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Category: Summer Staff


Training and Orientation Recap 2022

by Valerie Morby

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Summer 2022 is finally here! Soon we’ll be opening the gates of camp to our first groups of kids and families, plus welcoming tons of day campers to churches all across the Southeast. First, though, we’ve got to get our summer staff trained! Last week more than 1,000 college students arrived at Pine Cove camps […]

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From Campers to Staffers to Roommates

by Michaela Drewry

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When Christen Sharpe first arrived at Pine Cove to drop off her 12-year-old daughter, Ellis, at the Ranch in 2013, she was apprehensive and filled with anxiety for her daughter, convinced Ellis was going to be lonely. “Ellis had friends in her cabin the last two years at the Towers, Pine Cove’s elementary-age camp, but […]

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Wrangling For Jesus

by Katelyn Sullins

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Their alarm clocks often buzz at 4 am, there’s more dirt under their fingernails than you’d find in a sandbox, and their jeans may or may not be stuck on because of the 100-degree heat, but you’ll rarely find one without a big smile on their face. They’re the Pine Cove wranglers, and they really […]

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2022 Winter Staff Trips

by Jessica Anthony

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One thing we hope you’ll never tire of hearing is that here at Pine Cove, “our staff is our program!” Our relational recruiting model has changed not only the way we look for and hire those staffers, but also how we interact with them the other forty weeks of the year.  One of those ways […]

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Auburn Tailgate

by Libby Pittman

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And that’s a wrap on tailgate season! Last weekend we had staffers from Georgia, UT Knoxville, ETSU, Clemson, Samford, Ole Miss, USC, and more come out to Auburn for the fun! Staffers enjoyed local barbeque, free t-shirts (who doesn’t love a free t-shirt?), and, of course, fellowship with one another! We’re so sad that 2021 […]

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Texas A&M Tailgate

by Libby Pittman

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Another weekend, another tailgate! This last weekend our summer staff met up at A&M to reminisce about the summer, catch up on this semester, and dream about next summer. Take a look at our camp teams that gathered together, and see if you can spot as many cowboy hats as we did (scroll to the […]

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Baylor University Tailgate

by Libby Pittman

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Our staff had a blast last weekend in Waco at our Baylor Tailgate! Every fall our summer staff reunite at a few of our largest staff-represented universities. One down, two to go! Don’t miss the tailgate at A&M on October 2nd and Auburn on October 9th! Until then, check out a few photos below from our tailgate […]

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Recruiting Training and Orientation

by Valerie Morby

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“Welcome to Summer 2022!” Although those words were spoken only a few weeks ago, they are, believe it or not, all too accurate. Our full-time camp teams are embarking on one of the first major steps needed to climb the mountain of preparation for next summer: recruiting and hiring more than 2,000 summer staffers! Earlier […]

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Top 10 Schools 2021

by Jessica Anthony

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We have a saying here at Pine Cove: “Our staff is our program.” We could not do what we do without them! Each year we are continually blown away by the caliber of college staff God brings to us, and this summer was no exception. We’ve found the most effective way to meet new staff […]

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Relational Recruiting

by Anna Birch

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Have you ever wondered what our full-time camp teams do during the other nine months of the year? Much of it is spent preparing for the next summer, pouring into current college staff, and recruiting new staff. Since recruiting makes up a substantial part of the year, it begs the question: HOW do we find […]

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