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Author: Karissa Pitaniello

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Karissa Pitaniello

Content Coordinator


Staff Profile: Marshall “Swole City” Wallace

by Karissa Pitaniello

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Get to know the director of Crier Creek as he lets us in on what it’s like to be a non-Aggie living in Aggieland, tells us about what the Lord is teaching him, and shares some seriously hilarious camp stories (swamps, falling on skates, and blind dates involved)!  Tell us about yourself! Born and raised […]

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Pine Cove Origins: Birthday Rap

by Karissa Pitaniello

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We take birthdays pretty seriously here! If you’re at camp on your birthday, you always need to keep an eye out for skit characters and alternate dimensions! The Birthday Rap is a beloved and crazy fun tradition that causes some campers to even plan their week of camp around their birthday so they can get […]

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Staff Profile: Stacy “Cha-Ching” Colvin

by Karissa Pitaniello

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Meet Stacy, a Louisiana native with a heart as warm as her Southern roots. Born and raised in the charming town of Ruston, she’s a hometown enthusiast with a deep love for family and a passion for creating lasting connections. As you dive into Stacy’s story, you’ll discover not only her knack for turning test […]

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2023 Christmas Camp Names!

by Karissa Pitaniello

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Some of our staffers must be extra excited for Christmas… because their names are all about the holiday season! Check out this holly-arious list of names as you enjoy the most wonderful time of the year. Sing it if you know it! All I Want 4 Rizzmas is Fruit My all time favorite scent is […]

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Staff Favorites: Advent Resources

by Karissa Pitaniello

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We’re gearing up for the most magical time of the year, and Advent is calling us to embrace its unique beauty. Advent isn’t just any holiday—it’s a time for hope, reflection, and excitement. We asked our awesome staff to share their go-to Advent resources and Bible studies. Join us on this journey as we unwrap […]

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Staff Profile: Ben “Digs” Gasaway

by Karissa Pitaniello

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Ever met someone who can juggle and unicycle?! Just not at the same time… yet. Get to know Ben “Digs” Gasaway as he lets you in on some hilarious stories (tarantulas and food-themed skit characters included!) from his years at Pine Cove and gives you the inside scoop on life in Georgia! If you were […]

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2024 New Full-Time Staffers

by Karissa Pitaniello

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Summer will be here before you know it, so we want to introduce you to our new full-time staff members! Most of these staffers are new to the full-time Pine Cove team, but you may see some familiar faces below! Read more about what roles they’re stepping into and what they’re excited for this summer. […]

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Pine Cove City Summer 2023 Recap

by Karissa Pitaniello

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Every summer, Pine Cove City loads up all of their awesome activities and Christ-centered staff to bring serious fun right to YOUR neighborhood! We’re still talking about all that the Lord did this summer as our staffers worked daily to share the Gospel with campers. Keep reading to see what our staffers had to say […]

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2023 Tailgate Recap

by Karissa Pitaniello

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Every year, our full-time staff hits the road to catch up with the college crew they spent the summer serving alongside. There are multiple stops along the way, and they all happen to include football, food, and fellowship! These tailgates allow everyone to stay connected, make new memories, and meet new friends. Take a look […]

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Staff Profile: Abby “Tater Squat” Muñoz

by Karissa Pitaniello

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Step into Abby’s incredible journey from Nebraska to Pine Cove, where her diehard football spirit meets a life of ministry. Follow along as she takes us through the ups and downs of camp life, marriage, and motherhood… Oh! And through the cornfields of Nebraska! The Lord led her to uproot her life for a transformative […]

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