The VLM Board of Directors, at their April 3rd meeting, voted that, “For the safety of our campers, volunteers, staff, and their families and to position the organization to be a resource for our church and communities during these uncertain times, Camp Hiawatha and Camp Vermilion and their associated programs, will be temporarily closed until further notice.”    

The decision is based on the current and expected restrictions and recommendations from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the State of Minnesota, and has the following ramifications: 

Cancellation of all summer on-site, Canoe Country, and Day Camp programming for 2020. 

Cancellation of all Retreats and community events through June 30th. July and August groups will be contacted no later than May 31st to review the current situation. 

Temporary furloughs of year-round ministry staff.     

You can read the full letter that was sent to your congregation and see other updates at and click the link on our home page.