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A Sticky Note Prayer

by Jenny Sowers Rutland

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“It was so clear that God was implementing every single detail and answering every little prayer,” Mallory recalls as she tells her story of seeing God’s faithfulness at camp. “And during weeks one through nine, there were times of doubt, but I was still in continual prayer without even realizing it. All throughout those nine […]

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Staff Favorites: Water Bottles

by Jessica Anthony

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Staying hydrated at camp has always been key to keeping cool, but with triple-digit temperatures holding strong these days, having water on hand is more important than ever! We’ve asked our staff to share some of their favorite water bottles with you, and we can’t say we are surprised about which ones made the list.  […]

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Highlights of the First Half of Summer!

by Pine Cove

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We cannot believe Summer 2022 is officially halfway over, so we’ve rounded up some fun stats to give you a little glimpse into the first half. Read on to find out how many boxes of fireworks the Timbers goes through each week, the furthest a staffer traveled to camp this summer, the trick our campers […]

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Staff Profile: Derrick “Kenya Dig It” Simiyu

by Jenny Sowers Rutland

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Meet Derrick Simiyu, the chicken fried rice-eating, music-loving, Ranch Men’s Director! Read about how he likes to relax on a day off, what he’s reading, and what he’s excited about. We hope you enjoy getting to know him a little bit better, including what song he would sing if there was ever a Pine Cove […]

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Surf and Turf: New Field at the Shores!

by Jessica Anthony

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If you’ve ever been to the Shores, you know one of its best features is the beautiful seawall (and view) along Lake Palestine. In the name alone, you expect some shoreline. But ladies and gentlemen, we are so excited to reveal that the Shores now has some turf to go with that surf! Check out […]

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New Activity Classes – 2022

by Jessica Anthony

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Summer after summer our camp teams’ creativity keeps “Bumping the Lamp” when it comes to seriously fun activity classes. From new uses of current spaces to new equipment altogether, we can’t wait to share some of the newest activities that have been added this summer. Check them out! Chimney Point – Splat Ball The Impact […]

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2022 Summer Trends

by Jessica Anthony

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There’s an old saying that “what goes around comes around,” and it is certainly true of fashion trends… and fashion trends at camp to boot—especially if those boots are Crocs or Hokas! We’re here to bring you what’s trending with both our campers and summer staff. Let’s get started! Pull out your jibbitz because, you […]

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Springs in the Summer

by Jessica Anthony

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You might be thinking to yourself (“Self!”), “I wonder how the first few weeks of our brand new youth camp in Georgia have gone?” Wonder no more—we have the answers! We recently got to chat with Jacki “Winnie” Rodriguez, our eyes and ears on the ground at the Springs, and she had the greatest stories […]

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Rise and Be Baptized

by Valerie Morby

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Jack “PC Talk” Nelson accepted Christ into his life when he was six years old. Thirteen years later, he said yes to baptism.  Growing up in the church, Jack had no shortage of Christian role models surrounding him—including his youth pastor, a close family friend. And in his church, baptisms were a big deal. Somehow, […]

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A Story Only God Could Write: How Pine Cove Came to Georgia

by Valerie Morby

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Theirs was the only car on the highway.  It was the winter of 2010, and Pine Cove President & CEO Reed “S.I.” Livesay and then Executive Director of Ministries Kevin “Opee” East were in Georgia, on the hunt for land for a new Pine Cove camp. Somehow they had missed that an ice storm was […]

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