Why Pine Lake Camps
Since 1957 thousands of children, youth and adults have had the time of their lives at Pine Lake. In those years over 1500 people have made a significant spiritual decision at camp, making this a meeting place with God.
Pine Lake Camps is worthwhile because of the tremendous spiritual and personal value. It It will be one of the best weeks of the summer for your kids, creating lifelong memories.
Meeting Place with God
First and foremost, Pine Lake is a God-centered camp. Sharing the love of God is our focus, our purpose and our entire reason for being here.
Our primary way of sharing the love of God is through relationships. The chapel speakers are powerful, but it's the solid friendships built at camp that allow people to open up and hear God speaking to them. It's these relationships that campers remember most about their Pine Lake experience.
Time at Pine Lake Camps has incredible spiritual impact because it's concentrated. It's a 24-7 focus on making a spiritual difference. The first day at Pine Lake offers more time than a month of Sunday School. It's this concentrated time that results in people making a decision to believe in Jesus.
If you simply want to have fun, there are better places to go (though not many!). But few other places offer the same opportunity for spiritual, emotional and physical growth. We challenge campers in safe and age appropriate ways, and that means a week of progress, not couch-warming. Trained college-aged counselors who love Jesus will watch over your kids, making sure fun is had, things are safe and they get the full Pine Lake experience.
Taking Care of People
Pine Lake is about taking care of people. We listen and respond to parent needs. We have a fulltime volunteer nurse on staff at each camp to deal with emergencies, minor scrapes and routine medications. We emphasize staff training and encourage our team to take concerns to supervisors until the issue is addressed, which means we respond as quickly as possible. Finally, our Executive Director, Jonathan Wicklund, is very accessible. If you have a problem, issue or question, give him a call.
A Chance to Unplug
Camp is a chance to unplug from the grind, to not have cell phones ringing, texts beeping or e-mail interrupting. It's easier to respond to the spiritual when we're away from all the distractions. But that doesn't mean Pine Lake is out of touch. We still keep parents in the loop with website updates and use the latest in technology to keep kids interested.
Why Pine Lake
Remember walking through the woods and playing outside with your friends? Pine Lake creates those experiences, letting children, youth and families interact with God’s creation in one of the best outdoor settings in the state.