Scenic view of trees at camp

Category: Camp Culture


Pro-Wakeboarders at Pine Cove

by Valerie MorbyPosted Jun 11, 2013

Shaun Murray Wakeboarding for Campers

Campers at the Ranch and Timbers experienced a thrill when professional wakeboarders Shaun Murray and Emily Copeland-Durham performed tricks and stunts on Pine Cove’s new wake park on Lake Lackawanna Monday afternoon. The Ranch’s own Jiggs Gaffney kicked off the festivities by singing the national anthem before Emily and Shaun got out on the water and […]

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Work Hard, Play Hard

by Chelsea HaysPosted Apr 26, 2013

Bowling Day

Here at Pine Cove, our full-time staff works really hard to provide the best camp experience for those that are on our property every week. But sometimes it’s good for us to get out the office and have a good time being in community with each other! With so many different working parts in our […]

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Why Two-Week Camping?

by Andrew BaconPosted Apr 24, 2013

Campers sitting on the lake

Here at Pine Cove, we have done one-week camping for as long as I can remember. It has become our standard to have campers arrive on Sunday and leave on Saturday. One week is a good amount of time to have fun, connect with a counselor and cabin mates, and most importantly, learn more about […]

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Wakeboarding Without a Boat

by Matt MurphyPosted Apr 22, 2013

Camper wakeboarding with a boat

True or false. 1. Wakeboarding is awesome… TRUE. 2. If you don’t have a boat to pull you, then you are out of luck… FALSE! Last summer, we installed our very own Wake Park at Pine Cove, shared between campers at Crier Creek and Outback, and it was a huge hit! Campers can grab a […]

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Dock Rock: A Camp Tradition

by Kyle GorePosted Apr 10, 2013

Campers on banana boat

“The Dock stinkin’ rocks my socks off!!!” Of all of the camp cheers and sayings we have here at the Shores, this has to be in my top five favorites! “The Dock stinkin’ rocks my socks off”! I didn’t know that someone could be able to put into words how I feel about this awesome […]

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Twas the Night Before Winterfest

by Mallory BrandenburgPosted Dec 13, 2012

Night Before Winterfest

Twas the night before Winterfest, when all through the camp The Timbers staff was working; bumping the lamp The Christmas lights were hung on the cabins with care, In hopes that the campers soon would be there; The summer staff were driving from near and afar, Recovering from finals by blasting Tedashii in their car; […]

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Soldier Dad Surprises Family at Camp

by Pine CovePosted Jun 21, 2012

Bluffs father surprise military

The Set Up A few weeks ago we carried out a top secret mission. A family was here and for the first time in eight years without their dad. This happens often when you have a dad who is in the military. The week was going well and the family felt loved and taken care […]

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In Memory of Dr. Phil “Captain” Hook

by Pine CovePosted Jun 20, 2011

Phil Hook

Executive Director of Pine Cove, 1973-1983 On June 10, 2011, Phil went to be with his Heavenly Father, the One who he loved to teach about, whether in the classroom, here at Pine Cove, or in missions around the world. Dr. Phil “Captain” Hook, whose camp name needs no explanation, came to Pine Cove on […]

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