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Category: Stories


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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Life Transformation Before My Very Eyes

by Taylor JervisPosted Oct 24, 2015

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I was in my sophomore year of college at the University of Tennessee in early 2008, sitting at my little apartment desk. The past two summers I had gone to work for my parents, who had moved to Destin, Florida the week after I graduated high school. It was a great job, running errands around […]

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Noah’s Story

Posted Oct 24, 2015

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Dear Pine Cove Family, A year ago our family took a leap of faith and started on an adventure with Jesus to this incredible place called Pine Cove, and I wanted to share with you a small part of our story that has come full circle in that year. Our nine–year–old son Noah is an absolute […]

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Wendy’s Story

Posted Oct 24, 2015

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Dear Broflex & Woods Staff, We wanted to let you know what a fantastic first year at camp we had. What started out as a tough week within our family relationships was redeemed as we let God soften our hearts and speak to us through the stillness that camp fosters. The HYPE overwhelmed the mom, […]

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Zach’s Story

by Alicia WalzPosted Oct 23, 2015

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Dear Pine Cove, I just wanted to offer a quick explanation of this gift to Project 319 (Pine Cove’s scholarship program). My name is Alicia “Reverse, Reverse” Walz. I’m from Nebraska, and I was a counselor at the Timbers during the 2010-2011 summers. During my first summer, my little brother, Zach, went to Pine Cove […]

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