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Category: Inside the Cove


The Magnetic Force Behind Every Story at Pine Cove

by Grant WilkiePosted Jan 15, 2020

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“Spins, will you pray with me to help me accept Jesus?” These eleven words have been seared in my mind since they were spoken to me on July 23rd, 2019, the second Tuesday of Overflow D (Week 9). They have become a part of me, a driving force within my story. This summer, I was […]

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Timbers Renovations

by Anna BirchPosted Jan 15, 2020

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Have you heard that the Timbers has gotten some helpful renovations? A few ditches were filled in to level out the middle of camp, a whole lot of sod was laid over camp, and a brand-new, wider road was paved to help with vehicles coming through camp, which will also help direct rainwater into the […]

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Enneagram Types at Camp

by Pine CovePosted Jan 15, 2020

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The Enneagram personality types are a great tool to learn the “why” behind your own actions as well as a way to better communicate with and serve those around you. The nine types focus on motivation, which reveals a lot about a person! If you haven’t learned your number yet, there are some resources that […]

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Passion for Prayer: Behind the Scenes of Our Board

by Anna BirchPosted Jan 8, 2020

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Did you know Pine Cove has a Board of Directors? It is made up of 16 men and women who love Jesus and want to be involved in how He is working through camp! There are attorneys, pastors, CEOs, doctors, homemakers, and more—many have taken their families to family camp, spoken at camp, or have […]

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How to Bump the Lamp in Everyday Life

by Valerie MorbyPosted Jan 8, 2020

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One of the cornerstones of the training that every Pine Cove staff member receives is the phrase “Bump the Lamp.” It’s repeated constantly at camp—and has even appeared on t-shirts—but what does it mean? The short version is “going the extra mile.” The medium version is “going above and beyond, especially in areas that most […]

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2020 Staff New Year’s Resolutions

by Anna BirchPosted Dec 30, 2019

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When you read “New Year’s resolutions,” do you get excited thinking about the potential or start feeling guilty remembering last year’s not-so-great attempt? We all know resolutions might be forgotten around mid-February, but they can be a great way to kick-start your year, set goals, and create prayers for the upcoming months!  We asked some […]

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Winterfest 2019 Recap

by Pine CovePosted Dec 19, 2019

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Gingerbread houses, fireworks, crazy skits, and… inflatable Sumo suits! Winterfest is jam-packed with fun activities, but more importantly, God changes lives during this weekend!  A Towers’ parent said, “My kids had a great time. They came home and told us about the Biblical discussions and all the fun they had with their counselors and other […]

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2019 Pine Cove Gift Guide

by Pine CovePosted Dec 4, 2019

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Are you curious what gifts our summer and full-time staff are most excited to give and receive this year? Look no further! We put together several options in hopes of helping you find juuust the right thing for those hard-to-shop-for loved ones. Enjoy scrolling through these fun ideas!   1. Carhartt Beanies Cozy, hip, and […]

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Thanksgiving Wallpapers

by Pine CovePosted Nov 26, 2019

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Let’s be honest. It’s easy to get distracted with everything going on during the holiday season—even when they’re good things! Between cooking, catching up with loved ones, and shopping, it can be a little overwhelming. Use these beautiful (and truth-filled!) phone wallpapers to remind yourself of what is important! 1 Chronicles 29:13 Grateful Elizabeth Elliot […]

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Forge Father Daughter Retreat Preview

by Chris SherrodPosted Nov 19, 2019

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Being a dad to two daughters is such an adventure. To be honest, I was a little unsure at first when we learned we were having a baby girl. My wife and I already had three boys and I felt I had a pretty good grasp on what that was supposed to look like. But […]

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