Scenic view of trees at camp

Camp in the City Host Homes

by Kathryn ShoafPosted Jan 29, 2018


Before I applied to work at Pine Cove, I had never heard of a ministry like Camp in the City.  Every summer, Pine Cove packs up the joy and energy of camp and drives across Texas and the southeast. Along with obvious camp needs—such as snacks, skit clothes, and play pit balls—the caravan also carries […]

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When Our Favorite Reggie Retires

by Chelsea ConnorPosted Jan 15, 2018


Pat “Sew Train” Phillips has worked at Pine Cove in our Registration department for over twenty years. Last Friday was her last day before retiring, and we miss her already! Around Pine Cove, we affectionately refer to our registration team as “Reggies,” and they are the smiling faces behind any phone call to our main […]

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Staff Profile: EJ “Pops” Hibbler

by Mikaleh OffermanPosted Jan 15, 2018


EJ “Pops” Hibbler graduated from Mississippi State University with a degree in broadcast journalism. He also has a masters in meteorology. Pops currently serves as a Camp in the City Site Director for team E. He really loves sweet tea and is a hilarious storyteller. What did you want to be when you grew up? […]

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What are your New Year’s Resolutions?

by Chelsea ConnorPosted Jan 10, 2018


We asked some of our full-time staff for their goals and resolutions they made for 2018, and it was inspiring! Sometimes our culture tells us that New Year’s Resolutions have to be huge life changes or weight-loss goals only, but even making one small intentional change per year can have a huge impact in the […]

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Stories from Commission Camping

by Chelsea ConnorPosted Jan 9, 2018


We have 78 Pine Cove staff members doing camp ministry throughout Latin America this week, and there are some awesome stories to share! One of our favorite things is keeping up with each mission trip through their blogs, and you can follow along too! Here are some excerpts of the fun and life-change happening in five […]

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Ridge Construction Updates

by Chelsea ConnorPosted Dec 19, 2017


Pine Cove Ridge is opening up Summer 2018, and we can’t wait! We have been praying for this camp specifically for many years, and it has been really exciting to see it coming into existence in the past few months. High schoolers in Central Texas have been eager for a camp to call their own, […]

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Bible Reading Plans

by Chelsea ConnorPosted Dec 19, 2017


Most people are thinking through goals for 2018 now that it’s January, so it is also a popular time to think through a Bible reading plan for the year. No matter what type of plan you use, the most important part is making it a priority to get into the Word of God every day! […]

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Winterfest Recap

by Chelsea ConnorPosted Dec 19, 2017


Winterfest was last weekend, and it was a blast! Across all of our youth camps, we had over a thousand campers come to camp. Some were experiencing Pine Cove for the very first time, and others got to reunite with some cabin-mates and counselors from the summer. Being at camp in the winter is always […]

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‘Twas the Night Before Winterfest

by Brent BertolioPosted Dec 12, 2017


We’re so excited for Winterfest, we can’t be the only ones dreaming about it! In fact, here’s the story of two campers who just can’t wait to get to camp. It’s ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas… Pine Cove style. We are proud to present “Twas the Night Before Winterfest”! ‘Twas the night before Winterfest, when all through […]

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The Ministry of Work Crews

by Mikaleh OffermanPosted Dec 4, 2017


At Pine Cove, there’s no way we could do everything for our guests alone. That’s why we rely on weekend volunteers called Work Crews! (If you’ve been here during the summer, you know we also have Work Crews in the summer, mostly from a rotation of counselors, and our staff love getting to serve campers […]

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