The Perfect Storm…
- In 1865, The Salvation Army, one of America’s favorite charities, was born out of the need to help the hurting and the lost.
- In 1961, Pine Summit was born out of the need to provide a “great escape” for the lost and the believer.
- In 2010, the two meet, combining over 200 years of ministry history!
From the moment of inception, each of these ministries individually established themselves in order to first help people disconnect from the craziness of life, and then help them reconnect (or connect) with the saving power of Jesus Christ. They both realized that God does amazing life change when people are taken out of their comfort zones, their addictions, their afflictions, distractions and any other kind of “tions” you can think of, and given physical, emotional and spiritual help. For The Salvation Army it started with the three S’s’…Soup, Soap, and Salvation. For Pine Summit it started with a desire to meet the needs of youth and adults in an atmosphere that is camp, by providing a “great escape” for the local churches surrounding them, thus, making the marriage of these two ministries, the perfect storm for eternal life change!
The ALL NEW Pine Summit…
From the day escrow closed and The Salvation Army took over, renovations on the property began. Within 9 months, the entire camp had been repainted inside and out, new decks were built, landscaping was given a full overhaul, and much, much more! From there, the attention turned to all the internal components and systems, computers, IT and overall staff spirit, eventually leading to a NEW mission and marketing plan!
The mission of Pine Summit Christian Camp is to provide a life changing experience where people connect with God and each other through excellent hospitality and outdoor fun!
We believe “a life changing experience”, is a unique camp experience made up of three distinct parts:
As a staff, we strive to set the table for God to work by delivering excellent hospitality and situational outdoor fun through specific things like delicious all-you-can-eat buffets, clean comfortable lodging, and over 40 outdoor recreational options to choose from.
Once the table is set, our prayer for you is that you will be stretched physically and spiritually as you come face to face with Jesus Christ, and that you allow Him to take control of your life.
When this happens, you will personally know the real power and meaning of… “a life changing experience”!