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Author: Valerie Morby

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Valerie Morby

Social Media Manager

Valerie is the Social Media 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.


Five Summers on Staff

by Valerie MorbyPosted Oct 14, 2019

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It’s not uncommon for some of our staffers to serve for two, three, or even four summers. Slightly less common? Coming back to serve for a fifth summer! We got in touch with six staffers who came back to serve for a “victory lap,” and asked them to share what they learned during their many […]

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Outdoor Educators

by Valerie MorbyPosted Oct 9, 2019

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Have you wondered what happens at Pine Cove during the rest of the year? Great question. Camp certainly doesn’t stay empty! On the weekends, you’ll find lots of retreats groups enjoying our facilities and activities. During the week, however, it’s all about outdoor education! Pine Cove’s Institute of Wilderness Studies, or IWS, hosts and teaches […]

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Tips for Surviving the School Year

by Valerie MorbyPosted Aug 20, 2019

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Let’s be honest: unless you’re Maria Von Trapp, parenting children during the school year can be rough. You start out with the best intentions, but before long you’re living on a prayer and sending marshmallows and mustard packets for your kids’ lunches. You’ll find no judgement here, Mom and Dad! Instead, we want to come […]

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Important Registration Dates

by Valerie MorbyPosted Aug 14, 2019

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You can’t spell “registration” without “gist,” so here’s the gist: there are a LOT of important dates coming up in the world of Pine Cove registration! Check them all out below. Start Switching Sessions: August 21  Did you already pre-register for a 2020 camp session? Fantastic! Want to swap to a different session instead? Let’s […]

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Slime, Puka Shells, and Crocs: Summer Trends at Pine Cove

by Valerie MorbyPosted Jul 30, 2019

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We’ll say this for our summer staffers: they love to cannonball straight into an awesome new look and stick with it all summer long. Campers, too, gravitate to certain toys, shoes, and clothes, and we’re here to tell you about it all! Just remember: fashion is cyclical. So if your jaw drops because you can’t […]

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Challenge at the Ridge

by Valerie MorbyPosted Jul 23, 2019

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Senior guys: this time it’s not a game.  See you on the field. These words, accompanied by the strains of Derek Minor’s “It’s Not A Game,” appear on a giant screen in the dining hall during lunch. They’re part of a video featuring the Ridge’s leadership team dunking, blocking, and throwing basketballs and dodgeballs. (They’re […]

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Theme Night in a Box: Christmas in July

by Valerie MorbyPosted Jul 16, 2019

Theme Night in a Box: Christmas in July

Ain’t no party like a Pine Cove party! And the biggest parties at camp? Theme nights! We can’t keep all the fun for ourselves, though. We want to gather up some of our best ideas and share the fun with you! Introducing: Theme Nights in a Box. From time to time, we share how you […]

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Rock the Dock

by Valerie MorbyPosted Jun 18, 2019

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Recommended music to read by: Dock Rock Playlist by PC Shores When camp is really humming at Pine Cove in the summer, there are many places you can find campers: the pool, the air-conditioned gym, the ropes course up in the trees. But as Thursday afternoon turns into evening, there’s just one place you can […]

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Q&A with Ginger Ciminello

by Valerie MorbyPosted Feb 18, 2019

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Today, Ginger Ciminello is an author, mother, and speaker—frequently at Pine Cove events. A few years ago, though, she was Tuck-N-Whoa: Ranch summer staffer, legendary “camp namer,” and Shores program video all-star. We’re so excited to have her back at camp this March as our Women’s Conference speaker! In the meantime, take a few minutes […]

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A Checkup For Your Marriage

by Valerie MorbyPosted Feb 12, 2019

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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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