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Behind the Scenes at Camp Pinnacle

In fall, winter, and spring, there is so much that goes on behind the scenes at Camp Pinnacle. On Instagram, we asked campers and parents what they want to know about our off-season, and wow, we had some great inquiries! Below, the low-down on all things camp. What’s it like being at Pinnacle without campers? […]

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Fall 2020 at Camp Pinnacle

It’s been an unusual autumn at Camp Pinnacle—no surprises there. Back when things were “normal,” we barely noticed the transition from summer camp to our fall weddings and school programs. In a typical fall, the day after our summer campers depart, we host a week-long program for underprivileged kids in our community. Every succeeding weekend […]

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Summer 2020: Our Most Rewarding Camp Season Yet

It has been an absolute privilege to be able to operate Camp Pinnacle this summer. To be able to see the joy on children’s faces as they reveled in face-to-face connections with friends for two weeks at camp in the middle of a pandemic has been the most rewarding summer we have ever had! The […]

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Advice for Coming to Camp Healthy – Straight from the Nurse

By Andrea Little Gray, head nurse A healthy camp experience starts at home The build-up to going to camp is an exciting one. There’s the anticipation of meeting new friends, reunited with old ones, packing camp flair and gear, and maybe even getting to pick out a new pair of shoes or backpack. There also […]

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How to Make the Decision to Attend Summer Camp this Year

The framework for this article comes from Emily Oster, a professor of economics at Brown University. A mother of two, she writes a newsletter called “Parent Data,” which, as the name suggests, applies data to parenting decisions. We highly recommend reading her recent article, “How to Think Through Choices About Grandparents, Day Care, Summer Camp, […]

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Why We Are Opening Camp Pinnacle this Summer

The decision to open Camp Pinnacle this season has been the hardest one I’ve made in my 30 years working in youth development. The decision was made after many sleepless nights trying to figure which option was the best… out of no perfect options. It’s a decision made not from hubris, but with clear eyes […]

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