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Tag: 2023


Burdened For Their Brothers

by Valerie Morby

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Caroline and Ashlen had a lot in common. They both were college students—Caroline (or “Chip,” as she’s known at Pine Cove) at the University of Texas, and Ashlen (aka “T-Feels”) at Ole Miss—who had been serving for several summers at the Pine Cove Timbers. Both were thriving in their roles, seeking after the Lord, and […]

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2023 Theme Nights at Home!

by Karissa Pitaniello

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The serious fun of camp doesn’t have to stop just because summer is over! Transform your living room into a theme night by picking one of our favorite nights of camp from below, or choose your own!   Mr. Merkus and His Magnificent Circus Brought to you by the Towers! The Big Top is back […]

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Fall Resource Recommendations

by Pine Cove

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August means unpacking your summer suitcase and getting back into your swing of routine! As you do, we want to offer some of our staff’s favorite resources to keep your day-to-day Christ-centered!  Gentle and Lowly In Matthew 11:20, Jesus says, “I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.” […]

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Summer Recap 2023!

by Karissa Pitaniello

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“I don’t have to earn forgiveness of my sins with a big spiritual resume because Jesus offers me forgiveness and true life for free.” – Ridge Camper “I can honestly say that there is not one area of my life where the Lord has not used Pine Cove in some way to speak, encourage, and […]

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2023 Camper Quotes

by Karissa Pitaniello

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One of our favorite things about summer is getting a front-row seat to all God has in store for His people through their time at camp. We want you to enjoy that too! Read along to see what the Lord has been up to this summer at Pine Cove. “God showed me that He doesn’t […]

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2023 First Half Recap

by Karissa Pitaniello

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We cannot believe Summer 2023 is already halfway over! To make sure you don’t miss a thing, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite stats to give YOU a glimpse into first half fun. Read on to find out how many inches of rain the Southeast camps got, the number of campers who figured out […]

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More Funny Camp Names 2023

by Karissa Pitaniello

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The party doesn’t stop at Pine Cove, and neither do the hilarious camp names! Each summer our staffers seem to get more and more creative as they get to know each other through the Name Game. Having a camp name is a Pine Cove tradition because it’s seriously fun (always!), and it allows campers to […]

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2023 New Activity Classes!

by Karissa Pitaniello

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Every second of Pine Cove is filled with fun and intentionality! One of our favorite ways to combine the two are through… activity classes! Campers are able to let their guards down, try new things, make memories with their cabin mates, and sometimes even go all-in in competitions. We believe that shared experiences build trust, […]

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2023 Property Updates Around Pine Cove!

by Karissa Pitaniello

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Each year at Pine Cove, we want the experience for our campers to be better and better. Sometimes that includes making some upgrades around camp! We are extremely grateful for the Lord’s provision and for the hard work of our construction teams to make these new, seriously fun projects a reality! Bask in all of […]

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New 2023 Camp Names We Love!

by Karissa Pitaniello

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“NAME GAME, gimme that name, I want that name!” That’s the sound of a camp cheer we’ve been hearing all around camp for the past few weeks as new staffers were receiving their camp names! Each staffer since 1967 has received their own unique name. These names are always seriously fun, but also a great […]

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