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Category: Inside the Cove


Staff Profile: Coleman “Busta Rhyme” Ross

by Karissa Pitaniello

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We’re so excited for you to get to learn more about our awesome Bluffs director Coleman “Busta Rhyme” Ross! Coleman grew up in Dallas before heading to Oklahoma State University. Throughout his summers he joined the Pine Cove summer staff team, but that wasn’t his first Pine Cove experience! Coleman grew up going to family […]

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Club Rewind: Walking With Jesus

by Pine Cove

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Throughout the summer, campers and staffers alike are encouraged by the Club talks that our full-time team curates! After praising the Lord with their cabinmates, campers listen to these talks that are always drenched in Scripture and, of course, include some seriously fun stories! Sit back and enjoy the highlights of Hayden “Mr. Polar Bear” […]

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A Liturgy for Remembering Unity

by Elizabeth Moore

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Throughout Scripture, the Lord calls us to remember. Remember what He’s done in our lives, and how He’s changed our hearts. We encourage you to take a few minutes to look back on your time at Pine Cove, to reflect on what God did in your heart, and to remember. Oh Lord, what a gift […]

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Recharged: Staff Retreat Recap 2023

by Valerie Morby

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On an average day, they can be found in Atlanta, in Tyler, and in College Station. But for a handful of days at the end of August this year, all 150+ full-time Pine Cove staffers could be found in the exact same place: on the banks of Lake Palestine, all gathered together at the Bluffs […]

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2023 Top Ten Schools!

by Karissa Pitaniello

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The wait is over! It’s time for the top schools represented this past summer to be REVEALED!  We have been in awe of how God has moved in mighty ways this year. It is no mistake who He brings on property each summer, and that especially includes who we hire. Our staff are the best […]

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Staff Favorites: Small Group Snacks

by Karissa Pitaniello

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The best part of small groups is the chance to walk through life alongside other devoted believers. But… the snacks are usually pretty great too! Get ready to invite your people over after reading through our staff’s favorite small group snacks.  My favorite snack to bring to small group is ice cream sandwiches! Just bake […]

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Staff Profile: Dexter “Pikapoo!” Carter

by Karissa Pitaniello

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A friend to all and a bit of a “jack-of-all-hobbies,” Dex ‘Pikapoo!’ Carter has been a part of the Pine Cove family since 2015. Get to know the Outback director as he shares how the Lord transformed his heart, and laugh along to his hilarious and… electric stories!  If you were to give someone an […]

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Camp Puppies Rewind 2023

by Karissa Pitaniello

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We are so grateful for everyone who participated in the Silverado and Towers puppy auction! It was a blessing to see these beloved dogs go home to their new families. We are thankful for the time our campers had with these sweet puppies, and for the proceeds from the adoptions that are going to our […]

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2023 Theme Nights at Home!

by Karissa Pitaniello

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The serious fun of camp doesn’t have to stop just because summer is over! Transform your living room into a theme night by picking one of our favorite nights of camp from below, or choose your own!   Mr. Merkus and His Magnificent Circus Brought to you by the Towers! The Big Top is back […]

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Fall Resource Recommendations

by Pine Cove

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August means unpacking your summer suitcase and getting back into your swing of routine! As you do, we want to offer some of our staff’s favorite resources to keep your day-to-day Christ-centered!  Gentle and Lowly In Matthew 11:20, Jesus says, “I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.” […]

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