Scenic view of trees at camp

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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Twas the Night Before Winterfest

by Mallory BrandenburgPosted Dec 13, 2012

Night Before Winterfest

Twas the night before Winterfest, when all through the camp The Timbers staff was working; bumping the lamp The Christmas lights were hung on the cabins with care, In hopes that the campers soon would be there; The summer staff were driving from near and afar, Recovering from finals by blasting Tedashii in their car; […]

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The Chronicles of Guapo

by Shawn WelchPosted Nov 9, 2012

Camper on the dock in Santa Hat

I was recently asked to share some of the highlights from my time working here at Pine Cove. Her rationale for me sharing was that I am an “experienced” PC staffer. Basically, she is saying that I am old! I guess camping years are a lot like dog years. One year in the camping world […]

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C’s might get degrees, but D’s get you victory laps.

by Jon DavidsonPosted Oct 26, 2012

Open Bible

You know, a lot of people go to college for seven years. Or 6 and a summer in my case.  I finished my Bachelor’s of Science in Education in lightning fast speed.  Several contributing factors here, not the least of which was just that I didn’t like school and wasn’t very good at it.  Ironic […]

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Faith: Choosing to Believe

by Mallory BrandenburgPosted Oct 18, 2012

Choosing to Believe

“[Wait] with Me for a while. I have much to tell you. You are walking along the path I have [chosen for you]. It is both a privileged and perilous way: experiencing My glorious Presence and heralding that reality to others. Sometimes you feel presumptuous to be carrying out such an assignment. Do no worry about what other people think of […]

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Why APPLY?

by Chelsea ConnorPosted Sep 25, 2012

Apply banner

You’ve seen it on the T-shirts, on the facebook graphics, even on the website. When I first noticed our “APPLY” theme, I was a little bit confused. Shouldn’t those shirts say more about Pine Cove? Don’t we want to promote actually working at the towers/timbers/shores/outback/ranch/silverado/base camps/camp in the city… It really is a lot of […]

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The Most Wonderful Day of the Summer

by Chelsea ConnorPosted Jul 27, 2012

campers with arms in the air

Let’s be honest, every day of camp is the “best day ever!” Still, a few days stick out more than others. We celebrated our nation’s independence day with an outdoor club and an impressive fireworks show. We dropped red white and blue balloons from the ceiling in the Rock! The 4th of July brought very […]

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And We Love It!

by Chelsea ConnorPosted Jul 23, 2012

Campers jumping

Though the words to the cheer are consistently allusive, even to the seasoned staff, there’s no question: Work Crew, we love it! It’s the week where you get to hang out with Mister Biz himself, and Hiyaty! This is when stacking chairs and arranging tables becomes an art form, and the beavers of the camp […]

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