Jr. High

7th - 9th Graders

This camp is absolutely amazing. I met some of my life-long friends here and all the staff is so loving and gracious to every camper. Love this place❤️

 

Jr. High Camp

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.

Additional Jr. High Camp Options

Camper flying a plane at Pine Ridge

Steppin' Up camp

Have you ever wanted to fly a plane? This summer you could make that dream a reality at our Brand New Aviation Camp being offered at Pine Ridge! Aviation camp will allow campers to learn the basics of flight, controls, and even let them fly a plane! Campers will spend the majority of each day Monday through Friday training at SMAT (School of Missionary Aviation Technology) while spending each morning and evening on the Pine Ridge campus. During this week of exploring mission's aviation, campers will be given the opportunity (weather permitting) to fly a plane three separate times, visit the control tower at Gerald R. Ford International Airport, learn about plane maintenance, and will participate in a special presentation on Saturday morning. Spaces are limited, so sign up soon!

 

Campers canoeing at Pine Ridge

Steppin' Up camp

Steppin’ Up Camp provides a great transition from Oasis to our Jr. High camps. This program allows campers, grades 5-8, 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!

Campers canoeing at Pine Ridge

Adventrure Trip

If you are looking for a completely different camp experience, try our Adventure Trip. This week of camp calls and caters to the adventurous soul in all of us. This week involves a day trip allowing campers to cook over a fire, 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 Camp at Pine Ridge

Horsemanship

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. 

Art Camp at Pine Ridge

Art

Campers will enjoy a daily trail ride, while also deepening their understanding 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 take care of a horse and 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.

Campers on a boat at Pine Ridge

Battle Games

This emphasis is for those who want to take Pine Ridge battle activities to the next level! In addition to the laser tag activity that we offer battle games will provide campers with the ability to play paintball throughout the week! All equipment will be included as campers will learn battle strategies and how to work together as a team!

 

Campers on a boat at Pine Ridge

Basic Watersports

Our Water Sports program is for all of our adrenaline hungry, water loving campers. Basic Water Sports is for campers that would like to learn how to or to hone their skills of water ski, wakeboard, and kneeboard. These campers spend their entire 60-90 minute daily session out on beautiful Pine Lake. This program includes tubing, knee boarding, water skiing, and more. These sessions include teaching and instruction on each water activity to increase the success of each camper. Space is limited in this program so if you are interested be sure to register early. Equipment is provided for all. 

Campers on a boat at Pine Ridge

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. 

Camper water skiing at Pine Ridge

Advanced Watersports

Take water sports camp to the next level! Advanced Water Sports is for campers that can water ski, wakeboard, and kneeboard. If you do not know how to do any of the above skills we invite you to sign up for our Basic Water Sports week to learn these skills. Campers will spend a few hours each day having fun on Pine Lake water skiing, tubing, or wakeboarding. 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.

Camper fishing at Pine Ridge

Fishing

Campers will be taught how to catch “the big one”. Of course we will fish in 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. All experience levels are welcome!

2020 Jr. High Camp Schedule

 Session Dates Costs

Optional Add-on

Session 2 June 21-26

Jr. High Classic - $335

Aviation Camp - $699

Horsemanship - $75

Photography - $30

Session 3 June 28 - July 3

Jr. High Classic- $335

Horsemanship - $75

Battle Games - $75

Session 5 July 12-17

Jr. High Classic - $335

 

Horsemanship - $75

Battle Games - $75

Basic Water Sports - $50

Session 6 July 19-24 Adventure Trip- $365

Moderate Hiking Required

Session 7 July 26-31

Jr. High Classic - $335




Horsemanship - $75

Art - $30

Culinary - $30

Fishing - $30

Session 8 August 2-7

Steppin' Up- $335 Grades 5-8 Only

Here are somehelpfulimportantusefulthings you should know about Jr. High Camp.

Jr. High Campers after Swimming
1Why should I send my child to Pine Ridge?

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.

 



 

2What time is Check-in for Summer Camp?
3How does Check-out work for Summer Camp?
4How much money should I send for the camp store?
5Is financial assistance available?
6Packing List

Jr. High Camp Activities