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Retreat to the Woods – Oct 1 – 3, 2021

Retreat to the Woods – Oct 1 – 3, 2021

Join us at beautiful Baker Outdoor Learning Center in Medina, Minnesota, for a weekend of fellowship, relaxation, and renewal. You’ll enjoy great food, hiking and biking trails, canoeing, nearby lakes, and a few interesting and varied workshops in a quiet and protected setting surrounded by 3,300 acres of marshes, meadows, and mature forest. The Settlement is about 30 minutes west of Minneapolis.

The site has a tenting area and eight log cabins. Each cabin has a wood-burning stove and eight bunk beds with mattresses. There are two modern composting toilet facilities near the cabins, as well as full restrooms and a shower at the main lodge. Baker does not allow pets.

Please volunteer to help with the Retreat. Go to: 

Questions, including scholarship requests, should be directed to .

Please read the Retreat COVID Guidelines (download above).


    Please list each person in your party who is attending. At least one must be an adult 18 or older.

    Contact Information

    Meals and Food Preferences

    Total number in your party who will attend each meal.

    Friday Evening Dinner
    Saturday Breakfast
    Saturday Lunch
    Saturday Evening Dinner
    Sunday Brunch

    Registration Costs

    Your total will be shown below when you submit this form. Use the Calculate button to view the total before submitting.


    Adult or youth 12 or over in cabins ($60/ea)
    Child under 12 in cabins ($25/ea, 3rd child free)


    Adults or youth 12 or over sleeping in your tent ($40/ea)
    Children under 12 sleeping in your tent ($20/ea, 3rd child free)

    How many people for Saturday only? ($40 each, meals included)
    Need scholarship help? Email

    I can carpool OR I need a ride.

    You will see a message that your registration was recorded, and your total. A copy of the information will be emailed to you.

    Payment may be cash, check, or via our online donation system (look for the “Retreat to the Woods” line item). Make checks out to First Unitarian Society and mail them to 900 Mt. Curve, Minneapolis, 55403

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