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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 - Labor Day Camp

September 2, 2022 4:00 PM
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September 5, 2022 1:00 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: $415                For a Family Larger than 4:

Family of 2: $560                Additional Child $190

Family of 3: $735                Additional Adult $285

Family of 4: $900                Infants 24 months& younger at time of session, no charge

Scholarships are available.

Questions? Contact Lynn Corby, Registrar, at lynn.corby@dwtx.org.

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Camp Capers' 75th Anniversary Celebration

October 7, 2022 4:00 PM
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Ends: 
October 9, 2022 11:30 AM

Camp Capers is celebrating 75 years of transformative experiences and bringing joy to campers of all ages. Make plans to head back to camp October 7 - 9, 2022 and join the Rt. Rev. David Reed, the Camps & Conferences staff, 75th Anniversary Committee and your fellow campers to reminisce, tell stories and enjoy a magical weekend together in the hill country.

Camp Capers is excited to welcome back camper and staff alumni, retreat participants, parents, and camp supporters for a once in a lifetime celebration. The 75th Celebration weekend will include celebratory festivities, storytelling, and campus tours, as well as traditional camp activities including kayaking, Arts & Crafts, Saturday morning Teaching, Compline service, Sunday Chapel, and plenty of free time with camp friends - new and old.

Marnie Brown, Committee Co-Chair, shares "The Camp Capers 75th Anniversary Celebration will be a time for former campers, staff, and anyone who has shared or wants to share in the magic of this blessings-filled place to reconnect, rejuvenate, and build a Christ-centered community together. For me, Camp Capers has always been a place for fun, camaraderie, and connecting with God...a place to be whimsical, sentimental, musical, and non-sensical. I am counting the days until I can pass through the camp gates again to reconnect with old friends and to meet new ones. I hope to see you there!"

Registration:

Single Occupancy Lodge Room: $300 per person
Double Occupancy Lodge Room: $250 per person
Cabin Group Lodging: $150 per person
Camp Site: $125 per person
Commuters: $100

Purchase Raffle Tickets for Camp Capers' 75th Anniversary Project

The Camp Capers 75th Anniversary Committee has curated incredible camp-centric items for the 75th Anniversary project raffle to raise funds to purchase a new golf cart, Gator, and anything else they can from Camp Capers' wish list! Tickets are available to purchase online through Monday, October 10, at midnight. It's the perfect way to lend your support to help raise funds for the 75th Anniversary Project!

Purchasing your tickets for this online raffle is easy; choose the item(s) you would like to win and how many entries you would like to purchase. Ticket prices range from $5 for one entry to $100 for 40 entries. The drawings will take place on Tuesday, October 11; winners will be contacted with instructions on how to claim their prize.

Enter for a chance to win:

Week of Camp at Camp Capers (valued at $525)
Hand-Made Quilt designed with Camp Capers T-shirts (valued at $200)
Silver & Copper Money Clip Hand-Crafted by Gretchen Kreidler (valued at $110)
Round Brass & Silver Buckle Hand-Crafted by Gretchen Kreidler (valued at $110)
Rectangle Brass & Copper Buckle Hand-Crafted by Gretchen Kreidler (valued at $110)

Click here to purchase.

Questions may be directed to camp.capers@dwtx.org.


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Wounded Warriors and Veterans Family Retreat

November 11, 2022 10:00 AM
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Ends: 
November 13, 2022 3:00 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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