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Staff Favorites: Reset Songs

by Karissa Pitaniello

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Sometimes life can get overwhelming! Worship music is a helpful way some of our staffers like to center their hearts and turn down the outside noise. We’ve rounded up their favorite songs that help them do just that! Check out the list below, or listen along on Spotify! I’ve been really enjoying listening to Forrest […]

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Staff Profile: Selina “WhoDee” Apodaca

by Karissa Pitaniello

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Selina has spent many years serving Pine Cove faithfully as she travels to and from churches with Pine Cove City! Get to know the Iceberg Site Director as she tells us about how she got to camp, her favorite places to go to in College Station, and more Tell us about yourself! I grew up […]

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City is Happening!

by Karissa Pitaniello

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Pine Cove City is in full swing and ready to bring some serious fun to YOUR neighborhood! Get the scoop on this summer’s activity classes, theme days, and hear from our site directors!  Day In The Life  Each day at Pine Cove City is jam-packed with a whole lot of serious fun, and this summer […]

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Happy Father’s Day From Pine Cove

by Karissa Pitaniello

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We’ll take any excuse to celebrate the amazing dads that make up the Pine Cove family! We’re grateful for the way they’re always willing to carry luggage, be the designated driver through the gauntlet, and for how they encourage their little campers to try the ropes course or waterslide. But more than anything, we’re thankful […]

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New 2024 Camp Names We Love!

by Karissa Pitaniello

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1,538 new summer staffers this year makes room for 1,538 new uniquely hilarious camp names! This serious fun happens when each of our new staffers experience one of our favorite traditions: The Name Game! The Name Game is a time for new staffers to introduce themselves, and things tend to get personal (and sometimes pretty […]

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Our Favorite Summer Recipes!

by Karissa Pitaniello

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One of the best ways to beat the heat this summer is by spending time whipping up something seriously delicious! With the help of our Pine Cove family, we’ve got the recipes to help you do just that. Pick out your favorite dish below and take it with you to your next barbeque, small group, […]

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2024 Orientation Recap!

by Karissa Pitaniello

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After months of searching for the most trustworthy, seriously fun college students across the US, we finally have them ALL on property! Orientation week is filled with acclimating the new staffers to the Pine Cove way (remember the first time you experienced “scraperhead?” Yeah, it takes a second to get used to!) and getting everyone […]

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Training Week 2024!

by Karissa Pitaniello

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As opening day approaches, each Pine Cove property is buzzing with excitement and activity! Our amazing summer staffers have been all over the campgrounds, gearing up for the season with our annual training week. This is when our staff dive into learning the ins and outs of their specific positions. Whether they’re lifeguards, wranglers, media […]

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How Do You Find These Amazing Staff? The Ministry of Recruiting

by Elizabeth Moore

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If you’ve ever asked yourself, “Self, where do these incredible Pine Cove counselors come from?” you’re not alone! For decades, Pine Cove has been committed to hiring high-quality staff, and are often asked, “How do you do it?” Well, like everything else at Pine Cove, recruiting and hiring are seen as opportunities for ministry, where […]

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Staff Favorites: CQ Words

by Karissa Pitaniello

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One of our favorite traditions at Pine Cove? Character Qualities! After spending a week or two with their campers, our counselors prayerfully consider God-given qualities they see in each of their campers. Then, the campers get to be encouraged with these qualities in front of their family and cabinmates! This also happens for each of […]

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