About Camp Pineapple

About Camp Pineapple


In these uncertain times due to the coronavirus COVID-19, Camp Pineapple is cancelled for summer 2020. Please stay safe and healthy. We hope to see campers next summer!

Camp Pineapple is a Summer Camp that helps high school students, who have completed freshman, sophomore or junior year explore careers in the hospitality and tourism industry.  Camp Pineapple offers an exciting overview of current and emerging career opportunities in various areas of the hospitality industry.  Campers who attend this week-long, overnight camp, will learn about the hospitality industry firsthand by touring some of Orlando’s top hospitality destinations.  They’ll meet leaders in the industry to learn more about the variety of career possibilities in hospitality that include but are not limited to lodging management, event management, restaurant and foodservice management, entertainment management and senior living management. Campers will benefit from expert faculty, staff, current students and alumni through presentations, panels, and activities.  Campers will live in UCF Rosen College Apartments, a UCF student housing facility.

The Camp Pineapple director, assistant director and counselors are all UCF Rosen College students and will design, plan and execute all aspects of the week’s activities.  The six staff members will attend all tours and classes with the campers as well as provide camp activities that include time for networking with fellow campers and learn more about the UCF college experience. A professional staff member supervises the Camp Pineapple student staff and will be on-site and attending all site visits throughout the duration of the week.

Camp Pineapple is limited to 35 students who are eager to learn about the hospitality industry. Registrations are taken on a first come basis until all spots are filled. After completing and submitting the Registration Form, the Camp Pineapple Staff will confirm your reservation and a $500 deposit is due within 3 days to confirm your spot as a 2020 camper. A link to pay the $500 deposit will be sent via e-mail in the confirmation e-mail.

Once you have submitted your $500 deposit, visit the FORMS page to complete additional documents that are required for camp attendance.

Who can attend?  Students that have completed their freshman, sophomore, or junior year in high school prior to the first day of Camp Pineapple.

What is CAMP PINEAPPLE? A week-long residential career exploration summer camp for high school students to learn more about the hospitality industry.  Join us for behind the scenes experiences, culinary labs, workshops, networking, and FUN at the heart of hospitality – Orlando, Florida!

When? June 21-26, 2020

Check in Sunday, June 21, 2020, between 2:00PM and 4:00PM (Eastern Standard Time) at UCF Rosen College Apartments.

The Closing Ceremony will start June 26, 2020, at 8:00AM and will conclude around 2:00PM at UCF Rosen College.  The Closing Ceremony Activities are an important part of the Camp Pineapple experience, campers are encouraged to stay until the end of the program, making travel arrangements for after 2:00PM. Each camper may have two guests at the closing ceremony.

Where? UCF Rosen College, 9907 Universal Blvd, Orlando, FL, 32819