The Cabin Group
The cabin group experience is at the core of White Pine’s philosophy. Many campers come to camp not knowing anyone, but they quickly become part of a group that in no time becomes a family. Counsellors spend the entire summer with their cabin. Under their care, the bonds grow, creating a trusting and cohesive group of friends that last a lifetime.
A Down-To-Earth Environment
At camp we are committed to creating a down-to-earth environment where campers and staff escape the pressures they face in their day-to-day lives. Camp is a refuge from the incessant buzz of technology, a safe place where kids can be kids. Life is complicated enough. At camp, we like to keep it simple – no phones, no tablets, and no laptops. Campers and staff communicate the old fashioned way, by talking to each other, working together and developing relationships based on mutual respect.
Children can also leave the designer clothes at home. There is no place for make-up, hair dryers or provocative clothing. All our programming is geared to what camp is all about: having fun, being yourself, and appreciating our natural environment.
The culture at White Pine is that everyone is accepted for who they are and valued as an important member of the cabin group. Bullying is rare; however, in those instances in which it does happen, it is not tolerated.
Our staff training focuses on inclusion, acceptance and understanding how to identify and deal with bullying should it occur. The counsellors, section heads, and Dana and Adam are committed to making sure that every camper feels safe and supported.
Thousands of people from around the world hold a special place in their hearts for the unforgettable experiences they’ve had at White Pine. Started by Joe Kronick in 1956, Joe’s son and daughter-in-law, Adam and Dana, took over as camp directors in 1987. Together they carry on Joe’s visionary approach to camping. Each summer they look forward to welcoming new campers into their White Pine family.
“There is a reason we call it our home away from home. A good summer camp program offers much more than sports activities and arts and crafts. A good summer camp is a community, a place we learn how to laugh, how to cry, and how to love.”
“White Pine is rooted in a philosophy of love and inclusion. The staff return year after year and genuinely want to make a difference in kids’ lives. I envy my kids and their summers at White Pine. Their experiences have already made them better people.”