Summer 2024 Information Coming in January!

Check out our information below for what we did in 2023.  Most camps are offered every year, but dates and prices are subject to change.

Check back in January for all the Summer 2024 fun!

Summer Camp 2023

This summer, we’ll use Matthew 25 to open ourselves to seeing the way that Jesus did- noticing and recognizing others, especially those who are vulnerable or pushed to the edges.  Welcoming others helps us WATCH FOR GOD who sees, knows, and loves all of us.

Check out our brochure here for more information.  Give us a call at 901.878.1247 or email if you have any questions.

Camps that currently have a waitlist are:

Discovery 1 ⋅ Discovery 2 ⋅ Mini Camp

Outdoor Challenge ⋅ Middle/High School

*Realizing that families have different abilities to pay, Pinecrest offers a voluntary three-tier fee program.  You know your family’s financial situation better than we do.  Simply choose the tier that is most suitable or comfortable for your family.  All campers receive the same Pinecrest experience, no matter which amount you choose to pay.  As you consider your family’s financial situation, please also consider the true cost of camp.

Registration Starts February 1

Register Here

  Finish your registration before February 15,

      and receive a $30 Canteen Credit!

Join us Sunday, April 16 from 2-5 for Summer Camp Preview Day!

Visit Pinecrest to see what summer camp is all about!  Meet the staff, check out the cabins, play on the playground, try a camp craft, explore a trail, and roast a marshmallow.  Our camps serve rising 1st – 12th graders.  Been to camp before?  Come say hi and enjoy a fun day at your favorite getaway.  We’ll even open canteen for merch and treats.

Free and open to anyone interested in camp.
Just show up, or RSVP:

Leaders in Training

Campers tell us they can’t wait to come back as counselors. Here’s a camp to equip you with the practical and people skills necessary to answer your call to volunteer at Pinecrest and pass on your great experiences as a camper.

Mini Camp

Mini-Campers are excited to have a few nights of fun and adventure away from home. Sleeping in cabins with friends and highly trained, adoring counselors who ensure their safety makes for a great first camp experience! An experience so great that they can’t wait to return! 

Taste of Camp

Not sure if your camper is ready for a full week of camp?  Give Taste of Camp a try!  Your camper will get to sleep in a cabin, do camp activities, and maybe decide that a full week is perfect for them!

Discovery Camps

Discovery Campers do ‘campy’ stuff: swim, arts and crafts, archery, biking, hiking, karaoke, night games…AND they go home more independent, more gregarious, more fit, more comfortable with the outdoors…just MORE. Our counselors ensure that campers make good friends, stay safe, learn who they are in God’s world, and have the best time.

Night Owl

Back by popular demand, NIGHT OWL CAMP is just what it sounds like, but get ready – staying up all night is harder than it looks. Do you have the stuff to last an hour longer each night, culminating in the most fun 8 hours you’ve had ever? Our days start a little later, too, and we have plenty of time for campy daylight activities as well.

Dangerous Girls/Boys

A July camp for added summer fun! Campers stay in gender specific groups throughout the week.  Kids do some woodworking and building, make shelters, hike some cool trails, and other stuff they don’t normally get to do at home…bring on the power tools! 

Outdoor Challenge

We’re switching up Outdoor Challenge!  We’ll start at Pinecrest and the Wolf River, then head to east Tennessee and North Carolina to paddle the Hiwassee, and do some hiking, snorkeling, and other challenges mixed with whitewater rafting on the Nantahala. 20 campers only!

Middle School/High School

This camp sells out. Our middle schoolers like the extra freedom they get to plan their week. As a group, they meet to decide what activities they want to do. They might sleep a little late or stay up all night, but come daylight, they’re laughing and enjoying being around other great kids. 

Feel called to work at Pinecrest this summer?

We’ll need counselors, program staff, and some volunteers.  Click here to fill out your application or email with questions.

Every Child Should Experience Camp

We believe that every child should experience the powerful impact that summer camp at Pinecrest provides, regardless of income.  For this reason, we also provide “Camperships” (our word for financial aid), so that no child is denied that experience because of financial hardship.  If camp fees present a challenge for your family, please contact Lucy at

As Christians, specifically Presbyterians steeped in the Reformed Protestant faith, and as followers of Jesus who included all people in the realm of God, we welcome absolutely everyone to Pinecrest.

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