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Recipes from Pine Cove: Labor Day Edition

by Jessica AnthonyPosted Sep 1, 2021

family at picnic table

Wondering what you’ll serve your family for Labor Day? Tired of corn dogs, hot dogs, and burgers for the go-to summer meal? Enter Julie! Wife to Pine Cove President and CEO, Reed “S.I.” Livesay, Julie has never met a stranger and is one of the most caring, joyful, and insightful people around. On top of […]

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Summer Recap 2021

by Kristen MurphyPosted Aug 13, 2021

Summer Recap 2021

“I learned to trust Jesus and the Lord. Before this week I had accepted the Lord but didn’t know how to really trust Him. I finally found out this week what it looks like to really trust Him and accept Him.” — Outback camper “Getting to connect with so many like minded people has been […]

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Staff Profile: Chris “Broflex” Boddy

by Jenny SowersPosted Aug 10, 2021

headshot of Chris Boddy

I got to work for Chris Boddy for five years at the Woods. My spiritual life, heart for service, and leadership style are forever changed and enriched by serving under his leadership. Chris has such a way about him to challenge those around him, while also continually breaking down walls through his sense of humor […]

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Rally Week: We Will Reap If We Don’t Give Up

by Valerie MorbyPosted Aug 3, 2021


“Do not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up. So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to those who are of the household of faith.” Galatians 6:9-10 That’s the vision Woods Associate Director and East Texas Rally […]

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More 2021 Camp Names We Love

by Valerie MorbyPosted Jul 27, 2021


When it comes to fun and creative staff camp names, sometimes more is more! So we’re bringing you even more new favorite camp names from this summer! From the silly (“Bucket Head”) to the delicious (“Spicy Thai Chili Wings”), we’ve definitely got something for everyone. Check them all out below, then be sure to let […]

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Staff Favorites: Games

by Valerie MorbyPosted Jul 20, 2021


We’re going to roll the dice and guess that you could use some new game recommendations. Not only are they seriously fun, but board games and card games offer the perfect opportunity to connect for a few minutes with friends, family, or co-workers! We asked our full-time staffers what games they’ve been enjoying, and we […]

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More Than a Coincidence: Alli and Alana’s Story

by Lizzie KleinPosted Jul 20, 2021


Every week at Pine Cove, hundreds of counselors pray for God to move in mighty ways in their cabins. Of course, God hears every single one of those prayers and answers them all in different ways! Often that looks like the Lord intentionally putting a counselor in a camper’s life who understands exactly what they […]

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Important 2021 Registration Dates

by Valerie MorbyPosted Jul 20, 2021


An article about dates might not be high on your list of things to read. But just hold on! Because for one thing, these dates have to do with CAMP. For another thing, we found a way to talk about peach pie. Plus it all ends with a funny video, so what are you waiting […]

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Celebrating the First Half of Summer 2021

by Pine CovePosted Jul 16, 2021

A camper arrives at Pine Cove in a car decorated with balloons

Even though it feels like we’ve only just begun, we’re now more than halfway through the summer! Join us as we look back on the first half and all the Christ-centered and others-focused serious fun we’ve had at camp.

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New Activities for Summer 2021

by Valerie MorbyPosted Jul 7, 2021


As if exciting activities like zip lines, boats, and blobs weren’t enough, all of our camps are constantly adding new activities! What better way to keep days fresh, full, and fun than by offering a puppy class or a giant inflatable slide? Jump in on the action as we take you on a tour through […]

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