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Category: Inside the Cove


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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Summer 2022 Family Camp Devotional Preview

by Pine Cove

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Drumroll please… our theme for this summer is ONE. This theme is based on Romans 15:5-6, which reads: “May the God of endurance and encouragement grant you to live in such harmony with one another, in accord with Christ Jesus, that together you may with one voice glorify the God and Father of our Lord […]

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Spring Wallpapers – 2022

by Pine Cove

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Ahh, Spring! As winter is saying its last goodbyes, the sun is hanging around a little longer, baseball spring training is in full swing (pun intended), flowers are starting to bloom, and spring-cleaning is on the brain! What better way to hit “refresh” than with some fun new spring-themed wallpapers for your phone? Isaiah 61 […]

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Staff Favorites: Music

by Jessica Anthony

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From praise and worship to some fun Disney tunes, and lots in between, we’re coming at you with some of our staff’s favorite music jams.  “I’ve been loving Needtobreathe (as always), and also ‘Hypotheticals’ by Lake Street Dive is a BOP!” – Annelise “Smilin” Morrison “Recently I have been listening to new music from Stephen […]

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Praying Over the Springs

by Jessica Anthony

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Last summer, our Chimney Point family camp parents had the unique opportunity of praying over the site of our newest youth camp, the Springs. After serving appetizers, our staff led a small prayer walk around the property and ended at the Dome so they could write Scripture and prayers on the walls. The prayer walk […]

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