At Camp Pinecliffe we strongly believe in the importance of “community living.”
From our youngest to our oldest campers, our girls live in bunks with other girls their age, enabling them to learn how to live amongst others. An important, and unique, aspect of community living at our girls camp is that the bunk assignments are re-arranged each summer. This approach ensures that no camper will have exactly the same girls in her bunk every summer, and will be given an opportunity to get to know all of the campers in her age group.
Camp is all I think about! The minute I get home I start my countdown! I stare at it hoping it will just go down! Camp is the one place I can be myself! I have met 27 best friends and even more outside my age group! But I don’t consider them best friends. They are more than that, they are my sisters!
Our Juniors and Evergreen campers live in bunks of 8-12 campers, with at least 2 counselors. Our oldest three age groups (Crystal, Jungle, and Lodge) live in large bunks that house the entire age group. Our belief is that the campers begin to learn about community living in smaller numbers so that when they reach our older age groups they have developed the skills to live happily and successfully among all of the girls in their age group. By their last summer, our girls view their age group not just as their best friends, but also as their sisters.
Pinecliffe Age Groups
|Cliffes||Rising 3rd and 4th graders||7-9 years old|
|Porcs||Rising 5th graders||9-10 years old|
|Pines||Rising 6th graders||11 years old|
|Evergreens||Rising 7th graders||12 years old|
|Crystals||Rising 8th graders||13 years old|
|Jungle||Rising 9th graders||14 years old|
|Lodge||Rising 10th graders||15 years old|