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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.


Bump the Lamp – Podcast Season 1, Episode 5

by Jesse GarnerPosted Apr 21, 2020

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In this episode, we are gonna take it to the next level as we learn why we “Bump the Lamp” at Pine Cove.

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Do You Remember – Podcast Season 1, Episode 4

by Jesse GarnerPosted Apr 17, 2020

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This episode is all about throwbacks!

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Others-Focused – Podcast Season 1, Episode 3

by Jesse GarnerPosted Apr 13, 2020

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Being others-focused is all about being focused outward and not on ourselves. We do this intentionally through everything from how we welcome staff to the Pine Cove team to how we model for our campers loving others the way they want to be loved.

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Spiritual Growth – Podcast Season 1, Episode 2

by Jesse GarnerPosted Apr 8, 2020

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In this episode, we will talk about what it looks like to grow in our faith and be made more like Jesus in our everyday life.

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First Impressions – Podcast Season 1, Episode 1

by Jesse GarnerPosted Apr 6, 2020

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This season of the Pine Cove podcast is here for you!

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Let’s Get You To Winterfest

by Jesse GarnerPosted Nov 5, 2019

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We can hear the Christmas carols in the distance and staff are starting to string up lights and put up decorations – Winterfest is almost here! Here’s everything you need to know to make sure your camper is totally ready for Winterfest weekend at Pine Cove (and you are too!). Drop off / Directions Drop […]

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My Heart Was Set On Fire For Christ

by Jesse GarnerPosted Sep 10, 2019

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After Joshua finished his final summer at the Shores, he was inspired to write a letter to us about his experiences! We loved it so much we wanted to share it with you in video form. Want to read Joshua’s letter instead? Check it out below! Dear Pine Cove, I started coming to Pine Cove […]

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The In-Depth Guide to Cabin Mate Requests at Overnight Youth Camp

by Jesse GarnerPosted Apr 17, 2018

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Updates for Summer 2020 We’ve reviewed this content in light of other camp adjustments we’ve made for summer 2020 and all this content is still accurate. Everything is the same for the cabin mate process, but please note that if you switch weeks, your cabin mate group does not come with you. After switching weeks […]

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The In-Depth Guide to Friend Groups at Day Camp

by Jesse GarnerPosted Apr 17, 2018

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Updates for Summer 2020 We’ve reviewed this content in light of other camp adjustments we’ve made for summer 2020 and all this content is still accurate. Everything is the same for the cabin mate process, but please note that if you switch weeks, your friend group does not come with you. After switching weeks you […]

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Let’s Get You To Camp – Family Camp Edition

by Jesse GarnerPosted Apr 12, 2018

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Updates for Summer 2020 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. We will be following CDC and local governmental guidelines […]

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