Scenic view of trees at camp

Favorite Theme Night Costumes

by Chelsea ConnorPosted Oct 23, 2018

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At camp, we love costumes. Give us any excuse to dress up, and we are all in! Whether we are dressing up to be in a skit, to perform a birthday rap, or to participate in a theme night, we love going all out in the costume department. This summer, we had some hilarious theme […]

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Tailgates with Pine Cove

by Chelsea ConnorPosted Oct 23, 2018

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If we had to choose a favorite season of the year, it would 100% be summer, for obvious reasons! But fall comes in a close second place. There’s a lot to love about the lower temperatures, the changing leaves, and of course, the football. Our camp teams spend a lot of the fall out on […]

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Azalea Updates

by Chelsea ConnorPosted Oct 16, 2018

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The Azalea cabins have been a fixture at the Woods since 1968. We love them, and lots of campers love them. People tell us all the time about how they have “stayed in Azalea 202 every summer from the time their kids were babies ‘til they became counselors,” and that is definitely a lot of […]

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For Your Next Game Night…

by Chelsea ConnorPosted Oct 16, 2018

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It probably won’t surprise you to find out that staff meetings at Pine Cove typically include some sort of “seriously fun” element. For example, Chapel in East Texas always starts out with some friendly competition, that usually borders on ridiculous. “A game with a twist,” they often say. Some of you may have seen examples […]

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Let’s Get You To Winterfest

by Jesse GarnerPosted Oct 10, 2018

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We can hear the Christmas carols in the distance and staff are starting to string up lights and put up decorations – Winterfest is almost here! Here’s everything you need to know to make sure your camper is totally ready for Winterfest weekend at Pine Cove (and you are too!). Drop off / Directions Drop […]

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20 Years of Family Camp

by Maggie CoffeyPosted Oct 9, 2018

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It’s week 2 during the summer of 1999, and the Wiesen family has just rolled into their first week at the Woods. Jumping and screaming counselors overwhelmed them, and Mrs. Julie Wiesen looked over and thought, “I don’t know if this is our place.” Little did they know that this would be their reality for […]

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Top 10 Schools

by Chelsea ConnorPosted Oct 9, 2018

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For summer 2018, we hired around 1,800 summer staff across all of our camps and regions. They come from colleges all over the nation, and though they’re all here for the same thing—to serve the Lord and to serve campers—we often talk about the schools with the most representatives in a bit of friendly competition. […]

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Staff Retreats

by Chelsea ConnorPosted Oct 2, 2018

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At Pine Cove, we are literally in the ministry of retreats. We encourage everyone to come and get away from their normal everyday lives, and spend some time with the Lord in the great outdoors. We believe in this so strongly that we even practice retreating ourselves! Over the past month, all of our regions […]

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The History of Pine Cove in Central Texas

by Susan AndreonePosted Oct 2, 2018

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Twenty some-odd years ago, sitting on a six-foot cedar log deep in the midst of the cattle ranch in Columbus, Texas, Rudy Galindo, a trusted employee, friend and ranch manager of land owner Sid Terry, prayed a simple but powerful prayer with Sid’s wife, Dawn. Their desire and prayer was that the 720-acre ranch, currently […]

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IWS: In Their Own Words

by Chelsea ConnorPosted Sep 17, 2018

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Pine Cove’s Outdoor Education program, the Institute of Wilderness Studies (IWS) quickly becomes an annual favorite for teachers who bring their schools out for overnight field trips. The hands-on science classes (TEKS-based) are top notch, the staff is excellent (and seriously fun!), and the facilities are fabulous. We gathered some of our favorite quotes from […]

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