Scenic view of trees at camp

Category: Inside the Cove


Embracing Today’s Season

by Scott KedershaPosted Jun 11, 2019

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One of my biggest failures as a dad is how often I’ve wished away the parenting years. At first I couldn’t wait until my kids slept through the night. Then I couldn’t wait until they were out of diapers. After that I couldn’t wait until our oldest (twins) went to school. Then I was ready for […]

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Woods Construction Updates

by Chelsea ConnorPosted Jun 11, 2019

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If you’ve been following along, you remember when we first showed some construction update photos in this blog and then more recent ones here. Well here we are, in Summer 2019, and look how amazing these completed projects are! Let’s start with Azalea, shall we? Yes, those are two-bedroom suites for families, and yes, those […]

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Staff Profile: Joanna “Rajmaninoff” Benjamin

by Evan RobertsPosted Jun 4, 2019

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Joanna “Rajmaninoff” Benjamin is the Women’s Director at Chimney Point. She has a long history with Pine Cove, is an Aggie, and is so dedicated to skits that once she suggested some of her hair be cut off on stage for dramatic effect.   How did you end up at Pine Cove? I was a […]

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Camp in the City Bible Study Preview 2019

by Chelsea ConnorPosted May 28, 2019

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One of the highlights of Camp in the City is the daily Bible study. Each cabin group gets to sit with their counselor and talk through the day’s lesson. This year’s study is titled “Rain or Shine,” and campers will get to go through several stories in the Bible together. Just like the weather can […]

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Orientation 2019

by Chelsea ConnorPosted May 21, 2019

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This week of staff orientation has been awesome! It just feels so right having all of our staff back at camp again. There’s a lot of training that happens this week, including going through the Pine Cove Way (our staff handbook), learning how to run an activity class, studying up on the cabin Bible study, […]

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We Love These Camp Names

by Chelsea ConnorPosted May 15, 2019

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Pine Cove has a lot of awesome traditions, but arguably the best is the Name Game. Nothing says “welcome to the culture” like getting up on stage in front of a hundred or so near-strangers and spilling your most embarrassing moments within a few days of arriving at camp! Every staffer enters the Name Game […]

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Dropping Our Pens

by Carrie LangemeierPosted May 7, 2019

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Mommy. The title that unites all women as mothers of little people. But how do we live out our role of “mommy” when our little people are becoming big? One of our closest friends was brought into his boss’s office one day out of the blue. Shockingly, and abruptly, he was informed he no longer […]

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A Church Equipped

by Shelly RoarkPosted Apr 23, 2019

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Rebecca Ross was brand new to the ministry staff at North Metro Church in Marietta, Georgia, when she heard about a kids outreach that was, well… different. “It was my fourth day on the job when a friend of mine called me and said, “There’s this camp you need to learn about,” Rebecca recalls. At […]

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New Pine Cove Gear

by Chelsea ConnorPosted Apr 23, 2019

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Since we specialize in summer camp, we are partial to a good summer accessory. Give us a cool and comfy T-shirt, a well-designed water bottle, and a stylish hat, and we are happy campers! Every summer, campers and staffers alike line up at the camp store during free time, on the forever search for the […]

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Staff Profile: Caleb “Wheelin N Dealin” Carter

by Chelsea ConnorPosted Apr 22, 2019

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Caleb “Wheelin N Dealin” Carter is the new camp director at the Ranch in East Texas, and we are thrilled to have him back at Pine Cove! He has been in his fair share of skits from his summer staff days (this one is an all-time favorite), and everyone at the Ranch will be blessed […]

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