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Tag: stories


Here Am I: Send Me

by Valerie Morby

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How the Springs Assembled its Inaugural Summer Team You can’t open a summer camp without a few invaluable ingredients. A large enough property, for one. The buildings that will feed, house, and entertain your campers, for another. But most importantly—especially if your constant refrain is “Our Staff Is Our Program”—you need the counselors, health assistants, […]

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Summer Recap 2022

by Pine Cove

Summer Recap 2022

“Pine Cove set the table for intentional conversations with my kids that I don’t usually get to have.” — Bluffs family camper “This is my first year at Pine Cove. I did not think I could ever be saved, it wasn’t in the cards for me. But now I realize that sin doesn’t define me […]

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Kai’s Story: The God Who Sees

by Katelyn Sullins

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The very first instance in Scripture of a human being declaring a name over God is in Genesis 16, when Hagar calls God “El Roi,” which means “the God who sees.” It is not surprising, the significance that being seen holds in our lives now. For Hagar, being seen meant she was not alone in […]

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Friends at Camp—And Beyond

by Anna Birch

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Camp is often the launching pad for deep, long-term friendships. Let’s face it: even though we all have good intentions of keeping up with our camp besties throughout the year, it’s easier said than done! But a group of Impact campers and counselors from Chimney Point have shown that it’s possible to follow through on […]

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Wrangling For Jesus

by Katelyn Sullins

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Their alarm clocks often buzz at 4 am, there’s more dirt under their fingernails than you’d find in a sandbox, and their jeans may or may not be stuck on because of the 100-degree heat, but you’ll rarely find one without a big smile on their face. They’re the Pine Cove wranglers, and they really […]

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Finding Her Foundation

by Madi Telshow

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When Storye Molinar first entered the gates of Silverado as a second grader, she had no idea how much of a spiritual backbone Pine Cove would be in her life. Her sister, ten years older, had grown up going to Outback when it was the only youth camp in Columbus, and Storye was chomping at […]

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Summer Recap 2021

by Kristen Murphy

Summer Recap 2021

“I learned to trust Jesus and the Lord. Before this week I had accepted the Lord but didn’t know how to really trust Him. I finally found out this week what it looks like to really trust Him and accept Him.” — Outback camper “Getting to connect with so many like minded people has been […]

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A Pine Cove Homecoming

by Katelyn Sullins

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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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Favorite Camper Quotes So Far

by Anna Birch

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A week (or two!) of camp can be the catalyst for major life change in a camper. God uses everything from Bible study to songs at Club to activity classes and more to soften hearts. One of our favorite things is getting to hear from campers and parents about what they learned during their stay. […]

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My Biggest Prayer: Blake’s Story

by Anna Birch

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Blake had wanted to be a counselor at Pine Cove since she was in fifth grade. When she got the chance to work at the Shores, she never could’ve imagined the impact that one week would have on one particular camper in her life—her little brother! See how God answered Blake’s prayers to soften and […]

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