Scenic view of trees at camp

Category: Camp Culture


Why We Use Camp Names

by Meredith GunnPosted Aug 1, 2014

Pine Cove Opening Day Girls

It is plain to see that Pine Cove has some pretty wacky traditions. What would camp be without the Spirit Stick, count-ems, Christmas in July, and theme nights? Allow me to answer: boring. But my personal favorite tradition, and one that is quite specific to Pine Cove is our use of camp names. Having attended […]

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Travis’s Prayer

by Meredith GunnPosted Jul 16, 2014

Pine Cove Shore campers

The LORD is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth. Psalm 145:18 Ask any counselor, and they will tell you just how nerve-wracking stepping into your cabin on Sunday afternoon for the first time that week can be. Questions like “what if I don’t get along with […]

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Camp In OUR City

by Valerie MorbyPosted Jul 3, 2014

City Counselor with campers

Editor’s Note: This following post was written by Rebecca Ross, Children’s Pastor of North Metro Church in Marietta, Georgia, where our Camp in the City team set up camp for Week 3. East of the Mississippi River, Marietta, Georgia is a suburb of the city of Atlanta. It was here that we first experienced the arrival of a […]

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Why We Do the Gauntlet

by Hannah MiddletonPosted Jun 27, 2014

opening day greetings at pine cove

If you’re a newcomer to Pine Cove, you might not understand the title of this post. However, our hope is that through the explanation of the gauntlet, you would come to better understand our reasoning behind why we do what we do here at Pine Cove. To start things off, the gauntlet is the avenue […]

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Rainy Day Camp Fun

by Hannah MiddletonPosted Jun 18, 2014

Campers dancing

You might be thinking to yourself, “Self… What does one do when it rains at camp?!” Well moms, dads, and anyone wondering, there is a variety of answers to that question and our very own Pine Cove Timbers has done an incredible job of finding that out for us! For example, Monday of Week 2 […]

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Camp in the City at Fellowship of the Parks

by Jordy BarksdalePosted Apr 30, 2014

Fellowship of the Parks

In 2010, Pine Cove started a traveling day camp that partnered with churches to bring a high-energy program to neighborhoods across the South. One of Base Camp’s (now Camp in the City) original partners was Fellowship of the Parks in Keller, Texas. We began our partnership with FOTP because their mission aligns directly with the […]

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Celebrate Pine Cove Day at Home

by Brent BertolioPosted Mar 11, 2014

Campers with Silly String

For most of you, this week is Spring Break. You might be thinking to yourself, “Self, with the kids out of school, what are we going to do?” That’s such a great question! And we’ve already answered it for you. Bring a day of Pine Cove home with you! If you haven’t figured out your […]

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Camper Story: Celebrating Salvation

by Mario ZandstraPosted Feb 27, 2014

Cheering at Family Camp

Opening days at Pine Cove are filled with festivities. As families are driving into camp, the college staff are cheering and jumping, welcoming the arriving campers to camp for another exciting week. No matter the circumstance, the enthusiastic staff can put a smile on the most skeptical face. This particular week at the Bluffs Family […]

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Pine Cove Staff Retreat

by Laura McHughPosted Feb 18, 2014

John Redfearn Leading Worship

From the first moment our vans passed the sign to the Outback camp to the moment our Tyler staff headed back home, Pine Cove’s staff retreat was an uproariously good time. After months of planning, our staff needs team was excited to finally get to enjoy three days of fun, food, and renewal with the […]

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Pine Cove Sweethearts

by Valerie MorbyPosted Feb 14, 2014

Candy Heart Pine Cove Sweethearts

It’s no secret that many people that have attended or worked at Pine Cove over the years have met their sweetheart at camp. We’ve gathered a few of their stories together for you to read and enjoy, and we’d love to hear yours as well! If you met your significant other while at camp, be […]

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