Camp

Register for Summer Camp 2022

  • Registration for members of St. Andrew begins Saturday, January 29th at 8:00 AM.
  • Registration for non-members begins Saturday, February 12th at 8:00 AM.

The summer camp session schedule is summarized below and the brochure with full details is being developed and will be available in early January. We offer a full summer of camps for Grades 2-12 as well as weekend family camps.

Summer Camp 2022

Camp remains central to our ministry at St. Andrew, where safety is essential, our fun is kind, our message of God’s love is invitational and engaging, our relationships are affirming, and everyone is valued in our sacred community. 

This year we are looking forward to and planning for a full capacity summer at our beloved property within the COVID-19 protocols that exist at that time.

2022 Camp Brochure

View the Summer 2022 Camp Brochure for information about camps, schedules, and registration details.

Employment Opportunities

Summer Camp preparations are in full swing! Spirit in the Pines is now accepting applications for employment for Summer 2022. 

This year we are seeking to hire sixteen program staff positions, as well as two Assistant Directors and one Health Care Manager.

You can find Employment FAQs available here such as salary, position descriptions, start and end dates of employment, lodging, meals, and training.

You can find the Employment Application to apply for summer employment here. Interviews will occur as applications are received from January 15 through March 15 until all roles are filled. 

Camp Counselors and Counselors-in-Training (CITs)

Are you interested in being a Camp Counselor or a Counselor-in-Training for one week or more this summer? 

Everyone currently in Grade 11 or above is invited to apply to be a Counselor, and everyone currently in Grade 10 is invited to apply to be a Counselor-in-Training.

Please fill out a Counselor and CIT Application here and make note of the 5 required training dates. 

Training is scheduled from 6:00 – 7:30 PM at St. Andrew on the following Sundays: January 9, February 13, March 13, April 10, and May 15. 

Missed trainings can be made up by attending a zoom live or by watching the recording and emailing responses. Attendance in-person is preferred.

Session Schedule

June
  • Sun 6/12–Fri 6/17 | Middle School #1 | Entering Grades 6-8
  • Sun 6/12–Wed 6/15 | Adventure Camp | Entering Grades 3-5
  • Wed 6/15–Fri 6/17 | Mystery Camp | Entering Grades 5-7
  • Sun 6/19–Fri 6/24 | Middle School #2 | Entering Grades 6-8
  • Sun 6/26–Fri 7/1 | High School #1 | Entering Grades 9-10
July 
  • Sun 7/10–Fri 7/15 | High School #2 | Entering Grades 9-10
  • Sun 7/17–Fri 7/22 | Middle School #3 | Entering Grades 6-8
  • Sun 7/24–Fri 7/29 | Elementary #1 | Entering Grades 5-6
  • Sun 7/24–Tue 7/26 | Elementary #2 | Entering Grades 3-4
  • Tue 7/26–Fri 7/29 | Elementary #3 | Entering Grades 3-4
August
  • Sun 7/31–Fri 8/5 | Middle School #4 | Entering Grades 6-8
  • Sun 8/7–Fri 8/12 | Elementary #4 | Entering Grades 5-6
  • Sun 8/7–Tue 8/9 | Elementary #5 | Entering Grades 3-4
  • Tue 8/9–Fri 8/12 | Elementary #6 | Entering Grades 5-6
Weekends: Family Camps & Retreats 
  • Fri 6/17–Sun 6/19 | Family Camp #1 | All Ages
  • Fri 6/24–Sun 6/26 | Family Camp #2 | All Ages
  • Fri 7/1–Tue 7/5 | Fourth of July Family Camp | All Ages
  • Fri 7/8–Sun 7/10 | Just The Girls | All Ages
  • Fri 7/15–Sun 7/17 | High School Weekend | Ent. Gr. 11-12
  • Fri 7/22–Sun 7/24 | Family Camp #3 | All Ages
  • Fri 7/29–Sun 7/31 | Family Camp #4 | All Ages
  • Fri 8/5–Sun 8/7 | Family Camp #5 | All Ages
  • Fri 8/12–Sun 8/14 | Family Camp #6 | All Ages

For more information about these staff and counselor opportunities, the summer schedule, or scholarships, please email Sarah Blasing, Outdoor Ministry & Youth Leadership Director (sblasing@standrewlu.org).

Spirit in the Pines Camp at Home Videos!

Several of the camp staff have created some fun videos and boredom busters for kids of all ages. The videos are grouped into; Activities & Games, Arts & Crafts, Science & Magic, and Faith & Camp – including 3 campfire worship videos.

The Spirit in the Pines YouTube channel can be accessed anytime by going to the camp YouTube link (below), or online. Be sure and click “SUBSCRIBE” for more fun camp videos and information.

Camping Ministry at Spirit in the Pines

Spirit in the Pines is our resident youth camp located on Pleasant Lake, one 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. Paid camp staff run the waterfront and other activities. 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.