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New 2022 Camp Names We Love

by Valerie Morby

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The start of a new summer means a whole new set of seriously fun camp names for our staffers! And let us tell you—this summer’s staff brought their creativity with them with these names. From food puns and twists on song titles to silly Star Wars references and everything in between, we know you’re going […]

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Training and Orientation Recap 2022

by Valerie Morby

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Summer 2022 is finally here! Soon we’ll be opening the gates of camp to our first groups of kids and families, plus welcoming tons of day campers to churches all across the Southeast. First, though, we’ve got to get our summer staff trained! Last week more than 1,000 college students arrived at Pine Cove camps […]

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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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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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Texas A&M Tailgate

by Libby Pittman

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Another weekend, another tailgate! This last weekend our summer staff met up at A&M to reminisce about the summer, catch up on this semester, and dream about next summer. Take a look at our camp teams that gathered together, and see if you can spot as many cowboy hats as we did (scroll to the […]

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More 2021 Camp Names We Love

by Valerie Morby

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When it comes to fun and creative staff camp names, sometimes more is more! So we’re bringing you even more new favorite camp names from this summer! From the silly (“Bucket Head”) to the delicious (“Spicy Thai Chili Wings”), we’ve definitely got something for everyone. Check them all out below, then be sure to let […]

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New 2021 Camp Names We Love

by Valerie Morby

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Summer 2021 started off with a bang when our summer staffers started showing up and showing OFF with some hilariously creative new camp names! We rounded up a few of the most standout, brand-new names hot off the presses. Take a look and try to decide which one’s your favorite—who knows, you could end up […]

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Relational Recruiting

by Anna Birch

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Have you ever wondered what our full-time camp teams do during the other nine months of the year? Much of it is spent preparing for the next summer, pouring into current college staff, and recruiting new staff. Since recruiting makes up a substantial part of the year, it begs the question: HOW do we find […]

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Summer Trends for 2020

by Anna Birch

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As we wrap up the final week of camp, it’s fun to look back on what have been some of the trends this summer. Every year we notice there just seems to be a few things that are cool and we can’t quite put our finger on why, but it sure is fun to take […]

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Summer Staff Giving

by Anna Birch

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Every summer, we offer our summer staff the opportunity to give back part (or all!) of their paychecks to help get campers to camp. The money they give goes straight to Project 319, which helps with scholarships for kids and families who need some help offsetting the cost of camp. God clearly softened hearts and […]

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