April 26th-28th, Fri to Sun - Weekend
Who Can Go:
Campers Entering Grades 6 & Up
Event Fee:
No Charge - Donations Accepted

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, April 26 is Informal:

  • Arrive and leave anytime 9:30 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 can be cold in the cabins so dress warmly and bring warm bedding.

Saturday, April 27 Schedule:

  • Breakfast 8:00-9:00 AM
  • 9:00 Welcome and project assignments
  • 12:00 – 12:30 Lunch
  • 12:30 – 4:00 Camp clean-up continues
  • 6:00 – 6:30 Dinner served for those staying overnight

Sunday, April 28 Schedule:

  • Breakfast 8:00-9:00 AM
  • 9:00 Welcome and project assignments
  • 12:00-12:30 Lunch
  • 12:30-4:00 Camp clean-up continues

There is no fee for Jump Start Workdays, 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 are all helpful!



Please let us know, calling 207-724-3200 or emailing ksteelhammer@pilgrimlodge.org, if you plan to attend.

Information to provide:

  • Number of people attending
  • Which day(s) attending
    • Friday, Saturday, and/or Sunday 
  • If you plan on staying overnight Friday into Saturday and/or Saturday into Sunday
  • How many meals you plan on attending
    • Breakfast and lunch are all provided on Saturday and dinner for those staying overnight 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 you want to stay overnight: Call to register at 724-3200 and bring a warm sleeping bag and warm sleeping clothes.


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