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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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Enneagram Types at Camp

by Pine CovePosted Jan 15, 2020

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The Enneagram personality types are a great tool to learn the “why” behind your own actions as well as a way to better communicate with and serve those around you. The nine types focus on motivation, which reveals a lot about a person! If you haven’t learned your number yet, there are some resources that […]

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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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Stories from the Camp Nurse: Bonnie Murphy

by Anna BirchPosted Oct 2, 2019

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Our camp nurses are incredible!  Bonnie “Nurse BOO BOO” Murphy is from Henderson, Texas and has served faithfully at the Towers every summer for the past nine years. She and her family LOVE camp, as you can tell by the fun photos! Learn more about her passion for helping kids at camp and how she […]

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My Heart Was Set On Fire For Christ

by Jesse GarnerPosted Sep 10, 2019

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After Joshua finished his final summer at the Shores, he was inspired to write a letter to us about his experiences! We loved it so much we wanted to share it with you in video form. Want to read Joshua’s letter instead? Check it out below! Dear Pine Cove, I started coming to Pine Cove […]

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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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Slime, Puka Shells, and Crocs: Summer Trends at Pine Cove

by Valerie MorbyPosted Jul 30, 2019

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We’ll say this for our summer staffers: they love to cannonball straight into an awesome new look and stick with it all summer long. Campers, too, gravitate to certain toys, shoes, and clothes, and we’re here to tell you about it all! Just remember: fashion is cyclical. So if your jaw drops because you can’t […]

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Youth Camp Bible Study Preview

by Chelsea ConnorPosted Apr 16, 2018

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One of our favorite parts of the day at overnight youth camp is cabin Bible study time. The time of day this happens varies from camp to camp, but the idea remains consistent. Every camper gets a Bible study booklet written by camp staff, and the cabin discusses the day’s passage and group questions together. […]

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When You Don’t See the Fruit

by Kathryn ShoafPosted Jul 18, 2017

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If you’ve worked at Pine Cove this summer, you are likely heading back to college soon. For the past several weeks and months, you jumped as high as twelve phonebooks. You clapped to countless Birthday Raps. You strove to win Pit-n-Palace on a daily basis, and you mastered a dance to every song on the […]

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Packing For Family Camp

by Valerie MorbyPosted Feb 20, 2015

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Editor’s Note: The following post was written by Olivia Engstrom, a longtime Pine Cove Bluffs family camper. She has some great tips on packing for camp that we think will be very helpful for anyone heading to family camp this summer! So you’re going to family camp! Lucky you. This is our family’s favorite time […]

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