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Category: Inside the Cove

Summer 2018: Staff Perspective

by Kristen MurphyPosted Aug 15, 2018

Last week we told you some fun facts and stats all about our campers. But this time, it’s the staffers’ turn! Check out how many people served at Pine Cove this summer, a few of our favorite camp names, and what our staff had to say about their time at camp!

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Upcoming Registration Dates

by Chelsea ConnorPosted Aug 10, 2018


Believe it or not, we are already counting down the days till next summer, and we can’t wait! August is the time of year we start making big plans for 2019, and here’s the information you might want to know: Start Switching Weeks: August 22 It’s true, you can only pre-register for the week you […]

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Staff Favorites: Book Recommendations

by Chelsea ConnorPosted Aug 10, 2018


It’s always fun to have a new book to read, right? We asked our full-time staff for their top reading recommendations, and they gave us a great list! Theology Gospel: Recovering the Power that Made Christianity Revolutionary by J.D. Greear – “This is one of my favorites because it speaks the truths of the gospel […]

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Summer 2018 Recap: Camper Edition

by Kristen MurphyPosted Aug 9, 2018

We can talk about what happened this summer for days on end, but instead of just writing about it, we thought we’d show you some of our favorite things from this summer, from a camper perspective!

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Celebrating Christmas—in July!

by Chelsea ConnorPosted Aug 1, 2018


Things that don’t usually go together: Santa Claus and waterskiing. But this is camp! Christmas in July is one of our favorite traditions to celebrate. Campers who happen to be at camp on July 25th (this year it was during Week 9) get the special treat of celebrating Christmas for a whole day during one […]

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Walter the Wallaby

by Evan RobertsPosted Jul 24, 2018


Pine Cove’s Outdoor Education program, called the Institute of Wilderness Studies (IWS) in Central Texas already has a great variety of reptiles and other critters to offer students during their time at camp. But recently a new creature has been added, and he hails from Down Under! His name is Walter, and he’s a 10-month-old […]

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Walk the Line

by Maggie CoffeyPosted Jul 24, 2018


You’re standing there, terrified of what people will think of you if you cross the room to “walk the line.” “What would they say if they only knew?” Then you see your friends walk and you realize that you’re not alone, and you now have the courage to take the leap of faith. At the […]

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The New HQ Office

by Chelsea ConnorPosted Jul 18, 2018


Several months ago, we mentioned that Pine Cove had purchased a new office building in Tyler, Texas, with plans to renovate it to be used as the key office space for our Headquarters. (Remember this?) It’s hard to believe, but after months of planning, designing, and a lot of construction, the new Pine Cove HQ […]

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Meet Deemer!

by Mikaleh OffermanPosted Jul 18, 2018


Rebecca “Redeemer Retriever” Smith went to Auburn University and graduated in 2011 with a degree in psychology and a minor in human development and family studies. She currently works as a regional director for Pine Cove’s Camp in the City, and loves investing in her staff and campers. As her camp name implies, her “animal […]

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Camp on July 4th!

by Chelsea ConnorPosted Jul 10, 2018


The Fourth of July is such a fun holiday, and so quintessentially summer. Also? It pairs extremely well with summer camp! For the lucky campers who come for the week of July 4th (this year it was Week 6), they are in for a treat. Each camp loves make the week extra special for everyone, […]

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