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Category: Inside the Cove


Camp Mural Roundup

by Karissa Pitaniello

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Whether you’re having serious-fun at Pine Cove in Georgia, South Carolina, East Texas, or Central Texas, each camp comes with its own stunning view! From tall trees to wide open fields, God’s glory and beauty is shown through nature on each property. But, at Pine Cove, we’re all about going above and beyond. Which is […]

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Staff Profile: Audra “Mater” Metz

by Karissa Pitaniello

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Longtime Bluff’s camper and Midwest native, Audra is in the swing of her second summer as the Women’s Director at the Woods! Learn about what the Lord has taught her through Pine Cove, and be persuaded to buy your very own crab costume!  Tell us about yourself! I grew up in Springville, Missouri and still […]

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2023 Property Updates Around Pine Cove!

by Karissa Pitaniello

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Each year at Pine Cove, we want the experience for our campers to be better and better. Sometimes that includes making some upgrades around camp! We are extremely grateful for the Lord’s provision and for the hard work of our construction teams to make these new, seriously fun projects a reality! Bask in all of […]

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Pine Cove City Activity Classes!

by Karissa Pitaniello

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Throughout the summer, our City teams work hard to bring the Christ-centered serious fun to YOUR neighborhood! One of our favorite parts of these jam-packed weeks of camp is the awesome activity classes. Whether you prefer climbing a sky-high rock wall, racing your friends down the slip ‘n’ slide, or finding your perfect aim in […]

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New 2023 Camp Names We Love!

by Karissa Pitaniello

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“NAME GAME, gimme that name, I want that name!” That’s the sound of a camp cheer we’ve been hearing all around camp for the past few weeks as new staffers were receiving their camp names! Each staffer since 1967 has received their own unique name. These names are always seriously fun, but also a great […]

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2023 Staff Orientation Recap

by Pine Cove

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Orientation week happens each summer so that staffers can get to know each other and the Pine Cove Way! There’s always sure to be some serious fun happening at camp, especially when our summer staffers are building friendship as they prepare for a summer of service. Enjoy this glimpse into orientation week this year! Things […]

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Training Week 2023

by Pine Cove

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Camp is almost here, which means staffers are all over Pine Cove property! Summer staffers with specialized positions come early to camp to learn role-specific skills. We call this training week! Also happening during training week: trailblazing! Staffers have been working hard preparing each camp for campers to enjoy. Enjoy these glimpses into all the […]

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Staff Profile: Kase “Optimist Crime” White

by Karissa Pitaniello

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Kase has spent almost every summer of his life blobbing, zip-lining, and learning about the Lord at Pine Cove! He is an East Texas native and graduated from Oklahoma State University  (Go Pokes!) with a degree in finance. Enjoy laughing along to his hilarious stories as you get to know one of the most joyful […]

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Staff Favorites: Pre-Camp Purchases

by Karissa Pitaniello

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We have been preparing for camp by working hard and praying hard! We also wanted to know what our staffers are putting in their shopping carts as they prepare for camp to be here. Read along to find out what their favorite pre-camp purchases have been! “I LOVE my small scrunchies! Easy on the hair […]

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2023 Camp Prayer Calendar!

by Karissa Pitaniello

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“Cast all your anxiety on Him, because He cares for you.” 1 Peter 5:7  As camp quickly approaches, we want to be as prayerful as we are excited! Join us in praying daily for campers, staffers, families, etc. as we prepare for the most wonderful time of the year! Give each link a click to […]

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