YMCA Palmer Ericson Chapel Project

For more than fifty years, the Palmer Ericson Chapel at YMCA Camp Ihduhapi on Lake Independence, Loretto MN, has been a special place for campers and staff to gather—individually or in groups, large and small—for reflection and inspiration. It is a beautiful and treasured part of Ihduhapi’s heritage.

Our vision for this project is simple: to renovate the Chapel so that it again reflects Palmer Ericson’s vision of a special place of inspiration at Camp Ihduhapi. 

We are not seeking to build a monument, but rather a functional structure that will be safe, accessible, and low-maintenance, a place that can serve new generations of campers and guests for at least another fifty years. 

Our fundraising goal for the project was $60,000.

The project is complete, but the Camp still has many needs, so please consider donating.
Cabin Row
The Chapel