May 29th-30th, Fri to Sat - Partial Weekend
Who Can Go:
Campers Entering Grades 6 & Up
Event Fee:

Raking leaves, stacking wood, clearing brush, floating docks, sweeping floors, washing windows:

there’s so much to do to clean up PL after the winter and get ready for summer!

We need your help, and there’s something for everyone to do!

Friday is Informal:

  • Arrive and leave anytime 8:00 am – sundown or stay overnight.
  • No meals provided on Friday as we are cleaning the kitchen so bring your own.
  • Feel free to come up after work and supper if you want to be here fresh for Saturday.
  • It’s cold in the cabins so dress warmly and bring warm bedding.

Saturday Schedule

Coming Soon!

There is no fee for Jump Start Weekend, although donations are accepted.


Who may attend?

  • Adults over 18 years old and 9-12th graders.
  • 6th-8th graders may attend
    • They must be accompanied by an adult who is responsible for them throughout the weekend, such as a parent or a youth group leader.
  • Please, no children younger than 6th grade due to safety concerns.


Who needs a health form?

  • Health Form 1 is required for minors only (no doctor’s signature, just parents).
  • If you return later for a camp session you’ll need Form 2, signed by a doctor, as well.
  • Download The Permission & Health Forms


Bring work equipment if you’ve got it (write your name on it).

Gloves, rakes, shovels, chainsaws, garden tools, construction tools.




Please let us know, by phone or email, if you plan on attending.

Information to provide:

  • Number of people attending
  • Which day(s) attending
    • Friday, Saturday, or both
  • If you plan on staying overnight Friday into Saturday
    • Saturday into Sunday for Youth Groups only
  • How many meals you plan on attending
    • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all provided on Saturday
  • If you have any dietary needs we should be aware of
    • Allergies, vegetarian, vegan, etc.
  • If any of the attendees have specific skill sets
    • Electrician, carpenter, welder, amateur chainsaw juggler, etc.
Youth Groups
  • 6th grade and older are welcome
  • Please have at least one adult for every five minors
  • Permission forms and health forms  are needed for all minors.
  • If your group works on Saturday you can stay for free at the Youth Group Overnight on Saturday.
  • If you want to stay overnight: Call for a reservation and bring a warm sleeping bag and warm sleeping clothes.
  • Please register by calling the camp office.
For more information about Youth Group Overnight, click here

Directions to Pilgrim Lodge