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Ain’t No Party Like a Pine Cove Party

by Jessica AnthonyPosted Sep 21, 2021

You’ll never believe what just happened! As we were combing through the Inside the Cove emails over the last four years, our computer screen started glitching, the speakers were making weird sounds, and then we saw one of those flash across the screen! “One of those, what?” you say? It was one of those fourteen-eyebrowed, […]

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Staff Profile: Caleb “Wheelin’ N Dealin’” Carter

by Jessica AnthonyPosted Sep 15, 2021

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While Caleb “Wheelin’ N Dealin’” Carter is not new to Pine Cove, he is, officially, the newest addition to our Southeast region as the director of the Pine Cove Springs! He has faithfully served as the Ranch camp director since 2019, and we are excited for what he will bring to our newest youth camp! […]

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Recruiting Training and Orientation

by Valerie MorbyPosted Sep 15, 2021

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“Welcome to Summer 2022!” Although those words were spoken only a few weeks ago, they are, believe it or not, all too accurate. Our full-time camp teams are embarking on one of the first major steps needed to climb the mountain of preparation for next summer: recruiting and hiring more than 2,000 summer staffers! Earlier […]

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Top 10 Schools 2021

by Jessica AnthonyPosted Sep 8, 2021

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We have a saying here at Pine Cove: “Our staff is our program.” We could not do what we do without them! Each year we are continually blown away by the caliber of college staff God brings to us, and this summer was no exception. We’ve found the most effective way to meet new staff […]

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Recipes from Pine Cove: Labor Day Edition

by Jessica AnthonyPosted Sep 1, 2021

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Wondering what you’ll serve your family for Labor Day? Tired of corn dogs, hot dogs, and burgers for the go-to summer meal? Enter Julie! Wife to Pine Cove President and CEO, Reed “S.I.” Livesay, Julie has never met a stranger and is one of the most caring, joyful, and insightful people around. On top of […]

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Summer Recap 2021

by Kristen MurphyPosted Aug 13, 2021

Summer Recap 2021

“I learned to trust Jesus and the Lord. Before this week I had accepted the Lord but didn’t know how to really trust Him. I finally found out this week what it looks like to really trust Him and accept Him.” — Outback camper “Getting to connect with so many like minded people has been […]

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Staff Profile: Chris “Broflex” Boddy

by Jenny SowersPosted Aug 10, 2021

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I got to work for Chris Boddy for five years at the Woods. My spiritual life, heart for service, and leadership style are forever changed and enriched by serving under his leadership. Chris has such a way about him to challenge those around him, while also continually breaking down walls through his sense of humor […]

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Rally Week: We Will Reap If We Don’t Give Up

by Valerie MorbyPosted Aug 3, 2021

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“Do not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up. So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to those who are of the household of faith.” Galatians 6:9-10 That’s the vision Woods Associate Director and East Texas Rally […]

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More 2021 Camp Names We Love

by Valerie MorbyPosted Jul 27, 2021

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When it comes to fun and creative staff camp names, sometimes more is more! So we’re bringing you even more new favorite camp names from this summer! From the silly (“Bucket Head”) to the delicious (“Spicy Thai Chili Wings”), we’ve definitely got something for everyone. Check them all out below, then be sure to let […]

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Staff Favorites: Games

by Valerie MorbyPosted Jul 20, 2021

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We’re going to roll the dice and guess that you could use some new game recommendations. Not only are they seriously fun, but board games and card games offer the perfect opportunity to connect for a few minutes with friends, family, or co-workers! We asked our full-time staffers what games they’ve been enjoying, and we […]

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