Scenic view of trees at camp

A Lasting Impact

by Anna Birch


Camaraderie. As we stand shoulder to shoulder with dozens of other staff, dressed in the same opening day shirt and khaki shorts, ready and willing to spend and be spent for the souls of campers, we realize we’ve found what it looks like to have true camaraderie. Where does this type of community come from? For […]

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Staff Profile: Lorissa Dollar

by Jenny Sowers Rutland


Lorissa “PG” Dollar has worked at various Pine Cove camps, which should equip her well as she embarks on the journey of opening Pine Cove’s newest camp location: the Springs. Lorissa is a barrel of laughs and laughed through almost every answer in this interview.  We know you’ll love getting to know and laughing with […]

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Life in the (Pine Cove) City

by Elizabeth Moore


When Ellie Graziadei stepped off the plane and arrived in Texas for the first time, she had no idea that she would be spending her next four summers on the road as one of Pine Cove City’s traveling staff members. Now, as a full-time Recruiting Coordinator, Ellie treasures her memories as a City staffer and […]

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Staff Favorites: Bible Study Resources

by Jessica Anthony


We asked our full-time staff to share with you some of their favorite ways to study God’s Word, and they had lots of great suggestions! From apps and podcasts to printable reading plans and good old-fashioned hard-copy books, there is sure to be something that will grab your attention and help you dig deeper into […]

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New Year’s Family Weekend Recap!

by Jessica Anthony


We could think of no better way to wrap up 2021 and kick off the New Year than with our family campers at the New Year’s Family Weekends across all four of our family camps! From undercover Santas and gingerbread house competitions to silent discos and epic New Year’s Eve countdowns, here are some of […]

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2021 Winterfest Recap!

by Jessica Anthony


What happens when you combine Christmas inflatables, gingerbread houses, wacky skit characters, and hot cocoa? One seriously fun Winterfest weekend! Here are just a few of the memories we captured:     View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Pine Cove Silverado (@pinecovesilverado)     View this post on Instagram   A […]

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Navigating Tough Conversations (Especially During the Holidays)

by Chris Legg


About the Author: Chris “Knightlight” Legg currently serves as the lead pastor at South Spring Church in Tyler, Texas and is the founder of Alethia Family Counseling with offices in Houston, College Station, and Tyler, Texas. Prior to that, Chris served eight years in leadership as Pine Cove’s Staff Chaplain and was the visionary behind […]

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Pop’s Cabin: Helping Us Remember

by Jenny Lay


Pause for a moment and think back to your days at Pine Cove – the sights, the sounds, the smells. Remember the way the reflection of the sun sparkles on the lake? Can you hear the locusts and tree frogs start their evening song as the cheers and laughter give way to sleep? Even better, […]

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Inside the Forge

by Pine Cove


The question we get the most is: “So tell me about the Forge!” And while it is impossible to speak for all of us… When I first considered an eight-month commitment, I was quick to make an excuse for why I couldn’t give up that much time. In reality, it is not “giving up” time. […]

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Christmas Wallpapers – 2021

by Pine Cove


As the Christmas season (and its inevitable chaos)  is fully upon us, we thought there’d be no better time to send these Christ-centered, scripture-filled phone wallpapers to you! We hope these will be a constant reminder of the hope that we have that Christ is Emmanuel, God with us! Merry Christmas!  Emmanuel Tim Keller quote […]

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