Camper information

Hungarian Dance Weekend at Pinewoods, June 11–14, 2020

Pinewoods Camp, Plymouth, Massachusetts

General information for campers

Online registration is open! Click here to take you to the Hungarian Camp 2020 Registration Form. As the camp dates get closer, you will receive information about camp and program details.

Camp opens at 3 pm on Thursday, June 11, and ends at 3 pm on Sunday, June 14.

Getting to Pinewoods

Pinewoods Camp is on an out-of-the way dirt road between Long Pond and Round Pond, off Route 3, south of downtown Plymouth, Massachusetts. Detailed directions to camp are available for driving and public transportation. You may download the driving directions.

  • In consideration of Pinewoods’ neighbors, please use only the Halfway Pond Road approach to camp as described in the driving directions.
  • The last part of the route to camp is narrow, bumpy, and hidden from the world. If you have not been to Pinewoods before, it would be best to arrive before dark.
  • Pinewoods is off the beaten track, and its name can be confused with that of another camp in Plymouth. If you are taking a taxi or shuttle to camp, have driving directions handy.
  • Parking is limited at camp; please carpool if possible.

What to bring:

  • Flashlight (the paths can be very dark at night)
  • Blankets and sheets (for single beds) or a sleeping bag
  • Extra pillow (if you need more than the one provided or are attached to your own!)
  • Towels: for swimming and beach activities, showers, and hand drying
  • Swimsuit, sunscreen, sunglasses, sunhat
  • Comfortable clothes for dancing
  • Shoes: clean, soft-soled shoes for dancing, comfortable shoes for walking around camp, flip-flops for the beach and showers
  • Warm clothing (the weather gets cool sometimes, especially at night)
  • Rain gear (this helps keep the rain away!)
  • Insect repellent
  • Toiletries
  • Alarm clock
  • Medications you may need, especially a bee sting kit if you are allergic
  • Special foods you may need (there are refrigerators in various places at that campers are allowed to use)

What not to bring:

  • Pets
  • Guests
  • Valuables
  • Firearms
  • Illegal substances
  • Heat-producing appliances such as hairdryers. Most of the housing at camp cannot handle the electrical requirements of hairdryers. If you must use them, when at camp ask the Grounds Crew where these appliances can be used safely.

Special diets

Pinewoods Camp feeds a large number of campers with a small kitchen crew, and does its best to accommodate all individual needs and preferences. Please indicate allergies on your application. The camp tries to serve a variety of foods, and may offer nondairy or other alternatives to some menu items. A vegetarian option is always provided; you must sign up for this on the Application Form when registering. The Dining Hall’s refrigerated “alternatives cart,” available during mealtimes, is typically stocked with:

  • Bread, rice cakes
  • Peanut butter, jelly
  • Sliced cheese, cottage cheese, plain yogurt
  • Green salad, raw vegetables, fruit
  • Plain tofu, plain tuna, hard-boiled eggs
  • Sliced ham, sliced turkey, plain cooked chicken
  • Condiments (tamari, ketchup, etc.)

Phone calls

Callers from the outside world may leave messages for campers at 508-224-4858. Neither the Pinewoods staff nor the FAC staff can search for a camper to take a call except in an extreme emergency.

Campers may use cell phones only in their cabins. Use of cell phones on the paths, in the Dining Hall or the dance pavilions, or in other common areas is not allowed.

Internet access

The natural beauty of the camp’s woods and waterfronts offers a welcome respite from high-tech daily life. To help preserve the rustic ambience that is such a refreshing part of the camp experience, Wi-Fi service is available to campers in one select area of camp. Details will be supplied on the first night of the session, when we make Camp Announcements.