Camp T-Shirt Day!

All over the USA (and the world…!) PFC campers, counselors and alumni are wearing BLUE & GOLD. That’s pretty cool!

We’re into it, but, feel free to wear your PFC gear everyday!

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Our Veteran: Uncle Marvin Black

On this Veteran’s Day we recognized with gratitude our own Pine Forest Camp Director, Marvin Black. Uncle Marvin, now 89, served in the US Navy in WWII and participated in the invasion of Okinawa in the South Pacific. He was a radioman on a landing craft that brought US Marines to the beaches during this crucial battle.

Many PFC counselors also served during WWII and in other conflicts. Uncle Marv remembers thinking of his parents and family back at Pine Forest Camp during the war. Although Uncle Marv said that he was homesick when he headed off to war, he took comfort in knowing that they were safe and sound back at camp in Greeley, Pa. He returned after the war to a hero’s welcome at camp and in his hometown of Upper Darby, Pa. Yesterday, Uncle Marvin and many other veterans were celebrated in a Veteran’s Day Parade. Uncle Marvin served our country with courage and valor and will forever be a bright, shining star in our proud Pine Forest Camp legacy. We salute you Uncle Marv!

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A Reunion To Remember!

Wow! What an awesome 2014 reunion. Thanks to everyone who came out. With buses from Westchester, Livingston and Maryland PFC was well-represented from all over. Camp friends are the best friends!!!

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Stay Active, Campers!

Hi Camp Parents!

I can’t wait to see everyone at the reunion on Sunday!! It always reminds me about the power of camp in a child’s life even when we’re far from summer and Greeley, Pa.

If you haven’t read it, I  wanted to share the article “ A Brain Tonic for Children” by Gretchen Reynolds, that appeared in the New York Times recently.  http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/10/08/how-exercise-can-boost-the-childs-brain/?_r=0

In September in “Pediatrics”,  researchers at the University of Illinois published findings that proved that organized physical activity in 8 and 9 year olds improved their mental skills.

Camp does many things. In addition to the fun of high energy activity, the friends that come with improving social skills, I believe that a well-organized and supervised camp experience like ours can develops a child’s good judgment, problem s-solving  skills and mental acuity.

The positive impact of camp can last for an instant, a season and for a lifetime.

– Mickey

PFC FALL HAPPENINGS, OPEN HOUSES AND MORE!

For more information contact us at the camp office! 267-639-2488

Mark your calendars!

NOVEMBER

Camp Reunion/Get Together

Sunday, November 9, 2014 11:00AM-1:00PM

Jaxson’s Ice Cream Parlor & Restaurant
128 S. Federal Hwy
Dania Beach, FL 33004

Open House – Armonk, NY

Sunday, November 16, 2014 5:00PM-7:00PM
Armonk, NY
Call the office for more information!

Open House – Short Hills, NJ
Sunday, November 23, 2014 3:00PM-5:00PM
2 Fairfeld Terrace Dr.
Short Hills, NJ 07078

 

DECEMBER

Open House
Sunday, December 7, 2014 5:00PM-7:00PM
North Potomac, MD
Call the office for more information!

JANUARY

Bowling in Philadelphia – New and Prospective Camper Party!
Saturday, January 10, 2015 1:00PM-3:00PM
The Playdrome in Devon
300 West Lancaster Ave.
Devon, PA 19333

Chelsea Piers Fun –  New and Prospective Camper Party!
Sunday, January 11, 2015 1:30PM-3:30PM
The Field House at Chelsea Piers: Pier 62
New York, NY

FEBRUARY

Ski Day
Saturday, February 7th, 2015
Greeley, PA
New, Prospective, and Alumni Families!
Call the office for more info!

 

JUNE

New Camper Weekend at Camp!
Saturday, June 6 – Sunday, June 7, Greeley, PA
Call the office for more information!

Guess The Themes!!!

Color Days is fast approaching and it could happen at any minute! Look up…Wait, no, not yet. But soon…Really soon!

What will this year’s themes be?

Land vs. Sea

Socks vs. Underwear

Mickey vs. Lee

Chicken vs. Chicken

Top Shelf vs. Cubbies

Snack vs. Canteen

Yogurt vs. Cereal

Jay-Z vs. Beyonce

Blue vs. Gold vs. Green…Wait, what?

Short Sleeves vs. Long Sleeves

PFC vs. The World

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