camps for special needs youth & adults

Pine Ridge has one of the few Christian camp programs in the state of Michigan that ministers specifically to the developmentally disabled. This program is geared just for them and allows each camper to experience camp on their level. Programs are focused on participating in outdoor activities while learning about the depth of Christ's love for each of them.

Our program is named after the lovable puppet, Freddy. For years and years Freddy has been our puppet that attempts to help the campers with their memory verse during chapel. However, Freddy struggles with this goal as he oversleeps, forgets to practice, and makes any excuse possible for why he can’t learn his verse. With his poor efforts, Freddy is told he won’t be able to go to the carnival at the end of the week. Nonetheless, he continues to struggle right to the end. When he makes an uninvited and surprise visit to the carnival, our staff and campers are often ready to ambush him back with a special surprise of their own.

All potential campers for the program must be interviewed by Pine Ridge to be accepted into the program. Once accepted, the interview is not necessary again unless the physical, behavioral, or mental status of the camper significantly changes. The interview is typically at the Pine Ridge Office and will take approximately 30 minutes. Please email our Program Director or call the Office to make arrangements.

2017 freddy's friends camp schedule



Program & Cost

Session 1

June 13-16
3 Nights

Freddy's Friends #1

Session 4

July 3-7
4 Nights
 Freddy's Friends #2