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Nestled amidst beauty, Founded on fun, Rooted in faith

The vision of the Episcopal Diocese of West Texas Camps and Conference Centers is to remain a premier provider of experiences in the outdoors, grounded in the Christian faith and Episcopal tradition, where children, youth, and adults work, play, and grow together as they develop a community of trust, openness, and sharing. Our camp and conference centers include Camp Capers in the Texas Hill Country, Mustang Island Conference along the Texas Gulf Coast, and Duncan Park in the Colorado Rocky Mountains.

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Camp Capers

Camp Capers is a riverside camp and conference center, nestled on 188 acres in the Texas Hill Country, 40 miles northwest of San Antonio on the banks of the Guadalupe River. Camp Capers offers summer camp programming for youth 8 to 18 years of age, and attend sessions within age groups. Sessions activities include kayaking, team building challenges, a high ropes course, crafts, Bible based teaching and devotional times, and more. Through God’s grace, Camp Capers is committed to offering fun, life-changing experiences to children and youth in a safe, Christian community.

Mustang Island Conference Center

Mustang Island Conference Center is a seaside retreat center on 22 acres between Corpus Christi Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. The conference center provides a sacred place that offers our guests rest, reflection, and renewal surrounded by God’s coastal creation. Mustang Island Family Camp sessions take place in the summer, beginning on Thursday afternoons and concluding with Sunday Worship and lunch. As a family, enjoy swimming, sand castle building, surfing, arts and crafts, family-style meals, beach games, campfire on the beach, worship, biblically based teaching, and much more. The conference center is also open year-round, and serves all God’s children as a ministry of Christian hospitality to all.

Duncan Park

Duncan Park is a mountaintop get away, located 20 miles west of Boulder, Colorado. This alpine jewel captures the rugged beauty of the surrounding mountains and allows for a true respite from the hustle and bustle of modern life, existing completely off-the-grid with solar panels for electricity, no cell phone service, and drinking water drawn from its own well. Duncan Park offers summer camp sessions for junior high, high school, college students and adults, plus several Family Camp sessions, and hosts retreat weekends for churches, family reunions, and other groups.

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Camp Capers

Camp Capers Office:
Phone: (830) 995-3966
Fax: (830) 995-2393
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 9; Waring, TX 78074
Physical Address: 418 FM 1621; Waring, TX 78013 (map)

Johnson Jeffers, Site Director
Alida Garcia
, Program Director
Lisa Wray
, Office Manager

Mustang Island Conference Center

Mustang Island Office:
Phone: (361) 749-1800
Fax: (361) 749-1802
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 130; Port Aransas, TX 78373
Physical Address: 6981 State HWY 361; Port Aransas, TX 78373 (map)

Kevin Spaeth, Director of Operations
Lynn Corby
, Office and Registration Manager
Kathy Jansen
, Food Service Director

Duncan Park

Duncan Park Office:
Phone: (210/888) 824-5387
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 6885; San Antonio, TX 78209
Physical Address*: 2992 James Basin Rd; Ward, CO 80481 (map)
Latitude/Longitude: 40°05'27.7"N, 105°31'34.7"W

Jody Davis, Site and Program Director
Lisa Wray, Registrar and Office Manager
Questions about Duncan Park can also be directed to Rob Watson, Director of Camps & Conferences
*Currently, Duncan Park does not receive mail at its physical address. For information about sending mail to Duncan Park, contact Lisa.

Camps & Conferences Department

Rob Watson
Director of Camps & Conferences
Phone: (210/888) 824-5387
Fax: (210) 824-2164
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 6885; Attn: Camps & Conferences; San Antonio, TX 78209

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Each year, approximately one-third of all camper families rely on partial or full scholarships in order to participate in this vibrant ministry of our diocese. Help Camps & Conferences make sure that no child or family misses out on the amazing experiences of Christian community and God’s love found at camp.  

Camp Sunday is an annual opportunity to celebrate and be thankful for the shared ministry of our congregations and our diocesan camping program, while encouraging others to sign up for a summer camping session. It’s also an opportunity for people to give financially so the monetary obligations of camp never hinder participation. Click here for Camp Sunday information and liturgy resources.

Upcoming Camps Events

Mustang Island Family Camp Session 9

July 29, 2021 4:00 PM
Starts: 
Ends: 
August 1, 2021 12:00 PM

Spend a long, summer weekend with your family on the beach at Mustang Island Family Camp! Enjoy swimming, singing, surfing, arts & crafts, delicious meals, a buried treasure hunt, beach games, worship, building sand castles, fishing, resting under a beach umbrella, a campfire, and more. Programming begins Thursday afternoon/evening and continues through Sunday lunch. Each day ends with worship, music, and a family-centered Bible teaching.

