Lake Geneva Christian Center

Established in 1927, LGCC is located on scenic Lake Geneva in Alexandria in central Minnesota. The camp and conference center features an inviting lakeside setting, a large Worship Center, modern dining and housing facilities and is open year round.

Since 1927, Lake Geneva has been committed to operating a Christian camp, retreat and conference center for youth, families and adults. Our primary goal is a positive life changing experience for those who involve themselves with us. Our ultimate goal is to affect the world for the better through changed lives.

LGCC is located on scenic Lake Geneva on the northeast edge of friendly Alexandria in central Minnesota. Open year round, Lake Geneva features an inviting lakeside setting, a large Worship Center or auditorium, modern facilities, many recreational options, excellent service, and delicious food. Directions and maps to assist you in getting to Lake Geneva can be found on our directions page.

Mission: To provide a quality Christ-centered conference, retreat, and camp environment where all guests have the opportunity to meet with God in a fresh new way.

"Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances. For this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus."
I Thessalonians 5:16-18

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[03/23/20]   LGCC's Response to the Pandemic? We were actually way ahead of the curve in responding to this virus. Back in the summer of 2006 we experienced a battle with Norovirus. That summer gave us an education we will never forget! Cleaning products, techniques and practices were implemented during and following that outbreak that are still in practice to this day. Seriously, LGCC housekeeping staff could be teaching classes on the practices the general public is learning about today. Disinfecting all surfaces including doorknobs, push pull surfaces, handrails, elevator buttons (anything people come in contact with) has been and will continue to be a part of our daily process.
LGCC staff is using this shut down time to continue with repairs, painting and deep cleaning that we do each winter in preparation for the season to come. Rest assured when restrictions are lifted LGCC will be more beautiful than ever and ready for action! In the meantime, we are closed to the public and any upcoming events are on hold.
Thank you for your prayers. We are all in this together!

Here's your Family Camp Friday pictures for today, from 2014! Such a fun time

Family Camp Friday... a picture from a few years ago now! Kids Church in the Old Tab in 2013.

A little love demonstrated at LGCC this weekend.

[02/14/20]   "Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good. Be devoted to one another in love." Rom. 12:9-10a

It has sure been beautiful with frosty trees the last few weeks! Finally today we got a peek of the sun. Blessed to have Bethlehem Baptist Youth with us this weekend and then 320 CCCA members coming in for a Sectional Conference Monday through Wednesday, camp staff from across the Midwest!

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It’s a beautiful day at the camp!!

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Lake Geneva Christian Center – Family Camp

Family Camp registration has begun as of Jan. 2. All information is available, along with the registration form, at
https://lakegenevacamp.com/familycamp/

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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from all of us here at Lake Geneva Christian Center! The LGCC office will be closed starting Monday, December 23 and will re-open on Thursday, January 2, 2020!

It sure is a beautiful day here at the camp! The lake mostly froze after the snow so it's a perfect sheet of ice!

[12/03/19]   It's a busy weekend at LGCC coming up! A local church Christmas Banquet Friday evening, two groups in the Retreat Center for the weekend, Jingle Bells Saturday evening, and The Reason with Rend Collective here Sunday evening!

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Home | Escape with Grace

Grace Dahlager, a NCU student, is gathering stories about encounters with God at Lake Geneva Christian Center. If you have such a story or know someone who does, please connect with her here on Facebook or check out the site https://gracedahlager.wixsite.com/escapewithgrace. Thanks! (the website FB automatically attached here is not working - please use the aforementioned link).

gracedahlager.wixsite.com My name is Grace Dahlager and I am from a small town in southeastern Minnesota. I have a passion for writing and serving the Lord God almighty.

We are so happy to have over 100 Children's Pastors from across the state at LGCC this weekend. It's always fun to see these important folks learning and sharing together! Enjoy your weekend friends!

Coming December 8th to the LGCC Worship Center!

It’s a very beautiful morning at Lake Geneva! God paints the best pictures!

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The Worship Center is ready to welcome close to 300 InterVarsity students to LGCC this weekend and we pray their time here is life-changing!

[10/06/19]   Thank you to everyone who came and helped us celebrate Wanda today. The warmth of fellowship was present despite the cold, rainy day and you made Wanda feel special!

[10/04/19]   Join us tomorrow, Saturday, October 5th, as we celebrate Wanda in her retirement. LGCC Dining Hall, 2-5 pm Open House! Refreshments served. A basket will be available for cards. See you there!

