Lessons From the Shores Staff

Shores Staff Praying

The majority of Pine Cove campers could tell you about the amazing life lessons and spiritual truths that they learn each year from their short stay at camp. On the last night of camp each week, Pine Cove has an awesome tradition called “Camper Share” where campers explain to all of camp the valuable things that God has taught them over the previous few days. However, there is a vast amount of lessons learned that are not expressed in a microphone that are just as life changing. Pine Cove is not only used by the Lord to teach the campers [...]

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Camp In OUR City

Camp in the City Counselor with Campers

Editor’s Note: This following post was written by Rebecca Ross, Children’s Pastor of North Metro Church in Marietta, Georgia, where our Camp in the City team set up camp for Week 3. East of the Mississippi River, Marietta, Georgia is a suburb of the city of Atlanta. It was here that we first experienced the arrival of a Pine Cove trailer and a rock climbing wall. It was love at first sight. 32 college students unloaded onto the campus of North Metro Church to leave the handprint of God on the lives of host families and campers. They sprawled out about the campus [...]

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Why We Do the Gauntlet

Camper Arriving at Pine Cove

If you’re a newcomer to Pine Cove, you might not understand the title of this post. However, our hope is that through the explanation of the gauntlet, you would come to better understand our reasoning behind why we do what we do here at Pine Cove. To start things off, the gauntlet is the avenue we use to welcome our campers and their families when they enter our gates. The staff line up on either side of the road and cheer for every car that drives through, and it is our desire that everyone that comes into camp feels loved [...]

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Rainy Day Camp Fun

Campers Dancing Silhoutte

You might be thinking to yourself, “Self… What does one do when it rains at camp?!” Well moms, dads, and anyone wondering, there is a variety of answers to that question and our very own Pine Cove Timbers has done an incredible job of finding that out for us! For example, Monday of Week 2 there was a pretty crazy rain storm, but we didn’t just stay inside and have an all-day F.O.B. (Flat On Back). NO! After a lot of improvisation and fun-filled brainstorming, we created an activity called “Timbers Got Talent.” This consisted of: Step 1: Brainstorming Each [...]

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Bible Study Theme: MADE

Shores Made

The summer is here once again and numerous high school students all around the country are preparing to pack their bags to come and spend a week at the Pine Cove Shores. All the while, the counselors have been named, the excitement is high, and the jumping is even higher! Every year there is a new Bible study prepared for the campers and this year is no different. The theme for the 2014 Bible study at the Shores is MADE. Though it may seem like a simple title, MADE contains a vast amount of information that is both challenging and [...]

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Zach’s Story

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Dear Pine Cove, I just wanted to offer a quick explanation of this gift to Project 319 (Pine Cove’s scholarship program). My name is Alicia “Reverse, Reverse” Walz. I’m from Nebraska, and I was a counselor at the Timbers during the 2010-2011 summers. During my first summer, my little brother, Zach, went to Pine Cove for the first time as a camper at the Ranch. Zach has epilepsy – and this was the first time my parents had ever left him alone for an extended period of time. Needless to say, my parents were pretty anxious about it and making [...]

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7 Secrets of Packing for Camp

Packing for Camp

Editor’s Note: The following post was written by Leann Strnadel, Pine Cove camper and counselor mom. She has some great tips on packing for camp that we think will be very helpful for anyone heading to camp this summer! There is always a lot of excitement when getting ready to attend Summer Camp! My two children have been going to Pine Cove since day camp, and now I have a son at the Shores and a daughter who will be spending her second summer as a counselor at the Timbers. I was a camper myself, and I remember one thing [...]

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Bible Study Theme: The High Fives

Counselor and Campers Studying Bible

At Camp in the City this summer, we are excited to introduce campers to a group of friends called The High Fives. Each of these friends will help us understand a different aspect of who God is, and they will give us a real life example of what it means to be like Jesus and demonstrate His character. Each of us was created with a unique identity and one that reflects the God who made us in His image! Our elementary campers may think they know themselves pretty well, but what we really want them to understand is that there [...]

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Donate Your “Stuff” to Send Kids to Camp

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Did you know that your “stuff” can help minister to campers and spread the life-saving Truth of the Gospel? This “stuff” is not just old cell phones or lap tops sitting around; but, if you have valuable jewelry you never wear, maybe a golf cart, unused gift cards, or perhaps a cow (yes, even a cow or other livestock!), then you can help send a camper to Pine Cove whose life could be transformed by the love of Jesus! Pine Cove is thrilled to announce that we now have an online process on our website where you can select items [...]

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Top 8 Questions We Get About Youth Camp

Camper Arriving at Pine Cove

Here in the Pine Cove registration department, we love talking about camp! We thought it might be helpful to gather up the most common questions and list them here for you while you’re preparing your camper for summer! 1. What time do I drop off/pick up my camper? Each youth camp has unique drop-off and pick-up times. Please do not drop off your camper before the designated time. Be sure and plan to come to the Closing Celebrations to get a taste of what your camper has been doing all week! The Celebration includes singing, camper awards, a video presentation [...]

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