Camp Pineapple started in Summer 2018 with 24 campers and expanded in 2020 to 40 campers. Campers were high schools students from around the United States that had an interest in careers in the hospitality industry. In 2020, the Covid-19 Pandemic resulted in canceling the 2020 Camp Pineapple experience. Rosen College and the Camp Pineapple staff were disappointed that the camp was cancelled but like many other things in 2020, the decision was made with the health, safety and well-being of all involved.
Camp Pineapple will take one more year of hiatus as Florida, the country and the greater hospitality recovers from the pandemic. Our staff takes great pride in providing an exceptional camp experience that includes living in the Rosen College Apartments, numerous site visits and team building activities. The health and safety of our staff and campers is a priority and we would not be able to provide a top-quality experience at this time with travel restrictions and possible required quarantines. Planning Camp Pineapple take about a year and with the uncertainty we have decided that it’s best to focus our attention on Summer 2022. We will announce dates as soon as possible the Camp Pineapple experience for Summer 2022 will be for domestic high school students that graduate in 2023, 2024 and 2025.
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We would like to remind those high school students that have missed out on the Camp Pineapple experience as a camper, that if you enroll at the UCF Rosen College of Hospitality Management, we hire our student staff from the current student population so there is a possibility that you could still experience Camp Pineapple. We have paid Student Director, Student Assistant Director and Counselor positions available and they count as an internship experience for the required academic internships. If you are interested in being on the Camp Pineapple Staff for 2022, application information will be distributed late Summer and early Fall 2021 thought the Rosen College communication channels.
Take a moment to read Camp Pineapple ’18 alumnus Lucas Gorlin Tarbell’s Story: From Camper to Knight!
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Find our Camp Pineapple 2019 photos in the 15 albums we have on the Rosen College of Hospitality Management Facebook page.