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Here Am I: Send Me

by Valerie Morby

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How the Springs Assembled its Inaugural Summer Team You can’t open a summer camp without a few invaluable ingredients. A large enough property, for one. The buildings that will feed, house, and entertain your campers, for another. But most importantly—especially if your constant refrain is “Our Staff Is Our Program”—you need the counselors, health assistants, […]

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Staff Profile: Sharmaine “Barbie Scream House” Burton

by Jenny Sowers Rutland

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Sharmaine “Barbie Scream House” Burton has spent her whole Pine Cove career investing her life in local churches through Pine Cove City. She is a people person and summer girl through and through. Enjoy learning some unique facts about City Team H’s Site Director! How did you get your camp name? I really loved Barbie […]

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Staff Favorites: Football Snacks

by Jessica Anthony

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While it’s always sad when the summer comes to an end, fall certainly has its own appeal: back-to-school excitement, cooler temps, and most importantly… football! Even if you aren’t an avid fan, one thing we can all agree on is that the snacks that come with watching a game are hard to beat. We asked […]

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The Springs’ Summer Debut

by Jessica Anthony

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As we reflect on this past summer, we are so grateful for all of your support, encouragement, and prayer that went into launching the Springs — a brand-new youth camp in a brand-new location! We cannot wait to share with you just some of the many ways we saw God show up at the Springs, […]

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2022 Full-Time Staff Retreat Recap

by Valerie Morby

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If you’d been at the Pine Cove Woods camp on Monday or Tuesday of last week, you wouldn’t have found it full of cheering families and campers. You also, despite its proximity to Labor Day weekend and the unofficial start to the fall season, wouldn’t have found it empty and quiet. You instead would have […]

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2022 Top 10 Schools Revealed

by Jessica Anthony

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It was a record-breaking summer for Pine Cove — from the number of campers (46,000!), to the actual number of camps (four family camps, eight youth camps, and 11 City teams!), and even down to the number of staff hired (2,100!), we have been in awe of how God has moved in mighty ways this […]

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Echoes of Grace

by Sarah Jane Souther

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Kelsey was unsure of what to expect as she prepared to meet her Amplify campers in the summer of 2015. Two weeks with a cabin full of thirteen to fourteen year old girls was going to be a high-energy adventure. But she never could have anticipated the work of grace that God would do through […]

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Family Camp Open Registration 2023

by Pine Cove

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We love family camp at Pine Cove! Open registration for summer 2023 is Thursday, August 25, 2022. You need to call us at 877-474-6326 starting at 8:30 am CT / 9:30am ET to get registered or on a waitlist. Here are a few important things to know about open registration: 1. Summer 2023 Spots Are […]

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Staff Favorites: Back-to-School Edition

by Jessica Anthony

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Although the weather in Texas doesn’t show it, summer is officially over and the countdown to next summer is on (… it’s 283 days if you’re wondering)! We thought we’d give this back-to-school season a seriously fun twist by asking our staff their favorite way to kick off the school year and, as always, they […]

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Staff Profile: Lindsey “Scroll, Tide, Scroll” Hindsman

by Jenny Sowers Rutland

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Lindsey “Scroll, Tide, Scroll” Hindsman has been around the Central Texas region for many years. From those that know her, she is described as one of the hardest workers you’ll ever meet! Learn about the various new things she has tried this summer, what she’s reading, and where she’s traveling next. We hope you enjoy […]

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