Welcoming First-Time Campers

camp_pembroke_2016_6337If you are attending Pembroke for the first time, it won’t take long for you to feel you are a part of the Pembroke family! We start each session with lots of games, both as a whole camp and as a bunk. Campers all have lots of new friends by dinnertime the first day. Plus, at meals we’ll assign each camper to a table with kids of all ages, so everyone will get to know each other together.

Friendships are important, and we value them here at Camp Pembroke. If you already know other campers here, you can request to be in a bunk with up to two of your friends, and we will try to place you together if possible. Keep in mind that we also like to mix things up so that everyone gets to make new friends, too! Bunks are grouped by grade, electives group girls by interest, and many activities take place together, so you will have plenty of time with friends even if you are in different bunks.

Each bunk has between two and four counselors living in the cabin depending on the number of campers assigned to a bunk and the age of those campers. Our camper/counselor ratios meet or exceed The American Camp Association standards. And we train each counselor extensively in helping new campers settle into camp life.

“She comes home each year more confident, more attuned to her friendships, more aware of her Jewish identity and completely HAPPY.” ~ Pembroke parent