Swedish for "Birch Grove at the Lake" or "Birch Forest by the Water,” Björklunden vid Sjön is Lawrence University’s 441-acre North Campus.


A sanctuary of peace and contemplation, Björklunden resides in picturesque Door County, Wisconsin and features meadows, woods, and more than a mile of unspoiled Lake Michigan shoreline. It is also home to a magnificent two-story lodge, a handcrafted wooden chapel, and a variety of other facilities available to the Lawrence community, as well as the public, throughout the year. 

Bequeathed to the university in 1963, Donald and Winifred Boynton’s beloved summer home now advances Lawrence’s commitment to challenging and illuminating education experiences. The idyllic second campus offers student-faculty weekend seminars and public adult-education seminars.  Björklunden also sponsors educational trips around the world.  

Visit us today to discover Lawrence's beautiful North Campus!

Attend a seminar program or join a trip for a thought-provoking and relaxing vacation. All classes are led by Lawrence faculty and distinguished graduates.  

During the academic year, Lawrence students gather in Björklunden for transformative weekend seminars.  

Host your wedding or special event at tranquil Björklunden. Facilities are available for use by private, public and corporate groups throughout the year.

Boynton Chapel during snowfall

The Boynton Chapel

Containing 41 hand-painted frescoes and numerous finely wood-carved furnishings, this handcrafted wooden chapel is modeled after the Garmo stave church at Maihaugen in Lillehammer, Norway.  

Bjorklunden in winter

Support Björklunden


The Boynton Society provides vital operation and programming support that makes Björklunden’s distinctive educational experiences possible for Lawrence students and the general public.

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Björklunden in Winter

Experience Björklunden in winter! Our estate on the banks of Lake Michigan in Door County is a cozy place to dig deeper into your studies or bond with your team.