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Author: Karissa Pitaniello

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Karissa Pitaniello

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Groundhog Day—Camp Edition!

by Karissa Pitaniello

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At Pine Cove, we love animals and we’re seriously fun! Put those things together and you’ve got Groundhog Day! Do you find yourself googling, “What is Groundhog Day?” every year on February 2nd? Considering they’re one of the only animals with a national holiday, and because they have a universally known saying of “How much […]

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Meditate on Love!

by Karissa Pitaniello

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Some consider February to be “Love Month!” As Christ followers, there’s nothing we love more than glorifying the Author of love! To help you meditate on Christ’s love throughout this month, we’ve compiled 28 verses to meditate on—one for each day of the month! We pray that this blesses you as you daily seek to […]

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2023 Winter Staff Trips

by Karissa Pitaniello

Every year our staff reconnects by taking a trip together! This is a fruitful time to reminisce, look forward to the summer ahead, worship together, and as always, share lots of laughs. Our staff look forward to these trips so much they save up their own money during the year to go on them! This […]

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Staff Profile: Michael “Deli” Miller

by Karissa Pitaniello

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Michael Miller has multiple layers—he’s an avid traveler, skateboard enthusiast, devout disciple, and hilarious storyteller! Enjoy learning more about Chimney Point’s Men’s Director below to be encouraged and spurred on. Tell us a bit about yourself! I’m from Watkinsville, Georgia. I went to the University of Georgia where I studied advertising, and I worked at […]

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2023 Staff New Year’s Resolutions

by Karissa Pitaniello

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A new year includes the excitement of what is to come! Enjoy reading about what some of our staffers hope to accomplish this year. Some are fun and some are more serious—all are a reminder that self-discipline and dependance on God go hand-in-hand! I’ve recently gotten back into reading and I love it! I read […]

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2022 Winterfest Recap

by Karissa Pitaniello

Oh what fun! What happens when you combine hot cocoa, Grinch face paint, and dance parties? Winterfest, of course! Our staff had a blast spending time with campers a few weekends ago. Take a look below and enjoy a glimpse of all the memories made!   View this post on Instagram   A post shared […]

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Staff Favorites: Christmas Traditions

by Karissa Pitaniello

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Christmas really is the most wonderful time of the year as we reflect on the most wonderful gift of all time- Jesus! He is the reason for the season! But, we also love to celebrate the seriously fun traditions that surround it! This month we asked our staff what their favorite Christmas traditions are. From […]

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Staff Profile: Nick “Father Christmas” Wiggins

by Karissa Pitaniello

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To continue celebrating the most wonderful time of the year, we got to know the one and only Father Christmas! Nick has been on staff at Pine Cove for 16 years, and during that time has held many different roles. Enjoy getting to know this amazing, faithful servant!  Tell us a little bit about yourself! […]

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Top 10 Christmas Camp Names!

by Karissa Pitaniello

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Here at Pine Cove, we’re serious about fun and serious about celebrating the best holiday of the year: Christmas! To do that, our elves compiled 10 of the best Christmas-focused camp names to make your holiday even more merry and bright. Top 10 Christmas Camp Names: 10. While waiting in line to meet Santa at […]

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Auburn Tailgate

by Karissa Pitaniello

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This past weekend was a blast as our full time team was reunited with summer staffers at the last tailgate of the year. Memories were shared, spike ball was played, and the Auburn Tigers came out on top! Sorry, Ags. Although we’re sad that football season and tailgates are coming to a close, that means […]

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