Cancellations, Changes, and Refunds

Cancellations & Changes:

If you are unable to keep your camping reservation, please notify the Camp Coordinator, Kris Ericksen at as soon as possible, so that those on the waiting list have ample time to prepare for Camp.


If requested prior to May 1: full tuition paid will be refunded.

If after May 1: tuition paid minus $150 cancellation fee will be refunded.

Payment of Camp Fees

Payment is preferred at the time of registration. However, if you choose to spread payment out, the total tuition is due no later than 10 days prior to the camper’s camping session. If payment has not been received by the due date, we reserve the right to cancel the camperʹs registration and replace it with one from the waiting list.

Credit card or debit card payments are accepted via your Campbrain account. Cash, checks, or money orders should be made payable to Cathedral of the Pines, Inc. and mailed or dropped off at

Mount Olivet Lutheran Church
Attn: Cathedral of the Pines Camp
5025 Knox Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55419


Camp Sponsorship Policy

Our scholarship program offers scholarships to Mount Olivet Members in need. In order to fulfill this desire, we have established the following policy:

  • Any Mount Olivet Member requesting a scholarship must fill out a request form (available in the Camp office) and return it with a $50 non‐refundable deposit.
  • The request will be submitted to the scholarship committee for approval. You will be advised as to the outcome of your request.
  • It is our hope that each family will thoughtfully and prayerfully consider what their financial commitment to their child’s camp fee will be and pay accordingly.

Mail and Care Package Policy

NO Care Packages are allowed for all campers, workstaff, and counselors. A “Care Package” is defined as anything larger than a letter or card envelope. Unfortunately, the receiving of care packages at Cathedral of the Pines has turned into an issue. Care packages – who gets them and who doesnʹt – often becomes a hurtful time for many Campers. Parents often comment on the pressure that they feel to “send the best care package.” This is one thing that we feel we can easily rectify by eliminating care packages from the camping experience. Letters and postcards are always welcomed and encouraged.

The Cathedral of the Pines mailing address is
Camper Name and Camping Dates
Cathedral of the Pines
PO Box 159
Lutsen, MN 55612-0159

Any care package that arrives at Camp will not be distributed to the camper, workstaffer, or counselor and will be sent back on the return bus. Please check the Minneapolis Campus Church office for all returned care packages.

Please discuss this Care Package Policy with your camper as well as their friends and other relatives prior to Camp.

Phone Calls

Cathedral of the Pines has only one incoming phone line. Campers are not allowed to use the phone. Please do not call your camper. Please do not promise your camper that he or she can call you from Camp or that you will call him or her. Your cooperation in explaining our policy to your child is appreciated. If you have a family emergency, you may contact the Camp at 218.663.7255. We will relay a message to your camper.

The Camp Coordinator can be reached at 218.663.7869 (COP) or 612.767.2207 (Mpls) for any other questions or concerns.

Lost & Found

Items left behind at camp or in the Minneapolis Campus parking lot are returned to the Minneapolis campus Church office each week throughout the camping season. Please check at the Church office for any items that may have been left at Camp. Those items not claimed by September 15 are given to charity.