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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

Workbee and Weekend Retreat

April 19 @ 7:00 pm - April 21 @ 3:00 pm

Open to all, workbees cost participants nothing but labor. Worker bees are welcome to arrive Friday evening and we start work Saturday morning after breakfast. We work both morning and afternoon on Saturday and again Sunday morning. Friday & Saturday evenings and Sunday afternoon are free time. ...

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Workbee and Weekend Retreat

April 26 @ 8:00 am - April 28 @ 5:00 pm

Open to all, workbees cost participants nothing but labor. Worker bees are welcome to arrive Friday evening and we start work Saturday morning after breakfast. We work both morning and afternoon on Saturday and again Sunday morning. Friday & Saturday evenings and Sunday afternoon are free time. ...

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Spanish Culture and Language Camp

May 10 @ 8:00 am - May 12 @ 5:00 pm

Campamento de Cultura Española en Circle Pines Center Spanish Culture Camp at Circle Pines Center! Le invitamos a participar en nuestro fin de semana de inmersión cada otoño y primavera en Circle Pines Center. Ofreceremos actividades en Español coloquial para niños y adultos a nivel de básico ...

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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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Lodging

Lodging

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.

All the smiling faces.

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