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Tag: summer staff

Staff Trips 2024!

by Pine Cove


Our full-time program team cherishes each day of summer intentionally serving alongside the college summer staff… so much so that each year they make the effort to all reconnect on a mid-winter staff trip! This is a fruitful time to reminisce, look forward to the summer ahead, and as always, share lots of laughs! Our […]

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2023 Tailgate Recap

by Karissa Pitaniello


Every year, our full-time staff hits the road to catch up with the college crew they spent the summer serving alongside. There are multiple stops along the way, and they all happen to include football, food, and fellowship! These tailgates allow everyone to stay connected, make new memories, and meet new friends. Take a look […]

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All Things for Good: Ayden and Lauren’s Story

by Lizzie Klein


In October 2015, Ayden “Trips” Drake prayed over a verse, Romans 8:28: “And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.” That month, her mother had passed away from a condition called cystic fibrosis. Through the pain and confusion, Ayden […]

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Burdened For Their Brothers

by Valerie Morby


Caroline and Ashlen had a lot in common. They both were college students—Caroline (or “Chip,” as she’s known at Pine Cove) at the University of Texas, and Ashlen (aka “T-Feels”) at Ole Miss—who had been serving for several summers at the Pine Cove Timbers. Both were thriving in their roles, seeking after the Lord, and […]

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From Summer Camp to the Principal’s Office

by Elizabeth Moore


When Joshua “Cool Front” McDonald came to work at the Woods in 2006, he didn’t know it would turn out to be one of the most spiritually pivotal years of his life.  “My dad was a pastor, so I was always in the church in some form or fashion, but there wasn’t a lot of […]

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2023 Top Ten Schools!

by Karissa Pitaniello


The wait is over! It’s time for the top schools represented this past summer to be REVEALED!  We have been in awe of how God has moved in mighty ways this year. It is no mistake who He brings on property each summer, and that especially includes who we hire. Our staff are the best […]

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Even Bigger Than We Could Have Imagined

by Kelsey Kaigler


“I can’t get over what a miracle it is watching You transform hearts right in front of me. I don’t deserve it. May I never forget it.” Silverado counselor Emma Cate “Pink Princess” Williams wrote those words in her journal after her hangtime with Madison Maddux, a fifth grader from Waco, Texas. And she couldn’t […]

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Leadership Weekend 2023

by Karissa Pitaniello


In preparation for the upcoming summer, each of our camp’s leadership teams spent a weekend of serious-fun together! They took time to cast vision, pray fervently, and laugh hard (of course!). Take a look below to see what it’s like to prepare for a summer of ministry together. Jump to: Family Camp Youth Camp Pine […]

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Valentine-Themed Camp Names

by Karissa Pitaniello


Considering we worship the Creator of Love, there’s plenty to celebrate on Valentine’s Day! Get into the spirit of this lovely holiday by reading a roundup of all the camp name’s based around it. Comment below your favorite or even try to create your own!  All About Cupid! Cupid Truffle Cupid Shuffle Cupid Muffle Cupid […]

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Top 10 Christmas Camp Names!

by Karissa Pitaniello


Here at Pine Cove, we’re serious about fun and serious about celebrating the best holiday of the year: Christmas! To do that, our elves compiled 10 of the best Christmas-focused camp names to make your holiday even more merry and bright. Top 10 Christmas Camp Names: 10. While waiting in line to meet Santa at […]

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