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Category: Inside the Cove


Auburn Tailgate

by Libby Pittman

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And that’s a wrap on tailgate season! Last weekend we had staffers from Georgia, UT Knoxville, ETSU, Clemson, Samford, Ole Miss, USC, and more come out to Auburn for the fun! Staffers enjoyed local barbeque, free t-shirts (who doesn’t love a free t-shirt?), and, of course, fellowship with one another! We’re so sad that 2021 […]

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New Southeast Program Staff 2021

by Jessica Anthony

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We have so many new faces this fall, we wanted to introduce them to you by each region! First up, we have staff from the Southeast region’s Chimney Point and the Springs. Learn how they got their camp names, some fun facts about them, and what they are most excited about for their new role! […]

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A Pine Cove-Themed Birthday

by Valerie Morby

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Some of us grew up with Batman or Strawberry Shortcake or Aladdin-themed birthday parties. But the phrase “Bump the Lamp” was written for moms like Darcie “iMac” Lantz, who recently went way above and beyond for her daughter Heidi’s 13th birthday party. A longtime camper and a big-time Pine Cove fan, Heidi requested… a Pine […]

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Texas A&M Tailgate

by Libby Pittman

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Another weekend, another tailgate! This last weekend our summer staff met up at A&M to reminisce about the summer, catch up on this semester, and dream about next summer. Take a look at our camp teams that gathered together, and see if you can spot as many cowboy hats as we did (scroll to the […]

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Baylor University Tailgate

by Libby Pittman

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Our staff had a blast last weekend in Waco at our Baylor Tailgate! Every fall our summer staff reunite at a few of our largest staff-represented universities. One down, two to go! Don’t miss the tailgate at A&M on October 2nd and Auburn on October 9th! Until then, check out a few photos below from our tailgate […]

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Staff Profile: Jeff Olchesky

by Jenny Sowers Rutland

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Jeff “Rawhide” Olchesky currently serves as the Vice President of Operations in East Texas, where he lives with his wife and five children.  He has held many positions at Pine Cove and seen a lot of change and growth in his near 20 summers at camp, but still recalls the deep heart work that took […]

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Ain’t No Party Like a Pine Cove Party

by Jessica Anthony

You’ll never believe what just happened! As we were combing through the Inside the Cove emails over the last four years, our computer screen started glitching, the speakers were making weird sounds, and then we saw one of those flash across the screen! “One of those, what?” you say? It was one of those fourteen-eyebrowed, […]

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Staff Profile: Caleb “Wheelin’ N Dealin’” Carter

by Jessica Anthony

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While Caleb “Wheelin’ N Dealin’” Carter is not new to Pine Cove, he is, officially, the newest addition to our Southeast region as the director of the Pine Cove Springs! He has faithfully served as the Ranch camp director since 2019, and we are excited for what he will bring to our newest youth camp! […]

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Recruiting Training and Orientation

by Valerie Morby

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“Welcome to Summer 2022!” Although those words were spoken only a few weeks ago, they are, believe it or not, all too accurate. Our full-time camp teams are embarking on one of the first major steps needed to climb the mountain of preparation for next summer: recruiting and hiring more than 2,000 summer staffers! Earlier […]

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Top 10 Schools 2021

by Jessica Anthony

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We have a saying here at Pine Cove: “Our staff is our program.” We could not do what we do without them! Each year we are continually blown away by the caliber of college staff God brings to us, and this summer was no exception. We’ve found the most effective way to meet new staff […]

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