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Category: Inside the Cove


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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Top 10 Christmas Camp Names!

by Karissa Pitaniello

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Here at Pine Cove, we’re serious about fun and serious about celebrating the best holiday of the year: Christmas! To do that, our elves compiled 10 of the best Christmas-focused camp names to make your holiday even more merry and bright. Top 10 Christmas Camp Names: 10. While waiting in line to meet Santa at […]

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2022 Pine Cove Gift Guide

by Pine Cove

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We are ringing in the most wonderful time of the year with our fifth annual Gift Guide! Our elves have been hard at work all year long checking out the trends so that whoever you’re buying a gift for this year is as happy as Santa Claus with cookies when they unwrap it. Whether you’re […]

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