Camp Onomia consists of the Retreat Center, which is a year round
facility, and seasonal use buildings which include three dorms, summer dining,
crafts, and chapel.
Camp Onomia is steward of over 220 acres of land and forest which includes a
semi-wilderness setting on Warren Lake. The main site at Onomia includes
approximately 1500 feet of lakeshore on the southwest end of Lake Shakopee.
Absolutely fabulous sunsets are a trademark of evening campfires at the fire
circle. The main site is a strikingly beautiful 100 acres in a park-like
setting, with hard surface paths connecting most buildings. Sport and activity
- A large play field
- Sand volleyball courts
- Basketball court
- Kids playground
- Frisbee golf
- Low ropes initiatives challenge course
Tenting and smaller RV accommodations are available on most weekends and
during some weeks of the summer months. Firepit, picnic table, and bathroom
facilities are included. Limited electrical and water hookups. Watercraft are
not available to campground guests.
Vogel Retreat Center
28 Rooms with private baths
The RC offers high comfort lodging for retreat group guests. All rooms
include your own bathroom and shower within your unit. Room configurations vary
as we are in the process of remodeling them. Please refer to the photos below. New rooms include a full size bed with a double twin bunk and a third
upper twin. Other rooms are set up with either three or four twin size bunks,
some with full beds and some with pull out couches.
All rooms also include a closet/storage space. For adult groups, we consider
lower beds for room capacity. Room configurations are changing as we upgrade and
remodel these spaces for you!
Generally, there are several groups using the RC on any given weekend.
Depending upon your group size, you will be assigned a meeting space
accordingly. The larger group will be assigned the larger space, etc. TV, DVD,
whiteboard, and video projector available upon request. Coffee service within
meeting spaces available for an extra fee.
- NEWLY REMODELED!
- Upper Fireside. Main floor gathering with deck overlooking Lake
Shakopee. Wood burning fireplace. Piano. Lounge space can be converted to
provide seating for 90 theater style or
table seating for 64. Cannot be reserved for less than 30 people without an
- Lower Fireside. Lower level gathering overlooking Lake Shakopee. Wood
burning fireplace. Seating for 30 theater style or 20 around tables.
- Lofts. Two third floor gathering spaces "cozy attic style." Capacity
people each, Best used for small group breakouts or general activities. One
loft now offers a prayer labyrinth or worship space for your needs.
Seasonally, guests are served in the summer dining hall.
From November to May, meals are served out of our commercial kitchen in the
lower level of the Retreat Center. Nutritious and tasty meals are served
cafeteria style. Dining is in the connecting bistro. Coming in 2013... NEW
RETREAT CENTER LAKESIDE DINING!
There are several rooms in the lover level featuring foosball and ping pong
The pool is presently out of commission.
Braun Memorial Chapel seasonal
The rustic pine and open beam chapel offers a beautiful setting for worship,
weddings, or conference meetings. The assembly hall can seat 250 people on
folding chairs Sound system and piano are available for guests. The
building also includes bathrooms, two classrooms, and two prep rooms. There is
also a very nice lounge with a deck overlooking the lake. Ring the bell that has
been calling campers to worship for over 50 years!
"The Nice Room"
Friendship Hall seasonal
Friendship Hall is the first building constructed at Onomia. It serves as the
dining hall during the non-heating months and can serve 250 people. Our
commercial kitchen prepares meals which are generally served cafeteria style.
Bathrooms, a stage, and the summer camp store are housed here. You will enjoy
the warmth of the huge stone fireplace on those chilly mornings when you get up
early for your wake up coffee (which is always on!)
The Dorms: Woodland, Pine Needle, Lakeview seasonal
The Dorms house 48 youth or up to 8 families during the summer and fall
season. Guests are housed in rooms which include two twin sized bunks. There are
two common shower rooms/bathrooms in each building. Lakeview and Pine Needle
also have a small lounge in the entry of their building.
Typical Dorm Room
Pine Needle in the leaves
The campfire gathering is one of the trademark signatures of Camp Onomia.
With the large stone cross as focal point, the fire circle is an endearing place
for sing-a-longs, smores, or just a fireside chat. Plan your activities here
just before sunset, because the setting sun reflecting off on Lake Shakopee will
be etched into your memory forever!
Camp Onomia in 3D