April Update
 
The Spring Fling 2018
Hello Camp Friends

Thank you to those who came out and to all who donated to our Spring Fling event, held last month in Sturbridge, MA. Just an incredible evening to bring the Pilgrim Pines family together and celebrate God's faithfulness. Please take a few moments to click through the photos and watch the video clip on our website for some amazing news regarding our beloved camp. Thank you for coming alongside this incredible ministry and helping us to continue to move camp forward. 

So grateful.

Jim Condap
 
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Every Child Should Experience Camp
You should have received our Scholarship appeal in your mailbox. We want everyone to be given the opportunity to attend camp, but sometimes it's not financially feasible.  Our Scholarship fund directly impacts how many kids are given the opportunity to go to camp.  Consider what impact your donation could make. Camp matters! Your contribution matters!
 
2018 Retreats
Pilgrim Pines offers a variety of retreat opportunities for people of all ages throughout the year. Each of our retreats are designed to help you relax in God's creation, retreat in a faith community, and find restoration in Jesus. 
Click the links below to find out more information about each of our retreats on our website. 
Enjoy Time with your Family at Pilgrim Pines this Memorial Day Weekend!
Use your talents and willing hands to help prepare the Pines for another exciting summer season.

In exchange for your work, Pilgrim Pines will provide excellent meals, lodging, recreations, group activities and worship times.

We need cleaners, painters, rakers and electricians, as well as plumbers, carpenters and handy people. All of us have contributions to make, so come on out and enjoy some physical activity with your friends at Pilgrim Pines!

 
Summer 2018
Camp Squanto 2018
Get a Fast Pass this Summer! 

Send in your final balance and all health forms by May 1, 2018 (postmarked) and we will send you a Fast Pass.  With a Fast Pass you will ZOOM 
to the head of the line on Registration Day!  How cool is that?

If you have not registered there is still time! Put it on this week's to do list! You will not regret it!

Calling all LITs
Over an intensive multi week camp experience, LITs get a taste of what goes into the ministry of Camp Squanto. The LIT session overlaps with other age groups, and campers become familiar with the leadership and responsibility required to becoming a staff member as well as learning valuable life skills.

Attendance to LIT camp is based on an application process. 
Please click below for more information about HOW TO APPLY.
Family Camp
Family Camp is filling up fast!
Limited Availability! 

or email us at erik@pilgrimpines.org 

Camping Area
Camping at Pilgrim Pines provides a fantastic environment for families needing a place to get away in God's creation. Our camping area is full of wonderful families who create real community while enjoying a safe and caring environment.  Open Memorial Weekend-Columbus Day Weekend, camping families are encouraged to participate in the 7 weeks of Mayflower Family Christian programming.
  • RV or Tent campsites with electric and water connections
  • Bath Houses with hot showers
  • Laundry facilities
  • Swimming and Recreation areas
  • Picnic Pavilion
You are invited to join us in the Camping Area for the entire season, for just a week, or simply for a night. 
Call us today to make a reservation!

 
Road Scholar
Did you know that Pilgrim Pines has been hosting Road Scholar (formerly called Elderhostel) programs for over 30 years?  Road Scholars provide educational classes for adults on a wide range of subjects.  Pilgrim Pines hosts close to 20 courses during the school year.   The few examples of topics show how wide ranging the courses are:  "The Films of Ken Burns", "Celebrating the Autumn Tapestry and History of New Hampshire", "Greek Dramas", "The Great Depression".
 
For more information, 
Registration is processed directly through  Road Scholars.

 
Recipe of the Month
Baked French Toast

Baked French Toast Ingredients
1 Loaf Crusty Sourdough or French Bread
8 Whole Eggs
2 cups Whole Milk
½ cups Whipping (heavy) Cream
¾ cups Sugar
2 Tablespoons Vanilla Extract
 
Topping Ingredients
½ cups All-purpose Flour
½ cups Firmly Packed Brown Sugar
1 teaspoon Cinnamon
¼ teaspoons Salt
1 stick Cold Butter, Cut into Pieces
Fresh Fruit (optional)
 
Preparation Instructions

Grease 9 x 13-inch baking pan with butter. Tear bread into chunks (or cut into cubes) and evenly distribute in the pan.

Mix together eggs, milk, cream, sugar, and vanilla. Pour evenly over bread. Cover tightly and store in the fridge several hours or overnight.
In a separate bowl, mix flour, brown sugar, cinnamon, and salt. Add nutmeg if desired. Add butter pieces and put into dry mixture until mixture resembles fine pebbles. Store in a Ziploc in the fridge.

When you're ready to bake the casserole, preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Remove casserole from oven and sprinkle crumb mixture over the top. (If you're using fruit, sprinkle on before the crumb mixture.) Bake for 45 minutes for a softer, more bread pudding texture. Bake 1 hour or more for a firmer, less liquid texture.

Scoop out individual portions. Top with butter and drizzle with Maple Syrup.

 
Our Sponsors
Please make note and inquire with our sponsors for further involvement in your personal and professional lives. We are so grateful for the ministry we share and the many lives who benefit from our shared partnership. 
                       
 
Opportunities 
We want to hear from you! 
We value your opinion. Click the link below to give us some feedback on your experience with us.
Product and Service Donation
Imagine owning a home with hundreds of beds, 96 toilets, multiple electronics, multiple wifi locations, a fleet of vehicles, power equipment, etc.
As you can imagine it takes lots to keep the place going.
Pilgrim Pines is always looking for more partners in its ministry.  If you are interested in partnering with us, there are several ways you can contribute. Take a look at our product & services page  for ways you can help.   

Our hope is that you will continue to faithfully walk with us as you have in the past.  So, we are asking you to please consider joining us on this journey with your gifts of talent, time, and treasure.
Volunteer Opportunities
Pilgrim Pines welcomes volunteers all year long
Whether you come by yourself, with your family or through a church group. We are blessed by volunteers who help in the kitchen, serve as weekend hosts, assist in the Mayflower office and work on maintenance projects.
We can really use some volunteer help now and into the fall as we are clearing some areas of overgrowth in the camping area.
 
Your church may even be interested in our " Adopt-a-Cabin" program. When a church adopts a cabin they commit to an annual donation toward its maintenance and often send a volunteer group to specifically tend to their cabin's needs.  Contact  Jim Condap  if you or your church are interested in volunteering or the Adopt-a-Cabin program.


If you shop on-line through Amazon, please sign up for  Amazon Smile and choose Pilgrim Pines as your charity.  Amazon Smile is a non-profit arm of Amazon in which 0.5% of all purchase prices are donated to the charity of your choice.  So you can shop like normal and support Pilgrim Pines in the process.
   

Pilgrim Pines Conference Center | (603) 352-0443 | info@pilgrimpines.org  |
220 West Shore Road   | Swanzey NH  |  03446

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