding” blog!

Contact Sara Eder for more information.
218.722.4745 ext 143

Wedding Brochure


Located Just 45 Miles South of Duluth! Ready for a school trip that your class is sure to remember? We will make your school’s event an enjoyable and enriching experience! Whether your class is interested in a day experience or an overnight adventure, Camp Miller’s possibilities are endless! Our location features 340 acres of hiking trails, 1 mile of natural lake shore for kayaking/canoeing, fishing and exploration, quality well-trained staff, indoor facilities that can accommodate up to 200 people, leadership lodge, licensed kitchen, rustic cabins, open fields with soccer nets, volleyball, and a GaGa Pit!


Camp Miller features a state of the art dining center and kitchen that can accommodate many dietary needs and group sizes. For indoor dining, enjoy your meals in the Mitchell Lodge Dining Hall, where you will enjoy a wide variety of food options. For outdoor dining, consider a cook-out at our fire circle or a BBQ underneath our new log pavilion! Below is a sample of what type of food are available on our menu. This is just a sample to give you an idea! Whatever your needs are we would love to accommodate you as best we can!


Fill out our inquiry form below to request your retreat dates. We will reach out to you to set up your event!



If you are planning an overnight event, Camp Miller offers many lodging options from rustic cabins to fully equipped lodges.  

Looking for a more rustic experience?  Ask about our Pine Woods Cabins: 7 wooden cabins, each capable of sleeping 12-15.  No bathrooms here!  These cabins share a community shower house, and are located near the lake, sauna, and campfire circle. Also check out Maple cabin located amongst our Lakeshore Cabins. Maple sleeps 10-11, utilizes nearby Jack McLeod Lodge for bathrooms, and even has a small firepit just outside the door.

If comfort is what you had in mind, ask about Hanson Lodge, Garber Lodge, the Oaks Lodge, or Jack McLeod Leadership Lodge.  Hanson Lodge offers 8 dorm-style rooms capable of sleeping 4-5 and shared center bathrooms within the lodge itself. Garber Lodge has four bunk rooms, sleeping 16 total, with shared bathrooms. Jack McLeod offers two cabin-type sleeping areas, each capable of sleeping 12, and each with their own bathroom and shower areas. The Oaks Lodge offers two cabin-type sleeping areas, each capable of sleeping 12, and each with their own bathroom and shower areas as well.

Finally take a look at the newly remodeled Bent Twig!  No bathroom here but it is close-by Pine Palace Bathhouse. It's beautiful interior and full-sized bed is great for couples and families.



At Camp Miller, we offer many areas of camp that would be great for a meeting, lecture, or small group discussion.  From large to small, indoors to outdoors, you're sure to find the area that best fits your needs!

For large meeting options, Mitchell Hall, which also houses our dining area, can seat about 200 for large group meetings.  The Jack McLeod Leadership Lodge has a small conference room that can seat 45.   McLeod on the Lake gives you a rustic atmosphere in a beautiful room that can seat 100. 

For smaller groups the center area of Hanson Lodge can seat about 25.  Sky Chair City, an outdoor circle of a dozen Sky Chairs around a campfire, allows for an intimate, unique meeting area for a small group.  Groups also have the option of using the Camp Miller field for team building games!

Have other needs?  Contact us and let us know what you need and we will accommodate you as best we can!


October 9th – 13th, 2019

Fall is closer than we think. Time to plan some projects for the fall quilt retreat. Get a head start on those Christmas gifts!

The supply list for this year’s retreat can be found here!

There will also offer a short class on Borders and Bindings. Bring projects you have put off finishing. We will concentrate on machine techniques, but also talk about how to hand finish the binding and demonstrate some tricks for cutting the continuous bias binding – some projects really need this. These projects use basic quilting skills so can be accomplished by beginners. Quilt retreat is a fun time to build skills and make new quilting friends, and yes – get some projects done.

You can come  Wednesday-Sunday or register for fewer days. Brunch and supper are provided except for Wednesday (supper only) and Sunday (brunch only). Show and tell is Saturday night: this is a fun time to share projects and win a prize.

Registration opens May 15th!

Contact Sandy Carlson if you have questions (


The NamaSTAY Yoga Retreats is a partnership with Runa Yoga and the Duluth Area Family YMCA. They are a weekend-long retreat at the YMCA Camp Miller Hospitality & Retreat Center in Sturgeon Lake, MN.

Programming includes 4 master classes with skilled yoga instructors, 5 organic healthy meals (vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free options available), 2 nights & 3 days lodging in cabins (private rooms available at extra cost), use of camp facilities, personal consultation, cooking green class and free time to run, hike, bike, kayak, canoe, read and/or relax.

This retreat is open to all abilities, whether you are new to yoga or an experienced yoga practitioner.

For more information and registration, please visit!


