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Favorite Camper Quotes So Far

by Anna Birch

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A week (or two!) of camp can be the catalyst for major life change in a camper. God uses everything from Bible study to songs at Club to activity classes and more to soften hearts. One of our favorite things is getting to hear from campers and parents about what they learned during their stay. […]

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How to Help your Child Connect to God and Learn to Pray

by Kelcie Huffstickler

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My oldest daughter tends to overthink and worry about things at night when she’s tired. Something about a long day and an exhausted mind magnifies her otherwise minor fourth grade problems. I remember one night as she laid in her top bunk above her sister, with tears streaming down her cheeks, I taught her Philippians […]

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First Half Recap 2020

by Anna Birch

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The first half of summer was amazing—exciting theme nights, new activity classes AND facilities, and life-changing time in God’s Word. Check out some highlights and stories from the past few weeks as we jump into the second half! Camps stepped up their games with these awesome theme nights and events! “After weeks of being quarantined, […]

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Why I Love My Dad

by Anna Birch

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For our Father’s Day Giveaway, we asked you to tell us why you love your dad and think he is THE MAN… here are some of our favorite responses.  Also, don’t forget there are still a few days left to enter! Fill out this form by June 20th and you could win your dad a […]

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My Biggest Prayer: Blake’s Story

by Anna Birch

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Blake had wanted to be a counselor at Pine Cove since she was in fifth grade. When she got the chance to work at the Shores, she never could’ve imagined the impact that one week would have on one particular camper in her life—her little brother! See how God answered Blake’s prayers to soften and […]

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2020 Camp Names We Love

by Anna Birch

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It’s that time of the year… our new summer staff are getting their camp names! We’ve been laughing out loud at some of these names and we just had to share. If you don’t get some of them, it’s okay—sometimes that’s the funniest part!  A lot of camp names are based on food. We’re not […]

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Bible Study Previews 2020

by Anna Birch

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Camp is seriously fun, but more than that, it is all about Jesus, and the best part of each day is Bible study time! Here is a look at what our youth camps will be learning in their individual Bible studies this summer. We can’t wait for campers to dive into these! Towers: Total transformation! […]

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Camp for Life

by Jenny Lay

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On the evening of February 3, 2013, Kimberlie Brashear watched the Baltimore Ravens face off against the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl XLVII. She was snuggled up on the couch, taking in the game with her two kids, Meredith and Christopher, and their father, Bob. They had been divorced for five years, but they […]

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Looking Ahead – Podcast Season 1, Episode 12

by Jesse Garner

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“So you just experienced this awesome week of camp. Now what?”

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Cue the Entrance Music – Podcast Season 1, Episode 11

by Jesse Garner

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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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