Scenic view of trees at camp

Category: Camp Culture


My Child’s First Time At Overnight Youth Camp

by Valerie MorbyPosted Aug 16, 2016

Youth campers in the pool

Editor’s Note: The following post was written by Michelle Tanzola, a mom who sent her daughter to the overnight youth camp at Pine Cove for the first time this summer! Last year her daughter experienced Camp in the City for the first time. Read about that experience here. If the Olympics gave medals for summer camps, Pine […]

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Camp in the City: Day Camp in Your Neighborhood!

by Hannah CarterPosted Feb 5, 2016

Camp in the city camper on bungee trampoline

Seven years ago when we started Camp in the City, we never would have imagined taking camp to 100 different locations all over the South. We have the coolest jobs ever! We get to partner with the best churches while providing an awesome camp experience for them and the people in their communities. Nearly 450 […]

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How Pine Cove Came to Be

by Bill HendricksPosted Jul 16, 2015

Pine Cove Founder Bill McKenzie

What should I do with my life? Sooner or later, everyone asks that question. Many never come up with an answer, and far too many come up with the wrong answer. Some pursue things that don’t fit them. Some chase money instead of what matters. Some just settle for any old job that pays. Worst […]

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Winter Nights: Pine Cove Christmas Album

by Valerie MorbyPosted Dec 3, 2014

Winter Nights artwork

Winter Nights is Pine Cove’s first-ever Christmas album! Our desire is that this album would invite our campers, friends, and other listeners in to celebrate the birth of our Savior Jesus Christ with us in a fresh, authentic, and fun way. Come sing along with us as we proclaim the arrival of our King with […]

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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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