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Blessing Our Military Families

Military Camper

When Darlene, a military wife and mom from Fort Hood, Texas, learned that her husband was going to be deployed this summer, she knew it was going to be hard. It was always a challenge to parent five little ones, but when her husband was away, it was especially difficult. She longed to plan a vacation or go somewhere fun with the kids, but could never see it happening. Additionally, this was going to be the second deployment in a year’s time, which would be especially hard for the kids. It is estimated that nearly two million children have parents […]

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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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Zach’s Story

Zach-Playing-Baseball

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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