Scenic view of trees at camp

Bluffs Construction Update

by Pine CovePosted May 16, 2018


We’ve been working hard to complete our renovations at the Bluffs, and we can’t wait for you to see all the improvements!  As many of you know, The Point was completed in time for Summer 2016.  What an amazing view of Lake Palestine from the Coffee Shop and back porch area!  For the summer of 2017, […]

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Ridge Construction Update

by Pine CovePosted May 16, 2018

New cabins at the Ridge

Summer is almost here, and we’re so excited about the opening of the Ridge! It’s almost complete, and we can’t wait for campers to experience it in less than two weeks!  Check out these amazing photos and a fun video from the Ridge to view our progress.

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Our Favorite Camp Names From 2018 (So Far!)

by Chelsea ConnorPosted May 16, 2018


For anyone who has ever been on Pine Cove staff, even thinking about the classic “Name Game Song” will bring up a familiar feeling of excitement, anticipation, and creative juices flowing. It’s a feeling that never quite goes away. We like to call it serious fun. The Name Game started this week at Training Week, […]

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It’s Training Week!

by Chelsea ConnorPosted May 16, 2018


We’re still a few weeks away from the official start of summer camp, but that doesn’t mean camp is empty! In fact, all of our camps are currently in the midst of a very busy week of staff training! This is a very important week where all of our wranglers, lifeguards, media staff, and more […]

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CampLife App: New Features

by Valerie MorbyPosted May 14, 2018


We are thrilled that our CampLife app has made many parents happy parents for the past several years! We know it’s difficult to be away from your kids while they’re at camp, so we know a way to see that your child is having a great time is invaluable. “The app was a HUGE help […]

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Your In-Depth Guide to Medication at Overnight Youth Camp

by Pine CovePosted May 8, 2018


Pine Cove is dedicated to being a Christ-Centered, Others-Focused and Seriously Fun ministry. We are also serious about camper safety. For over 50 years, our campers’ health and safety has been our top priority while they are here on our property. So we can continue to maintain the highest quality nursing care and camper safety, […]

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Jeri Snodgrass and “Grand Week”

by Zach BalcombPosted Apr 26, 2018


“Well, somebody must’ve been hungry!” Hearing these words, I turn around to see a kind-eyed grandmother chuckling in amusement. She’s referring to the large pile of ice cream, marshmallows, and cool whip I had just made for myself. I suppose it was a bit much. Quickly swallowing my spoonful of ice cream–and embarrassment–I smile to […]

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Camp in the City Bible Study Preview

by Chelsea ConnorPosted Apr 26, 2018


Our Camp in the City staff love to talk about how their summer is one big road trip, where they get to travel all around the country, put on a week of camp, and then pack up and do it all over again. It’s a blast! So when they were coming up with the daily […]

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Funny Camper Mail

by Chelsea ConnorPosted Apr 25, 2018

We love the CampLife app. Like, we really, really love it. The photo galleries are amazing and the counselor bios are awesome, but arguably our favorite part is the letter-writing feature for overnight youth campers. When parents get to write their camper a letter, and receive one back before the week is over, it’s such […]

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The In-Depth Guide to Cabin Mate Requests at Overnight Youth Camp

by Jesse GarnerPosted Apr 17, 2018

group of girls smiling at camera

What’s just as fun as coming to overnight youth camp? Coming to camp with a friend! Sometimes the easiest way to convince a camper who might be a little hesitant to come by themselves is to make sure they are in the same cabin as someone they already know. Understand the why already and just […]

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