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Category: Inside the Cove


Groundhog Day—Camp Edition!

by Karissa Pitaniello

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At Pine Cove, we love animals and we’re seriously fun! Put those things together and you’ve got Groundhog Day! Do you find yourself googling, “What is Groundhog Day?” every year on February 2nd? Considering they’re one of the only animals with a national holiday, and because they have a universally known saying of “How much […]

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Meditate on Love!

by Karissa Pitaniello

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Some consider February to be “Love Month!” As Christ followers, there’s nothing we love more than glorifying the Author of love! To help you meditate on Christ’s love throughout this month, we’ve compiled 28 verses to meditate on—one for each day of the month! We pray that this blesses you as you daily seek to […]

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Fireside Reflections

by Lizzie Klein

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“Welcome to Fireside.” With these words, the Timbers campers and staff begin a special weekly camp tradition. Fireside is a time for the whole camp to gather together and worship the Lord, express what He’s been teaching them, and even witness a fun closing surprise! Join the Timbers staff as they share about this special […]

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2023 Winter Staff Trips

by Karissa Pitaniello

Every year our staff reconnects by taking a trip together! This is a fruitful time to reminisce, look forward to the summer ahead, worship together, and as always, share lots of laughs. Our staff look forward to these trips so much they save up their own money during the year to go on them! This […]

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Staff Profile: Michael “Deli” Miller

by Karissa Pitaniello

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Michael Miller has multiple layers—he’s an avid traveler, skateboard enthusiast, devout disciple, and hilarious storyteller! Enjoy learning more about Chimney Point’s Men’s Director below to be encouraged and spurred on. Tell us a bit about yourself! I’m from Watkinsville, Georgia. I went to the University of Georgia where I studied advertising, and I worked at […]

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2023 Staff New Year’s Resolutions

by Karissa Pitaniello

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A new year includes the excitement of what is to come! Enjoy reading about what some of our staffers hope to accomplish this year. Some are fun and some are more serious—all are a reminder that self-discipline and dependance on God go hand-in-hand! I’ve recently gotten back into reading and I love it! I read […]

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2022 Winterfest Recap

by Karissa Pitaniello

Oh what fun! What happens when you combine hot cocoa, Grinch face paint, and dance parties? Winterfest, of course! Our staff had a blast spending time with campers a few weekends ago. Take a look below and enjoy a glimpse of all the memories made!   View this post on Instagram   A post shared […]

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Grace Upon Grace: The Sweeping Generosity of One East Texas Church

by Valerie Morby

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Every child should get the opportunity to go to summer camp.  That was the constant refrain playing in the minds of Josh and Libby Black when they had the idea for their church, First Baptist Church of Longview, to host a week of Pine Cove City. That idea in itself is not so extraordinary; hundreds […]

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A Faith-Filled Foundation – Checking in with the Forge

by Lizzie Klein

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They say that a week in the Forge is actually a month in normal life, so if that’s true, we are a few years into the Forge this December! So what’s happened so far? What is a fall semester like in the Forge? Well it all started with move-in day, which if I’m being honest […]

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Staff Favorites: Christmas Traditions

by Karissa Pitaniello

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Christmas really is the most wonderful time of the year as we reflect on the most wonderful gift of all time- Jesus! He is the reason for the season! But, we also love to celebrate the seriously fun traditions that surround it! This month we asked our staff what their favorite Christmas traditions are. From […]

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