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The Newest Activity Class at Silverado: Puppies!

by Pine CovePosted Apr 15, 2021


The best place on earth just got BETTER! You might be asking yourself, “Self? How could camp get any better?” and to that we have one simple answer: puppies.  Yes, that’s right! This summer at Pine Cove Silverado we have a brand new activity class with Golden Retriever puppies! It’s going to be an awesome […]

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Salvation Perspiration – Podcast Season 2, Episode 3

by Pine CovePosted Apr 14, 2021

Season 2, Episode 3

God working to transform the lives of people and sweating all summer long reminds us of one of our favorite cheers: “Salvation Perspiration! Salvation Perspiration!” This episode is all about life transformation, a few sweaty moments for our hosts in the “bet your co-worker” game, and an encouraging story from Amplify, the two-week program at […]

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Be Encouraged – Podcast Season 2, Episode 2

by Pine CovePosted Apr 12, 2021

Season 2, Episode 2

Be Encouraged! Our Cove Cast is pumped to dive deep into what encouragement is and how we speak the Words of God to one another as our greatest encouragement. Plus, a battle in the ring with a champion belt on the line, a great interview with our Forge staff, a Timbers theme night preview, and […]

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Raised Hands Emoji – Podcast Season 2, Episode 1

by Pine CovePosted Apr 8, 2021

season 2, episode 1

We’re back! (raised hands emoji) Our Cove Cast is ready for double the fun in season 2 with a few surprises. This episode is all about serious fun, camp name tradition, and how important it is to be intentional with praising character vs. praising competence. Not subscribed yet? That’s a bummer. Fix that by subscribing […]

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New Pine Cove Gear 2021

by Valerie MorbyPosted Apr 7, 2021


Signs that it’s spring: the azaleas begin blooming, bright green pollen dusts every car in sight, and Pine Cove pulls back the curtain to give you a sneak peek at some of our favorite new items you’ll be seeing in the camp store during the summer! And this year is no exception. From brand-new sweatshirts […]

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Full-Time Staff Retreat Recap

by Valerie MorbyPosted Mar 30, 2021


The full-time Pine Cove staff recently had the immense pleasure of retreating together at Allaso Ranch in Hawkins, Texas. We rarely get the opportunity to fellowship with staffers from all of our regions, so it was truly a gift to get to see everyone join together from all corners of Pine Cove: programming, registration, accounting, […]

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5 Things Camp Taught Us About Mentorship

by Pine CovePosted Mar 29, 2021


“As iron sharpens iron, so a friend sharpens a friend.” Proverbs 27:17 Think back on your childhood. Was there one, or maybe two, people in your life who shaped you, challenged you, and encouraged you in a life-altering way during a difficult season of your life? Maybe it was a teacher, a coach, a family […]

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It All Points Back To Him

by Valerie MorbyPosted Mar 19, 2021


There are Pine Cove families, and then there are PINE COVE families. If you were born into the latter, you’ll undoubtedly relate to the Ummels: Shannon and her husband David met while working at Pine Cove in the 1980s. Their children have grown up attending summer camp at Pine Cove. Their oldest daughter, Lauren, just […]

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Spring Wallpapers

by Pine CovePosted Mar 16, 2021


The sun is out—spring is almost here! Freshen up your phone and add some some Pine Cove flair with these brand-new wallpapers we made just for you. From Scripture to truth-filled quotes to camp fun, we hope these encourage you as you wrap up the school year and look towards the summer! Faithful in yellow, […]

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Camper and Counselor Reunited: Teresa and Kathy’s Story

by Elizabeth MoorePosted Mar 16, 2021

Teresa and Kathy

Starting in the summer of 1971, Teresa “Chigger” Roberson spent many summers and weekends at Pine Cove. As a close friend of the McKenzie family and a Tyler native, Teresa and her group of friends went to church together and worked at camp together.  Before developing into twelve camps in three regions, Pine Cove consisted […]

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