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Author: Chelsea Connor

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Chelsea Connor

Inside the Cove Coordinator

Chelsea, or "Hive Impact" has been around Pine Cove on and off since the summer of 2006, mostly at the Towers, then working in Marketing and with Inside the Cove. She studied Communication at Texas A&M. You can usually find her drinking coffee or playing board games with her husband TJ "Philly" Connor and their son, Nash.

We Love These Camp Names

by Chelsea ConnorPosted May 15, 2019


Pine Cove has a lot of awesome traditions, but arguably the best is the Name Game. Nothing says “welcome to the culture” like getting up on stage in front of a hundred or so near-strangers and spilling your most embarrassing moments within a few days of arriving at camp! Every staffer enters the Name Game […]

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New Pine Cove Gear

by Chelsea ConnorPosted Apr 23, 2019


Since we specialize in summer camp, we are partial to a good summer accessory. Give us a cool and comfy T-shirt, a well-designed water bottle, and a stylish hat, and we are happy campers! Every summer, campers and staffers alike line up at the camp store during free time, on the forever search for the […]

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Staff Profile: Caleb “Wheelin N Dealin” Carter

by Chelsea ConnorPosted Apr 22, 2019


Caleb “Wheelin N Dealin” Carter is the new camp director at the Ranch in East Texas, and we are thrilled to have him back at Pine Cove! He has been in his fair share of skits from his summer staff days (this one is an all-time favorite), and everyone at the Ranch will be blessed […]

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Easter Family Resources

by Chelsea ConnorPosted Apr 16, 2019


It’s important for kids to be able to have concrete ways to visualize and learn the concept of Easter. With that in mind, we rounded up a few simple resources to help share the story of Easter with your family this weekend! There’s something to watch, something to bake, a story to tell through objects, […]

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Leadership Weekend 2019

by Chelsea ConnorPosted Apr 8, 2019


Here’s a peek behind the scenes: every camp and Camp in the City team has a group of leadership staffers who make things happen at camp. They have worked at least one summer (some have worked five!), and they have extra responsibilities during the summer. These are the head boat-drivers, the program directors, the senior […]

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2019 Youth Camp Bible Study Preview

by Chelsea ConnorPosted Apr 2, 2019


Summer is inching closer, and while we can’t wait for the big splash competitions in the pool, getting to wear our awesome theme night costumes, and seeing the crazy skits at lunch, one of our favorite parts of camp is cabin Bible study time! It’s a unique time for campers to sit with their counselor […]

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Stories from the 2019 Forge Israel Trip

by Chelsea ConnorPosted Mar 26, 2019


Every March, the students in Pine Cove’s eight-month discipleship program (The Forge) take a study trip to Israel. It’s definitely one of the highlights of the year, and they always take a few non-Forge students with them too. It’s much more than a sightseeing trip; each historic site is met with in-depth teaching. The Scriptures […]

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2019 Camper Bands

by Chelsea ConnorPosted Mar 20, 2019

Pine Cove is unique in many ways, but here’s something that really sets us apart: the awesome CampLife app and the camper bands that go with it! Giving out bands is a Sunday night staple around here. Ready to see this year’s bands? They feature a brand-new design, and are now seamless all the way […]

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Stories from the Camp Nurse: Angela Wilke

by Chelsea ConnorPosted Mar 18, 2019


In honor of our camp nurses, we wanted to share a few of their stories with you! The first nurse we are featuring, Angela “McGruff” Wilke, has a deep history with Pine Cove. She grew up as a camper, became a summer staffer when she was in college, sends her sons to youth camp, and […]

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Construction Updates at the Woods

by Chelsea ConnorPosted Mar 5, 2019


In case you missed the first announcement of the updates we are making at the Woods this year, you can read all about it in this blog post. To recap, the famous Azalea cabins at the Woods, originally built in 1968, have been overhauled, and they are looking amazing. (Old Azalea had 20 one-room cabins, […]

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