Spring Lake Park, MN (September 5,2022) – On Monday, September 5, during a senior class experience at North Star Camp, a staff member of Maplewood Academy unexpectedly passed away. Emergency services were called and all appropriate measures were taken. Maplewood Academy and camp staff are fully cooperating with local authorities to determine what caused the unexpected death. More information will be shared as it comes available. Plans are underway to provide counseling services to the Maplewood Academy faculty, staff and students. Please keep the family, academy personnel, and students in your prayers.


The Minnesota Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, which owns and operates Maplewood Academy and North Star Camp, is responsible for the work of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Minnesota. We exist to help people realize they are accepted in Jesus Christ, and come to know, love, serve, and share Him. The Adventist Church in Minnesota offers a variety of community programs, including crisis response, healthy living resources, and spiritual life resources. For more information about the Minnesota Conference, explore www.mnsda.com or call us at 763.424.8923.

For more information, contact:

Gayln L Bowers
Vice President for Finance
Minnesota Conference of Seventh-day Adventists

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