Scenic view of trees at camp

Author: Chelsea Connor

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Chelsea Connor

Former Staff

Chelsea, or "Hive Impact," served as a Pine Cove staffer for many years, mostly at the Towers, then in Marketing and with Inside the Cove. She studied Communication at Texas A&M. She and her husband TJ "Philly" Connor have two children, Nash and Hadley.

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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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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