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Camp for Life

by Jenny LayPosted May 19, 2020

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On the evening of February 3, 2013, Kimberlie Brashear watched the Baltimore Ravens face off against the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl XLVII. She was snuggled up on the couch, taking in the game with her two kids, Meredith and Christopher, and their father, Bob. They had been divorced for five years, but they […]

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Looking Ahead – Podcast Season 1, Episode 12

by Jesse GarnerPosted May 15, 2020

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“So you just experienced this awesome week of camp. Now what?”

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Your In-Depth Guide to Dominating Drop Off at Overnight Youth Camp

by Jesse GarnerPosted May 12, 2020

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Updates for Summer 2020 We are evaluating and updating our opening day drop off procedures weekly to protect the health of campers, staff, and parents and to stay in line with the latest CDC and governmental guidelines. We’ll summarize our updates here and expand on them in the post as we have them. Prefer to […]

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What Every Parent Needs to Know About Care Packages and Camper Mail

by Jesse GarnerPosted May 12, 2020

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Updates for Summer 2020 Due to increased disinfecting practices, we cannot sort and deliver camper mail this year. This post has been updated with additional information, but here are the highlights: All camper mail must be packed into the camper’s trunk before arrival, including packages Digital mail through the CampLife app is still available on […]

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Let’s Get You To Camp – Overnight Youth Camp Edition

by Jesse GarnerPosted May 12, 2020

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Updates for Summer 2020 We are evaluating our procedures to protect the health of campers, staff, and parents and to stay in line with the latest CDC and governmental guidelines. We’ll summarize our updates here and expand on them in the post as we have them. Because of increased disinfecting practices, we will not be […]

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Cue the Entrance Music – Podcast Season 1, Episode 11

by Jesse GarnerPosted May 12, 2020

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Using music to signal something is about to begin happens a lot, but for Pine Cove, our staff is the best way we signal something good is about to begin. In this episode, we look at how our staff is our program. We try to make sure everyone who comes to Pine Cove feels cared […]

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Success and Failure – Podcast Season 1, Episode 10

by Jesse GarnerPosted May 8, 2020

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“Failing forward” is a way to focus on viewing our failures as steps toward success in our futures.

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We Are Willing — An Adoption Story

by Elizabeth MoorePosted May 5, 2020

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When Megan Bates Hunt was fourteen years old, she wrote a prayer on a post-it note: “Lord, let me be a foster parent.” Little did she know, God would abundantly fulfill this desire and give her a family that would mirror His heart.  Megan, also known as “Victory,” was a Pine Cove staffer for years. […]

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So There’s This Guy – Podcast Season 1, Episode 9

by Jesse GarnerPosted May 5, 2020

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It’s the typical story: boy meets girl, girl meets boy, and they fall in love… well not always, but camp crushes CAN lead to happily-ever-afters.

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Behind the Scenes – Podcast Season 1, Episode 8

by Jesse GarnerPosted May 1, 2020

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Our hosts are BACK and King A La Carte is history! Today we’re pulling back the curtain and shining a light on some of the behind-the-scenes aspects of camp. Craig explains the importance of the phrase “It’s not about me,” and a former summer staffer tells us the story of how the dish room at […]

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