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Author: Jesse Garner

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Jesse Garner

Director of Camper Engagement

Jesse Garner has been at Pine Cove since the fall of 2007 in various roles: Bluffs Guest Services, HR Generalist, Executive Assistant, and now as the Director of Camper Engagement. He is a proud graduate of Louisiana State University, Pine Cove's Forge program, and the University of Texas at Tyler with a masters in Human Resource Development. He loves throwing parties, being married, and singing at his church.


Staff Profile: Valerie “Ouch Potato” Morby

by Jesse GarnerPosted Jun 9, 2021

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Valerie “Ouch Potato” Morby is just straight up fun. You probably don’t know it, but you’ve been reading her writing for years on our Pine Cove social media channels, websites, and emails. She’s a celebrator, has the best party decorations, surprises her team with doughnuts, and has been around Pine Cove since 2008 in marketing, […]

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Pine Cove’s In-Depth Guide to Packing For Overnight Youth Camp

by Jesse GarnerPosted May 19, 2021

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Alright, parents. We know that packing can be difficult. Should you send your camper with the blue tennis shoes or the red ones? What should you avoid packing? Are eight shirts enough? Too much? These are just a few of the questions that are likely running through your mind. That’s why we’ve made you a […]

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The Skinny on Overnight Youth Camp Theme Nights

by Jesse GarnerPosted May 19, 2021

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At Pine Cove we are all about being seriously fun. Themed dinners and events (theme nights) are just one of the many ways that we have fun at camp. When else do you get to pretend to be a superhero and run around playing a superhero game? Or cheer for your made-up country for the […]

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Everything You Need to Know About the Camp Store at Youth Camp

by Jesse GarnerPosted May 19, 2021

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The camp store is a pretty cool place, both literally (tons of AC!) and figuratively (so much neat stuff!). We regularly get questions about the camp store, so here’s the one-stop-shop for all your information needs. Skip the line, shop online! Because of our restrictions on camper mail and packages this summer, we’re offering camp […]

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Let’s Get You To Camp – Day Camp Edition

by Jesse GarnerPosted May 19, 2021

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Updates for Summer 2021 We are evaluating our procedures to protect the health of campers, staff, and parents and to stay in line with the latest CDC and governmental guidelines. We’ll summarize our updates here and expand on them in the post as we have them. To help campers stay physically distant, campers will be […]

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Let’s Get You To Camp – Family Camp Edition

by Jesse GarnerPosted May 19, 2021

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Camp is just around the corner, and we’re here to help! Here’s everything you need to know to make sure your family is totally ready for their week at Pine Cove. Let’s do this! Packing & Theme Nights We’ve made the list – now you can check it twice. Look over your packing list for […]

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Let’s Get You To Camp – Overnight Youth Camp Edition

by Jesse GarnerPosted May 19, 2021

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Updates for Summer 2021 Because of increased time spent disinfecting, we will not be sorting and delivering camper mail. All camper mail must be put in a camper’s trunk at the start of the week. See our opening day guide for current drop-off procedures.  Curious what we’re doing to keep campers and staff healthy? We’ve […]

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The In-Depth Guide to Friend Groups at Day Camp

by Jesse GarnerPosted May 19, 2021

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Updates for 2021 In February of 2021, Pine Cove switched to a new registration system. Along with a few changes to how you create friend groups, we’re switching up some of the vocabulary surrounding how we talk about it! So now, cabin mate requests have become “friend groups!” Read on for more information on how […]

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What Every Parent Needs to Know About Care Packages and Camper Mail

by Jesse GarnerPosted May 19, 2021

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Updates for Summer 2021 Due to increased time spent disinfecting, we cannot sort and deliver camper mail this year. All camper packages must be packed into the camper’s trunk before arrival Digital mail through the CampLife app is still available on Tuesday and Thursday Any items sent via USPS, UPS, or FedEx must sit for […]

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The In-Depth Guide to Friend Groups at Overnight Youth Camp

by Jesse GarnerPosted May 19, 2021

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Updates for 2021 In February of 2021, Pine Cove switched to a new registration system. Along with a few changes to how you create friend groups, we’re switching up some of the vocabulary surrounding how we talk about it! So now, cabin mate requests have become “friend groups!” Read on for more information on how […]

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