Scenic view of trees at camp

One of Those Moments

by Craig LangemeierPosted Apr 13, 2017

Cross on a mountain top

I hope I don’t get in trouble. During a Bible study today I quit reading my Bible, quit paying attention, and did something I normally would never do: I pulled out my phone and snapped a picture when I should have been dialed in. It was a powerful moment. It was a moment I wanted […]

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Women’s Conference 2017

by Kayla SimsPosted Apr 4, 2017


What a blessing it was to have so many women come to the Shores March 3-5 for our annual Women’s Conference! It was an incredible weekend getting to see ladies laugh together, worship together, and rest together. Carrie Langemeier, the wife of our Chief Ministry Officer Craig “Dutch” Langemeier, was our speaker for the weekend. […]

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Men’s Conference 2017

by Kyle GorePosted Feb 24, 2017

Matt Lantz speaking at Pine Cove Men

On the weekend of January 27-29, over 500 men from multiple churches, small groups, families, and communities gathered at Pine Cove’s Shores and Timbers camps. Getting to be a part of this weekend is one of the greatest joys in my job. There is nothing in the world like 500 plus men singing to our […]

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A Letter to Moms with Tween Girls

by Lisa ArchinalPosted Feb 22, 2017

Tween Girl Camper

I still remember the day. It was Tuesday, January 25, 2012, and my 12-year-old daughter left me a love note. YES! In a world where tweens are often characterized as moody and aloof, my girl showed evidence of actual connection. Entering the realm of tween parenting, I felt a little like Katniss in “The Hunger […]

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Falling For Pine Cove’s Couples Weekend

by Valerie MorbyPosted Feb 14, 2017


Editor’s Note: The following post was written by Adrianne “Snicks” Miller, a former Pine Cove Summer and Full-Time Staffer. Read about Adrianne and her husband’s experience at their first Pine Cove couples conference! One year ago, my husband and I sat in our church community group discussing how things were going with each of the couples. One gal […]

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Commission Camping: Trip Stories

by Valerie MorbyPosted Jan 9, 2017

Camp in the City Panama

With 162 Pine Cove staff members currently serving the Lord at camps throughout Latin America, there is no shortage of awesome stories to share! Thankfully we are able to keep up with all of these mission trips on each of their blogs, and you can follow along too! Here is just a taste of some […]

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Life Transformation On The Road

by Anna BirchPosted Nov 15, 2016

Shores hangtime girls praying

Editor’s Note: At Pine Cove, we pray big prayers, and often the Lord reveals himself in the most unexpected way. Read this incredible story of what happened while we were on the road recruiting prospective summer staff this fall. One of my favorite parts of recruiting is getting to minister to college students. For some, this is […]

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Max’s Summer Training

by Lisa ArchinalPosted Oct 24, 2016


When football coaches from the top college programs in the country hear the name Max Wright their ears perk up. As a high school freshman, Max received his first Division I offer. Now as a junior, Max has offers in the double digits from major programs such as Alabama, Georgia and Texas A&M. He’s worked […]

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Famous Last Words

by Scott KedershaPosted Oct 24, 2016


When our family moved to Texas in 2002, we kept hearing about Christian summer camps. If I am honest, I thought camp sounded like the dumbest thing I had ever heard. Our church went to family camp every year, and seemingly everyone talked about getting away with their families for a week or sending their […]

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My Child’s First Time At Overnight Youth Camp

by Valerie MorbyPosted Aug 16, 2016

Youth campers in the pool

Editor’s Note: The following post was written by Michelle Tanzola, a mom who sent her daughter to the overnight youth camp at Pine Cove for the first time this summer! Last year her daughter experienced Camp in the City for the first time. Read about that experience here. If the Olympics gave medals for summer camps, Pine […]

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