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Category: Stories


Courageously Living Out a Calling

by Elizabeth MoorePosted Nov 12, 2019

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In the summer of 1999, Casey “Skipper” Brewer was tasked with what appeared to be an impossible job. But bolstered by his fellow staff and empowered by Kevin East, he humbly said yes to adversity and saw, firsthand, how God’s power is made perfect in weakness.  Today, Casey leads Kingdom at Work, an organization that […]

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Five Summers on Staff

by Valerie MorbyPosted Oct 14, 2019

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It’s not uncommon for some of our staffers to serve for two, three, or even four summers. Slightly less common? Coming back to serve for a fifth summer! We got in touch with six staffers who came back to serve for a “victory lap,” and asked them to share what they learned during their many […]

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My Heart Was Set On Fire For Christ

by Jesse GarnerPosted Sep 10, 2019

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After Joshua finished his final summer at the Shores, he was inspired to write a letter to us about his experiences! We loved it so much we wanted to share it with you in video form. Want to read Joshua’s letter instead? Check it out below! Dear Pine Cove, I started coming to Pine Cove […]

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Summer Recap 2019

by Kristen MurphyPosted Aug 13, 2019

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From a Summer Staff Parent “Several people have asked me about Pine Cove lately. I can say, without a doubt, it is the best thing we have done for our girls. For five years, they were both campers. For the past three years, we have had one as a camper at Pine Cove Shores and […]

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Camp in the City Barbershop

by Chelsea ConnorPosted Jul 16, 2019

Camp in the City Barbershop

A few Instagram posts from a barber in Indiana recently caught our eye. After doing a little digging, we discovered Todd Burnett (known as @thefoxbarber on Instagram), is a family friend of Trevor “Bonko” Mullikin. Bonko is the site director for Camp in the City Team Delta.  Todd’s daughter Lillie or “Cheese Fitz” is a […]

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Did You Say Two Weeks of Camp?

by Pine CovePosted Jun 24, 2019

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Some of our campers just can’t get enough of Pine Cove. And we love it! Our two-week programs offered at Timbers, Shores and Ridge are equipping campers to live for Christ beyond their time in high school. A Timbers Amplify counselor tells us her experience seeing lives transformed after two weeks at camp.   As […]

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A Heart for Service

by Valerie MorbyPosted Nov 8, 2017

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High schooler Ellis Sharpe sported a very special t-shirt at the Shores this summer. It didn’t feature the logo of a favorite college or sports team. It wasn’t something she purchased in a trendy store. Instead, Ellis’s shirt displayed the name of a special non-profit organization—one founded by Ellis herself. “I have always had a […]

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Max’s Summer Training

by Lisa ArchinalPosted Oct 24, 2016

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When football coaches from the top college programs in the country hear the name Max Wright their ears perk up. As a high school freshman, Max received his first Division I offer. Now as a junior, Max has offers in the double digits from major programs such as Alabama, Georgia and Texas A&M. He’s worked […]

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Famous Last Words

by Scott KedershaPosted Oct 24, 2016

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When our family moved to Texas in 2002, we kept hearing about Christian summer camps. If I am honest, I thought camp sounded like the dumbest thing I had ever heard. Our church went to family camp every year, and seemingly everyone talked about getting away with their families for a week or sending their […]

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Caitlin’s Story

by Susan AndreonePosted Oct 24, 2015

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“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!” — 2 Corinthians 5:17 Arriving after a long journey from their home in Pennsylvania, they drove through the Pine Cove Woods Family Camp entrance where she witnessed enthusiastic counselors jumping up and down and waving at her […]

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