Scenic view of trees at camp

Staff Profile: Andrew “Get Smart” Boshell

by Jenny SowersPosted Sep 29, 2020

Director-Andrew-GetSmart-Boshell_af3sze

Andrew “Get Smart” Boshell has been the Towers camp director since 2012, after short stints at the Bluffs and Woods family camps. Before that, he went to college at the University of Alabama and spent two summers on summer staff at the Towers. Even if you don’t know Andrew, you have likely heard the famous […]

Read More

Staff Profile: Taylor “Fish Face” Jervis

by Valerie MorbyPosted Sep 24, 2020

Taylor Jervis

If you’ve spent any time around Pine Cove, it’s likely you’ve met—or heard about—Taylor “Fish Face” Jervis! After serving at the Ranch and Bluffs, he’s now the director of the Pine Cove Shores, a co-host of the Pine Cove podcast, a frequent staff orientation emcee, and so much more. So if you haven’t met him […]

Read More

Staff profile: Taylor “Roctober” Gembol

by Anna BirchPosted Sep 24, 2020

Taylor Gembol

Taylor “Roctober” Gembol has been on full-time staff at Pine Cove since 2017 and is currently the Timbers camp director. A fan of extreme sports, spending time with his wife and puppy, and all things related to the ocean, this guy loves people and fun! Something that is evident by just meeting Taylor is that […]

Read More

Staff Profile: Austin “Homestar” Langemeier

by Jesse GarnerPosted Sep 22, 2020

AustinLangemeier-Headshot-2019

Austin “Homestar Runner” Langemeier is no stranger to camp life! As the son of Chief Ministry Officer Craig “Dutch” Langemeier, Austin spent his formative years growing up at Pine Cove. Now the director of Silverado, our Central Texas elementary camp, Austin and his family spend their days investing in the campers and staff that come […]

Read More

Campers, Counselors, and Friend Groups at Pine Cove

by Valerie MorbyPosted Sep 22, 2020

17To1106-58-edit_aduk7l

Coming to camp for the first time can be full of questions for kids (and their parents!). What kind of food will I eat? Really, really good, food with lots of options. Will the cabin I’m sleeping in be air conditioned? Oh, absolutely. Will I make any friends? Again: ABSOLUTELY. When kids come to camp, […]

Read More

Many Miles for Simple Smiles: Caleb Kirk’s Story

by Mattie StewartPosted Sep 22, 2020

blog%2FCalebKirk-Story-LindseyMcAlister-Cover

As Caleb Kirk navigated the twists and turns of his freshman year at Auburn University, he slowly began to realize that he was craving something. He did not know what this yearning was for, but he knew there was something missing, a void to be filled. The following summer, he watched in awe as the […]

Read More

Top 10 Schools 2020

by Anna BirchPosted Sep 16, 2020

Top 10 2020

Every year we have a bit of competition to see which universities have the most staff. Even through the craziness of a pandemic and the changes that were made to make sure we could have camp, we were BLOWN AWAY by all our incredible summer staff and their dedication to working this summer! Because of […]

Read More

6 Things To Know About Theme Nights

by Valerie MorbyPosted Sep 11, 2020

timbers theme night

One of our favorite parts of camp: theme nights! Each night at camp, everyone gathers to play a fun game, go on a scavenger hunt, or dance the night away. It usually involves costumes, and it ALWAYS involves fun! Check out the top six things you need to know about Pine Cove theme nights. 1. […]

Read More

The 3 P’s of Bible Study

by Craig LangemeierPosted Sep 8, 2020

hand on Bible

The discipline I most hope to pass on to my kids, the one that has changed my life more than anything else is… Before I explain, let me tell you about a place called Qumran in Israel. Qumran is where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found in 1947. Arguably the greatest archeological discovery of all […]

Read More

Labor Day Weekend Recipes

by Anna BirchPosted Sep 1, 2020

Recipes

Nothing says the start of the school year like a three-day weekend, right? The best part of the weekend can be gathering around the table with your family, enjoying intentional time together, and chowing down on some delicious food. Here are some yummy recipe ideas from the Crier Creek cookbook that you will definitely want […]

Read More


-->