The Twin Cities' Best Kept Secret

Camp Eden Wood

Feels like a world away from city life. Metro area groups can enjoy that "up north" experience without the long drive. Camp Eden Wood is tucked in the woods on Birch Island Lake just west of where I-494 meets Highway 62 in Eden Prairie. It's ideal for meetings and offers rustic yet comfortable overnight accommodations.

The 6,000 square foot Welcome Lodge features a fully-staffed catering kitchen and is equipped with a guest computer and free wireless Internet access. It provides an ideal location for meetings and seminars.

Our newly-renovated Dormitory is among the exceptional buildings listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It's in the center of Eden Wood's 20 beautiful acres. The Dormitory was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1999. Built in 1925, the building was the summer home to children from the Glen Lake Sanatorium who were diagnosed or exposed to tuberculosis. The Glen Lake Children’s camp operated from 1925-1950. It is the only camp of its type left in Minnesota, one of two left in the United States, and the only one still operating in line with original purpose, as a children’s camp.

Three additional cabins provide a range of additional lodging options.

New in 2020 – Cabin Rentals Available

Over the past few months we have faced unprecedented challenges and have had to make difficult decisions. From cancelling summer camp to furloughing staff, we have all felt the weight of the COVID-19 pandemic. As restrictions are gradually being lifted and new guidance is being provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Minnesota Department of Health (MDH), and other local and state agencies, we are excited to share with you a new opportunity for you to get involved with True Friends.

We are now offering cabin rentals for families. We are taking reservations from now until the end of the year for the Dormitory at Camp Eden Wood.

Take a break and enjoy a moment of relaxation surrounded by nature and the beautiful Cedar Lake or Clearwater Lake. With miles of outdoor trails and recreational spaces, not to mention the most beautiful sunrise and sunsets over the lake, your stay will be relaxing and give you time to reconnect with your friends and loved ones.

For pricing information click here. For what to expect during your stay click here.

To reserve your cabin today email retreats@truefriends.org or call 952.852.0104.

  • Cabins

    The dormitory has single and bunk beds and sleeps up to 32 guests. It has an attractively furnished kitchenette, two large bathrooms, 10 bedrooms and a large great room (716 square feet) for gathering.

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    This cabin features a large living and dining areas with vaulted ceilings, fireplace, furnished kitchen, a lower level gathering room, four bathrooms and sleeping spots for up to 28 guests. Birchwood has a wonderfully spacious feel.

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    This cozy cabin sleeps 20 people and has a gathering room, three bathrooms and kitchenette. Each bedroom has three or four single and bunk beds.

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    • 2,056 square feet of meeting space and seating for 100 guests
    • Large windows let you enjoy the outdoor scenery, and a high-vaulted ceiling to enhance the ambiance
    • The space can be split into two rooms, one to accommodate up to 70 people and up to 30
    • We offer round or rectangular tables to meet your programming needs
    • Wireless Internet access, TV/DVD, A/V system, flip chart and screens are available at no charge.
      Please arrange for these when you register so we can reserve the items you'll need.
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    These rooms be used for break-out sessions or as a more intimate conference space.

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    When it's time to take a break from meeting or crafting sessions, you'll have lots of fun ways to stretch your legs and get some fresh air in any season.

    • Outdoor basketball court
    • Sledding hill
    • Outdoor volleyball
    • Paddle boats
    • Walking paths
    • Snowshoeing areas
    • Birding
    • Fire pit
    • Six Frisbee golf holes
  • Costs vary according to lodging, meal choices and additional amenities. Our staff designs retreat packages to fit your unique needs and budget. Whether you're planning a full-service company event, a fun family reunion or a simple weekend away with friends - we offer unique and affordable options for even the most budget-conscious groups.

    Please contact us for group rates and available discounts. We look forward to serving you!

    Packages
    Price
    1 Night / 3 Meals Starting @ $79
    2 Night / 5 Meals Starting @ $124

Contact Details

10509 108th St. NW
Annandale, MN 55302

Tel: 952.852.0104
Toll Free: 800.450.8376
Fax: 952.852.0123

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Participant

To be so close to our homes in the metro but feel so far away from "it all" was an amazing experience.

Akin Adeniyi, Deeper Life Church

We had a wonderful time at our weekend convention. I want to thank Gina our host and the staff at your kitchen. We've used various facilities but yours is distinct. We thank you for giving us such great service.

Confirmation Leader

Everyone loved Camp Friendship. Being close to the cities makes it a very convenient location.

Mill End Quilters

The lighting was great with easy loading and unloading – perfect for our age group. Very pleased. Everything was perfect.

Fr. Joseph

Thank you to all the staff. Our event was a huge success thanks to your hard work! We look forward to coming out again!

A Crafter

I was amazed! The cabin was beautiful with all the knotty pine and great natural light with all the windows.

Returning Guest

The food was excellent - very creative and tasty with many veggies & fruit. Very helpful, courteous staff. Thank you!

St. Timothy’s Leader

Anything I needed was retrieved or made for me. The staff and facilities were excellent.

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