Scenic view of trees at camp

The Forge: Pine Cove’s Discipleship Program

by Matt LantzPosted Jun 6, 2013

Forge Guys

Summer is here and the excitement of campers being back at Pine Cove for another transforming week of camp is in the air. We are looking forward to all that God wants to accomplish this summer. In addition to the ongoing summer ministries of our camps, many people might not realize that Pine Cove is […]

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Week 1: Divine Appointments

by Jillian VerretPosted Jun 5, 2013

Campers praying

And we know that for those who love God, all things work together for good for those who are called according to his purpose. Romans 8:28 It’s week one. First full day of summer. First full day of camp activities like meals, activity classes, clubs, and Bible Studies. As counselors bring in their cabins to […]

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Training 1,400 Summer Staff

by Valerie MorbyPosted May 31, 2013

Pine Cove Orientation

The first two days of Pine Cove Orientation, or “The Way” as it’s more commonly referred to, are two of my favorite days of the year. An enormous amount of preparation work culminates in an explosion of lights, energy, dancing, learning, cheers, praise and worship, and all of the Pine Cove craziness you’d expect. It […]

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MomLife Bootcamp

by Taylor JervisPosted May 9, 2013

Moms at MomLife Bootcamp

As a ministry, it is always a blessing to partner with like-minded organizations. For the second year in a row, the Shores and Bluffs camps partnered with FamilyLife’s MomLife Today on April 12-14 to host one of Pine Cove’s most unique events, MomLife Weekend! Since 2008, MomLife Today’s mission has been to “live MomLife together, […]

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God’s Deep, Rich Love

by Chris BoddyPosted May 3, 2013

Father and son playing games

Last week was a crazy week for my family and me. We had one of those weeks where the entire family was sick, but it all started with my youngest son Jet. He could not keep food down and ended up becoming critically dehydrated. My wife took him to the doctor and they told her […]

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Life Lessons from Mud Wrestling

by Robbie JonesPosted Apr 30, 2013

Buffalo Hunt Mud

There I stand, six inches deep in a giant pit of mud surrounded by 80 other 30 to 40-year-old men. At the instruction of a young man with a bull horn, we all get down on our hands and knees. Though it’s a warm spring day, the mud is cold. Many of the men have […]

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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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