February Update
 
You are Invited!
In March we will be holding our second annual Spring Fling, a night to bring the Pines family together for dinner, a good word from our friend Peter Ahn,  raffle/auction and a great celebration. It is sure to be a fun night and everyone is invited. Please plan on attending and bring along some friends for this fun and important night for Pilgrim Pines. 

We are seeking items for our raffle & auction. Raffle prizes are items such as gift baskets, unique handcrafted items, items for home or camp, sporting equipment or gift certificates. We are hoping for a variety of items that appeal to both men and women and all generations.  For the silent auction, we are seeking higher value quality donations such as sports or theater tickets, vacation rentals, unique experiences, sports memorabilia, etc.
If you have items you would like to donate, please contact Karen Manlove at 603.352.0443 or  karen@pilgrimpines.org
 
Partner with us this year!
Pilgrim Pines is celebrating our 60th anniversary this year and we are hoping you can help us celebrate.

This year we are introducing a Family and Friends Sponsor book, and it would be great to have as many Pilgrim Pines family businesses represented in the book as we can.

We are looking for sponsors for our Spring Fling and 2018 Ministry.  Flip through the booklet on our website to find out more about what being a sponsor means. 
Family and Friends Message
We would also love to have families and churches represented in the book as well. You can see some examples to your right of what they would look like.

If you don't have a business or would like to send us a short message wishing us well this year we are offering quarter page spots for $25. 

For any questions email kayla@pilgrimpines.org

 
 
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. 

April 20-22, 2018
 

May 25-28, 2018
 
Summer 2018
Camp Squanto 2018
Our early bird deadline, March 1, 2018,  will be here before you know it!

Don't miss out on a great discount!

Sign up today!

Pay entire camp fee by March 1, 2018 (postmarked) and receive $25 off. (Pathfinders and Mini Weeks will receive $15 off.)

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
It is time for 2nd deposits for your accommodations to be collected. 2nd deposits are due February 28th and are non-refundable. Your balance will be due on June 1st, 2018. Failure to meet these deadlines may result in loss of your reservation and non-refundable deposit. If you have already started a monthly payment plan, there is no need for a second deposit.

Family Camp promises to be a fantastic time for family bonding, relationship forming, and faith-building opportunities. We hope you are as excited as we are to spend the summer together!

We do still have some units available for this summer. You will find a list of them with this letter. Please share them with your family, friends, and churches that may want to join you this summer. Click the button below to see current availability.

Please contact us if you have any questions about Family Camp. You can call Erik in the office at 603.352.0443 or email him at erik@pilgrimpines.org

Join the 2018 Summer Staff
We hire over 70 young adults and college students each summer to serve at Mayflower Family Camp and Camp Squanto. Applications are being accepted now. Information can be found on our  website.  
 
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
Granola

Preheat Oven to 300 Degrees

Add the following to giant bowl and mix together.  

3 Gallons Oats 
2 QTs Sugar
1 QT  Flour
2 TBL Salt

Then add:

3 lbs Melted Margarine
1/2 Cup Vanilla
1/2 Cup Water 

Mix thoroughly together until sugar has dissolved.
* If sugar won't dissolve, add more water. 

Put a thin layer of Granola on a sheet pan and bake until completely dry.

Let cool, and break up and store in a bag. 
 
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 your 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.
   

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220 West Shore Road   | Swanzey NH  |  03446

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