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Posts with the ‘weekend’ tag

A Letter to Moms with Tween Girls

Tween Girl Camper

I still remember the day. It was Tuesday, January 25, 2012, and my 12-year-old daughter left me a love note. YES! In a world where tweens are often characterized as moody and aloof, my girl showed evidence of actual connection. Entering the realm of tween parenting, I felt a little like Katniss in “The Hunger Games.” We’re locked in this space together until the tween reaches adulthood. Who will come out alive? Will it be a fight to the death? Navigating adolescence can be like teaching a child to ride a bike. The child is excited and anxious. The parent […]

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Falling For Pine Cove’s Couples Weekend

Couples Conference Group

Editor’s Note: The following post was written by Adrianne “Snicks” Miller, a former Pine Cove Summer and Full-Time Staffer. Read about Adrianne and her husband’s experience at their first Pine Cove couples conference! One year ago, my husband and I sat in our church community group discussing how things were going with each of the couples. One gal threw out an idea: “What if we all went to Pine Cove’s Romance Me Conference next year?” Her idea was met with some silence, mostly from the guys. I could see their wheels turning. “Romance Me? Sounds cheesy… And don’t the staff jump and cheer all […]

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Women’s Conference 2016

Womens Conference Pine Cove

“Indeed, I count everything as loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. For his sake I have suffered the loss of all things and count them as rubbish, in order that I may gain Christ.” Philippians 1:8 We were blessed to have over 250 women come to the Shores March 5-7 for our annual Women’s Conference. It was a blast getting to see women of all stages of life eat together, laugh together, and worship the Lord together. Cindy Hawks, a DTS graduate who is married to the pastor of Hill Country Bible Church in Austin, was our speaker […]

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Men’s Conference 2016

Men's Conference Sunset

“I will ponder the way that is blameless. Oh when will you come to me? I will walk with integrity in my house…” Psalm 101:2 On the weekend of January 27-29, over 400 men from multiple churches, small groups, families, and communities gathered at Pine Cove’s Shores and Timbers camps. Getting to be a part of this weekend is one of the greatest joys in my job. There is nothing in the world like 400 plus men singing to our great God! Michael Easley, from Fellowship Bible Church in Nashville, Tennessee was our speaker this year. He talked about “Reclaiming […]

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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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Men’s Conference 2015

Pine Cove Mens Conference

“…I believe, but help my unbelief.” Mark 9:24 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 23-25, over 400 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 Conference 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 were blessed to have Bryan Loritts as our […]

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Merry Winterfest to All and to All a Good Night

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Wow! Winterfest has come and gone and God did some amazing things. This year was the largest Winterfest ever with over 1,200 campers! From the ropes courses, all camp games, dance partys, and winterized versions of classics like Pitch Black Attack and Espionage, we hope your camper had a blast and also grew in their relationship with Christ. On top of the awesome camp activities, our Ranch, Timbers, and Shores campers spent Saturday night rocking out with Family Force 5 in concert! A couple hundred students synchronize dancing to the Wobble and Chainsaw…yes please! If you weren’t able to join […]

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MomLife Boot Camp 2014

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On the opening night of MomLife Boot Camp, I prayed for great weather. In my mind that meant sunny and 75 degrees, but the Lord is much more creative. He sent a storm and then an amazing rainbow to remind us of His promise and His faithfulness. For the past three years, Pine Cove has had the opportunity to partner with MomLife Today to put on a life-changing event called MomLife Boot Camp. We had over 400 moms at every age and every stage from across the country come together at Pine Cove’s Shores and Bluffs camps. It was a […]

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A Weekend Just for Moms

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What is it about Pine Cove? Something happens when you drive through the gates. You enter a new and unique world where peace reins, praise erupts and people meeting up with God is a priority. Sounds a bit like heaven. Interestingly, for our family, that is exactly how we see Pine Cove – the closest thing to heaven, this side of heaven. Long after our week of family camp has ended we comb through photos, remember moments of revelry and reflection and even shout out a cheer or two at the obvious appropriate moments. (If you’ve been there I know […]

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Men’s Weekend Recap

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“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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