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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

Weekend Retreat & Skill Share Weekend

Spend your Labor Day weekend at Circle Pines for our Climate Change Action Skill Share or just sit back and relax for the final big weekend of the summer! We will have speakers and presentations all weekend and a hands-on opportunity to work on building a straw bale cabin on Circle Pines property. Of course […]

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Midwest Mushroom Camp

SAVE THE DATE! Follow our Facebook event for further updates! We have 300 private acres to forage surrounded by state land. We have a commercial kitchen and a commercial dehydrator. We have housing for 100 people. This is a mushroom lover's paradise. The photo is from September 26th, 2018. You never know what the weather […]

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Workbee & Weekend Retreat

FALL WORKBEE: 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. This weekend we’ll be working in […]

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Spanish Language & Culture Camp

Fin de Semana de Inmersión de Español en Circle Pines Center Spanish Immersion Weekend 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 e intermedio. La mitad de […]

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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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