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Circle Pines Center

Circle Pines Center teaches peace, social justice, and environmental stewardship through cooperation in work, education, and recreation.

We are a member-based, cooperatively-governed (501(c)3) non-profit.  We co-create a children’s summer camp and year-round retreat center with programs for families, children, and adults, and have facilities which are available for rent (school, faith-based and other groups, retreats, weddings, family reunions, etc.).

Located between Grand Rapids and Kalamazoo off the North Country National Scenic Trail,  the center is nearly 300 acres in Southwest Michigan.  Filled with rolling hills, hardwood and pine forests, meadows and frontage on spring-fed Stewart Lake, we have miles of trails for hiking and cross-country skiing, diverse wildlife and an organic garden and orchard.

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Upcoming Events

Thanksgiving Dinner & Weekend

Thanksgiving Dinner & Weekend 2018

November 21 - November 25

Join CPC for a traditional Thanksgiving potluck feast on Thanksgiving Day at 5 PM (suggested donation of $12/adult, $9/student or low-income, $6/child (4-12), plus a dish to pass). CPC provides locally raised turkey, home-made stuffing, mashed potatoes and gravy, coffee, tea, sparkling juice and or...

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Buttermilk Jamboree

Buttermilk Jamboree

In our 8th year, our annual music festival attracts families from across the area. All are welcome to celebrate and enjoy our grounds.

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Our property is the ideal setting for weddings, rustic corporate retreats, family reunions, and community gatherings, with lodging options to house up to 78.

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Summer Camp

Summer Camp

Our program combines elements of a traditional summer camp with cooperative work projects. We teach cooperation as a way of life.

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Volunteer at Circle Pines Center

Please consider volunteering with us at one of our upcoming work days.

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