Scenic view of trees at camp

Springs in the Summer

by Jessica Anthony

springs%2F22Sp0004-2-2

You might be thinking to yourself (“Self!”), “I wonder how the first few weeks of our brand new youth camp in Georgia have gone?” Wonder no more—we have the answers! We recently got to chat with Jacki “Winnie” Rodriguez, our eyes and ears on the ground at the Springs, and she had the greatest stories […]

Read More

Rise and Be Baptized

by Valerie Morby

blog%2FJack-Nelson0138

Jack “PC Talk” Nelson accepted Christ into his life when he was six years old. Thirteen years later, he said yes to baptism.  Growing up in the church, Jack had no shortage of Christian role models surrounding him—including his youth pastor, a close family friend. And in his church, baptisms were a big deal. Somehow, […]

Read More

A Story Only God Could Write: How Pine Cove Came to Georgia

by Valerie Morby

potd%2F22Sp0101-squirrel-2.jpg

Theirs was the only car on the highway.  It was the winter of 2010, and Pine Cove President & CEO Reed “S.I.” Livesay and then Executive Director of Ministries Kevin “Opee” East were in Georgia, on the hunt for land for a new Pine Cove camp. Somehow they had missed that an ice storm was […]

Read More

Woods Mini Golf

by Jessica Anthony

woods%2F2022-woods-puttputt-and-lake

W-O! O-D-S! O-D-S! We’ve rounded up some of our favorite photos of kids and grown-ups alike enjoying the latest and greatest activity class at our flagship family camp: Mini Golf! Located next to the former dining hall and current Rap Room/Camp Store, these greens fill in the hillside down to the lakefront walkway. 

Read More

Staff Favorites: Headwear

by Jessica Anthony

ME-Email%2F2022-Camp-Store-Merch-Promo

This month we asked our staff to share their favorite headwear with us. From Disney-themed mouse ears to the latest camp store best seller, they did not disappoint us with their responses. Ladies, are hats not your thing? That’s okay! We even have some other hair accessory ideas as well! I am loving the Cotopaxi […]

Read More

Staff Profile: Chloe “Risk It” Patterson

by Jenny Sowers Rutland

blog%2F22To_Chloe_Patterson_Original

Chloe Patterson is one of those people who is just a delight to be around. Having recently taken a position as the Towers Women’s Director, she marvels as she reflects on how God has been growing her leadership capabilities since her first summer at Pine Cove. I hope you enjoy learning more about Chloe and […]

Read More

New 2022 Camp Names We Love

by Valerie Morby

insidethecove%2F22Sp0101-2

The start of a new summer means a whole new set of seriously fun camp names for our staffers! And let us tell you—this summer’s staff brought their creativity with them with these names. From food puns and twists on song titles to silly Star Wars references and everything in between, we know you’re going […]

Read More

A Return to Family Camp 40 Years Later

by Michaela Drewry

blog%2FLamarFamily

Pine Cove loves seeing families come back every year and have their kids grow up at camp. But for the Lamar family, their kids’ first experience of camp was in kindergarten—and their second experience was four decades later! Charles Jr. and Mary Ellen Lamar brought their two sons, Charles III and Michael, to the Pine […]

Read More

Training and Orientation Recap 2022

by Valerie Morby

insidethecove%2F22Sp-Training-Staff-Excited

Summer 2022 is finally here! Soon we’ll be opening the gates of camp to our first groups of kids and families, plus welcoming tons of day campers to churches all across the Southeast. First, though, we’ve got to get our summer staff trained! Last week more than 1,000 college students arrived at Pine Cove camps […]

Read More

From Campers to Staffers to Roommates

by Michaela Drewry

blog%2FEllis-and-Kylee-header

When Christen Sharpe first arrived at Pine Cove to drop off her 12-year-old daughter, Ellis, at the Ranch in 2013, she was apprehensive and filled with anxiety for her daughter, convinced Ellis was going to be lonely. “Ellis had friends in her cabin the last two years at the Towers, Pine Cove’s elementary-age camp, but […]

Read More


-->