One of our favorite activities during the summer season is the obstacle course. Both of our locations have different challenges on these courses, such as trust falls, balancing platforms and spiderwebs of rope. Although these challenges often look easy at first glance, campers soon discover that they truly are challenges, and they’ll have to tackle […]

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In our jobs and schoolwork or whatever tasks we apply ourselves to, we all strive for excellence. When we’re young, we might be proud when a report card ends up on the fridge or when a teacher congratulates us at a conference. As we move out into the world beyond grade school, report cards and […]

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As fall weather creeps through South Dakota, things are beginning to turn brown, yellow and red. Leaves are falling, animals are storing away for the winter and we’re preparing our hearts for the Christmas season. Counselors have started a yearly tradition of writing Christmas cards to campers they’ve had in their cabins in the summer. […]

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Everyone who has been to Pioneer or Rimrock knows what it feels like to wake up there. At Rimrock, the moment you step out of the lodge or your cabin, you can hear the water of Rapid Creek tumbling over the rocks next to the Rec Hall. At Pioneer, you can hear insects buzzing as […]

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The start of the school year can be hectic. There’s supplies to buy, clothes to shop for, lunches to pack. Our lives are busy and our responsibilities are often demanding. When we go to camp, it gives us a chance to set those things aside and breathe. That’s the reason many of us are passionate […]

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Camp crew wrapped up the final week of Pioneer & Rimrock’s summer season at the end of July. Campers backpacked out of our wilderness location that week, a new adventure for the camp that typically spends each night in the valley near the remains of Montana Mine next to the George Mickelson trail. Pioneer & […]

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