Life Transformation On The Road

Two Women Praying

Editor’s Note: At Pine Cove we pray big prayers, and often the Lord reveals himself in the most unexpected way. Read this incredible story of what happened while we were on the road recruiting prospective summer staff this fall. One of my favorite parts of recruiting is getting to minister to college students. For some, this is more than just an interview; it could be a life-changing moment for them. Many students have never thought through the issues we ask them about and others have never been asked to explain the Gospel. Often the challenge that we give them at the end […]

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My Child’s First Time At Overnight Youth Camp

Silverado Campers

Editor’s Note: The following post was written by Michelle Tanzola, a mom who sent her daughter to overnight youth camp at Pine Cove for the first time this summer! Last year her daughter experienced Camp in the City for the first time. Read about that experience here. If the Olympics gave medals for summer camps, Pine Cove would definitely win the gold! My 9-year-old just returned from her first week at overnight camp (Silverado) and now, having been through that whirlwind as a first-timer, I now consider myself to be no better prepared a seasoned professional camp mom, and feel it is […]

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What You Need to Know About Registration

Pine Cove Staff Jumping

Did you or your camper come to Pine Cove this summer? Did you have a blast? Do you already have a countdown until next summer when you can come back to camp? Well we have a countdown, too, and we really want you to come back to Pine Cove next summer! We are so serious about having you back at camp that we’ve made it easy and rewarding to register for 2017. Around here we call it “pre-registration” — a privilege available to those who attended this summer. The greatest benefit to pre-registering your family or your camper is securing […]

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Pine Cove CampLife App: Better Than Ever

Pine Cove CampLife App

Imagine this: in one hand you have sleek, exciting technology. In the other, the entire camp experience, from skits and games to counselors and activities. Put your hands together, friends. Because it’s happening! With the CampLife App, you’ll have a window into a week of camp at Pine Cove that will blow your socks off! And you can download it right now for free on the App Store or Google Play. Technology and camp have joined together to create the most exhilarating app you’ve ever experienced! What’s so cool about it? Well, for starters… We’ll be taking photos and tagging campers in photos […]

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Weather Update

Rainy Day At Camp

With a significant amount of rain in the forecast, we want to reassure parents that camper and staff safety is our top priority, and we will never take chances with the weather. Pine Cove trains resident and summer staff to recognize inclement weather situations and to adequately protect the lives of our campers and staff. We are constantly monitoring the weather and use a great weather service that utilizes a team of meteorologists to notify us in the event inclement weather is approaching. We also have the ability to notify all Pine Cove staff of any need to take shelter, […]

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Blessing Our Military Families

Military Camper

When Darlene, a military wife and mom from Fort Hood, Texas, learned that her husband was going to be deployed this summer, she knew it was going to be hard. It was always a challenge to parent five little ones, but when her husband was away, it was especially difficult. She longed to plan a vacation or go somewhere fun with the kids, but could never see it happening. Additionally, this was going to be the second deployment in a year’s time, which would be especially hard for the kids. It is estimated that nearly two million children have parents […]

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Shores Bible Study Theme: FAITHWORKS

Pine Cove Camper Reading Bible

You’ve probably heard the saying “Give a man a fish, feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, feed him for a lifetime.” Of course, this saying goes beyond just fishing. I think there’s a problem in our Christian culture. Young believers aren’t spending time with Jesus in their daily lives. Whether it’s because we’re lazy and just don’t care, or we’re intimidated by the Bible and how to pray – we aren’t growing in our relationship with Jesus after professing our faith in him. We even use the excuse that we just can’t “find time” to read […]

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Leadership Weekend 2016

Pine Cove Camp Staff

Editor’s Note: The following blog post was written by two of our summer leadership staff members. First up, Jordan James shares about her weekend at the East Texas Leadership weekend that took place April 8-10.  “Pine Cove exists to be used by God to transform the lives of people for His purposes and His glory!” Sitting on the Shores dock as an overflow camper in 2010, I found this to be true and real as the Lord transformed my life at Pine Cove to come to really know Him. Six years later, I found myself driving into Pine Cove Ranch […]

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A First-Time Camper Mom’s Experience

Camp in the City Welcome

Editor’s Note: The following post was written by Michelle Tanzola, a mom who sent her daughter to Pine Cove Camp in the City for the first time last summer! Check out what the experience was like for her. I am not a “hoverer” when it comes to parenting. At least, I don’t like to think of myself as one. Yes, my daughter is my only child and yes, I may be just slightly overprotective, but a hoverer? No, not me. So when the prospect of sending her to overnight camp came up several years ago, I wholeheartedly embraced rejected the […]

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Women’s Conference 2016

Womens Conference Pine Cove

“Indeed, I count everything as loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. For his sake I have suffered the loss of all things and count them as rubbish, in order that I may gain Christ.” Philippians 1:8 We were blessed to have over 250 women come to the Shores March 5-7 for our annual Women’s Conference. It was a blast getting to see women of all stages of life eat together, laugh together, and worship the Lord together. Cindy Hawks, a DTS graduate who is married to the pastor of Hill Country Bible Church in Austin, was our speaker […]

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