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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

Camp Capers Autumn Harvest Festival and Family Retreat

October 8, 2021 4:00 PM
Starts: 
Ends: 
October 10, 2021 11:00 AM

Enjoy the beauty of Autumn in the Texas Hill Country with your family as our seasons transition from summer to fall, with warm days and cool nights. Choose from multiple fall-themed family activities as well as your favorite Camp Capers traditions. Activities will include a Fall Leaves Hayride, pumpkin carving, family crafts, fall photo booth, archery, costume party, trick-or-treating, movie under the stars, campfires, cider sippin’, and so much more!

Days will conclude with an end-of-day prayer service called Compline and optional evening activities. We’ll take care of the cooking and clean up, while your family gets to have fun, together. Don’t forget to bring your masks and any board games or cards you may want to play while at Camp Capers! Need to stay connected? Wireless internet hotspots are available around camp, to allow guests to "work from camp."

Throughout the retreat, comprehensive health and safety guidelines will be in place to protect our guests and camp staff. Wearing fabric masks will be required inside all buildings (except family's accommodations), only members of the same household will share lodging, physical distancing will be observed, as well as proper hand hygiene, respiratory etiquette, and sanitization of shared spaces.

Registration includes lodging, meals, and activities; rates are listed below. Families will have individual lodging.

Lodge Room Rates (up to 6 guests per room: 2 queen beds, private bathroom, linens provided, covered balcony/porch)

  • Family of 4 = $625
  • Family of 3 = $465
  • Family of 2 = $325
  • Family of 1 = $205
  • Additional Adult = $150
  • Additional Child = $100

Cabin Rates (up to 10 guests per cabin: twin bunk beds, private bathroom, family brings linens, covered porch/breezeway)

  • Family of 4 = $565
  • Family of 3 = $405
  • Family of 2 = $265
  • Family of 1 = $165
  • Additional Adult = $150
  • Additional Child = $100

No charge for infants 24 months and younger at the time of the retreat.

For more information, contact Camp Capers, at camp.capers@dwtx.org.

A General Itinerary for Camp Capers’ Family Retreat:

8:00a.m. Breakfast in the Dining Hall, open through 9:00 a.m.

9:30a.m. Morning Activities

12:00p.m. Lunch, open through 1:00p.m.

1:00p.m. Quiet Hour / Free Time

2:30p.m. Afternoon Activities

6:00p.m. Dinner, including special meals like Barbecue at the Barn or Burgers at the Point

7:00p.m. Compline Worship Service

7:30p.m. Optional Evening Activities

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"Come As You Are:" Spiritual Retreat in Recovery #116

October 8, 2021 4:30 PM
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Ends: 
October 10, 2021 11:00 AM

The mission of Spiritual Retreats in Recovery is to provide a safe place to deepen one’s spiritual journey, open to anyone in recovery from alcoholism or other addictions, and to families and friends affected by the disease of addiction. Members of AA, NA, ACA, Al-Anon and other recovery practices share their experience, strength, and hope in a community of love and support.

The Revs. Jason Roberts and Nancy Springer will guide us through the retreat’s recovery theme, "Come As You Are." Taking place at Mustang Island Conference Center, participants will explore and share what it was like, what happened, and what we are like now. Onsite services, topical spiritual insight, and pastoral care will be provided. Ample time will be set aside for individual exploration as well.

All friends in recovery are welcome. No church affiliation is required. Current diocesan guidelines and Mustang Island Conference Center's pandemic protocol will be observed, including limited enrollment for attendance. Attendees will be treated to warm hospitality, delicious food, and thoughtful presentations in this beautiful coastal setting.

Retreat costs, listed below, vary with chosen accommodation options and include 5 meals. Commuters may request a list of nearby hotels by contacting Melissa Soderberg, at melissa.soderberg@dwtx.org. Registration will be open from September 1 through October 4.

  • Double Occupancy, 2 nights: $160 per person (Sold out; contact Melissa Soderberg for alternate lodging for commuters)
  • Single Occupancy, 2 nights: $190 (Sold out; contact Melissa Soderberg for alternate lodging for commuters)
  • Commuter Rate: $75 per person

Past participants share:

"“Recovery happens in community. At this retreat, I enjoyed the awesome presence of God through others in recovery - and in a beautiful setting. It doesn’t get any better!”

