Scenic view of trees at camp

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.


Packing For Family Camp

by Valerie MorbyPosted Feb 20, 2015

Family at Summer Camp

Editor’s Note: The following post was written by Olivia Engstrom, a longtime Pine Cove Bluffs family camper. She has some great tips on packing for camp that we think will be very helpful for anyone heading to family camp this summer! So you’re going to family camp! Lucky you. This is our family’s favorite time […]

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Commission Camping: Stories from the Field

by Valerie MorbyPosted Jan 7, 2015

missions campers jumping into pool

With 175 Pine Cove staff members serving the Lord at camps throughout Latin America, there is no shortage of awesome stories to share! Thankfully we are able to keep up with all of these mission trips on each of their blogs, and you can follow along too! Here is just a taste of some of […]

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Winter Nights: Pine Cove Christmas Album

by Valerie MorbyPosted Dec 3, 2014

Winter Nights artwork

Winter Nights is Pine Cove’s first-ever Christmas album! Our desire is that this album would invite our campers, friends, and other listeners in to celebrate the birth of our Savior Jesus Christ with us in a fresh, authentic, and fun way. Come sing along with us as we proclaim the arrival of our King with […]

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Studying the Bible: Reading

by Valerie MorbyPosted Sep 30, 2014

Bible open to 1 Peter

This is the second post in a series of articles that outline some basic steps to practice in studying the Bible. For a list of all the posts, click here. Step 2: Read the Whole Book In our previous post we outlined that prayer is not only the starting point but also the environment for […]

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Camp In OUR City

by Valerie MorbyPosted Jul 3, 2014

City Counselor with campers

Editor’s Note: This following post was written by Rebecca Ross, Children’s Pastor of North Metro Church in Marietta, Georgia, where our Camp in the City team set up camp for Week 3. East of the Mississippi River, Marietta, Georgia is a suburb of the city of Atlanta. It was here that we first experienced the arrival of a […]

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7 Secrets of Packing for Camp

by Valerie MorbyPosted May 29, 2014

Packing for camp

Editor’s Note: The following post was written by Leann Strnadel, Pine Cove camper and counselor mom. She has some great tips on packing for camp that we think will be very helpful for anyone heading to camp this summer! There is always a lot of excitement when getting ready to attend Summer Camp! My two […]

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Hot Dog Company Relishes Pine Cove Buyout

by Valerie MorbyPosted Apr 1, 2014

April 1 Press Release

NEWS RELEASE April 1, 2014 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Guggenheim Global Hot Dog Industries Buys Pine Cove Camps International Hot Dog Leader Relishing the Buyout of Tyler, Texas-based Pine Cove Camps for Estimated 1.5 Million Franks TYLER, TEXAS – In a play to dominate the increasingly competitive summer camp hot dog market, Netherlands-based hot dog juggernaut, […]

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Pine Cove Sweethearts

by Valerie MorbyPosted Feb 14, 2014

Candy Heart Pine Cove Sweethearts

It’s no secret that many people that have attended or worked at Pine Cove over the years have met their sweetheart at camp. We’ve gathered a few of their stories together for you to read and enjoy, and we’d love to hear yours as well! If you met your significant other while at camp, be […]

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Commission Camping: Life Moments from the Field

by Valerie MorbyPosted Jan 8, 2014

Pine Cove in Costa Rica

With 180 Pine Cove staff members serving the Lord at camps throughout Latin America, there is no shortage of awesome stories to share! Thankfully we are able to keep up with all of these mission trips on each of their blogs, and you can follow along too! Here is just a taste of some of […]

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Merry Christmas from Pine Cove!

by Valerie MorbyPosted Dec 25, 2013

 Snow Merry Christmas Card

Over the past few years, Pine Cove has had its share of White Christmases. Although we are not surrounded by snow this year, we are surrounded by something even more important: our family, friends, and loved ones. Nothing could be more special than celebrating the birth of our Savior together! Merry Christmas, and we hope to […]

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