Mustang Island Conference Center is an Episcopal camp and conference center in the Coastal Bend region of Texas. The conference center's mission is to provide a sacred place for our guests to rest, reflect, and renew their faith, surrounded by God’s coastal creation. It is open year-round and serves all God's children as a ministry of Christian hospitality to religious, educational, and non-profit organizations.
Mustang Island Conference Center is located in Port Aransas and at the center of Mustang Island, a barrier island off the South Coast of Texas, bordered by the Gulf of Mexico and Corpus Christi Bay. The Conference Center is 10 miles north of the John F. Kennedy Memorial Causeway, 9 miles south of the Port Aransas ferry landing, and about 30 miles from the Corpus Christi International Airport.
Each summer, the conference center hosts many sessions of Family Camp and other year-round retreats. Learn more and register in the Upcoming Events section below.
Reserve one of our 34 beautifully appointed rooms. 24 rooms have two queen beds and a twin sleeper sofa. 10 rooms have two queen beds and a full-size sleeper sofa. Each spacious room is equipped with a full bathroom, as well as a second sink located in the tiled entryway and coffee maker.
Savor the sunrise from the comfort of your personal deck or from the water's edge during an early morning stroll. All rooms have wireless internet service.
Mustang Island Conference Center's meeting spaces are designed to accommodate a variety of seating and table configurations. Each space is complemented by relaxing and restorative views. The largest indoor space is Fischer Commons. Audio / visual equipment (DVD/VCR) including a sound system, microphone, and overhead LCD projector with screen are available in Fischer Commons, along with a wireless Internet connection.
Many groups prefer a smaller meeting area; there are three available, overlooking the picturesque dunes and blue water of the Gulf. These small meeting spaces can accommodate up to twelve guests with tables and chairs. More can be accommodated without tables. All rooms have wireless internet connection.
Casa de la Playa is a larger room and is available to members of the Diocese of West Texas congregation for an individual spiritual retreat or a couple's spiritual retreat. It includes the following: king-size bed, kitchen and table, sofa, desk, towels, linens and cassette/CD player. Enjoy your view of sunrises over the Gulf of Mexico from your room or while sitting on your private deck. While on retreat, you prepare your own meals or enjoy dining in Port Aransas. Those staying in Casa de la Playa do not join other guests for meals or activities. Contact Leigh Saunders for more information and available dates.
Settle into one of the many outdoor sitting areas to visit with friends or to enjoy a good book (Bring that book from your nightstand that you haven't had time to finish or select an excellent title, magazine, or other reading material from our bookshelf.) At day's end, join other guests on the deck to witness the glorious sunset.
Mustang Island Conference Center is located directly on the Gulf of Mexico. Follow the boardwalk through the natural, barrier island dunes to our quiet, expansive, and well-maintained beach. Staff will set up complimentary beach umbrellas, at your request. Take a nap or read a book as you listen to the ocean and enjoy the fresh breeze.
We offer a campfire area for your enjoyment and will provide everything you need to experience sunset and s'mores on the beach.
Spend meaningful time with your family at the beach! At Mustang Island Family Camp your family has the opportunity to unplug, relax, and reconnect with what is most important – family, faith, community, and God’s glorious creation.
Each family stays in a beautifully furnished room with a private deck and view of the Gulf of Mexico. The program begins on a Thursday afternoon and continues through Sunday morning Eucharist. Enjoy swimming, singing, surfing instruction, arts & crafts, delicious meals, a buried treasure hunt, beach games, worship, building sand chapels and sand castles, fishing, resting under a beach umbrella, a campfire, and more.
Families plan and participate each day in worship with great music and hear a Biblically based teaching. An Episcopal priest serves as chaplain for each session and officiates at the closing worship service.
Family of 1 $435 For a Family Larger than 4:
Family of 2 $590 Additional Child $190
Family of 3 $770 Additional Adult $285
Family of 4 $945 Infants 24 months & younger at time of session, no charge
Phone: (361) 749-1800
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 130; Port Aransas, Tx. 78373
Physical Address: 6981 State Highway 361; Port Aransas, Tx. 78373
The Mustang Island Conference Center is an excellent place for religious, educational, and non-profit organizations, and families to gather. Our facility and campus, with their many amenities, are conducive to focusing on any task. Our beautiful facility, natural surroundings, and warm but unobtrusive hospitality offer an excellent place for prayer, reflection, worship, healing, and yes, even work.
Mustang Island Conference Center is located on the Gulf of Mexico and Texas coast, bordered by the Gulf of Mexico on one side and Corpus Christi Bay on the other. The center sits about halfway between Corpus Christi and Port Aransas and has several meeting areas around the campus, as well as private beach access by boardwalk.
Mustang Island Conference Center would love to host your conference or retreat. For rates and availability, please contact our Office Manager, Lynn Corby at 361-749-1800 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Programmatic planning assistance is also available, at request, for any event.
Mustang Island Conference Center is a wonderful and life changing place to learn, deepen and experience God's love. We would never turn a potential family away due to their financial situation. We encourage all parents to talk with the rector of their church about attending Mustang Island Conference Center and explore ways that their church might help. The parents, priest, or youth minister may contact the Episcopal Diocese of West Texas about upcoming camp scholarships.
