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Category: Prep for Camp


Pine Cove’s In-Depth Guide to Camper Pickup and Pre-Registration at Youth Camp

by Pine Cove

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Updates for Summer 2024 We’ve added grade-based send-offs, or closing celebrations, at almost every camp! See below for details on whether your camp has an all-camper closing celebration, or qualifies for a grade-based send-off. We are continuing our contactless automatic pre-registration in order to save your camper’s spot for the following year. Details are sent […]

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Your In-Depth Guide to Medication at Overnight Youth Camp

by Pine Cove

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Everything in One Place You can find all your pre-camp information in one handy-dandy place right here! Updates for 2024 We are continually evaluating the latest state recommendations for our procedures to protect the health of campers, staff, and parents. Major updates are summarized below. For any medication you bring (see guidelines below), please only […]

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

by Jesse Garner

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Everything in One Place You can find all your pre-camp information in one handy-dandy place right here! Need to add money to your camper’s camp store account? Click here to log in, see their balance, and add money. The camp store is a pretty cool place, both literally (tons of AC!) and figuratively (so much […]

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

by Jesse Garner

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Everything in One Place You can find all your pre-camp information in one handy-dandy place right here! What’s just as fun as coming to overnight youth camp? Coming to camp with a friend! Sometimes the easiest way to convince a camper who might be a little hesitant to come by themselves is to make sure […]

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The In-Depth Guide to Friend Groups at Day Camp

by Jesse Garner

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Everything in One Place You can find all your pre-camp information in one handy-dandy place right here! What’s just as fun as coming to Pine Cove City? Coming to City with a friend! Sometimes the easiest way to convince a camper who might be a little hesitant to come by themselves is to make sure […]

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Let’s Get You To Camp – Day Camp Edition

by Jesse Garner

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Updates for Summer 2022 We are continually evaluating the latest state and church recommendations for our procedures to protect the health of campers, staff, and parents. 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 […]

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Let’s Get You To Camp – Family Camp Edition

by Jesse Garner

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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 Skinny on Overnight Youth Camp Theme Nights

by Jesse Garner

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Everything in One Place You can find all your pre-camp information in one handy-dandy place right here! At Pine Cove we are all about being seriously fun. Themed dinners and events (theme nights) are just one of the many ways that we have fun at camp. When else do you get to pretend to be […]

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Campers, Counselors, and Friend Groups at Pine Cove

by Valerie Morby

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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 Morby

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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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