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Tag: alumni


Keeping Boat Driver Traditions Afloat

by Jenny LayPosted Jun 22, 2021

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Even in Pine Cove’s earliest years, lakes served as a hub of activity. Sun-soaked, water-logged, laughter-filled memories have been made for more than 50 years — from the small lake at Pine Cove’s original camp in the late sixties to, in more recent years, Lake Hartwell at Chimney Point in Pine Cove’s Southeast region… and […]

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An Open Door

by Jenny SowersPosted Jun 15, 2021

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“It truly is my dream job and I was able to get this position way ahead of the game. It was the complete opening of a door that didn’t make sense,” Kayla shares as she reflects on her experience of getting hired as a practicum student at the HOPE Child and Family Center of Texas. […]

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A Pine Cove Homecoming

by Katelyn SullinsPosted May 25, 2021

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Homecoming in Texas is no joke. We bring out the Texas-sized mums, roll out the bands, decorate the halls, and all gather around with excitement for those Friday night lights. You know the feeling (or can remember it with some nostalgia). The people you know and love all in one place, the eager anticipation, the […]

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Throwback Alumni: Katie “MapQuest” West

by Pine CovePosted Jul 29, 2020

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Katie “MapQuest” (Massinger) West has been part of the Pine Cove family for as long as she can remember. Her Pine Cove story began before she was born and spans the 80s, 90s, 00s, and still continues! Let’s walk down memory lane with her through the decades and have a look at how camp has […]

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Staff Trips 2020 Recap

by Anna BirchPosted Jan 28, 2020

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Every winter, camp teams get their staff together for a trip to reconnect at a fun location. These trips allow the group to relax and play together, as well as serve and have intentional time. This year, staff went to Colorado, Arkansas, Alabama, Tennessee, and even the Caribbean, among other places. Here is a quick […]

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Meet our New Alumni Director

by Hannah CarterPosted Feb 6, 2018

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When was the last time someone asked you what your camp name was? Well, we’re asking again! Not everyone gets to spend a summer in the middle of nowhere… cell phone off, cheering about meal time, wearing the same clothes as their peers two days a week and being known by a seriously fun name, […]

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How Camp Prepared Me for Life After College

by Shawn WelchPosted Mar 7, 2013

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I asked my friend Luke to make a guest post one week, and since Luke and I worked at Pine Cove Shores together I asked him to share how working at summer camp prepared him for life today. Another summer is fast approaching and whether you have just come off of your last summer or […]

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