Crier Creek Family Camp is the perfect opportunity for your family to enjoy beautiful cabins, exciting activities, and the enthusiastic service of our passionate college staff. Get away from the everyday and experience a family vacation unlike any other.
T.J. “Philly” Connor joined the full-time staff at Pine Cove in 2013. He served as a Pine Cove City Regional Director and director of the Timbers and Ridge camps before taking on his current role at Crier Creek. T.J. has served as the Central Texas Senior Director of Ministries since 2020. He and his wife, Chelsea, have three children.
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.
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!
Vacations should be relaxing and fun, and at Crier Creek, 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!
“With the great counselors as examples of Christ’s love to our children and us, we truly felt love within godly relationships. At Pine Cove we learned our family’s true purpose in life... to glorify God!”
Crier Creek Camper
You can find Crier Creek just off Highway 71, only 70 miles from Houston, 80 miles from Austin, and 120 miles from San Antonio! Our central location to all of these cities makes Crier Creek the best and most accessible camp for families in Central and South Texas.
18 and older
Ages 3 to 17
Age 2 and under are free.
President, The Mentoring Alliance (Tyler, TX)
May 28 - June 3 / Week 1
Founding Pastor, Grace Fellowship UMC (Katy, TX)
June 4-10 / Week 2
Chief Ministry Officer, Pine Cove (Tyler, TX)
June 11-17 / Week 3
Senior Pastor, Faithbridge Church (Spring, TX)
June 18-24 / Week 4
Teaching Pastor , Grace Bible Church (College Station, TX)
June 25 - July 1 / Week 5
Lead Pastor, First McKinney Baptist (McKinney, TX)
July 2-8 / Week 6
Pastor. Shepherd. Teacher. (Conroe, TX)
July 9-15 / Week 7
Director, Pine Cove Forge (Tyler, TX)
July 16-22 / Week 8
Lead Pastor, Central Church (College Station, TX)
July 23-29 / Week 9
International Spiritual Development Officer, Mercy Ships (Garden Valley, TX)
July 30 - August 5 / Week 10