With housing and business development covering more and more natural areas around
Plymouth, the sylvan loveliness and accessible isolation of Pinewoods has become
a precious resource we need to conserve, for ourselves and for future generations.
Pinewoods will continue into the future basically the same in size and appearance.
Conserving it requires financial resources, however. In recent years, the cost of
maintaining camp has risen dramatically. Everything from food to utilities to
insurance premiums has gone up. The cabins, pavilions,
dining hall, camphouse, etc., all require regular maintenance. Although a number
of them have been renovated, and some are relatively new, others are close to
needing major renovations. Some of them would be more useful to the groups using
our facilities if they were improved or modified. We have found that building
or renovating in the rustic style of the rest of camp is very expensive.
Pinewoods has been supported through the years by a combination of fees from users,
donations from supporters, and income from our reserve fund. Although the current camper
population is largely older and relatively well-off financially, in the future some
potential participants (younger dancers and musicians particularly) could be
discouraged from attending camp by high fees. We feel strongly that no group should
be unable to attend camp for financial reasons. We need support from those who are able,
to help us build the reserve fund and avoid excessive increases in camper fees.
Thank you for your support of this special place.
To learn how you can make a donation, click on one of the links above.