Camp Birchwood

Laporte, Minnesota
*fly into Minneapolis, Minnesota

Girls • Ages 7-17
2 and 4 weeks

About Camp Birchwood

Perched on the shores of sparkling Steamboat Lake - a 600-acre body of water in Minnesota’s “Northwoods” - Camp Birchwood is a 3.5 hour’s drive north from the Twin Cities.

Nestled atop a white-sandy beach surrounded by tall, fragrant pine trees, Camp Birchwood enjoys scenic vistas of Steamboat Lake from morning to night. Rarely visited by outside anglers or boaters—Steamboat is a pristine, quiet lake known for its peaceful surroundings and sparkling clean waters. Its shallow, gradual slope to the center allows its waters warm up quickly in May, offering a full summer’s worth of fun and comfortable aquatic amusement.

From the center of camp, over 400 acres of dense woodlands and grassy green pastures stretch in all directions, offering ample room to run every camp activity. Camper cabins are arranged in close proximity to one another, the dining hall, and the shower house. Open lawns and wood chip paths connect each location to one another, making Birchwood easy to live in for girls of all ages.

Nearby camp there are several national forests, the headwaters of the Mississippi River, a scattering of quaint country towns, and many well-renowned outdoor recreational areas. This offers campers the opportunity to explore camping and other outdoor adventures in a setting that is next to none.

Camp Highlights

  • Unique daily choice program
  • Family-owned camp with a warm and caring feel
  • Located on beautiful Steamboat Lake
  • Optional overnight wilderness trips
  • Variety of activities-land, water, arts, and more!