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Passion for Prayer: Behind the Scenes of Our Board

by Anna Birch

man reading

Did you know Pine Cove has a Board of Directors? It is made up of 16 men and women who love Jesus and want to be involved in how He is working through camp! There are attorneys, pastors, CEOs, doctors, homemakers, and more—many have taken their families to family camp, spoken at camp, or have […]

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How to Bump the Lamp in Everyday Life

by Valerie Morby

lamp

One of the cornerstones of the training that every Pine Cove staff member receives is the phrase “Bump the Lamp.” It’s repeated constantly at camp—and has even appeared on t-shirts—but what does it mean? The short version is “going the extra mile.” The medium version is “going above and beyond, especially in areas that most […]

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2020 Staff New Year’s Resolutions

by Anna Birch

Staff New Years Resolutions header

When you read “New Year’s resolutions,” do you get excited thinking about the potential or start feeling guilty remembering last year’s not-so-great attempt? We all know resolutions might be forgotten around mid-February, but they can be a great way to kick-start your year, set goals, and create prayers for the upcoming months!  We asked some […]

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Winterfest 2019 Recap

by Pine Cove

Santa bike jump

Gingerbread houses, fireworks, crazy skits, and… inflatable Sumo suits! Winterfest is jam-packed with fun activities, but more importantly, God changes lives during this weekend!  A Towers’ parent said, “My kids had a great time. They came home and told us about the Biblical discussions and all the fun they had with their counselors and other […]

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2019 Pine Cove Gift Guide

by Pine Cove

Christmas present

Are you curious what gifts our summer and full-time staff are most excited to give and receive this year? Look no further! We put together several options in hopes of helping you find juuust the right thing for those hard-to-shop-for loved ones. Enjoy scrolling through these fun ideas!   1. Carhartt Beanies Cozy, hip, and […]

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Forge Father Daughter Retreat Preview

by Chris Sherrod

father and daughter

Being a dad to two daughters is such an adventure. To be honest, I was a little unsure at first when we learned we were having a baby girl. My wife and I already had three boys and I felt I had a pretty good grasp on what that was supposed to look like. But […]

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Staff Favorites: Family Books

by Anna Birch

Man reading Bible

Reading together as a family is a great way to make memories, learn together, and start great conversations. We often say at camp that shared experience builds trust, and what better way to share an experience than to open a book together?  We asked our full-time staff to share books that they love to read […]

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3 Ways to Communicate Your Way to a More Joyful Holiday Season

by Scott Kedersha

Kids arm wrestling

Those holidays are right around the corner, which means it’s time for food, football, and friends. Along with the good times come countless opportunities for relational challenges. And we all know these communication and conflict struggles are heightened during the holidays. Every significant relationship will face challenges with communication and conflict resolution. This holds true […]

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Courageously Living Out a Calling

by Elizabeth Moore

Casey Brewer

In the summer of 1999, Casey “Skipper” Brewer was tasked with what appeared to be an impossible job. But bolstered by his fellow staff and empowered by Kevin East, he humbly said yes to adversity and saw, firsthand, how God’s power is made perfect in weakness.  Today, Casey leads Kingdom at Work, an organization that […]

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A Better Way to Break the Ice: The Five H’s

by Valerie Morby

Five H

“Okay, everyone! We’re going to all go around the circle and share our name and a fun fact about ourselves!” Fun fact… fun fact… uhh, that time I broke my arm? Is that fun? The fact that I like to dip Oreos in peanut butter? I’m so stressed. Is it my turn yet? PLEASE LET […]

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