Welcome to Spirit
in the Pines
Spirit in the Pines is all about community! All week long counselors and staff build an accepting and inclusive atmosphere, lead fun games, and give inspiring talks around the campfire. Many alumni hold their time at camp among their most formative experiences. Campers can choose from traditional camp activities such as swimming, canoeing, gaga ball, carpetball, crafts, music, meal themes and more.
The Camp on Pleasant Lake
Spirit in the Pines Camp is located on Pleasant Lake in Hackensack, Minnesota.
Registration for Summer 2024
Registering for camp is easy! Registration for Summer 2024 will open in early December 2023. Check back soon for our published schedule.
Spirit in the Pines offers a variety of camps all summer long! We offer 9 weeks of youth camps and family camps that host up to 100 campers each week. We are also eager to grow and expand the ways we can serve our communities and your families.
All age and grade ranges for summer camps are for listed for the grade the child is entering in the fall.
Camp Aspire | Elementary
We have three types of elementary sessions to choose from that vary in length: 2 nights, 3 nights, and 5 nights. Campers will be grouped in cabins and spend the day with kids in their same grade.
Camp Agape | High School
Our pinnacle camp program for high schoolers brings together all the best parts of camp in one action filled week.
Off-Season & Outside Groups
We offer a variety of low cost and independent options for outside groups from September through May. We can host up to 90 people in our heated cabins where you cook for yourselves or we cook for you!
Camp Adventure | Middle School
At Camp Adventure, your day is filled with laughter, team surprises, and amazing meals. We run land and water Olympic games on Thursdays, along with a very special closing campfire!
Family Camp Weekends
We would love to host your family at Spirit in the Pines this summer for quality family time at the lake!
Interested in becoming a counselor for camp? Volunteer week-long counselor positions are open for students who have completed 10th grade and above. We’d love to have you!