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.

Coming Back to Cathedral of the Pines

If you are not registered for camp yet, we still have space and would love for you to think about going! Click on the link above to read an article written by Geoff Arenson, Associate Youth Director from the May Messenger about his experience as a COP camper!

Cathedral of the Pines Registration


*****New for 2018*****

 Online Registration

2018 registration materials will NOT be mailed to your home

Camper Registration

Online registration for Youth Camping Periods began Monday, January 15 for Mount Olivet members

Online registration for Youth Camping Periods will begin Saturday, March 3 for Non-Members

Registration for Camper weeks (entering grades 3 - 9 in fall of 2018)

Registration for Hi-League weeks (entering grade 10 - graduated seniors in fall of 2018)

Adult Weekend Registration

Registration for Opening Weekend, Family Work Week and Family Camp was determined by lottery in January, 2018.  Opening Weekend and Family Work Week have filled.  Contact Kris Ericksen if you would like to be placed on a wait list.  We still have openings for Family Camp!  Contact Kris Ericksen if you are interested!

Questions: Call Kris Ericksen at 612.767.2207

Counselor/Workstaff Training Information for the Summer of 2018

  • Counselor/Workstaff training has begun!  All Counselors and Workstaff need to attend 5 COP credit Hi-Leagues between September 10, 2017-March 4, 2018.
  • 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 11 from 7-8:30pm.  This is required for all Counselors, Workstaff and parents.

All questions should be directed to Kristi Youngdahl at