Scenic view of trees at camp

Tag: summer staff


Commission Camping: Life Moments from the Field

by Valerie MorbyPosted Jan 8, 2014

Pine Cove in Costa Rica

With 180 Pine Cove staff members 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 of […]

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Pine Cove in Latin America

by Melanie LangemeierPosted Jan 3, 2014

Pine Cove Counselor in Latin America

I always thought that NOTHING could compare to getting to do camp with my friends and campers in Texas. But that’s where Commission Camping comes in! Commission Camping is a program that enables Pine Cove staff, both full-time and summer staff, to partner with Christian Camping International (CCI) to teach people in Latin America how […]

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Training 1,400 Summer Staff

by Valerie MorbyPosted May 31, 2013

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 AtkinsonPosted Apr 1, 2013

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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How Camp Prepared Me for Life After College

by Shawn WelchPosted Mar 7, 2013

Luke Friesen

I asked my friend Luke to make a guest post one week, and since Luke and I worked at Pine Cove Shores together I asked him to share how working at summer camp prepared him for life today. Another summer is fast approaching and whether you have just come off of your last summer or […]

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The Chronicles of Guapo

by Shawn WelchPosted Nov 9, 2012

Camper on the dock in Santa Hat

I was recently asked to share some of the highlights from my time working here at Pine Cove. Her rationale for me sharing was that I am an “experienced” PC staffer. Basically, she is saying that I am old! I guess camping years are a lot like dog years. One year in the camping world […]

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C’s might get degrees, but D’s get you victory laps.

by Jon DavidsonPosted Oct 26, 2012

Open Bible

You know, a lot of people go to college for seven years. Or 6 and a summer in my case.  I finished my Bachelor’s of Science in Education in lightning fast speed.  Several contributing factors here, not the least of which was just that I didn’t like school and wasn’t very good at it.  Ironic […]

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Why APPLY?

by Chelsea ConnorPosted Sep 25, 2012

Apply banner

You’ve seen it on the T-shirts, on the facebook graphics, even on the website. When I first noticed our “APPLY” theme, I was a little bit confused. Shouldn’t those shirts say more about Pine Cove? Don’t we want to promote actually working at the towers/timbers/shores/outback/ranch/silverado/base camps/camp in the city… It really is a lot of […]

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And We Love It!

by Chelsea ConnorPosted Jul 23, 2012

Campers jumping

Though the words to the cheer are consistently allusive, even to the seasoned staff, there’s no question: Work Crew, we love it! It’s the week where you get to hang out with Mister Biz himself, and Hiyaty! This is when stacking chairs and arranging tables becomes an art form, and the beavers of the camp […]

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The Temperature Is Rising

by Matt MurphyPosted Jul 20, 2012

Camper going down waterslide

This is a guest post by one of our summer staff, “Thunder Showers”. So, it is week 7 here at the Ranch and things are going great! The sun has been out all week and the kids are loving each activity class and theme night. We have a lot of counselors who have had their […]

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