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Tag: summer staff


Summer Trends for 2020

by Anna BirchPosted Aug 5, 2020

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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 BirchPosted Jul 15, 2020

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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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My Biggest Prayer: Blake’s Story

by Anna BirchPosted Jun 3, 2020

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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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2020 Camp Names We Love

by Anna BirchPosted Jun 3, 2020

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It’s that time of the year… our new summer staff are getting their camp names! We’ve been laughing out loud at some of these names and we just had to share. If you don’t get some of them, it’s okay—sometimes that’s the funniest part!  A lot of camp names are based on food. We’re not […]

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Behind the Scenes with Worship Leaders

by Katelyn SullinsPosted Jan 22, 2020

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I can recall, as a high school camper at the Shores, watching the worship leader up on stage and thinking they must be the coolest person at camp.  This past summer, we got together with a couple of staffers who have had the privilege of being worship leaders to see what the job was really […]

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The Magnetic Force Behind Every Story at Pine Cove

by Grant WilkiePosted Jan 15, 2020

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“Spins, will you pray with me to help me accept Jesus?” These eleven words have been seared in my mind since they were spoken to me on July 23rd, 2019, the second Tuesday of Overflow D (Week 9). They have become a part of me, a driving force within my story. This summer, I was […]

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“Fall”-Themed Camp Names

by Anna BirchPosted Nov 6, 2019

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Camp names are supposed to embody the staffer’s personality while typically putting a smile on the face of anyone who hears it. Some names are just so memorable, we can’t stop talking about them!  We thought since the weather is getting cooler, leaves are on the ground, and pumpkin spice everything is in the air, […]

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2019 Tailgates Recap

by Anna BirchPosted Oct 30, 2019

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It’s an annual tradition that never fails to draw a crowd. Every fall, Pine Cove hosts tailgates at some of our largest staff-represented universities! Each tailgate weekend is an opportunity for current staff to connect with friends at different schools, hang out around campus, and bring friends who are interested in applying for summer 2020. […]

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Wrangling For Jesus

by Katelyn SullinsPosted Oct 16, 2019

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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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Staff Stories of Impact

by Anna BirchPosted Sep 4, 2019

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We. Love. Our. Staff! God uses them every summer to help transform the lives of thousands of campers each year. It also pumps us up to hear how, in the process of pouring out their lives at camp, they are impacted as well!  For countless college staff, their experience over the summer is life-changing. They […]

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