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Staff Profile: Nick “Father Christmas” Wiggins

by Karissa Pitaniello

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To continue celebrating the most wonderful time of the year, we got to know the one and only Father Christmas! Nick has been on staff at Pine Cove for 16 years, and during that time has held many different roles. Enjoy getting to know this amazing, faithful servant!  Tell us a little bit about yourself! […]

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Top 10 Christmas Camp Names!

by Karissa Pitaniello

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Here at Pine Cove, we’re serious about fun and serious about celebrating the best holiday of the year: Christmas! To do that, our elves compiled 10 of the best Christmas-focused camp names to make your holiday even more merry and bright. Top 10 Christmas Camp Names: 10. While waiting in line to meet Santa at […]

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Three Spiritually Enriching Resources

by Colin Post

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Do you ever feel like you are just too busy to find new Christian resources that are reliable and worth your time? We get it! With school in full swing and the holiday season right around the corner, this time of year can be busy and stressful for a lot of people. Whether you like […]

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2022 Pine Cove Gift Guide

by Pine Cove

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We are ringing in the most wonderful time of the year with our fifth annual Gift Guide! Our elves have been hard at work all year long checking out the trends so that whoever you’re buying a gift for this year is as happy as Santa Claus with cookies when they unwrap it. Whether you’re […]

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Let’s Get You To Winterfest

by Jesse Garner

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Updates for 2022 Major updates are summarized below. We’ve made a few updates to our medical policies in the areas of meds, so we strongly encourage you to read over our medication guide! We also have our updated health policies here. The biggest change that might impact parents is if you must pack an OTC […]

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Auburn Tailgate

by Karissa Pitaniello

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This past weekend was a blast as our full time team was reunited with summer staffers at the last tailgate of the year. Memories were shared, spike ball was played, and the Auburn Tigers came out on top! Sorry, Ags. Although we’re sad that football season and tailgates are coming to a close, that means […]

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Staff Favorites: Thanksgiving Food

by Pine Cove

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Our favorite thing about Thanksgiving is the time we get with family and friends to pause and express our gratitude for the many blessings God has showered on our lives. But we also love the tradition of enjoying lots of delicious Thanksgiving food together! We asked our full-time staffers to tell us about their all-time […]

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Staff Profile: Claire “Kettle To The Metal” Wickersham

by Parker Shinsky

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How long have you worked at Pine Cove and in what positions? I started as a C.I.T. at Pine Cove City for team G. Then I worked three summers at the Timbers as a counselor, followed by a senior counselor, and then I was the Camper Care Director before I started on full time staff […]

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The Shorge: Pine Cove’s Newest Collaboration

by Colin Post

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Imagine that you are sitting in class. As time ticks by, you glance out the window. Instead of the dry side of the building next door, you see towering, East Texas pine trees. Instead of a boring parking lot, you see a field of luscious green grass. Instead of a stream of random cars passing by, […]

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Dutch and Dutchess’s Advice

by Lizzie Klein

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Do you have a saying that your family lives by? In season 2 of the Pine Cove Podcast, we sat down with Craig “Dutch” Langmeier and Carrie “Dutchess” Langmeier to talk about some of the household phrases that have guided their parenting, marriage, and life relationships throughout the years. Just like their marriage check-in, this […]

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