Message from the Camp Benedict Board as of April 13th 2020: It is with a heavy heart that we have come to the decision that Camp for 2020 will be postponed for this year due to the threat of COVID19. This decision was not made lightly. We have been in discussions with Camp Knutson for weeks regarding this hard decision and it is agreed by both Lead Teams(Camp Benedict and Camp Knutson) to release our camp dates for this year in the interest of keeping everyone safe. In light of this decision, if you have applied for Camp for 2020, your application will be held until next year's camp and will only need the medical portion updated if you choose to attend.
We thank you for your understanding, stay safe and well!
Rob Andrews- Mendoza, Sheila DeChantal, Tom Straley and Farrah Mckinney
Camp Benedict is an educational/recreational week-long family camp that is provided free for families that are infected and affected by HIV/AIDS. Located in beautiful Crosslake Minnesota, Camp Benedict offers support and education for the entire family. Recreation time includes horseback riding, pontoon rides, beach, crafts, or just relax on one of the sunny decks with a good book.
We strive to improve the quality of life for households who are infected or affected by HIV/AIDS. We are equals in our abilities and value we deserve Honesty, Respect, Acceptance, Empowerment, and Unconditional Love.
The camp is located on the grounds of Camp Knutson. The address is 11169 Whitefish Ave, Crosslake, MN 56442. Note - this is not the address you send applications and info to. Please use our mailing address found on the application form.
June 8 - 12, 2020
From the creators of Face Off HIV, this is the story of Connie Statz and her experience of how living with HIV changed her life. After discovering her disease, Connie knew that this was a moment to continue living and to create her own voice. Connie is the founder of Camp Benedict, a camp where people living with HIV/AIDs can come together for a week every year. Face Off HIV members Richard Louprasong and Keith Pederson take a journey into the experience of Camp Benedict.
A film by Richard Louprasong
Camp Benedict is a non profit 501c3 camp that is funded 100% by generous donors such as you!