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Relive childhood memories of good times spent among nature and around friends by saying your “I do’s” at CPC.  Whether you chose to invite your guests for a weekend of bunking under the pines or just one night of celebrating under the stars, we have several wedding-ready locations that are perfect for your celebration. After all, what’s more fun than gathering everyone you love on a property that’s designed to bring people together?

Additionally, our property is the ideal setting for rustic corporate retreats, family reunions, and community gatherings.  We have several options for lodging and can house up to 78 guests each night.

Contact or 269-623-5555 for additional information and custom quote.

We can accommodate intimate groups with full grounds rentals.

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What to Expect

You’ll need to bring your own bedding, towels, and toiletries.  Swallows Lodge is accessible dormitory-style living with individual rooms and shared restrooms with showers.  Orchard, Junior, Youth, and Yellow cabins have electricity, but do not have indoor plumbing.  Portajohns are a short walk away and two bathhouses are available in non-winter months.  Lakeside camping offers rustic privacy next to Stewart Lake 1/2 mile south of the Rec Hall with  picnic tables, firepits, a portajohn, but no running water.

Central Camp

Circle Pines Center shares 294 acres of rolling hills with beautiful meadows, pine and hardwood forests, and lakefront with a variety of wildlife. The Center also adjoins 14,000 acres of state recreation lands. A sandy beach on spring-fed Stewart Lake, part of the 1/3 mile of shoreline owned by Circle Pines, offers excellent swimming and canoeing. The property contains over 30 buildings, including a wood-fired sauna near the lake. Our organic orchard and garden supply fresh produce and miles of trails are kept groomed for walking and cross-country skiing.

The center of activity is the Farmhouse, built in 1868, renovated and expanded over time by Circle Pines’ members. It includes a dining hall, kitchen, offices, library, and meeting rooms. Close to the Farmhouse is Swallows Lodge, which provides heated accommodations for up to 31 people. Just east of the farmhouse an outdoor wood-fired pizza oven and firepit.  Nearby is the main bathhouse, usually referred to as Kings & Queens, which also houses a laundry room.

To the West

The Orchard cabin area, west of the Farmhouse, consists of a few small heated guest cabins and a bathhouse.

Just north of the Orchard Bathhouse is the Acorn Unit, with two dorm-style heated cabins that sleep up to 12 people each. A large meadow around the Acorn cabins offers camping space close to the farmhouse area. Picnic tables and a fire pit are available for use in this area.

On the opposite side of Mullen Road, south of the Farmhouse, are the barns. The large one’s current usage is storage, and the smaller one is a break area for summer camp staff. A short walk past the large barn, you’ll find our stone labyrinth. The Labyrinth is a place for quiet meditation and wedding beautiful ceremonies.

To the South

The Rec Hall, an open-air pavilion, hand-built by members of Circle Pines, is just east of the goat barn and offers ample space for folk dancing, music, and other various programs and activities. The Rec Hall has a large stone fireplace and a stage for theater and other performances.

Just east of the Rec Hall is the Junior Unit, consisting of 9 seasonal cabins, each with four bunks. As well as a massive fire ring with benches to seat 100, outdoor toilets, running water, and electricity are also part of this unit.

A bit south of the Rec Hall is the Youth unit, where there are three sleeping cabins (One is heated and sleeps 12 people, the two others sleep 8) and a screened-in “lodge” that provides a gathering space. Outdoor toilets, running water, electricity, picnic tables, and a fire ring are all part of this unit.

To the East

Farther south, down the hill, near Stewart Lake, is the YAL (Young Adult Leaders) unit, where there are two sleeping cabins (each sleep up to twelve people).

West of the Youth unit is a rustic log cabin. It has a wood stove for heat and no electricity or running water.  It has a fire ring, picnic table, and outdoor toilet.

Near the beach is a quiet, rustic tenting area. We currently have about ten available sites, each with a fire ring and picnic table. There are outdoor toilets, but no running water, so campers must bring a water container to haul water from the other areas of camp. Those using the tenting area or staying in the units are welcome to use the bathhouses in the central area.

To the North

Our orchard directly north of the Farmhouse gives way to an open field that serves as the main campground during our annual 3-day music festival in June, Buttermilk Jamboree.  Bordered on all sides with wooded areas that lead to miles of trails that traverse the entire property (including the North Country Trail), the field hosts games like Capture the Flag during our Youth Summer Camp.  

Our Lake Neighbors

Two other co-ops have cabins on Stewart Lake, surrounded by Circle Pines’ property: Knollwood has one cabin, and the Detroit Area Cooperative Camping Association (DACCA) has two.

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