As we walk through the impact of COVID-19 together, Pine Cove will remain true to our core values of Christ-centered, others-focused and seriously fun. We recognize that every family is being impacted differently by this pandemic, and each family has different needs. We look forward to working with you individually and know the decision will be yours regarding your financial investment with Pine Cove. This place has existed for over 50 years and this has always been a beautiful partnership with you and we want to keep that!
Great partnerships require transparency. For the past 8 months we have been making capital improvements to your camp, acquiring new fun activities and recruiting those incredible college staff from all over the country. These investments in your campers experience have been made possible by your payments throughout the year. As such, if the local authorities do not allow us to have camp this summer for your child, this will put us in a very difficult financial position.
We hope that if possible, you would be able to move your child’s week of camp to a later week this summer 2020. However, in light of these unprecedented times, if you are unable to attend camp this summer, we would humbly ask for you to prayerfully consider the following options:
If local authorities cancel your week of camp, you will receive a phone call from your camp team within 3 days of the decision to review your options and decision.
WE ARE IN THIS WITH YOU!
President and CEO
Our standard cancellation policy will not apply in summer 2020 due to COVID-19 interruptions. See the top of this page for our options for families who cannot come. At this time, we do not have a cancellation deadline. Knowing that every family is being impacted differently by this pandemic, we desire to serve your family well. If you need to talk about other options, please contact us.
Youth camp registrations require a $200 non-refundable deposit for one week sessions and a $400 non-refundable deposit for two-week sessions. Family camp requires a $400 non-refundable deposit at time of registration. Camp in the City requires a $100 non-refundable deposit at time of registration.
Any cancellation before the end of day May 1 will be refunded everything but the non-refundable deposit. For cancellations after May 1, Pine Cove will consider refunds on a case by case basis depending on the likelihood of an empty camp spot, the circumstances of the camper, and availability.
You can pre-register for the same session next year at any point online after camp begins or at closing ceremony. By pre-registering, current campers save their spot in that session before registration is opened to the public.
If you want to come to a different session next year, we recommend that you go ahead and pre-register for your current session and switch later. To pre-register, you must pay the non-refundable deposit. Pre-registration must be completed before August 14, 2019.
If there is no space available for the camp session you request, you may be placed on a waiting list for that session with no deposit required. We register hundreds of campers off the waiting lists each year, so don’t lose heart. The waiting list is limited to two camp sessions. When a space is available, we will call you, leave a message, and send you an e-mail. You will be given a set period of time to contact the registration department or go online to register. If we do not receive a response, your camper will be deleted from our waiting list.
Campers may not substitute another camper for their spot on the waiting list.
During the summer (June through August) we will not leave messages. Please make sure we have up-to-date contact information in your account so we can get in touch with you!
We offer the option to request that your camper be in the same group as another specific friend or up to 3 friends (for a group total of 4). We do not allow more than four campers to be together in a group to make sure all campers are included in the entire cabin group. You can submit group requests online in your registration account.
From August 21 to August 22, 2019, pre-registered campers are given an opportunity to switch to a different session before registration for new campers begins. Log in to your registration account to switch sessions.