Cathedral of the Pines Camp

My God and I go in the fields together

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Update on In-Person Activities

The 2020 Cathedral of the Pines camping season has been cancelled for the health and safety of our COP family due to the CoVid-19 Pandemic.

This is not the end.  It is a pause.  We will be back!

We Know a Place That We Can Call Our Own

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 (7:30pm) and Sunday (10am) chapel services are open to all.

Camp Registration

Registration for the 2020 camping season has been suspended due to the CoVid-19 Pandemic. For questions, please contact Kris Ericksen at 612.767.2207 or by email

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Registration Information

Camper Registration
Member Registration
for the 2020 youth camping sessions opened Monday, January 13, 2020 at 10am CST.  Members are encouraged to register for youth camping periods as soon as possible, as sessions fill up.
Non-member registration opened on Monday, March 2 at 10am CST. Any registrations received prior to March 2 were not processed.

This year, we are excited to announce that all COP registrations will be online through CampBrain. We look forward to the benefits that will be gained by using a software specifically designed for summer camping programs!

There is a Cathedral of the Pines Sponsorship Fund for Mount Olivet members who need financial assistance. Please call the Camp Coordinator, Kris Ericksen, for more information at 612.767.2207.

Adult Weekend Registration

Registration for Opening Weekend, Family Work Week, & Family Camp Lottery
On Monday, January 13, lottery registrations were accepted online. Results were posted at Camp Rally on Sunday, February 9.  If you are interested in attending one of these three weekends, contact Kris Ericksen at 612.767.2207 or email.

Registration Procedure for Hi-er League Weekend
Registration for the Hi-er League Weekend began January 13 and was accepted online through May 15, 2020.

 

2020 CAMP SCHEDULE (Cancelled 5-17-2020)
For Campers Entering Grades 3-9 as of Sept 1, 2020

* Non-Members: Add $55  * Special Diets: Add $30

Grades 3 & 4

Week 1 – Wednesday, July 15 – Sunday, July 19, 2020 – $390*
Week 2 – Saturday, August 8 – Wednesday, August 12, 2020 – $390*

Grades 5 & 6

Week 1 – Saturday, July 11 – Wednesday, July 15, 2020 – $390*
Week 2 – Friday, July 24 – Wednesday, July 29, 2020 – $425*

Grades 7 & 8

Week 1 – Friday, June 26 – Thursday, July 2, 2020 – $445*
Week 2 – Sunday, July 19 – Friday, July 24, 2020 – $425*
Week 3 – Wednesday, July 29 – Monday, August 3, 2020 – $425*

9th Grade Confirmation Camp (Mount Olivet Members Only)

Week 1 – Monday, July 6 – Saturday, July 11, 2020 – $375
Week 2 – Monday, August 3 – Saturday, August 8, 2020 – $375

 

Hi-League Summer Starter
For Campers Entering Grades 10 through Graduating Seniors as of Sep 1, 2020

Monday, June 22 – Friday, June 26, 2020 – $300*

Hi-League Retreat
For Campers Entering Grades 10 through 12 as of Sep 1, 2020

Wednesday, August 12 – Sunday, August 16, 2020 – $330

 

 

serenity scene of church on lake

Camper Information for 3rd-9th Graders – All sessions cancelled as of 5-17-2020

For Campers Entering Grades 3-9 as of Sep 1, 2020 
* Non-Members: Add $55  * Special Diets: Add $30

Grades 3 & 4

Week 1 – Wednesday, July 15 – Sunday, July 19, 2020 – $390*
Week 2 – Saturday, August 8 – Wednesday, August 12, 2020 – $390*

Grades 5 & 6

Week 1 – Saturday, July 11 – Wednesday, July 15, 2020 – $390*
Week 2 – Friday, July 24 – Wednesday, July 29, 2020 – $425*

Grades 7 & 8

Week 1 – Friday, June 26 – Thursday, July 2, 2020 – $445*
Week 2 – Sunday, July 19 – Friday, July 24, 2020 – $425*
Week 3 – Wednesday, July 29 – Monday, August 3, 2020 – $425*

9th Grade Confirmation Camp (Mount Olivet Members Only)

Week 1 – Monday, July 6 – Saturday, July 11, 2020 – $375
Week 2 – Monday, August 3 – Saturday, August 8, 2020 – $375

