Welcome to The Association Retreat Center!


Our Mission: The ARC exists to glorify Jesus Christ by providing a place where people can be equipped to make a positive difference in their lives, homes, churches, and communities.

Our Vision: Through updated facilities and gracious hospitality, The ARC will show Christ's love in helping build loving relationships and a firm foundation through team-building, leadership training, and physical and spiritual renewal for all ages.

Our theme: "Come Away and Rest Awhile" -Mark 6:31

The ARC is located in northwestern Wisconsin along the beautiful St. Croix River Valley. We are just 45 minutes from the Minneapolis-St Paul Metropolitan area and 8 miles south of Osceola, Wisconsin. From 1954-1975 the grounds where the ARC now stand served as a Radar Base for the USAF. At one time, over 350 men were based at the “Osceola Radar Base”.

In 1979, the abandoned radar base was purchased by the Association of Free Lutheran Congregations (AFLC) to be used as a summer Bible Camp. Over the years the ARC continued to expand its offerings and is now a year-round, full service camp and retreat center with five main meeting rooms, a full-service kitchen, a man-made swimming lake and the ability to lodge up to 600 guests.

Throughout the year the ARC hosts both faith-based and non-faith based groups. Family Camps, Bible Camps, craft and quilt groups, recovery groups and athletic groups are just a few examples of groups that find the ARC a great place to ‘Come Away and Rest Awhile’ for retreats, conferences, camps and other events.

To find out how you can hold your event at the ARC, click here.

God is good all the time... All the time, God is good.

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The Association Retreat Center

2372 30th Avenue

Osceola, WI 54020