Camp in the City: Day Camp in Your Neighborhood!

Camper on Bungee Trampoline

Seven years ago when we started Camp in the City, we never would have imagined taking camp to 100 different locations all over the South. We have the coolest jobs ever! We get to partner with the best churches while providing an awesome camp experience for them and the people in their communities. Nearly 450 college summer staff will join us as we hit the road in May who are pumped to share the love of Jesus with 1st through 6th graders across nine states. Along the way, our staff will also get the incredible opportunity of staying with families at […]

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Opening 2017: Chimney Point in South Carolina!

Chimney Point Lake Hartwell

I remember when I came to work at Pine Cove for the first time in 2002. My life was absolutely transformed by being on staff and I am thankful to still be able to serve here. I even met my wife, Brooke, while working at the Shores camp in 2004. Thirteen years later, I am excited to share that Pine Cove’s first national expansion camp, Chimney Point will open in 2017 in what will be our 50th summer! This 120-acre former lakeside dairy farm with picturesque pastures and meadows is located on the popular destination lake, Lake Hartwell, right along […]

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Commission Camping: Stories from Latin America

Pine Cove Commission Camping

With 164 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! Camp in the City Costa Rica “This afternoon we played a series of station games with water and it got CRAZY but the campers loved it. By the end of […]

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What You Need to Know About Registration

Camp 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 2016. 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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How Pine Cove Came to Be

Bill McKenzie

What should I do with my life? Sooner or later, everyone asks that question. Many never come up with an answer, and far too many come up with the wrong answer. Some pursue things that don’t fit them. Some chase money instead of what matters. Some just settle for any old job that pays. Worst of all, millions buy into the lie that says their life is “my life,” to do with as they please. Bill McKenzie followed a different path. By grace, he realized early on that his life was a gift from a good God who had a […]

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Pine Cove CampLife App

Pine Cove CampLife App Promo

It’s an extra happy day at Pine Cove! First and foremost, we’re thrilled that campers are here, summer is in full swing, and we’re doing what we love most — ministering to and have fun with campers and families! But the other reason we’re extra jazzed today is that we get to finally share some very exciting news with all of you: we have an APP. If you’ve spent the last 48 years thinking to yourself, “Self, Pine Cove should have an APP,” then one, you are a very forward-thinking person with much knowledge of the future, and two, it’s happening. […]

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Weather Update

Timbers Opening Day Rain

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 we have the ability to notify all Pine Cove staff of any need to take shelter, move to higher ground, or any other need that may arise. At Pine Cove, we call rain “Liquid Sunshine!” The fun doesn’t […]

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Board Announces New President and CEO

Reed and Julie Livesay

It is my great delight to announce that Reed Livesay has been named President and Chief Executive Officer of Pine Cove. This decision came after a very thoughtful and deliberative process of the Board evaluating what kind of leader Pine Cove needs in the days ahead. We knew from the outset that we had a very strong internal candidate in Reed, who has been our Acting President since January. But when the Selection Committee interviewed him and evaluated his qualifications against the criteria we had developed for our next CEO, it became obvious that God has placed His hand on […]

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MomLife Boot Camp 2015

Matching Moms

For the past four years, Pine Cove has had the opportunity to partner with FamilyLife’s MomLife Today to put on a life-changing event called MomLife Boot Camp. We had over 400 moms at every age and stage of life from across the country come together at Pine Cove’s Shores and Bluffs camps. It was a weekend to get away and enjoy fellowship, rest, and encouragement. We did loads of fun things throughout the weekend along with many incredibly impactful things. We did our annual MomLife Dance Party Friday night. Saturday night was filled with great fellowship, fun conversation, a movie […]

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Leadership Weekend 2015

City Staff

I found out just days before Pine Cove’s Leadership Weekend that I would get the privilege of being a leader this summer on the media team, and therefore I would be in attendance. Though I was excited, I was a little nervous and overwhelmed by the fact that my first summer working for Pine Cove I would have such an important role! What?! Being in the Pine Cove Forge program this year, I have learned a lot about what being a leader looks like. Yes, it is fun and exciting, but it is also difficult and sometimes even scary. So […]

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