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Operation Welcome Home is a series of faith-based weekends at the Miracle Lodge to provide encouragement, hope, and inspiration to active military, veterans and their families. The retreat is free for all attending. All funding is provided by donations from businesses, organizations, and individuals.   Since 2008, we served about 700 families.  Each year gives us the opportunity to serve those who have sacrificed so much for our freedom and for keeping us "One Nation Under God".

The retreats are a time to reconnect with family and spouses, to encourage one another in community, and to get refreshed.  Some weekends have sessions focused on helping in particular areas such as parenting, communication, dealing with anger successfully, healthy conflict resolution, finances, faith, and marriage.

As these retreats are free of charge, we would like to say THANK YOU to all who continue to sponsor these weekends. $300 sponsors a soldier and $600 sponsors a family for the weekend. Help spread the word and sign up today.

Jan 11-13, 2019 Families of the Fallen Winter Retreat
Feb 8-10, 2019 Winter Family Camp
Apr 26-28, 2019 Married Couples Retreat - Husbands and wives
May 3-5, 2019 Disabled Veterans Turkey Hunt - contact Bob at 507-533-6707
July 21-26, 2019 Summer Family Camp - Sunday-Friday
Sept 13-15, 2019 Families of the Fallen Fall Retreat
Oct 18-20, 2019 Fall Family Camp

Activities include (depending on season):
  • Horseback riding
  • Zipline
  • Wagon rides
  • Campfires
  • Team challenge course
  • Swimming
  • Minigolf
  • Tubing (winter)
  • And more
If you have a certified service animal that you would like to bring with you, please contact the office in advance to see if special accommodations can be arranged.

Online Registration Instructions

To register an individual/family, click the name of the camp you would like to register for to begin the registration process. You can sign in with an existing account, or you will be required to create a new account which will be used for all registrations in the future. You can access your account at any time to update your family‚Äôs information, registration information, complete forms, make payments, and more.

For more information call 507-533-4315 or email

Donate/Get Involved:

Have a fundraiser/sponsor a soldier and their family for one of the 7 weekend retreats.  Or volunteer for a weekend to help serve the families.  Contact our office ( or 507-533-4315) if interested.

You can donate by clicking here