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Celebrating the Life of Bill “Red Baron” McKenzie

by Pine CovePosted Aug 29, 2019

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“I didn’t have any special ability—only my availability. I didn’t know any better than to believe God. I remember praying, ‘Lord, I give You my life today. I will go where You want me to go. I will do what You want me to do. I will say what You want me to say.’” —Bill […]

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Remembering Our Founder Bill McKenzie

by Pine CovePosted Aug 27, 2019

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Bill “Red Baron” McKenzie 1930-2019 “Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us.” –Ephesians 3:20 It is with great sadness that Pine Cove shares today that its founder, William T. (Bill) McKenzie went to be with the […]

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Did You Say Two Weeks of Camp?

by Pine CovePosted Jun 24, 2019

Timbers Amplify two-week campers floating in a lazy river at a water park.

Some of our campers just can’t get enough of Pine Cove. And we love it! Our two-week programs offered at Timbers, Shores and Ridge are equipping campers to live for Christ beyond their time in high school. A Timbers Amplify counselor tells us her experience seeing lives transformed after two weeks at camp.   As […]

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Staff Profile: Wally “JJ Redneck” Jenkins

by Pine CovePosted Jan 16, 2019

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We sat down with Wally “JJ Redneck” Jenkins and got to know him a little bit better. We’re excited for you to do the same! How did you end up at Pine Cove? I became a believer right after my senior year of high school. All of my friends who were believers worked at Pine […]

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Forge Spotlight: Xenia

by Pine CovePosted Jan 9, 2019

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The class of 2019 Forge students are now halfway through their time in Pine Cove’s leadership training program. We can’t believe they’re already in their second semester, moving ahead with their classes and soon to embark on a study tour of Israel! We wanted to check in with one of these students and give you […]

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2018 Pine Cove Gift Guide

by Pine CovePosted Dec 5, 2018

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Let’s be honest: Christmas shopping can be difficult, and sometimes coming up with an idea is half the battle! To help you out, we put together a list of suggestions that includes camp counselor favorites, full-time staff recommendations—and some local picks from one of our regions too, because we couldn’t leave our favorite cookies off […]

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Bluffs Construction Update

by Pine CovePosted May 16, 2018

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We’ve been working hard to complete our renovations at the Bluffs, and we can’t wait for you to see all the improvements!  As many of you know, The Point was completed in time for Summer 2016.  What an amazing view of Lake Palestine from the Coffee Shop and back porch area!  For the summer of 2017, […]

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Ridge Construction Update

by Pine CovePosted May 16, 2018

New cabins at the Ridge

Summer is almost here, and we’re so excited about the opening of the Ridge! It’s almost complete, and we can’t wait for campers to experience it in less than two weeks!  Check out these amazing photos and a fun video from the Ridge to view our progress.

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Your In-Depth Guide to Medication at Overnight Youth Camp

by Pine CovePosted May 8, 2018

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Safety at Pine Cove is a big deal. Especially medical safety. We put a lot of time and energy into training our camp staff and medical staff to provide the highest level of care possible when it comes to storing, giving out, and overseeing medication. Meds, understandably, bring with them a number of questions. We’ve […]

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Pine Cove Glossary

by Pine CovePosted Nov 16, 2017

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Pine Cove has a distinct lingo that leaves first-time family campers on Sunday nights staring, mouths agape, wondering what strange world they just entered. It’s true, there are some words around camp in need of definitions. Summer staffers learn the difference between a watermelon and a watermelon pretty quick during staff orientation, but for the […]

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