Retreats & Events

Private Group Retreats & Events

Camp Lael has a lot to offer for private groups.

Flexible options are available to accommodate your needs. Options include lodging in our various cabin villages or private cabins, food-service, conference areas, outdoor pavilions, activity areas, woodland trails, and more. To customize your stay at Lael contact us and we can help you with what you need!

  • Individual and family retreats
  • Youth groups
  • Church groups
  • Sports and music camps
  • Scout groups
  • Weddings
  • Baptisms
  • Group team building
  • Corporate group meetings

Lodging Options

Cabin Villages
Three villages of camper cabins available with restrooms and shower facilities just a short walk away. Two cabin villages each have 4 cabins that sleep 11. One village had 6 cabins that each sleep 9. A lodge building is available in each village for group activities.

Private Cabins
Two cabins with separate bunk-style sleeping rooms, living room area, and indoor restroom and shower.

Private Rooms
Three private rooms in the Gary Vanek Activity Center with bunks that sleep up to 4. Restroom and showers are available.

Waterfront Camping
Limited area is available near the waterfront for trailer and tent camping. Access to power is available at the site. Restroom and shower facilities are within short walking distance. 

Meeting Area

Meeting Areas

Dining Hall
This is the primary location for indoor, large-group meetings. Tables and chairs and audio / visual equipment available. Accommodates up to 150 people.

Gary Vanek Activity Center
Conference room available in the basement area. The basement is accessible and holds up to 40 people.

Village Lodges
Lodges are large cabin-style buildings. One lodge per village.

The chapel can be arranged for worship or group meetings.

Outdoor Covered Pavilions
Two pavilions available for use. Both overlook Skinner Lake and have bonfire pits, picnic tables, and campfire benches. The larger of the two has lights, electricity, and a large charcoal grill.

Food Service

Full food service options are available for all groups.

* No dumping facilities at camp.

Lake jumper


There are several activity areas around camp including:

  • Swimming *
  • Boating *
  • Fishing *
  • Basketball
  • Sand volleyball

  • 9-square and Disc golf
  • Low ropes / challenge course *
  • Hiking trails
  • Quiet / meditation areas
  • Camping *

* Require special arrangements