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The New Slick Track

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High school campers consistently say they love coming back to Pine Cove for a few main things: to hang out with Pine Cove counselors, to unplug from technology and peer pressure back home, to grow in their relationship with Christ, and to have FUN. We added the slick track to our high school camps for […]

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The Hub Gets a New Office

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You might be asking yourself, “Self? What’s a ‘Hub?’” Excellent question. The Hub is the office of Pine Cove’s headquarters, known in the past as “the Main Office.” So, who works at the Hub? Everyone in the Hub works hard to serve all of our camp regions. Some of the people in the Hub include […]

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Famous Pine Cove Skit Characters from the Past

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Guitarzan Then: (1975)There are surely many early Pine Covers that remember Guitarzan’s strumming antics and yodels you could hear a mile away! Now: No one is exactly sure what happened to Guitarzan, but we did uncover a huge surprise! Starting from a fluke shipment of recordings to The Netherlands in ‘79, his debut album became […]

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Pine Cove’s Trail Ride Bacon Recipe

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Pine Cove’s famous “Trail Ride Bacon” became a staple of the family camp Trail Ride Breakfast in the mid-1970s when Kathy Arnold, the wife of Head Wrangler Dan Arnold, brought this recipe with her from California. It is still a time-honored tradition and a staple of the breakfast trail ride. Now it can be a staple in […]

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Am I Good Enough?

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“What if I am not everything that they want in a counselor?” This is the question that Shelby “BruiZinga” Story asked himself before his fourth week as a counselor at the Shores this summer. Because the campers in his cabin were entering their senior year of high school, this would be their last week as Pine […]

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Critter Room Spotlight

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Does Pine Cove have a zoo? Not exactly. But, we do have an Institute of Wilderness Studies (IWS)! There are two locations, one in East Texas and another in Central Texas. At both locations, there are several different types of animals which are cared for and used to teach students more about God’s creation. Get […]

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From Camper to Staff

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The night before camp begins, campers are too excited to sleep. The anticipation of riding water rockets, jumping off the blob, and reconnecting with old friends overrides any desire for rest. At least, that was the case for Whitney Young who attended Pine Cove as a youth camper every summer from 2005 to 2014. She […]

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Summer Trends

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Over the years, Pine Cove has seen all manner of trends come through the gates and take over the camp. For example, in 2010, silly bandz were a thing. It’s 2017, and we want to share a few of this summer’s trends. Overall, the biggest summer 2017 trend is… fidget spinners! Campers and staffers brought […]

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Time To Unplug

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The start of a new semester brings out a lot: excitement, new clothes, stuffed backpacks, 543 papers for parents to sign off on every night, sports practices, new music lessons, homework assignments, and, more than likely, stress. Most of what comes with a new semester is fun and good, but all those “fun and good” […]

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Staff Profile: Jenny “Whistle Toe” Sowers

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Jenny “Whistle Toe” Sowers graduated from the University of Oklahoma (OU) in 2008 with a degree in language arts education. She served as a summer staffer at the Ranch, and then transitioned into working in registration, and finally came to the Woods in 2012 as the Women’s Director. Whistle Toe guides the girls staff at […]

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