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Category: Prep for Camp


Let’s Get You To Camp – Day Camp Edition

by Jesse GarnerPosted Apr 12, 2018

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Day camp is just around the corner, and we’re here to help! Here’s everything you need to know to make sure your camper is totally ready for their week at Pine Cove’s Camp in the City (and you are too!). Let’s do this! What to Bring We’ve made the list – now you can check […]

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Everything You Need to Know About the Camp Store at Youth Camp

by Jesse GarnerPosted Apr 11, 2018

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Updates for Summer 2020 We are evaluating our procedures to protect the health of campers, staff, and parents and to stay in line with the latest CDC and governmental guidelines. We’ll summarize our updates here and expand on them in the post as we have them. No updates yet. Check back later! The camp store […]

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The Skinny on Overnight Youth Camp Theme Nights

by Jesse GarnerPosted Apr 11, 2018

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Updates for Summer 2020 We are continually evaluating our games and programs to protect the health of campers, staff, and parents and to stay in line with the latest CDC and governmental guidelines. Theme nights programs and games will look as different as needed to fit the latest guidelines, but will still be seriously fun […]

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Pine Cove’s In-Depth Guide to Packing For Overnight Youth Camp

by Jesse GarnerPosted Mar 29, 2018

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Alright, parents. We know that packing can be difficult. Should you send your camper with the blue tennis shoes or the red ones? What should you avoid packing? Are eight shirts enough? Too much? These are just a few of the questions that are likely running through your mind. That’s why we’ve made you a […]

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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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Why We Invite Friends to Camp

by Robbie JonesPosted Mar 13, 2014

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We have two kids in public school. One of the things I love about public school is that it gives our family a chance to interact with families who may not share our faith and way of life. Since I work at a ministry full time, meeting people outside the “Christian bubble” can take a […]

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Top Eight Questions We Get About Family Camp

by Lea RittenhousePosted Feb 28, 2014

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Family camp is the best kind of camp! But because it’s a little outside of what most people think of when they think of camp, we get a number of questions. Here’s a list of questions (and answers, because we’re nice) we commonly get. 1. What are the differences between the four family camps? The […]

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Important Camper Forms

by Lea RittenhousePosted Jan 17, 2014

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Here at Pine Cove, there are two things that are very important during the registration process. For starters, we want to make preparing for camp a smooth process, and second, we want to be as prepared as possible for your specific camper. To accomplish these priorities, we require that you complete three mandatory forms through […]

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