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 and Sunday chapel services are open to all.
Member Registration for the 2019 youth camping sessions began on Monday, January 14, 2019. Members are encouraged to register for youth camping periods as soon as possible, as sessions fill up.
Non-member registration will open on Saturday, March 2. Any registrations received prior to March 2 will not be processed.
This year, all COP registrations will be 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 seamless and efficient as possible. If you have not created a Realm account, click here to create your Realm account today. By doing this ahead of time, you will only be a “few clicks away” when completing your registration.
Please follow all instructions on registration form. Payment options are credit card, check or cash. Make checks payable to: Cathedral of the Pines.
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 Procedure for Opening Weekend, Family Work Week, & Family Camp Lottery:
On Monday, January 14, lottery registrations for these three sessions will be accepted online and must be received by February 1, 2019. On Saturday, February 2, a lottery for these camping sessions will be held. Results will be posted at Camp Rally on Sunday, February 10th.
Registration Procedure for Hi-er League Weekend:
Registration for the Hi-er League Weekend begins in January and will be accepted online through May 15, 2019.
Camper Information for 3rd-9th Graders
For Grades as of Sep 1, 2019
Non-Members: Add $55 to below prices
Special Diets: Add $30 to below prices
Grades 3 & 4
9th Grade Confirmation Camp (Mount Olivet Members Only)
*Full payment requested at time of registration
Camper Information for 10th Grade through Graduating Senior
Adult Retreats, Work Retreats and Family Camping Weeks
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, 5/24 – Monday 5/27 – $50/person*
Friday Dinner through Monday Breakfast. No transportation provided.
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 2019 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, 6/11 – Sunday, 6/16, 2019 – $60/person*
Tuesday Dinner through Sunday Breakfast. No transportation provided.
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, 8/15 – Sunday, 8/18 – $200/adult*, $60/child*
Thursday Dinner through Sunday Brunch. No transportation provided.
Hi-er League Weekend
A weekend at camp for 18 – 22 year olds to reconnect with friends old and new.
Thursday, 5/30 – Sunday, 6/2 – $150*
Transportation by chartered bus provided.
*Additional fee of $30.00/person will be added to tuition if special dietary accommodations are needed.
If you want to be a Counselor or Workstaffer at COP during the summer of 2019, you are required to attend a total of 4 Hi-Leagues between September 9th and March 3rd. We require this because we want to see you and be in relationship with you.
Each Counselor must attend two small group sessions (a session #1 and a session #2), and have an interview with Kristi Youngdahl. Signup for Counselor interviews will be sent out via email in December/January.
Each Workstaffer is required to attend 1 Workstaff Training.
Session Signup for Workstaff training will be sent out via email in November.
If you want to Counsel or be on Workstaff you also need to attend the COP Celebration on March 10th from 7-8:30pm.
If you have any Cathedral of the Pines related questions, please contact Camp Director, Kristi Youngdahl at 612-767-2215 or by email.