Your family will have opportunities to unplug, relax, and reconnect with each other, faith, community, and God’s glorious creation. Each room has a private deck view of the sea and boardwalk access to beach.

 

Family of 1: $395                For a Family Larger than 4:

Family of 2: $535                Additional Child $180

Family of 3: $700                Additional Adult $270

Family of 4: $860                Infants 24 months & younger at time of session, no charge

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Camp Capers Intermediate Camp B

August 1, 2021 4:00 PM
Starts: 
Ends: 
August 7, 2021 10:00 AM
Intermediate Camp sessions are for rising 6th and 7th graders.
Camp Capers is an Episcopal camp located in the Texas Hill Country in the Diocese of West Texas.

Our Summer Campers are challenged to grow spiritually, physically, emotionally and socially. Opportunities abound for making new friends, meeting people from across the state, learning new skills, taking responsibility for oneself, others and God's world, and having lots and lots of fun. A day at camp could include outdoor activities, games, high ropes adventure course, team-building initiatives, swimming, kayaking, arts and crafts, singing, worship, Bible study and teachings, and more!

Through God’s grace, Camp Capers is committed to offering fun, life-changing experiences to children and youth in a safe, Christ-centered community. Leadership at camp is provided by program staff, counselors, and trained session staff; each session is guided by deans, chaplains, and teachers who are clergy and lay leaders from the Episcopal Diocese of West Texas.

We seek to provide opportunities for young people to encounter transforming relationships with Jesus Christ. Every camper and staff member is nurtured and cared for as a valued member of the Body of Christ.

Registration cost is $505; scholarships are available.

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Mustang Island Family Camp Session 10

August 5, 2021 4:00 PM
Starts: 
Ends: 
August 8, 2021 12:00 PM

Spend a long, summer weekend with your family on the beach at Mustang Island Family Camp! Enjoy swimming, singing, surfing, arts & crafts, delicious meals, a buried treasure hunt, beach games, worship, building sand castles, fishing, resting under a beach umbrella, a campfire, and more. Programming begins Thursday afternoon/evening and continues through Sunday lunch. Each day ends with worship, music, and a family-centered Bible teaching.

Your family will have opportunities to unplug, relax, and reconnect with each other, faith, community, and God’s glorious creation. Each room has a private deck view of the sea and boardwalk access to beach.

 

Family of 1: $395                For a Family Larger than 4:

Family of 2: $535                Additional Child $180

Family of 3: $700                Additional Adult $270

Family of 4: $860                Infants 24 months & younger at time of session, no charge

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Camp Capers Primary Camp B

August 8, 2021 4:00 PM
Starts: 
Ends: 
August 14, 2021 10:00 AM
Primary Camp sessions are for rising 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders.
Camp Capers is an Episcopal camp located in the Texas Hill Country in the Diocese of West Texas.

Our Summer Campers are challenged to grow spiritually, physically, emotionally and socially. Opportunities abound for making new friends, meeting people from across the state, learning new skills, taking responsibility for oneself, others and God's world, and having lots and lots of fun. A day at camp could include outdoor activities, games, high ropes adventure course, team-building initiatives, swimming, kayaking, arts and crafts, singing, worship, Bible study and teachings, and more!

Through God’s grace, Camp Capers is committed to offering fun, life-changing experiences to children and youth in a safe, Christ-centered community. Leadership at camp is provided by program staff, counselors, and trained session staff; each session is guided by deans, chaplains, and teachers who are clergy and lay leaders from the Episcopal Diocese of West Texas.

We seek to provide opportunities for young people to encounter transforming relationships with Jesus Christ. Every camper and staff member is nurtured and cared for as a valued member of the Body of Christ.

Registration cost is $505; scholarships are available.

More InformationRegister Now

Mustang Island Family Camp Session 11

August 12, 2021 4:00 PM
Starts: 
Ends: 
August 15, 2021 12:00 PM

Spend a long, summer weekend with your family on the beach at Mustang Island Family Camp! Enjoy swimming, singing, surfing, arts & crafts, delicious meals, a buried treasure hunt, beach games, worship, building sand castles, fishing, resting under a beach umbrella, a campfire, and more. Programming begins Thursday afternoon/evening and continues through Sunday lunch. Each day ends with worship, music, and a family-centered Bible teaching.

Your family will have opportunities to unplug, relax, and reconnect with each other, faith, community, and God’s glorious creation. Each room has a private deck view of the sea and boardwalk access to beach.

