Northern Pines

A Vacation with a Purpose

The premier Christ-centered family vacation in the upper Midwest, featuring powerful worship, Biblical teaching, and a chance for families to relax, play, and grow together. Northern Pines provides quality programming for every member of the family as well as free nightly child care to create space for parents to fully engage.


First Time?

Learn about the conference and discounts for first-time as well as returning families


Become a CCA

Our Child Care Assistants help with the Children’s Program in the morning, receive discounted quality Christ-centered programming, and provide quality, FREE childcare until 11 pm each night.

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2024 Conference Info

We are so excited about our 2024 conference and look forward to another summer of quality adult speakers and musicians, and top notch youth programming.

The Power of CCAs

You can be a huge part of helping Northern Pines be the amazing place it is: Invite more CCAs!

The unique model of Northern Pines works because of our Child Care Assistants Program (CCA). Adults have time in the mornings and evenings with other adults because vetted teenagers and their support staff are taking care of the children.

For every new CCA that you recruit, who applies and is accepted, you will receive a $100 credit to use on your account or gift to someone else's account, or a $40 credit for the Northern Pines bookstore. Limitations apply.

Please prayerfully consider the teenagers in your community and invite them to serve at Northern Pines as a CCA. Email Courtney Pierce with any questions.

Be Part of a Worship Team!

We are now putting together our Northern Pines Worship Teams for both weeks. Austin Renfroe will be providing leadership for our teams this year. If you are interested in being a part of the team, please email with the following information:

Cell Number
Week Attending
Worship Skill Set (vocals, instruments, etc)
Link to Video (Youtube, Vimeo, etc) of you performing with this skill set in a worship team or other setting

We will follow up with everyone who contacts us as we put the teams together for both weeks. We have a limited number of spots available.

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A Vacation with a Purpose

Northern Pines is the premier non-denominational Christ-centered family conference in the Midwest. Started in 1974 to provide a life-changing vacation experience for families, we have helped thousands of conferees see the difference Jesus can make in their lives and their homes.

Over 1000 people come together each summer to learn from inspiring speakers and musicians and to enjoy the dynamic and caring children, youth, and young adult programs that are offered. They truly do experience “A Vacation with a Purpose!”.

Join us for our 2024 Conference

Join us in beautiful Green Lake, WI for our 2024 Northern Pines conference!

Inspiration for Every Age

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Age 18 and Up


Conferees enjoy time to relax and get away from the daily distractions of home and hear God’s voice

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Age 18 and Up

Young Adults

A community of peers who support each other through similar life experiences and want to continue to discover how to live out their faith every day.

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10th Grade–Graduates

Senior High

To strengthen high school students and challenge them to something more significant in their lives

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7th–9th Grade

Junior High

An active schedule full of time for fun and friendships all while learning more about the God who loves them.

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4th–6th Grade


Wilderness campers experience tons of crazy fun, lasting friendships, spiritual growth, and Biblical teaching.

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Birth–3rd Grade


Led by our CCAs, children learn more about God’s Word through Bible stories, songs, crafts, and fun camp activities.

The Archives

Check out speaker presentations and photos from previous years


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