Thanks for taking the time to check out Northern Pines!

Thanks for checking out what we think is one of the most life-changing vacations your family could ever experience.  For over 40 years, families have come to Northern Pines to experience "A Vacation with a Purpose." This is a vacation unlike any other they've ever done as a family.  Everyone, not matter their age, will experience premier programming, teaching, worship, and fun in a Christ-centered environment on the shores of beautiful Green Lake. If you're visiting for the first time, click here to learn more about what a week at Northern Pines is all about!

We first came to Northern Pines in 1989. All three of our boys have grown up here and between moves to different states, different schools and churches and life in general, we believe Northern Pines has been the most significant spiritual constant in their lives. The relationships they've built with friends and staff have survived all the tests of adolescence, and their relationship with God was deepened each summer. That's why we're so passionate about Northern Pines; we've seen firsthand the way God has used this place in the lives of our family.

We believe the same can be true for you. We're excited that you're here looking around. You're not just looking into another typical vacation, but rather an incredible experience that's not only full of fun and relaxation, but more importantly will touch the lives of you and your family in eternal ways as well.

There’s even more exciting news! For the past two years we’ve experienced an amazing opportunity for families.  Starting with “Project Generations,” then continuing with “Generations Next,” Northern Pines has made a life-impacting, multi-generation family experience more affordable than ever for families to enjoy.  This now continues with our ongoing program “Generation 2 Generation.”  For the foreseeable future, multi-generation families can continue to come to Northern Pines together to play, rest, and grow together with amazing discounts for grandparents and great-grandparents.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask. One of the best parts of Northern Pines is that you'll quickly become family here. We'll be happy to do anything we can to help you and your family have a week you'll never forget! Hopefully we'll see you soon on the shores of Green Lake and you'll see firsthand what we're so excited about!

Blessings to you and your family,

Dean & Julie Jaderston
Executive Directors

2017

Join us in beautiful Green Lake, WI for our 44th Northern Pines conference!

Week 1: July 23 - July 29
Week 2: July 30 - August 5

We are so excited about our 2017 conference and look forward to another summer of quality adult speakers and musicians, and top notch youth programming. God is going to do something new and fresh in our families this year and we hope you'll join us!

Dean Jaderston

Michelle Tepper

Mickey Rapier

Emmanuel LIVE

Dean Jaderston

Dr. Stephen Bramer

Brady Nemmers

Emmanuel LIVE

Men's Work Retreat

April 20-23, 2017

Attention all men... you don't want to miss out! On April 20 - 23, we will be holding our fifth annual Northern Pines Work Retreat. This has rapidly become one of the favorite events for many of our men as we gather together for a weekend to work, eat, and fellowship together. It is an essential component of our relationship with Green Lake Conference Center, and over the past three years has helped transform our Wilderness and CCA program facilities. Whether you have lots of experience and construction skills or are just willing to pitch in wherever you can, we have a place for you. We'll work hard, laugh a lot, eat well, and make our kids' experiences at Northern Pines even better.

Here are a few of the things we've been able to do in the last three years:

  • Roofed and renovated two lodges, creating over 60 additional beds for our Wilderness and CCA programs.
  • Built almost 60 bunks to fill the new lodges and our young adult housing lodge.
  • Installed ceilings, removed old playgrounds, and laid flooring in Wilderness buildings.

As a result, the Wilderness and CCA areas are now fully functional. We've gone from having our CCAs staying in Roger Williams Inn and Wilderness kids staying with their parents to now having over 150 beds in six different buildings to configure exactly as we need for our programs each week. It wouldn't have happened without the hard work of all the men who have been part of our work retreats!

We continue to work with Green Lake to determine the best possible use of our skills and will know closer to the actual weekend what projects we will be tackling. If you can work one day or the whole weekend, we'd love to have you join us. We'll gather Thursday night at 8pm to kick things off and plan the weekend, then get two full days for work on Friday and Saturday. We'll finish by noon on Sunday so everyone can be home at a decent time.

If you have any questions, please call Dean at 847-707-8053 or use our Contact Us page to send us a question. We hope to see you there!

Generation 2 Generation: A Legacy Gift

Then we your people, the sheep of your pasture, will praise you forever; from Generation to Generation we will recount your praise. Psalm 79:13

For the past two years we’ve experienced an amazing opportunity for families.  Starting with “Project Generations,” then continuing with “Generations Next,” Northern Pines has made a life-impacting, multi-generation family experience more affordable than ever for families to enjoy.  This now continues with our ongoing program “Generation 2 Generation.”  For the foreseeable future, multi-generation families can continue to come to Northern Pines together to play, rest, and grow together with amazing discounts for grandparents and great-grandparents.

Through the generosity of an anonymous donor, grandparents who come to the same week of Northern Pines with three generations will come for half off! Great-grandparents who come with four generations come for free!


To qualify for this incentive, registrations for the entire family must be submitted and deposits paid by January 1, 2017. Grandparents may take advantage of this and any previously offered Generation discounts twice. The second discount must be redeemed within five years of the first discounted year. Great-grandparents will be offered this discount each year they qualify. While the intention of this gift is to be an ongoing incentive, Northern Pines reserves the right to change or discontinue this program at any time.

NP Alumni

Once you've attended one of our Northern Pines Conferences, you're part of the family!

We have several ways we hope to help you continue the 'Northern Pines Experience' throughout the year.

Visit our Northern Pines Archives to see program pictures from years past, download audio files (mp3) of the talks from each week, and view the fall magazine.

Join us on Facebook and connect with other conferees to hear about what God is doing in their lives and update us on what He is doing in your's throughout the year.

Visit our YouTube channel to watch videos from years past and find alumni videos posted by your friends! (Be sure to let us know if you post any videos and we'll add them to our alumni feed!)

Want to tell your friends about Northern Pines and help us spread the word of how wonderful a week at camp can be? Sign up to be a PINER and receive updates and incentives for sharing the Northern Pines experience with those around you!