Photo Credit: Chip Chockley Photography

Mid-South Teachers Day Camp

Weds. July 29, 2020      9 am – 4 pm

*This event will follow any and all CDC guidelines at the time of the event. In the event of cancellation due to COVID-19, refunds will be provided.*

• Mid-south educators can spend a day at camp to gain new place-based and cross-curricular ideas to take back to the classroom. We’ll explore the science, social studies, ELA, math, and art connections through our amazing location. Teachers will also enjoy forming strong connections with other educators from the mid-south region.
• Research shows students who participate in environmental education methods both in the classroom and with teachers who take them outdoors engage in real-world issues, improve academic achievement, cultivate leadership qualities, form a positive connection with their local environment leading to stronger citizenship, and strengthen the STEM lessons by experiencing them firsthand.

Overnight options available before or after the workshop!

Call 901-878-1247 or e-mail for more details.

$35 Includes Lunch and Individual Membership to the Tennessee Environmental Education Association

Little Explorers

Tuesdays from July 7-July 28
10 am – Noon

Mini-adventures for you and your little one led by our program director.  Social-distance summer fun.  One adult helper free with each child.  Recommended for ages 4-7.  Program director and families will maintain 6′ apart to ensure fun and safe experiences.  Individually-wrapped snack and hand sanitizer available.

Tues. July 7  Millipedes and More!
Discover the little critters.  Find out which ones are safe to hold and which ones we only observe with our eyes.  Make a millipede craft.

Tues. July 14  Water Babies
Follow me to the cattails and frog calls, we’re looking for water babies!  Borrow a net and we will look, listen, and make a splash!  Wear water boots or shoes and bring a towel.

Tues. July 21  Magic Eggs
Learn about real animals that lay eggs and go on a mystery egg hunt.  Create a magical animal that your child imagines will hatch from the special egg.

Tues. July 28  Clay Sculptures
Let’s play our way down the creek where we’ll visit a beautiful clay site.  Bring out your inner artist as we excavate and create sculptures that you can take home to bake in the sun.  Prepare to get a little muddy!

Register soon!  Limited space available.  Click on image to register.

or E-mail for digital scavenger hunts and Overlook directions.

Open-Gate Night!

Friday, July 10      5-9:00 pm

Pinecrest is serious about your safety.  Thankfully, we offer 450 acres of respite without any crowding. Pinecrest Open-Gate Days are for you to maintain your spiritual, physical, and mental well-being. Our guests should continue to comply with social distancing and face cover guidelines from our local government and the CDC so that we may continue to offer an essential service safely.

Go for a hike, splash in the creek, catch fireflies, watch the sunset at the Overlook, chat with our program director about nature at night.  Family fun or great for a date night!

Please maintain wide social distance and etiquette according to CDC recommendations.
Buildings other than Lodge are closed.

No childcare available.
Dogs on leash welcome.  Please clean up after your pet.
If you feel sick or are symptomatic, please remain home.
$5/person suggested donation if available

Call 901-878-1247 for more information.
Click below for Hiking Directions to Overlook, a Science Scavenger Hunt, and a Just for Fun Scavenger Hunt.
Directions to Overlook science scavegner hunt General Spring scavenger hunt edit
or E-mail for digital scavenger hunts and Overlook directions.

Tennessee Naturalist Program

TBD 2020 9:00 am – 2:30 pm

Tennessee Naturalist Program participants must complete a training course of 40 hours instruction and 40 hours of volunteer service in approved activities to receive certification.  Graduates join a corps of Tennessee Naturalist volunteers providing education, outreach, and service dedicated to the appreciation, understanding, and beneficial management of natural resources and natural areas within their communities.  There will be several off-site dates plus one evening program TBD.   This program includes 40 hours of instruction, student materials, and some lunches.

Fee: $250 or 901.878.1247

Play in the Pines

TBD, 2020      6:00pm – 10:30am

Kids bring their favorite adults and spend the night at camp!

Find out about summer camp or just hang out.  Night hike, s’mores over the campfire, arts/crafts, and hunts.  Supper and breakfast as well as lodging and program are included.

$40/adult and $30/kid

Register Here!

Wilderness First Aid Course

TBD, 2020      

Prepare for the unexpected with this engaging, hands-on introduction to wilderness medicine, taught over two or two and a half days. If you like to take short trips relatively close to medical resources, work at wilderness camps, enjoy weekend family outdoor activities, or recreate outdoors, this course is for you.

Ages 16 and up   Early Bird $240/person  TBD  $260/person

Register Here!

More Info Here

Greeks in the Pines:
Rush and Sisterhood Retreats

Three meals, one night lodging, and swim time.   Make your reservation today!

$50 per person/$45 for additional nights   |  Download Flyer

Special rate available for July and August

Camp Food and Cocktails

Sunday, October 25, 2020 TBD       4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

For $50* per person you can eat and drink with friends AND make sure Pinecrest stays a “place set apart where people of all ages can come to listen for God.”

Hang around campfires and devour fancied up camp food.

More details to come!

Plenty in the Pines

Thursday, November 26       11:30-1:00

Here’s to plenty of gratitude and plenty of turkey! Join us for a homemade meal, then enjoy our bonfires, hayrides, and rocking chairs.

RSVP by November 19 or 901.878.1247

Christmas Camp

Sunday, December 20-21 3:00pm-3:00pm

24 magical hours at Pinecrest!  We’ll sing, dance, play, make stuff, go hiking, have a bonfire and s’mores, drink hot chocolate… all the things AND your favorite summer camp counselors will be here, too!  Bring a friend!  It’s $110 which also gets you a pair of limited edition PINECREST PJ PANTS!

Register by December 10 to guarantee your size.

Registration opens in November.

Presbyterian Youth Connection Retreat

Feb. 2021 Dates TBD      for Middle and High Schoolers         $120/person


Jesus was not a pushover!  Jesus did some REVOLUTIONARY things like eating with ‘sinners’ and ‘unworthy’ folks in a time when where and with whom you ate and visited was so important.  Jesus called the whole social order into question and called us to turn the world up-side down (or, really, right-side up!).  Let’s talk about it.  And play about it.  And hang out about it….

Your youth group is welcome.  Bring an adult chaperone, and you’re in!

Email to register.