Your Support Makes it Possible

Since 1962, Pinecrest has been a place of rest, renewal, and exploration – a place where God changes lives.  It still is.  None of this would be possible, without the generous support of churches, civic groups and individuals like you.  It is through your donations of money, time and prayer that we are able to enrich the lives of others.

One donor enabled us to develop this website.  Another bought tree climbing equipment.  Still another renovated the entire lodge/dining hall.  Some have provided funds for continuing education, the chapel, and other buildings.  Some funds support the general fund.  Pinecrest depends on your monetary support.

We hope you’ll feel called to help as well.

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Bonfire Club

You’ll be an inaugural member of the BONFIRE CLUB. Monthly, recurring gifts to Pinecrest make our income more consistent and are new to our budgeting process. These gifts contribute to the annual fund, and we can tell you that even $10-20 per month makes a impact on our ability to engage in ministry. We’re working toward 60 of these donors before our 60th year in 2022. Scroll down for more info on Monthly Giving.

Annual Fund

The ANNUAL FUND is a major contributor to the ministry of hospitality to our campers, outdoor education students, and retreat guests.  While we hold fundraising drives and events throughout the year, we count on regular giving to help with operating expenses like utilities, maintenance, salaries, and program equipment. 


The Dark Sky project is just one of many SPECIAL PROJECTS we have on the burner. Click here to learn more about our Dark Sky Preservation project. 
We also fund other various building and program undertakings that keep Pinecrest up to date and beautiful. We’ve worked with Scouts, families, ministry groups, youth, and mission groups as well as individuals to design and carry out projects. These tasks are outside of the regular operating budget. 


Most years, we raise over $30,000 for SUMMER CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS which are highly requested in our current economic climate. While we believe that keeping our summer camp fees low is important, camp is still out of reach for some. We wish you could hear the gratitude that comes from those families. Your gift transforms kids’ lives.

Legacy Gift

Consider a LEGACY GIFT. We often tell campers about the legacy of people who walked Pinecrest land – Chickasaw Native Americans, troops during the Civil War, farmers. Talk with your financial planner to determine if you can make a sizeable gift that may have a positive impact on your estate taxes.  Let us know with this letter of intent. Be part of Pinecrest’s lasting legacy. 


Give to our Gift of Hope fund in memory or in honor of a loved one.  An acknowledgment card will be sent to the recipient of choice.

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Online Donations

Small or large, every dollar is appreciated and enables to continue our work.

Send a Kid to Camp

Summer camp scholarships are need-based and provide economically disadvantage youth to grow through new found friendships and faith based programs. Donations of any size are most welcome.  A week at camp is about $500.

Monthly Donations
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Want to set up an automatic, recurring, monthly donation?  We can do that too!  Simply click the button below and fill out your information.  Need help?  Have questions? Contact

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Fundraiser Alert!

You didn’t know you needed this:
A custom German-built Conestoga kids wagon!

Solid construction and space for two children (and maybe a puppy!) with sturdy all-terrain wheels, this unique design allows you to easily pull your little ones along for a fun, shaded ride. You’ll be the talk of the town with this truly one of a kind piece that reminds us of a time long ago. Solid wood sides are engraved with a cute horse design.

The whole ensemble includes an interchangeable red, yellow, or green poly cover, a spare tire, an extra inner tube, extra hardware, and a removable rear window. It had only had gentle use, no major wear or tear, and it rolls along easily! History lesson not included.

Call or text 901-878-1247 or email to purchase or for inquiries! We can meet in memphis or arrange for Pinecrest pickup.

We are asking $1000 – Funds help support our camp provide environmental education, camp scholarships, and continue our 60 years of providing awesome outdoor experiences.  We haven’t found anything like this available after researching similar wagons.

Volunteer Opportunities

Scout Projects

Our current project focuses on the miles of scenic trails that are at the core of our education program.  The trail marking initiative helps ensure easy navigation for guests.  Scouts are encouraged to install confidence markers on selected trails. Pick one or two, complete your project, and do a world of good!


Counselors in Training

Pinecrest is looking for 16-18 year old camp counselor volunteers.  Counselors in Training positions give teens the opportunity to enrich, mentor and lead campers while gaining important life skills themselves.  Access our application on our Summer Camp page. 


Trails and Events

Join us for Trail Maintenance Days or special events like Bats and Bonfires, Firefly Drive-In, and others.  We request that volunteers be age 16 and up or accompanied by their adult.  Get hours for your Tennessee Promise Scholarships, Tennessee Naturalist Program, or just to give back.  Please view upcoming opportunities and register through Volunteer Odyssey by clicking below.

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