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Tag: parenting


Back to School Encouragement for Moms

by Erin HarrisPosted Aug 26, 2020

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I’ve been thinking a lot about the kids going back to school tomorrow. Even though we KNOW this is what God has called our family to do for now, it FEELS very uncertain, and less than ideal. Stressed out teachers and admin, masks, kids who’ve been cooped up for five months, and, well, COVID. I […]

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8 Parenting Lessons I Learned from the Pine Cove Staff

by Erin HarrisPosted Mar 10, 2020

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Everything I ever needed to know about parenting, I could have learned from college kids. For the past six years, our family has had the privilege of getting to be a part of the ministry of Pine Cove. Because of that ministry, we frequently get to be around college kids who love Jesus. I cannot […]

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25 Core Values for Your Family

by Pine CovePosted Feb 26, 2020

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Christ-centered. Others-focused. Seriously fun. These are Pine Cove’s core values. From crazy skits to deep conversations to high energy times of worship, everything we do gets filtered through those three principles. They help to ensure that Pine Cove stays true to who God has created us to be, so that no matter the changes we […]

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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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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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Tips for Surviving the School Year

by Valerie MorbyPosted Aug 20, 2019

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Let’s be honest: unless you’re Maria Von Trapp, parenting children during the school year can be rough. You start out with the best intentions, but before long you’re living on a prayer and sending marshmallows and mustard packets for your kids’ lunches. You’ll find no judgement here, Mom and Dad! Instead, we want to come […]

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A Letter to Moms with Tween Girls

by Lisa ArchinalPosted Feb 22, 2017

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I still remember the day. It was Tuesday, January 25, 2012, and my 12-year-old daughter left me a love note. YES! In a world where tweens are often characterized as moody and aloof, my girl showed evidence of actual connection. Entering the realm of tween parenting, I felt a little like Katniss in “The Hunger […]

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My Child’s First Time At Overnight Youth Camp

by Valerie MorbyPosted Aug 16, 2016

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Editor’s Note: The following post was written by Michelle Tanzola, a mom who sent her daughter to the overnight youth camp at Pine Cove for the first time this summer! Last year her daughter experienced Camp in the City for the first time. Read about that experience here. If the Olympics gave medals for summer camps, Pine […]

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A First-Time Camper Mom’s Experience

by Valerie MorbyPosted Apr 14, 2016

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Editor’s Note: The following post was written by Michelle Tanzola, a mom who sent her daughter to Pine Cove Camp in the City for the first time last summer! Check out what the experience was like for her. I am not a “hoverer” when it comes to parenting. At least, I don’t like to think […]

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