Off Season Mailing Address
PO Box 270061
Golden Valley, MN 55427
2020 Summer Suspended
Camp UniStar Foundation has made the difficult decision to suspend its 2020 summer season due to the global COVID-19 pandemic and the risks it poses. Click here to read more about this decision.
Camp UniStar 2021 Program Proposals
Are you interested in becoming a program leader for 2021? Please share your ideas here.
2021 Camper Survey
At this time, we are evaluating and planning for summer 2021 guided by our first priority-- the safety and well-being of our community. As we move forward, we will continue to consult and adhere to all health and safety recommendations by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Minnesota Department of Health, and the American Camp Association. We are seeking camper input on various safety modifications that could be implemented this summer. Your feedback will be critical for our decision-making! We especially want to know what would make you feel safe and interested in coming to camp. Our hope is to make our final decisions by mid-March about the 2021 camp season. Take the survey here.
About Camp UniStar
Would you enjoy a week on a beautiful island retreat where you can unplug, unwind, and enjoy nature? A place where you can learn something new and engage -- when you want to -- with a village of old and new friends who are largely rooted in Unitarian Universalist values?
Camp UniStar is a place of natural beauty and serenity nestled on Star Island, surrounded by the clear waters of Cass Lake. Here amidst the Pine forests of northern Minnesota, Unitarian Universalists and like-minded friends gather to relax and regenerate. The dark, clear nights are perfect for star-gazing, while sunrises and sunsets invite meditation. Water activities abound and there are miles of trails through the quiet forest. Campers enjoy sailing, swimming, kayaking, canoeing, hiking, volleyball, horseshoes, crafts, card games, board games, conversing, or quietly reading on screen porches…all on an island with no roads or commercial enterprise.
Established in 1961, Camp UniStar is a non-profit, volunteer-managed camp for people of all ages. Families and individuals come seeking personal growth, community, and friendship as well as a deeper connection to nature. They leave with changed lives, new friends, and lifelong memories of a magical place.
During the season, camp offers 12 weeks with various programs – some for youth only, some for adults only, most for a combination of individuals to family groups. The season opens with a work week fixing up the camp, and two youth weeks for people entering 7th through 12th grades. In addition to staff, camp capacity each week is up to 70 campers, who are housed in sleeping rooms in the cabins and the upstairs of the main lodge, or in a tenting area beside the lake.
We hope this website will give you an idea of this uniquely Minnesotan, uniquely Unitarian Universalist place that is special to so many hearts.