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Our History

where it all began

Camp Pinnacle was founded in 1898 as the "Young Women's Bible Training Movement." The founders desired to provide recreational and spiritual challenges for young women as far away as New York City. Camp Pinnacle was founded in 1898 after Harriet Christie asked the young girls in her Sunday School class if they would like a place to get away during the summer. So was born the first summer camp in America founded exclusively for girls. By 1909, the camp was serving 800 summer campers!

From that small beginning grew a missionary training organization called Albany Bible Institute, a beautiful retreat center located on 880 acres, and a summer camp that offers exciting programs for both girls and guys. So many people have their own "Pinnacle History." Would you like to share some of your story on this site? Send an e-mail with your memories. Please note if you would like your name mentioned or if you would like to stay anonymous. We will feature the stories here.​

Camp Pinnacle

bible camp and retreat center

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