Loaded with fun activities and set in the beauty of God’s wilderness, dads and their kids experience a relaxed retreat that includes quality time for memory making and faith-building for dads (or grandpas) and their kids.
Family Camp weekend is Pine Lake’s annual homecoming event. Some folks come to spend time with their nuclear family, some to connect with the family of God. Either way, this weekend is all about relationships! Whether this is your first time to camp or you’ve been to Pine Lake a thousand times, Family Camp is a great weekend to rest in God’s creation, be nourished in your faith, and have fun with others! Activities about for the adventurers, while those more keen on lounging and chatting have a wide array of scenic seating to choose from! Buckle up for a wonderful weekend as we draw nearer to God, nature & one another.
SAMPLE FAMILY CAMP SCHEDULE:
Expect two worship sessions with speakers, programmed games, fun activities, great food, and relaxation
Each summer, campers enjoy adventure, independence, strong mentors, a Christ-centered community, and all the fun you can possibly pack into a week. This summer will be no different! Kids need the freedom of camp more than ever. From the moment they wake up (just 2 feet away from the great outdoors) to evening campfire, every day is tailored to what kids need, how they learn, and how they have fun! Vetted, trained staff shepherd campers through a myriad of activities that engage, nurture, and grow campers, whether the campers realize it or not!
Step away from your obligations for a few days! Young Adult Retreat is a time for all young adults (graduating high school seniors to 30 year olds) to find renewal of spirit and fellowship with other young adults in the presence of God’s creation.
Expect good food, a relaxed schedule with lots of free time, and other young adults looking to hang out and have fun. Lawn games, hiking trails, boats, and board games, are always on hand, but if you feel like sitting in a rocking chair and enjoying the beautiful setting, we’ve got that too.
Get a taste of why campers and parents love Pine Lake. At Open House, families explore camp, meet the staff, and enjoy classic camp fun! This is a great way to preview the culture of Pine Lake and learn more about what makes camp the best week of the summer. The Pine Lake community is always growing; we can’t wait to meet you!
Meet the Staff!
See the summer camp cabins.
Get to know summer counselors.
Boat with a friend, a staff, or on your own.
Peek in the Pavilion, the cafeteria.
Talk one-on-one with the directors.
Play field games led by staff.
Scope out the Shelter, or chapel.
Visit with veteran volunteers.
Roast a hotdog over the campfire.
Walk the trails.
Hear firsthand stories from former campers.
Learn to play gaga ball.
Enjoy the beautiful lakefront.
Connect with camper parents.
Hangout at the playground.
ALREADY PART OF THE PINE LAKE COMMUNITY?
Join in the fun! Community is what makes camp so special, and we are glad you are part of our family. Truly, we love when campers say, “We couldn’t wait til the summer! We had to come to Open House!” Open House is meant to be a fun, free day for everyone, including new families, old friends, volunteers, and staff! Also, every camper registered at Open House receives a free t-shirt! Don’t miss out on this!
REGISTER AT OPEN HOUSE FOR A FREE T-SHIRT
That’s right, every camper registered at Open House can choose a t-shirt from our current stock OR get the 2021 t-shirt at their week of camp! **Deposit and completed registration form are required to qualify.
OPEN HOUSE FAQ’s
Friends in a canoe at Open House (2019)
Where do I RSVP for Open House?
This event is spacious and well-staffed, so no need to RSVP! Just come! (If you want though, you can RSVP, and share the event on Facebook!)
How much time will this take?
As little as 15 minutes to as long as 3 hours, depending on what you want to do! A full tour is about 30 minutes, not including boating or roasting a snack over the fire.
Use the address below, and once you hit Pine Lake Road, follow the signs!
Can I register for summer camp while I’m there?
Yes, but only if you want a free t-shirt!
I’m booked this Saturday. Can I tour another time?
Definitely! Call or email the office to schedule a tour with us! Our staff are knowledgeable about what to expect this summer, and we love sharing camp with others! (It’s why we work here.)
The 55+ Retreat is a chance for folks age 55 and up to take a break from routine and find renewal in God’s beauty and peace through His creation. Retreat attendees are invited to fellowship, share stories, and participate in engaging sessions. Don’t miss out on friends, fun, and fresh air.
Photo Credit: Jakob Seiforth (Jackson Service Adventure Unit participant)
Roger & Cynthia Neufeld Smith
After pastoring the Mennonite Church in Topeka, Kansas for 30 years, Roger and Cynthia Neufeld Smith headed south to lead the Service Adventure unit in Jackson, MS for 2 years, where they met the great people of Open Door Mennonite Church and Pine Lake Camp! Since then Roger has been serving as interim pastor at a Mennonite church in Nebraska, and Cynthia is playing organ for a Presbyterian church in Topeka. They look forward to renewing former friendships and meeting new friends at the 55+ Retreat.
$30 per person plus lodging option:
Lake View Lodge or Tall Pines – $110
Your own RV – $40
2 nights lodging at Lake View Lodge, Bender House, or Tall Pines Fellowship Center