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Let’s Get You To Camp – Day Camp Edition

by Jesse GarnerPosted May 19, 2021


Updates for Summer 2021

We are evaluating our procedures to protect the health of campers, staff, and parents and to stay in line with the latest CDC and governmental guidelines. We’ll summarize our updates here and expand on them in the post as we have them.

  • To help campers stay physically distant, campers will be part of a small group, called a cohort. A cohort consists of two “buddy cabins,” not to exceed 18 campers, with whom campers will do all their activities, including club, lunch, activities, and Bible studies. Cohorts do not mix with other cohorts.
  • Drop-off and pick-up times are extended to help spread out the amount of people at the church at one time
  • Camper will have daily temperature checks at drop-off

Day camp is just around the corner, and we’re here to help! Here’s everything you need to know to make sure your camper is totally ready for their week at Pine Cove City (and you are too!). Let’s do this!

What to Bring

We’ve made the list – now you can check it twice. Look over the packing list and pay attention to the items we’d rather you leave at home. Medication must be in original containers and turned into the nurse at drop-off. We made a handy guide with everything you need to know about medication.

Don’t forget to pack your lunch! We’ll provide campers with a snack in the afternoon but if your camper has any specific food allergies, we recommend packing them a snack for the afternoon as well. 

On Tuesday, grab your favorite holiday attire and join us for Happy Holidays. On Thursday, it’s City Olympics! No need to buy anything special, but come dressed in your best items to fit the theme – the crazier the better.


If you haven’t already, fill out your profile and health forms now. It won’t take long, and it will help us know how to best serve your camper! The deadline to fill these out is a week before you come, but better late than never. If they aren’t complete, you will be required to fill them out when you arrive, so skip the line and do them online.

Drop-Off & Pick-Up

To help families socially distance, we’ll be doing drop-off and pick-up outdoors as much as possible.

In the mornings, just drive on through and drop off your campers! We’ll check temps and then bring campers inside.

Monday morning you can walk up to check them in for the first time or stay in your car – your choice! You will be given your unique pick up code. Anyone picking up your camper must have the correct Pick Up Code, so make sure to share it with spouses, family members, or anyone else picking them up. More drop-off and pick up info here.

In the afternoons, park and bring your check-out code with you to pick up your camper! We do not offer an extended stay option for campers past 4:30 pm, so please make sure pick-up your campers by that time.

Camp Store

Want some Pine Cove swag? Get excited about our Pine Cove City pop-up shop! We’ll have a selection of great Pine Cove gear set up for you to check out.

Closing Celebration

For the safety of campers, parents, and our staff, we will not be able to gather together for our closing celebrations on Friday as we have in the past. Pick up will be the same 4:00 pm to 4:30 pm window of time.

Download the App & Follow Us

Did we mention we have an app? With Pine Cove’s CampLife app, you can experience each day of camp right along with your camper, thanks to tagged photos and more! Download CampLife now and you’ll be ready for a front row seat to every day at camp!

Looking for more?

For more camp fun on the way to and from camp – and maybe after you drop your campers off – check out our podcast! Also, follow Pine Cove City on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for additional photos and fun.

Jesse Garner

Director of Camper Engagement

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