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Top 10 Schools

by Anna BirchPosted Sep 11, 2019

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Our summer staff knows that being unified is a big deal. During orientation, everyone learns various schools’ cheers as a reminder that we’re all on the same team. That being said, we do LOVE a good competition, and when the annual list of top ten staff schools comes out… well, let’s just say we get […]

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My Heart Was Set On Fire For Christ

by Jesse GarnerPosted Sep 10, 2019

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After Joshua finished his final summer at the Shores, he was inspired to write a letter to us about his experiences! We loved it so much we wanted to share it with you in video form. Want to read Joshua’s letter instead? Check it out below! Dear Pine Cove, I started coming to Pine Cove […]

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Towers Construction Update

by Anna BirchPosted Sep 10, 2019

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Big things are happening at the Towers! We’re so excited to announce that there will be a LOT of remodeling happening in the next couple of years at our East Texas elementary camp. The project will take place in three different phases, with total completion anticipated by summer 2022.  Here is a preview of what […]

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Staff Stories of Impact

by Anna BirchPosted Sep 4, 2019

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We. Love. Our. Staff! God uses them every summer to help transform the lives of thousands of campers each year. It also pumps us up to hear how, in the process of pouring out their lives at camp, they are impacted as well!  For countless college staff, their experience over the summer is life-changing. They […]

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Celebrating the Life of Bill “Red Baron” McKenzie

by Pine CovePosted Aug 29, 2019

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“I didn’t have any special ability—only my availability. I didn’t know any better than to believe God. I remember praying, ‘Lord, I give You my life today. I will go where You want me to go. I will do what You want me to do. I will say what You want me to say.’” —Bill […]

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Remembering Our Founder Bill McKenzie

by Pine CovePosted Aug 27, 2019

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Bill “Red Baron” McKenzie 1930-2019 “Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us.” –Ephesians 3:20 It is with great sadness that Pine Cove shares today that its founder, William T. (Bill) McKenzie went to be with the […]

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Tips for Surviving the School Year

by Valerie MorbyPosted Aug 20, 2019

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Let’s be honest: unless you’re Maria Von Trapp, parenting children during the school year can be rough. You start out with the best intentions, but before long you’re living on a prayer and sending marshmallows and mustard packets for your kids’ lunches. You’ll find no judgement here, Mom and Dad! Instead, we want to come […]

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Important Registration Dates

by Valerie MorbyPosted Aug 14, 2019

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You can’t spell “registration” without “gist,” so here’s the gist: there are a LOT of important dates coming up in the world of Pine Cove registration! Check them all out below. Start Switching Sessions: August 21  Did you already pre-register for a 2020 camp session? Fantastic! Want to swap to a different session instead? Let’s […]

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Summer Recap 2019

by Kristen MurphyPosted Aug 13, 2019

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From a Summer Staff Parent “Several people have asked me about Pine Cove lately. I can say, without a doubt, it is the best thing we have done for our girls. For five years, they were both campers. For the past three years, we have had one as a camper at Pine Cove Shores and […]

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Overflowing with Life Transformation

by Miranda LehmanPosted Aug 1, 2019

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As soon as I experienced the craziness and life-change of Pine Cove for the first time in the seventh grade, I knew I wanted to go back every summer. As I was going into my final year of camp, I decided, for my senior year, I wanted to do the two-week program at the Shores: […]

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