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Pine Cove’s In-Depth Guide to Camper Pickup and Pre-Registration at Youth Camp

by Pine Cove


Updates for Summer 2023

  • Looking for info on Springs closings? Click here.
  • We are continuing our contactless automatic pre-registration in order to save your camper’s spot for the following year. Details are sent to your email.

We hope you had a great week! We are excited to see you back for closing. We know you will be looking forward to seeing your camper and hearing about their experience.

The CampLife app may also have a post with more details for your specific camp(s) closer to camper pick-up on Saturday, but here are a few general things to know. 

Need directions? The camp address and GPS link are on the coming to camp page for your camp session.

Entering Camp

In order to ensure smaller groups on property at a time, we’ve staggered pick-up times for each region’s camps. This way, if you have kids at multiple camps, you can go to more than one closing.

Rolling Pick Up Times

Central Texas

  • Silverado, Outback, Ridge: 9:00-10:30am

East Texas

  • Towers: 9-10:30am
  • Ranch: 10-11:30am
  • Timbers: 8:30-10:00am
  • Shores: 10-11:30am


  • Springs: 10-11:30am (more info on pick up here)

Closing is like drop-off. Parents can come and go within the pick-up hour. If you have more than one camper at camps with the same closing time, you can either divide and conquer with another adult, or go to one and then the other. 

Picking Up On Property

Once you park, you’ll be directed to your camper’s cabin where we’ll present their CQ and provide you with other closing information. CQ time is a time where counselors talk about character qualities they’ve seen in their campers during the week.

There will be a place to pick up meds (please take them back! We don’t need them.) and to get luggage. Check lost and found in case your camper’s Crocs somehow didn’t make it into their luggage. The camp store will be open as well. 

Simplified Automatic Pre-Registration

To keep things simple at pick up and help families keep their spot, we’re guaranteeing another seriously fun summer by automatically pre-registering your camper for next summer. You will receive an email with more details before pick up, which will also provide you an easy way to opt-out. There will also be staff to answer any pre-registration questions on property.

Posted Mar 1, 2022

Pine Cove

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