Scenic view of trees at camp

Women’s Conference Recap 2018

by Kayla SimsPosted Apr 6, 2018


All my ladies say, “yeah”…”YEAH”! At the beginning of March, we had an incredible weekend of just women at the Pine Cove Shores. Our cabins are usually full of high school students, but over 200 women came out to brave the bunk beds, enjoy the beautiful views of Lake Palestine, and spend time with the […]

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Our Favorite Theme Nights

by Chelsea ConnorPosted Apr 4, 2018


Theme nights are a Pine Cove staple. Just like you can’t go a week at the Towers without a good corn dog plus mac ‘n’ cheese, can you even have a week at the Towers without Pitch Black Attack? Or better yet, can you actually have a youth camp experience without at least one theme […]

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Pine Cove’s In-Depth Guide to Packing For Overnight Youth Camp

by Jesse GarnerPosted Mar 29, 2018

Dad in packed car excited to drop off his girl at camp

Alright, moms. We know that packing can be difficult. Should you send your camper with the blue tennis shoes or the red ones? What should you avoid packing? Are eight shirts enough? Too much? These are just a few of the questions that are likely running through your mind. That’s why we’ve made you a […]

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What Every Parent Needs to Know About Care Packages and Camper Mail

by Jesse GarnerPosted Mar 27, 2018


Like nap schedules, discipline, school choices, or pretty much anything in the parenting world, care packages are a topic that generate a diversity of opinions. Some parents fall into the “I already spend a lot of money on camp why in the world would I send you anything else” side of things. Others are in […]

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Easter Reflections

by Craig LangemeierPosted Mar 27, 2018


Do you ever get confused reading Scripture? Do you find yourself wondering why God put certain verses in the Bible?  During this time when we remember and celebrate Easter, I have been reading through the story of the crucifixion of Jesus. In the midst of that story there is a verse that has confused me […]

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Stories From The Forge Israel Trip

by Chelsea ConnorPosted Mar 27, 2018


Every March, Pine Cove’s 8-month discipleship program takes a trip to Israel. It is always a huge highlight of the program for the students, and there is always extra space for a handful of non-Forge students to join them too. This year’s group got back a couple weeks ago, and if you haven’t had a […]

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Staff Profile: Brandon “Bomb Squawks” Gray

by Mikaleh OffermanPosted Mar 20, 2018


Brandon “Bomb Squawks” Gray is the Outback Men’s director. He graduated in 2016 from Wheaton College with a degree in interpersonal communication and Christian education. He worked at camp for five summers before joining resident staff, originally as a Camp in the City site director. His college roommate and best friend is Austin Langemeier, the […]

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April Fools Pranks of Pine Cove Past

by Chelsea ConnorPosted Mar 20, 2018


It’s no secret we like to have fun around Pine Cove. We love skit characters, competitions, cheering for the Spirit Stick, and occasionally, we love a good April Fools prank. This year, we don’t have any pranks planned, but we thought it would be fun to walk down memory lane and remember a couple of […]

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Construction Updates Around Pine Cove

by Chelsea ConnorPosted Mar 9, 2018


Since last summer, Pine Cove has been busy. Very busy. We have been building a brand-new camp (The Ridge), adding cabins in South Carolina (Chimney Point), renovating cabins at another beloved family camp (The Bluffs), and adding more castles (also known as Towers cabins). First, here’s some awesome drone video footage of the Ridge, because […]

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The Essence of Pine Cove

by Reed LivesayPosted Mar 9, 2018


As our 50th year in ministry began in 2017, we asked ourselves, “Who is Pine Cove today?” Throughout our 50 years, culture sure has changed, and while we always strive to be relevant, one thing remains steadfast… the life-saving truth of the Gospel. CHRIST-CENTERED Pine Cove is, and will remain, Christ-centered. Our commitment is to […]

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