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Why We Do the Gauntlet

Camper Arriving at Pine Cove

If you’re a newcomer to Pine Cove, you might not understand the title of this post. However, our hope is that through the explanation of the gauntlet, you would come to better understand our reasoning behind why we do what we do here at Pine Cove. To start things off, the gauntlet is the avenue we use to welcome our campers and their families when they enter our gates. The staff line up on either side of the road and cheer for every car that drives through, and it is our desire that everyone that comes into camp feels loved […]

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Rainy Day Camp Fun

Campers Dancing Silhoutte

You might be thinking to yourself, “Self… What does one do when it rains at camp?!” Well moms, dads, and anyone wondering, there is a variety of answers to that question and our very own Pine Cove Timbers has done an incredible job of finding that out for us! For example, Monday of Week 2 there was a pretty crazy rain storm, but we didn’t just stay inside and have an all-day F.O.B. (Flat On Back). NO! After a lot of improvisation and fun-filled brainstorming, we created an activity called “Timbers Got Talent.” This consisted of: Step 1: Brainstorming Each […]

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Universal God

Camper and Counselor Talking

We had the privilege of having a foreign exchange student as a camper at the Timbers during week 3! She is from Mexico and has been in the U.S. (Houston) for six months and will be returning back to Mexico on Monday. She and her counselor talked about her family life and how it has been a blessing to come to America because she used to be popular and a bully at her school in Mexico, but when she got here, she knew no one and she found herself on the other side of bullying. She told her counselor that […]

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One Counselor’s Prayer for His Camper

Camper Happy to see Counselor

In December every year, we have a weekend called Winterfest, which is basically a mini-week of camp during the winter. It’s a blast. The weekend is similar to a normal summer week at camp. Campers get counselors, we have skits, and we do a lot of activity classes, not to mention an awesome concert for the weekend. This past Winterfest, we had a counselor named Danger praying for one of his campers to get a free week at camp. As Danger got to know this camper throughout the weekend, he learned he had a very hard home life and didn’t […]

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From Doubt to Faith

Camper Worshipping Jesus

At Pine Cove, we have a wide variety of campers from many different of backgrounds. Sometimes that is a camper who waits for Pine Cove year round and loves it more than anything, and other times it’s campers who have never been before and didn’t want to come, have disciplinary problems, have hard home lives, or just plain don’t want to hear about Jesus. Last week (week 2), we had a camper at the Timbers who told his counselor that he had some desire for relationship with Jesus, but wasn’t a Christian because he had far too much doubt. This […]

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Pro-Wakeboarders at Pine Cove

Shaun Murray Wakeboarding for Campers

Campers at the Ranch and Timbers experienced a thrill when professional wakeboarders Shaun Murray and Emily Copeland-Durham performed tricks and stunts on Pine Cove’s new wake park on Lake Lackawanna Monday afternoon. The Ranch’s own Jiggs Gaffney kicked off the festivities by singing the national anthem before Emily and Shaun got out on the water and showed off their wakeboarding skills! What did our campers and staff think of Shaun and Emily’s performance on Lake Lackawanna? “On a scale of 1 to 10? FIFTY.” -Bat Awesome “Epic!” -Reed “It was cool. I wish I could see it again!” -Emanie “They’re good […]

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Week 1: Divine Appointments

Timbers Prayer

And we know that for those who love God, all things work together for good for those who are called according to his purpose. Romans 8:28 It’s week one. First full day of summer. First full day of camp activities like meals, activity classes, clubs, and Bible Studies. As counselors bring in their cabins to teach Bible Study each morning, sometimes senior counselors get the privilege to join in and be a part of teaching and/or interacting with the counselors and campers. On this particular Monday at the Timbers, one of our senior counselors got to do Bible Study with […]

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Wakeboarding Without a Boat

Kid Riding Wake Park

True or false. 1. Wakeboarding is awesome… TRUE. 2. If you don’t have a boat to pull you, then you are out of luck… FALSE! Last summer, we installed our very own Wake Park at Pine Cove, shared between campers at Crier Creek and Outback, and it was a huge hit! Campers can grab a lifejacket, buckle into a wakeboard, grab the rope and GO, sailing across the water attempting 360’s and frontside rolls or just enjoying the ride. HOW does it work, you ask? Campers are pulled along by a cable system that is run between two poles, allowing […]

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Bible Study Theme: Know

Staff Reading the Bible

If I were to ask you, “Who do you know?”, what people would you list? Would you talk about family, friends, or just mere acquaintances? As we go down our list, we begin to realize that there are different levels of knowing people. For some people, we just know their name and maybe a few facts about them. But others, like friends and family, we could talk to for hours because we know who they are. We could share their joys, sorrows, and even embarrassing moments. Why do we know these people better than others? The reason is that we […]

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FY(T)I: For Your (Timbers) Information

©Sarah C. Glenn 2013

For those of you who did not know, I recently started working at the Timbers full time. I was a Ranch summer staffer for four summers and came on to Resident Staff full time in August. As a summer staffer you always wonder what it would be like to work at a different camp because typically each camp has something that is unique to them. The Ranch has Jiggs, the Shores has a beautiful lake, the Towers has the buffalo hunt, and Outback has a sweet wake park…You get the point, right? Well,  if you are now wondering what makes […]

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