Church of the Brethren Camps
At Camp Pine Lake, we strive to provide a Christian camping experience that is formative and transformational for each of our campers. We utilize the resources of talented, experienced, and trained staff and volunteers, the beauty of Creation in the Pine Lake area, and some of the best curriculum the camping industry has to offer.
This year campers will have fun with the theme "Beyond Belief! The Universe of God!" Exploring how God can be seen in the vastness of creation, the power of community, and even in their own hearts. Campers will discover how God's endless love launches amazing adventure and that God always has new mysteries to explore.
At all of our camps, we take a break from cell phones and other technology to engage with one another and with God's Creation.
We hope to see you at one of our camps!
Camp Pine Lake offers a unique opportunity for campers to be in an alternative environment and enjoy the beauty of nature and the basics of human relationship. In order to protect that environment and create a great camping experience, it is important everyone abide by these rules:
Respect and treat well other persons and their possessions.
Respect and treat well all wildlife, plant and animal.
Respect and treat well the camp facilities.
Do participate in camp activities.
Do take the opportunity to develop friendships with your fellow campers and a closer relationship with God.
Do not bring any of the following items with you to camp:
Bikinis or men's brief cut swim attire
Electronic devices of any kind including cell phones, cd/mp3 players, gameboy etc.
Food including pop, candy, gum
Alcohol or other drugs
Firearms or other weapons
Any other items that will not enrich the camp community.
Disrespectful language or behavior will not be tolerated at camp.
Those violating camp community covenant place themselves at risk of being sent home with no refund.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Camp Pine Lake all about?
Camp Pine Lake is centered around exploring and living one's faith. Being supported and challenged by their peers and a caring staff, campers of all ages are strengthened to face the challenges of everyday living from a faith perspective and develop a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ.
What do we do at camp?
Activities vary for each camp, but include devotions, service projects, campfires, canoeing, waterslides, swimming, group games, crafts or talent shows!
How do I register?
Click on the camp you want to register for above and go from there! Contact Camp Pine Lake if you have any questions.
Can I bring a friend?
Of course! First time campers also come half price. You can also request to share a cabin with one friend.
How do I know if my child is eligible?
Camp Pine Lake is for everyone! If you have questions about eligibility, contact Brethren Program Director Barbara Wise Lewczak at (515) 240-0060 or email@example.com.
What do I do if I need to take medicine while I'm at camp?
Just be sure to list any needed medications on your registration forms. A parent or guardian must sign the medication permission portion of the registration form. When you come to camp, bring all medication in original, labeled bottles, and a registered nurse will check in the medication and assist with your needs.
Is camp safe?
Each individual who works with campers has gone through an orientation in fundamental safety and ethical principles. We take care in selecting staff to ensure only the most caring, respectful and responsible individuals work with your child
What should I bring to camp?
Fees for ticket if not yet paid
Sleeping bag or sheets and blanket
Modest swimsuit (one piece or tankini, swimming trunks)
Personal care items
Towels and washcloth
Walking/hiking shoes and socks
Rain or waterproof jacket
Sweatshirt or sweater
Letter writing supplies
Necessary medications with instructions for usage
Money for special offering *if desired
A positive attitude for fun and learning
Contact Camp Pine Lake at firstname.lastname@example.org or (641) 939-5334.