Boulder River

The Boulder River

Since 1932, youth, adults and families have been going to Camp Mimanagish, a sacred wilderness sanctuary, on the Boulder River south of Big Timber.

Set among the pine trees on U.S. Forest Service land, this rustic camp consists of cabins of various sizes, a chapel with huge windows showing pine trees above and behind the stage, dining hall, bathhouse, and buildings for meetings and craft projects.

Mimanagish means “singing waters,” and at the camp, visitors can always hear the river and also the rustling of pine trees swaying overhead. Many traditions in youth camps continue, and former campers return for marriages, family reunions, and the like. Adults enjoy learning creative arts, engaging in lively spiritual discussions, or casting a line in the river.

To raise money for needed improvements, the Columbus Community Congregational Church is hosting a community fundraiser Saturday for Camp Mimanagish, featuring pulled pork dinner, Cash’s Country Music, silent auction & raffle items. Doors open at 5 p.m. at Stillwater Little Metra, 328 W. 5th Ave. N. in Columbus, and the cost is $20 per person.

The evening will include a silent auction and raffle sales from 5-8 p.m., dinner at 6, and live classic and current country and classic rock music from 7-9 pm.

For information, call Rhonda at 406-321-4203 or Joan at 406-321-0591.

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