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Caution: Life Changing Moments Ahead!

Maybe camp should have a warning label…”Caution: life changing moments may occur while attending Spirit in the Pines. You may experience a closeness to God that will strengthen your faith and change the way you accept and care for others. Many have experienced a higher sense of independence and self-worth as well. If these or other symptoms occur, please seek out additional guidance at St. Andrew or your home church.”

Read what campers and counselors have to say about their own favorite camp moments … “At my very first campfire, I remember getting this rush of love and happiness all in one moment. It made me feel like everything in the world was right!”, “All the pressures of life disappear for a few days as we spend time with ourselves, nature, and God.”, “SIP is a place that grounds me and strengthens my relationship with God every year. I can’t stay away!”, “Camp is always the highlight of my summer. You don’t have to worry about fitting in, because everyone is so nice and looking out for you. They let and encourage you to be you!”, “My favorite memories of camp have always been the games. I remember and absolutely love every one of them since 3rd grade!”, “Spirit in the Pines has left such an incredible imprint on my life that I want to help others navigate their faith the same way the counselors and staff did for me.”

Camp can be dangerous! It can impact your life in wonderful and profound ways! May YOU throw caution to the wind and join us for an amazing time at camp surrounded by the beauty of God’s creation and His awesome love and grace!


Burke Hancer


Spirit in the Pines Camp Description

Program Overview:

Youth camp sessions June-August
Family camps on summer weekends
Spring and fall camps & retreats
Winter camps & retreats

Description: Spirit in the Pines is our resident youth camp located on Pleasant Lake 1 hour north of Brainerd, MN. During the summer months, it is a youth camp with age specific sessions each week with high school and college age volunteer counselors. Summer weekends provide adult and family camp options. Spirit in the Pines also offers adult retreats in the spring & fall, winter camps and retreats, and volunteer opportunities for all ages.

Contact: Burke Hancer


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2017 Camp Brochure

Spirit in the Pines

Spirit in the Pines Location

2973 Co. Rd. 45 NW
Hackensack, MN 56452


Important Links and Information

Camp Blog

2017 Camp Brochure

Camp & Retreat Registration Form

Account Login
(For completing camp payments & health form. For registration, use “Summer Camp Registration” link)

Parent/Camper Handbook

Spirit Gear Catalog

Spirit Gear Order Form


Staff Contacts

 Burke Hancer

Burke Hancer

Director of Camping Ministries
952.697.7118 (direct dial)
612.239.1212 (mobile)
218.675.5646 (Spirit in the Pines)

Sandy Perkins

Sandy Perkins

Camping Ministry Coordinator
952.697.7117 (direct dial)