Scenic view of trees at camp

Category: Inside the Cove


2019 Pine Cove Gift Guide

by Pine CovePosted Dec 4, 2019

Christmas present

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

father and daughter

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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Staff Favorites: Family Books

by Anna BirchPosted Nov 13, 2019

Man reading Bible

Reading together as a family is a great way to make memories, learn together, and start great conversations. We often say at camp that shared experience builds trust, and what better way to share an experience than to open a book together?  We asked our full-time staff to share books that they love to read […]

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3 Ways to Communicate Your Way to a More Joyful Holiday Season

by Scott KedershaPosted Nov 13, 2019

Kids arm wrestling

Those holidays are right around the corner, which means it’s time for food, football, and friends. Along with the good times come countless opportunities for relational challenges. And we all know these communication and conflict struggles are heightened during the holidays. Every significant relationship will face challenges with communication and conflict resolution. This holds true […]

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Staff Profile: Jan “Sugar Pop” Robertson

by Jenny SowersPosted Nov 6, 2019

Jan Robertson

We got the chance to talk with Jan Robertson and hear what it’s been like to join Pine Cove later than most, how it has changed her life, and all the fun and challenges that come with pioneering a new camp. Oh, and she kept us laughing with the story of her engagement to her […]

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“Fall”-Themed Camp Names

by Anna BirchPosted Nov 6, 2019

Towers Name Game

Camp names are supposed to embody the staffer’s personality while typically putting a smile on the face of anyone who hears it. Some names are just so memorable, we can’t stop talking about them!  We thought since the weather is getting cooler, leaves are on the ground, and pumpkin spice everything is in the air, […]

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2019 Tailgates Recap

by Anna BirchPosted Oct 30, 2019

Camp in the City Team I at tailgate

It’s an annual tradition that never fails to draw a crowd. Every fall, Pine Cove hosts tailgates at some of our largest staff-represented universities! Each tailgate weekend is an opportunity for current staff to connect with friends at different schools, hang out around campus, and bring friends who are interested in applying for summer 2020. […]

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Wrangling For Jesus

by Katelyn SullinsPosted Oct 16, 2019

Camper petting horse with wrangler

Their alarm clocks often buzz at 4 am, there’s more dirt under their fingernails than you’d find in a sandbox, and their jeans may or may not be stuck on because of the 100-degree heat, but you’ll rarely find one without a big smile on their face. They’re the Pine Cove wranglers, and they really […]

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Crier Creek Renovations

by Anna BirchPosted Oct 16, 2019

Crier Creek dining hall construction

Crier Creek, our Central Texas family camp, is getting some major renovations that will allow us to serve even more families in the future! With a waitlist of 98 families in 2019 there’s a great need for expansion. Thanks to the generosity of our Crier Creek families and other friends of Pine Cove, the dining […]

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