About Us

Camp & Retreat Center

Four girls in front of camp KCamps

Camp Knutson is a welcoming, inclusive camp for youth and adults with disabilities, medical conditions and other identified needs. We celebrate each participant and help campers build friendships, recognize their strengths, gain self-confidence, and identify skills to help them realize their goals.



We are open year-round, operating as a retreat center September through May. Our beautiful, lakeside setting, and modern amenities are the perfect spot for a retreat, conference, meeting, celebration or other social gathering.


Lakeside at Camp Knutson

Mission and History

Founded in 1953 after Congressman Harold Knutson donated his summer vacation property in honor of his mother who had a passion for helping individuals with special needs and assisting those less fortunate. Over 65 years later, Camp Knutson remains dedicated to nurturing the well-being of persons with disabilities, medical conditions and other identified needs.


Our Partners

Camp Knutson partners with other organizations to provide high quality, fully accessible residential camping opportunities. We provide a full programming experience for camps and work with retreat groups to determine the level of program support that we can offer.


Our Team

Meet Camp Knutson’s Leadership Team!


Annual Reports

Read about Camp Knutson’s impact each year in our annual reports.



There are many ways to get involved with Camp Knutson throughout the year, and we invite you to participate. Get involved with our Camp community, and check out some of our upcoming events!



Our beautiful, 30-acre campus is located on a picturesque peninsula surrounded by towering pines and nestled between the pristine waters of Lower Whitefish and Big Trout Lakes.


Where Spirits Fly book

“Where Spirits Fly” Book

A photo-rich history of Camp Knutson written by Camp Knutson volunteers.