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Author: Karissa Pitaniello

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Karissa Pitaniello

Content Coordinator


Staff Profile: Kase “Optimist Crime” White

by Karissa Pitaniello

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Kase has spent almost every summer of his life blobbing, zip-lining, and learning about the Lord at Pine Cove! He is an East Texas native and graduated from Oklahoma State University  (Go Pokes!) with a degree in finance. Enjoy laughing along to his hilarious stories as you get to know one of the most joyful […]

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Staff Favorites: Pre-Camp Purchases

by Karissa Pitaniello

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We have been preparing for camp by working hard and praying hard! We also wanted to know what our staffers are putting in their shopping carts as they prepare for camp to be here. Read along to find out what their favorite pre-camp purchases have been! “I LOVE my small scrunchies! Easy on the hair […]

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2023 Camp Prayer Calendar!

by Karissa Pitaniello

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“Cast all your anxiety on Him, because He cares for you.” 1 Peter 5:7  As camp quickly approaches, we want to be as prayerful as we are excited! Join us in praying daily for campers, staffers, families, etc. as we prepare for the most wonderful time of the year! Give each link a click to […]

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New 2023 Full-Time Camp Staff

by Karissa Pitaniello

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We are itching for the camp gates to be open, and we want YOU to know who will be waiting for you on the other side! Introducing… our new 2023 full-time camp staff members! Each of them are eager to serve you and help make this your best summer yet!  Liam “Butter” Moore is newly […]

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Staff Profile: Kat “Mischief Managed” McDaniel

by Karissa Pitaniello

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What do an Aggie, a Chief, and a Russian all have in common? Find out when you read all about Kat McDaniel below! Enjoy her stories of mischief and each of her show-stopping fun facts as you get to know the executive assistant to the East Texas leadership team. Tell us about yourself! My name’s […]

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2023 Construction Updates Around Pine Cove

by Karissa Pitaniello

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Since last summer, Pine Cove has been busy. Very busy. We have been adding more castles (also known as Towers cabins), building a new barn at the Ranch, new staff cabins, building brand-new pools for campers to cannonball into, installing an indoor ropes course at the Springs, and even installing a new water filtration unit […]

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Leadership Weekend 2023

by Karissa Pitaniello

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In preparation for the upcoming summer, each of our camp’s leadership teams spent a weekend of serious-fun together! They took time to cast vision, pray fervently, and laugh hard (of course!). Take a look below to see what it’s like to prepare for a summer of ministry together. Jump to: Family Camp Youth Camp Pine […]

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Staff Profile: Landon “Rhymes & Dimes” Fink

by Karissa Pitaniello

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Landon has grown up saturated in the Christ-centered, others-focused, seriously-funess that is Pine Cove. Starting at the Towers, he’s made memories at almost every camp in East Texas, and joined in the fun of Pine Cove City! Be encouraged by Landon’s humble and fun spirit as you laugh along to camp stories and are spurred […]

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Staff Favorites: Beach Reads

by Karissa Pitaniello

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With Spring Break just around the corner, now is the perfect time to stock up on a good beach read! To help you do that, we compiled a list of our staff’s go-to books for the break. Whether you’ll use this season to grow in wisdom or to enjoy a good ol’ mystery novel, we’ve […]

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Staff Profile: Annelise “Smilin’ Into Your DM’s” Morrison

by Karissa Pitaniello

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This staff profile is sure to make you smile! (Get it?) Enjoy learning about the new Silverado Director while laughing along to stories and reflecting on the beautiful simplicity of the Gospel. Tell us about yourself! I grew up in Birmingham, Alabama and went to the University of Alabama! I studied Elementary Education there and […]

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