About Us

Since 1940, Covenant Park has been serving youth, families, and church groups on Park Lake in Mahtowa, MN. We are conveniently located just 30 miles south of the Duluth Superior area. Offering summer youth camps, retreats, and rental facilities, the Covenant Park experience provides opportunities for people to encounter Christ, and grow in their relationship with Him. Adventure, relationships, and recreation are core elements of our programs, creating an atmosphere of exploration and relaxation.

Our Mission

Covenant Park seeks to be a place “where friend meets friend and both meet God”. Our aim is to strengthen love for Christ, self, and each other through positive relationships, experiences, and memories.

As an extension of the Evangelical Covenant Church, we reflect the beliefs and affirmations held by the covenant denomination. To learn more about the Covenant's beliefs click the link below.

Year Round Staff

Kaela Strom - Director

I have been on summer staff since 2012. In 2014, I graduated from Crown College with a degree in Discipleship Ministry.

Tim Hafvenstein - Maintenance Director

Tim joined Covenant Park staff as Maintenance Director in the summer of 2013. He has been involved in Christian camp ministry throughout his life having worked at numerous camps in varying roles.

Sheila Butterfield - Office Manager

Sheila has served at camp since 2012. Sheila has a love for Children, Youth, Families, Camp Ministry and a love for the Lord.

Finley - Camp Dog

This will be my first full summer at camp and I am so excited to play with all the kids!

Summer Staff 2018

Bruce Linde - SR. Program Director

I am a freshman and am studying Psychology at Liberty University. I have been at camp for 6 years now, volunteered 1 year and this will be my third year on staff!. I love everything about camp, but I'd say my favorite thing is getting to meet and get to know all the new faces every week or Leonards cooking, its a toss-up I guess! I'm super excited about this summer because I know God is going to work in amazing ways and I cant wait to be apart of that!

Leonard Armstrong - Head Cook

Leonard has continued to bless us with his amazing and abundant cooking for 5 seasons! His biscuits and gravy and wealth of knowledge on pretty much any subject due to his love for reading make him legendary in the camp circle!

Tyler Ames-Assistant Director and Outpost Adventure Camp Director

Hey I am Tyler! I graduated from Bethel University this year and am now actively searching for a full-time ministry position for after the camping season. I have been coming to camp since I was in second grade, I have volunteered for 2 summers, and have now been on staff for 5 summers. I really enjoy playing ultimate frisbee and fishing here at camp. I am very excited to take up the Adventure Camp Director position again this summer, I am looking forward to some new adventures!