Young Family Retreat
Pine Cove Outside of Tyler
September 29 - October 1

Families with young children retreat to the pine forest of east Texas to enjoy the beauty of God’s creation, great fellowship with other families, but most of all, to focus on quality time with their own family. Our traditional, planned activities include: pony riding, zip line, and a family art project. While there are lots of things to do during the weekend, the schedule also allows time for families to relax and be still.

The retreat is a great way to get to know other families, as we share meals, play and worship together. The weekend begins on Friday evening and continues through Sunday morning. Sunday morning we dismiss after a short morning worship, designed for children and the whole family.

At Pine Cove each family is given their own private cabin which compares to a quality hotel. This is great for families with young children in need of rest time during the day. (And even grown-ups in need of rest time!) The air conditioned cabins come with towels, linens, a large bathroom (2 toilets, 2 showers, 3 sinks) and plenty of beds for the entire family. We eat cafeteria style, but the food is very good and is designed for young children to also enjoy. It is a peanut free camp to respect allergies, and, upon request, can accommodate gluten free families.

Online registration is required. A $100 deposit secures your place, guarantees a cabin for your family, and applies towards your total. Space is limited. Price per person includes two nights and four meals. Price breakdown is:

  • Ages 15-up: $130.00
  • Ages 12-14: $110.00
  • Ages 9-11: $97.00
  • Ages 4-8: $65.00
  • Ages1-3: $43.00
  • Under 1: FREE

It truly is a special weekend, enjoyed by the families. We hope your family will consider joining us this year.

If you have any questions regarding the retreat, please contact Marti O'Rear at marti@greenvilleoaks.org, Greg Pirtle at greg@greenvilleoaks.org, Samantha Campbell at samantha@greenvilleoaks.org or call the church office at 972-727-2359.