"The excellence of service and the people at Young Life properties are phenomenal!"
 ~ John Eldredge, Ransomed Heart Ministries

For more than 60 years, Young Life has set the standard by building state-of-the-art, comfortable, well-designed facilities that reflect God's glorious creation. We offer outstanding lodging, amenities and personalized service at competitive and affordable rates for groups of up to 450 guests. We desire to share this beautiful resort property and serve your non-profit organization.

Castaway Club is available for groups looking for an exceptional retreat venue during the school season (winter, spring and fall). But, Castaway is not your ordinary retreat facility. That's because we set the table for your group to have the best retreat experience possible, by removing all distractions you might face as the retreat planner. You'll experience exceptional facilities and food, as well as plenty of available activities. You’ll be awed by the majestic surroundings. But most of all, you’ll discover a level of service unmatched by other properties who don’t connect with your mission or purpose. That’s because we resonate with your calling . . . and partner with you to accomplish your objectives while staying with us.

Located in the heart of Minnesota lakes country, Castaway is set on a bluff overlooking beautiful
Pelican Lake, providing an ideal setting to get away from the distractions of everyday life. You and your group will find fantastic facilities, exciting activities and first class service at Castaway Club!

To Inquire about cost and availability, please complete the following form:


Venue Uses

  • Annual Conferences
  • Training Events
  • Educational Retreats
  • Church Retreats
  • Women's Retreats
  • Men's Retreats
  • College Retreats
  • High School Retreats
  • Junior High Retreats
  • Staff Retreats
  • Pastoral Retreats
  • Confirmation Retreats

* Must be a non-profit group such as a church, parachurch, school, or other 501(c)(3) organization.


Castaway Club is equipped to meet your retreat needs.
  -Variety of activities
  -Excellent food service
  -First class hospitality team
  -Several comfortable meeting spaces 
  -State of the art sound systems
  -Wireless internet

Our facilities support a wide variety of groups including pastor retreats, leadership planning conferences, family camps, youth camps, private schools, and more.

If you are a small group looking for a mid-week get away or a weekend retreat, contact us and see what we can do for you.


Castaway has both dormitory housing and family style cottages. Most dorm rooms have their own bathroom and will house 6 to 12 people. Our cottages have kitchen facilities, large living rooms and porches that overlook Pelican Lake. Each cottage can sleep up to 16 people.


Young Life camps across the country are known for serving fabulous family style meals. Upon scheduling a weekend at Castaway, you will have the opportunity to choose affordable menu options to suit your group's needs. Please download the Camp Manager's Guide​ to help you prepare for your retreat here at Castaway Club.

Alcohol Policy

  • Alcohol is not permitted on the premises (with the exception of sacramental wine).

Contact Us

Castaway Club
51709 County Hwy 31
Detroit Lakes, MN, 56501

CALL US: 218-325-3550
FAX: 218-325-3545

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