Scenic view of trees at camp

Category: Inside the Cove

Staff Alumni Making Connections

by Elizabeth MoorePosted Mar 26, 2019


Searching for a job takes tenacity and patience–plus a healthy dose of flexibility and saying yes to the unexpected. Mason “Adequaker Oatmeal” Sims, a longtime Pine Cove staffer and Forge graduate, was in this position less than a year ago. From 2009-2014, Mason worked at the Ranch, Bluffs, and Camp in the City and graduated […]

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2019 Camper Bands

by Chelsea ConnorPosted Mar 20, 2019

Pine Cove is unique in many ways, but here’s something that really sets us apart: the awesome CampLife app and the camper bands that go with it! Giving out bands is a Sunday night staple around here. Ready to see this year’s bands? They feature a brand-new design, and are now seamless all the way […]

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Stories from the Camp Nurse: Angela Wilke

by Chelsea ConnorPosted Mar 18, 2019


In honor of our camp nurses, we wanted to share a few of their stories with you! The first nurse we are featuring, Angela “McGruff” Wilke, has a deep history with Pine Cove. She grew up as a camper, became a summer staffer when she was in college, sends her sons to youth camp, and […]

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Staff Profile: Dexter “Pika Poo” Carter

by Evan RobertsPosted Mar 5, 2019


How did you end up at Pine Cove? What is your current position? Growing up, I didn’t know much about camping. I didn’t know anything about Christian camp. I got saved my freshman year of college, and then got the chance to do work crew for a week at the Outback. After that, I applied […]

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Construction Updates at the Woods

by Chelsea ConnorPosted Mar 5, 2019


In case you missed the first announcement of the updates we are making at the Woods this year, you can read all about it in this blog post. To recap, the famous Azalea cabins at the Woods, originally built in 1968, have been overhauled, and they are looking amazing. (Old Azalea had 20 one-room cabins, […]

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Camp in the City: Growing Again!

by Chelsea ConnorPosted Feb 26, 2019


If you’ve been around Pine Cove for long, you have probably noticed we keep adding more churches and locations for our traveling day camp program to visit. The first summer of Camp in the City, way back in 2010, had 11 locations, and this year we are up to over 100! How does that increase […]

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Q&A with Ginger Ciminello

by Valerie MorbyPosted Feb 18, 2019


Today, Ginger Ciminello is an author, mother, and speaker—frequently at Pine Cove events. A few years ago, though, she was Tuck-N-Whoa: Ranch summer staffer, legendary “camp namer,” and Shores program video all-star. We’re so excited to have her back at camp this March as our Women’s Conference speaker! In the meantime, take a few minutes […]

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A Checkup For Your Marriage

by Valerie MorbyPosted Feb 12, 2019


Drift. That’s a fun word when you’re applying it to camp! Drift on a wakeboard behind a boat on the lake. Drift down a hill on a drift trike. Drift on a giant swan float in the pool. When it comes to relationships, however, we absolutely do not want to drift. It’s pretty easy for […]

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Alumni Sweetheart Stories

by Chelsea ConnorPosted Feb 12, 2019


There are a lot of couples who originally met while working together at Pine Cove, and every once in a while we love to spotlight a few. After all, serving together while praising Jesus is a great place to meet someone! Julia “Tweet P” & Westley “Wild Hog” Eyester It was a cool, sunny Winterfest […]

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Family Camp 2019 Theme: Unlikely

by Chris SherrodPosted Feb 8, 2019


Whom does God use? How does He build His Kingdom and what type of person qualifies? How spiritual must you be? How educated and well-off? Is there an age requirement? When we hear this kind of question we often jump to likely categories such as the morally upright, biblically grounded, traditionally acceptable, and spiritually mature. But […]

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