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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

Katie Young, 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 Katie or Rob.

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 fullscholarships in order to participate in this vibrant ministry of our diocese.Help Camps & Conferences make sure that no child or family misses out onthe amazing experiences of Christian community and God’s love found at camp.  

Upcoming Camps Events

Camp Capers Creation Care Family Retreat

September 24, 2020 5:00 PM
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Ends: 
September 27, 2020 10:00 AM

Have you ever wondered what kind of fish swim in the Guadalupe River, how to plan a backyard garden, and create your own compost system? Did you know that we are all called as children of God to be stewards of creation?

Spend a weekend at Camp Capers, exploring what creation care means for us and our families, while experiencing the natural beauty of this place and brainstorming ways to take action to protect our wildscapes at home and in our communities. Parents, if your children are studying environmental sciences in school, what a great opportunity for them to learn hands-on and make connections between textbook vocabulary terms and the wonders of the natural world.

Camp Capers staff will facilitate Creation Care or environmental education activities such as Entomology (the study of bugs!), Forestry, Limnology (the study of bodies of water!), Gardening, Orienteering (how not to get lost in the woods!), Outdoor Living Skills and many more! Other Camp Capers activities include river fishing, swimming in the pool, climbing the Rockwall, riding the Giant Swing, kayaking or tubing, Arts & Crafts, picnics, and more.

We’ll take care of the cooking and clean up, while your family gets to choose their own adventure. So, pack your bags and head to Camp CapersCreation Care 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, HumanClue, and more.

Staying safe and healthy is our #1 goal. Families will sign up for activities ahead of time, and receive your own specialized schedule, reserving activities for one family at a time to enjoy. 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 four days/three 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 = $825
  • Family of 3 = $665
  • Family of 2 = $525
  • Family of 1 = $385
  • Additional Adult = $225
  • Additional Child = $150

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

  • Family of 4 = $765
  • Family of 3 = $605
  • Family of 2 = $465
  • Family of 1 = $325
  • Additional Adult = $225
  • Additional Child = $150

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 DiningHall, open through 9:00 a.m.

9:30 a.m. Morning Activities,according to your family’s specialized itinerary

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 specialmeals like Barbecue at the Barn or Burgers at the Point

7:00 p.m. Compline Worship Service

7:30 p.m. Optional Evening Activities

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Mustang Island Wounded Warrior / Veteran Family Weekend

September 25, 2020 4:00 PM
Starts: 
Ends: 
September 27, 2020 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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Helping Hands, Loving Hearts Family Retreat

October 2, 2020 4:00 PM
Starts: 
Ends: 
October 4, 2020 10:00 AM

A special service-oriented weekend for families, couples, and individuals to help Camp Capers and experience an enjoyable weekend away. Work projects may include grounds clean-up, trail maintenance on the Brinsmade Sanctuary and meditation trail, stocking firewood for campfires and Steves Hall, landscaping, and gardening.

Projects will be coordinated by Camp Capers staff to match the volunteer skills and particular needs for Camp Capers at that time.

Throughout the weekend, 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 and meals. Adults 17 years and older will cost $100; children will cost $75.

Questions? Contact Camp Capers at camp.capers@dwtx.org.

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Camp Capers Mother/Son and Father/Daughter Retreat

October 9, 2020 5:00 PM
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Ends: 
October 11, 2020 10:00 AM

Mothers bring your sons, fathers bring your daughters! You are invited to a weekend at Camp Capers that centers on growing and kindling that unique and 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.

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Camp Capers Halloween Family Retreat

October 29, 2020 4:00 PM
Starts: 
Ends: 
November 1, 2020 10:18 AM

Bring your family out to Camp Capers to learn about and celebrate Halloween, All Saint’s Day and Dia de Los Muertos! Find out more about the origins of each day and experience traditional and cultural activities that are specific to our region and the Episcopal Church. Activities will include pumpkin carving and painting, arts & crafts, trick or treating, costume party (socially distanced), movie under stars, haunted/non-haunted family hay rides, campfires, cider sippin’ and 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.

Staying safe and healthy is our #1 goal. Families will sign up for activities ahead of time, and receive your own specialized schedule, reserving activities for one family at a time to enjoy. 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.

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

  • Family of 4 = $825
  • Family of 3 = $665
  • Family of 2 = $525
  • Family of 1 = $385
  • Additional Adult = $225
  • Additional Child = $150

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

  • Family of 4 = $765
  • Family of 3 = $605
  • Family of 2 = $465
  • Family of 1 = $325
  • Additional Adult = $225
  • Additional Child = $150

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, according to your family’s specialized itinerary

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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Camp Capers Art & Soul Retreat

November 6, 2020 5:00 PM
Starts: 
Ends: 
November 8, 2020 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.

Registration Cost: 

  • Cabins ($160)
  • Lodge Room - Double Occupancy ($250)
  • Lodge Room - Single Occupancy ($310)
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A Very Capers Christmas - Family Retreat

December 10, 2020 5:00 PM
Starts: 
Ends: 
December 13, 2020 10:00 AM

Bring your family to Camp Capers and cozy up to the fire with a mug of hot cocoa, make and decorate Capers’ Christmas Cookies, create a family Advent wreath, sing Christmas carols around the campfire, and get crafty in arts & crafts making Christmas tree ornaments. Learn more about the season of Advent and Christmas and how we, as Episcopalians, prepare for and celebrate the birth of Jesus. Other activities will include snowball fights, snowman building, ugly sweater contests, and more!

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.

Staying safe and healthy is our #1 goal. Families will sign up for activities ahead of time, and receive your own specialized schedule, reserving activities for one family at a time to enjoy. 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 four days/three 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 = $825
  • Family of 3 = $665
  • Family of 2 = $525
  • Family of 1 = $385
  • Additional Adult = $225
  • Additional Child = $150

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

  • Family of 4 = $765
  • Family of 3 = $605
  • Family of 2 = $465
  • Family of 1 = $325
  • Additional Adult = $225
  • Additional Child = $150

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, according to your family’s specialized itinerary

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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