Scenic view of trees at camp

Top Eight Questions We Get About Family Camp

by Lea Rittenhouse

Family Hugging at Camp

Family camp is the best kind of camp! But because it’s a little outside of what most people think of when they think of camp, we get a number of questions. Here’s a list of questions (and answers, because we’re nice) we commonly get. 1. What are the differences between the four family camps? The […]

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Camper Story: Celebrating Salvation

by Mario Zandstra

Cheering at Family Camp

Opening days at Pine Cove are filled with festivities. As families are driving into camp, the college staff are cheering and jumping, welcoming the arriving campers to camp for another exciting week. No matter the circumstance, the enthusiastic staff can put a smile on the most skeptical face. This particular week at the Bluffs Family […]

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A Weekend Just for Moms

by Tracey Eyster

Mom and daughter praying

What is it about Pine Cove? Something happens when you drive through the gates. You enter a new and unique world where peace reigns, praise erupts and people meeting up with God is a priority. Sounds a bit like heaven. Interestingly, for our family, that is exactly how we see Pine Cove – the closest […]

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Men’s Weekend Recap

by Taylor Jervis

Men Worshipping at Pine Cove Weekend

“Be watchful, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong.” 1 Corinthians 16:13 There are fewer things more powerful than listening to a room of a few hundred men singing in unison and laughing together. On the weekend of January 24-26, over 450 men from multiple churches, small groups, families, and communities gathered […]

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Pine Cove Staff Retreat

by Laura McHugh

John Redfearn Leading Worship

From the first moment our vans passed the sign to the Outback camp to the moment our Tyler staff headed back home, Pine Cove’s staff retreat was an uproariously good time. After months of planning, our staff needs team was excited to finally get to enjoy three days of fun, food, and renewal with the […]

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Pine Cove Sweethearts

by Valerie Morby

Candy Heart Pine Cove Sweethearts

It’s no secret that many people that have attended or worked at Pine Cove over the years have met their sweetheart at camp. We’ve gathered a few of their stories together for you to read and enjoy, and we’d love to hear yours as well! If you met your significant other while at camp, be […]

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Camp in the City at Mobberly Baptist

by Jordy Barksdale

Camper on slip and slide

Pine Cove has the unique opportunity to partner with local churches through our day camp program called Camp in the City. Not only do we travel to 7 states, but we also have locations in close proximity to our headquarters in East Texas. One the churches we are privileged to do ministry with is Mobberly Baptist […]

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Forge Trip: Dominican Republic

by Charissa Birnbaum

Forge Member Praying with Kids

Last week, my fellow Forge students and I took a 9-day adventure to Jarabacoa, Dominican Republic. The Forge is Pine Cove’s resident discipleship program. There we joined alongside a ministry called Students International (SI) to assist local missionaries at various sites that included microfinance, social work, community health, dentistry, education, special education, sports, and physical therapy. After a long […]

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The Bible Tells Me So

by Chris Sherrod

Open Bible

For a majority of Christian families, one of the first songs their children learn is Jesus Loves Me, and the wonderful news of this love is based on the words that follow: “for the Bible tells me so.” The truth is, our beliefs are built on what we find in Scripture, which is why critics […]

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Important Camper Forms

by Lea Rittenhouse

Shores girls smiling

Here at Pine Cove, there are two things that are very important during the registration process. For starters, we want to make preparing for camp a smooth process, and second, we want to be as prepared as possible for your specific camper. To accomplish these priorities, we require that you complete three mandatory forms through […]

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