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Category: Inside the Cove


Staff Favorites: Snack Combinations

by Jessica Anthony

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We all know that Dr Pepper and Dibs have been the long-running camp snack shop go-to, but we decided to ask our staff what some of their other favorite combinations were—and now we can’t wait to try out a few new ones! Check out what they had to say. “Our fam always rocks the Goldfish […]

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Prayers for Pine Cove — Summer 2022

by Pine Cove

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Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, it is finally May and camp is on its way! We could not be more excited to welcome our summer staff on property in less than two weeks and our first week of campers in less than four! Will you join us in praying over this summer? Here are […]

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May 2022 Springs Photo Update

by Jessica Anthony

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The excitement surrounding the opening of a new camp is almost impossible to describe. But it is definitely not without hard work, sweat, and prayers. We know we could not do any of it without the blessing from God and the support of all of you. We are so excited to share a few photo […]

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2022 Camp Store Preview

by Jessica Anthony

Friends, campers, parents: lend us your ears… camp is coming! And if you’re like us and counting down the days (hours, minutes, seconds…) until you come back to camp, have we got a treat for you. We’ve got new merchandise in our camp store! From fun-colored Kammoks to one-of-a-kind Cotopaxi hip bags, there is something […]

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2022 Youth Camp Bible Study Preview

by Pine Cove

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There’s no question that camp is fun. Serious fun. But first and foremost, Pine Cove is Christ-centered. The best way we can do that is to be in the Word — both individually as staff and collectively with our campers. Here is a preview of what each youth camp will be covering this summer with […]

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Staff Favorites: Packing Hacks

by Jessica Anthony

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While it might be a little too early to actually start packing for camp, we thought it would be fun to share some of our staff’s favorite packing hacks. While some of these tips are camp-specific (hello, theme nights!), most of these can be used for every packing scenario. “Our favorite trunk is only $30, […]

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Staff Profile: Trent “UGA” McClure

by Jenny Sowers Rutland

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Trent “UGA” McClure has worked in many roles at camp over the last seven years. His various experiences at youth camp, the Forge, the Institute of Wilderness Studies, and Pine Cove City have prepared him well as he gets ready to help open Pine Cove’s newest youth camp: the Springs. Talking to Trent is like […]

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A Brand-New Way to Live

by Craig Langemeier

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The four Gospels tell us amazing stories of how Jesus lived. The miraculous stories of provision of healing and food. The deeply moving stories of caring for the hurting and the outcast. The ushering in of an entirely different view of how to live out and think about things. He patiently taught and trained those […]

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Leadership Weekend

by Jessica Anthony

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Last weekend each camp welcomed their summer leadership teams for a time of prayer, planning, and of course, play, in order to get ready for this summer!  In Central Texas, the Austin Stone Worship led our teams in corporate prayer and worship at the Ridge. TJ “Philly” Connor, CTX Senior Director of Ministries and Crier […]

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Walking Where They Walked – Forge Israel Trip

by Michaela Drewry

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Every year, the Forge students take a trip to Israel in the spring. Having spent the past six months studying the geography, the people, the history, and the significance of Israel in the scriptures, it’s the pinnacle of our learning experience to travel to the Holy Land. And let me tell you, it did not […]

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