Scenic view of trees at camp

Category: Camp Culture


#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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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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