First-Time Parents

Why Choose Kingsley Pines? What Sets Us Apart…

Counselors Who Really Care

Every summer camp likes to say they have the best staff, but we really believe we do. From their experience level to their training and, most of all, their ability to interact with kids, our counselors are not just here to run programs – their entire role at camp is about connecting with the kids in their care. At Kingsley Pines, our counselors really shine!

We set goals for our counselors to help them support and inspire the children in their care. While there are five overall goals and an important one is “No camper will fall through the cracks. Each child is attended to while at camp.”

We take pride in hiring the right people and training them in the right way. They will truly make a real difference in your child's camp experience. Watch video: What makes our staff special

No Screens or Snapchat

We live in a digital age in terms of connectivity and access to information. But, we all recognize that in spite of the wonders of technology, it cannot replace the crucial skills gained through its absence.

Kingsley Pines is an “unplugged” environment. Our campers interact with each other in real time instead of by text. By engaging with other children and counselors in person, campers build communication and social skills that will prove invaluable in college and as an adult. Watch video: Unplugged environment

Culture of Safety

We know that it can be daunting to entrust your child into someone else’s hands and to choose the safest possible summer camp experience – all while ensuring your child will have fun! At Kingsley Pines, we take safety very seriously. “Safety” is not just a word to us – we exceed all national standards and our entire staff is carefully trained to protect your child while in our care. Like you, we value safety above all else when it comes to your child. Watch video: Keeping our campers safe

Build Independence and Self-Esteem

By attending Kingsley Pines campers develop skills in our supportive atmosphere that can be difficult to learn elsewhere. There are numerous opportunities to make independent choices, so campers gain confidence in their decision-making skills. Our campers have the ability to expand their horizons and try new activities in a safe and encouraging environment. They build real self-esteem by facing challenges and succeeding.

Authentic Experience

Our campers often talk about having “camp sickness” when they’re not here – as in reverse home-sickness! And we can certainly understand why – our campers truly embody the positivity and joy that occurs at Kingsley Pines.

Campers can be themselves and accepted for who they are. They have the freedom to try new activities without fear of failure, in our supportive and accepting community.

Just set foot on our campus and you can hear and see our campers’ enthusiasm and love for camp all around you. Kingsley Pines is magical! Watch video: A real camp experience

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