Homeschool with Pine Ridge
Pine Ridge Bible Camp has been impacting the lives of campers since 1946! We exist to share and model the message of Jesus in a safe, innovative, and relational setting. During our Homeschool Camp Days, students will participate one day a month (9am-3pm) in outdoor education activities, chapel, and recreational activities such as crafts, zip line, laser tag, rock climbing, and more. During each monthly session, students will experience God through His Creation and create deep friendships with peers and adult mentors. We are excited to offer this amazing opportunity to all children and youth ages 6 to 14.
Pine Ridge Homeschool Co-Op dates 2023-2024
Here are some helpful important useful things you should know about Homeschool Days.
Pine Ridge has helped children make unforgettable memories and life changing impacts since 1946! Through the years, we have a great track record of providing a safe and affordable summer camp for children and youth.
Summer camp has many benefits in all areas of life development. For instance, child experts agree that playing outside is very healthy and beneficial. Camp provides these types of real hands-on experiences and challenges. Our activities are not virtual, but they are live and real!
Summer camp also provides some great social development opportunities. Camp by design is structured for temporary communities to be developed. In other words, camp is a great place to meet new friends and grow other friendships deeper.
Camp will also be a place to try and learn new things. Besides our fun activities, campers might learn to build a fire, or study an ecosystem, or feed a goat. Eating healthy (yes, we still have food kids love) is also encouraged.
Finally, campers will be challenged to consider the truths from God’s Word. Along with this comes character growth and life changing decisions. We have heard parents tell us over the years that after a week at camp, their child might obey better or get along with siblings better.
All in all, summer camp at Pine Ridge is awesome. Kids that attend will create some memories that last forever, make some new friends, and be spiritually nurtured.
Drop-Off: 8:45-9:00 Durring the first few months and spring months drop off will be located at center camp (near basketball courts). Please enter the first gravel drive off the gravel road, then turn into the field towards the basketball courts. Please remain in your car until checked in by camp staff. When the weather changes drop off will move to the side entrance of the Ver Lee Retreat Center (Big building across from the lake).Please enter the gravel drive off the gravel road and form a line down the hill. Parents remain in their car while students get checked in at the side door.
Pick Up: Same locations and procedure but at 3pm. Parents remain in their car and form a line. Students will be released as the parents pull up.
- 8:45-9:00 Drop Off
- 9:15 Chapel
- 10:00 Nature Education (Topic study and hike/nature journal)
- 12:00 Lunch
- 12:30 Activity 1
- 1:45 Activity 2
- 3pm Pick up
To be determined for the 2023/24 season.
Pine Ridge is currently hosting Homeschool Camp Days on one Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday each month of the school year. The calendar link on this webpage has a list of the specific dates.
The cost is $185 per camper for the school year with a $30 discount for every sibling that also attends.
1st Child: $185
Each additional Child: $155 (Use Coupon: Sibling)
If cancellation is necessary, Pine Ridge will send out emails and texts as well as post to local news stations. Pine Ridge will make a good faith effort to reschedule the session. However, if Pine Ridge does not reschedule, no refunds will be issued.
- Weather-appropriate clothing should be worn as the majority of our time will be spent outdoors.
- Nature Journal/ colored pencils
- water bottle
THINGS TO LEAVE AT HOME:
- Any weapons
- Electronic Devices (we encourage this to happen so campers can focus on building relationships with campers, staff members, and Christ)
Pine Ridge arranges for program staffing many weeks/months prior to the start of the program based on registration levels. Therefore, the following refund policy will be followed.
Prior to September 6, A full refund can be issued minus a processing fee of $15 per child. No refunds will be issued starting September 6 inlcuding for illness or weather related cancellations.