Summer Camp News and Blog

Hike On, Intermediates!

We had a big thunderstorm yesterday with some heavy rain, but today was an absolutely gorgeous sunny Pocono Mountain day . A great day for a hike! And our trip leader, Nafis, took  the intermediates out to one of the most famous hikes in the region, complete with multiple waterfalls. Raymondskill Falls!  We’re on the upward trail!

Bunk Picture Day

In an age of iPhones and hundreds of Campminder photos, there’s something a little nostalgic about an old fashioned bunk picture in uniform. Sure, the everyday action shots are fun and there are plenty to choose from. But some day, when you grow up, it’s that bunk picture that will forever remind you of the best summers of your life.

Today’s Dance Competition!

This morning, our dance teams competed at a nearby camp against other camps in the area!  The girls wore creative costumes, danced their hearts out, and were some of the BEST in their age groups!

Hi-Seniors: First Place

Seniors: First Place

Inters: First Place

Juniors: Second Place

We couldn’t have been more well-represented!

Let the Games Begin!

Notre Dame! USC! Georgia! Villanova!

Tonight we held the opening ceremonies for College Day 2018. Campers and their high-energy leaders were decked out in college colors and were hootin’ and hollerin’ as they cheered each other on! First there was the solemn opening ceremony with a flaming Olympic torch and pledge. This was followed by some rousing competition.

It all ended tonight in an intense flaming rope-burning contest on Mitchell Field. Tomorrow it’s all day track and field competition, swim meets and an all-camp Steeplechase.

Let the college spirit soar! Let the fun and games begin!

Early Registration for 2019 is OPEN!

Registrations for Summer 2019, Pine Forest Camp’s 89th summer, are now being accepted live and online. CLICK HERE to reserve a spot for your camper!  Sign up before Visiting Day, July 21st, and save $700 off of the regular fee (deposits fully refundable until February 1st, 2019).

If you haven’t seen camp in action yet, please contact the office at (570) 685-7141 to schedule a tour or sign your camper up for an Explorer Weekend or Play Day at CAMP!

Here’s a photo from our awesome Play Day on Saturday hosted by Asst. Director, Lisa Fayne!
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Escape from PFC!

Last night’s evening activity for boys camp was none other than ESCAPE FROM PFC!  Campers completed missions in teams, and the top 5 teams to complete the missions the fastest boarded a decorated bus to Costa’s for ICE CREAM!

The challenges included collecting pennies from the bottom of the pool, water balloons, relay races, etc.  Everybody at camp is a winner, but these top teams felt like the (ice) cream of the crop last night!

Jungle Book Rehearsals have BEGUN!

Campers have their parts and the tech / stage crew is already working hard on the scenery and props. It’s “Jungle Book,” the first all camp production of the year!  Sing with us!

“Forget about your worries and your strife, I mean the bare necessities, Old Mother Nature’s recipes, That brings the bare necessities of life”!

Inter-Camp Gymnastics Meet Today

All eyes were on the competitors, you could hear a pin drop. It was an intense, graceful, exquisite gymnastics competition. Today, campers competed in a 4-camp gymnastics meet. Tumbling, bars, vaulting, beam and more. Judges watched closely and graded each performance carefully. Thank you, Traci, and our amazing gymnastics staff for a very professional and exciting event.

History Made on Chadwin Court Today

History was made on Chadwin Court today.

It was a first. It was amazing. It was unforgettable.

It was Weston B.’s all out, full tilt, massive dunk.

In his 50 years at PFC, Chad said that he has never seen a camper dunk the
ball in either a league or intercamp game. Today it happened. PFC’s 15 and
under team was playing another camp from across the lake. Weston stole the
ball, dribbled all the way down court and slammed the ball, Dr. J-style,
with a swooping right hook, right through the net. After a moment of awed
silence, the team and the fans erupted in cheers.

Our founder and pro hoopster, Uncle Hughie Black, and the great Wilt
Chamberlain, who played for PFC in the 1950’s, would be proud.