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Summer Camps: A History and Why They Matter

Summer camps, like national parks, are a uniquely American idea. And it’s one of the reasons campers travel from all over the world to experience summer at American camps  At Camp Pinnacle, we typically have 16 countries represented each summer, including China, Russia, Israel, Australia, Japan, South Africa, and many countries in Europe and Latin […]

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Camp Friends are the Best Friends

Camp friendships last a lifetime. Ask anyone who has spent even one summer at camp, and they will say the same thing. I recently got married at Camp Pinnacle, and both my husband and I filled our guest list and bridal party with friends who we met over our combined 24 years at various summer […]

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Meet the Newest Member of Our Leadership Team: Emory Klesick!

After a nationwide search with nearly 150 applicants, Camp Pinnacle is proud to present the newest addition to the leadership team, program director Emory Klesick! Emory is an Appalachian State University graduate who has spent the past five summers working at Camp Highlander in Mills River, NC, as a kayak instructor and head of wilderness […]

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Camp Pinnacle in the Age of Acceleration

Thank You for Being Late by New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman is the most powerful book I have read this year, and it does an outstanding job of explaining the current state of the world and the “accelerators” driving the insane pace of change. Friedman’s accelerators include Moore’s Law, Big Data, the markets, population growth, […]

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There is a lot going on this winter at Camp Pinnacle!

From the end of May to mid-August, the summer is action-packed with fun activities. Come November, when camp and events are over for the year, the facility team jumps into action on projects that will help us improve camp for the next summer. Each year the list grows. Past projects have included the Arts and […]

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Why Getting Kids Outside in the Winter is Just as Important as Summer

One of our missions at Camp Pinnacle is to foster a love of the outdoors. That is why we strive to make the time our campers spend outside challenging and engaging, but, most important, fun! Ultimately, we hope spending time outdoors on a regular basis becomes a lifelong passion. Recently, we received our first snow day of […]

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