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Let’s Get You To Camp – Family Camp Edition

by Jesse GarnerPosted Apr 12, 2018

excited dad pulling into camp with his family

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 at Pine Cove (and you are too!). Let’s do this!

Packing & Theme Nights

We’ve made the list – now you can check it twice. Look over your packing list for the week, and pay attention to the items we’d rather you leave at home. A longtime family camp mom wrote a blog for us with her tips and tricks for packing if that helps!

Don’t forget about the most fun thing of all: theme night costumes! Check out the descriptions here, and head over to our specially curated Pinterest boards full of the costume inspiration you’ve been looking for.


If you haven’t already, fill out your profile and health forms now. It won’t take long, and it will help us know how to best serve your family! If they aren’t complete, you will be required to fill them out when you arrive, so skip the line and do them online.

Bible Study Sneak Peek

When you wonder if God could use you or your children or your family to impact the world for His kingdom, remember that ordinary doesn’t equal insignificant. During the week, we will study five instances in the Gospel of Luke where Jesus chose or commended the most unlikely people as worthy of our attention and imitation: a tax collector and unlikely disciple named Levi (Luke 5:27-32), a Roman Centurion with unlikely faith (Luke 7:2-10), a child whom Jesus assigned unlikely greatness (Luke 9:46-48; 18:15-17, The Good Samaritan (Luke 10:25-37), and a poor widow with unlikely wealth (Luke 21:1-4). Check out this overview of the theme for summer 2019 and the Bible study we will be diving into called “Unlikely.”

Download the App & Follow Us

With the Pine Cove CampLife App, you’ll have access to staff bios, speaker audio, and photos of your family at camp while you’re at camp! Seriously! And did we mention an awesome highlight video of your family’s week at camp? Cha-ching.

Looking for more? Follow your camp on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for additional photos and updates.

Rite Night

Rite Night is a special tradition for teenagers and their parents. This memorable camp event includes activities and speakers designed to break down barriers, build up familial relationships, and intentional conversation. This year’s rite nights break down by camp as follows:

  • Bluffs – all parents and teenagers will be together
  • Chimney Point – all parents and teenagers will be together
  • Crier Creek – mothers will be with sons and fathers will be with daughters
  • Woods – fathers will be with sons and mothers will be with daughters


The gates will open at 3:30pm, and our energetic staff will be ready to walk you through check-in, take care of your luggage, and introduce you to the director! If this is your first time we encourage you to arrive as close to 3:30pm as possible so we can help you get settled in. Our camps are located in different places – some several hundred miles apart – so double check the address before you leave. Can’t wait to see you!

Jesse Garner

Director of Camper Engagement

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