Scenic view of trees at camp

The Ranch Melting Pot

by Matt MurphyPosted Jul 16, 2012

Girl campers in the pool

This is a guest post by one of our summer staff, “Thunder Showers”. You know you’re at camp when you wake up and the first thing you see is Jiggs walking down and getting ready for flag. You know you’re at camp when there is one cabin chanting “Luna Moth Club buzz buzz buzz buzz”, […]

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Hunting Buffalo

by Chelsea ConnorPosted Jul 16, 2012

campers running up a hill

The Towers without Buffalo Hunt is like corn dogs without macaroni and cheese. It just doesn’t make sense! Every week, campers and staff alike count down the days until the theme night of all theme nights: Buffalo Hunt. Occasionally, during a simplified explanation of the planned evening, any first-timer to the game will feel a […]

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The Sixth Week

by Chelsea ConnorPosted Jul 12, 2012

Young camper waving in the back seat

Week 6 is almost at its end today, and it has flown! To catch up from last week, let’s review: Remember last week when we had one epic adventure after another? First, we created a coalition of work crew members assigned the daunting task of painting the whole entire Rock, and they had to endure […]

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Dear First Half Staff,

by Chelsea ConnorPosted Jul 2, 2012

Campers leaning on a rail

Can you believe it’s Week 5? Did you ever think this day would come? Opening day of Week 1, we said “no really- jump at least three phone books high! And smile!” You didn’t think it was possible. After all, every parent seemed to make the same joke, about it being “way too hot to […]

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Rock the Castle!

by Chelsea ConnorPosted Jun 28, 2012

Campers praying in the mud

Being assigned a Castle Rock cabin could mean many things. You could have first graders, and their backpacks are probably going to be bigger than they are. You could also have sixth grade girls, and they might pull your hair out in buffalo hunt on Thursday. You will be an expert at every.single.cheer. Castle Rock […]

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Soldier Dad Surprises Family at Camp

by Pine CovePosted Jun 21, 2012

Bluffs father surprise military

The Set Up A few weeks ago we carried out a top secret mission. A family was here and for the first time in eight years without their dad. This happens often when you have a dad who is in the military. The week was going well and the family felt loved and taken care […]

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Lessons Learned

by Chelsea ConnorPosted Jun 15, 2012

Boy camper swinging a bat

Towers campers are silly. They say funny things, and sometimes it can be hard to tell if they are even listening to the serious stuff. After all, the question “when’s free time?!” comes up at least 5 times a day (per camper), and no matter how many times we answer, it still seems to be […]

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Having Fun Is My Job

by Chelsea ConnorPosted Jun 15, 2012

Towers opening day staff

This is a guest post by on of our summer staff, “Thunder Showers”. It has been an exciting start to camp for the 2012 summer! Week 1 was probably the most eventful first week of camp that I have seen in the four years that I have been working at camp. As we opened the […]

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Who you gonna call? BOAT DRIVERS!

by Makayla HipkePosted Jun 13, 2012

boy campers on a boat

The Shores is positioned on the banks of Lake Palestine, giving us both a beautiful view and a unique opportunity to minister to campers through some seriously cool waterfront activities. What we do at this camp would simply not be complete without our boats and boat drivers! Each week, campers are able to wakeboard, tube, […]

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Last minute packing advice

by Jarratt CalvertPosted May 10, 2012

Well everyone, summer is right around the corner and that means a few things: the temperature is getting warmer, exams are quickly approaching (or completely done!), and in only a few short days you will be heading down to Pine Cove to begin summer 2012!  You’ve already received all the information about job description, packing […]

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