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Not ready for summer camp yet?
Try Pine Forest Explorer Camp

Explorer Camp:

Come up for the weekend for two fun-filled days and one night at camp! If your child is entering 1st, 2nd, 3rd, or 4th grade and is not yet ready for camp, we encourage you to visit while camp is in session and try our Explorer Camp.

2024 Dates:
Saturday, July 13th – Sunday, July 14th
Saturday, July 20th – Sunday, July 21st – For siblings of current campers only!
Saturday, July 27th – Sunday, July 28th

$200 (credited towards tuition upon registration)
$100 for siblings of current campers

For more information or to register for an Explorer Overnight or Play Day, email Hillary at or call the camp office: 570-685-7141.

Not ready to stay overnight? Join us for our PLAY DAY!

Packing List

  • Bathing suit
  • Beach towel
  • Sunscreen
  • Hair brush or comb
  • Warm clothes for evening
  • Sunscreen
  • PJs
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Toothbrush & toothpaste
  • Flashlight
  • Change of clothes for Sunday
  • A smile

Please label all items!

Sample Explorer Mini-Camp Schedule


  • 10:00am
    Welcome Explorer campers and a tour of Pine Forest Camp.
  • 11:00am
    The adventure begins on the Adventure Course by Lower Ropes
  • 12:30pm
    Healthy Lunch; could be grilled cheese, hamburgers and hot dogs, always paired with delicious salad choices.
  • 1:00pm
    Explorers join our youngest bunks for supervised play both inside a real cabin and outside group games.
  • 1:45pm
    Organized games and athletics with Chad, our Athletic Director who’s been at camp for over 50 years.
  • 2:30pm
    Get Ready for a nature hike to The Lake for boating, sailing and jumping off the inflatables.
  • 4:30pm
    Choice Activity; What do you love to do? Join our incredible staff to learn gymnastics, cooking, nature, model rocketry, yoga, and more!
  • 5:20pm
    Shower Time.
  • 5:45pm
    Line up! Hear about awesome evening activities, listen to the news of the day and lower the flag.
  • 6:15pm
    Dinner; What’s on the menu tonight? Baked chicken, tacos, Chinese food, something healthy and appetizing offer each night paired with your choice of delicious sides.
  • 6:30pm
    Line up! Hear about awesome evening activities, listen to the news of the day and lower the flag.
  • 6:45pm
    Arts and Crafts; make a pillow or a candle to bring home.
  • 7:30pm
    Evening activities; join in with our Junior campers and counselors for unique nighttime fun.
  • 8:30pm
    Campfire with s’mores, songs and stories.


  • 8:00am
    Wake up.
  • 8:20am
    Breakfast with bagels, eggs, cinnamon buns, fruit and cereal.
  • 9:30am–10:30am
    Upper rope elements at our Adventure Course.
  • 10:30am
    Group, bunk pictures by the Explorer Cabin.
  • 11am
    Wrap up and departure in the Grove.