Explorer Program

Not ready for summer camp yet?
Try Pine Forest’s Explorer Program!

Join us at camp for the day! If your child is entering 1st, 2nd, 3rd, or 4th grade and is not yet ready for camp, we’d like to invite your prospective camper to share in an action-packed day at Pine Forest Camp! Your children will have the chance to participate in exciting camp activities with other prospective campers while camp is in session, the whole time being supervised by our excellent staff. While children are enjoying Explorer Camp, parents are invited to tour camp, meet with the directors, then encouraged to go out to lunch and explore the area while future campers enjoy camp for the day!

For more information or to register for an Explorer day at camp, email or call the office at 267-639-2488!

2021 Dates:

Saturday, July 3rd
Saturday, July 10th
Sunday, July 18th
Saturday, July 24th
Sunday, August 1st
Saturday, August 7th

Cost: $65

credited toward Summer 2022

Packing List for an Explorer Day

  • Bathing suit
  • Beach towel
  • Sunscreen
  • A smile

Sample Explorer Mini-Camp Schedule

  • 10:00am
    Welcome day campers and parents! Parents will receive a group tour of camp. Campers begin their day with get-to-know you games with new friends and counselors.
  • 10:45am
    Off to the adventure course to try the Giant Swing or the Woodland Zip Line
  • 11:30pm
    Head to the Arts & Crafts Village and STEM Yurt for projects to bring home as souvenirs!
  • 12:30pm
    Take a quick peek into our awesome gymnastics pavilion to jump across the tumble track!
  • 12:30pm
    Lunch! Grilled cheese, hamburgers and hot dogs, or pizza; As always, paired with delicious salad choices and fruit. We’ll accommodate any and all dietary requests and/or restrictions. We eat well at PFC!
  • 1:00pm
    Get a sense of “bunk life” inside a real camp cabin with your new Explorer friends.
  • 1:30pm
    Let the games begin! Play organized games and athletics with Chad, our Athletic Director!
  • 2:15pm
    Get ready for a nature hike to the lake for boating, sailing and jumping off the inflatables. Snacks will follow…Maybe even a s’mores campfire!
  • 4:00pm
    Campers say “goodbye for now” to their new friends and receive a special PFC gift! Parents return to camp to pick up their campers. We hope to see you all at camp next summer for ‘the real thing’!