One of Those Moments

Christian Cross on Mountaintop

I hope I don’t get in trouble. During a Bible study today I quit reading my Bible, quit paying attention, and did something I normally would never do: I pulled out my phone and snapped a picture when I should have been dialed in. It was a powerful moment. It was a moment I wanted to savor by capturing it. Do you ever have those moments? Times you want to record in order to relive in the future? Bill McKenzie, the founder of Pine Cove, met with our leadership team to encourage us from the book of Nehemiah. It was […]

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Women’s Conference 2017

Two Emcees on Stage

What a blessing it was to have so many women come to the Shores March 3-5 for our annual Women’s Conference! It was an incredible weekend getting to see ladies laugh together, worship together, and rest together. Carrie Langemeier, wife of our Chief Ministry Officer Craig “Dutch” Langemeier, was our speaker for the weekend. Carrie encouraged us through stories and scripture to “live loved”. She also gave a powerful message on forgiveness and what it looks like to fall forward in to the arms of Jesus in the midst of failure. Please enjoy these audio recordings from the conference: Carrie […]

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Men’s Conference 2017

Mens Conference Crowd

On the weekend of January 27-29, over 500 men from multiple churches, small groups, families, and communities gathered at Pine Cove’s Shores and Timbers camps. Getting to be a part of this weekend is one of the greatest joys in my job. There is nothing in the world like 500 plus men singing to our great God! Pete Briscoe, from Bent Tree Bible Church in Dallas, Texas, was our speaker this year. Pete did an incredible job communicating and pushing our attendees to be better husbands, fathers, and men of God. (Download Pete Briscoe Audio). Saturday night, mentalist Grant Price […]

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A Letter to Moms with Tween Girls

Tween Girl Camper

I still remember the day. It was Tuesday, January 25, 2012, and my 12-year-old daughter left me a love note. YES! In a world where tweens are often characterized as moody and aloof, my girl showed evidence of actual connection. Entering the realm of tween parenting, I felt a little like Katniss in “The Hunger Games.” We’re locked in this space together until the tween reaches adulthood. Who will come out alive? Will it be a fight to the death? Navigating adolescence can be like teaching a child to ride a bike. The child is excited and anxious. The parent […]

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Falling For Pine Cove’s Couples Weekend

Couples Conference Group

Editor’s Note: The following post was written by Adrianne “Snicks” Miller, a former Pine Cove Summer and Full-Time Staffer. Read about Adrianne and her husband’s experience at their first Pine Cove couples conference! One year ago, my husband and I sat in our church community group discussing how things were going with each of the couples. One gal threw out an idea: “What if we all went to Pine Cove’s Romance Me Conference next year?” Her idea was met with some silence, mostly from the guys. I could see their wheels turning. “Romance Me? Sounds cheesy… And don’t the staff jump and cheer all […]

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Commission Camping: Trip Stories

Camp in the City Panama

With 162 Pine Cove staff members currently serving the Lord at camps throughout Latin America, there is no shortage of awesome stories to share! Thankfully we are able to keep up with all of these mission trips on each of their blogs, and you can follow along too! Here is just a taste of some of the fun and life-change that is going on across eight different countries right now! Towers Nicaragua “After bible study the Nicaraguans had a surprise for us! When they saw pictures on our Facebook page last summer of the buffalo hunt (our giant mud fight) […]

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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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