When you arrive at Pine Cove Family Camp, it’s quite the welcome. Lots of jumping, lots of smiles, and you begin to relax. I love how excited the staff is to have us arrive. And since its family camp and time to play, I put my camera down most of the week. Thankfully they have a photographer/videographer that captures the week for us. Most photo cred goes to them.
At dinner they sing the rules in Frozen style and tell us ‘Just say so’ if we need something. I must say it was pretty magical…I love camp and the talent that gathers in one place.
These two were in the same ‘class’ this year and got to do all the activities together. Next year won’t be the same since this was our last year with both in Cove Kids. I love Cove Kids. Its where the littles go to play, hear about Jesus, nap, be fed, and always be welcomed by super awesome college girls. They do all kinds of fun stuff with the kids…horseback riding, swimming, shaving cream (notice who didn’t enjoy it…), swings, and the most beloved Bubble Princess.
Our theme nights were fun…the first was ‘word to the nerd’ with a camp dance. I forget how awesome how strobe lights are.
The next theme night was Flip Flop night where kids dress like parents and parents like kids. Gwen was not excited about me wearing a tutu and her tiara. They had all these fun games like ‘shave your daddy.’ Hilarious. And war ball.
But our favorites are the date nights with sunset boat cruise with all the adults. We love going with the Hufstetlers and having lots of time to catch up…and ride in the boat with giant speakers and a heater.
This year our breakfast trail ride was not in rain and it was beautiful. There is something truly beautiful about simple, quiet horse rides through the forest while the sun comes up. The breakfast after really can’t be beat either.
Gwen was gearing up for the talent show all summer as she practiced ‘standing in daddy’s hands.’ I think her only memory of PC last year was the talent show. The MCs were hilarious.
We took the kids out boating and they loved it. Both G and S ride the water rocket and laughed the whole time. I love how adventurous they both are.
These kids are fun.
Family photos + tradition group picture.