 

Family of 1: $395                For a Family Larger than 4:

Family of 2: $535                Additional Child $180

Family of 3: $700                Additional Adult $270

Family of 4: $860                Infants 24 months & younger at time of session, no charge

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Mustang Island Family Camp Session 12

September 3, 2021 4:00 PM
Starts: 
Ends: 
September 6, 2021 12:00 PM

Spend a long, Labor Day weekend with your family on the beach at Mustang Island Family Camp! Enjoy swimming, singing, surfing, arts & crafts, delicious meals, a buried treasure hunt, beach games, worship, building sand castles, fishing, resting under a beach umbrella, a campfire, and more. Labor Day Family Camp programming begins Friday afternoon/evening and continues through Monday lunch. Each day ends with worship, music, and a family-centered Bible teaching.

Your family will have opportunities to unplug, relax, and reconnect with each other, faith, community, and God’s glorious creation. Each room has a private deck view of the sea and boardwalk access to beach.

 

Family of 1: $395                For a Family Larger than 4:

Family of 2: $535                Additional Child $180

Family of 3: $700                Additional Adult $270

Family of 4: $860                Infants 24 months & younger at time of session, no charge

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Camp Capers Mother/Son and Father/Daughter Retreat

September 10, 2021 5:00 PM
Starts: 
Ends: 
September 12, 2021 10:00 AM

Mothers bring your sons, fathers bring your daughters, and campers bring your parent! All are invited to a weekend at Camp Capers that centers on growing and kindling that special bond that parents have with their children while participating in fun and faith-centered activities such as high ropes, kayaking, gardening, arts and crafts, hiking, worship, Bible lessons, and so much more.

See Camp Capers through the eyes of your child! The retreat costs $150 per adult and $110 per child (ages 6 - 18 years old). Contact camp.capers@dwtx.org with questions.

Overview Weekend Schedule

Friday, September 10

4:00 p.m. - Arrive & Unpack

6:00 p.m. - Dinner; Welcome to Camp Capers!

7:15 p.m. - Games on the Centrum, Intro Keynote & Compline

9:00 p.m. - Family devotional time

Saturday, September 11

8:00 a.m. - Breakfast

8:30 a.m. - Morning Prayer

9:00 a.m. - Activities Session 1

12:00 p.m. - Lunch

1:00 p.m. - Rest Hour / Free Time

2:30 p.m. - Activities Session 2

6:00 p.m. - Dinner

7:00 p.m. - Eucharist at the Amphitheater

8:00 p.m. - Evening Program

9:00 p.m. Campfire & S'mores

Sunday, September 12

8:00 a.m. - Breakfast

8:30 a.m. - Morning Prayer

9:30 a.m. - Pack up, then homeward bound

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Mustang Island Wounded Warrior / Veteran Family Weekend

October 29, 2021 4:00 PM
Starts: 
Ends: 
October 31, 2021 1:00 PM

Mustang Island Conference Center invites Wounded Warrior families to a relaxed family weekend at the beach. The weekend will begin with dinner Friday at 6:00 p.m. and ends with lunch on Sunday. Optional activities will include beach time, arts & crafts, campfire, s'mores, and evening worship.

Contact Lynn Corby, Mustang Island Registrar, at lynn.corby@dwtx.org for more information and to sign up. Click here to set up your family's online registration account.

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Beach Escape to Mustang Island Conference Center

November 12, 2021 4:00 PM
Starts: 
Ends: 
November 14, 2021 12:00 PM

Escape to your island home before the joyful chaos of the holidays begin. Escape packages for individuals through families of four or more include two nights lodging, six meals, beach chairs, shade, use of boogie boards, surf boards, and Saturday night campfire with S’mores.

Beach Escape begins Friday afternoon/evening and continues through Sunday lunch. Your family will have opportunities to unplug, relax, and reconnect with each other, faith, community, and God’s glorious creation. Each room has a private deck view of the sea and boardwalk access to beach.  

Single (1): $200                For Families Larger than 4:
Couple (2): $300              Additional Child $75
Triple (3): $375                 Additional Adult $100
Family of 4: $450             Infants 24 months & younger at time of session, no charge

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Holiday on the Island Family Camp

December 10, 2021 4:00 PM
Starts: 
Ends: 
December 12, 2021 12:00 PM

Holiday on the Island offers an opportunity for individuals, couples, and families to celebrate the Christmas holiday together at Mustang Island Conference Center with two nights lodging, six meals provided, and activities for everyone. Join us for campfires, s'mores, an outdoor movie, holiday cookie decorating, crafts, worship, and more.

Holiday on the Island begins Friday afternoon/evening and continues through Sunday lunch. Your family will have opportunities to unplug, relax, and reconnect with each other, faith, community, and God’s glorious creation. Each room has a private deck view of the sea and boardwalk access to beach.  

Single (1): $200                For Families Larger than 4:
Couple (2): $300              Additional Child $75
Triple (3): $375                 Additional Adult $100
Family of 4: $450             Infants 24 months & younger at time of session, no charge

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