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Campers, Counselors, and Friend Groups at Pine Cove

by Valerie MorbyPosted Sep 22, 2020

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Coming to camp for the first time can be full of questions for kids (and their parents!). What kind of food will I eat? Really, really good, food with lots of options. Will the cabin I’m sleeping in be air conditioned? Oh, absolutely. Will I make any friends? Again: ABSOLUTELY. When kids come to camp, […]

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Many Miles for Simple Smiles: Caleb Kirk’s Story

by Mattie StewartPosted Sep 22, 2020

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As Caleb Kirk navigated the twists and turns of his freshman year at Auburn University, he slowly began to realize that he was craving something. He did not know what this yearning was for, but he knew there was something missing, a void to be filled. The following summer, he watched in awe as the […]

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Top 10 Schools 2020

by Anna BirchPosted Sep 16, 2020

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Every year we have a bit of competition to see which universities have the most staff. Even through the craziness of a pandemic and the changes that were made to make sure we could have camp, we were BLOWN AWAY by all our incredible summer staff and their dedication to working this summer! Because of […]

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6 Things To Know About Theme Nights

by Valerie MorbyPosted Sep 11, 2020

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One of our favorite parts of camp: theme nights! Each night at camp, everyone gathers to play a fun game, go on a scavenger hunt, or dance the night away. It usually involves costumes, and it ALWAYS involves fun! Check out the top six things you need to know about Pine Cove theme nights. 1. […]

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The 3 P’s of Bible Study

by Craig LangemeierPosted Sep 8, 2020

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The discipline I most hope to pass on to my kids, the one that has changed my life more than anything else is… Before I explain, let me tell you about a place called Qumran in Israel. Qumran is where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found in 1947. Arguably the greatest archeological discovery of all […]

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Labor Day Weekend Recipes

by Anna BirchPosted Sep 1, 2020

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Nothing says the start of the school year like a three-day weekend, right? The best part of the weekend can be gathering around the table with your family, enjoying intentional time together, and chowing down on some delicious food. Here are some yummy recipe ideas from the Crier Creek cookbook that you will definitely want […]

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Forge Move-In

by Anna BirchPosted Sep 1, 2020

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The Forge just kicked off their new year! Thirty-three students from various states, camps, and backgrounds have moved in and are ready to start the process of learning and growing as a community. Check out these photos from their first weekend at camp, and don’t forget to keep them in your prayers as they start […]

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Back to School Encouragement for Moms

by Erin HarrisPosted Aug 26, 2020

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I’ve been thinking a lot about the kids going back to school tomorrow. Even though we KNOW this is what God has called our family to do for now, it FEELS very uncertain, and less than ideal. Stressed out teachers and admin, masks, kids who’ve been cooped up for five months, and, well, COVID. I […]

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The God of Small Beginnings: Saying Goodbye to Bill McKenzie

by Bill HendricksPosted Aug 25, 2020

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Editor’s note: This week marks a year since Bill “Red Baron” McKenzie, our founder, passed away. Here is a tribute written by Bill “Surf” Hendricks celebrating God’s faithfulness through one man’s heart to serve Him.  One Friday when I was about 10 or 11, my dad (Howard Hendricks) told my brother and me he had […]

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Summer Recap 2020

by Kristen MurphyPosted Aug 13, 2020

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It’s no secret that this summer didn’t look anything like we expected it would! But of course—God was still at work. Join our Chief Ministry Officer Craig “Dutch” Langemeier as he recaps and reflects on summer 2020, thanks you for your support, and shares a story of just one of the many lives transformed by […]

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