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Competition at Camp

At Camp Pinecliffe we strongly believe in the balance between competition and sportsmanship.

Throughout the summer our campers are provided with numerous opportunities to engage in competitive activities. Our Blue and Brown teams compete all summer; whether it be a soccer or lacrosse game, our Annual Sing, or a swim meet, our campers compete proudly for their team, while maintaining a high level of respect for their competitors. 

One of the highlights every summer is the all-camp sing competition between the Brown and Blue teams. During this event, each team writes original songs: One for Pinecliffe, One for their Team, and a fight song.One of the highlights every summer is the all-camp sing competition between the Brown and Blue teams. During this event, each team writes original songs: One for Pinecliffe, One for their Team, and a fight song.

In addition to our intra-camp Blue and Brown competition, campers may compete on inter-camp sports teams throughout the summer. We have teams (competing with other girls camps) in all of our major sports, including Tennis, Soccer, Lacrosse, Basketball and Swimming. We stress the importance of team play and commitment. All of our intra-camp teams are given time to practice and train throughout the summer. We teach our campers that it’s not only important to celebrate a win, but to shake the hand of your opponents, win or lose.

Embarking on this Pinecliffe journey six summers ago as a young, homesick new camper I had no idea what lay ahead of me. But since then I can proudly say that Pinecliffe has made me a strong and independent individual and has become a second home for me where I feel most comfortable.

Alexa, Camper

Our more competitive campers are given the opportunity to also participate in bigger competition events, such as tennis, lacrosse, soccer, basketball and softball tournaments. Throughout the summer, Pinecliffe provides plenty of inter-camp competitions, offering all campers the chance to compete. Our campers take pride in playing for the Camp Pinecliffe team, no matter what the sport.