About Us

Who We Are


About Us

Pine Cove is a Gospel-centered Christian camp with locations in Texas, South Carolina, and Georgia. Founded in 1967, Pine Cove serves more than 45,000 campers each summer and strives to be Christ-centered, others-focused, and seriously fun!



50 Years of Pine Cove

In 1967, Bill McKenzie faithfully followed God’s direction and started a camp called Pine Cove. Now, decades later, the Lord has grown Pine Cove to 12 different physical camps in three regions. To date, more than one million people have experienced the ministry of Pine Cove.

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“I didn’t have any special ability to start a camp—only my availability. I didn’t know any better than to believe God.”

Bill “Red Baron” McKenzie

Pine Cove Founder


Executive Leadership & Board

Meet the Team

Pine Cove is steadfastly led by a board of directors and a leadership team made up of faithful men and women who humbly submit to the Lord’s will.

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Pine Cove exists to be used by God to transform the lives of people for His purposes and His glory.

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Core Values

Christ-Centered, Others-Focused, Seriously Fun

Ask someone about Pine Cove and they might tell you about the hilarious skits. Someone else might mention Bible studies, or maybe how the counselors are constantly serving campers. All of those aspects of camp are integral to Pine Cove, and here’s why: everything Pine Cove does grows out of our desire to be Christ-centered, others-focused, and seriously fun.

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“As a dad, I pray deeply that God surrounds my kids with a tribe of Christ-inspiring voices. Well, we’ve found that at Pine Cove!”

Bryan Loritts

Teaching Pastor at The Summit Church

“The staff, the break for Mom, the high energy activities for the kids, all make family camp a highlight of our year, even 17 years in.”

Pete Briscoe

Senior Pastor of Bent Tree Bible Fellowship

“It’s an amazing opportunity to involve my family in my ministry and spend outstanding quality time together in an environment that my kids love.”

Matt Carter

Senior Pastor of Sagemont Church

“Not only did [my wife] and I enjoy rich time developing friendships with other couples, but my kids begged us to go back each year.”

Craig Groeschel

Senior Pastor of LifeChurch.tv, Author of Fight, Winning the Battles that Matter Most

“Our experience as a family at Pine Cove is one of the most powerful life transforming and unifying environments that we have ever experienced.”

Dr. Tony Evans

Senior Pastor of Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship,
President of The Urban Alternative

“[As family camp speakers], we love the intimate role we get to play in people’s lives... and the front row seat we get to have to see God’s majestic work.”

Dr. Tim Kimmel

CEO of Family Matters

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Stories of Life Transformation

The Lord has changed countless lives at Pine Cove over the years. From youth and family campers to the staff, God shows His power through life transformation each and every summer.

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Where We Are

So where exactly is Pine Cove? We address that here.

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The Pine Cove Podcast

Hear how our leadership and camper parents answer the question, “What is Pine Cove?”