Week 0, July 2-5: Big Feet, Little Feet and Young Adults Camp
Week 1, July 6-12: Extreme Games Week, with Counselors in
Training Camp (CIT Camp: a
special option for high school campers ages 16-17 to be trained in leadership skills
to serve as Counselors in Training)
Week 2, July 13-19: Outdoor Adventures Week with Pinecones Campers (youth ages 16-21 with developmental
Week 3, July 20-26: Global Connections Week, with CYMC and
Seedlings Campers (youth
ages 10-15 with developmental disabilities)
Week 4, July 27-August 2: Creative Expressions Week
Each camp week will have its own special
themes, but weeks 1-4 will also include all the favorite Pilgrim Pines Camp
traditions and activities in programs for Minis, Juniors, Jr. High, Sr. High,
and Pinesters (adults with developmental disabilities).
MINI CAMP (Grades 1 - 3)
Mini Land is a special place where campers entering 1st through 3rd grade stay and play at Pilgrim Pines. Minis get to swim, hike to see Smokey the Bear at the Ranger Station, do crafts, eat a s'more at campfire, and create their own Vespers service with help from the Pastor at Camp and Music Director.
JUNIOR CAMP (Grades 3 - 6)
Junior Camp is the biggest camp around! Pilgrim Pines can host up to 50 Juniors, entering 4th through 6th grade, in their very own camp. Our Juniors get to start the day with an early morning Polar Bear Dip. They collect beads to commemorate hikes, dances, learning about environmental justice, the talent show, Vespers service, dressing up for the Theme Dinner and many more challenging and fun camp experiences!
Jr. High Camp (Grades 7 & 8)
Jr. Highers can build the signature Pilgrim Pines Community by forming long-lasting relationships with other campers. They learn how to express themselves and form personal and unique opinions on what faith and justice mean to them. Those entering 7th and 8th grade are able to brave some of the toughest rites of passage at Pilgrim Pines! Campers hike, climb the 40 foot wall, participate in the low ropes course, sleep out under the stars, and sing and dance at campfires.
SENIOR HIGH CAMP (Entering Grades 9 - 2014 Graduate)
Sr. Highers are free to be themselves, participate in small group discussion times, swim, hike, act in the talent show, relax with other campers their age and are encouraged to take initiative in camp activities, leadership and worship. Those entering 9th through 12th grades or just graduating high school are the only age group able to select a camp week to fit their fancy.
Pinesters (Adults 22 and up)
Pinesters are special needs adults ages 22 or older. We welcome our adult campers with lots of TLC and look forward to spending time together playing with the parachute, games on the Field of Dreams, doing crafts, swimming, archery, singing songs, hiking to visit Smokey the Bear at the Ranger Station, and building community in this special place of love and compassion. Additional Pinester Forms are required for registration. NOTE: All first time Pinesters MUST attend Pilgrim Pines' open house in order to make sure that our camp is right for them. To ensure a good fit we cannot make exceptions to the Open House Policy.
A partnership between "The Ridge"and the UCC began in 1965. Hundreds of campers have come to camp together during Week 1 of camp, some blended with other Pinester Campers and some with their very own staff. Peppermint Ridge is sponsored by the UCC and some of our Peppermint Ridge campers have been in the Pinester program for over 40 years! What a great week to spend at camp! Additional Pinester Forms are required for registration.
Pinecones (15 - 21 years old)
Pinecones are 15 through 21 year olds with special needs. Pinecones have their own exciting week at camp doing archery, tackling the climbing wall, visiting Smokey the Bear at the Ranger Station, doing crafts, dancing, swimming, hiking, and singing at campfire. Additional Pinester Forms are required for registration. NOTE: All first time Pinesters MUST attend Pilgrim Pines' open house in order to make sure that our camp is right for them. To ensure a good fit we cannot make exceptions to the Open House Policy.
Seedlings (10 - 14 years old)
Seedlings are campers ages 10 through 14 years old with special needs. During their special week of camp, caring counselors help to create cherished memories, loving journeys and FUN time. Seedlings have fun and fellowship through games, crafts, hiking, singing, drum circles, swimming and worship. Additional Pinester Forms are required for registration. NOTE: All first time Pinesters MUST attend Pilgrim Pines' open house in order to make sure that our camp is right for them. To ensure a good fit we cannot make exceptions to the Open House Policy.
Other Notable Items and Programs
Big Feet Little Feet for campers ages 3-8 who attend with an adult
Young Adults Camp This is an exciting new addition to camp! Young adults 18-35 can have their own experiences as campers. It's a chance to get away for a few day to enjoy God, nature and each other. We'll share in creative workshops, hikes, songs and, of course, S'mores. Come greet friends old and new at Pilgrim Pines!
Counselor-in-Training (C.I.T.) (Sr. High) Youth aged 16 and 17 attending C.I.T. week will receive valuable training in Behavior Management, Team-building Leadership, CPR and First Aid, and gain a confidence boost enabling them to stand up and take charge of a cabin full of campers!
Conference Youth Ministries Camp (CYMC)
CYMC is a program for UCC Sr. High campers planned and facilitated by the Southern California Nevada Conference Youth RoundTable. This program is a special camp for UCC members, with many aspects facilitated by their peers. It will include all the things that make camp so great, including a few unique opportunities like a walk down to the Yuciapa Regional Water Park for a day of fun in the sun!
Creative Expressions includes everything at camp and MORE! The week is facilitated by talented staff that encourage expression and learning through the arts- drama, poetry, music, dance, visual art and more! Get your creative juices flowing!