CCAs are a critical and unique component to a week at Northern Pines. During the morning, each CCA spends half of their time working with their assigned Children's Teacher, assisting them with the children and activities throughout the morning. During the other half of the morning, CCAs also engage in a time of growth and encouragement each morning through a group Bible study lead by the CCA directors.
During the afternoon, CCAs are free to enjoy the beach, explore the campus, visit the craft cabin, or simply be with friends. CCAs may also volunteer to assist families that desire to have afternoon child care. For that time, CCAs are financial compensated for those babysitting services.
Each evening throughout the week, each CCA is responsible to watch the children of the individual family they are assigned to while the parents enjoy the evening activites.
CCAs are girls and boys at least 13 years of age and/or entering 8th grade. Experienced 7th graders may also apply. We also provide an opportunity for college age girls to serve as CCAs. The college CCA program will have separate housing, staffing, and programming as well as the opportunity to mentor younger CCAs. There is a minimal cost to attend Northern Pines for the week as a CCA (see application for details).
Read more about our CCA program on our Programs page.
Interested in staying at Northern Pines for 2 weeks? Many of our CCAs spend one week as campers in their respective programs and then the opposite week serving as a CCA. It's a great way to have fun with friends and experience Northern Pines for an additional week! Students staying for a second week stay together on campus between weeks. There is staff specific to those staying in between weeks to help oversee their activities and help them get laundry done, etc. The weekend is really low key as most kids sleep for much of the time. They also enjoy relaxing by the beach and spending time with friends. There is an all staff Sunday morning service and meals available throughout the weekend.
Those choosing to stay for a 2nd week will receive $50 off registration fees - and if you register by April 1st, you'll receive an additional $10 off!
Interested in staying for 2 weeks, but unsure how you'll get to/from Northern Pines? For those joining us from the Twin Cities area, we have buses that will transport students at the beginning and end of the Conferences.
Please Contact Us for additional information on the weekend overnight and the bus services from the Twin Cities.