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Halloween-Themed Camp Names

by Valerie Morby

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Costumes. Sweet treats. Fun with friends. It may seem like we’re talking about summer camp, but this time around we’re actually referring to Halloween! In honor of this fall holiday favorite, we decided to track down some seriously fun Halloween-themed camp names. Trick or treat yourself to our not-so-spooky list of staff names, then be […]

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Staff Favorites: Books

by Parker Shinsky

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This month we asked our staff to share their favorite books with us! From fun fiction reads to biblical resources, they did not disappoint us with their responses. Take a stroll through this virtual library and find a couple new books to add to your shelf!  It’s so hard to pick a favorite! I read […]

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The Best Thing I Ever Ate At Pine Cove

by Pine Cove

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We recently asked our Pine Cove family to share the best thing they ever ate at Pine Cove. And we got some great responses! Read on to see what some of our campers and staff remembered loving eating. “My favorite thing about the food at Pine Cove is the hash browns. They are my absolute […]

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Staff Profile: Emma “Yellow Mountain Majesty” Kyzar

by Jenny Sowers Rutland

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We can’t wait for you to get to know Emma “Yellow Mountain Majesty” Kyzar, the Ridge’s new Administrative Director! Throughout her interview, fun bubbled into every answer she gave, and it all makes sense when you hear the big lesson God is teaching her right now. Read and laugh about her very surprising answer to […]

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Texas A&M and Baylor Tailgate

by Parker Shinsky

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Two tailgates down, one to go! Our camp teams have been on the road this fall and two of their favorite stops have been at Texas A&M and Baylor for our annual tailgates! Our staff gets to reconnect and catch up with each other over great food and football. What’s better than that?! Thank you […]

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Here Am I: Send Me

by Valerie Morby

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How the Springs Assembled its Inaugural Summer Team You can’t open a summer camp without a few invaluable ingredients. A large enough property, for one. The buildings that will feed, house, and entertain your campers, for another. But most importantly—especially if your constant refrain is “Our Staff Is Our Program”—you need the counselors, health assistants, […]

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Staff Profile: Sharmaine “Barbie Scream House” Burton

by Jenny Sowers Rutland

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Sharmaine “Barbie Scream House” Burton has spent her whole Pine Cove career investing her life in local churches through Pine Cove City. She is a people person and summer girl through and through. Enjoy learning some unique facts about City Team H’s Site Director! How did you get your camp name? I really loved Barbie […]

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Staff Favorites: Football Snacks

by Jessica Anthony

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While it’s always sad when the summer comes to an end, fall certainly has its own appeal: back-to-school excitement, cooler temps, and most importantly… football! Even if you aren’t an avid fan, one thing we can all agree on is that the snacks that come with watching a game are hard to beat. We asked […]

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The Springs’ Summer Debut

by Jessica Anthony

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As we reflect on this past summer, we are so grateful for all of your support, encouragement, and prayer that went into launching the Springs — a brand-new youth camp in a brand-new location! We cannot wait to share with you just some of the many ways we saw God show up at the Springs, […]

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2022 Full-Time Staff Retreat Recap

by Valerie Morby

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If you’d been at the Pine Cove Woods camp on Monday or Tuesday of last week, you wouldn’t have found it full of cheering families and campers. You also, despite its proximity to Labor Day weekend and the unofficial start to the fall season, wouldn’t have found it empty and quiet. You instead would have […]

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