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Men’s Weekend Recap

“Be watchful, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong.” 1 Corinthians 16:13 There are fewer things more powerful than listening to a room of a few hundred men singing in unison and laughing together. On the weekend of January 24-26, over 450 men from multiple churches, small groups, families, and communities gathered at Pine Cove’s Shores, Bluffs, and Timbers camps. For years, several hundred men have been meeting at Men’s Weekend to be encouraged and to encourage each other as they take a weekend away from their daily routine and distractions in everyday life. This year, we […]

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Gingerbread Houses: Guys Versus Girls

Winterfest was a blast! Maybe by now all of our campers have finally caught up on rest, because they were having so much fun over the weekend! There are several highlights that we could talk about, but let’s be honest: we know everyone just wants to know about the the Ranch Gingerbread Launch. We’ve known that guys and girls are different for a long time. But this year at the Ranch for Winterfest, the differences became even more clear. It became obvious early on that each gender was going to take a much different approach in construction, even with the […]

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Britt Nicole at Camp

Pine Cove is thrilled to host Christian recording artist Britt Nicole as our special performer for Winterfest. Each year we invite an artist or band to come and perform in Tyler, Texas for the Ranch, Timbers, and Shores campers. This concert is a fun, high-energy highlight of this action-packed winter camp weekend. The concert will take place Saturday night, December 14th, and is exclusively for Winterfest campers at the Ranch, Timbers, and Shores. We want it to be small (about 300 people) so that our campers can hear not only Britt’s music, but also a little bit about what God […]

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Winterfest is in the Forecast!

What is Winterfest? Winterfest is Pine Cove’s winter camp for 1st – 12th graders, December 13-15. If you’ve never experienced the awesomeness of summer, this is a great opportunity to see what it’s all about. On the flip side, if you have been or have sent your child to summer camp before, this is an amazing time to catch up with old friends and to recharge in the middle of the school year. We’ve got a ton of our summer college staff coming back, and they’re pumped to hang out with campers! What do you do at Winterfest? We’ve got […]

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Camp is God’s Idea

When I was a kid, I went to as many church retreats and weekend camps as I could. I would jump at the opportunity to spend time with my friends away from home, hang out with the older guys who lead our group, and play sports and games with kids my age. It was a blast. But the more church weekend retreats I went on, the more I realized that they aren’t just for hanging out with friends and playing big youth group games where I might win a prize or something. The more times I went go throughout my […]

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Junior High “Awake” Weekends

There’s a popular song out there right now by Avicii called “Wake Me Up.” I’ll be honest– it’s pretty catchy! To be brutally honest, it sums up what our culture is buying into at the moment. Feeling my way through the darkness Guided by a beating heart I can’t tell where the journey will end But I know where to start They tell me I’m too young to understand They say I’m caught up in a dream Well life will pass me by if I don’t open up my eyes Well that’s fine by me So wake me up when […]

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MomLife Bootcamp

As a ministry, it is always a blessing to partner with like-minded organizations. For the second year in a row, the Shores and Bluffs camps partnered with FamilyLife’s MomLife Today on April 12-14 to host one of Pine Cove’s most unique events, MomLife Weekend! Since 2008, MomLife Today’s mission has been to “live MomLife together, to encourage, equip, and offer help and hope! We don’t have it all figured out, but we know the One who does!” And as we say at Pine Cove, our mission is “to be used by God to transform the lives of people for His […]

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