Our Landsports Department encompasses both team and individual sports.
Team Sports are a staple at Pinecliffe. We play soccer, lacrosse, softball, basketball, volleyball, field hockey, and Ultimate Frisbee. Girls come to our overnight camp with a variety of skill levels, and coaches promote confidence and the fun of competition regardless of level. We believe that team sports contribute to a sense of belonging while teaching that competition and sportsmanship are equally important.
Campers play on vast fields, flanked by willows, stretching from the main bunk to the waterfront. Our fields are picturesque, inviting, well maintained, and the focus of a great variety of activities.
All campers receive at least one period of instructional team sports every day, and our younger campers also have a second instructional period during the day where they are able to select another sport of their choosing. Our senior campers are provided with a daily choice program that allows them to spend an afternoon period focusing on a specific sport of their choice.
In addition to traditional team sports, Camp Pinecliffe also offers instruction in Track and Field activities, culminating in our annual Brown and Blue track meet at the end of the summer.
Individual Sports, including gymnastics, archery, karate, and yoga, are also staples of Pinecliffe’s Landsports Department. Our separate archery field was created to safely teach campers the basic skills of archery while providing sufficient space for even the most advanced archers. Our new studio facility provides an excellent environment for campers to participate in both karate and yoga instruction.
100 Mile is our individual fitness program that helps campers focus on personal growth and develop healthy life long habits. We have mapped out a 1.0 mile loop through the girls camp for campers to walk, jog, or run.
We track campers’ progress in one-mile increments and recognize and reward them for progress in twenty-five-mile increments. Our most prolific runners strive for and frequently exceed the 100-mile target during their final summer at camp.