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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.


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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Words of Wisdom: Tony Evans

by Valerie MorbyPosted Jan 29, 2019

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Pine Cove has been privileged to enjoy a long and valuable relationship with Dr. Tony Evans. Dr. Evans, founder and senior pastor of Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship in Dallas, has been a family camp and conference speaker at Pine Cove for over 30 years. His son Anthony “Falling Star” Evans even served on summer staff […]

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More Than Survive: Tips for a Stress-Free Christmas

by Valerie MorbyPosted Dec 11, 2018

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December can be difficult, filled to the brim with to-do lists and busy schedules—not to mention finals if you’re attempting to finish up your semester! We understand that no matter where you are in life, you may find this time of year overwhelming. With that in mind, we wanted to offer you some tangible tips […]

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How To Plan A Retreat

by Valerie MorbyPosted Sep 10, 2018

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Planning a retreat for your group can be a big challenge. Whether you’re organizing an event for your church, school, office, or any other type of group, there are a lot of questions to keep in mind! And many of those questions should be posed to the retreat facility you’re considering using. Here are a […]

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CampLife App: New Features

by Valerie MorbyPosted May 14, 2018

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We are thrilled that our CampLife app has made many parents happy parents for the past several years! We know it’s difficult to be away from your kids while they’re at camp, so we know a way to see that your child is having a great time is invaluable. “The app was a HUGE help […]

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A Heart for Service

by Valerie MorbyPosted Nov 8, 2017

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High schooler Ellis Sharpe sported a very special t-shirt at the Shores this summer. It didn’t feature the logo of a favorite college or sports team. It wasn’t something she purchased in a trendy store. Instead, Ellis’s shirt displayed the name of a special non-profit organization—one founded by Ellis herself. “I have always had a […]

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