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Category: Inside the Cove


2020 Pine Cove Gift Guide

by Pine CovePosted Dec 1, 2020

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Let’s face it: this has been a crazy year, and gift-giving can be stressful. Let us take some stress off your plate and share our third annual Gift Guide with you! This list is filled with tons of recommendations from our summer and full-time staff. Whether you’re shopping for your teenage daughter or father-in-law, we’ve […]

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Relational Recruiting

by Anna BirchPosted Nov 11, 2020

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Have you ever wondered what our full-time camp teams do during the other nine months of the year? Much of it is spent preparing for the next summer, pouring into current college staff, and recruiting new staff. Since recruiting makes up a substantial part of the year, it begs the question: HOW do we find […]

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An Interview with Reed

by Pine CovePosted Nov 4, 2020

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Summer 2020 was undoubtedly one of our most unusual summers, not only for us but also for the families we serve. We sat down with Reed Livesay, Pine Cove’s President and CEO, to get his thoughts about how camp went this past summer in the midst of a most unusual and tumultuous season for our […]

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Colorful Camp Names

by Anna BirchPosted Oct 20, 2020

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As the leaves change color and our decor goes from bright summer colors to warm fall colors, we couldn’t help wondering what camp names are about colors. Here are some that grabbed our attention and of course made us laugh! Let’s kick it off…. All the Colors of the Rainwhoa Otter-Color Broseph and the Amazing […]

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Working Together to Reap a Harvest

by Kelcie HuffsticklerPosted Oct 20, 2020

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Combines dot the outskirts of my small town this time of year. They trek down row after row, from morning ‘til night, gathering rice, corn, and soybeans from the fields. It’s harvest season. And though it’s hard work, this is the time when farmers get to reap what they sowed during the labor-intensive spring. Harvest […]

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Full-Time Staff Moves and Changes

by Miranda LehmanPosted Oct 13, 2020

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We have incredible leadership at Pine Cove. From the top down, the Gospel of Jesus Christ is the main thing! With multiple regions and needs for lots of leaders in various roles, there are plenty of opportunities for our staff to jump into new roles and even move to different regions. Here is a quick […]

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Looking Back to Aim Forward

by Katelyn SullinsPosted Oct 7, 2020

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The storyline of the Bible shows that people have always had the tendency to forget what God has done, though He calls His people to find ways to remember His awesome deeds. Visual media, when done well, can be a powerful tool in helping people remember the story of what God did in their lives […]

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Cowboy Muffin Recipe

by Miranda LehmanPosted Oct 7, 2020

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Autumn is here, temperatures are dropping, and school is in full-swing. With all the business of this season, there’s nothing better than fresh muffins on the breakfast table! Check out this Cowboy Blueberry Muffin recipe that will have the whole family jumping for joy! Cowboy Breakfast Blueberry Muffins Ingredients: 1 cup Oatmeal 1 cup Flour […]

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Top 10 Schools 2020

by Anna BirchPosted Sep 16, 2020

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Every year we have a bit of competition to see which universities have the most staff. Even through the craziness of a pandemic and the changes that were made to make sure we could have camp, we were BLOWN AWAY by all our incredible summer staff and their dedication to working this summer! Because of […]

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The 3 P’s of Bible Study

by Craig LangemeierPosted Sep 8, 2020

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The discipline I most hope to pass on to my kids, the one that has changed my life more than anything else is… Before I explain, let me tell you about a place called Qumran in Israel. Qumran is where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found in 1947. Arguably the greatest archeological discovery of all […]

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