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Category: Inside the Cove


Spot the Difference

by Pine Cove

Spotting serious fun is easy when you’re at Pine Cove! But can you spot all 10 differences between these two camp scenes? Click here when you’re ready to check your answers!

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“What I Miss About Camp”

by Pine Cove

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Since summer is right around the corner, you might find yourself daydreaming about going off the blob, gazing at lakefront views, and laughing along to hilarious skits! We’re right there with you. Enjoy reading along to a journal entry written by one of our campers, Heidi Lantz, as she puts to words what makes each […]

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New 2023 Full-Time Camp Staff

by Karissa Pitaniello

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We are itching for the camp gates to be open, and we want YOU to know who will be waiting for you on the other side! Introducing… our new 2023 full-time camp staff members! Each of them are eager to serve you and help make this your best summer yet!  Liam “Butter” Moore is newly […]

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2023 Bible Study Preview

by Pine Cove

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We are FIRED UP about having some serious fun this summer at Pine Cove! But more than anything, we are eager to learn more about the Lord together through His Word! Some of the best memories at camp are made in small circles: cabin mates sitting together digging into their Bibles. Here is a preview […]

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Staff Profile: Kat “Mischief Managed” McDaniel

by Karissa Pitaniello

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What do an Aggie, a Chief, and a Russian all have in common? Find out when you read all about Kat McDaniel below! Enjoy her stories of mischief and each of her show-stopping fun facts as you get to know the executive assistant to the East Texas leadership team. Tell us about yourself! My name’s […]

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2023 Construction Updates Around Pine Cove

by Karissa Pitaniello

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Since last summer, Pine Cove has been busy. Very busy. We have been adding more castles (also known as Towers cabins), building a new barn at the Ranch, new staff cabins, building brand-new pools for campers to cannonball into, installing an indoor ropes course at the Springs, and even installing a new water filtration unit […]

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Forge Israel Trip 2023

by Pine Cove

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Each year students from the Forge, our leadership development program, travel together to Israel. They walk where Jesus walked and experience the Bible in person! Together as a team, the Forge created a daily journal to track all that they saw and learned. You can read each of the daily posts here, or continue reading […]

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Leadership Weekend 2023

by Karissa Pitaniello

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In preparation for the upcoming summer, each of our camp’s leadership teams spent a weekend of serious-fun together! They took time to cast vision, pray fervently, and laugh hard (of course!). Take a look below to see what it’s like to prepare for a summer of ministry together. Jump to: Family Camp Youth Camp Pine […]

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The Table

by Mitch Hartt

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Some of the perceived benefits camp has on kids—and ourselves—are consistency and simplicity. This consistency may manifest itself through time in the Word, frequent worship, or constant community driven by a counselor loving their campers with intentionality. The simplicity plays out largely through a highly structured/programmed space with zero access to social technology.  One of […]

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Summer 2023 Family Camp Devotional Preview

by Pine Cove

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Families!  Summer is on the horizon and we are so excited to see you all soon! We are praying for each of you as you enter into the Spring and finish up the school year. We are also preparing our camps, staff, and program for an incredible Christ centered, others focused, and seriously fun summer!  […]

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