MEA Getaway at Castaway | Minnesota's Premiere Fall Youth Ministry Retreat |
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Oct. 15-18, 2020

About MEA Getaway

You just have to be there.


MEA Getaway is perfectly situated over the long weekend of MEA fall break. Just in time for you to break your routine and go spend some quality time with some quality people. It’s Up North. As in, AWAY. (Part of this was right in the title, so you got a freebie there.) Life is lived large at camp. There are giant hot tubs, a giant swing, and giant cookies. Each night we gather for singing, skits and a message from our featured speaker. The combination of inspirational and fun music, a hilarious skit piece brought to you by our creative team, and faith-challenging words from our speaker will elevate your camp experience each day. At MEA Getaway there is time to laugh, play, chill with friends, and dig into what does it mean to follow Jesus.

Interested in bringing a group of students?
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Camp Details

Camp Address: Castaway Club. 51709 Co Hwy 31, Detroit Lakes, MN 56501


Arrival Window: 8:00 – 9:30

When your group arrives, send one head leader into the office to get cabin assignment.


Camp Ending: 12:30 on Sunday


If you would like your teen to participate, but are not affiliated with any group, you can contact us to find a list of participating churches. Head Leaders from each church will give you information regarding registration, price, transportation and counselors.


Sharing messages all weekend long

Rollie Johnson has served in ministry the past 35 years. He is currently a Lay Pastor at First Lutheran Church in Fargo, ND. His duties include overseeing and leading Contemporary Worship, preaching and Men’s ministry. His ministry focus is using outdoor adventure; backpacking, canoeing, rock climbing and winter camping as metaphors for life and faith. He is passionate about missions and has led over 20 mission trips to remote areas of Mexico. He is also an inspirational speaker leading Team Building and Motivational Retreats for schools and businesses. Rollie has many interests and passions including bow hunting, bow building, sewing, flintknapping, camping, rock climbing and canoe building. Rollie is an accomplished writer and has had dozens of articles published in national outdoor and hunting magazines. Rollie, and his wife Ady, have been blessed with three wonderful children; Karina, Marissa and Shane. They make their home in Moorhead, MN.Replica Watches