Summer Camp

Church of Christ Community Camp

TBD, 2024 

This camp is designed to be a time to relax, enjoy the Pineridge. We are having a BBQ on Saturday as well as a talent show. Our Sunday church service will also be out at the camp at 10am followed by a potluck and then our Annual Meeting.

 

Kids Day Camp $125

July 22-26, 2024
(Entering Grade 4-6)

A day camp focused around having fun and building relationships. There will be a ton of activities and games as well as our famous Slip n Slide! Kids will be dropped off at our Highland Park site (9602 92 Ave) and bussed to and from the camp each day. They will also need to have a lunch packed but we will provide snacks. Make sure they have swimwear and a towel as well. 

Rookie Camp $75

July 10-12th, 2024

(Kindergarten-Grade 3)

A day camp for the littlest kiddos. This will also be a daytime only camp. Kids will be bussed to camp each day from our Highland Park site (9602 92 Ave). They will need to bring a lunch with them as well as swimwear and a towel. Snacks will be provided. 

Teen Overnight Camp $250

July 15-19th, 2024 (Grades 7-12)

An overnight camp with all the great things you want to experience at camp. Time to be with friends, make new ones and have a ton of fun. From times around the fire, to seeing who is fastest down the Slip N Slide there is a lot of time to make some great memories. Campers will be dropped off at our Highland Park site (9602 92 Ave) and bussed to and from the camp.

Please note: We plan for low leader-to-camper ratios with thoroughly screened volunteers to help ensure the safety and fun of ALL camp participants, including our leaders.  

FAQ

Are all camps overnight?

This year we are only having day camps, with the exception of our Teen Camp which will be an overnight camp.

How is registration confirmed?

You should receive an initial email confirmation of your ticket purchase  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.