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Author: Anna Birch

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Anna Birch

Inside the Cove Coordinator

Anna grew up in northwest Arkansas, graduating from John Brown University in 2012 with a BS in Broadcasting. She has worked at Pine Cove in many capacities: at the Bluffs while she was in college, later serving full time as an Institute of Wilderness Studies Instructor, IWS Site Coordinator, Towers Castle Rock Director, and Bluffs Women's Director. God changed her life while working at camp, and she also met her husband Jerad "Pile Driver" Birch at camp too. Anna is passionate about sharing the Gospel, coffee, books, movies, and Christian rap.


Favorite Camper Quotes So Far

by Anna BirchPosted Jul 2, 2020

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A week (or two!) of camp can be the catalyst for major life change in a camper. God uses everything from Bible study to songs at Club to activity classes and more to soften hearts. One of our favorite things is getting to hear from campers and parents about what they learned during their stay. […]

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First Half Recap 2020

by Anna BirchPosted Jul 1, 2020

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The first half of summer was amazing—exciting theme nights, new activity classes AND facilities, and life-changing time in God’s Word. Check out some highlights and stories from the past few weeks as we jump into the second half! Camps stepped up their games with these awesome theme nights and events! “After weeks of being quarantined, […]

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Why I Love My Dad

by Anna BirchPosted Jun 17, 2020

daughter riding on father

For our Father’s Day Giveaway, we asked you to tell us why you love your dad and think he is THE MAN… here are some of our favorite responses.  Also, don’t forget there are still a few days left to enter! Fill out this form by June 20th and you could win your dad a […]

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My Biggest Prayer: Blake’s Story

by Anna BirchPosted Jun 3, 2020

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Blake had wanted to be a counselor at Pine Cove since she was in fifth grade. When she got the chance to work at the Shores, she never could’ve imagined the impact that one week would have on one particular camper in her life—her little brother! See how God answered Blake’s prayers to soften and […]

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2020 Camp Names We Love

by Anna BirchPosted Jun 3, 2020

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It’s that time of the year… our new summer staff are getting their camp names! We’ve been laughing out loud at some of these names and we just had to share. If you don’t get some of them, it’s okay—sometimes that’s the funniest part!  A lot of camp names are based on food. We’re not […]

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Bible Study Previews 2020

by Anna BirchPosted May 27, 2020

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Camp is seriously fun, but more than that, it is all about Jesus, and the best part of each day is Bible study time! Here is a look at what our youth camps will be learning in their individual Bible studies this summer. We can’t wait for campers to dive into these! Towers: Total transformation! […]

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New Pine Cove Gear 2020

by Anna BirchPosted Apr 29, 2020

guy and girl with Pine Cove shirts

You know that feeling of entering the camp store and trying to decide which t-shirt to buy along with your Dibs and Dr. Pepper? Yep, it’s a pretty fun feeling. Well, you can still experience that as you grab some new gear while sitting on your couch!  We love seeing campers and staff all over […]

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Stories From the 2020 Forge Israel Trip

by Anna BirchPosted Mar 24, 2020

Forge class of 2020

Each spring, Pine Cove’s leadership development program, The Forge, takes a trip to Israel! Often others get to join along as they tour the Holy Land. Every stop is an experience! Through hiking, teaching, and visuals, the group gets a hands-on lesson at each location. Those that have gone on the trip say that it […]

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Two-Week Programs: Double the Impact

by Anna BirchPosted Mar 10, 2020

3 high school guy campers

What’s better than one week of camp? Well, TWO weeks of camp, of course! Several of our youth camps offer two-week programs for campers who want to stay a little longer. But why send your camper to a two-week program? Let us tell you… there are great benefits in the extra week! We all know […]

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New 2020 Full-Time Camp Staff

by Anna BirchPosted Feb 19, 2020

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Throughout this spring, we will be introducing a few of our brand-new full-time staff members! Find out where they come from, some of their favorite things, and what about their roles has them most excited.  And make sure to say “hi” when you see them at camp this summer!  Nikki “Willy Wonky” Germenis: Nikki “Willy […]

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