Scenic view of trees at camp

Summer Recap 2019

by Kristen Murphy


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 one on staff at Pine Cove Towers. Pine Cove is Gospel-centered and on-point theologically. We loved that, as campers, they were learning solid Biblical truth from amazing, vibrant college students who passionately love Jesus! One of the unexpected things that has come out of Pine Cove is incredible community. My daughter’s roommate her freshman year was a camper friend from Shores. Her roommates next year are friends she has worked with at Towers. Her closest friends are her “Pine Cove people.” Last summer as a counselor, she lead over 20 girls to faith in Christ. This year, she has a different role, and the opportunities and training she has had surpass anything she would ever learn in an office or “regular job.” I can’t say enough about the staff and leadership. We’ve had lots of counselors and full-time staff stay with us. Each time, I am amazed at them, the way the love the Lord and the way they love people. We always have a blast with them and every time they stay here, we are beyond blessed. I have had lots of people ask me over the past few weeks if I recommend their kids going as campers or their college kids applying to work there. Above are some of the reasons why our answer is a huge YES!!!”


From a Ranch Camper
“I learned that God should be your foundation–not just fit inside the chaos.”

From a Chimney Point Family
“Coming to Pine Cove truly changed the direction of our family. It is hard to get here, but it makes a difference.”

From a Ridge Camper
“I realized how awful and broken I’ve been at camp over the past years. Now, I am in awe of how much He loves us. Now, I get to go home and share it and be filled with joy. You don’t have to be at Pine Cove to experience God. He’s everywhere.” 

From a Timbers Camper
“You can’t let God down because you were never holding him up in the first place.”

From a Crier Creek Family
“Pine Cove is always a place of healing for us. There are not many places you can vulnerably share your heart with your spouse, go play pickle-ball to recover, while knowing your kids are not being babysat… they’re being prayed over and poured into by staff you want them to be like one day.” 



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This is exactly how camp feels to me.. a big hug that you never want to end.

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From a Shores Camper
“Since my first year at the Ranch as a 6th grader, I’ve been taught to love Christ and not fear anything that comes my way, for God is always with me. I don’t know if I’m going to be able to say goodbye. This has been a safe community from the 6th grade. I’ve made hundreds of friends here and even more memories. I’ve laughed, I’ve cried, I’ve screamed, and I’ve sang. And I can’t be any more grateful. Thank you for being the highlight of my summer for the past 7 years, and it’s been an honor to be a camper.”

From an Outback Parent
“[Pine Cove Outback] allowed our middle schooler to ride a horse for the first time, to step out of her comfort zone, jump off the power pole, and about a hundred other things we’re still hearing about. She came back more confident, excited about her faith, and just so, so happy and relaxed (and tired). I wanted to make sure to send this: a sincere thank you from the bottom of our hearts for allowing our daughter the opportunity for an incredible week at camp! We’re so thankful for what you do for so many kids every summer and, maybe in the future, we’ll be able to send a couple other kids your way. Thank you again! You’re doing an amazing work.”




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Dear @pinecovecamps and @pinecoveshores thank you for everything you have done for me and my walk with Christ. For the past 11 years I have been going to Pine cove. Every year my faith in Christ strengthens while doing this I can apply what I have learned from camp and apply it to my own life and many other aspects . Now that I’m going to be a senior sadly this year was my last year of camp.But as time goes on I will remain and abide in Christ because the amount love and support we get from our Lord is unconditional John 15:5 says “I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing .Pine Cove Shores thank you for everything you have done in my life and all the memories, friendships, and mostly important my full trust in Christ thank you from the bottom of my heart forever and always a week 8 camper ! -Blake

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Prepped and ready to be a place of rest for Team Boulder today! Love that God has blessed us with a home to serve. #offday #CampInTheCity

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Posted Aug 13, 2019

Kristen Murphy

Digital Brand Experience Manager

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