Scenic view of trees at camp

Tag: summer staff


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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Hunting Buffalo

by Chelsea ConnorPosted Jul 16, 2012

campers running up a hill

The Towers without Buffalo Hunt is like corn dogs without macaroni and cheese. It just doesn’t make sense! Every week, campers and staff alike count down the days until the theme night of all theme nights: Buffalo Hunt. Occasionally, during a simplified explanation of the planned evening, any first-timer to the game will feel a […]

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Dear First Half Staff,

by Chelsea ConnorPosted Jul 2, 2012

Campers leaning on a rail

Can you believe it’s Week 5? Did you ever think this day would come? Opening day of Week 1, we said “no really- jump at least three phone books high! And smile!” You didn’t think it was possible. After all, every parent seemed to make the same joke, about it being “way too hot to […]

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Rock the Castle!

by Chelsea ConnorPosted Jun 28, 2012

Campers praying in the mud

Being assigned a Castle Rock cabin could mean many things. You could have first graders, and their backpacks are probably going to be bigger than they are. You could also have sixth grade girls, and they might pull your hair out in buffalo hunt on Thursday. You will be an expert at every.single.cheer. Castle Rock […]

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Having Fun Is My Job

by Chelsea ConnorPosted Jun 15, 2012

Towers opening day staff

This is a guest post by on of our summer staff, “Thunder Showers”. It has been an exciting start to camp for the 2012 summer! Week 1 was probably the most eventful first week of camp that I have seen in the four years that I have been working at camp. As we opened the […]

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Who you gonna call? BOAT DRIVERS!

by Makayla HipkePosted Jun 13, 2012

boy campers on a boat

The Shores is positioned on the banks of Lake Palestine, giving us both a beautiful view and a unique opportunity to minister to campers through some seriously cool waterfront activities. What we do at this camp would simply not be complete without our boats and boat drivers! Each week, campers are able to wakeboard, tube, […]

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