Scenic view of trees at camp

Work Hard, Play Hard

by Chelsea HaysPosted Apr 26, 2013

Bowling Day

Here at Pine Cove, our full-time staff works really hard to provide the best camp experience for those that are on our property every week. But sometimes it’s good for us to get out the office and have a good time being in community with each other! With so many different working parts in our […]

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Why Two-Week Camping?

by Andrew BaconPosted Apr 24, 2013

Campers sitting on the lake

Here at Pine Cove, we have done one-week camping for as long as I can remember. It has become our standard to have campers arrive on Sunday and leave on Saturday. One week is a good amount of time to have fun, connect with a counselor and cabin mates, and most importantly, learn more about […]

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Wakeboarding Without a Boat

by Matt MurphyPosted Apr 22, 2013

Camper wakeboarding with a boat

True or false. 1. Wakeboarding is awesome… TRUE. 2. If you don’t have a boat to pull you, then you are out of luck… FALSE! Last summer, we installed our very own Wake Park at Pine Cove, shared between campers at Crier Creek and Outback, and it was a huge hit! Campers can grab a […]

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Commission Camping: Lessons Learned

by Molly SpurgeonPosted Apr 17, 2013

Commission Camping Peru Team

As some of you may or may not know, each year Pine Cove has the incredible opportunity to send out hundreds of our staffers to Latin America. We are able to partner with CCI, or Christian Camping International, to put on Campamentos de Impacto, or “Impact Camps”. It is an awesome time of training Latin […]

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Bible Study Theme: Know

by Shawn WelchPosted Apr 12, 2013

Pine Cove counselor reading the bible

If I were to ask you, “Who do you know?”, what people would you list? Would you talk about family, friends, or just mere acquaintances? As we go down our list, we begin to realize that there are different levels of knowing people. For some people, we just know their name and maybe a few […]

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Dock Rock: A Camp Tradition

by Kyle GorePosted Apr 10, 2013

Campers on banana boat

“The Dock stinkin’ rocks my socks off!!!” Of all of the camp cheers and sayings we have here at the Shores, this has to be in my top five favorites! “The Dock stinkin’ rocks my socks off”! I didn’t know that someone could be able to put into words how I feel about this awesome […]

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Bible Study Theme: Reality

by Pat PrestonPosted Apr 4, 2013

Young boy campers praying in a circle

A few months ago I was sitting in a coffee shop here in Columbus, Texas working on some things for Outback. I sat back at one point and just started listening to the people around me. One of the conversations I heard was between one of the coffee shop baristas and a gentleman. The gentleman […]

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Tips for Sharing the Gospel

by Brent BertolioPosted Apr 2, 2013

Campers discussing the bible

Have you ever felt inadequate? Truly unprepared or unable to accomplish a goal or a task?  How about in elementary school when you went toe-to-toe in a spelling bee with the top speller in the class?  In middle school when you only skimmed the assigned reading material and then was asked to share your synopsis […]

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How Should Summer Staff Pack for Camp?

by Cameron AtkinsonPosted Apr 1, 2013

Summer Staff in Costumes

In preparation for my first summer working at Pine Cove, I had absolutely no idea how much I needed to pack or what I needed to pack. They sent out a packing list and list of theme nights, but even then it was hard to figure out how much I should bring to each item […]

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How Camp Prepared Me for Life After College

by Shawn WelchPosted Mar 7, 2013

Luke Friesen

I asked my friend Luke to make a guest post one week, and since Luke and I worked at Pine Cove Shores together I asked him to share how working at summer camp prepared him for life today. Another summer is fast approaching and whether you have just come off of your last summer or […]

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