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Forge Father Daughter Retreat Preview

by Chris SherrodPosted Nov 19, 2019

father and daughter

Being a dad to two daughters is such an adventure. To be honest, I was a little unsure at first when we learned we were having a baby girl. My wife and I already had three boys and I felt I had a pretty good grasp on what that was supposed to look like. But […]

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Staff Favorites: Family Books

by Anna BirchPosted Nov 13, 2019

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Reading together as a family is a great way to make memories, learn together, and start great conversations. We often say at camp that shared experience builds trust, and what better way to share an experience than to open a book together?  We asked our full-time staff to share books that they love to read […]

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3 Ways to Communicate Your Way to a More Joyful Holiday Season

by Scott KedershaPosted Nov 13, 2019

Kids arm wrestling

Those holidays are right around the corner, which means it’s time for food, football, and friends. Along with the good times come countless opportunities for relational challenges. And we all know these communication and conflict struggles are heightened during the holidays. Every significant relationship will face challenges with communication and conflict resolution. This holds true […]

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Courageously Living Out a Calling

by Elizabeth MoorePosted Nov 12, 2019

Casey Brewer

In the summer of 1999, Casey “Skipper” Brewer was tasked with what appeared to be an impossible job. But bolstered by his fellow staff and empowered by Kevin East, he humbly said yes to adversity and saw, firsthand, how God’s power is made perfect in weakness.  Today, Casey leads Kingdom at Work, an organization that […]

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A Better Way to Break the Ice: The Five H’s

by Valerie MorbyPosted Nov 12, 2019

Five H

“Okay, everyone! We’re going to all go around the circle and share our name and a fun fact about ourselves!” Fun fact… fun fact… uhh, that time I broke my arm? Is that fun? The fact that I like to dip Oreos in peanut butter? I’m so stressed. Is it my turn yet? PLEASE LET […]

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Staff Profile: Jan “Sugar Pop” Robertson

by Jenny SowersPosted Nov 6, 2019

Jan Robertson

We got the chance to talk with Jan Robertson and hear what it’s been like to join Pine Cove later than most, how it has changed her life, and all the fun and challenges that come with pioneering a new camp. Oh, and she kept us laughing with the story of her engagement to her […]

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“Fall”-Themed Camp Names

by Anna BirchPosted Nov 6, 2019

Towers Name Game

Camp names are supposed to embody the staffer’s personality while typically putting a smile on the face of anyone who hears it. Some names are just so memorable, we can’t stop talking about them!  We thought since the weather is getting cooler, leaves are on the ground, and pumpkin spice everything is in the air, […]

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Let’s Get You To Winterfest

by Jesse GarnerPosted Nov 5, 2019

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We can hear the Christmas carols in the distance and staff are starting to string up lights and put up decorations – Winterfest is almost here! Here’s everything you need to know to make sure your camper is totally ready for Winterfest weekend at Pine Cove (and you are too!). Drop off / Directions Drop […]

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2019 Tailgates Recap

by Anna BirchPosted Oct 30, 2019

Camp in the City Team I at tailgate

It’s an annual tradition that never fails to draw a crowd. Every fall, Pine Cove hosts tailgates at some of our largest staff-represented universities! Each tailgate weekend is an opportunity for current staff to connect with friends at different schools, hang out around campus, and bring friends who are interested in applying for summer 2020. […]

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Wrangling For Jesus

by Katelyn SullinsPosted Oct 16, 2019

Camper petting horse with wrangler

Their alarm clocks often buzz at 4 am, there’s more dirt under their fingernails than you’d find in a sandbox, and their jeans may or may not be stuck on because of the 100-degree heat, but you’ll rarely find one without a big smile on their face. They’re the Pine Cove wranglers, and they really […]

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