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Category: Inside the Cove


2022 Summer Trends

by Jessica Anthony

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There’s an old saying that “what goes around comes around,” and it is certainly true of fashion trends… and fashion trends at camp to boot—especially if those boots are Crocs or Hokas! We’re here to bring you what’s trending with both our campers and summer staff. Let’s get started! Pull out your jibbitz because, you […]

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Springs in the Summer

by Jessica Anthony

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You might be thinking to yourself (“Self!”), “I wonder how the first few weeks of our brand new youth camp in Georgia have gone?” Wonder no more—we have the answers! We recently got to chat with Jacki “Winnie” Rodriguez, our eyes and ears on the ground at the Springs, and she had the greatest stories […]

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Woods Mini Golf

by Jessica Anthony

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W-O! O-D-S! O-D-S! We’ve rounded up some of our favorite photos of kids and grown-ups alike enjoying the latest and greatest activity class at our flagship family camp: Mini Golf! Located next to the former dining hall and current Rap Room/Camp Store, these greens fill in the hillside down to the lakefront walkway. 

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Staff Favorites: Headwear

by Jessica Anthony

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This month we asked our staff to share their favorite headwear with us. From Disney-themed mouse ears to the latest camp store best seller, they did not disappoint us with their responses. Ladies, are hats not your thing? That’s okay! We even have some other hair accessory ideas as well! I am loving the Cotopaxi […]

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New 2022 Camp Names We Love

by Valerie Morby

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The start of a new summer means a whole new set of seriously fun camp names for our staffers! And let us tell you—this summer’s staff brought their creativity with them with these names. From food puns and twists on song titles to silly Star Wars references and everything in between, we know you’re going […]

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A Return to Family Camp 40 Years Later

by Michaela Drewry

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Pine Cove loves seeing families come back every year and have their kids grow up at camp. But for the Lamar family, their kids’ first experience of camp was in kindergarten—and their second experience was four decades later! Charles Jr. and Mary Ellen Lamar brought their two sons, Charles III and Michael, to the Pine […]

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Staff Profile: Conor “Flowstopper” Barry

by Jenny Sowers Rutland

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Conor “Flowstopper” Barry has been a household Pine Cove name for the last several years. You may know him from his start at the Woods or maybe from his Purina Dog Chow campaign at the Towers. Or you may soon get to know him as he starts his next Pine Cove chapter at the Ridge. […]

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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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