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Author: Pine Cove

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Introducing… Pine Cove City!

by Pine CovePosted Feb 17, 2021

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“Announcements! Announcements! Announcements!” That’s right campers, we’re bringing announcements back, and today’s is a BIG ONE! Camp in the City. You know it. You love it. You wish it could happen all year long. (Honestly, us too). Well starting today (that’s today!) you’ll know it by a slightly different name! Camp in the City is […]

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Leading Through A Pandemic: Perspectives from 4 Camp Directors

by Pine CovePosted Feb 3, 2021

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Pine Cove saw some tough changes and disruptions this summer—but the Gospel was still proclaimed! We asked a few of our directors about the challenges they faced, so read on to hear some honest thoughts and words of wisdom from Caleb “Wheelin’” Carter (Ranch), Taylor “Fish Face” Jervis (Shores), Austin “Homestar” Langemeier (Silverado), and Rebecca […]

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A Guide to Processing 2020

by Pine CovePosted Dec 29, 2020

2020 Processing Guide

Prefer a printable version? We’ve got that for you right here.  Unexpected. Unpredictable. Uncertain and downright unbelievable. These are a few words to attempt to capture what 2020 has been so far.   For most of us, we started this year with a renewed list of goals and dreams and that expectant feeling that comes from […]

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2020 Pine Cove Gift Guide

by Pine CovePosted Dec 1, 2020

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Let’s face it: this has been a crazy year, and gift-giving can be stressful. Let us take some stress off your plate and share our third annual Gift Guide with you! This list is filled with tons of recommendations from our summer and full-time staff. Whether you’re shopping for your teenage daughter or father-in-law, we’ve […]

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An Interview with Reed

by Pine CovePosted Nov 4, 2020


Summer 2020 was undoubtedly one of our most unusual summers, not only for us but also for the families we serve. We sat down with Reed Livesay, Pine Cove’s President and CEO, to get his thoughts about how camp went this past summer in the midst of a most unusual and tumultuous season for our […]

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Throwback Alumni: Katie “MapQuest” West

by Pine CovePosted Jul 29, 2020

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Katie “MapQuest” (Massinger) West has been part of the Pine Cove family for as long as she can remember. Her Pine Cove story began before she was born and spans the 80s, 90s, 00s, and still continues! Let’s walk down memory lane with her through the decades and have a look at how camp has […]

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Did You Say Podcast? – Podcast Season 1, Trailer

by Pine CovePosted Mar 25, 2020

We can’t wait to share our first season of the Pine Cove Podcast with you. We’re taking a little bit of Pine Cove and putting it into your everyday by being Christ-centered, others-focused, and seriously fun in audio form. This podcast is for our campers, our staff, our staff alumni, our family camp parents, anyone […]

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25 Core Values for Your Family

by Pine CovePosted Feb 26, 2020


Christ-centered. Others-focused. Seriously fun. These are Pine Cove’s core values. From crazy skits to deep conversations to high energy times of worship, everything we do gets filtered through those three principles. They help to ensure that Pine Cove stays true to who God has created us to be, so that no matter the changes we […]

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Enneagram Types at Camp

by Pine CovePosted Jan 15, 2020

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The Enneagram personality types are a great tool to learn the “why” behind your own actions as well as a way to better communicate with and serve those around you. The nine types focus on motivation, which reveals a lot about a person! If you haven’t learned your number yet, there are some resources that […]

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Winterfest 2019 Recap

by Pine CovePosted Dec 19, 2019

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Gingerbread houses, fireworks, crazy skits, and… inflatable Sumo suits! Winterfest is jam-packed with fun activities, but more importantly, God changes lives during this weekend!  A Towers’ parent said, “My kids had a great time. They came home and told us about the Biblical discussions and all the fun they had with their counselors and other […]

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