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Author: Valerie Morby

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Valerie Morby

Social Media and Copy Manager

Valerie is the Social Media and Copy Manager for Pine Cove, where she has served full time since 2008. She is a graduate of Abilene Christian University where she majored in Integrated Marketing and Communications. She loves social media, the Academy Awards, and musicals. Valerie accepted Jesus as her Savior at a young age, had that relationship strengthened as a camper at the Shores, and is now passionate about seeing others come to Pine Cove to learn more about Christ.


Here Am I: Send Me

by Valerie Morby

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How the Springs Assembled its Inaugural Summer Team You can’t open a summer camp without a few invaluable ingredients. A large enough property, for one. The buildings that will feed, house, and entertain your campers, for another. But most importantly—especially if your constant refrain is “Our Staff Is Our Program”—you need the counselors, health assistants, […]

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2022 Full-Time Staff Retreat Recap

by Valerie Morby

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If you’d been at the Pine Cove Woods camp on Monday or Tuesday of last week, you wouldn’t have found it full of cheering families and campers. You also, despite its proximity to Labor Day weekend and the unofficial start to the fall season, wouldn’t have found it empty and quiet. You instead would have […]

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Rally Week: A View of the Kingdom of Heaven

by Valerie Morby

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After a long summer spent pouring themselves out for the sake of the Gospel, approximately 150 Pine Cove staffers won’t go home to catch up on movies, do mountains of laundry, or start preparing to return to school. They’ll stay at camp for an extra week to keep on pouring.  On August 7th, those 150 […]

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Important 2022 Registration Dates

by Valerie Morby

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It’s hard to believe Summer 2022 is almost over, but that means one very cool thing: now we can start planning for Summer 2023! There are a lot of super important registration dates and information to know, so we put them all in one place so it’s all easy to find. Bonus: we also included […]

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Rise and Be Baptized

by Valerie Morby

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Jack “PC Talk” Nelson accepted Christ into his life when he was six years old. Thirteen years later, he said yes to baptism.  Growing up in the church, Jack had no shortage of Christian role models surrounding him—including his youth pastor, a close family friend. And in his church, baptisms were a big deal. Somehow, […]

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A Story Only God Could Write: How Pine Cove Came to Georgia

by Valerie Morby

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Theirs was the only car on the highway.  It was the winter of 2010, and Pine Cove President & CEO Reed “S.I.” Livesay and then Executive Director of Ministries Kevin “Opee” East were in Georgia, on the hunt for land for a new Pine Cove camp. Somehow they had missed that an ice storm was […]

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New 2022 Camp Names We Love

by Valerie Morby

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The start of a new summer means a whole new set of seriously fun camp names for our staffers! And let us tell you—this summer’s staff brought their creativity with them with these names. From food puns and twists on song titles to silly Star Wars references and everything in between, we know you’re going […]

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Training and Orientation Recap 2022

by Valerie Morby

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Summer 2022 is finally here! Soon we’ll be opening the gates of camp to our first groups of kids and families, plus welcoming tons of day campers to churches all across the Southeast. First, though, we’ve got to get our summer staff trained! Last week more than 1,000 college students arrived at Pine Cove camps […]

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Multiplying the Impact: Laying a Foundation in the Southeast

by Valerie Morby

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“If this isn’t some sort of nudge from the Lord to do this, or at least give this a lot more thought and prayer about it, I don’t know what is,” Carter ‘Nashthrill’ Myers recalls of applying to work at Pine Cove. “I still don’t really know why I did that.” We’re praying for a […]

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A Checkup For Your Marriage

by Valerie Morby

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Drift. That’s a fun word when you’re applying it to camp! Drift on a wakeboard behind a boat on the lake. Drift down a hill on a drift trike. Drift on a giant swan float in the pool. When it comes to relationships, however, we absolutely do not want to drift. It’s pretty easy for […]

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