The Wood at lake placid

The John Sullivan Discipleship Center


The Woods at Lake Placid is a 400+ acre campground owned by the Minnesota Assemblies of God on the shores of the Crow Wing River in Pillager, Minnesota. The Woods exists to provide a high-quality camping and recreational experience for children and families to encounter and deepen their faith in God.

Through the generosity of a man named John Sullivan and countless other dedicated leaders who donated property, finances, time, and other resources since the late 1970’s, hundreds of people enjoy the grounds each year. God’s presence continues to envelop the campground and the many groups who utilize it today.

The camp has both modern and rustic facilities to fit multiple needs and preferences. The Norm Klaassen Center is a 4-season structure with a full commercial kitchen, meeting room for approx. 80 people, 3 bathrooms with 2 showers, and bunk housing for up to 15 people. Additional bunk housing is available in two separate buildings for a total of 35 additional beds. The camp also provides limited electrical camper hookups, unlimited tenting sites, a waterfront recreation area, a shooting range, an outdoor stage, a pavilion with tables and benches, a shower house, and outhouses.

The camp’s current building project, The John Sullivan Discipleship Center, will add 6 small bunkrooms with a total of 24 beds, a large meeting room and 4 bathrooms with showers, nearly doubling our indoor sleeping capacity and tripling our indoor bathroom space.


Our rentals are for church groups and non-profit organizations and work well for church retreats, staff retreats, training camps, kids’ camps, men’s groups, quilting retreats, cross country training camps, and more!

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