two teenage girls jumping from the power pole at the ropes course
Outback - Grades 6-12 - Columbus, TX Outback - Grades 6-12 - Columbus, TX

6th - 12th Grade

Outback Camp

G’day from Pine Cove Outback—where there are no dingoes or boxing kangaroos. Whew! This awesome camp for 6th – 12th graders is located right outside of Columbus, Texas. The Outback is filled with fun, excitement, and most importantly, an environment that promotes life transformation. Gooder, cleaner, funner? You bet!

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Summer Camp Details

A week at Outback is packed with hilarious skits, sweet dances, and plenty of loud cheers while hearing powerful teaching from God’s Word. Plus, campers will get to spend time with counselors who are passionate about Jesus Christ! Our hope is that campers experience the best week of their life as they participate in great activities, build lasting friendships, and grow deeper in their walk with the Lord. If you’re ready for some life-changing gooder, cleaner, funner kind of fun, register today!

Campers piling on their camp counselor
Pine Cove CampLife iPhone App

CampLife App

A week of camp in your pocket.

It’s good to detach. But, it’s nice to get a peek of your camper every now and again, right? Introducing CampLife, a small, digital window into your kid’s week at Pine Cove. Keep up with camp—and get notified when your camper is tagged in a photo!



Pulse-pounding action as you flip out and catch air!

Wakeboarding at the cable wake park



Sometimes ya gotta grab a phony bazooka and engage in a fake battle!

high school boys playing paintball at camp


Water Ropes

As if being on the lake all day wasn’t already fun enough.

Water Ropes Course



It’s legendary. It’s blobby. And we have it in all its high-flying glory.

junior high boy jumping on the blob in the lake


Zip Line

Is there anything more exhilarating than a zipline? We’ll let you decide.

three girls smiling on the zipline


Camo Night

Grab your camo and head into the forest to sneak your way to victory!

a cabin of girls dressed in camo for a night game


Worry-Free Camping


Fun AND responsible? Yes! They’re just hilarious-er!


Safety first! (And second. And third.) Safety-er!


You guys don’t like dessert or anything, do you? Mmm, delicious-er!


Camp photos up on your phone? 100% gonna happen. Connected-er!

Outback Camp Director, Pat Preston


Pat Preston

Pat “Michelangelo” Preston worked two summers at Pine Cove before joining the full-time staff in 2008. Pat has been the Men's Director at the Shores and Outback, and has been the Outback Director since 2013. Pat is also the Central Texas Ministries Director and will soon transition to a new role as the director of the Pine Cove Ridge. He and his wife, Meghan, have five children.


Dining Hall

Dining Hall



Cabin Exterior


Cabin Inside

Cabin Interior


Barn Swing

Barn Swing


Club Room

Club Room


Where Are We?

The Outback youth camp is located just 70 miles from Houston, 80 miles from Austin, and 120 miles from San Antonio. Our spot just north of I-10 on Highway 70 in Central Texas is easy to get to from wherever you are!

“I learned that God sent His one and only son to die on the cross for us and He put all the wrath on Him and I think that was really cool of Him to do.”

Outback Camper

Campers dancing at a theme night

Let’s Go to Camp!

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