Scenic view of trees at camp

Wranglers: An Inside Look

by Mikaleh OffermanPosted Jul 10, 2018


It’s 4:50 a.m. and the wranglers are already at the barn, ready to call in the horses and start the day. It’s still dark outside, but the early rays of morning sun are just starting to creep across the sky. “The barn is like our house and we’re inviting campers over everyday, so in order […]

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A Counselor’s Story

by Kathryn ShoafPosted Jul 5, 2018


It looked like something you would see in the movies. During his second week as a Camp in the City counselor last summer, Sam “The Kool-aid Slamma Jamma” Sierra stood in the backyard of his host family’s house holding a mason jar. “In New Mexico, there is no such thing as fireflies or lightning bugs,” […]

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First Half by the Numbers

by Chelsea ConnorPosted Jun 27, 2018

We are currently in the middle of Week 5, which means our first half staff are all leaving this Saturday! We do have staff that work through the entire summer, but the majority of our staff only work one half. We call this weekend “Halftime,” and all of our second half staff rejoin their camp […]

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Forge Alumni Trip 2018 Recap

by Jared SchulerPosted Jun 26, 2018


The Forge is Pine Cove’s leadership development program. Through classes, community, travel, and amazing experiences, the goal of the Forge is to produce leaders with a faith worth following. Recently, the Forge alumni took a trip to Turkey and Greece to follow in the footsteps of Paul’s missionary journeys and to consider the letters of […]

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How to Bless a Summer Staffer

by Mikaleh OffermanPosted Jun 20, 2018


Working at Pine Cove is a fun, life-changing experience. Staffers spend all week pouring their time and energy into campers. Often we get asked how to bless our hard-working staff during their summer. Here are a few suggestions for the best way to bless a summer staffer. Pray for them! Camp is fun, but it’s […]

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Throwback Activities at Pine Cove

by Chelsea ConnorPosted Jun 20, 2018


Pine Cove has always been seriously fun, and every year the camp directors and program directors work hard to come up with awesome activities and games. After all, one of the things we love about camp is you get to do things you don’t get to do at home! We were looking through some old […]

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Peek Inside a Skit Closet

by Mikaleh OffermanPosted Jun 12, 2018


Pine Cove skits are legendary at camp. Throughout the years, thousands of skits have been performed during meals with even more skit characters taking the stage to entertain campers. Characters have unique combinations of clothing, put together from the skit closet. Every camp, including Camp in the City teams, have their own skit closet, which […]

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Staff Profile: Grant “Judge Juicy” Seifried

by Mikaleh OffermanPosted May 29, 2018


Grant “Judge Juicy” Seifried is Pine Cove’s Senior Director of Staffing. He graduated from Texas A&M with a degree in international studies and a minor in economic studies. After graduating in 2009, he went through the Forge program, had an awkward encounter with the woman who would later become his wife (keep reading for more […]

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Staff Orientation Recap

by Chelsea ConnorPosted May 23, 2018


After months of searching and praying for this year’s summer staff, they are all finally here! Orientation officially kicked off last Friday, and then over the weekend each region met together for training sessions. We had big sessions happening in a beautiful events hall in Round Top, not too far from our Central Texas camps, […]

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How to Spot a Pine Cove Staffer in the Wild

by Mikaleh OffermanPosted May 23, 2018


Outside of their natural habitat (camp), it can seem daunting to try to identify a Pine Cove staffer. You may be asking yourself, “Self, why do I need to identify Pine Cove staffers in the wild?” Well, Self, perhaps you’re interested in learning more about Pine Cove, or you’re curious about the way staffers act […]

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