Summer Camp

Sr. High Camp

June 29 – July 3  (ages 14-17)

This camp is specifically designed for high schoolers to kick off their summer with no worries about cell phones, grades, or schedules.  This will be a time for fun activities, late night talks, campfires and spiritual growth conversations.

Kids Camp

July 15-20, 2018 (ages 9-11)

Remember playing outside as a kid? Before iPhones and the internet? We remember. And we believe in the good old-fashioned awesomeness. Your kids will, too, after a great time of music, crafts, friends, team-building games and fun outdoor memories.

Rookie Camp

July 23-25, 2018 (ages 5-8)

Early elementary kids love this not-too-long taste of camp.  Adventures with friends include campfires, cabin times,  singing action songs, decorating cookies, making crafts, playing team games and growing in confidence!

Teen Camp

July 29-Aug 3  (ages 12-14)

We’re pretty sure our massive 200-foot slip-‘n’-slide will be a highlight  this summer. Not to mention the wide games, improv dance parties, octoball showdowns, low ropes course activities, or dirtboarding.

Please note:  Registration closes TWO WEEKS prior to our first camp so our team can prepare for the safety and fun of all camp participants.  

FAQ

Are all camps overnight?
At present, yes. If there is enough interest, we may try day-camps in the future.
How is registration confirmed?
You should receive an initial email confirmation of your ticket purchase from Picatic within 24 hours of registration.  You should also receive a second email with more details approximately a week before the camp session begins.
Can I cancel a completed registration?
We’re able to issue partial refunds if your child can’t attend a registered session- send requests to info@gopineridge.com. Please note that crediting the funds back can take up to a few business days.
Are sponsorships or subsidies available for those with financial need?
We don’t want anyone to miss out because of financial concerns. Email info@gopineridge.com to receive information on camper sponsorships.  After determining the need, we ask parents/guardians pay what they can afford, then we can arrange funding to cover the rest.
Does my child (or myself) need to have a professed faith to attend Pineridge?
Not at all. Pineridge welcomes campers from all backgrounds to enjoy the summer adventures!  See our About Us page for more details about how we approach faith-based issues.
How does Pineridge screen its staff?
All volunteers that would have contact with campers in non-group settings must: (1) be known to the camp leadership through an application/interview process, (2) have completed our ‘Plan to Protect’ requirements including a current criminal record check, (3) have participated in our camp leader training and agreed to a Code of Conduct.

Volunteers in roles not likely to involve one-on-one contact (eg: kitchen staff) have reduced requirements, though we strongly encourage ALL our camp volunteers to complete Plan to Protect training to be on the safe side.  While we acknowledge that no camp is perfect in recruiting and supervision, we do consider camper well-being to be an overwhelming priority.

What if a camper misbehaves?
We see most outbursts as healthy “teachable moments”, and do our best to address misbehaviour with gentleness and wisdom.  In extreme cases where a camper’s actions pose a significant risk of harm to themselves or others, they may be sent home early. (Though we’d still do our best to continue our follow-up past that point. We don’t write off kids.)
Can campers come and go?
Campers do NOT have in/out privileges, unless approved in advance. We ask all parents and guardians to plan accordingly.
What should campers not bring?
Our main rule is no electronic devices. Kids spend enough time plugged in during the year. Camp is simply better without them.

Our other requests are related to common sense and courtesy for others (eg: no lighters, knives, drugs, magazines, etc).  We recognize that every family has their own standards for judging what is and isn’t appropriate, but we ask that campers consider the feelings and views of others regarding things like clothing and reading materials.

If camp leaders sense that something is a concern, they will talk to the camper or contact the parents/guardian to address it with sensitivity and reasonableness.

What should campers bring?
A packing list will be included in your confirmation letter from the Summer Director, but here’s a general list to get you started:
(1) Weather-appropriate clothes, including swimwear and shoes.
(2) Two or more towels (one for outdoor use, one for showers).
(3) Personal toiletry items (shampoo, toothpaste, deodorant, etc).
(4) Comfort items like stuffed animals, journal, or flashlight.
(5) Bedding including a foamie/air-mattress, sleeping bag, pillow.

Please note that our bunks DO NOT have mattresses. They are hard plywood structures.  Campers must bring their own foamie/air-mattress and warm bedding including pillow.  If getting a mattress/bedding out to camp will be an issue please give us advance notice and we will do our best to accommodate.

Location

Conveniently located less than ten kilometres south of Grande Prairie, Pineridge Adventure Camp is located on 20 acres of pine forest nestled in the sand dunes.

In the event of an emergency, our legal address is 704068 RR62, County of Grande Prairie.

The coordinates for the main gate are:
Latitude – 55º05.702′. Longitude – 118º 48.899′.

Send all mail care of the Grande Prairie Church of Christ:  c/o 9602 92 Ave, Grande Prairie, AB T8V 0H4

Pine Ridge Adventure Camp

Directions from Grande Prairie:

1. Head south on HWY 40 towards Grande Cache. Take your first right after the correction line road (668).  You will see the banner for Tamarack RV Park on your left.

2. Take an immediate right onto the service road marked RR 62. Drive to the end (just past the gate for Wapiti Nordic Ski Trails).

3. We are the green gate next to the Pineridge sign. Can’t miss us.

4. Follow the driveway .5 km to the centre of camp and check-in at the office or with the Camp Director.