"YMCA Camp Miller Retreat Center couldn’t have been a more perfect place for my husband and I to get married. It was a weekend retreat for our entire family and dearest friends nestled in Minnesota’s beautiful north woods. The freedom to explore the entire grounds and utilize the camp buildings, canoes, lake, beach, and farm made for a relaxed and unique experience for all. From exchanging our vows at the outdoor chapel, to the reception in the hall, and the dance outside at the chimney. Every moment was memorable and magical next to the lake, under the full moon. Camp staff were amazing hosts and assisted in what was an extraordinary weekend wedding event!"

-Bride Charity


 When you book your wedding at the Camp Miller Retreat Center you will enjoy…

  • Exclusive use of our private facilities
  • Complimentary bride and groom cabin if lodging with us
  • Complimentary dinner for bride and groom
  • Outdoor Chapel available for ceremony |Full or partial catering
  • Available lodging in our lodges and cabins
  • Use of recreational amenities including:
    • waterfront access
    •  campfire circle (must purchase wood through camp)
    • 9 miles of hiking trails, volleyball
    • basketball
    • playground

Camp Miller programming available for additional charge (boating, climbing, ropes, archery) Rentals Available Microphones and speaker and lights, vases, signage, and much more for decorations!


"I could not have imagined a more perfect place to get married than under the tall pines at YMCA Camp Miller. The camp exceeded our expectations as a wedding venue – wedding planning was easy with all of the amenities the retreat center had to offer. Choosing Camp Miller as the location for our wedding was the best decision we made – it provided us with a beautiful lakeside setting that needed minimal decorating, a super helpful director during the process to answer any questions, and access to everything that a large retreat center has to offer."

-Bride Cara

See Cara’s wedding featured in A Northwoods Wedding!


All breakfast options include: cold cereal, fresh fruit, and milk/coffee/tea/orange juice/apple juice

Continental Breakfast

  • Hot Oatmeal or Cream of Wheat
  • Assorted Bagels with Spread
  • Cinnamon Rolls

Campers’ Meal

  • Buttermilk Pancakes
  • Sausage

Sturgeon Lake Breakfast

  • Scrambled Eggs with Cheese
  • or Quiche (Veggie or Meat)
  • Bacon
  • Muffins & Bagels

Mt. Climbers Breakfast

  • French Toast w/Fruit Topping
  • Sausage

Mitchell Lodge Breakfast Sandwiches

  • English Muffins or Biscuits
  • Eggs
  • Cheese
  • Sausage Patties


All lunch options include: fresh fruit, dessert, milk/coffee/tea

Picnic Basket

  • Assorted Fresh Breads and Subs
  • Ham/Turkey/Roast Beef/Cheese
  • Lettuce/Tomato/Pickle

South of the Lake Special

  • Beef Tacos with all the Fixings
  • Refried Beans

Warm the Heart Lunch

  • Homemade Chili w/cheese & Sour
  • Cream, Crackers, and Corn Bread

All American Favorite

  • Hamburger, Chicken Burger or Fish
  • Burger
  • Lettuce/Tomato/Pickles/Cheese

Summer Camp Favorite

  • Grilled Ham & Cheese Sandwich
  • Tomato Soup w/ crackers
  • Fresh Vegetables w/dip

On the Lighter Side

  • Grilled Chicken
  • Chef’s Salad Bar

Simply Scrumptious

  • French Dip Sandwiches
  • Thin Sliced Beef/Au Jus/Rolls
  • French Fries or Baked Potato


All dinners include salad bar, dessert, milk/coffee/tea

Hawaiian Luau

  • Pineapple Ham
  • Oven Roasted Herb Potatoes
  • Cole Slaw or Mixed Vegetables

Home Cookin’ Dinner

  • Beef Roast
  • Potatoes & gravy w/ Carrots

Harvest Dinner

  • Baked Chicken or Roasted Turkey
  • Mashed Potatoes and Gravy or Stuffing
  • Green Beans w/almonds

Homemade Italian

  • Lasagna Vegetable or Meat or Spaghetti
  • Bread Sticks or French Bread

South of the Lake Dinner Special

  • Taco Salad w/ all the Fixings
  • Refried Beans

Italiano Bene

  • Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo
  • Asparagus
  • Bread Sticks


Climbing Tower | Archery | Canoeing | Kayaking | Crafts | Field Games | Team Building | Low Initiative Course | Nature Hikes | Barnyard | Outdoor Cooking | Environmental Education


X-Country Skiing | Winter Survival Skills | Quinsy Hut Making | Sledding | Ice Bocce Ball | Ice Skating | Ice Fishing | Sauna | Snowshoeing | Snowman Making | Fire Building

  • We accommodate Elementary, Middle, High and College Groups for Day and Overnights.
  • We strive to make your group’s event an enjoyable and enriching experience! Whether your class is interested in a day experience or an overnight adventure, Camp Miller’s possibilities are endless. Our economically priced packages make our programming available to many schools in the St. Louis, Carlton, and Pine County areas.
  • For more information about rates and accommodations, please e-mail Camp Miller at