Scenic view of trees at camp

Category: Camp Culture


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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Camp in the City at Mobberly Baptist

by Jordy BarksdalePosted Jan 28, 2014

Camper on slip and slide

Pine Cove has the unique opportunity to partner with local churches through our day camp program called Camp in the City. Not only do we travel to 7 states, but we also have locations in close proximity to our headquarters in East Texas. One the churches we are privileged to do ministry with is Mobberly Baptist […]

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Merry Christmas from Pine Cove!

by Valerie MorbyPosted Dec 25, 2013

 Snow Merry Christmas Card

Over the past few years, Pine Cove has had its share of White Christmases. Although we are not surrounded by snow this year, we are surrounded by something even more important: our family, friends, and loved ones. Nothing could be more special than celebrating the birth of our Savior together! Merry Christmas, and we hope to […]

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Camp in the City at WoodsEdge

by Jordy BarksdalePosted Oct 17, 2013

Camp in the City Cabin and Counselor

Camp in the City is Pine Cove’s traveling day camp that currently partners with 68 churches in seven states. One of those churches is WoodsEdge Community Church based in Spring, Texas, just outside of The Woodlands. This partnership arose from the fact that the mission of WoodsEdge is aligned with our mission: to be used […]

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Get To, Not Have To

by Brent BertolioPosted Sep 24, 2013

Camp Lagoon with Slide

Throughout the year, we receive numerous phone calls, emails, and letters from campers expressing their life transformation while at camp. These are just too good to keep to ourselves! Check out this mom’s story and how one of our counselors helped her re-focus on serving her family. When I got married, I had a very […]

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Nations Come Together On Common Shores

by Zooey SpoonerPosted Aug 2, 2013

Shores Campers Playing Volleyball

During the previous session of the Shores’ 2-week program, Overflow, we were blessed to welcome two campers from France (a brother and sister) and two campers from Mexico (best friends). Their paths are different, but God united all of our cultures to ultimately learn, grow, and flourish under His name. For Clemence and Aurelien, the […]

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One Counselor’s Prayer for His Camper

by Jillian VerretPosted Jul 24, 2013

Camper Happy to see Counselor

In December every year, we have a weekend called Winterfest, which is basically a mini-week of camp during the winter. It’s a blast. The weekend is similar to a normal summer week at camp. Campers get counselors, we have skits, and we do a lot of activity classes, not to mention an awesome concert for […]

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