Summer Day Camp

Summer Day Camps



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KinderKamp (Entering Kindergarten)

A program developed for younger campers who are just entering Kindergarten in the fall.


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Day Camp (Entering 1st - 4th Grade)

Our day camps offer a wide range of fun camp activities and experiences that help campers discover a relationship with God.


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Adventure Camp (Entering 5th - 8th Grade)

Our adventure camps give kids a unique and rewarding adventure experience designed to help them grow deeper in their relationship with the Lord.


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Summer Day Camp Info

  • 2017 Day Camp Dates

    Week 1 Grades 1 - 4: June 19-23 = Open
    Week 2 Grades K - 4: June 26-30 = Open
    Week 3 Grades K - 4: July 10-14 = Open
    Week 4 Grades 5 - 6: July 17-21 = Open
    Week 5 Grades 5 - 6: July 24-28 = Open
    Week 6 Grades 7 - 8: July 31 - August 4 = Open
    Week 7 Grades 8 - 9: August 8-10 = Open

  • Day Camp Hours


    KinderKamp
    Monday - Friday 8:30am - 12:15pm
    30-minute closing ceremonies begin at 1:30pm on Friday


    Day Camp
    Monday - Thurdsay 8:30am - 4:00pm
    Friday 8:30am - 1:30pm
    30-minute closing ceremonies begin at 1:30pm on Friday


    Adventure Camp and High Adventure Camp
    Monday - Friday 8:30am - 4:00pm
    Closing ceremonies begin at 3:30pm on Friday Optional Thursday overnight for 3rd - 6th grade camps. Wednesday & Thursday overnights for 7th & 8th grade High Adventure Camp.

  • Day Camp Cost


    KinderKamp ½ day of camp Cost: $75.00

     

    Day Camp Cost: $135.00 - 1st and 2nd grade; $145.00 – 3rd and 4th grade. Thursday overnight in Carriage House Lodge with three meals is included for 3rd and 4th grade

     

    Adventure Camp Cost: $155.00 - 5th and 6th grade; includes one Thursday overnight at campsite and 3 meals

     

    High Adventure Camp Cost: $180.00 - 7th and 8th grade; includes 2 overnights at campsite and 6 meals

  • At Five Pines Ministries we offer experiential programming through many different activities.

     

    Life-Application Bible Lessons:
    Campers take an active role as the truths of God´s Word are brought to life through powerful drama, memory verses with sign language, and engaging Bible lessons.

     

    Creative Crafts:
    Our specialty! Age-appropriate crafts; designed to reinforce the Biblical theme of camp.

     

    Nature Hikes:
    Kids explore the outdoors with hands-on learning experienced each day during nature. God's marvelous creation is the classroom.

     

    Swimming:
    Recreational and instructional swimming offered daily. Activities include water polo, water volleyball and basketball. American Red Cross certified lifeguards are on duty at all times.

     

    High Adventure Camp Summit:

    Summit is a high-energy worship experience for our 7th and 8th grade campers. With the teen-friendly feel of a youth group, the multi-media Bible lesson is thought-provoking and the band-led worship music draws kids attention toward God. Each camper works through a workbook, processing the lesson in small group discussion after each session.

     

    High Ropes Course and Tall Trees:

    Exciting staff-intensive activities challenging Adventure Campers to strive to greater heights through "your choice your challenge".

     

    Archery Instruction:

    Campers use recurve or compound bows on our archery range under the trained supervision of our experienced instructors.

     

    Canoe Expedition:

    Our Adventure campers have instruction at camp and then an hour-long trip down on the Dowagiac River or Round Lake that tests their skills.

     

     

     

     

  • At Five Pines Ministries safety is one of our highest priorities.

     

    Great Counselor and Staff Camper Ratio:

    KinderKamp: 4-to-1 ratio, 15-30 campers per week
    Day Camp: 6-to-1 ratio, 120 camper limit
    Adventure Camp: 8-to-1 ratio, 90 campers per week for Adventure Camp; 75 per week for High Adventure

     

    Great Staff Relationships:

    Staff - Full-time staff or adult volunteers who are dedicated to the camping ministry as means of sharing Jesus Christ.
    Counselors - High school or college-age young people who have a personal relationship with Christ and demonstrate patience, love, and caring skills required to work with children. Counselors are selected onb the basis of three character references, in-depth application, a personal interview and mandatory intensive three-day orientation.

     

    Trained Staff:

    Our staff consists of Red Cross lifeguards and instructors, certified archery instructors, certified high adventure facilitators, and Red Cross health officers.

     

    State Licensed Facility:

    For over 25 years Five Pines has operated a quality day camp program that meets all state guidelines and regulations. Five Pines undergoes an annual state compliance inspection, fire safety inspections, and environmental health inspections. Our staff submits to a criminal background check and clearance from the Child Abuse/Neglect Central Registry. We maintain thorough safety, camp, and checkout producers.

  • What to Bring to Camp?


    Swimsuit (modest, one-piece suit)

    Towel - Sunscreen - Hat - Bug Repellent

    Lunch in a lunchbox or bag with name of your child on it.

    Remind campers to bring these items home daily. Lunchboxes will be in containers on the table where you pick up your camper. All unclaimed items will go to Goodwill after Labor Day.

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Our Address:

6597 Smith Rd
Berrien Center, MI 49102

Contact Us

fivepines@fivepines.org

269-471-1396 Office

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