Children explore nature, find new talents, gain independence, and make lasting friendships and memories.
YMCA Camp Pinewood's Resident Camp programs give children a safe environment to overcome challenges like mastering the climbing wall or hitting their first bullseye. With the great outdoors as a background, staff design activities to teach life lessons like persistence in completing a difficult task, creativity when solving problems, and working together to achieve a common goal.
The cabin experience shows children how to live cooperatively by sharing chores and respecting each other’s differences. Around the campfire, campers are encouraged to tell stories and share their opinions, and be open-minded and supportive as they listen to others.
“I just think it is a positive experience that all kids should have at least once in their lifetimes!” - Camper Parent
Similarly, our Outdoor Education and Group Retreat programs participants of all ages an ideal environment to experience new activities, learn more about one another or simply surround themselve's with beauty during a weekend or a weekday.
"As a seven-time returning teacher, I am confident that when my students are at Camp Pinewood they are safe, actively engaged in their learning and developing skills that simply can't be taught in the classrom." - Ernie DeSantis, 5th Grade Teacher.
Campers will choose from a variety of activities according to their interests, including:
We have a variety of camp experiences for participants of all ages!