Scenic view of trees at camp

Summer Trends for 2020

by Anna BirchPosted Aug 5, 2020

ridge girl flat bill

As we wrap up the final week of camp, it’s fun to look back on what have been some of the trends this summer. Every year we notice there just seems to be a few things that are cool and we can’t quite put our finger on why, but it sure is fun to take […]

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Staff Profile: Amanda “Super Soaker” Barnes

by Tiffany GilliamPosted Aug 5, 2020

Amanda Barnes close up

Amanda Barnes has been with Pine Cove for decades. She is a mother, a wife, and a Pine Cove Outback Registrar, or “Reggie” to use the common nickname. She was recruited to Pine Cove as a college counselor in 1999, and has been an exceptional example of the kindness and commitment of Jesus at Pine […]

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Important 2020 Registration Dates

by Valerie MorbyPosted Aug 5, 2020

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The end of summer means exactly three things: 1. Camp is over (no, we’re not ready to talk about it yet), 2. School is around the corner (or maybe “distance learning” in the case of 2020!), and 3. There are lots of important dates coming up in the world of Pine Cove registration! We know […]

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More Camper Quotes 2020

by Anna BirchPosted Aug 4, 2020

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Every single week, our staff prepares for Bible studies, activity classes, and theme nights, but ultimately, the Holy Spirit is preparing the hearts of campers for some serious life-change. Even seeing just a glimpse of what He has done for these kids and families leaves us grateful to be a part of it all! Here […]

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Help Pine Cove’s Horse Program

by Anna BirchPosted Jul 29, 2020

horse in sunlight

Howdy, NEIGHbor! The Pine Cove horse program could use your help! We are looking for second homes for some of our older horses during the non-summer months. Because of their age, these horses would benefit from some extra, individual care, but they do not need to be ridden. As we continue to provide safe, fun, […]

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Throwback Alumni: Katie “MapQuest” West

by Pine CovePosted Jul 29, 2020

throwback talent show

Katie “MapQuest” (Massinger) West has been part of the Pine Cove family for as long as she can remember. Her Pine Cove story began before she was born and spans the 80s, 90s, 00s, and still continues! Let’s walk down memory lane with her through the decades and have a look at how camp has […]

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More 2020 Camp Names We Love

by Anna BirchPosted Jul 22, 2020

Woods name game

We have so many favorite camp names from this summer, we had to make another list! Do you recognize any of your counselors or friends from this list?  To get you in the mood for Christmas in July: Wash You a Merry Slipmas Mr. Hallmark Police Navidad Do you recognize any favorite tunes or bands […]

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Chimney Point’s Cowboy Breakfast

by Anna BirchPosted Jul 15, 2020

parents eating together

Staffer Leah Grace “Raffy” Wiggins shares why Chimney Point’s Cowboy Breakfast is a favorite among parents! The beauty of Cowboy Breakfast is that the very people who are always taking care of others—parents!—can be taken care of themselves. We welcome the couples inside a cabin on the edge of the lake, decorated with a Little […]

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Summer Staff Giving

by Anna BirchPosted Jul 15, 2020

girl staffers thumbs up

Every summer, we offer our summer staff the opportunity to give back part (or all!) of their paychecks to help get campers to camp. The money they give goes straight to Project 319, which helps with scholarships for kids and families who need some help offsetting the cost of camp. God clearly softened hearts and […]

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Wrecked by Grace: Emily’s Story

by Elizabeth MoorePosted Jul 9, 2020

Emily

As many former staffers may know, it’s tempting to let our performance at camp determine our worth. With spiritual breakthroughs happening each week, it’s easy to credit ourselves for the fruit we see, rather than remember that it is God who works graciously in our weakness. For Emily “Blog Without A Dog” Rutledge, it wasn’t […]

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