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Camp Pine Cove
summer camp
Type:  Overnight
Gender:  Co-Ed
Focus:  Family Camp
Focus:  Religious
Website:  pinecove.com external link
Winter Phone:  (903) 561-0231
Profile updated: 7/21/12    Submit profile update    Subscribe to profile updates

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Rating: 3.9 out of 5 based on 24 reviews.

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     10/28/13   4     4     3     3     3   This camp isn't terrible. I have been going since 6th grade, but you feel like you are in kindergarten every year. It's almost like they try to hypnotize you into being some brainwashed **** Bible child who doesn't care about anything other than Jesus, and ew, Satan! Let's get real: not even talking to parents or reading "worldly" books are allowed because it "obstructs your time with God." The counselors are mostly a bunch of big 1st graders. Not all of them, but some. As a more reserved person, I was very uncomfortable with the nonstop screaming and loud, loud music. If you aren't jumping up and down like a small mentally handicapped child the senior counselor will take you outside and give you a talk. On the bright side, the facilities were clean, the food was good, and there was down time. In my opinion I would not pay all the money for this experience again. RID: 46206
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     7/31/13   5     5     5     5     5   My daughter had gone to other camps for 4 years prior to going to Pine Cove. She said overnight camps were horrible and she would never go again. The summer of 2011 we convinced her to look at Pine Cove online and she reluctantly agreed to go. Now she is a three year veteran of Pine Cove and literally counts down the 51 weeks between her chance to go again. It has been an awesome experience for her, and she has made lifetime memories here. We have recommended this camp to others and all three people who have followed our advice fell in love as well. I highly recommend this camp! RID: 45457
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Click to report rating    7/7/13   5     5     5     5     5   I don't know why people dare to complain about this camp! The counselors are AMAZING! They are silly, fun, AND teach children about Christ! You can even choose your activities if you are not satisfied with some of them. They also DO have down time! They have a special time where campers can nap, read letters from their parents, or write to their parents! It is absolutely fantastic! It doesn't get better than Pine Cove! RID: 45036
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 5/18/13   1     3     1     2     2   I live not too far from Pine Cove, and I grew up going to day camp there in the summer. I absolutely hated it, and I cried every time I had to go to the bus. They are extremely religious, and pressured me to accept Jesus at a very young age. The facilities are nice, but I didn't find the activities to be much fun when I was younger. I have heard the overnight sessions they offer are better than the day camp, but when I was old enough to go to overnight camp, I chose to go somewhere else. I recently returned to Pine Cove for a retreat with my high school, and I can say they have done a good job keeping up the older facilities and adding updates. RID: 44508
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Click to report rating    4/25/13   5     5     5     5     5   This is the Bast camp ever! Fun for the kids and relaxing for the adults. Really clean, and everyone is so polite and nice. Everyone loves the food too. RID: 44343
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Click to report rating    3/13/13   5     5     5     5     5   I grew up going to Pine Cove and I would highly recommend it to anyone who would ever ask. RID: 43978
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     3/2/13   3     3     1     2     1   I went to this camp with my son and his fifth grade class. it was basically like being a prisonerthe activities were okay but the fact that you had no down time was annoying. they treated the fifth grade class like they were in kindergarten. I don't recommend this camp for anyone trying to have a good time with the kids.save your money find a can't or go camping on your own this place was a nightmare. RID: 43863
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     7/21/12   SYSTEM: location changed from Tyler, TX to Flint, TX 
Click to report rating    6/27/12   5     5     4     5     4   This was the first summer that my two boys went to summer camp and they had the time of their lives. The staff was great, they loved the activities and the facilities and grounds were first rate. I loved that I was able to easily get a scholarship so that my kids could attend camp. I definitely am looking forward to sending them back next summer. RID: 41457
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Click to report rating    6/9/12   5     5     5     5     5   Pinecove is the best camp for all age kids. I have sent all 3 of my kids here for over 5 years. Each one has a different personality and they all love it. It has been life changing for them. The activities are more fun than just playing sports, like I have seen at other camps. The counselors are so energetic and really care about the kids. My kids have grown in their faith because of the fun and kid friendly way that Pinecove presents the gospel. RID: 41243
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Click to report rating    12/19/11   3     4     4     2     5   Fun activities and a good value. I just can't get over the fact that they confiscated my summer reading books and told me I was only allowed to read the Bible. Give me a break. RID: 37533
