Cathedral of the Pines Camp

My God and I go in the fields together

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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.

Camp Registration

Registration for the 2021 camping season is open. For questions, please contact Kris Ericksen by email

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Bus Hotline & Camp Address

Bus Hotline
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.

Camp Address
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Camper Name and Camping Dates
Cathedral of the Pines
PO Box 159
Lutsen, MN  55612-0159

Camper Information for 3rd-9th Graders

For Campers Entering Grades 3-9 as of Sept 1, 2021
* Non-Members: Add $55  * Special Diets: Add $30

Grades 3, 4 & 5
Week 1 – Monday, July 19 – Friday, July 23, 2021 – $400*
Week 2 – Saturday, August 7 – Wednesday, August 11, 2021 – $400*

Grades 5, 6 & 7
Week 1 – Sunday, June 27 – Friday, July 2, 2021 – $440*

Grades 6, 7 & 8
Week 1 – Wednesday, July 14 – Monday, July 19, 2021 – $440*
Week 2 – Monday, August 2 – Saturday, August 7, 2021 – $440*
Week 3 – Friday, July 23 – Wednesday, July 28, 2021 – $440*

9th Grade Confirmation Camp (Mount Olivet Members Only)
Week 1 – Friday, July 9 – Wednesday, July 14, 2021 – $390*
Week 2 – Wednesday, July 28 – Monday, August 2, 2021 – $390*

Camper Information for 10th Grade through Graduating Senior

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

Hi-League Summer Starter
For Campers Entering Grades 11 through Graduating Seniors as of Sep 1, 2021
Sunday, June 20 – Thursday, June 24, 2021 – $310*

2020 Confirmation Class
For Campers Entering Grade 10 as of Sep 1, 2021
Thursday, June 24 – Sunday, June 27, 2021 – $260*

2021 Graduate Retreat
Tuesday, July 6 – Friday, July 9, 2021 – $340*

Hi-League Retreat
For Campers Entering Grades 10 through 12 as of Sep 1, 2021
Wednesday, August 11 – Sunday, August 15, 2021 – $340*

Adult Retreats, Work Retreats and Family Camping Weeks

* Special Diets: Add $30

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 28 – Monday, May 31 – $60/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 2021 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.

Monday, June 14 – Saturday, June 19 – $70/person*
Monday Dinner through Saturday 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 19 – Sunday, August 22 – $200/adult*; $70/child*; $550 family max.
Thursday Dinner through Sunday Brunch.  No transportation provided.

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

Hi-er League Weekend (High School graduation classes of 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020)
A weekend at camp for 18 – 22 year olds  to reconnect with friends old and new.

Thursday, June 3 – Sunday, June 6 – $170/person*
Thursday Evening through Sunday Brunch. Transportation by chartered bus provided.

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

 

COP Counselors/Workstaff

If you have any Counselor or Workstaff related questions, please contact Camp Director, Kristi Youngdahl by email.

COP Camp Clothing

2021 COP Camp Clothing is available at Camp in the Canteen!

Camp Handbook

Click Here to Read COP Camper Handbook 

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.