Scenic view of trees at camp

Author: Matt Murphy

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Matt Murphy

Former Ranch Director

Matt began working at Pine Cove in 2002, serving as part of a discipleship program called Young Guns. For the next three summers, he returned to work on summer staff in various roles at the Shores camp. Matt met his beautiful wife, Katie, while on summer staff. They are now blessed with a beautiful daughter, Lily, and two boys, Asher and Coen. Matt served on Pine Cove staff full time 2008-2014, serving as a Conference Director at the Towers camp for four years before transitioning to his role at the Ranch as Camp Director. Matt is originally from East Texas, but has spent a lot of time in Nashville, Tennessee where he attended college at Belmont University. He is passionate about teaching and leading others into a better understanding of God’s Word and who they are in Christ.

Bible Study Theme: Blueprint

by Matt Murphy

Ranch Girl Quiet Time

A blueprint is an outline or plan of action. Most of the time, it is used as the starting point for building a house. Before you ever grab a shovel or a bulldozer or whatever else you use to start building a house, you need a plan. Without a plan, even the most skilled construction […]

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Wakeboarding Without a Boat

by Matt Murphy

Camper wakeboarding with a boat

True or false. 1. Wakeboarding is awesome… TRUE. 2. If you don’t have a boat to pull you, then you are out of luck… FALSE! Last summer, we installed our very own Wake Park at Pine Cove, shared between campers at Crier Creek and Outback, and it was a huge hit! Campers can grab a […]

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The Temperature Is Rising

by Matt Murphy

Camper going down waterslide

This is a guest post by one of our summer staff, “Thunder Showers”. So, it is week 7 here at the Ranch and things are going great! The sun has been out all week and the kids are loving each activity class and theme night. We have a lot of counselors who have had their […]

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The Ranch Melting Pot

by Matt Murphy

Girl campers in the pool

This is a guest post by one of our summer staff, “Thunder Showers”. You know you’re at camp when you wake up and the first thing you see is Jiggs walking down and getting ready for flag. You know you’re at camp when there is one cabin chanting “Luna Moth Club buzz buzz buzz buzz”, […]

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