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Forever Young, Pine Forest Camp Celebrates 85 Happy Summers

Alumni Reunion Weekend Held at Camp, September 26-27, 2015.

Philadelphia, PA, September 16, 2015 --( Pine Forest Camp, one of America’s oldest children’s summer camps is celebrating its 85th consecutive season with a weekend of activities at camp in Greeley, Pike County, Pennsylvania on September 26-27, 2015. There are thousands of summer camps in the United States but only a handful that can boast 5 generations of one family that own and operate their original summer camp.

Founded in 1931 by Hughie Black, a physical education teacher and professional basketball player who played for the legendary SPHAS (South Philadelphia Hebrew Athletic Society) and his wife Selma, the camp today is run by their grandchildren, Mickey and Barbara Black, and great grandchildren, Lee Forest Black and Eric and Anna Black Morin. Hughie and Selma’s son, 90-year-old Marvin Black is still active and fifth generation great, great granddaughters Hattie Black Morin (named after Hughie) and Ruby Black Morin are in residence at camp.

Started at the time of the Great Depression with only about 40 children from a few neighborhoods, the camp now welcomes over 400 children from 15 states and 5 countries. Pine Forest also expanded to include a brother camp, Lake Owego Camp for boys founded in 1961 and Camp Timber Tops for girls started in 1963, both operated by the original Black family and located in Greeley, PA.

Former campers and counselors are expected to make the trip back to their camping roots to re-live their summers at camp and to celebrate Hughie and Selma Black and their family’s legacy of happy, fun-filled summers.

For more information on Pine Forest Camp’s 85th Anniversary Celebration, contact Jenny Swerdlow at or 267-639-2488.

About Pine Forest Camp: Pine Forest Camp is a residential overnight co-ed camp located in Northeastern, PA, only 1.5 hours from NYC and 2 hours from Philadelphia. Pine Forest offers a well-rounded, coed sleepaway camp experience with an action-packed schedule. A sports camp, a tennis camp, a cooking camp, an arts camp, a theater camp, a riding camp, an adventure camp all rolled into one! We welcome campers entering grades 2 through 11. With a fun-filled, action-packed activity program, Pine Forest has something here for all ages and every interest. To learn more, visit
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Jenny Swerdlow
267 639 2488

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