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Tag: summer prep


7 Secrets of Packing for Camp

by Valerie Morby

Packing for camp

Editor’s Note: The following post was written by Leann Strnadel, Pine Cove camper and counselor mom. She has some great tips on packing for camp that we think will be very helpful for anyone heading to camp this summer! There is always a lot of excitement when getting ready to attend Summer Camp! My two […]

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Bible Study Theme: The High Fives

by Brett Brewer

Campers at bible study

At Camp in the City this summer, we are excited to introduce campers to a group of friends called The High Fives. Each of these friends will help us understand a different aspect of who God is, and they will give us a real-life example of what it means to be like Jesus and demonstrate […]

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Bible Study Theme: Blueprint

by Matt Murphy

Ranch Girl Quiet Time

A blueprint is an outline or plan of action. Most of the time, it is used as the starting point for building a house. Before you ever grab a shovel or a bulldozer or whatever else you use to start building a house, you need a plan. Without a plan, even the most skilled construction […]

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Lessons from Leadership Weekend

by Riley Sheehan

Dutch Speaking to Summer Staff

Being a leader can be amazingly exciting. Being a leader can also be scary. When I pulled into Tyler for Pine Cove Leadership weekend, I felt an interesting combination of both. I was excited — to see old friends, to bond with new ones, to build community, to be trained, to laugh, to talk, to […]

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Bible Study Theme: Broken

by Chris Sherrod

Guy Reading Bible At Camp

Fallow is not a word that most people have ever used in a conversation (unless you’re a farmer). So if you don’t know, “fallow ground” is land that has sat unused and become hard and full of weeds. It must be broken up and prepared before it can be useful and planted with seeds. The […]

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Bible Study Theme: Stories

by Pat Preston

Campers reading bibles

“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through Him, and without Him was not any thing made that was made. In Him was life, and the life was the light of men. The light […]

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Important Camper Forms

by Lea Rittenhouse

Shores girls smiling

Here at Pine Cove, there are two things that are very important during the registration process. For starters, we want to make preparing for camp a smooth process, and second, we want to be as prepared as possible for your specific camper. To accomplish these priorities, we require that you complete three mandatory forms through […]

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Training 1,400 Summer Staff

by Valerie Morby

Pine Cove Orientation

The first two days of Pine Cove Orientation, or “The Way” as it’s more commonly referred to, are two of my favorite days of the year. An enormous amount of preparation work culminates in an explosion of lights, energy, dancing, learning, cheers, praise and worship, and all of the Pine Cove craziness you’d expect. It […]

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How Should Summer Staff Pack for Camp?

by Cameron Atkinson

Summer Staff in Costumes

In preparation for my first summer working at Pine Cove, I had absolutely no idea how much I needed to pack or what I needed to pack. They sent out a packing list and list of theme nights, but even then it was hard to figure out how much I should bring to each item […]

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Last minute packing advice

by Jarratt Calvert

Well everyone, summer is right around the corner and that means a few things: the temperature is getting warmer, exams are quickly approaching (or completely done!), and in only a few short days you will be heading down to Pine Cove to begin summer 2012!  You’ve already received all the information about job description, packing […]

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