Basketball leagues have begun!
The campers have divided into teams and begun the first games of the 2019 league program. Intramural leagues were started at Pine Forest back in the 1960’s by Stan Ward, coach of Brown University and taken to a new and exciting level by our own award-winning Athletic Director Steve Chadwin. Every division is divided into equal teams and there’s all-out competition until at the end of the summer one team in each division is crowned champion. It’s fun, it’s high energy, and the winners get their names inscribed forever in Hughie Hall. (Named after Hughie Black, our own basketball star.) It’s Hoops time!
TOP Cooks + Tacos!
Our TOP Cooks campers spent the morning at Foundry 42 in Port Jervis, NY. They worked under Chef Cooper Boone making tacos, fresh guacamole, and fresh salsa! To top it all off, they accompanied their meal with a homemade mango rosemary water.
The best part? Meeting a Foundry 42 patron that happened to have been a Pine Forest camper over fifty years ago! There’s a reason we’re celebrating our 89th summer this season!
Radar’s Landing, Bill’s Loading Dock
It’s the behind-the-scene people that make camp work and today we celebrated Bill “Radar” Sandlin, who for 20 years has ruled over the PFC loading dock and warehouse. Everything from paddle boards to pasta comes through those doors and Bill keeps an eye on it all. So, be it acclaimed throughout the land, that from this day forward the PFC loading dock will forever be called Radar’s Landing, Bill’s Loading Dock, with love and appreciation.
Good morning, Pine Forest Camp!
Maybe it’s the new smell of pines trees or the first bird you hear, but when you wake up at camp it’s awesome. Look to your left, look to your right and there are camp friends right next to you. Can life get any better?
Okay, the bad news is that you still have to brush your teeth, but it’s gonna be a day like no other. You’re at camp! You’ve made it through your first night, the clouds part, the sun shines , the worries disappear, the fun starts!
Let the fun begin!
Our 89th consecutive summer begins NOW and it’s going to be the best one ever. Leave your worries at home. When you step off of that bus or out of your car, you’re going to be stepping into a summer of Pine Forest fun, “Up where the sky begins.”
It doesn’t matter who you are, where you come from or how you get here. It doesn’t matter what happened all school year long. If your destination is Pine Forest Camp in Greeley, Pennsylvania today, you are in for the summer of your life.
As we sing every year on opening day, “We welcome you to Pine Forest, we’re mighty glad you’re here!”
And we are. Mighty glad.
Keep the summer alive, all year long!
- Keep in touch with camp friends! Call, text, email!
- Login to Mom & Dad’s parent portal and look at pictures from this past summer and the summers before!
- Come to the 2018 reunion: Sunday, November 4th from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM @ The Funplex in Mt. Laurel, NJ!
- Keep up with our Upcoming Events page for events in your area!
- Watch videos on our Vimeo page!
- Wear your Pine Forest Camp shirts from this and past summers!
- And don’t forget to follow us: @pineforestcamp!
It doesn’t get much better than this for lower camp! Our older campers are officially all away on their trips. Juniors and Intermediates have the run of camp. It’s a lower camp takeover! The highlight of the day was the COLOR DAYS THROWBACK THROWDOWN. The girls and boys recreated Color Days themes from previous years and competed against each other in decorating the bunk, making a corresponding skit, and CLEAN-UP!
It’s SENIOR TRIPS time! Our 9-11th graders look forward to this day every summer and it’s finally here! Our 9th graders are on their way to New England and our 10th graders are headed to Montreal. Curious as to what they’ll be up to? We thought so! Below are some highlights.
9th Grade Trip to New England:
-Quincy Market and Fanieul Hall
-Old Orchard Beach and Palace Playground
-Tennis Hall of Fame
-Brick Market Place
10th Grade Trip to Montreal
-Jet boating on the Lachine Rapids
-La Ronde Amusement Park
-Lake Placid Olympic Sport Complex
11th Grade Trip to Boston
-Boston University Tour
-Northeastern University Tour
-Tufts University Tour and Information Session
-Dinner at Fire + Ice
Tomorrow, our 7s head to the Adirondacks and our 8s head to Vermont!