Campers preparing to go on the climbing wall
Ranch - Grades 6-7 - Tyler, TX Ranch - Grades 6-7 - Tyler, TX

Junior High

Ranch Camp

Junior high kids are notoriously difficult to impress. Hard to make laugh. And close to impossible to entertain. So we blob them into oblivion, make them laugh until it hurts and entertain the living daylights out of them. All done gooder, cleaner and funner than you thought possible.

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Summer Camp Details

Campers entering 6th – 7th grade will have a blast riding horses, watching hilarious skits, dancing, and listening to powerful teachings of God’s Word. Just two hours east of Dallas, Texas, some amazing Christ-centered, others-focused, fun-loving counselors await to invest some serious grow time with your child! If you’re ready for some life-changing gooder, cleaner, funner kind of fun, register today!

Junior high campers enjoying free time at summer camp
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!


Skate Park

Ready to shred? Our skate park is totally sick. Which means it’s rad.

Camper skateboarding at the Ranch skate park



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

Camper wakeboarding on the lake


Climbing Wall

Build strength and put courage on display. Uh-MAZING!

junior high boy smiling on the climbing wall



Ever meet a kid who doesn’t love horses? Us neither! Saddle up!

camper riding a horse in the coral



Keep your eyes on the prize as you shoot arrows right at the bullseye!

middle school girl taking aim at the archery range


Barn Swing

It's kinda like a roller coaster trapped in a barn that catches big air!

a girl enjoying a ride on the barn swing



It's not called “Breathtaker” because it’s boring!

giant breathtaker swing at the ropes course



Grab your camo! You’re off on a quest in this all-camp night game.

a cabin of girls get ready for the Commando 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!

Ranch camp director, Barrett Sims


Barrett Sims

Barrett “Burger King” Sims worked for three summers at the Pine Cove Towers before accepting a full-time staff position in 2012. He served for three years as the Associate Director of the Towers before becoming the Ranch Director in 2015. Barrett is married to Kayla “Chica” Sims, the Shores Camp Women’s Director.



Cabin Exterior at Pine Cove Ranch in Tyler, Texas


Cabin Inside

Cabin Interior at Pine Cove Ranch camp


Dining Hall

Ranch camp Dining Hall



Gym at the Pine Cove Ranch


Camp Store

Camp Store


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!

“I learned that I am a child of Christ and when you have a relationship with him that’s that close, it’s kind of a big deal.”

Ranch Camper

Camper having a blast on the Breathtaker

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