Camp All Year Round!

Pine Forest Camp is wherever campers are, all year round. We always love seeing photos of both current campers and old-timers having their own reunions!

PFC also hosts activities in every season, all over the map. If there’s another overnight camp that provides as many opportunities to meet, we haven’t heard of it!  That includes you, new campers! Come swim, ski, climb, and bowl with us. Check out these upcoming winter events and join us. Campers and counselors past and present: if you’re in the area, stop by and say hello! We may even have some fun PFC giveaways for you!

January
9th- Bowling on the Main Line at Devon Lanes, 1:00-3:00pm

10th– Climbing in New York City at Chelsea Piers, 1:30-3:30pm

24th– Gaga in New York City at The Gaga Center, 4:30-6:00pm

30th– Pool Party in Maryland at Germantown Indoor Swim Center, 7:15-9:00pm

February

21st– Carnival in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida at the Mandel JCC, 1:00-3:00pm

27th– Ski at Ski Big Bear, followed by hot chocolate at camp in Greeley, PA!
Spread the word! We’ve got open houses for prospective campers to meet our directors coming up in the below areas:

Potomac, MD; Montclair, NJ; Westchester, NY; Ridgefield, Connecticut; Main Line, PA; Center City, PA; Los Angeles, CA.

Call the office for more information, to RSVP, or to simply say hello: (267) 639-2488.

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PFC 2015 Reunion: AWESOME!

We had such a blast at the reunion yesterday! It was awesome being able to spend time with our PFC family again and we could not be more excited for what next summer has in store.  A big thank you to everyone who came out, from campers to counselors, to head counselors and beyond. With buses from Westchester, Livingston, and Maryland, we were so thrilled with the turnout. Next up: PFC 2016!

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2015 Camp Reunion: Tomorrow!

We are just HOURS away from the 2015 camp reunion! Final details and reminders:

Sunday, November 1st
10AM-NOON
The Funplex, Mt. Laurel, NJ

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!

Westchester Bus (Bloomingdale’s in White Plains, NY):
6:45AM Assembly
7:00AM Departure
2:30-3PM Pick-Up

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

Maryland Bus (Wootton High School and the Maryland House):
6:45AM Assembly at Wootton HS
7:00AM Departure from Wootton HS
8:30AM Departure from the Maryland House
1:30PM Pick-Up at the Maryland House
3:30PM Pick-Up at Wootton HS

We can’t wait to see you there!

Open House: Blue Bell, PA!

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PFC is coming to the Philly suburbs! Know anyone in the Blue Bell, PA area looking for an overnight camp? Send them our way! We are having an open house in Blue Bell on Tuesday, November 3rd (Election Day!) from 11-1pm. We’ll be discussing our favorite topic: the magic of PFC! Directors from Camp Timber Tops and Lake Owego Camp will also be there.

Live nearby? Come say hi! Bring your family and have a slice of pizza with us! All are welcome.

Call the camp office at (267) 639-2488 or email to RSVP.

Reunite!

There are friends at home, teammates at soccer 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 and you’re under the covers, or the campfires on an overnight with just your counselors. Perhaps it’s the candlelight ceremony when bunks cluster together and you can hear a few sniffles. Whatever it is, it’s special. And on Sunday, November 1st, we can all be together again. Bring your favorite memory of 2015, your plans for PFC 2016, and a hug for every camp friend. We can’t wait to see you there.

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New Family Weekend 2015: Check!

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Wow! What a weekend! Pine Forest Camp was filled with new families, new friends and fun for the overnight New Family Weekend. The sun shone on a glorious two days at camp. It started with bunk assignments, introductions at Netsy Playhouse, and then families went off for a tour of camp and activities were in full swing. Campers and their brothers and sisters climbed the climbing wall, canoed to Blueberry Island and even inaugurated the boys’ pool, with a splash.

Later in the day, Moms and Dads had a chance to meet the camp leaders at a question and answer session about getting ready for camp, while campers played games and practiced for the talent show campfire.

Barbara served a delicious barbeque chicken dinner with homemade apple cobbler and ice cream for dessert. We all saved room for s’mores at the campfire, and what a campfire it was!  Songs, jokes, skits, karate demonstrations, Rubik’s cube feats, and even yo-yo tricks by Chad.  At the end, both new campers and old, Moms, Dads, and even grandparents, linked arms and sang for the first time this year, the songs that we have been singing around that same campfire for 85 summers, “Taps” and “Friends.”

The next morning, everyone looked settled into camp life in their pajamas as we met for breakfast and goodbyes.  It won’t be long before those new campers are back for the real thing. Hopefully they will be more confident and secure than ever as they arrive at their summer home. The best is yet to come!

Thanks to all for a spectacular New Family Weekend! See you on opening day!!

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PFC’S 85TH!

It’s been a long time coming but Pine Forest Camp has reached a milestone year, 85 years of happy campers. Who says you can’t go home again?! You can. Come back to PFC. Come back on your own, with your family or with your bunkmates.

SCHEDULE:

Saturday
12-2pm Welcome lunch
2-5pm Activities open. Basketball, lake, arts and crafts, tennis, yoga, nature. (Who knows, there might even be a Color War breakout!)
6:00pm The Banquet
8:00pm All camp “Decades” Campfire
Late night games, wine and cheese (for Hi-Seniors only)

Sunday
All morning: Activities open
10am-12pm: Farewell brunch

Bunks may be reserved for family and friends for overnight accommodations or you can choose to stay at one of the inns or resorts in the area. http://www.discoverpikepa.com/

For more information or to reserve your cabin, contact us at .


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