Cathedral of the Pines Camp

My God and I go in the fields together

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Update on In-Person Activities as of March 17, 2021

Last week Governor Waltz and the MN Department of Health gave overnight camps the “thumbs-up” to plan for a 2021 camping season!  This past year has taught us that things can change in a moments’ time.  We will continue to be vigilant in monitoring the situation.

We are thrilled to announce that as of now, Cathedral of the Pines will be open in the summer of 2021!

Details are as follows:

  • Online registration for Mount Olivet members opened at 8am on Thursday, April 8, 2021
  • Online registration for Non-Members opened at 8am on Thursday, April 15, 2021
  • All registration will be through COP’s software system, CampBrain.  Here’s a link to CampBrain
  • We will fill each camp to 2/3 capacity (88 campers)
  • If a camping session fills, we encourage campers to register for the wait list, as schedules change throughout the summer AND we hope to be able to increase capacity as it gets closer to each camping session.
  • Information about COVID 19 vaccines and testing

If you have any questions, please contact Kris Ericksen by email.

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 2021 camping season is open. Watch the Mount Olivet Messenger and this webpage for updates. For questions, please contact Kris Ericksen at 612.767.2207 or by email

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Registration Information

Camper Registration
Registration for the 2021 camping season will open soon.  Watch the Mount Olivet Messenger and this webpage for updates.

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

When the 2021 camping schedule is final, Opening Weekend, Family Work Week, & Family Camp will first be available to the 2020 registrants.  Any remaining openings will be filled by lottery.  Lottery details TBD.

Hi-er League Weekend

Hi-er League Weekend is open to high school graduates in the classes of 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020.  Registration details TBD.

CAMP SCHEDULE
For Campers Entering Grades 3-9 as of Sept 1, 2021

Grades 3, 4 & 5

Week 1 – Monday, July 19 – Friday, July 23, 2021
Week 2 – Saturday, August 7 – Wednesday, August 11, 2021

Grades 5, 6 & 7

Week 1 – Sunday, June 27 – Friday, July 2, 2021

Grades 6, 7 & 8

Week 1 – Wednesday, July 14 – Monday, July 19, 2021
Week 2 – Monday, August 2 – Saturday, August 7, 2021
Week 3 – Friday, July 23 – Wednesday, July 28, 2021

9th Grade Confirmation Camp (Mount Olivet Members Only)

Week 1 – Friday, July 9 – Wednesday, July 14, 2021
Week 2 – Wednesday, July 28 – Monday, August 2, 2021

Hi-League Summer Starter
For Campers Entering Grades 11 through Graduating Seniors as of Sep 1, 2021

Sunday, June 20 – Thursday, June 24, 2021

2020 Confirmation Class
For Campers Entering Grade 10 as of Sep 1, 2021

Thursday, June 24 – Sunday, June 27, 2021

2021 Graduate Retreat
Tuesday, July 6 – Friday, July 9, 2021

Hi-League Retreat
For Campers Entering Grades 10 through 12 as of Sep 1, 2021

Wednesday, August 11 – Sunday, August 15, 2021

serenity scene of church on lake

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

We are very excited for the summer of 2021!  Counselor and Workstaff assignments are a work in progress.  As of January, interested Counselors have completed 3 group Zoom sessions and interested Workstaff have completed 1 Zoom with Kristi & Geoff.  Further trainings are TBD.  Watch this site for updated information. 

If you have any Counselor or Workstaff 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.

2021 Health Forms coming soon!

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.