Winter is the New Summer.
Immerse yourself in the friendly yet powerful experience of our wood-fired sauna camp. With 10+ cedar saunas of all different types & sizes, meticulously crafted by local Minnesota builders, we provide the perfect atmosphere to be a kid again and lean into the joy of winter. Whether you're a seasoned sauna aficionado or a first-timer, our camp staff is here to ensure your outdoor sauna & cold plunge experience is nothing short of extraordinary.
We're operating Thursday-Sunday from December through the end of April at Camp Fire Minnesota in Excelsior, MN (just 15 miles west of the city center).
Buy a day pass, 5-pack, 10-pack, season pass, or treat friends/family with a gift card. You can even book a private sauna with just your friends & family. It's like summer camp for adults, but all winter long.
Heat is only half the experience,
then comes the cold.
After (or before) basking in the warmth of the sauna, take the plunge into the icy waters of Lake Minnewashta for an exhilarating contrast that will leave you feeling refreshed and alive. When the ice freezes, we will have multiple community cold plunges cut into the natural ice. Make it a quick dip to cool off or a couple minutes to push your expectations of what you are capable of. The frozen lake experience is not just a challenge; it's a badge of honor and a story to share around our communal bonfire.
Are you interested in breathwork and contrast therapy advice? Our staff are experts in this field and would be happy to give you some tips. Just ask!
We will be hosting many fitness & breathwork related events at Sauna Camp throughout the winter, so follow us on socials to stay in the loop.
In Scandinavia, the sauna is not considered a solitary practice. For many, it was their center of their community.
For Finnish immigrants, it was often the first building they built on their properties. Where stories were told, and legends were made. They viewed it as an place to connect with other like-minded people in a community setting, spark their souls, and melt away the stresses of daily life.
At Sauna Camp, we believe in the same practice. Our camp is a place where strangers become friends, songs are sung, memories are shared, and new connections are made. We take our physical & mental health seriously, and think community plays an important role in both.
Our communal areas are designed to foster a sense of togetherness, creating an environment where the spirit of adventure and relaxation intertwine outside in nature.
There's a finnish word "Sisu" that roughly translates to grit & tenacity. Embracing the fire & ice builds this certain type of confidence that you'll take home with you.
Don't just survive the Minnesota winter, let's thrive in it. Together. So come be a kid again. All winter long.
The science behind contrast therapy
Sauna health benefits:
- More restful sleep
- Improved insulin sensitivity
- Increased cellular resistance
- Increased exercise performance
- Lower risk of stroke, dementia, and cardiovascular disease
Cold exposure benefits:
- Increased focus
- Lower inflammation
- Increased mitochondrial biogenesis
- Improved metabolism & fat burning
- Increases dopamine by 250% above baseline that persists for up to 4-6 hours
Beyond the sauna and frozen lake adventures, Sauna Camp Minnesota is brimming with fun and laughter. Meet new people during our standard 3-hour booking sessions, enjoy the conversations around the bonfires, and release stress and tension in your body and mind. Whether you're a solo adventurer part of a group, or looking for some quality family time, there's always something happening with the Sauna Camp community.
10+ WOOD-FIRED Cedar Barrel SAUNAS
Multiple Natural FROZEN LAKE Ice PLUNGEs
COMMUNITY BONDING, Bonfires, & Warming Huts