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Category: Inside the Cove


New Central Texas Program Staff – 2021

by Jessica Anthony

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It is our great pleasure to introduce you to the newest additions to our Pine Cove Central Texas program staff! We are excited for you to meet them so let’s jump right in!  Sam “Cool Cool Cool, Tight Tight Tight, Beans” Malouf: Sam “Cool Cool Cool, Tight Tight Tight, Beans” Malouf is the Site Director […]

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2021 Recruiting Roundup

by Jessica Anthony

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It should come as no surprise that we love our Christ-centered, others-focused, and seriously fun summer staff. Our camp teams have spent the past two months travelling to Nebraska, Georgia, Kentucky, Alabama, and the expanses of Texas (to name a few) to meet and interview potential new staff. With a goal of almost 2,000 total […]

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New East Texas Program Staff – Fall 2021

by Jessica Anthony

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Welcome to the second installment of our seriously fun new program staff introductions! This week we are highlighting the staff from the East Texas region’s Woods, Ranch, City, and Timbers camps. Read how they were introduced to Pine Cove, how they got their crazy camp names (and what they actually go by), and what they […]

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Auburn Tailgate

by Libby Pittman

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And that’s a wrap on tailgate season! Last weekend we had staffers from Georgia, UT Knoxville, ETSU, Clemson, Samford, Ole Miss, USC, and more come out to Auburn for the fun! Staffers enjoyed local barbeque, free t-shirts (who doesn’t love a free t-shirt?), and, of course, fellowship with one another! We’re so sad that 2021 […]

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New Southeast Program Staff 2021

by Jessica Anthony

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We have so many new faces this fall, we wanted to introduce them to you by each region! First up, we have staff from the Southeast region’s Chimney Point and the Springs. Learn how they got their camp names, some fun facts about them, and what they are most excited about for their new role! […]

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A Pine Cove-Themed Birthday

by Valerie Morby

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Some of us grew up with Batman or Strawberry Shortcake or Aladdin-themed birthday parties. But the phrase “Bump the Lamp” was written for moms like Darcie “iMac” Lantz, who recently went way above and beyond for her daughter Heidi’s 13th birthday party. A longtime camper and a big-time Pine Cove fan, Heidi requested… a Pine […]

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Texas A&M Tailgate

by Libby Pittman

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Another weekend, another tailgate! This last weekend our summer staff met up at A&M to reminisce about the summer, catch up on this semester, and dream about next summer. Take a look at our camp teams that gathered together, and see if you can spot as many cowboy hats as we did (scroll to the […]

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Baylor University Tailgate

by Libby Pittman

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Our staff had a blast last weekend in Waco at our Baylor Tailgate! Every fall our summer staff reunite at a few of our largest staff-represented universities. One down, two to go! Don’t miss the tailgate at A&M on October 2nd and Auburn on October 9th! Until then, check out a few photos below from our tailgate […]

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Staff Profile: Jeff Olchesky

by Jenny Sowers Rutland

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Jeff “Rawhide” Olchesky currently serves as the Vice President of Operations in East Texas, where he lives with his wife and five children.  He has held many positions at Pine Cove and seen a lot of change and growth in his near 20 summers at camp, but still recalls the deep heart work that took […]

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Ain’t No Party Like a Pine Cove Party

by Jessica Anthony

You’ll never believe what just happened! As we were combing through the Inside the Cove emails over the last four years, our computer screen started glitching, the speakers were making weird sounds, and then we saw one of those flash across the screen! “One of those, what?” you say? It was one of those fourteen-eyebrowed, […]

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