Summer Camp 2022

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PILGRIM PINES SUMMER CAMP 2022

Week 1: July 6-9th Family/Pod Camp (Formally known as BFLF)

Join us on the mountain for an exciting family/pod summer camp experience!  This will be a fun family/pod camp with all of The Pine’s favorite camp traditions and programming.  Enjoy crafts, games, conversations, workshops, interest groups , hikes, and other fun and meaningful activities with your family/pod.  This is a great option with families who have younger kids or families that are not ready to send their campers back to camp based on Covid-19.

$395/family member UNTIL June 10th

$430/family member  June 11th-June 23rd

** No Spots Available (CLOSED) **

Week 2: July 10th-16th Camper/Counselor Camp (Seed to Sequoia Nature Camp)

Original camp/counselor camp is back!  During this 6-night/7-day overnight camp, we will do all of the fun and meaningful activities The Pines is known for.  This is an intergenerational camp with programming for Minis (1st-3rd graders), Juniors (4th-6th), Jr. High (7th-8th), Sr. High (9th-Graduating Seniors), and Pinesters.  This week’s theme is Seed to Sequoia Nature Camp.  We will focus a lot of activities around learning about and exploring nature; focusing on the radical community, love, and lessons nature provides.

 

$625 UNTIL June 10th

$675  June 11th-June 23rd

** Spots Available **

 

Week 3: July 17th-23rd Camper/Counselor Camp (Creative Expressions Camp)

Original camp/counselor camp is back!  During this 6-night/7-day overnight camp, we will do all of the fun and meaningful activities The Pines is known for.  This is an intergenerational camp with programming for Minis (1st-3rd graders), Juniors (4th-6th), Jr. High (7th-8th), Sr. High (9th-Graduating Seniors), and Pinecones and Seedlings.  This week’s theme is Creative Expression.  We will focus on expressing ourselves through various art forms, including: dance, music, fine art, drama, poetry, and more!  We will focus on expressing God’s love and joy through our creativity.

 

** No Available Spots (CLOSED) **

Week 4: July 24th-30th Camper/Counselor Camp (Rainbows and Justice Camp)

Original camp/counselor camp is back!  During this 6-night/7-day overnight camp, we will do all of the fun and meaningful activities The Pines is known for.  This is an intergenerational camp with programming for Minis (1st-3rd graders), Juniors (4th-6th), Jr. High (7th-8th), Sr. High (9th-Graduating Seniors), and Pinesters.  This week’s theme is Rainbows and Justice.  We will focus on creating a safe and brave space that  prioritizes folx  part of the LGBTQ+ community.  We will infuse justice education into our traditional camp activities.  

 

$625 UNTIL June 10th

$675  June 11th-June 23rd

** Spots Available **

Registration Closes June 23rd

** Full registration fee due when you register **

** Campership applications are closed **

- CIT + VOLUNTEERS - 

If you are interested in being a CIT (16-18) or a volunteer counselor, please complete the volunteer application. Information regarding training will be provided once your application has been completed.  Once CITs and volunteers have completed training, they qualify to counsel at camp, weeks 2-4.

 

CLICK HERE TO APPLY

 

 

COVID-19 PREVENTION (HIGHLIGHTS)

The following are some highlights of the major changes and requirements to our summer family camp operations for summer 2022. Registered campers will receive a more detailed outline of our 2022 COVID prevention policies. If anything changes in the future, we will email updates to registered campers.

 

All campers/family or POD units will:

  • have an emergency contact within 4 hours of camp for the duration of the session for emergency immediate pick-up.

  • commit to following social distance/mask protocols when leaving your pod only for essential errands and business for fourteen days prior to attending camp.

  • provide proof of vaccination (if applicable)

  • provide proof of a negative PCR COVID-19 test result taken 2-4 days before the start of camp for each member of your household/pod attending camp.

  • agree to our mandatory in door face mask policy while at camp. Campers will be required to bring and wear a face mask, except when outside, inside their assigned cabin or at their cabin’s assigned dining table. Campers should feel comfortable with long term mask wearing. No exceptions.

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FAMILY POD CAMP

Week One
All ages

Join us on the mountain for an exciting family/pod summer camp experience!  This will be a fun family/pod camp with all of The Pine’s favorite camp traditions and programming.  Enjoy crafts, games, conversations, workshops, interest groups , hikes, and other fun and meaningful activities with your family/pod.  This is a great option with families who have younger kids or families that are not ready to send their campers back to camp based on Covid-19.

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MINI CAMP

1st - 3rd Grade
Weeks 2-4

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.

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JUNIOR CAMP

4th - 6th grade
Weeks 2-4

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!

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JR. HIGH CAMP

7th and 8th Grade
Weeks 2-4

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.

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SR. HIGH CAMP

9th Grade - Graduating Senior
Weeks 2-4

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.

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PINESTERS 

Adults 25 and up
Weeks 2 and 4

Pinesters are special needs adults ages 25 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.

 

Peppermint Ridge

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.

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PINECONES 

18-29 years old
Week 3

Pinecones are 18 through 29 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.

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SEEDLINGS

10 - 17 years old
Week 3

Seedlings are campers ages 10 through 17 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.