Pine Island Campers and counselors on a mountain hiking trip.


At any time, dozens of Pine Islanders are out on trips exploring points near and far across New England. Over 40 canoe, kayak, and hiking trips depart from Pine Island each summer, taking campers and counselors from the summits of Mt. Washington and Katahdin to the border waters between Maine and Canada. For the youngest campers, two- or three-day trips teach fundamental camping skills. Fourteen- and fifteen-year-old campers may go for as long as a week into wild country. Each boy chooses his own trips with guidance from the staff. Time on the trail teaches self-reliance and community cooperation. A group of eight boys and two counselors depend on each other to make each trip a success. Counselors are carefully trained, skilled trip leaders.