Pine Cove Christian Camps
The information on this page was last updated 3/14/2023. If you see errors or omissions, please email: [email protected]
At Pine Cove, campers jump high, dance silly, adventure big, and learn all about Jesus Christ. From awesome activities and exciting theme nights to deep relationships and outdoor adventures, you'll find that Pine Cove is no ordinary summer camp. Join us in Texas or South Carolina and see why we're Christ centered, others' focused, and seriously fun!
Pine Cove Christian Camps
PO Box 9000
Tyler, TX 75711
Email: [email protected]
CEO/President: Reed Livesay / Craig Langemeier
Chairman: David Dzina
Board size: 16
Founder: Bill McKenzie
Ruling year: 1968
Tax deductible: Yes
Fiscal year end:
Member of ECFA: Yes
Member of ECFA since: 1986
Ask someone about Pine Cove and they might tell you about the hilarious skits. Someone else might mention Bible studies, or maybe how the counselors are constantly serving campers. All of those aspects of camp are integral to Pine Cove, and here's why: everything Pine Cove does grows out of our desire to be Christ-centered, others-focused, and seriously fun.
Pine Cove exists to be used by God to transform the lives of people for His purposes and His glory.
Statement of faith
We believe the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments to be the inerrant Word of God, the only infallible rule of faith and practice.
We believe in one God, eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
We believe that Jesus Christ is true God and true man. He came to earth being supernaturally conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary.
We believe that man was created in the image of God, that man sinned and thereby incurred not only physical death but also spiritual death which is separation from God; and that all human beings are born with a sinful nature.
We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures as a representative, substitutionary, and complete sacrifice, and that all who believe in Him are justified on the ground of His shed blood.
We believe in the resurrection of the crucified body of our Lord, in His ascension into Heaven, and in His present life there for us, as High Priest and Advocate.
We believe in the second imminent visible and personal coming of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ to establish His worldwide kingdom on earth.
We believe that all who receive by faith the Lord Jesus Christ are born again of the Holy Spirit and thereby become children of God eternally.
We believe in the bodily resurrection of the just and the unjust.
We believe in the great commission which our Lord has given to His Church to evangelize the world and to disciple believers.
We exhort the people of God everywhere to stand by these great truths, and to contend earnestly for the faith which our God has, in His Holy Word, delivered unto the saints.
Donor confidence score
|Does the organization have a statement of faith consistent with historic Christian creeds and is that statement of easily found on its website?||Yes||4/4|
|Does the board have no more than 2 non-independent members?||Yes||10/10|
|Does the board have at least four independent board members for every non-independent member?||Yes||4/4|
|Does the board contain between 5 and 11 members?||No||0/10|
|Does the organization file a Form 990 and make its Form 990 available to the public?||No||0/15|
|Does the organization make its audit or review (if annual revenue is more than $1-m) available on its website?||No||0/4|
|Is the organization a member of the ECFA?||Yes||9/9|
|Is the CEO/President's compensation within one standard deviation of the median compensation?||Yes||4/4|
|Did the organization operate at a net profit (revenue greater than expenses) in the most recent year?||No||0/4|
|Does the organization refrain from owning or leasing a private aircraft, or having fractional interest in one, that is primarily used for travel by the organization's leaders?||Yes||4/4|
|For the past five years, has the organization been free of any lawsuits or administrative actions filed against it by an employee, client, board member, vendor, donor, or other related party?||No||0/4|
|Are author royalties and speaking engagement fees paid to the organization, and not the individual?||Yes||4/4|
|Does the organization require its employees to affirm upon hiring the statement of faith of the organization?||Yes||4/4|
|Is the board chair an independent member of the board?||Yes||4/4|
|Does the board have term limits?||Yes||4/4|
|Have there been no public accusations of misdeeds against the organization, founder, CEO, senior pastor, or board members in the past five years?||No||0/4|
|Has the organization refrained from the use of non-disclosure agreements?||No||0/4|
|Does the organization have an overall financial efficiency rating of at least 2 stars?||No||0/4|
|Total donor confidence score||51/100|
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Financial efficiency ratings
Sector: Camps/Conference Centers
This ministry has not been rated.
Financial ratios for this ministry have not been calculated.
Financials for this ministry have not been collected.
|Mario Zandstra||PAST Pre & CEO||$345,610|
|Reed Livesay||President & CEO||$165,152|
|Phil Baker||Sr Dir Marketing||$153,569|
|Randy Collins||Trea/ASST SEC||$152,318|
|Craig Langemeier||Chief Ministry Off||$127,421|
|Cody Whihite||Sr Dir Proc & Comm||$126,013|
|Jason Wallace||Sr Dir Mkt & Strat||$106,001|
Compensation data as of: 9/30/2015
Response from ministry
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In 1967, Bill McKenzie faithfully followed God's direction and started a camp called Pine Cove. Now, decades later, the Lord has grown Pine Cove to 11 different physical camps in three regions. To date, more than one million people have experienced the ministry of Pine Cove.
Pine Cove serves more than 40,000 campers each summer and strives to be Christ-centered, others-focused, and seriously fun!