Osprey Wilds

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Convenient central location, year-round, program options

Conference & Retreat Rentals

The quiet beauty of nature that surrounds you on our 780-acre sanctuary and the range of options available to you makes Osprey Wilds the ideal venue for conferences, meetings and gatherings, large or small.

Comfy Accommodations

A variety of lodging options for your group’s gathering

Meeting Spaces

From large plenary spaces to breakout classrooms to outdoor meeting spaces

WiFi & AV equipped

Free high-speed WiFi throughout and AV capable meetings spaces - projectors available for rent

Great Meals

Delicious meal service for groups; customized banquet menus

Program Options

Take your meeting, conference or retreat to the next level

Your 'Green' Choice

Earth-friendly, sustainable choices in every meal, activity, and experience

Exceeding Your Expections

Osprey Wilds as a venue

The ideal setting for connecting to nature and to each other – away from city confines and the distractions of home and office. No ATVs or other motorized recreational vehicles are allowed on our property, so you can be assured of a quiet site, where the only sounds you hear are the lapping of waves on the shore, breeze blowing through the pines, and songbirds singing in the treetops.

Osprey Wilds on Grindstone Lake
Osprey Wilds in all 4 seasons
Osprey Wilds on Grindstone Lake

A ‘close to home, yet far enough away’ escape from the hustle and bustle

Whether you are looking for a location for a short field trip or day-long meeting, have a weekend retreat needing meals and lodging, want to schedule a company party or banquet, or need to rent the entire center for a larger group, Osprey Wilds provides a conveniently located, affordable and natural setting for your group or event.

Open year-round, the natural setting and range of facilities and offerings you’ll find here makes us the perfect spot for a variety of conferences, meetings and gatherings of any size, including:

 

  • Business meetings and conferences
  • Staff retreats and seminars
  • Banquets and company picnics
  • Family and class reunions
  • Social club getaways
  • Seasonal and holiday celebrations
  • Spiritual and church retreats
  • School, scout, and youth group field trips

create a truly exceptional and lasting experience

Program options

Add a new dimension to your meeting, conference or retreat by adding a program option to your visit.

Choose from a variety of teambuilding, challenge, adventure and naturalist programs.

Just as you can’t seesaw by yourself, there are many challenges in life that will be easier and more fun with a team. Through various challenges, obstacles, games and scenarios, you’ll identify and develop skills of teamwork, cooperation, trust, problem solving and communication that your group will carry with them when they leave.

Low Ropes Teambuilding at Osprey WildsLow Ropes Teambuilding at Osprey WildsChallenges overcome as a group make us grow as a team.

This team challenge course incorporates the individual and teamwork challenges of group initiatives with challenge elements no more than 3 feet off the ground. This program is ideal for building group cohesiveness, communication and team problem-solving. 

High Ropes course at Osprey Wilds

High Ropes course at Osprey WildsExperience a true ‘high’ and stretch yourself physically and mentally on our multi-level, lighted High Ropes Course. The world looks different from a bird’s eye view; challenge yourself to climb high and have courage as you soar to new heights.

You’ll receive the proper equipment and instruction to traverse cables, rope, wooden beams and a zipline—all 20-40 feet off the ground while attached to safety cables. Work with a partner to challenge yourself, build confidence and discover your inner strengths!

You’ll find it an exhilarating experience and the view of the landscape from that height is unbeatable. Once through, you’ll be asking to go up again.

Ready to climb higher in life? Our 30-foot tall, 2,200 square foot climbing wall is the perfect setting to push yourself physically,
encourage teammates, set goals and draw inspiration from climbing principles that correlate to everyday life.

Canoeing at Osprey Wilds

The feel of gliding through the water with a paddle in your hands is magic. Our seasoned staff will help you learn the strokes and skills of flat-water canoeing on beautiful Grindstone Lake. You’ll paddle in pairs but bond as a group.

Archery at Osprey Wilds

Your group will learn about the life long sport of bow and arrow target shooting.

Find out about eye dominance, parts and handling of archery equipment, proper shooting stances, safety procedures, and then do some practice target shooting.

Wildlife Programs at Osprey WildsWildlife programs at Osprey WildsOsprey Wilds has a number of educational raptors (non-releasable) as well as an American Crow, Common Raven, North American Porcupine, Domestic Rabbit, and a variety of native reptiles, amphibians and fish. This ‘wild staff ’ is used in a variety of wildlife programs, such as “Silent Hunter”, “Minnesota Wildlife”, “Falconry” and “North Woods Niches”. Ideal for groups of all ages.

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Alternate off-site lodging is also available in the Sandstone and Hinckley Area