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Introducing… Pine Cove City!

by Pine CovePosted Feb 17, 2021

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“Announcements! Announcements! Announcements!” That’s right campers, we’re bringing announcements back, and today’s is a BIG ONE! Camp in the City. You know it. You love it. You wish it could happen all year long. (Honestly, us too). Well starting today (that’s today!) you’ll know it by a slightly different name! Camp in the City is […]

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Why We Should Love—And Why We Don’t

by Valerie MorbyPosted Feb 10, 2021

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They say “love is all around.” At this time of year, that’s especially true. At least, the reminders of love—and hearts, and Valentines, and romantic songs—are all around! If only loving others was as easy as buying a heart balloon at the grocery store or splitting a container of conversation hearts with them. (Although let […]

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Leading Through A Pandemic: Perspectives from 4 Camp Directors

by Pine CovePosted Feb 3, 2021

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Pine Cove saw some tough changes and disruptions this summer—but the Gospel was still proclaimed! We asked a few of our directors about the challenges they faced, so read on to hear some honest thoughts and words of wisdom from Caleb “Wheelin’” Carter (Ranch), Taylor “Fish Face” Jervis (Shores), Austin “Homestar” Langemeier (Silverado), and Rebecca […]

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Camp Quarantino: Doing It To The Full

by Valerie MorbyPosted Jan 25, 2021


Just like the rest of the world, Mindy Van Andel watched the pandemic news closely this past spring. Early on, she had an idea that the coronavirus would somehow impact camp. Her kids weren’t scheduled to attend youth camp for four more months, but the Lord was already stirring something inside her, whispering for her […]

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Snow Day at Camp

by Anna BirchPosted Jan 20, 2021

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There’s something extra special about camp covered in fluffy, white snow! Here are a few of our favorite photos from ETX camps when several inches of snow fell in early January.

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A Look Into the Forge

by Anna BirchPosted Jan 20, 2021

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Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be a part of the Forge? We asked four current “Forgies”—Ferrin Gillespie, Austin Lim, Mattie Stewart, and Mark Garwood—to share their experience so far in Pine Cove’s leadership development ministry. Take a little behind-the-scenes look (without any spoilers!) at lessons learned and the benefits of the program. […]

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Bible Reading Plan Recommendations

by Anna BirchPosted Jan 5, 2021

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January often means the start of New Year’s resolutions, and many of us resolve to begin a new Bible reading plan or devotional. If you’re still on the hunt for resources to bolster your time in the Word, we put together a short list of studies, reading plans, and books that we are raving about!  […]

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A Guide to Processing 2020

by Pine CovePosted Dec 29, 2020

2020 Processing Guide

Prefer a printable version? We’ve got that for you right here.  Unexpected. Unpredictable. Uncertain and downright unbelievable. These are a few words to attempt to capture what 2020 has been so far.   For most of us, we started this year with a renewed list of goals and dreams and that expectant feeling that comes from […]

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Walking in Faith: Caitlin’s Story

by Savannah PittengerPosted Dec 21, 2020


The summer of 2018 was a season of grief and hope for Caitlin Keeney, but she was reminded of the Lord’s promises through a hang time with her counselor, Anna Joy, or “Oovoo Javier.” Caitlin grew up in Tyler, Texas, spending many of her summers as a Pine Cove camper. Camp became a refuge for […]

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Christmas-Themed Camp Names

by Anna BirchPosted Dec 16, 2020

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These staffers must be extra excited for Christmas… because their names are about the holiday season! Give a shout-out if you know one of these staffers (or tell us if it’s you!). As one camp name suggests, “Let’s Get Down To Christmas”!  Whether you’re decorating, hosting, or wrapping gifts, you can’t forget these essential items… […]

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