Good Earth Village is a ministry built to develop leaders who see God's creative, redemptive work in the world; people who recognize their gifts and answer the call to use them.  Ministry offerings include a full-service retreat center, summer camp programs, leadership development training, and community service opportunities. 


Our Mission

Exploring God in Creation, Growing faith in community, Engaging the world as followers of Jesus. 


To be a place for Christ-centered retreat and community.


Faith, Community, Friendship, Fun

Openness, Peace, Service


(adapted from Lutheran Outdoor Ministries)

In all of our programs and activities, Good Earth Village is committed to providing a safe and inclusive environment which reflects the lessons Jesus taught us: To love one another, even as I have loved you. (John 13:34) 

Good Earth Village values diversity, opposes discrimination, and promotes equal opportunity for all people, regardless of age, disabilities, race, ethnicity, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, or others who are often marginalized. GEV will strive to provide an environment where all people are valued as unique individuals. We will work to ensure that participants in all our programs and activities can reach their full potential by living and working in a community of inclusivity and mutual respect. 

About Us 

Nestled in the bluffs of Southeastern Minnesota, Good Earth Village welcomes adventure for all ages. Our faith-based programs introduce camp with one-day experiences and/or family opportunities. Middle and high school campers enjoy week-long specialized programs including art, high adventure and service. Many of our programs are offered more than once to fit your schedule and tier-pricing will fit your budget. Safety, wellness, and enjoyment of our campers is our top priority, which is why we are accredited by the American Camp Association. Our summer staff have a natural gift for leading youth with an excitement and passion for this ministry. 

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This is my child’s 4th year. They learn things about God that they can only explore with peers in a setting like camp. It’s a highlight of their summer, and has become a home away from home. Camp kids become leaders; leaders with heart.
— Parent of a 2018 Camper