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Author: Chelsea Connor

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Chelsea Connor

Former Staff

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.


Our Favorite Camp Names From 2018 (So Far!)

by Chelsea ConnorPosted May 16, 2018

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For anyone who has ever been on Pine Cove staff, even thinking about the classic “Name Game Song” will bring up a familiar feeling of excitement, anticipation, and creative juices flowing. It’s a feeling that never quite goes away. We like to call it serious fun. The Name Game started this week at Training Week, […]

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It’s Training Week!

by Chelsea ConnorPosted May 16, 2018

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We’re still a few weeks away from the official start of summer camp, but that doesn’t mean camp is empty! In fact, all of our camps are currently in the midst of a very busy week of staff training! This is a very important week where all of our wranglers, lifeguards, media staff, and more […]

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Camp in the City Bible Study Preview

by Chelsea ConnorPosted Apr 26, 2018

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Our Camp in the City staff love to talk about how their summer is one big road trip, where they get to travel all around the country, put on a week of camp, and then pack up and do it all over again. It’s a blast! So when they were coming up with the daily […]

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Funny Camper Mail

by Chelsea ConnorPosted Apr 25, 2018

We love the CampLife app. Like, we really, really love it. The photo galleries are amazing and the counselor bios are awesome, but arguably our favorite part is the letter-writing feature for overnight youth campers. When parents get to write their camper a letter, and receive one back before the week is over, it’s such […]

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Youth Camp Bible Study Preview

by Chelsea ConnorPosted Apr 16, 2018

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One of our favorite parts of the day at overnight youth camp is cabin Bible study time. The time of day this happens varies from camp to camp, but the idea remains consistent. Every camper gets a Bible study booklet written by camp staff, and the cabin discusses the day’s passage and group questions together. […]

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Leadership Weekend 2018

by Chelsea ConnorPosted Apr 11, 2018

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If you’ve ever dropped your kids off at camp, or if you’ve stayed at family camp, you know it takes a lot of staff to make camp happen with excellence every summer. Besides the directors, all those college students might look the same, but some do more behind-the-scenes work than others. Every camp has a […]

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Our Favorite Theme Nights

by Chelsea ConnorPosted Apr 4, 2018

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Theme nights are a Pine Cove staple. Just like you can’t go a week at the Towers without a good corn dog plus mac ‘n’ cheese, can you even have a week at the Towers without Pitch Black Attack? Or better yet, can you actually have a youth camp experience without at least one theme […]

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Stories From The Forge Israel Trip

by Chelsea ConnorPosted Mar 27, 2018

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Every March, Pine Cove’s 8-month discipleship program takes a trip to Israel. It is always a huge highlight of the program for the students, and there is always extra space for a handful of non-Forge students to join them too. This year’s group got back a couple weeks ago, and if you haven’t had a […]

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April Fools Pranks of Pine Cove Past

by Chelsea ConnorPosted Mar 20, 2018

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It’s no secret we like to have fun around Pine Cove. We love skit characters, competitions, cheering for the Spirit Stick, and occasionally, we love a good April Fools prank. This year, we don’t have any pranks planned, but we thought it would be fun to walk down memory lane and remember a couple of […]

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Construction Updates Around Pine Cove

by Chelsea ConnorPosted Mar 9, 2018

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Since last summer, Pine Cove has been busy. Very busy. We have been building a brand-new camp (The Ridge), adding cabins in South Carolina (Chimney Point), renovating cabins at another beloved family camp (The Bluffs), and adding more castles (also known as Towers cabins). First, here’s some awesome drone video footage of the Ridge, because […]

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