BIG FEET, LITTLE FEET (Week One Only) Ages 3-7 with Adult Companion

This special program is designed for our youngest campers ready to experience the thrill and excitement of summer camp for the first time. They are accompanied by an adult (Big Feet) to help them ease into the whole camp and sleep away experience as well as having fun with them doing all the great camp activities. Crafts, games, campfires, s’mores, singing, swimming, folk dancing, short hikes, worship and special moments abound in this extraordinary camp! The accompanying adult can be a parent, grandparent, aunt, uncle or special adult in their life. Children with special needs are also welcome with their Big Feet buddy.

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!

JUNIOR 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 – 2018 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 25 and up)

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.

Pinecones (18 – 29 years old)

Pinecones are 18 through 25 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 – 17 years old)

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.