The Fun Never Stops!

We’re settling into our last week of camp, but we’ve kept the excitement coming! Boys camp had league playoffs in soccer, hockey and basketball. Junior and Inter girls enjoyed some sunshine at the Lake Wallenpaupack beach and ended their day with homemade ice cream. Can’t beat that! Meanwhile, in Greeley, our Senior girls were knee deep in Banquet preparations and our Hi-Senior girls played beach volleyball to celebrate the summer Olympics.

Tonight our Juniors and Inters have Counselor Hunt, our Seniors will be at the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders game and our Hi-Seniors are having a luau at the pool. Can we be campers again?!

We can’t believe we’re days away from Banquet and the Candlelight Ceremony. Tomorrow we will be posting some helpful tips for easing the transition to your camper being home. After all, it’s a big change for all of you!


Banquet: Ski Lodge 2015!

How is it already Banquet time? The theme for this year’s Banquet was Ski Lodge 2015 and boy was it cool.

Highlights from the menu:

Hot Chocolate and Churros
Pigs in a Blanket

Main Courses:
Pasta Alfredo and Garlic Bread
Chicken Fritters
Chicken Milanesca with Tortillas, Green Tomatillo Sauce, and Pickled Onions – a Mexican specialty!

Side Dishes:
Black Bean & Coucous Salad
Caesar Salad

Warm Chocolate Pudding with Graham Crackers and Toasted Marshmallows

After Banquet, we divided into upper and lower camps and each group had their own Cabaret! Do we really have to leave on Saturday?


Oh, The Places We Go!

As we settle into our last week (pause for whimpers), we keep the excitement coming. Our Hi Seniors went to Costa’s Family Fun Park today, while our Seniors are looking forward to a RailRiders game tonight. It’s the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders vs. the Pawtucket Red Sox. Go RailRiders! Our Juniors had a great time on their trip to a blueberry farm today and that’s not just because they got to have ice cream afterwards! Our CAs and international campers are looking forward to their trip to NYC tomorrow. Back at camp, we sent out our final laundry load of the summer and continued league playoffs.


We can’t believe we’re days away from the Candlelight Ceremony and Banquet. Tomorrow we will post some helpful tips for easing the transition to your camper being home. It’s a big change for both of you!

Keep on Dancing!

Three words: “Keep playing tennis!” That is the mantra that Uncle Marvin
Black lives by and he shared those words with the Marvin Black USTA Tennis Tournament participants this morning. Uncle Marv is 90-years-old and he still plays tennis almost every day. He told the players that it is a lifetime skill and that they should stick with
it. Thanks to Uncle Marv, Pine Forest was one of the first camps in the United
States to host a sanctioned USTA tournament and it’s going stronger than
ever before than 30 years later.

While our tennis players competed, our Junior boys spent the morning at the lake and our Senior and Hi Senior boys played Capture the Asagi. Meanwhile, in arts & crafts, the Senior 8s from girls’ camp began their banquet preparations and tie dye was a huge hit. Over at Center Stage, Kelli Moshen has entered the dance floor! She will be here for a week teaching our campers a dance routine. They couldn’t have been more excited to see her back in the dining hall at lunch! Perhaps it was Klezmer band at last night’s campfire for all girls and lower camp boys that gave them the dancing bug.


Our CAs left for their trip to Washington, DC this morning and look forward to exploring the city, as well as local colleges.