Camper Information for 10th Grade through Graduating Senior – All sessions cancelled as of 5-17-2020

* Non-Members: Add $55  * Special Diets: Add $30

Hi-League Summer Starter
For Campers Entering Grades 10 through Graduating Seniors as of Sept 1, 2020

Monday, June 22 – Friday, June 26, 2020 – $300*

Hi-League Retreat
For Campers Entering Grades 10 through 12 as of Sept 1, 2020

Wednesday, August 12 – Sunday, August 16, 2020 – $330

Adult Retreats, Work Retreats and Family Camping Weeks – All sessions cancelled as of 5-17-2020

Opening Weekend Volunteers
A working weekend for Mount Olivet members to volunteer their time and talents to begin opening the camp in preparation of the upcoming camper season. Willing and able bodies necessary. Space is limited to 22 individuals/families. Immediate family members only. Children must be 5 years of age or older.

Friday, May 22 – Monday, May 25 – $60 per person
Friday Dinner through Monday Breakfast.  No transportation provided.

For questions, contact Kris Ericksen at 612.767.2207, krise@mtolivet.org

Family Work Week
A working week for Mount Olivet member families to volunteer their time and talents to participate in the final preparations of the camp for the 2020 camper season.  Space is limited to 22 families.  Willing and able bodies necessary.  Immediate family members only.  Children must be 5 years of age or older.

Tuesday, June 16 – Sunday, June 21 – $70 per person
Tuesday Dinner through Sunday Breakfast.  No transportation provided.

For questions, contact Kris Ericksen at 612.767.2207, krise@mtolivet.org

Family Camp
A great way to introduce families to the Cathedral of the Pines camping experience.  The long weekend is recommended for families with children between the ages of 3 – 12.  Space is limited to 22 families.  Immediate family members only.

Thursday, August 20 – Sunday, August 23 – $200 per adult, $70 per child or $550 family maximum
Thursday Dinner through Sunday Brunch.  No transportation provided.

For questions, contact Kris Ericksen at 612.767.2207, krise@mtolivet.org

Hi-er League Weekend
A weekend at camp for 18 – 22 year olds to reconnect with friends old and new.

Thursday, June 4 – Sunday, June 7 – $160 per person
Thursday Evening through Sunday Brunch. Transportation by chartered bus provided.

COP Counselors/Workstaff - No assignments scheduled as of 5-17-2020

To receive an assignment in the summer of 2020, all Counselors and Workstaff at COP are required to have earned 5 COP credits AND attend the COP Informational Meeting on Sunday March 8, 2020.  Credits may be earned by attending 5 Hi-Leagues between September 9 and May 3.  Any active participants in year-long activities will earn 2 credits for their participation.  Other credit opportunities are available – reach out to us to inquire!  We make these requirements because we want to see you and be in relationship with you!

In addition:

  • Each Counselor must attend a small group session and have an interview with Kristi Youngdahl. Signup for the small group sessions and the Counselor interviews will be sent out via email beginning October, 2019.
  • Each Workstaffer is required to attend a Workstaff training. Signup for the Workstaff training will be sent out via email in November, 2019

If you have any Cathedral of the Pines related questions, please contact Camp Director, Kristi Youngdahl at 612.767.2215 or by email.

COP Camp Clothing

Limited sizes of the 2020 COP Camp Clothing still available! Contact Laura Bateman at AllMost Anything for details! (651.731.8200)

Check out the 2020 Cathedral of the Pines Camp Clothing!

View and Order Online here or fill out a COP Camp Clothing Order Form and follow the instruction on the order form to place an order.

Camp Health Form

A completed Health Form for each camper must be submitted online prior to attending Cathedral of the Pines.

2020 Health Forms coming soon!

Camp Handbook

Click Here to Read COP Camper Handbook 2019

You should read this handbook each year even if you are the parent of a “seasoned” camper.  Substantial revisions in policy and procedures are made to better serve our campers.

Camp Buses

Buses are scheduled to arrive at the Mpls Campus approximately 6:30pm. The COP Bus Hotline is updated for each camping session. The Camp Bus Hotline Number is 612.767.2304.

What's Next?

We would love to hear from you and would be happy to answer any of your questions about our Cathedral of the Pines Camp. Please contact Kris Ericksen 612.767.2207 or by email.