Scenic view of trees at camp

Category: Camp Culture


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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#ShoresReflect: First Half Summer Staff

by Melissa LaughlinPosted Jul 19, 2013

Shores Staff Praying

One week of Orientation? Check. Five weeks of AWESOME camp-life? Check. Learned something? Definitely check. Ready to head home? …Debatable. As fast as each week has gone, it blows our minds that the first-half staff’s time at Shores is already over. Despite the varied responses to going home, everyone seems to cling to one truth: […]

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Gettin’ Jiggsy With It

by Jon DavidsonPosted Jun 28, 2013

Jiggs n Jon

Most people have a ‘go-to.’ You might have a go-to movie, TV show, or even a book. But almost everybody has that thing that is a total comfort zone, something that you don’t mind repeating time after time. Every few years it seems like I pick up “The Hobbit” and give it another read. The […]

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Redeemed at Family Camp

by Susan AndreonePosted Jun 24, 2013

Baptism at Pine Cove Camp Pool

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here! 2 Corinthians 5:17 Arriving after a long journey from their home in Pennsylvania, they drove through the Pine Cove Woods Family Camp entrance where she witnessed enthusiastic counselors jumping up and down and waving at her […]

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A Horse Ministry

by Susan AndreonePosted Jun 13, 2013

Pine Cove Horse Ministry

As the group of family campers approached the barn, the wranglers began sizing up the new riders almost immediately, assessing their personalities, temperaments and other qualities important for an enjoyable trail ride for both horse and rider. Matching campers’ and horses’ personalities doesn’t always play out like you would imagine though. For example, this particular […]

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