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Pilgrim Heights

Montour, Iowa

Awaken | Experience | Renew


Our Mission

To provide sacred space in nature, where people of all ages are offered opportunities to experience the presence of creation, discover personal wholeness, and participate in the community through environmental and educational activities, spiritual renewal, and relationship building. 


A non-profit service of Our Sacred Space, Inc. that serves all who seek a sacred space. 


At Pilgrim Heights Camp & Retreat Center, one of our goals is to provide accessible outdoor recreation and leisure activities for all. We offer cabin rentals for short and extended stays, so you can enjoy the beauty of nature and all that Pilgrim Heights has to offer. Whether you’re looking for a place to rest after an active day on the lake or just want to take a walk along one of our scenic walking trails, Pilgrim Heights has something for everyone!


We understand the importance of community support when it comes to providing these services. That’s why we depend heavily on donations from generous donors who believe in our mission of preserving natural areas and encouraging people of all ages to get out into nature. The funds donated are used to maintain our facilities and ensure that Pilgrim Heights remains a safe, comfortable, and enjoyable place for all.


When you stay at Pilgrim Heights, you can take part in a variety of outdoor activities such as catch & release fishing on the shores of a private lake or playing a game of volleyball. You’ll also have access to trails for walking and exploring the woods, plus amenities like playgrounds and picnic tables. We hope that everyone who visits Pilgrim Heights finds something special within its borders!

100 private wooded acres

80-acre recreational lake

Private Beach

Catch & Release Fishing




Cross-Country Ski


Challenge Course

Frisbee Golf

Education and Nature Labs


Board Members

Janet Secor

Board President

Karen Handke

Board Vice President

Doug Husak

Board Treasurer

Chris Burtnett

Board Member

David Raymond

Board Member

Hinegardner LLC Representative

Board Member


Elisabeth Curtis
Executive Director

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