Scenic view of trees at camp

Category: Inside the Cove


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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Staff Profile: Landon “Rhymes & Dimes” Fink

by Karissa Pitaniello

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Landon has grown up saturated in the Christ-centered, others-focused, seriously-funess that is Pine Cove. Starting at the Towers, he’s made memories at almost every camp in East Texas, and joined in the fun of Pine Cove City! Be encouraged by Landon’s humble and fun spirit as you laugh along to camp stories and are spurred […]

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Staff Favorites: Beach Reads

by Karissa Pitaniello

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With Spring Break just around the corner, now is the perfect time to stock up on a good beach read! To help you do that, we compiled a list of our staff’s go-to books for the break. Whether you’ll use this season to grow in wisdom or to enjoy a good ol’ mystery novel, we’ve […]

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Valentine-Themed Camp Names

by Karissa Pitaniello

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Considering we worship the Creator of Love, there’s plenty to celebrate on Valentine’s Day! Get into the spirit of this lovely holiday by reading a roundup of all the camp name’s based around it. Comment below your favorite or even try to create your own!  All About Cupid! Cupid Truffle Cupid Shuffle Cupid Muffle Cupid […]

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Groundhog Day—Camp Edition!

by Karissa Pitaniello

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At Pine Cove, we love animals and we’re seriously fun! Put those things together and you’ve got Groundhog Day! Do you find yourself googling, “What is Groundhog Day?” every year on February 2nd? Considering they’re one of the only animals with a national holiday, and because they have a universally known saying of “How much […]

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Meditate on Love!

by Karissa Pitaniello

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Some consider February to be “Love Month!” As Christ followers, there’s nothing we love more than glorifying the Author of love! To help you meditate on Christ’s love throughout this month, we’ve compiled 29 verses to meditate on—one for each day of the month! We pray that this blesses you as you daily seek to […]

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