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Click to report rating    10/16/11   5     5     5     5     4   Great camp but goes to fast and you wish you could get more for your money RID: 37066
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Click to report rating    7/24/11   5     5     5     5     5   I've gone to Pine Cove for 8 years now. It's amazing and they handpick the counselors from around the country. They teach you so much about Jesus while having so much fun doing things like banana boating on the lake and doing high ropes and swimming in their pool. It's the favorite part of my summer! I would recommend it to anyone! RID: 36501
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Click to report rating    6/12/11   5     5     5     5     5   pine cove is an amazing, life changing camp that is so much fun as well as spiritually enriching! the counselors and staff are all so genuine, energetic, and really caring. the atmosphere is very joyful and the activities are a blast! best week of the year. send your kids here! RID: 36089
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Click to report rating    5/17/11   3     3     3     1     3   This camp is ok for a one week experience. My child has gone 2 summers and in both experiences the cabin counselor was at best - mediocre. Disappointing because when we have gone to family retreat or parent/child conference (several times) the staff has been great. My child was injured at camp which is understandable, but did not receive medical attention until after lunch the next day even though the injury was brought to his counselor's attention the night before. It required a trip to Tyler that confirmed broken bones. The story changed several times as to how he was hurt and the nurse acted put-out when asked to re-read the Tyler hospital's 1 paragraph medical report over the phone. I spoke with the director at the end of camp and was not satisfied with his response as to how his staff had handled the situation. Others love this camp, but we are sending our kids to another camp this summer. RID: 35916
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Click to report rating    7/13/10   5     5     5     5     5   Best camp ever! The counselors were soooo pumped all the time.I loved all the cheers soooo much! It was such a christian camp! go here instead of Sky ranch! RID: 33319
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Click to report rating    6/9/10   5     5     5     5     5   Pine Cove is a great life changing experience. I have been going for about 8 years and it just gets better every year! RID: 32951
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     7/3/09   SYSTEM: 4 positive duplicate or disallowed ratings automatically removed 
Click to report rating    6/17/08   5     4     5     5     5   My 10 yr old son went to the Towers this summer and absolutely loved it. This was his first experience going to an overnight camp and the staff did a great job making him feel comfortable. He wants to go back for another week later this summer. RID: 23918
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Click to report rating    5/18/08   5     5     5     5     5   pine cove is the best camp in the world! towers wasnt too great but as you move up to shores it is amazing! counselors are awesome, faclities are nice, and activities are so cool. i love pine cove so much that it is my 7th year and i want to be a counselor there. RID: 23229
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Click to report rating    4/6/08   2     1     1     2     1   I went to the ranch and it was ok but then I went to the Shores and it was AWFUL. It felt like I was back in the 5th grade absolutely nothing changed. if you get homesick DO NOT GO TO THIS CAMP!!! I did and they won't even let you talk to your parents! I don't go to many camps but I can say that there are better ones out there. Save your money and go somewhere else! RID: 22031
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Click to report rating    3/28/08   3     4     4     3     2   The activities are good, but I didn't like my counselors as much as when I went to Sky Ranch. I have been to Sky Ranch and it is near Pine Cove and similar price and MUCH better and more fun and the best counselors ever. Go to SKY RANCH instead! RID: 21698
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Click to report rating    2/8/08   5     5     5     5     5   They had new dining hall and new cabins. I LOVED my camp councelor and had the best time of my life! My mom signed me up for this summer, and I can't wait. RID: 19993
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Click to report rating    11/5/07   1     1     1     1     1   I went here and did not have fun. My counselor was mean and it wasn't as fun as other camps I've gone to. RID: 16793
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Click to report rating    8/14/07   1     1     1     1     1   i did NOT enjoy this camp at all. my sister came, too, and she was made fun of by her fellow campers AND staff alike. never going back!!!! RID: 13973
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Click to report rating    6/29/06   5     5     5     5     5   this is the best camp in the whole world!!! you have to go to it!!!! i have been going every summer for 5 years and i cant wait to go this year!!! the counselors are awesome and the atmosphere is very up beat and energetic!!!! the cabins have AC and that is awesome and once a week you get a one-on-one with your counselor and you can talk about anything you want there are many activities you can do including horseback riding, skatepark, the blob, the water rockets, and even skeet shooting!! it is truly the best camp in the world!!! RID: 1215
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