Prep for Camp

Posts in the ‘Prep for Camp’ category

What To Expect On Your First Day Of Camp

Nervous about camp? Don’t be! Whether it’s your first time at youth camp, family camp, or day camp, opening day can be overwhelming if you don’t know what to expect. Thankfully, Pine Cove has a solution: this article! Expect… Lots of excitement. If there’s one word to describe opening day it’s “hype.” Picture lots of cheering, smiling, and jumping as you drive up. We are as excited (likely more so) as you are to arrive. We just show it by going crazy (in a good way) when we see you! To be served. Pine Cove strives to be others-focused, which is […]

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What You Need to Know About Registration

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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A First-Time Camper Mom’s Experience

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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Friend Requests at Pine Cove

We know that campers love to be in the same cabin with their friends. So here at Pine Cove, we’ve carefully (and prayerfully) created a cabin mate request system to handle this. Our intention is to create the best environment and experience possible for all campers — those coming alone or with friends. We want every camper to have the best week of their year, believing the ultimate camp experience is to connect with Jesus. When and how can I make a cabin mate request? After March 15th you’ll be able to make a cabin mate request through your online […]

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Packing For Family Camp

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 of the year. Whenever someone asks our kids what they are doing for the summer, they always respond with an exuberant, “PINE COVE!” This will be our fifth summer at the Bluffs, and every year we are blessed by the staff, the memories, and the […]

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Welcome to Camp Hacking Buzzard

Summer camp may be over for 2014, but that hasn’t stopped us from already thinking about NEXT summer! We want you to come back to Pine Cove, and we hope you do too! Pre-registration for summer 2015 ends soon, and you don’t want to miss your chance. What happens when you wait to pre-register? Don’t get stuck at Camp Hacking Buzzard! Make sure you pre-register so you can come back to Pine Cove! The greatest benefit to pre-registering is securing your spot for next the year before we open registration to the public. Here are a few of our upcoming important registration dates: […]

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7 Secrets of 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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Top 8 Questions We Get About Youth Camp

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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Why We Invite Friends to Camp

We have two kids in public school. One of the things I love about public school is that it gives our family a chance to interact with families who may not share our faith and way of life. Since I work at a ministry full time, meeting people outside the “Christian bubble” can take a little effort. So our family is always seeking ways to be a light and a blessing to our kids’ classmates and their families. One way we do this is by inviting their friends to camp. We do this for two reasons. 1. We want our […]

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Top 8 Questions We Get About Family Camp

We don’t know about you, but we’re getting excited about family camp this summer! The registration department is already preparing for you! For those who are getting a jumpstart, like us, on organizing your summer plans or planning your best theme night attire, we thought we’d put together a list of common questions regarding family camp. 1. What are the differences between the three family camps? The biggest difference between the three family camps is the location. The Bluffs and Woods are in Tyler, Texas and Crier Creek is located in Columbus, Texas. We have the same great staff and […]

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