A dad and son competing in a family camp game
Bluffs Family Camp in East Texas Bluffs Family Camp in East Texas

Family Camp


Welcome to the Bluffs! With spacious accommodations, excellent food, and a beautiful outdoor setting, the Bluffs Family Camp is an incredible experience that each family member will enjoy. Let us serve your family all week long so you can have the most relaxing vacation of your life!

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Family Camp Vacation

Energetic and passionate counselors will encourage, challenge, and inspire each member of your family. With breathtaking views of Lake Palestine and plenty of opportunities to grow closer to the Lord, you and your family will experience the most enriching and refreshing week of the year!

Girl prepares to go down a water slide at family camp
Bluffs camp director, Chris Sherrod


Chris Sherrod

Chris “Hip Shot” Sherrod has served full-time at Pine Cove as the Bluffs family camp director since 2007. He graduated from Auburn University before receiving a Masters in Religion from Liberty University. Chris and his wife Katie have eight children, and their passion is for their family to be used by God to show His glory and grace.


Dining Hall

Bluffs Dining Hall


Cabin Inside

Interior of bedroom at Bluffs Cabin


Coffee Shop

Seating area and coffee bar at the Bluffs


Meeting Room

Exterior of the meeting room at the Bluffs


Meeting Room Inside

Interior of meeting room at the Bluffs



Interior of chapel at the Bluffs

Kids Programs

Totally Kidding

Cove Kids

We’ll play with these tiny campers, let them nap, then play some more!

Wild Kids

Learn fun songs, enjoy cool activities, and get some extra play time!


Have a blast with activities and counselors? It’s elementary!


Teens will experience a ton of activities and high-energy club!

Adults listening to a speaker talk about marriage and parenting


Now Hear This

In order to help strengthen your faith while having the most fun possible, it’s absolutely necessary that our speakers have tons of faith, have a passion for spreading His Word, and be tons of fun! Which is why we are absolutely thrilled with our line up. We can’t wait for you come to camp and get to know them.

Who’s Speaking



Buckle in, jump off, and enjoy the view as you glide right over camp!

Girl and Mom look up at zipline tower



Dust off your cowboy boots and get ready to head to the wild wild west!

Campers chase after calves at Rodeo



Take a break from the heat in our sparkling, activity-filled pool!

Campers jump off the blob in the pool



Head out to a local course for a relaxing morning hitting the links.

Camper hits a long drive on the golf course


Lake Fun

Hit the lake and have a blast with banana boats, water skiing, and more!

Campers banana boat ride on the lake


Wave Runners

Speed across the lake enjoying the wide open water at full throttle!

Husband and wife ride a wave runner across Lake Palestine


Breakfast Trail Ride

Enjoy a breathtaking horseback ride that ends with a legendary breakfast.

Campers praying after breakfast trailride


Giant Swing

Get some serious air as you and a friend go flying on this epic swing!

Campers laughing on the giant swing


Worry-Free Camping


Fun AND responsible? Yes! Also, hilarious.


Safety first! (And second. And third.)


Read our lips: you won’t have to cook. At all.


Camp photos up on your phone? 100% gonna happen.

Pine Cove Camplife iPhone app

CampLife App

A week of camp in your pocket.

The CampLife App makes it easy to keep up with your entire family while at Pine Cove. We’ll be tagging the whole family in photos, and you can invite friends and family back home to follow along with your week of camp! We’ll also put the speaker audio right in the app, so going back and listening to your favorite sessions will be as easy as app-le pie!


Typical Day

All in a Camp’s Day

Vacations should be relaxing and fun, and at the Bluffs, you’ll have the perfect opportunity for both! Your family will have time together to dive into enriching Bible studies, laugh together at meals, and experience high-adrenaline thrills at a variety of activities. But there’s also time for Mom and Dad to get away for some adults-only activities like golf and leisurely trail rides while trained Pine Cove counselors make sure your kids are having a blast (or having a nap!). Get excited for the most restful and entertaining week of your summer!

See a Typical Day

“This truly has been a life changing week! Never have we had a vacation where we have been rejuvenated physically, emotionally, and spiritually fed all in one week!”


Bluffs Family Camper


Where Are We?

Looking for the perfect location for a family getaway in East Texas? With gorgeous views of beautiful Lake Palestine below, the Bluffs is in a perfect, convenient spot for families traveling from Dallas, Fort Worth, Shreveport, and beyond!

A family dresed like ninja turtles for a theme night

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