"A great, relaxing weekend. I experienced the spiritual healing of the group, and enjoyed quiet time with my Higher Power in one of His most wondrous creations. In comfort with great food!"

Limited scholarship funds are available, based on need and given on a 'first come, first served' basis. Scholarship recipients will be expected to contribute a portion of their own funds toward their registration fees. Please contact the Registration Coordinator at 210-367-9584 for scholarship information.

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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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Camp Capers Art & Soul Retreat

November 5, 2021 5:00 PM
Starts: 
Ends: 
November 7, 2021 10:00 AM

A weekend retreat focused on feeding our souls through art! Art & Soul will create space for creativity and for spiritual, Christian learning in community with other artists from across the diocese. Bring your own Arts & Crafts supplies and work on your projects or sign up for an artist led workshop and learn a new skill.

Throughout the retreat, comprehensive health and safety guidelines will be in place to protect our guests and camp staff. Wearing fabric masks will be required inside all buildings (except personal accommodations), physical distancing will be observed, as well as proper hand hygiene, respiratory etiquette, and sanitization of shared spaces.

Registration Cost: 

  • Cabins ($160)
  • Lodge Room - Double Occupancy ($250)
  • Lodge Room - Single Occupancy ($310)
  • Commuter Rate ($85)
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Holiday on the Island Family Camp

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

Holiday on the Island offers an opportunity for individuals, couples, and families to celebrate the holidays 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, Christmas 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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A Very Capers Christmas - Family Retreat

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

Share a cozy weekend with your family at Camp Capers. Settle in with a mug of hot cocoa, and decorate Capers’ Christmas Cookies, create a family Advent wreath, sing Christmas songs around the campfire and get crafty while making Christmas tree ornaments. Don't forget to pack your ugly Christmas sweater! Learn more about the season of Advent and Christmas and how we, as Episcopalians, prepare for and celebrate the birth of Jesus.

We’ll take care of the cooking and clean up, while your family gets to make their own holiday memories. So, pack your bags and sign up for A Very Capers Christmas Family Retreat!

Each day will conclude with an end-of-day prayer service called Compline and optional evening activity like Lawn Games, Bring-Your-Own-Board-Game Hour, Campfire and S’mores, and more.

Don’t forget to bring your masks and any board games or cards you may want to play while at Camp Capers! Need to stay connected? Wireless internet hotspots are available around camp, to allow guests to "work from camp."

Throughout the retreat, comprehensive health and safety guidelines will be in place to protect our guests and camp staff. Wearing fabric masks will be required inside all buildings (except family's accommodations), only members of the same household will share lodging, physical distancing will be observed, as well as proper hand hygiene, respiratory etiquette, and sanitization of shared spaces.

Registration includes three days/two nights' lodging, meals, and activities; rates are listed below.

Lodge Room Rates (up to 6 guests per room: 2 queen beds, private bathroom, linens provided, covered balcony/porch)

  • Family of 4 = $625
  • Family of 3 = $465
  • Family of 2 = $325
  • Family of 1 = $205
  • Additional Adult = $150
  • Additional Child = $100

Cabin Rates (up to 10 guests per cabin: twin bunk beds, private bathroom, family brings linens, covered porch/breezeway)

  • Family of 4 = $565
  • Family of 3 = $405
  • Family of 2 = $265
  • Family of 1 = $165
  • Additional Adult = $150
  • Additional Child = $100

No charge for infants 24 months and younger at the time of the retreat.

For more information, contact Camp Capers, at camp.capers@dwtx.org.

 

A General Itinerary for a Day during the Camp Capers’ Family Retreat:

8:00 a.m. Breakfast in the Dining Hall, open through 9:00 a.m.

9:30 a.m. Morning Activities

12:00 p.m. Lunch, open through 1:00p.m.

1:00 p.m. Quiet Hour / Free Time

2:30 p.m. Afternoon Activities

6:00 p.m. Dinner, including special meals like Barbecue at the Barn or Burgers at the Point

7:00 p.m. Compline Worship Service

7:30 p.m. Optional Evening Activities

More InformationRegister Now

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