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Author: Susan Andreone

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Susan Andreone

Vice President, Marketing and Communications

Susan “Singing Teddygram” Andreone is a born and bred Texan and Baylor University alumni whose long-time dream job has been to work and serve at a Christian camp. Prior to joining Pine Cove, Susan was a new business development and marketing executive in corporate America for 17 years. Susan may appear to be “all business” but don’t let that fool you. She is still a kid at heart. As her camp name indicates, her first job, at 16 years-old, was delivering singing telegrams and even now during her time off, you may catch her playing “Just Dance” on the Wii with her two teenage daughters. Susan is married to David and they reside in Tyler, Texas.


MomLife, Pine Cove and Prayer

by Susan AndreonePosted Jul 16, 2019

MomLife, Pine Cove and Prayer

Praying scripture regularly over our children and grandchildren is no doubt one of the most loving and impactful things we can do for them. According to Hebrews 4:12, God’s Word is “alive and active” in our lives. When we pray for Biblical Truth over our children, whether they are little ones or grown adults, you […]

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Jiggs: A Ranch Legend

by Susan AndreonePosted Jul 2, 2019

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leg * end : a famous or important person who is known for doing something extremely well. His is a simple life in East Texas. Born in 1956, Jiggs Robert Gafney is the youngest of three boys born into a loving, tight-knit family of five. Living with an intellectual disability since birth, he was a […]

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The History of Pine Cove in Central Texas

by Susan AndreonePosted Oct 2, 2018

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Twenty some-odd years ago, sitting on a six-foot cedar log deep in the midst of the cattle ranch in Columbus, Texas, Rudy Galindo, a trusted employee, friend and ranch manager of land owner Sid Terry, prayed a simple but powerful prayer with Sid’s wife, Dawn. Their desire and prayer was that the 720-acre ranch, currently […]

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Blessing Our Military Families

by Susan AndreonePosted May 3, 2017

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When Darlene, a military wife and mom from Fort Hood, Texas, learned that her husband was going to be deployed this summer, she knew it was going to be hard. It was always a challenge to parent five little ones, but when her husband was away, it was especially difficult. She longed to plan a […]

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Caitlin’s Story

by Susan AndreonePosted Oct 24, 2015

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“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!” — 2 Corinthians 5:17 Arriving after a long journey from their home in Pennsylvania, they drove through the Pine Cove Woods Family Camp entrance where she witnessed enthusiastic counselors jumping up and down and waving at her […]

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Donate Your “Stuff” to Send Kids to Camp

by Susan AndreonePosted May 13, 2014

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Did you know that your “stuff” can help minister to campers and spread the life-saving Truth of the Gospel? This “stuff” is not just old cell phones or laptops sitting around; but, if you have valuable jewelry you never wear, maybe a golf cart, unused gift cards, or perhaps a cow (yes, even a cow […]

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Redeemed at Family Camp

by Susan AndreonePosted Jun 24, 2013

Baptism at Pine Cove Camp Pool

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here! 2 Corinthians 5:17 Arriving after a long journey from their home in Pennsylvania, they drove through the Pine Cove Woods Family Camp entrance where she witnessed enthusiastic counselors jumping up and down and waving at her […]

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A Horse Ministry

by Susan AndreonePosted Jun 13, 2013

Pine Cove Horse Ministry

As the group of family campers approached the barn, the wranglers began sizing up the new riders almost immediately, assessing their personalities, temperaments and other qualities important for an enjoyable trail ride for both horse and rider. Matching campers’ and horses’ personalities doesn’t always play out like you would imagine though. For example, this particular […]

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