Scenic view of trees at camp

Category: Inside the Cove


Staff Profile: Emma “Yellow Mountain Majesty” Kyzar

by Jenny Sowers Rutland

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We can’t wait for you to get to know Emma “Yellow Mountain Majesty” Kyzar, the Ridge’s new Administrative Director! Throughout her interview, fun bubbled into every answer she gave, and it all makes sense when you hear the big lesson God is teaching her right now. Read and laugh about her very surprising answer to […]

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Texas A&M and Baylor Tailgate

by Parker Shinsky

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Two tailgates down, one to go! Our camp teams have been on the road this fall and two of their favorite stops have been at Texas A&M and Baylor for our annual tailgates! Our staff gets to reconnect and catch up with each other over great food and football. What’s better than that?! Thank you […]

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Staff Profile: Sharmaine “Barbie Scream House” Burton

by Jenny Sowers Rutland

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Sharmaine “Barbie Scream House” Burton has spent her whole Pine Cove career investing her life in local churches through Pine Cove City. She is a people person and summer girl through and through. Enjoy learning some unique facts about City Team H’s Site Director! How did you get your camp name? I really loved Barbie […]

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Staff Favorites: Football Snacks

by Jessica Anthony

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While it’s always sad when the summer comes to an end, fall certainly has its own appeal: back-to-school excitement, cooler temps, and most importantly… football! Even if you aren’t an avid fan, one thing we can all agree on is that the snacks that come with watching a game are hard to beat. We asked […]

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The Springs’ Summer Debut

by Jessica Anthony

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As we reflect on this past summer, we are so grateful for all of your support, encouragement, and prayer that went into launching the Springs — a brand-new youth camp in a brand-new location! We cannot wait to share with you just some of the many ways we saw God show up at the Springs, […]

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2022 Full-Time Staff Retreat Recap

by Valerie Morby

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If you’d been at the Pine Cove Woods camp on Monday or Tuesday of last week, you wouldn’t have found it full of cheering families and campers. You also, despite its proximity to Labor Day weekend and the unofficial start to the fall season, wouldn’t have found it empty and quiet. You instead would have […]

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2022 Top 10 Schools Revealed

by Jessica Anthony

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It was a record-breaking summer for Pine Cove — from the number of campers (46,000!), to the actual number of camps (four family camps, eight youth camps, and 11 City teams!), and even down to the number of staff hired (2,100!), we have been in awe of how God has moved in mighty ways this […]

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Staff Favorites: Back-to-School Edition

by Jessica Anthony

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Although the weather in Texas doesn’t show it, summer is officially over and the countdown to next summer is on (… it’s 283 days if you’re wondering)! We thought we’d give this back-to-school season a seriously fun twist by asking our staff their favorite way to kick off the school year and, as always, they […]

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Staff Profile: Lindsey “Scroll, Tide, Scroll” Hindsman

by Jenny Sowers Rutland

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Lindsey “Scroll, Tide, Scroll” Hindsman has been around the Central Texas region for many years. From those that know her, she is described as one of the hardest workers you’ll ever meet! Learn about the various new things she has tried this summer, what she’s reading, and where she’s traveling next. We hope you enjoy […]

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Summer Recap 2022

by Pine Cove

Summer Recap 2022

“Pine Cove set the table for intentional conversations with my kids that I don’t usually get to have.” — Bluffs family camper “This is my first year at Pine Cove. I did not think I could ever be saved, it wasn’t in the cards for me. But now I realize that sin doesn’t define me […]

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