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Cathedral of the Pines
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P.O. Box 159
Lutsen, MN 55612-0159

Contact: Kris Ericksen by Email or 612.767.2207

Bus Hotline: 612.767.2304

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Cathedral of the Pines Camp

Photo of chapel.Worship with us this summer at C.O.P. 
   Evening Chapel Services - 7:30pm
   Sunday Morning Worship - 10:00am

Cathedral of the Pines, a youth camp located 260 miles north of Minneapolis, combines some of the best ingredients for a positive summer experience...prayer, praise, education and recreation.

The mission of Cathedral of the Pines Camp is to serve children and young people by enhancing their spiritual and emotional development. The summer camping experience in the natural beauty of northern Minnesota helps the youth grow in their relationship with God.

Individuals of all ages gather on the lovely shores of Caribou Lake for Christian experiences in an atmosphere of friendship, fine facilities and good food. Trained caring counselors bring the Good News of God and loving volunteers prepare meals. There are health professionals available at all times. A typical camp day includes Bible centered Christian living classes, swimming, paddleboats, nature, hiking, sports fundamentals, arts and crafts, large and small group games, and, of course, delicious food! Each day at Cathedral of the Pines begins and ends in the chapel overlooking beautiful Caribou Lake.

The camp schedule includes separate weeks for children entering third grade through high school graduating seniors. Adult and family retreats are offered throughout the camping season.  Visitors are welcome. Evening and Sunday chapel services are open to all.

Cathedral of the Pines Registration

 Camper Registration

Member registration for the 2019 youth camping sessions will be accepted beginning  Monday, January 14th.    Members are encouraged to register for youth camping periods as soon as possible, as sessions fill up.

This year, COP registration is online through Mount Olivet's new software, Realm.   We recommend creating a Realm account BEFORE registration opens so that registering for COP will be as seemless and efficient as possible.  If you have not created a Realm account,
CLICK HERE to create your realm account today.  By doing so now, you will only be a "few clicks away" when registration opens in January.

Non-Member registrations will be accepted online beginning Saturday, March 2, 2019

Questions: Call Kris Ericksen at 612.767.2207


Adult Weekend Registration


On Monday, January 14, lottery registrations for these three sessions will be accepted online and MUST be received by February 1, 2019. On February 2, a lottery for these camping sessions will be held. Results will be posted at Camp Rally on Sunday, February 10.


Registration for the Hi-er League Weekend begins in January and will be accepted online through May 15, 2019.


Counselor/Workstaff Training Information for the Summer of 2019

  • Counselor/Workstaff training has begun!  All Counselors and Workstaff need to attend 4 COP credit Hi-Leagues between September 9, 2018-March 3, 2019.
  • There are also Small Group Training Sessions that will take place with Kristi Youngdahl this winter. 
  • Counselors will be required to attend one small group training session. 
  • Counselors will also be required to have a one-on-one interview with Kristi. 
  • The Final COP Celebration will take place on Sunday, March 10 from 7-8:30pm.  This is required for all Counselors, Workstaff and parents.

All questions should be directed to Kristi Youngdahl at