A combination of service projects and educational activities center around discussion, simulation, and experience, participants engage in narratives of poverty and privilege throughout the Twin Cities Metro. Participants develop skills and are given tools to become agents of change in their own communities.

Weekend Immersions: Friday Evening - Sunday Morning
Half Week Immersions: Sunday Evening - Wed. Morning or Wed. Evening - Saturday Morning
Full Week Immersions: Sunday Evening - Friday Morning

*pricing listed below


Located near the Midtown Global Market our Retreat Center will be your home away from home during your immersion. The Retreat Center is a secure building with dormitory style rooms (4 beds per room) that can sleep up to 40 people. There are sitting areas and bathrooms with private showers on each floor. 


We arrange meaningful service learning projects at organizations such as food shelves, shelters and other social service agencies. Service Immersion participants may serve at more than one location each day. See a list of some of the organization we routinely partner with here.


Participants make breakfast and pack a bag lunch at the retreat center each morning. Dinner is provided through a community organization and delivered on-site. Some snacks are provided but they are limited and we do our best to keep them health conscious. However, if you have particular snacks your group would like to bring you are welcome to do so.

Prior to your immersion our staff will reach out to learn of any food allergies or dietary restrictions in your group. 


Participants take part in interactive activities each evening to explore the complexities of poverty. These experiences, combined with the hands-on learning that comes through service, will stretch participants and encourage them to think about how they can create change for their neighbors who are struggling. 


Retreats are open to youth who have completed 6th – 12th grade, young adults, and adults of all ages. If you have a younger aged participant please call 612.276.1568 to inquire about options.


Groups are responsible for all transportation needs. To the retreat center, to and from service sites, etc.


Weekend Immersions | $200/participant
Friday evening to Sunday morning

Half Week Immersions | $400/participant
Sunday evening to Wednesday morning or
Wednesday evening to Saturday morning                      

Full Week Immersions | $550/participant
Sunday evening to Friday afternoon

Questions on our pricing? Contact us here or call 612-276-1568


For each immersion there is a deposit fee due within one month of a your registration. Deposits ensure that the number of participants each group registers for are “held” to prevent over occupancy of the retreat center or lack of availability later.

For Weekend and Half Week Immersions: $50/participant registered
For Full Week Immersions: $100/participant registered

*deposits are nonrefundable


Final payments consist of a your remaining balance (full amount due - paid deposit = final payment). Final payments must be remitted to Urban Immersions no later than two weeks before the start of an immersion.

Final payments will be billed based off of a groups final participant numbers and is due one month in advance of an Immersion. At this point groups can either reduce their numbers, add additional participants (if available), or confirm the number is as registered.

Payments can be paid online (by request only) or by check, remitted to: Urban Immersions.

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