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Amplifying the Message of God’s Love

by Mattie Stewart

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“He was just 100% totally different. And he was astonished by that. He has discovered confidence in who he was by trusting the Lord and allowing Him to take his burdens.” Hudson appeared confident in his faith as he began his two-week Amplify session at the Timbers. Soon, however, his counselor Nick “Baron Von Stuby” […]

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Keeping Boat Driver Traditions Afloat

by Jenny Lay

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Even in Pine Cove’s earliest years, lakes served as a hub of activity. Sun-soaked, water-logged, laughter-filled memories have been made for more than 50 years — from the small lake at Pine Cove’s original camp in the late sixties to, in more recent years, Lake Hartwell at Chimney Point in Pine Cove’s Southeast region… and […]

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An Open Door

by Jenny Sowers

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“It truly is my dream job and I was able to get this position way ahead of the game. It was the complete opening of a door that didn’t make sense,” Kayla shares as she reflects on her experience of getting hired as a practicum student at the HOPE Child and Family Center of Texas. […]

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Pine Cove City: On the Road Again!

by Valerie Morby

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After a summer 2020 hiatus, Pine Cove City is BACK! Summer’s only just begun, but we’ve already taken day camp to over 25 different churches! The Lord is clearly at work, and we’ve heard many incredible stories from our teams on the road. We’ve already been so blessed by our campers and church partners. Check […]

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Staff Profile: Valerie “Ouch Potato” Morby

by Jesse Garner

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Valerie “Ouch Potato” Morby is just straight up fun. You probably don’t know it, but you’ve been reading her writing for years on our Pine Cove social media channels, websites, and emails. She’s a celebrator, has the best party decorations, surprises her team with doughnuts, and has been around Pine Cove since 2008 in marketing, […]

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New 2021 Camp Names We Love

by Valerie Morby

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Summer 2021 started off with a bang when our summer staffers started showing up and showing OFF with some hilariously creative new camp names! We rounded up a few of the most standout, brand-new names hot off the presses. Take a look and try to decide which one’s your favorite—who knows, you could end up […]

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Staff Training Week Recap 2021

by Valerie Morby

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We’re always excited to see our summer staffers return to camp—but especially this year! Suddenly camp is full again, people are getting named, new staffers are learning cheers, and everyone’s doing their best to stay dry (thank you, Spring rainstorms!). But the main reason they’re here? To get trained! Our first group of staffers to […]

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A Pine Cove Homecoming

by Katelyn Sullins

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Homecoming in Texas is no joke. We bring out the Texas-sized mums, roll out the bands, decorate the halls, and all gather around with excitement for those Friday night lights. You know the feeling (or can remember it with some nostalgia). The people you know and love all in one place, the eager anticipation, the […]

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The Skinny on Overnight Youth Camp Theme Nights

by Jesse Garner

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At Pine Cove we are all about being seriously fun. Themed dinners and events (theme nights) are just one of the many ways that we have fun at camp. When else do you get to pretend to be a superhero and run around playing a superhero game? Or cheer for your made-up country for the […]

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Let’s Get You To Camp – Family Camp Edition

by Jesse Garner

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Camp is just around the corner, and we’re here to help! Here’s everything you need to know to make sure your family is totally ready for their week at Pine Cove. Let’s do this! Packing & Theme Nights We’ve made the list – now you can check it twice. Look over your packing list for […]

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