A natural choice

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Our Excelsior property provides a beautiful natural setting for group rentals, including meetings, retreats, weddings and other special events. Our 103-acre property located on Lake Minnewashta is bordered by Lake Minnewashta Regional Park, adding to the natural wildlife and outdoor experience. You’ll frequently see wildlife such as deer, turkeys, turtles and many birds like bald eagles, bluebirds, robins, woodpeckers and more! We’re conveniently located in the southwest Twin Cities metro, but guests instantly feel like they’re far from the city.

Whether you’re looking for a half-day meeting or a multi-day event, we can help you plan your upcoming event. Groups may rent specific facilities or areas of camp or exclusive use of the property.

All groups are welcome to our recreational activities, including volleyball net, soccer goals, gaga ball pits, sports equipment and hiking trails. Camp Fire’s trained staff are also available to lead team-building and other activities for your group (as available).

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Our facilities include a brand new Community & Dining Center, overnight lodging and outdoor spaces.

Take a Virtual Tour of some of our spaces and contact us at the bottom of this page to schedule an in-person tour.

Click below to learn more about available spaces.

Community & Dining Center

Our brand new Community & Dining Center opened June 2020 and features floor to ceiling windows to keep your group feeling close to nature. This space provides a flexible floor plan for seated or standing events and meetings, plus an open concept on the lower level. Indoors, groups enjoy a beautiful gas fireplace, wifi, AV, and gender neutral bathrooms. Step outside for nature hikes, or enjoy views to the south from the deck and views to the north on the patio with outdoor seating.

This space carries forward some special historic features from the previous camp dining hall – including the dining hall fireplace which is now the outdoor patio fireplace. The Center is heated and has ceiling fans plus windows to provide cooling during warmer days.

Groups may use their preferred food vendor.

Capacity: 200 seated; 150 non-seated events

Overnight Lodging - Cabins and Yurt

All lodging includes access to onsite fire rings. Guests provide their own bedding.

  • 11 10-person rustic cabins (no heat or electricity)
  • Three 18-person rustic cabins (no heat or electricity)
  • Yurt (no heat or electricity)

Outdoor Spaces

With 103 acres, there are many areas to use for your unique event. Some of these include:

  • Tent camping
  • Green spaces (many areas)
  • Pavilion Shelters (6 within Gingko Circle) with picnic tables and a gathering area with custom designed log seating around a fire ring

Add Team-building to your event!

We are ACA accredited, which means we are held to a high standard of safety and quality. Team-building is based on availability. Camp Fire Minnesota staff lead all activities, including:

  • Archery
  • Team-Building Challenge Course
  • High Ropes Course and Climbing Wall
  • Canoe/Kayak
  • Nature/Environmental Education


Contact us for current pricing. Inquire below or contact Emily Peterson, Business Development & Sales Manager, at

Rentals are available year-round, including limited availability in the summer. Groups may book exclusive use of the property or choose specific areas/facilities to host your event.

Rental is confirmed once the following are received by Camp Fire Minnesota:

  • Signed Contract
  • Certificate of Insurance
  • 50% Deposit
  • Damage Security Deposit (Community & Dining Center $1,000)


3300 Tanadoona Drive
Excelsior, MN 55331



“The location was perfect”

“Thank you for allowing us to use your wonderful venue for our Fall Kick Off event for National Charity League. The location was perfect, and the event went very smoothly. ”
Kelly Derouin, National Charity League West Lakes President