Scenic view of trees at camp

Author: Kayla Sims

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Kayla Sims

Shores Women's Director

Kayla was born and raised in the great state of Tennessee, where she attended college at the University of Tennessee. She graduated with a degree in Spanish and a minor in Sociology. After hearing stories about a camp far off in Tyler, Texas called Pine Cove, she had to apply. From summers 2011 to 2013, "Chica" served on summer staff as a counselor, nanny, and Wild Woods senior counselor at the Woods. She then joined the full-time staff at the Shores in the fall of 2013 where she now serves as Women's Director. In August of 2015, Kayla married Barrett Sims, the Ranch Camp Director! Kayla loves hiking, traveling, and missions. She considers it a true joy to get to serve in a ministry where lives are changed by the power and truth of the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Women’s Conference Recap 2018

by Kayla SimsPosted Apr 6, 2018


All my ladies say, “yeah”…”YEAH”! At the beginning of March, we had an incredible weekend of just women at the Pine Cove Shores. Our cabins are usually full of high school students, but over 200 women came out to brave the bunk beds, enjoy the beautiful views of Lake Palestine, and spend time with the […]

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MomCamp 2017

by Kayla SimsPosted Jul 25, 2017

Moms at the ropes course

A conference just for MOMS?! Yep, MomCamp is all about moms and their relationship with the Lord… while getting to enjoy the best parts of camp! We had more than 250 moms at the Shores and Bluffs this past April for a jam-packed weekend! The best part about the weekend was the life-change that we […]

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Women’s Conference 2017

by Kayla SimsPosted Apr 4, 2017


What a blessing it was to have so many women come to the Shores March 3-5 for our annual Women’s Conference! It was an incredible weekend getting to see ladies laugh together, worship together, and rest together. Carrie Langemeier, the wife of our Chief Ministry Officer Craig “Dutch” Langemeier, was our speaker for the weekend. […]

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Women’s Conference 2016

by Kayla SimsPosted Mar 28, 2016

Pine Cove women

“Indeed, I count everything as loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. For his sake I have suffered the loss of all things and count them as rubbish, in order that I may gain Christ.” Philippians 1:8 We were blessed to have over 250 women come to the Shores March 5-7 for our annual […]

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MomLife Boot Camp 2014

by Kayla SimsPosted Apr 16, 2014

Moms at Pine Cove MomLife Boot Camp

On the opening night of MomLife Boot Camp, I prayed for great weather. In my mind that meant sunny and 75 degrees, but the Lord is much more creative. He sent a storm and then an amazing rainbow to remind us of His promise and His faithfulness. For the past three years, Pine Cove has […]

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