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Category: Parenting


Forge Father Daughter Retreat Preview

by Chris SherrodPosted Nov 19, 2019

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Being a dad to two daughters is such an adventure. To be honest, I was a little unsure at first when we learned we were having a baby girl. My wife and I already had three boys and I felt I had a pretty good grasp on what that was supposed to look like. But […]

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How to Have a Hangtime with Your Kids

by Jenny LayPosted Oct 9, 2019

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Skits, camp names, and counselors jumping upon your arrival… all things that are an integral part of just about any Pine Cove camp experience. Another important  experience for youth campers (and children at family camp) is something called a hangtime. In Pine Cove’s staff handbook, a hangtime is defined as “an intentional time with just […]

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Tips for Surviving the School Year

by Valerie MorbyPosted Aug 20, 2019

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Let’s be honest: unless you’re Maria Von Trapp, parenting children during the school year can be rough. You start out with the best intentions, but before long you’re living on a prayer and sending marshmallows and mustard packets for your kids’ lunches. You’ll find no judgement here, Mom and Dad! Instead, we want to come […]

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MomLife, Pine Cove and Prayer

by Susan AndreonePosted Jul 16, 2019

MomLife, Pine Cove and Prayer

Praying scripture regularly over our children and grandchildren is no doubt one of the most loving and impactful things we can do for them. According to Hebrews 4:12, God’s Word is “alive and active” in our lives. When we pray for Biblical Truth over our children, whether they are little ones or grown adults, you […]

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Middle School is Tough

Posted May 8, 2019

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Are you raising a middle school-aged “man-child”? You are not alone! One mom shares from the heart her experiences of parenting her middle school son and how Pine Cove has impacted his confidence and spiritual development. “With Pine Cove’s help each summer, I feel more confident about the man he’s becoming.” – Camper mom Landon […]

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Dropping Our Pens

by Carrie LangemeierPosted May 7, 2019

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Mommy. The title that unites all women as mothers of little people. But how do we live out our role of “mommy” when our little people are becoming big? One of our closest friends was brought into his boss’s office one day out of the blue. Shockingly, and abruptly, he was informed he no longer […]

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A Letter to Moms with Tween Girls

by Lisa ArchinalPosted Feb 22, 2017

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I still remember the day. It was Tuesday, January 25, 2012, and my 12-year-old daughter left me a love note. YES! In a world where tweens are often characterized as moody and aloof, my girl showed evidence of actual connection. Entering the realm of tween parenting, I felt a little like Katniss in “The Hunger […]

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My Child’s First Time At Overnight Youth Camp

by Valerie MorbyPosted Aug 16, 2016

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Editor’s Note: The following post was written by Michelle Tanzola, a mom who sent her daughter to the overnight youth camp at Pine Cove for the first time this summer! Last year her daughter experienced Camp in the City for the first time. Read about that experience here. If the Olympics gave medals for summer camps, Pine […]

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