In order to confirm your registration, the site will require a deposit payment. This deposit will count towards the family portion of your registration fee. If you need assistance with this amount, please contact the Office Manager, at email@example.com. Registration is not confirmed until the deposit has been taken care of. Even if all registration forms are complete, your family will not show up on the session roster until you speak with an administrator or pay the deposit.
Decide together whether you or the church will submit completed form to the camp office. If you do not attend an Episcopal church or would like to request a different scholarship arrangement, contact the camp office directly.
Please complete one form for each family. Scholarship applications for other diocesan camping programs should be sent to their respective camp offices.
Questions about scholarship amounts, session remaining balance, or registration status? Contact Lynn Corby at firstname.lastname@example.org, call Mustang Island Conference Center at (361) 749-1800, or contact Rob Watson at email@example.com.
More information coming soon about t-shirts, towels, and other items to show your love for Mustang Island Conference Center.
Searching for a meaningful, fun, and adventure-filled summer job? Look no further than the summer camp programs at Camp Capers, Mustang Island Conference Center, and Duncan Park. Each camp has a variety of seasonal positions caring for children and youth campers, serving at family camp, leading wilderness adventure trips, and helping the year-round camp staff make this the best summer yet!
For questions about Mustang Island Conference Center job descriptions or application status, the job applicant may contact Kevin Spaeth, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Be prepared to complete the online form in one sitting, or save your progress as you go along. Each application has several pages: the application, DWTX Camp Staff Expectations, and three Reference Invitation pages. Before you begin the application, choose three references who are not related to you and have their phone numbers and email addresses ready to enter as part of the application process.
All applicants are considered for positions with the Episcopal Diocese of West Texas and by extension Mustang Island Conference Center without regard to race, religion, color, gender, national origin, age, marital status, veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.
Camp Capers, Mustang Island Family Camp, and Duncan Park are wonderful and life changing places to learn, deepen faith, and experience God's love. We never want financial need to prevent a camper or family from participating in our programming. Each year one-third of all campers rely on partial or full scholarship assistance to attend. The Camps & Conferences Department believes that no child should miss out on a camp experience because of financial limitations, and our staff are continually humbled and grateful for the faithful support of this diocese and our camp community.
The Camp Scholarship Fund is raised through various donors and fundraising efforts. It allows families needing financial assistance an opportunity to experience the Diocese of West Texas camping programs, and is designed to pay approximately 1/3 of the tuition for its recipient. The expectation is that the camper's home church will pay another third, and the family will pay the remaining balance. Exceptions based on hardship will be considered on a case-by-case basis. We encourage all parents to talk with the priest at their church about attending a camp program and explore ways that their congregation might help.
Click here to donate to the Camp Scholarship Fund.
Camps and Conferences will not be able to issue a refund of the stated non-refundable deposit for the camp session or retreat program.
Cancellations must be made 30 days in advance of the beginning date of the camp or retreat session in order to receive a refund less non-refundable deposit. Cancellations less than 30 days from the beginning date, no refund will be issued.
Cancellations due to family emergency, medical or academic reasons prior to the camp or retreat session will be at the discretion of the Camp Staff to receive a full refund less the non-refundable deposit.
Campers sent home for valid medical reasons would receive a prorated refund based on the number of days spent at the camp or program session.
Camps and Conferences of the Episcopal Diocese of West Texas reserves the right to cancel a program at any time. In the event of acancellation, all registrants will receive a refund for any services not yet rendered.
Click here for the updated Cancellation and Refund Policy.
Contact the Conference Center's Office Manager with questions.
Sensitive information such as credit card or checking account information submitted via the website is automatically encrypted. Mustang Island Conference Center personnel are not able to retrieve this information. This information is not shared with any other party. We do everything in our power to protect off-line user information in our offices. Only authorized employees trained to handle information properly are permitted access to personal information. These employees are subject to Diocese of West Texas guidelines in the handling of personal information.
For purposes of camp management, we may disclose general information within the camp community such as the name, phone number, email address, and address of campers. This allows our camp community to remain in contact with one another, continuing the relationships built at camp.
We may be required to disclose information during the investigation of fraud or illegal activity. For example, we may disclose personal information in response to a subpoena, warrant, court order, or other legal process.
All registrations for Mustang Island Family Camp and other camp programs take place online, through Ultracamp, our registration website. Click here to access your account; if you have lost your registration username or password, click here to retrieve or reset it.
The first time you register your family for a session at Mustang Island Conference Center, or one of the other diocesan camp programs, you will need to create an account and list yourself as the Primary Contact. Conference Center staff will use this information to contact you with pertinent session information or in case of emergency. Contact Lynn Corby, Office Manager, for Ultracamp or registration assistance.
Each Family Camp's session photos will be uploaded after the weekend.
On the first day of Family Camp Check-In will begin at 3:00 p.m. If your family will need to arrive after dinner, call the office (361-749-1800) for self check-in instructions.
Mustang Island Conference Center will hold lost and found items for 30 days after the final summer session; then all unclaimed items will be donated to a local shelter. The Conference Center is not responsible for items left behind.