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Your In-Depth Guide to Dominating Drop Off at Overnight Youth Camp

by Jesse GarnerPosted May 12, 2020

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Updates for Summer 2020 We are evaluating and updating our opening day drop off procedures weekly to protect the health of campers, staff, and parents and to stay in line with the latest CDC and governmental guidelines. We’ll summarize our updates here and expand on them in the post as we have them. Prefer to […]

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What Every Parent Needs to Know About Care Packages and Camper Mail

by Jesse GarnerPosted May 12, 2020

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Updates for Summer 2020 Due to increased disinfecting practices, we cannot sort and deliver camper mail this year. This post has been updated with additional information, but here are the highlights: All camper mail must be packed into the camper’s trunk before arrival, including packages Digital mail through the CampLife app is still available on […]

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Let’s Get You To Camp – Overnight Youth Camp Edition

by Jesse GarnerPosted May 12, 2020

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Updates for Summer 2020 We are evaluating our procedures to protect the health of campers, staff, and parents and to stay in line with the latest CDC and governmental guidelines. We’ll summarize our updates here and expand on them in the post as we have them. To help campers stay physically distant in 2020, campers […]

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Cue the Entrance Music – Podcast Season 1, Episode 11

by Jesse GarnerPosted May 12, 2020

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Using music to signal something is about to begin happens a lot, but for Pine Cove, our staff is the best way we signal something good is about to begin. In this episode, we look at how our staff is our program. We try to make sure everyone who comes to Pine Cove feels cared […]

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Success and Failure – Podcast Season 1, Episode 10

by Jesse GarnerPosted May 8, 2020

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“Failing forward” is a way to focus on viewing our failures as steps toward success in our futures.

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We Are Willing — An Adoption Story

by Elizabeth MoorePosted May 5, 2020

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When Megan Bates Hunt was fourteen years old, she wrote a prayer on a post-it note: “Lord, let me be a foster parent.” Little did she know, God would abundantly fulfill this desire and give her a family that would mirror His heart.  Megan, also known as “Victory,” was a Pine Cove staffer for years. […]

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So There’s This Guy – Podcast Season 1, Episode 9

by Jesse GarnerPosted May 5, 2020

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It’s the typical story: boy meets girl, girl meets boy, and they fall in love… well not always, but camp crushes CAN lead to happily-ever-afters.

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Behind the Scenes – Podcast Season 1, Episode 8

by Jesse GarnerPosted May 1, 2020

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Our hosts are BACK and King A La Carte is history! Today we’re pulling back the curtain and shining a light on some of the behind-the-scenes aspects of camp. Craig explains the importance of the phrase “It’s not about me,” and a former summer staffer tells us the story of how the dish room at […]

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Interrupted but Intentional

by Miranda LehmanPosted Apr 29, 2020

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There’s never a dull moment when you live in a house of 16 people and next door to 14 more. At the Forge, we have the opportunity to live in a close-knit community for eight months as we learn more about who God is and who He has made us to be. It is incredible […]

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New Pine Cove Gear 2020

by Anna BirchPosted Apr 29, 2020

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You know that feeling of entering the camp store and trying to decide which t-shirt to buy along with your Dibs and Dr. Pepper? Yep, it’s a pretty fun feeling. Well, you can still experience that as you grab some new gear while sitting on your couch!  We love seeing campers and staff all over […]

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