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Tag: dads


Working Together to Reap a Harvest

by Kelcie HuffsticklerPosted Oct 20, 2020

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Combines dot the outskirts of my small town this time of year. They trek down row after row, from morning ‘til night, gathering rice, corn, and soybeans from the fields. It’s harvest season. And though it’s hard work, this is the time when farmers get to reap what they sowed during the labor-intensive spring. Harvest […]

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Why I Love My Dad

by Anna BirchPosted Jun 17, 2020

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For our Father’s Day Giveaway, we asked you to tell us why you love your dad and think he is THE MAN… here are some of our favorite responses.  Also, don’t forget there are still a few days left to enter! Fill out this form by June 20th and you could win your dad a […]

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Date Night Tips from Camp

by Anna BirchPosted Feb 5, 2020

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Family camp Date Night is an incredible thing—a nice, private dinner for mom and dad while the kids are having a blast with their counselors! Those nights allow couples to take a deep breath and enjoy some intentional time together. Even though we ALL wish camp was every week of the year (I mean, the […]

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Forge Father Daughter Retreat Preview

by Chris SherrodPosted Nov 19, 2019

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Being a dad to two daughters is such an adventure. To be honest, I was a little unsure at first when we learned we were having a baby girl. My wife and I already had three boys and I felt I had a pretty good grasp on what that was supposed to look like. But […]

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Staff Favorites: Family Books

by Anna BirchPosted Nov 13, 2019

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Reading together as a family is a great way to make memories, learn together, and start great conversations. We often say at camp that shared experience builds trust, and what better way to share an experience than to open a book together?  We asked our full-time staff to share books that they love to read […]

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How to Have a Hangtime with Your Kids

by Jenny LayPosted Oct 9, 2019

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Skits, camp names, and counselors jumping upon your arrival… all things that are an integral part of just about any Pine Cove camp experience. Another important  experience for youth campers (and children at family camp) is something called a hangtime. In Pine Cove’s staff handbook, a hangtime is defined as “an intentional time with just […]

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Embracing Today’s Season

by Scott KedershaPosted Jun 11, 2019

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One of my biggest failures as a dad is how often I’ve wished away the parenting years. At first I couldn’t wait until my kids slept through the night. Then I couldn’t wait until they were out of diapers. After that I couldn’t wait until our oldest (twins) went to school. Then I was ready for […]

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A Checkup For Your Marriage

by Valerie MorbyPosted Feb 12, 2019

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Drift. That’s a fun word when you’re applying it to camp! Drift on a wakeboard behind a boat on the lake. Drift down a hill on a drift trike. Drift on a giant swan float in the pool. When it comes to relationships, however, we absolutely do not want to drift. It’s pretty easy for […]

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Falling For Pine Cove’s Couples Weekend

by Valerie MorbyPosted Feb 14, 2017

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Editor’s Note: The following post was written by Adrianne “Snicks” Miller, a former Pine Cove Summer and Full-Time Staffer. Read about Adrianne and her husband’s experience at their first Pine Cove couples conference! One year ago, my husband and I sat in our church community group discussing how things were going with each of the couples. One gal […]

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