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Category: Summer Staff


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

Top 10 2020

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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Summer Recap 2020

by Kristen Murphy

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It’s no secret that this summer didn’t look anything like we expected it would! But of course—God was still at work. Join our Chief Ministry Officer Craig “Dutch” Langemeier as he recaps and reflects on summer 2020, thanks you for your support, and shares a story of just one of the many lives transformed by […]

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Summer Staff Giving

by Anna Birch

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Every summer, we offer our summer staff the opportunity to give back part (or all!) of their paychecks to help get campers to camp. The money they give goes straight to Project 319, which helps with scholarships for kids and families who need some help offsetting the cost of camp. God clearly softened hearts and […]

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2019 Tailgates Recap

by Anna Birch

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It’s an annual tradition that never fails to draw a crowd. Every fall, Pine Cove hosts tailgates at some of our largest staff-represented universities! Each tailgate weekend is an opportunity for current staff to connect with friends at different schools, hang out around campus, and bring friends who are interested in applying for summer 2020. […]

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Top 10 Schools

by Anna Birch

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Our summer staff knows that being unified is a big deal. During orientation, everyone learns various schools’ cheers as a reminder that we’re all on the same team. That being said, we do LOVE a good competition, and when the annual list of top ten staff schools comes out… well, let’s just say we get […]

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Staff Stories of Impact

by Anna Birch

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We. Love. Our. Staff! God uses them every summer to help transform the lives of thousands of campers each year. It also pumps us up to hear how, in the process of pouring out their lives at camp, they are impacted as well!  For countless college staff, their experience over the summer is life-changing. They […]

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