Scenic view of trees at camp

Author: Shawn Welch

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Shawn Welch

Former Camp Director

Shawn first became acquainted with Pine Cove in the summer of 2001 where he served as a counselor. Following that summer he worked four more years on the summer staff team in various roles from senior counselor to program director. Shawn is originally from south Louisiana (Go Saints!) and graduated from Oklahoma Wesleyan University with a degree in education. Upon graduation in December of 2005, he began working full time for Pine Cove. He served on full-time staff with Pine Cove from 2005-2014.

Bible Study Theme: Know

by Shawn WelchPosted Apr 12, 2013

Pine Cove counselor reading the bible

If I were to ask you, “Who do you know?”, what people would you list? Would you talk about family, friends, or just mere acquaintances? As we go down our list, we begin to realize that there are different levels of knowing people. For some people, we just know their name and maybe a few […]

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How Camp Prepared Me for Life After College

by Shawn WelchPosted Mar 7, 2013

Luke Friesen

I asked my friend Luke to make a guest post one week, and since Luke and I worked at Pine Cove Shores together I asked him to share how working at summer camp prepared him for life today. Another summer is fast approaching and whether you have just come off of your last summer or […]

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The Chronicles of Guapo

by Shawn WelchPosted Nov 9, 2012

Camper on the dock in Santa Hat

I was recently asked to share some of the highlights from my time working here at Pine Cove. Her rationale for me sharing was that I am an “experienced” PC staffer. Basically, she is saying that I am old! I guess camping years are a lot like dog years. One year in the camping world […]

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Leadership Quotes

by Shawn WelchPosted Feb 10, 2012

anonymous leadership

It’s no secret that I love quotes, especially ones on leadership! I strategically pick, place, and rotate them all over my office walls. The reason is that quotes have an ability to motivate, refocus, comfort, and serve as a battle cry. At times they can lift me out of the mundane, give perspective on a […]

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