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Two-Week Programs: Double the Impact

by Anna BirchPosted Mar 10, 2020

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What’s better than one week of camp? Well, TWO weeks of camp, of course! Several of our youth camps offer two-week programs for campers who want to stay a little longer. But why send your camper to a two-week program? Let us tell you… there are great benefits in the extra week! We all know […]

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8 Parenting Lessons I Learned from the Pine Cove Staff

by Erin HarrisPosted Mar 10, 2020

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Everything I ever needed to know about parenting, I could have learned from college kids. For the past six years, our family has had the privilege of getting to be a part of the ministry of Pine Cove. Because of that ministry, we frequently get to be around college kids who love Jesus. I cannot […]

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Theme Night in a Box: Road Trip

by Andrew EshbaughPosted Mar 4, 2020

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Planning for that big spring break road trip? Well then, we have a Theme Night in a Box just for you! We can help you make sure that the long hours in the car are just as, if not more fun than, your actual destination. You may even feel like you’re back at camp! Here […]

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25 Core Values for Your Family

by Pine CovePosted Feb 26, 2020

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Christ-centered. Others-focused. Seriously fun. These are Pine Cove’s core values. From crazy skits to deep conversations to high energy times of worship, everything we do gets filtered through those three principles. They help to ensure that Pine Cove stays true to who God has created us to be, so that no matter the changes we […]

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Staff Profile: Hannah “Patilla Piñata” Carter

by Jenny SowersPosted Feb 26, 2020

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Starting her camp journey on summer staff nearly 15 years ago and working through eight different positions on full-time staff, Hannah has experienced many facets of Pine Cove’s ministry. She has a heart of gold and will make you cry from laughter. Her name game story is unlike any we’ve ever heard, and her explanation […]

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Family Camp 2020 Theme: HE>ME

by Chris SherrodPosted Feb 26, 2020

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Not to us, O Lord, not to us, but to your name give glory,     for the sake of your steadfast love and your faithfulness! Why should the nations say, “Where is their God?” Our God is in the heavens; he does all that he pleases. – Psalm 115:1-3 The book of Joshua opens after the death […]

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New 2020 Full-Time Camp Staff

by Anna BirchPosted Feb 19, 2020

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Throughout this spring, we will be introducing a few of our brand-new full-time staff members! Find out where they come from, some of their favorite things, and what about their roles has them most excited.  And make sure to say “hi” when you see them at camp this summer!  Nikki “Willy Wonky” Germenis: Nikki “Willy […]

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It’s Not About Me: Pine Cove Acts of Kindness

by Valerie MorbyPosted Feb 11, 2020

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In Matthew 25, Jesus spoke to His followers about looking out for the people around them, saying, “Whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.” For Pine Cove, this translates to being “others-focused.” In fact, we encourage our staff to remember: it’s not about […]

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Date Night Tips from Camp

by Anna BirchPosted Feb 5, 2020

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Family camp Date Night is an incredible thing—a nice, private dinner for mom and dad while the kids are having a blast with their counselors! Those nights allow couples to take a deep breath and enjoy some intentional time together. Even though we ALL wish camp was every week of the year (I mean, the […]

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Full-Time Staff: What Are You Learning Right Now?

by Anna BirchPosted Feb 5, 2020

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Hearing what other believers are learning can be such an encouragement to our faith! It can challenge us to dive deeper into the Word of God, inspire us to not settle for shallow faith, and remind us of Truth in the midst of trials. In light of that, we asked some of our full-time staff […]

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