Planning Your Stay

Planning Your Stay at Camp Knutson Retreat Center

Your stay at Camp Knutson Retreat Center can be as unique as your group. With many activities and experiences to choose from, you can plan a retreat with something for everyone. Learn more about what to bring and what to do while you’re here.


What to Bring for Your Stay

Linens & Toiletries

Camp Knutson does not provide linens and toiletries for Retreat Center guests. Please plan to bring these items:

  • Twin-sized sheets
  • Sleeping bag, comforter or blanket
  • Pillow
  • Towels and wash cloths
  • Toiletries

Clothing & Footwear

At Camp Knutson, you’ll have the opportunity to spend time in beautiful natural areas in and around the camp. We suggest bringing clothing and footwear that will keep you comfortable and warm if you plan to spend time outside.

Recreation Equipment

Many of our winter guests enjoy getting out in the snow. We encourage you to bring equipment for cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, ice fishing and other cold weather activities.


Camp Activities


Camp Knutson is the ideal location to enjoy the outdoors and reconnect with nature. From amazing fall colors to snow-covered winters, new spring flowers to year-round sunsets on the lake, every season has something to offer at Camp Knutson.

Games, Sports & Outdoor Activities

Get competitive with Camp Knuston’s sports and games including ga-ga ball, shuffleboard, volleyball, basketball, ping-pong and foosball.

Plan time for fun and exercise with outdoor activities such as hiking, biking, fishing, sledding, and cross-country skiing.

Relax & Refresh

Take time to slow down and reconnect at your retreat. Relax in our warm sauna or unwind next to one our cozy fireplaces.


Nearby Attractions

Crosslake and other surrounding areas have plenty to offer if you plan to spend time away from Camp Knutson

  • Unique shops
  • Great restaurants
  • Golf and mini-golf
  • Horseback riding
  • Amusement areas and local attractions
  • Trails for hiking, biking, cross-country skiing and snowmobiling


Visit the Brainerd Lakes Chamber of Commerce website to learn more about things to do in the area.