Our Jr. High programs give each camper an opportunity for lots of activity action combined with more in depth worship and Bible study. Zipping through the air on our Flying Squirrel and speeding around our go cart track, campers will experience real (not virtual) activity, as well as develop new and deeper friendships in a jam packed day. We start early with some morning chill time and end late in the day with themed night options. The campers will also be challenged by dynamic speakers to get into God's Word and learn the truth of their identity. Jr. High is where we allow campers to choose their own free times and choose their preferred activities.
Jr. High camps are based out of our Ridge Camp. The Ridge offers a more rustic camp experience as campers stay in structures called Tabits. Tabits, commonly known as platform tents, create a more intimate cabin feel where campers really connect with each other and their counselor. There is a modern bath house a short walking distance from the Tabit locations. There are several options to choose from in our Jr. High camp sessions as this is one of our largest camper populations. No matter how you slice it Pine Ridge has what you are looking for.
Jr. High Camp activities include: glow night, high ropes, night games, free time, basketball, go Karts, tetherball, petting farm, hiking, 4 square, gaga ball, playground time, swimming, waterfront activities, and chapel.
Steppin’ Up Camp:
Steppin’ Up Camp provides a great transition from Oasis to our Jr. High camps. This program allows Oasis age campers to spend a week living in our Ridge camp area, playing new games, and getting a taste of new activities that they can look forward to in the Jr. & Sr. High programs. This camp balances familiar Oasis style programming with new Ridge experiences creating an exciting program for campers to enjoy. There is so much more to explore and experience after Oasis, you won’t want to miss the excitement that occurs during this amazing week!
Basketball Camp / Soccer Camp:
Two favorite summer activities are now combined! At sports camp, your child will enjoy the daily fun of Christian camping while also enjoying specialized time focused on either basketball or soccer. Led by current and former college coaches and players, this week of camp will not only be fun, but educational.Come improve your skills, make new friends, and experience a life changing week like no other.
If you are looking for a completely different camp experience, try our Adventure Camp. This week of camp calls and caters to the adventuresome soul in all of us. This week involves a 2 day, 1 night off site trip allowing campers to cook over a fire, sleep in a tent, enjoy water activities, hiking and more. The focus of this camp will be to surround our campers in God’s creation and marvel at all He has made. On the return to camp, campers will get to enjoy many of our amazing camp activities and games they have come to know and love at Pine Ridge. This will be an adventure they won’t want to miss!
TAKE CAMP TO THE NEXT LEVEL
Take camp to the next level by adding one of the following additional experiences to your camp week. Enjoy the daily fun of Christian camping while also spending specialized time trying out a new thing or improving on skills you may already have.
Art: This Emphasis will explore each campers love of art beyond what is usually offered in the craft shop. The instruction will focus on several projects as time allows. Projects can be taken home by each camper to share with others and remind them of all their hard work.
Culinary: This Emphasis will explore the love of food and its preparation. Campers will learn basic knife skills, food safety, nutrition, and work hands on prepping meals. In addition each camper will leave with a customized apron to remember their time and all of their hard work.
Woodworking: Make your very own custom race car during this week long experience. Campers will spend a couple hours each day practicing different woodworking techniques such as cutting, sanding and painting As they create their custom cars to take home with them as a reminder of their experience, they will also be given the chance to race them against their peers. If you like making things with your hands or would like to learn how, this is the camp for you.
Fishing: Campers will be taught how to catch “the big one” along with all of the minor details in how to fish. Of course we will fish Pine Lake, but we will also try out some other bodies of water around the Cedar Springs area. Bring your own pole and tackle box or use Pine Ridge equipment. If we catch some keepers, we might even end the week with a special fish fry.
Horsemanship: Campers will be enjoy a daily trail ride, while also deepening their understandings of both horse and rider safety. Daily instruction will focus on emergency equine care, independent saddling and bridling, as well as equitation. Campers will get to choose their horse, take care of it, learn to saddle and ride it throughout the week. All equipment is included, but we do ask campers to bring their own boots/good riding shoes and extra long pants to ride in. No prior riding experience is required.
Advanced Horsemanship: Do you love horses? Then, this is the camp for you! This camp is designed for experienced riders who want to learn more about equestrian studies while also enjoying a daily ride. Prior riding experience is required.
Water Sports: Our Water Sports program is for all of our adrenaline hungry, water loving campers. These campers spend their entire 60-90 minute a day session out on beautiful Pine Lake. This program includes tubing, knee boarding, water skiing, and others depending on the boat driver. These sessions include teaching and instruction on each water activity to increase the success of each camper. Campers with prior experience and those who just want to learn are welcome. Space is limited in this program so if you are interested be sure to register early. Equipment is provided for all.
Advanced Water Sports: Take waters ports camp to the next level! Campers will spend a few hours a day having fun on Pine Lake water skiing, tubing, or wake boarding. Also included is a day trip to Action Water Sports where campers will have the opportunity to practice jumps and tricks at the wake park.