Clear your calendar for June 16th – 20th because the best after-school party in the entire history of mankind is about to occur! That’s right, I’m talking about COVE.

5 days, 4 nights at the Cove Palisades State Park in eastern Oregon. We’ll spend our time boating, tubing, wake-boarding, or if anyone wants to travel in time to the 1980′s you can even try water-skiing.

For those of you who melt upon touching water we have fun stuff for you too: 9-square in the air, volleyball, spikeball, sunburns, etc…

We spend our evenings around a campfire with times of worship, funny skits and amazing teaching from God’s Word!

Back by popular demand, our speaker this year is Brian Woolard!

Brian is the lead pastor of student ministries at Salem First Baptist. He has been leading in student ministries for over twenty years now. He started out on Student Staff with Young Life in 1996 and accepted an intern position at SFB in 2001. He became the fulltime Middle School pastor in 2004 after graduating with a BS in Youth Ministry from Corban University. He accepted the position he is now in 2011 and leads the High School department while overseeing the leadership of the Middle School ministry. Brian grew up in church and believed in Christ at young age, but it wasn’t till after going through the trial of his parent’s divorce that he owned his faith and at the age of 14 trusted his life to Jesus. From then he still struggled to work out his faith but could see God’s hand throughout. Brian has been married to his wife Molly since 2004 and they have three children, daughter Gwendolyn and twin boys Oliver and Wyatt. Following God’s calling for his life Brian has been blessed to be in the lives of many students, speak at camps around Oregon and Washington, and invest in the development of other leaders and youth pastors for the sake of the Gospel.


You might ask, “How do I know if I can attend COVE?”

  • Anyone finishing 8th grade this year up through anyone graduating from High School this year can come.


You might say, “This event must be expensive!”

  • Nope. The cost is only $120 ($150 if registering after May 13th)
  • There is also a $20 discount if this is your first time coming!
  • $50 deposit due with registration
  • Checks payable to: First Baptist Church


Camping conditions: 

  • We stay in all three group tent sites of the Cove Palisades State Park.
  • It is up to students to provide their own tent or plan with other students for staying in their tents. NOTE: We don’t control the weather, so it is wise to be prepared for rain.
  • Bathrooms are on site.
  • We shuttle students to showers each day.


Space is limited so sign up today!

Return Registration Forms to:

Brian Harding
Director of Student Ministries
First Baptist Church of Silverton
PO Box 1800
Silverton, OR 97381