We are so happy to officially announce the construction of our new cabins for 2017! Over the past 28 years we’ve seen enormous growth in the demand for Catholic camp ministry. Last year, over 2,100 campers join us for Summer 2016: Radical Love. However, we had a large number of campers on the waitlist too, and we knew that we needed to expand our facilities in order to share The Pines experience with as many families as possible. The question is: How do we expand while retaining the close-knit community that helps campers feel at home at The Pines? While we continue to prayerfully discern the growth of camp, we believe that a successful ministry stresses the small communities that are formed in the cabin. Maintaining the cabin family communities remains a priority to our expansion.
At the heart of The Pines Catholic Camp is creating the best experience possible for each and every camper. When I speak to our staff before each summer season begins, I want to make sure that they understand that each and every camper is special and should be treated as if they are the only camper. Even with growth our camp culture will never change. With our amazing staff, campers will continue to grow in their faith, engage in fun activities, and build new friendships.
We can’t wait to share all the excitement of our 2017 expansion in the weeks and months to come! In the meantime, we invite you to see the construction progress by attending the Pines Picnic on Sunday, April 2!
As always, thank you for your continued support, and thank you for being part of the Pines family!
Ann "Mom" Letteer