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Category: Prep for Camp


Let’s Get You To Camp – Family Camp Edition

by Jesse GarnerPosted May 19, 2021

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Camp is just around the corner, and we’re here to help! Here’s everything you need to know to make sure your family is totally ready for their week at Pine Cove. Let’s do this! Packing & Theme Nights We’ve made the list – now you can check it twice. Look over your packing list for […]

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The In-Depth Guide to Friend Groups at Day Camp

by Jesse GarnerPosted May 19, 2021

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Updates for 2021 In February of 2021, Pine Cove switched to a new registration system. Along with a few changes to how you create friend groups, we’re switching up some of the vocabulary surrounding how we talk about it! So now, cabin mate requests have become “friend groups!” Read on for more information on how […]

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The In-Depth Guide to Friend Groups at Overnight Youth Camp

by Jesse GarnerPosted May 19, 2021

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Updates for 2021 In February of 2021, Pine Cove switched to a new registration system. Along with a few changes to how you create friend groups, we’re switching up some of the vocabulary surrounding how we talk about it! So now, cabin mate requests have become “friend groups!” Read on for more information on how […]

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Campers, Counselors, and Friend Groups at Pine Cove

by Valerie MorbyPosted Sep 22, 2020

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Coming to camp for the first time can be full of questions for kids (and their parents!). What kind of food will I eat? Really, really good, food with lots of options. Will the cabin I’m sleeping in be air conditioned? Oh, absolutely. Will I make any friends? Again: ABSOLUTELY. When kids come to camp, […]

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6 Things To Know About Theme Nights

by Valerie MorbyPosted Sep 11, 2020

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One of our favorite parts of camp: theme nights! Each night at camp, everyone gathers to play a fun game, go on a scavenger hunt, or dance the night away. It usually involves costumes, and it ALWAYS involves fun! Check out the top six things you need to know about Pine Cove theme nights. 1. […]

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Let’s Get You To Winterfest

by Jesse GarnerPosted Nov 5, 2019

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Updates for 2021 coming soon We’ll be adding our updates for Winterfest 2021 here later this fall. We can hear the Christmas carols in the distance and staff are starting to string up lights and put up decorations – Winterfest is almost here! Here’s everything you need to know to make sure your camper is […]

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Camp in the City Bible Study Preview

by Chelsea ConnorPosted Apr 26, 2018

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Our Camp in the City staff love to talk about how their summer is one big road trip, where they get to travel all around the country, put on a week of camp, and then pack up and do it all over again. It’s a blast! So when they were coming up with the daily […]

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A First-Time Camper Mom’s Experience

by Valerie MorbyPosted Apr 14, 2016

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Editor’s Note: The following post was written by Michelle Tanzola, a mom who sent her daughter to Pine Cove Camp in the City for the first time last summer! Check out what the experience was like for her. I am not a “hoverer” when it comes to parenting. At least, I don’t like to think […]

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Packing For Family Camp

by Valerie MorbyPosted Feb 20, 2015

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Editor’s Note: The following post was written by Olivia Engstrom, a longtime Pine Cove Bluffs family camper. She has some great tips on packing for camp that we think will be very helpful for anyone heading to family camp this summer! So you’re going to family camp! Lucky you. This is our family’s favorite time […]

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7 Secrets of Packing for Camp

by Valerie MorbyPosted May 29, 2014

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Editor’s Note: The following post was written by Leann Strnadel, Pine Cove camper and counselor mom. She has some great tips on packing for camp that we think will be very helpful for anyone heading to camp this summer! There is always a lot of excitement when getting ready to attend Summer Camp! My two […]

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