diving into the pool at the Timbers camp
Timbers - Grades 8-9 - Tyler, TX Timbers - Grades 8-9 - Tyler, TX

8th - 9th Grade

Timbers Camp

We have yet to meet an 8th or 9th grader out there who dislikes fun. That’s why we have tons of it! Located in beautiful East Texas, Pine Cove Timbers campers enjoy awesome activities, incredible counselors and opportunities to grow in Christ. You’d be hard-pressed to find a gooder, cleaner, funner overnight camp anywhere out there! incredible counselors and opportunities to grow in Christ. You’d be hard-pressed to find a gooder, cleaner, funner overnight camp anywhere out there!

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Summer Camp Details

Days at the Timbers are packed with some of the more awesome-r activities you’ve ever seen. From our epic wake park, to climbing to the top of our pool rock wall, to flying over the lake on our giant zip line. And in our amazing cabins, stacked game room, and spacious gym, you can always find a way to cool off from the Texas heat. If you’re ready for some life-changing gooder, cleaner, funner kind of fun, register today!

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!



Get air on the battle barge or blob, then jump straight off the dock!

campers wrestling on the battle barge on the lake


Zip Line

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

an 8th grade girl prepares to go off the zipline at the Timbers camp



Just like your backyard swing. Only opposite in every way imaginable!

two campers on the giant swing at the ropes course


Climbing Wall

Reach for the skies as you scale your way to the top!

a 9th grade girl on the climbing wall at the Timbers camp



Can you make it through the Recon forest without getting caught?

campers get serious about the Recon night game


9 Square

Stay quick on your feet in this cross between volleyball and 4-square!

Nine Square In The Air


Yosemite Falls

Get climbing! And don’t worry - if you fall, you’ll splash into the pool!

rock climbing wall at the pool


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!

Timbers camp director, T.J. Connor


T.J. Connor

T.J. “Philly” Connor joined the full-time staff at Pine Cove in 2013 after working as a senior counselor for Camp in the City. He served as a Camp in the City Regional Director for a year before accepting a position as the Timbers Director in 2014. T.J. is married to Chelsea, or "Hive Impact."


Dining Hall

Dining Hall Exterior at Pine Cove Timbers


Dining Hall Inside

Timbers Dining Hall Interior



Timbers summer camp cabin exterior


Cabin Inside

Bunk beds in a cabin at the Timbers


Camp Store

Camp Store at Pine Cove Timbers



Timbers Gymnasium exterior


Gym Inside

Timbers gym interior with basketball goals and stage


Where Are We?

The Timbers is conveniently located in beautiful East Texas, just two hours east of Dallas. Our neck of the woods just south of I-20 is easy to get to from DFW, Shreveport, Waco, or wherever you are!

“This week I learned what it meant to be a servant to others and to really put others before myself.”

Timbers Camper

Camper doing a trick on a wakeboard

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