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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.

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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Camp in the City: Growing Again!

by Chelsea ConnorPosted Feb 26, 2019


If you’ve been around Pine Cove for long, you have probably noticed we keep adding more churches and locations for our traveling day camp program to visit. The first summer of Camp in the City, way back in 2010, had 11 locations, and this year we are up to over 100! How does that increase […]

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Alumni Sweetheart Stories

by Chelsea ConnorPosted Feb 12, 2019


There are a lot of couples who originally met while working together at Pine Cove, and every once in a while we love to spotlight a few. After all, serving together while praising Jesus is a great place to meet someone! Julia “Tweet P” & Westley “Wild Hog” Eyester It was a cool, sunny Winterfest […]

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Holiday Recipes

by Chelsea ConnorPosted Nov 16, 2018


‘Tis the season for hospitality and delicious food! It’s a subject we could go on and on about, so we decided to take a look through the cookbook Crier Creek put out a few years ago, called Crier Creek’s Elk-cellent Cookbook, to get inspired for holiday cooking. We think any of these would be perfect […]

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Staff Favorites: Board Game Recommendations

by Chelsea ConnorPosted Nov 13, 2018


We love a good game night any day of the year, but the holiday season definitely brings out some of the best nights for board games. After feasting with your family and friends—and after the football games—nothing quite brings the group together (or shows everyone’s true colors) like a competitive game of Catch Phrase. Maybe […]

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Staff Alumni: Where Are They Now?

by Chelsea ConnorPosted Nov 6, 2018


We search high and low every year to find the best college students to work on Pine Cove summer staff. Our camp teams travel to universities all over the nation to interview thousands of applicants each year. In 2018, we hired 1800 college students to work at camp, and we’ve grown every year since Pine […]

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Favorite Theme Night Costumes

by Chelsea ConnorPosted Oct 23, 2018


At camp, we love costumes. Give us any excuse to dress up, and we are all in! Whether we are dressing up to be in a skit, to perform a birthday rap, or to participate in a theme night, we love going all out in the costume department. This summer, we had some hilarious theme […]

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Tailgates with Pine Cove

by Chelsea ConnorPosted Oct 23, 2018


If we had to choose a favorite season of the year, it would 100% be summer, for obvious reasons! But fall comes in a close second place. There’s a lot to love about the lower temperatures, the changing leaves, and of course, the football. Our camp teams spend a lot of the fall out on […]

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