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From Campers to Staffers to Roommates

by Michaela Drewry

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When Christen Sharpe first arrived at Pine Cove to drop off her 12-year-old daughter, Ellis, at the Ranch in 2013, she was apprehensive and filled with anxiety for her daughter, convinced Ellis was going to be lonely. “Ellis had friends in her cabin the last two years at the Towers, Pine Cove’s elementary-age camp, but […]

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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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Summer Recap 2021

by Kristen Murphy

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“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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More Than a Coincidence: Alli and Alana’s Story

by Lizzie Klein

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Every week at Pine Cove, hundreds of counselors pray for God to move in mighty ways in their cabins. Of course, God hears every single one of those prayers and answers them all in different ways! Often that looks like the Lord intentionally putting a counselor in a camper’s life who understands exactly what they […]

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Amplifying the Message of God’s Love

by Mattie Stewart

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“He was just 100% totally different. And he was astonished by that. He has discovered confidence in who he was by trusting the Lord and allowing Him to take his burdens.” Hudson appeared confident in his faith as he began his two-week Amplify session at the Timbers. Soon, however, his counselor Nick “Baron Von Stuby” […]

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An Open Door

by Jenny Sowers Rutland

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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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My Heart Was Set On Fire For Christ

by Jesse Garner

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After Joshua finished his final summer at the Shores, he was inspired to write a letter to us about his experiences! We loved it so much we wanted to share it with you in video form. Want to read Joshua’s letter instead? Check it out below! Dear Pine Cove, I started coming to Pine Cove […]

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Overflowing with Life Transformation

by Miranda Lehman

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As soon as I experienced the craziness and life-change of Pine Cove for the first time in the seventh grade, I knew I wanted to go back every summer. As I was going into my final year of camp, I decided, for my senior year, I wanted to do the two-week program at the Shores: […]

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Commission Camping: Trip Stories

by Valerie Morby

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With 162 Pine Cove staff members currently serving the Lord at camps throughout Latin America, there is no shortage of awesome stories to share! Thankfully we are able to keep up with all of these mission trips on each of their blogs, and you can follow along too! Here is just a taste of some […]

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Who Knew? A St. Patricks Day Surprise

by Chelsea Connor

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Have you ever wondered why we celebrate today and call it “St. Patrick’s Day?” Believe it or not, there is way more to the story than wearing green head to toe and searching for the perfect four-leaf clover. Saint Patrick was an actual person, and his life is fascinating. Born in Britain, he was kidnapped […]

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