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New 2022 Camp Names We Love

by Valerie Morby

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The start of a new summer means a whole new set of seriously fun camp names for our staffers! And let us tell you—this summer’s staff brought their creativity with them with these names. From food puns and twists on song titles to silly Star Wars references and everything in between, we know you’re going […]

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A Return to Family Camp 40 Years Later

by Michaela Drewry

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Pine Cove loves seeing families come back every year and have their kids grow up at camp. But for the Lamar family, their kids’ first experience of camp was in kindergarten—and their second experience was four decades later! Charles Jr. and Mary Ellen Lamar brought their two sons, Charles III and Michael, to the Pine […]

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Training and Orientation Recap 2022

by Valerie Morby

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Summer 2022 is finally here! Soon we’ll be opening the gates of camp to our first groups of kids and families, plus welcoming tons of day campers to churches all across the Southeast. First, though, we’ve got to get our summer staff trained! Last week more than 1,000 college students arrived at Pine Cove camps […]

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From Campers to Staffers to Roommates

by Michaela Drewry

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When Christen Sharpe first arrived at Pine Cove to drop off her 12-year-old daughter, Ellis, at the Ranch in 2013, she was apprehensive and filled with anxiety for her daughter, convinced Ellis was going to be lonely. “Ellis had friends in her cabin the last two years at the Towers, Pine Cove’s elementary-age camp, but […]

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Podcast Season 3, Episode 10

by Pine Cove

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We’ve got so much serious fun in store for you in our season 3 finale! Hosts Fish Face and Rents go head to head in a game of Code Word and hear an incredible name game story (there’s a name hint in the title of this episode!). Bluffs camp director Coleman “Busta Rhyme” Ross stops […]

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Podcast Season 3, Episode 9

by Pine Cove

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We’ve got spirit, how ‘bout YOU? Today on the podcast you’ll get to hear the secret to winning the Spirit Stick at Pine Cove—just don’t tell anyone we told you! Hosts Smilin’ and Pikapoo play a Name Game Game, plus Pine Cove City counselor Hannah “Ravenclog” Young tells us one of her favorite camper stories […]

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Staff Profile: Conor “Flowstopper” Barry

by Jenny Sowers Rutland

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Conor “Flowstopper” Barry has been a household Pine Cove name for the last several years. You may know him from his start at the Woods or maybe from his Purina Dog Chow campaign at the Towers. Or you may soon get to know him as he starts his next Pine Cove chapter at the Ridge. […]

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Staff Favorites: Snack Combinations

by Jessica Anthony

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We all know that Dr Pepper and Dibs have been the long-running camp snack shop go-to, but we decided to ask our staff what some of their other favorite combinations were—and now we can’t wait to try out a few new ones! Check out what they had to say. “Our fam always rocks the Goldfish […]

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Prayers for Pine Cove — Summer 2022

by Pine Cove

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Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, it is finally May and camp is on its way! We could not be more excited to welcome our summer staff on property in less than two weeks and our first week of campers in less than four! Will you join us in praying over this summer? Here are […]

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Podcast Season 3, Episode 8

by Pine Cove

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At camp we like to JUMP, PIVOT, ROCK, and SPRING! Hear from Kelley “Edelweiss” Mathews about her career after working for Pine Cove in the 90s! We talk to our Southeast Vision and Strategy Officer Bill Wellons on the process of acquiring and starting the Springs. Shores staffer Molly “Gig and Run” Martin shares her […]

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