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Bunk Life & Age Groups

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 with others. An important, and unique aspect of community living at Pinecliffe is that we rearrange the camper bunks in each age group every 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 Pinecliffe is my favorite place in the world and my second home.

Caroline, Camper

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Our Junior and Evergreen campers live in bunks of 8 – 12 campers, with at least 2 counselors.

Younger Girls

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.

  • Super Cliffes: Rising 3rd graders
  • Cliffes: Rising 4th graders
  • Porcs: Rising 5th graders
  • Pines: Rising 6th graders
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Our oldest three age groups (Crystal, Jungle, and Lodge) live in large bunks that house the entire age group.

Older Girls

By their last summer, our girls view their age group not just as their best friends, but also as their sisters.

  • Evergreens: Rising 7th graders
  • Crystals Rising: 8th graders
  • Jungle Rising: 9th graders
  • Lodge Rising: 10th graders