by Jesse Garner
Major updates are summarized below.
We can hear the Christmas carols in the distance and staff are starting to string up lights and put up decorations – Winterfest is almost here! Here’s everything you need to know to make sure your camper is totally ready for Winterfest weekend at Pine Cove (and you are too!). Questions about our health policies? We’ve got you covered here.
Drop off campers at their camp on Friday at 3:00 pm in Central Texas and East Texas and at 5:00 pm at the Springs. We will serve dinner to all campers on Friday night! Need directions? Find them here. Our staff can’t wait to welcome everyone and help them get moved into their cabins.
Pick up starts at 11:30 am on Sunday. If you have campers at more than one camp, just pick them up in the order you choose.
We need you to review your summer health forms or provide medical information for each brand new camper to make sure we can take the best care of them. Log in to your account to see these forms. These forms are due the Sunday before Winterfest.
Since it’s a short stay, this is a short list! You can probably fit everything into a large backpack. Since this is the South, make sure to check the weather before you pack. Some years we do Winterfest in shorts; other years we’re wearing puffy jackets and gloves!
Want a printable version? See the packing list here.
Medication can bring up a lot of questions and we strongly encourage you to read our meds guide for all the details and answers to your questions.
Here are some of the highlights:
Medication is given out at bedtime Friday night through Saturday bedtime. Please give your campers any dinner meds they need at drop off. If your camper takes medication daily at breakfast you can give them that medication when you pick them up. If you need a med to be given with food or at a specific time during dinner, contact email@example.com and they’ll set that up with you.
Any other questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org and they’ll get you answers.
Want to create your own camper pack for Winterfest? Order a bunk box! Starting December 1, use the code “winter22” for free shipping on your order in our online store straight to your camper’s bunk! Sweatshirts, t-shirts, water bottles, Bibles, and more are available for order. When you order, put their name and their camp in the special notes and we’ll take care of the rest.
You can add money to a camper account by logging in and adding as much or as little as you want. Our recommendation is $75, but totally up to you! We are not accepting cash in our stores at this time, so put money in your camper’s account or bring a card. The store will be open for everyone on Friday at drop-off, Saturday for campers and for everyone Sunday during pick-up.
Do you want to come with a friend? If the genders and grades fit, we can help make sure up to four friends are in the same cabin together. For more info on how to do this, see our guide to friend requests. It’s written for summer, but all the information is the same for Winterfest.
Friend requests must be completed (generated and accepted) by midnight on the Monday before Winterfest starts.
We’re so excited about the Winterfest experience, but don’t forget we also have even longer experiences in the summer, for both one and two weeks. Want to sign up? Log in and add a new session for summer, or call us at 877-474-6326.
Posted Nov 29, 2022