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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.


Crier Creek Renovations

by Anna BirchPosted Oct 16, 2019

Crier Creek dining hall construction

Crier Creek, our Central Texas family camp, is getting some major renovations that will allow us to serve even more families in the future! With a waitlist of 98 families in 2019 there’s a great need for expansion. Thanks to the generosity of our Crier Creek families and other friends of Pine Cove, the dining […]

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Theme Night In A Box: Tailgate Party

by Anna BirchPosted Oct 16, 2019

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It’s time for another Theme Night in a Box! It’s obvious that football season is in full swing and whether you’re the faithful fan or the “I’d rather just chat with my friends than watch the game” type, a tailgating party can be super fun! Have you wondered how to have an at-home tailgate party […]

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Stories from the Camp Nurse: Bonnie Murphy

by Anna BirchPosted Oct 2, 2019

Bonnie Murphy mud pit

Our camp nurses are incredible!  Bonnie “Nurse BOO BOO” Murphy is from Henderson, Texas and has served faithfully at the Towers every summer for the past nine years. She and her family LOVE camp, as you can tell by the fun photos! Learn more about her passion for helping kids at camp and how she […]

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A Journey Through Italy

by Anna BirchPosted Sep 25, 2019

Colosseum - Rome, Italy

What happens when you gather a group of Pine Cove people and take them through a European country full of Biblical history? An amazing journey full of digging into God’s Word, learning the culture, and who knows, maybe even a few camp cheers! (Cinque? Let’s count ’em!) This coming spring, Pine Cove is partnering with […]

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Planting for the Future

by Anna BirchPosted Sep 18, 2019

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Our Central Texas region has been seeing a LOT of growth lately with the opening of the Ridge and many other renovations—all intended to bless thousands of campers for many years to come. As of this summer, there will now be some growth of a more leafy kind. That’s right, we’re talking about trees! Through […]

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Top 10 Schools

by Anna BirchPosted Sep 11, 2019

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Our summer staff knows that being unified is a big deal. During orientation, everyone learns various schools’ cheers as a reminder that we’re all on the same team. That being said, we do LOVE a good competition, and when the annual list of top ten staff schools comes out… well, let’s just say we get […]

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Towers Construction Update

by Anna BirchPosted Sep 10, 2019

Towers cabin

Big things are happening at the Towers! We’re so excited to announce that there will be a LOT of remodeling happening in the next couple of years at our East Texas elementary camp. The project will take place in three different phases, with total completion anticipated by summer 2022.  Here is a preview of what […]

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Staff Stories of Impact

by Anna BirchPosted Sep 4, 2019

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We. Love. Our. Staff! God uses them every summer to help transform the lives of thousands of campers each year. It also pumps us up to hear how, in the process of pouring out their lives at camp, they are impacted as well!  For countless college staff, their experience over the summer is life-changing. They […]

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Life Transformation On The Road

by Anna BirchPosted Nov 15, 2016

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Editor’s Note: At Pine Cove, we pray big prayers, and often the Lord reveals himself in the most unexpected way. Read this incredible story of what happened while we were on the road recruiting prospective summer staff this fall. One of my favorite parts of recruiting is getting to minister to college students. For some, this is […]

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