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Outback - Grades 6-8 - Columbus, TX Outback - Grades 6-8 - Columbus, TX

6th - 8th Grade

G'day from Pine Cove Outback—where there are no dingoes or boxing kangaroos. Whew! This awesome camp for 6th – 8th 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

Information about two week sessions

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!

Activities

Wakeboarding

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

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Activities

Paintball

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

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Activities

Water Ropes

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

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Activities

Blob

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

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Activities

Zip Line

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

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Activities

Camo Night

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

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Details

Worry-Free Camping

Staff

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

Safety

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

Food

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

App

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

Camp Director, Pat Preston

Director

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.

Facilities

Dining Hall

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Facilities

Cabin

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Facilities

Cabin Inside

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Facilities

Barn Swing

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Facilities

Club Room

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Location

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

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Let’s Go to Camp!

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