This coming Saturday is the day!

It is a beautiful day at Lake Geneva! September is busy, too! Last weekend we hosted the Ministers' Kids, then a group of pastors early this week. This weekend we welcome Central MN Christian School students and leaders and a ladies retreat!

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After 22 years of serving the camp and our guests, Wanda is retiring! You are invited to LGCC on October 5th to celebrate this special lady! If you can't make it that day, cards can be sent to the camp office at 605 Birch Ave. Alexandria, MN 56308.

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Minnesota Student Ministries

This morning, 695 students ran over 900 miles for freedom.
Students and leaders gave their time and energy at camp to set 3 GIRLS FREE.

Not only will they be rescued, but they will be educated, taken care of, and discipled for a year!

God is moving and our students are MAKING A DIFFERENCE!

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@30forfreedom
@paulhurckman @ Lake Geneva Christian Center

Ah Summer, you go by so fast!

Youth Camps off to a great start!

That’s a wrap! Family Camp 2019.

Kids Camp videos are out!

2019 Kids Camp videos are up!

Check out vimeo.com/mnaog to see recap videos of sessions 1-4.

Kid's Camps are cruising along! We've had great weather for the kids, maybe a bit on the cool side some mornings!

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[05/24/19]   It's another rainy day here at LGCC. Hopefully the sun will be out this weekend. We are happy to have Fellowship of Christian Athletes Hockey Camp with us for a few days.

[05/13/19]   Just a reminder... if you are signed up for Family Camp and have a balance due, it's due June 1! See you soon! If you are still looking to come to Family Camp, there are a few housing spots available here and there. Please call first and we will see if we can find you a bed!

A sad day at LGCC as we said goodbye to JOANNE after 13.6 years. Praying she enjoys her retirement!

Looking for a summer job? LGCC is still hiring seasonal staff! Please go to www.lakegenevacamp.com for an application or call 320-763-3680 for more information.

[05/04/19]   A busy time at LGCC the last two days. 640 Single Moms and Volunteers gathered for a retreat. We don’t know the numbers yet but the car care team was busy changing oil and vacuuming and repairing their cars! Hair cuts, new outfits, spa treatments, worship & breakout sessions are all a part of their weekend.

[04/26/19]   Welcome New Life Ladies! Enjoy your weekend retreat! This weekend the camp booth is up at the Equip Conference at Emmanuel Christian Center! Stop by for a piece of candy and say hello if you are attending!

[04/14/19]   We are excited to welcome the AGCN group to Lake Geneva today. Assembly of God camp Directors from all across the USA are gathering for fellowship and learning. We are honored to have our General Superintendent, Rev. Doug Clay, speak to us this evening.

Our Story

In 1926, the North Central District Council of the Assemblies of God, under the leadership of Rev. Frank J. Lindquist, put a call out asking churches and believers to work together for a lakeshore camp meeting ground. Things progressed quickly and that same fall, a deal was made for the original 13-acre piece of lakefront property on the shore of Lake Geneva in Minnesota. The price, $3,500!

Plans for a tabernacle began immediately with funds raised and volunteers recruited throughout the district. On May 15, 1927, the long wonter’s wait was over and building began. The 1000 seat tabernacle was constructed by pastors, volunteers, and a handful of contractors. It was completed in just seven weeks and the people began to gather for camp.

In the years that followed, improvements were made including housing and dining facilities, and more land was added. The crowds attending the camp each summer grew. The little cabins scattered through the acreage first appeared around 1929. Dormitory structures were added in the mid 1940’s. The Lakeview Dining Center, with dormitory-style housing on the upper two floors, was built in 1974 and changed the camp from just a summer camp to a year-round facility. A 2000 seat auditorium, hotel style housing, and Dining and Event Center were imporvements made through the years. The old tabernacle was not able to be saved and was torn down in 2015.

The facilities at Lake Geneva Christian Center have changed in an attempt to keep up with the growing demand, but the mission has not: “To provide a quality Christ-centered conference, retreat and camp environment where all have the opportunity to meet with God.”

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605 Birch Ave
Alexandria, MN
56308

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Lake Geneva allows you to make a connection into the hearts and lives of people like you. Interacting with others as they share their reflection and experiences, you view God working through the scenes of their everyday lives
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