A World Where Goodness Reigns

These are troubling times for parents and scary times for children. In the big picture of world events, summer camp is easy to trivialize. After all, it’s only about s’mores, Color War, and campfires, right? We believe camp is so much more, and your child undoubtedly feels it too.

Camp has a hidden power that can shine a light through the darkest of times. Across America, there are all kinds of camps that serve children from all different social and economic backgrounds. And for those children lucky enough to go to any well-run camp, the community of camp is a lasting source of strength and comfort. Where else can you be a part of a community that is supportive of every individual, where friendship and caring about others overrides everything else? Campers know, first hand, that a group of people, not just your family, can come together to create a world of goodness and love. If you are a part of one of these communities, you grow to believe in them and know their power. Camp gives children hope and optimism when they need it the most.

There’s an old traditional American  song that has been sung around the campfire at camps from Maine to California, for generations. “This little light of mine, I’m gonna let it shine…” For children who are part of a camp community, they know that their inner light is valued at camp and shines bright all year round. They also recognize the greater good in the world and see goodness in others in a unique and profound way.

The gift of camp brings children happiness and hope in every month of the year.

New Camper Events!

Come one, come all! Our upcoming new camper parties are a perfect way to get to know us, so bring friends and family! It’s a great opportunity for new and prospective camp families to meet the directors, meet some of our fabulous counselors and maybe even connect with future bunk mates!

PHILADELPHIA
Saturday, January 21st, 1:00pm-3:00pm
Philadelphia New Camper Bowling Event!
Devon Lanes
300 Lancaster Avenue
Devon, PA 19333

NEW YORK CITY
Sunday, January 22nd, 1:30pm-3:30pm
New York New Camper Event!
Chelsea Piers, Between Piers 61 & 62
23rd Street and the Hudson River
New York, New York 10011

Call us at the camp office for more information or to RSVP: (267) 639-2488.

2016 Reunion: That’s a Wrap!

What a day! Thank you to all of our amazing parents, campers, counselors and key staff for making the 2016 reunion our best yet. With buses from Westchester, Livingston and Maryland, we were so thrilled with the turnout. It felt so good to finally be back together again. The countdown to PFC 2017 is ON!

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2016 Reunion: THIS SUNDAY!

There are friends in the neighborhood, teammates on local leagues, and cousins who you see over the holidays, but there’s nothing like the bonds of camp friends, and especially bunkmates. Maybe it’s the conversations you have when the lights are out or the stories you tell around the campfire on an overnight. Remember the candlelight ceremony when bunks cluster together and don’t want to leave? Bunkmates are truly special. And on Sunday, November 6th, we can all be together again. Bring your favorite memory of 2016, your plans for PFC 2017, and a hug or high five for every camp friend. We can’t wait to see you there.

Sunday, November 6th
10AM-12PM
The Funplex, Mt. Laurel, NJ

Westchester Bus (Bloomingdale’s in White Plains, NY):
7:15AM Assembly
7:30AM Departure
2:15-3:15PM Pick-Up

Livingston Bus (Livingston Mall, across from Macy’s):
7:30AM Assembly
7:45AM Departure
2:00-2:30PM Pick-Up

Maryland Bus:
7:00AM Departure from Wootton High School in Rockville, MD
8:30AM Stop at the Maryland House to pick up our Baltimore campers
1:30PM Pick-Up at the Maryland House
3:30PM Pick-Up at Wootton High School

Please note that, if you are traveling from PA, the Ben Franklin Bridge will be closed that Sunday. It also happens to be Daylight Savings — don’t forget to turn your clocks back!

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PFC in the Fall!

Pine Forest Camp isn’t just a beautiful, magical place in the summer. It’s picturesque in every season and good for the soul all year round! Check out these photos from Lee and Mickey’s recent trip to Greeley.

You can find more photos on our Facebook page (and don’t forget to “like” us while you’re there!).

 

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Save the Date!

It’s officially fall and we have a lot to look forward to! Check out our upcoming events, save the dates and spread the word!

2016 Camper Reunion
Sunday, November 6th, 2016
10:00AM-12:00PM
The Funplex
Mount Laurel, NJ

Camp Reunion/Get-Together
Sunday, November 13th, 2016 11:00AM-1:00PM
Jaxson’s Ice Cream Parlor & Restaurant
128 S. Federal Hwy
Dania Beach, FL

Open House
Sunday, December 11th, 2016 5:00PM-7:00PM
North Potomac, MD
Call the office for more information!

Philadelphia Bowling Event!
Saturday, January 21st, 2017
Devon Lanes
Devon, PA
New and Prospective Camper Party!

Chelsea Piers Fun!
Sunday, January 22nd, 2017 1:30PM-3:30PM
The Field House at Chelsea Piers: Pier 62
New York, NY
New and Prospective Camper Party!

New Camper Weekend at Camp!
Saturday, June 3rd – Sunday, June 4th, 2017
Greeley, PA

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Gaga in NYC: POSTPONED!

Thank you for your excitement surrounding our camp GAGA event!

We’re disappointed to postpone due to impending weather conditions but look forward to making it happen on Sunday, February 21st, 4:30-6:00PM. We hope you can join us! Please RSVP to lee@pineforestcamp.com.

In the meantime, here are our TOP TEN REASONS why CAMP RULES!

10. You’ll make the best friends of your life!
9. You’ll learn new skills!
8. You’ll experience adventure!
7. You’ll meet amazing counselors!
6. You’ll eat the most delicious s’mores!
5. You’ll laugh harder than you knew you could!
4. You’ll find a second home in Greeley, PA!
3. You’ll become more independent!
2. You’ll learn how make a great campfire!
1. You’ll never have ANYTHING snowed out. Ever!

Stay warm! Stay safe! Be cool! Have fun!

New Camper Events: Check!

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What an eventful weekend! We now have two successful new camper events under our belt and we couldn’t be more excited for summer 2016. Our new campers got to meet some of their future bunkmates and counselors as they bowled, tumbled, climbed, and ate lots of pizza! Their parents had the opportunity to connect with other new parents, too.

We are so lucky to have so many nice new families and can’t wait to see them in Greeley at NEW CAMPER WEEKEND on June 4-5th! We also hope to see many new faces at our FAMILY SKI DAY on February 27th. Oh, and did we mention that there are only 165 days until the buses make their way down Pine Forest Road?! That’s less than 6 months!

For more information on our upcoming events, check out our website, email , or call the winter office at (267) 639-2488. We’re here to answer any and all questions!


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