Kayla "Chica" Sims

Kayla Sims
Kayla was born and raised in the great state of Tennessee, where she attended college at the University of Tennessee. She graduated with a degree in Spanish and a minor in Sociology. After hearing stories about a camp far off in Tyler, Texas called Pine Cove, she had to apply. From summers 2011 to 2013, "Chica" served on summer staff as a counselor, nanny, and Wild Woods senior counselor at the Woods. She then joined the full-time staff at the Shores in the fall of 2013 where she now serves as Women's Director. In August of 2015, Kayla married Barrett Sims, the Ranch Camp Director! Kayla loves hiking, traveling, and missions. She considers it a true joy to get to serve in a ministry where lives are changed by the power and truth of the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Women’s Conference 2016

Womens Conference Pine Cove

“Indeed, I count everything as loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. For his sake I have suffered the loss of all things and count them as rubbish, in order that I may gain Christ.” Philippians 1:8 We were blessed to have over 250 women come to the Shores March 5-7 for our annual Women’s Conference. It was a blast getting to see women of all stages of life eat together, laugh together, and worship the Lord together. Cindy Hawks, a DTS graduate who is married to the pastor of Hill Country Bible Church in Austin, was our speaker […]

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MomLife Boot Camp 2014


On the opening night of MomLife Boot Camp, I prayed for great weather. In my mind that meant sunny and 75 degrees, but the Lord is much more creative. He sent a storm and then an amazing rainbow to remind us of His promise and His faithfulness. For the past three years, Pine Cove has had the opportunity to partner with MomLife Today to put on a life-changing event called MomLife Boot Camp. We had over 400 moms at every age and every stage from across the country come together at Pine Cove’s Shores and Bluffs camps. It was a […]

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To Northern Louisiana, Arkansas, and Back

Recruiting in Louisiana

#itsfallyall. Which means the recruiting continues! I got to be a part of the team that traveled to Northern Louisiana. We interviewed at ULM, LA College, LA Tech and ended in University of Arkansas –Monticello. When thinking back on the trip, “loaves and fish” is what I believe best describes it. Let me explain. On the final morning of our trip, Shawn shared in our meeting how God had multiplied our efforts. He took what we brought and gave us over and beyond anything we expected just as He did when Jesus and His disciples fed the five thousand with […]

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