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Staff Profile: Stacy “Cha-Ching” Colvin

by Karissa Pitaniello

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Meet Stacy, a Louisiana native with a heart as warm as her Southern roots. Born and raised in the charming town of Ruston, she’s a hometown enthusiast with a deep love for family and a passion for creating lasting connections. As you dive into Stacy’s story, you’ll discover not only her knack for turning test […]

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2024 New Full-Time Staffers

by Karissa Pitaniello

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Summer will be here before you know it, so we want to introduce you to our new full-time staff members! Most of these staffers are new to the full-time Pine Cove team, but you may see some familiar faces below! Read more about what roles they’re stepping into and what they’re excited for this summer. […]

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Recharged: Staff Retreat Recap 2023

by Valerie Morby

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On an average day, they can be found in Atlanta, in Tyler, and in College Station. But for a handful of days at the end of August this year, all 150+ full-time Pine Cove staffers could be found in the exact same place: on the banks of Lake Palestine, all gathered together at the Bluffs […]

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Staff Profile: Justin “Pig Deal” Halferty

by Karissa Pitaniello

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Known for his contagious joy and state of the art pranks, you’ll love getting to know Justin “I’m Kinda A Pig Deal” Halferty! Read about what it looks like for the Pine Cove team to be Christ-centered and seriously fun even behind the scenes, and be encouraged as Justin shares how he’s learning to fully […]

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Staff Profile: Audra “Mater” Metz

by Karissa Pitaniello

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Longtime Bluff’s camper and Midwest native, Audra is in the swing of her second summer as the Women’s Director at the Woods! Learn about what the Lord has taught her through Pine Cove, and be persuaded to buy your very own crab costume!  Tell us about yourself! I grew up in Springville, Missouri and still […]

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New 2023 Full-Time Camp Staff

by Karissa Pitaniello

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We are itching for the camp gates to be open, and we want YOU to know who will be waiting for you on the other side! Introducing… our new 2023 full-time camp staff members! Each of them are eager to serve you and help make this your best summer yet!  Liam “Butter” Moore is newly […]

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Staff Profile: Landon “Rhymes & Dimes” Fink

by Karissa Pitaniello

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Landon has grown up saturated in the Christ-centered, others-focused, seriously-funess that is Pine Cove. Starting at the Towers, he’s made memories at almost every camp in East Texas, and joined in the fun of Pine Cove City! Be encouraged by Landon’s humble and fun spirit as you laugh along to camp stories and are spurred […]

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Staff Profile: Annelise “Smilin’ Into Your DM’s” Morrison

by Karissa Pitaniello

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This staff profile is sure to make you smile! (Get it?) Enjoy learning about the new Silverado Director while laughing along to stories and reflecting on the beautiful simplicity of the Gospel. Tell us about yourself! I grew up in Birmingham, Alabama and went to the University of Alabama! I studied Elementary Education there and […]

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Staff Profile: Lorissa Dollar

by Jenny Sowers Rutland

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Lorissa “PG” Dollar has worked at various Pine Cove camps, which should equip her well as she embarks on the journey of opening Pine Cove’s newest camp location: the Springs. Lorissa is a barrel of laughs and laughed through almost every answer in this interview.  We know you’ll love getting to know and laughing with […]

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Staff Profile: Jeff Olchesky

by Jenny Sowers Rutland

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Jeff “Rawhide” Olchesky currently serves as the Vice President of Operations in East Texas, where he lives with his wife and five children.  He has held many positions at Pine Cove and seen a lot of change and growth in his near 20 summers at camp, but still recalls the deep heart work that took […]

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