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Tag: summer


Here Am I: Send Me

by Valerie Morby

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How the Springs Assembled its Inaugural Summer Team You can’t open a summer camp without a few invaluable ingredients. A large enough property, for one. The buildings that will feed, house, and entertain your campers, for another. But most importantly—especially if your constant refrain is “Our Staff Is Our Program”—you need the counselors, health assistants, […]

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Rally Week: A View of the Kingdom of Heaven

by Valerie Morby

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After a long summer spent pouring themselves out for the sake of the Gospel, approximately 150 Pine Cove staffers won’t go home to catch up on movies, do mountains of laundry, or start preparing to return to school. They’ll stay at camp for an extra week to keep on pouring.  On August 7th, those 150 […]

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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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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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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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How You Can Pray for Pine Cove

by Valerie Morby

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As we get ready to open the gates and welcome campers for our 54th summer, there is much to be thankful for—and also a ton to pray for! We invite you to join us in covering Pine Cove, our campers, and our staff in prayer as we embark on another summer of being used by […]

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Summer is Short

by Tracey Eyster

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Have you ever looked over at your kid and thought, “Hey, you are growing up! Where has the time gone?” I think we all do—if not, you may not be paying attention!  I have heard it said, “The days are long, but the years are short,” and while that sounds “off” when you stop and […]

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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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