Campers will have the opportunity to sharpen or develop new skills in a variety of sporting activities including softball, volleyball, ultimate frisbee and speedaway. Teamwork is promoted at the ropes course and the amazing race—Pinecrest version. Other activities include archery, riflery, swimming, stand-up paddle boarding, pickle ball, launching off the blob into the lake, rock climbing and rappelling and journalism.
Dorm Life and Spiritual Activities
While fun is definitely part of the program at Pinecrest, the camp is more than just activities and challenges. God is central to the design and fun of the United Youth Camps program. It is our goal that all young people would come away from camp with the crucial lesson of remembering their Creator while still in their youth (Ecclesiastes 12:1 Ecclesiastes 12:1Remember now your Creator in the days of your youth, while the evil days come not, nor the years draw near, when you shall say, I have no pleasure in them;
American King James Version×). Each day starts with Christian living. Relationships are an important part of the program and each day will include plenty of time for fellowship.
Many of our dedicated staff return to Pinecrest year after year, gaining more experience and growing in their ability to serve. A great staff joining together with the campers creates an environment that promotes fun, challenge and spiritual growth.
If you would like to join our staff, please note you must be 18 years of age or older and have the recommendation of your pastor. Every staff member must complete pre-camp training, and some activity positions require specialized training or experience.
The St. Louis airport is approximately two hours away. Transportation directly to and from camp will be provided at no charge.