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Author: Karissa Pitaniello

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Karissa Pitaniello

Content Coordinator


Staff Profile: Justin “Pig Deal” Halferty

by Karissa Pitaniello

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Known for his contagious joy and state of the art pranks, you’ll love getting to know Justin “I’m Kinda A Pig Deal” Halferty! Read about what it looks like for the Pine Cove team to be Christ-centered and seriously fun even behind the scenes, and be encouraged as Justin shares how he’s learning to fully […]

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Staff Round Up: B-B-Q Brings

by Karissa Pitaniello

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One unstated rule every American knows: never show up to a barbeque empty handed! Whether you’re headed over to your neighbor’s soon, or you just need fun ideas for dinner, our staffers have some delicious dishes up their sleeve for you to serve up! “I would definitely make this dill pickle pasta salad! It has […]

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2023 First Half Recap

by Karissa Pitaniello

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We cannot believe Summer 2023 is already halfway over! To make sure you don’t miss a thing, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite stats to give YOU a glimpse into first half fun. Read on to find out how many inches of rain the Southeast camps got, the number of campers who figured out […]

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More Funny Camp Names 2023

by Karissa Pitaniello

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The party doesn’t stop at Pine Cove, and neither do the hilarious camp names! Each summer our staffers seem to get more and more creative as they get to know each other through the Name Game. Having a camp name is a Pine Cove tradition because it’s seriously fun (always!), and it allows campers to […]

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2023 New Activity Classes!

by Karissa Pitaniello

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Every second of Pine Cove is filled with fun and intentionality! One of our favorite ways to combine the two are through… activity classes! Campers are able to let their guards down, try new things, make memories with their cabin mates, and sometimes even go all-in in competitions. We believe that shared experiences build trust, […]

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Camp Mural Roundup

by Karissa Pitaniello

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Whether you’re having serious-fun at Pine Cove in Georgia, South Carolina, East Texas, or Central Texas, each camp comes with its own stunning view! From tall trees to wide open fields, God’s glory and beauty is shown through nature on each property. But, at Pine Cove, we’re all about going above and beyond. Which is […]

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Staff Profile: Audra “Mater” Metz

by Karissa Pitaniello

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Longtime Bluff’s camper and Midwest native, Audra is in the swing of her second summer as the Women’s Director at the Woods! Learn about what the Lord has taught her through Pine Cove, and be persuaded to buy your very own crab costume!  Tell us about yourself! I grew up in Springville, Missouri and still […]

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2023 Property Updates Around Pine Cove!

by Karissa Pitaniello

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Each year at Pine Cove, we want the experience for our campers to be better and better. Sometimes that includes making some upgrades around camp! We are extremely grateful for the Lord’s provision and for the hard work of our construction teams to make these new, seriously fun projects a reality! Bask in all of […]

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Pine Cove City Activity Classes!

by Karissa Pitaniello

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Throughout the summer, our City teams work hard to bring the Christ-centered serious fun to YOUR neighborhood! One of our favorite parts of these jam-packed weeks of camp is the awesome activity classes. Whether you prefer climbing a sky-high rock wall, racing your friends down the slip ‘n’ slide, or finding your perfect aim in […]

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New 2023 Camp Names We Love!

by Karissa Pitaniello

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“NAME GAME, gimme that name, I want that name!” That’s the sound of a camp cheer we’ve been hearing all around camp for the past few weeks as new staffers were receiving their camp names! Each staffer since 1967 has received their own unique name. These names are always seriously fun, but also a great […]

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