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Category: Inside the Cove

2022 Winter Staff Trips

by Jessica AnthonyPosted Jan 26, 2022


One thing we hope you’ll never tire of hearing is that here at Pine Cove, “our staff is our program!” Our relational recruiting model has changed not only the way we look for and hire those staffers, but also how we interact with them the other forty weeks of the year.  One of those ways […]

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A Lasting Impact

by Anna BirchPosted Jan 20, 2022


Camaraderie. As we stand shoulder to shoulder with dozens of other staff, dressed in the same opening day shirt and khaki shorts, ready and willing to spend and be spent for the souls of campers, we realize we’ve found what it looks like to have true camaraderie. Where does this type of community come from? For […]

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Staff Favorites: Bible Study Resources

by Jessica AnthonyPosted Jan 5, 2022


We asked our full-time staff to share with you some of their favorite ways to study God’s Word, and they had lots of great suggestions! From apps and podcasts to printable reading plans and good old-fashioned hard-copy books, there is sure to be something that will grab your attention and help you dig deeper into […]

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New Year’s Family Weekend Recap!

by Jessica AnthonyPosted Jan 5, 2022


We could think of no better way to wrap up 2021 and kick off the New Year than with our family campers at the New Year’s Family Weekends across all four of our family camps! From undercover Santas and gingerbread house competitions to silent discos and epic New Year’s Eve countdowns, here are some of […]

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2021 Winterfest Recap!

by Jessica AnthonyPosted Dec 29, 2021


What happens when you combine Christmas inflatables, gingerbread houses, wacky skit characters, and hot cocoa? One seriously fun Winterfest weekend! Here are just a few of the memories we captured:     View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Pine Cove Silverado (@pinecovesilverado)     View this post on Instagram   A […]

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Navigating Tough Conversations (Especially During the Holidays)

by Chris LeggPosted Dec 16, 2021


About the Author: Chris “Knightlight” Legg currently serves as the lead pastor at South Spring Church in Tyler, Texas and is the founder of Alethia Family Counseling with offices in Houston, College Station, and Tyler, Texas. Prior to that, Chris served eight years in leadership as Pine Cove’s Staff Chaplain and was the visionary behind […]

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Pop’s Cabin: Helping Us Remember

by Jenny LayPosted Dec 9, 2021


Pause for a moment and think back to your days at Pine Cove – the sights, the sounds, the smells. Remember the way the reflection of the sun sparkles on the lake? Can you hear the locusts and tree frogs start their evening song as the cheers and laughter give way to sleep? Even better, […]

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Inside the Forge

by Pine CovePosted Dec 8, 2021


The question we get the most is: “So tell me about the Forge!” And while it is impossible to speak for all of us… When I first considered an eight-month commitment, I was quick to make an excuse for why I couldn’t give up that much time. In reality, it is not “giving up” time. […]

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Christmas Wallpapers – 2021

by Pine CovePosted Dec 8, 2021


As the Christmas season (and its inevitable chaos)  is fully upon us, we thought there’d be no better time to send these Christ-centered, scripture-filled phone wallpapers to you! We hope these will be a constant reminder of the hope that we have that Christ is Emmanuel, God with us! Merry Christmas!  Emmanuel Tim Keller quote […]

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2021 Pine Cove Gift Guide

by Pine CovePosted Nov 30, 2021


It’s hard to believe, but it’s officially time to release our fourth annual Christmas Gift Guide! We’ve got recommendations from our full-time staff, a few summer staff favorites, and plenty more seriously fun ideas thrown in as well. So whether you’re shopping for your child, your roommate, or your mom, we’ve got you covered! No […]

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