Scenic view of trees at camp

Orientation 2019

by Chelsea ConnorPosted May 21, 2019

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This week of staff orientation has been awesome! It just feels so right having all of our staff back at camp again. There’s a lot of training that happens this week, including going through the Pine Cove Way (our staff handbook), learning how to run an activity class, studying up on the cabin Bible study, learning how to run an opening day, and understanding our philosophy of running a Christ-centered, others-focused, and seriously fun camp ministry.

More than just training, we always love seeing the deep friendships that are forged this week among college students from all over the nation. It’s crazy to think about how many will stand by each other in their future weddings, and they’ll trace back the beginning of their friendship to the time they were in the same cabin at orientation. We love that!

Over the weekend, all of the camps in each region gathered on their own for an incredible over-the-top orientation event. (Is there any other way?) It included song parodies about what it’s like to be a counselor (“You can’t call me shallow now”), a Forge announcement set to a famous country song (you definitely need to see the picture below), dance practice, outrageous skit characters, impossible trivia games, biblical teaching, corporate worship, inspiring vision casting for Pine Cove as a whole, camp-to-camp competition, special surprise guests, and so much more.

Here’s a few social media posts we saw from staff this week. Thanks for praying with us for orientation, and keep praying for our staff throughout the summer!

 

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Baylor friends working at the happiest place on Earth?! Nothing better.

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brb!!!

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a little piece of heaven on earth

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Legendary weekend! #pinecovectx 📸: @jpedreros96

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*Cue We are the Champions👏* #ThisIsPineCove #orientationweek

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@surfacesmusic was awesome tonight. #ThisIsPineCove #PineCoveCTX

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Resident Staff is so excited to see families in 6 days!! #thisispinecove #woodslyfe

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Resident Staff is so excited to see families in 6 days!! #thisispinecove #woodslyfe

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Chelsea Connor

Inside the Cove Coordinator

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