Northern Pines is a year-round camp and retreat destination situated on a 48-acre site on the southeast shore of Fish Hook Lake in north central Minnesota. 

We are nestled in and among towering pine trees just north of Park Rapids, in the area known as the Heartland of northern Minnesota. The headwaters of the mighty Mississippi River and Itasca State Park are just a short drive from this ideal Northwoods setting.

Experience a summer camp, retreat, family reunion or holiday, wedding, church picnic, or business meeting. Our setting and facilities can accommodate groups of 200+ or multiple groups sharing the various amenities. Whether you are looking for a great kids camp, sleepaway camp, youth camp, adult retreat, outdoor adventure or a cabin to rent for a getaway we look forward to serving you.

Whatever the season or whatever the reason, Northern Pines is a beautiful place to be.

Northern Pines–building  connections with Christ, Community and Creation.

See the joy, the connections, the growth

view all photos

The Latest

Check out some of the great stuff happening with your camps!

Check out some of the great stuff happening with your United Methodist camps!  Click here to read the Dakotas and Minnesota Area Camp Newsletter!

Northern Pines Volunteer Work Day - Saturday, May 20

Northern Pines Camp and Retreat Center will have a Volunteer Work Day Saturday, May 20 from 9 am-5 pm. Lunch will be served to all volunteers. We have many ...

"Pollyanna" and "Daisy Mae" Cabin Demolition Project

Demolition was completed this week on two cabins at Northern Pines Camp and Retreat.  This is a step forward in the plans to construct a new cabin on camp ...

Keith Shew, Director of Camp and Retreat Ministries, takes the Camp Chill Challenge!

Keith absolutely loves camp, knows the impact of a camping experience on the hearts and lives of campers, and wants anyone and everyone to experience camp ...

United Methodists raise $10,000, Bishop Ough prepares for polar plunge

We did it! Thanks to your amazing generosity, we raised more than $10,000 for camp scholarships—and Bishop Ough is officially jumping into frigid Lake ...
view all news