Scenic view of trees at camp

Category: Inside the Cove


The 40 Date Challenge

by Kathryn Shoaf

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In the busyness of life, the relationship between a husband and wife can become strained.  As they strive to provide for their children, volunteer at church, and pursue a career, meaningful conversation is sometimes neglected.  Jonathan and Mali Eaton, campers at the Bluffs family camp, realized that their dating relationship dissolved once they were married. […]

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If the Winter Olympics Were at Pine Cove

by Chelsea Connor

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We are really big fans of the Olympics around Pine Cove. This should come as no surprise, since at camp we can turn anything into good, healthy competition. (Did someone say “Pit ‘n’ Palace?”) Admittedly, it’s a little easier for most of us to relate to the Summer Olympics, because hey, they’ve got pools, and […]

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Meet our New Alumni Director

by Hannah Carter

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When was the last time someone asked you what your camp name was? Well, we’re asking again! Not everyone gets to spend a summer in the middle of nowhere… cell phone off, cheering about meal time, wearing the same clothes as their peers two days a week and being known by a seriously fun name, […]

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Camp in the City Host Homes

by Kathryn Shoaf

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Before I applied to work at Pine Cove, I had never heard of a ministry like Camp in the City.  Every summer, Pine Cove packs up the joy and energy of camp and drives across Texas and the southeast. Along with obvious camp needs—such as snacks, skit clothes, and play pit balls—the caravan also carries […]

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When Our Favorite Reggie Retires

by Chelsea Connor

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Pat “Sew Train” Phillips has worked at Pine Cove in our Registration department for over twenty years. Last Friday was her last day before retiring, and we miss her already! Around Pine Cove, we affectionately refer to our registration team as “Reggies,” and they are the smiling faces behind any phone call to our main […]

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Staff Profile: EJ “Pops” Hibbler

by Mikaleh Offerman

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EJ “Pops” Hibbler graduated from Mississippi State University with a degree in broadcast journalism. He also has a masters in meteorology. Pops currently serves as a Pine Cove City Site Director for team E. He really loves sweet tea and is a hilarious storyteller. What did you want to be when you grew up? I […]

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What are your New Year’s Resolutions?

by Chelsea Connor

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We asked some of our full-time staff for their goals and resolutions they made for 2018, and it was inspiring! Sometimes our culture tells us that New Year’s Resolutions have to be huge life changes or weight-loss goals only, but even making one small intentional change per year can have a huge impact in the […]

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Stories from Commission Camping

by Chelsea Connor

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We have 78 Pine Cove staff members doing camp ministry throughout Latin America this week, and there are some awesome stories to share! One of our favorite things is keeping up with each mission trip through their blogs, and you can follow along too! Here are some excerpts of the fun and life-change happening in five […]

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Ridge Construction Updates

by Chelsea Connor

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Pine Cove Ridge is opening up Summer 2018, and we can’t wait! We have been praying for this camp specifically for many years, and it has been really exciting to see it coming into existence in the past few months. High schoolers in Central Texas have been eager for a camp to call their own, […]

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Bible Reading Plans

by Chelsea Connor

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Most people are thinking through goals for 2018 now that it’s January, so it is also a popular time to think through a Bible reading plan for the year. No matter what type of plan you use, the most important part is making it a priority to get into the Word of God every day! […]

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