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If it’s your first time away from home, it’s natural to get a little homesick sometimes and that is okay! At Camp Pinnacle, you will always be surrounded by incredible counselors, supportive directors, and amazing friends that are there to help make sure you’ll have the best summer ever! There will always be someone looking out for you, so if you are ever feeling a little down, we are going to cheer you up and get you involved in some of the most fun activities you can imagine! There are so many amazing things to do at Camp Pinnacle that most campers discover that they are having so much fun they don’t really miss home! We think that your bigger problem is that you will actually be camp sick when you get home because you will miss Camp Pinnacle, your friends, and your counselors so much!
Each cabin has about 10 campers with two counselors, and you get to sleep in a bunk bed! All of our cabins were just remodeled and are ready for you!
What if I don't know anyone at camp when I get there?
We will send you and your parents a list of what to bring to camp to use as a guideline, but remember that we have all the camping equipment and special supplies you will need. If you have a favorite sleeping bag or sporting equipment (i.e. fishing pole, tennis racket, and lacrosse stick) go ahead and bring them, but we have everything you will need to try every activity to have the most fun ever!
Within each activity block, you will often have a choice of the activities you wish to try. Sometimes you can choose activities on your own, and other times, especially in Field Sports, your group as a whole will choose! Our hope is that you try all activities at least once and find several that you can’t wait to go back to!
Yes, each Sunday when you are at camp you be able to call home! This will be a planned time so that you won't have to worry about missing out on any activities!
Every night we have a special evening activity. Usually these are fun and crazy camp games like Capture the Flag, Counselor Hunt, Apache Relay, or Gold Rush. We always have something memorable, exciting, and unique planned! After the Evening Activity, each Division will meet for an Evening Circle to talk about the “pluses” and “deltas” of the day, plan the next day’s activities, celebrate your community, and participate in the nightly “Pinnacle Hat Ceremony.” Don’t worry we will explain all of this to you when you get here! After Evening Circle, it's milk and cookie time with your directors, and then call to quarters and bed. We go to bed between 9:30 and 10 PM depending on your age.
Another question might be, "What don't we do at camp?” We have over 28 different activities, and are adding new activities all the time. Basically, we begin the day with flag raising and thought, followed by breakfast; after breakfast, it’s morning assembly followed by three 50-minute activity periods. Then it’s free swim, GAGA Ball or another free-choice activity time during the 45 minutes before lunch. After lunch we have an hour of downtime with your cabin mates where you can read, write, or play board games. There are three more activity blocks in the afternoon and another free swim before dinner. Five times during your two-week session, you will leave camp to go on a special Venture with your Division – these are a ton of fun!
Most campers think Ventures are the best part of camp. These are exciting out-of-camp trips where you see incredible scenery, get to try adventure activities, and become even closer with your friends. Don’t be intimidated by these - every camper will succeed beyond his/her expectations and these are really fun! Venture activities include whitewater rafting, rock climbing, mountain biking, camping, and tubing. You will even get to see an amazing four-state view from atop a 6,000-foot peak.
Rain won't stop or change anything at Camp Pinnacle! When it rains in western North Carolina it is usually a quick afternoon rain shower; therefore, it is the perfect time for a snack and quick game in the gym until we are back outside again. Naturally, we don’t swim if there is a thunderstorm.
We have a Registered Nurse on the camp premises to take care of anyone who might get sick and a fully stocked infirmary with beds in case somebody needs to spend the night. Your counselor is trained in Wilderness First Aid, so he or she can help you with cuts or bruises. You can always trust your counselor to take care of you. Whether you just need a little bit of rest or a visit to a nearby clinic, we will get you back to feeling great and having fun in no time.
Of course! We want you to feel at home at Camp Pinnacle so please feel free to bring any pictures or crafts to hang around you bunk. But you won't be spending too much time in your cabin, because most of the fun will happen outside!
If you get to camp and there is anything you think you need but left at home, don’t worry. Just let your counselor or the directors know, and we will help you solve any problems like this!