Scenic view of trees at camp

Tag: activities


Gingerbread Houses: Guys Versus Girls

by Jon DavidsonPosted Dec 19, 2013

Boys Gingerbread House

Winterfest was a blast! Maybe by now all of our campers have finally caught up on rest, because they were having so much fun over the weekend! There are several highlights that we could talk about, but let’s be honest: we know everyone just wants to know about the the Ranch Gingerbread Launch. We’ve known […]

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Winterfest is in the Forecast!

by Brent BertolioPosted Nov 22, 2013

Worship at Pine Cove Winterfest

What is Winterfest? Winterfest is Pine Cove’s winter camp for 1st – 12th graders, in December. If you’ve never experienced the awesomeness of summer, this is a great opportunity to see what it’s all about. On the flip side, if you have been or have sent your child to summer camp before, this is an […]

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A Horse Ministry

by Susan AndreonePosted Jun 13, 2013

Pine Cove Horse Ministry

As the group of family campers approached the barn, the wranglers began sizing up the new riders almost immediately, assessing their personalities, temperaments and other qualities important for an enjoyable trail ride for both horse and rider. Matching campers’ and horses’ personalities doesn’t always play out like you would imagine though. For example, this particular […]

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Pro-Wakeboarders at Pine Cove

by Valerie MorbyPosted Jun 11, 2013

Shaun Murray Wakeboarding for Campers

Campers at the Ranch and Timbers experienced a thrill when professional wakeboarders Shaun Murray and Emily Copeland-Durham performed tricks and stunts on Pine Cove’s new wake park on Lake Lackawanna Monday afternoon. The Ranch’s own Jiggs Gaffney kicked off the festivities by singing the national anthem before Emily and Shaun got out on the water and […]

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WhatSUP at the Woods?

by Jenny SowersPosted May 8, 2013

Campers on the lake

As I have mentioned, on occasion, there are definitely days at work that I simply cannot believe I get paid to do what I get to do. Recently we definitely had another one of those days. We are in a constant state of planning and dreaming and brainstorming for how to make camp better, and, […]

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Life Lessons from Mud Wrestling

by Robbie JonesPosted Apr 30, 2013

Buffalo Hunt Mud

There I stand, six inches deep in a giant pit of mud surrounded by 80 other 30 to 40-year-old men. At the instruction of a young man with a bull horn, we all get down on our hands and knees. Though it’s a warm spring day, the mud is cold. Many of the men have […]

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Wakeboarding Without a Boat

by Matt MurphyPosted Apr 22, 2013

Camper wakeboarding with a boat

True or false. 1. Wakeboarding is awesome… TRUE. 2. If you don’t have a boat to pull you, then you are out of luck… FALSE! Last summer, we installed our very own Wake Park at Pine Cove, shared between campers at Crier Creek and Outback, and it was a huge hit! Campers can grab a […]

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Dock Rock: A Camp Tradition

by Kyle GorePosted Apr 10, 2013

Campers on banana boat

“The Dock stinkin’ rocks my socks off!!!” Of all of the camp cheers and sayings we have here at the Shores, this has to be in my top five favorites! “The Dock stinkin’ rocks my socks off”! I didn’t know that someone could be able to put into words how I feel about this awesome […]

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Crier Creek is Ready for Summer!

by Rebecca SmithPosted Apr 2, 2013

Campers on the Battle Barge

Spring has sprung at camp, and with each passing day we are more excited about summer! Check out some of the exciting things that have been changing around camp! We can’t wait for you to experience them this summer! Recently, the deck at White Tail Lodge has expanded, which will allow for easier access into the […]

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