Why Go to Camp?

The value of extending the classroom to camp is tremendous! First, the students are transferred to an enviornment that is void of the distractions that are found outside of camp (i.e. television, telephone, video games, etc.). This provides an atmosphere that fosters the learning process. Another important aspect is that the camp experience allows teachers and students to share quality time outside of the classroom. The time spent at camp helps create a bond between students and teachers that strengthens relationships and encourages communication back at school. Lastly, the natural world is a complex and intriguing environment, filled with many marvels that stimulate learning.

Highland Lakes Camp will work with you to design a program that will meet your students' needs. The length of stay and number of meals can be customized to provide you and your students with a meaningful and memorable experience. Your teachers can have as much or as little to do with the planning of your experience as your would like.

Outdoor Education Programs

The Outdoor education program specializes in field trips focused on an outdoor learning experience for elementary through high school students. Our program is available to public, private, and home schools. We offer an exciting one to three day program packed with hands-on discoveries of important truths about life and our natural environment.

School children arriving by bus at Highland Lakes camp.Students participate in an array of outdoor learning activities such as: archery, riflery, fishing, canoeing, orienteering, animal tracks, predator/prey relationships, ecosystems, entomology, habitat study, wildlife evidence observations, outdoor living skills, Dutch oven cooking, conservation and energy, and the challenge course. Evening programs offer an exciting variety of night adventure games, campfire programs, skits, hayrides, and night hikes. This firsthand interaction experienced by schoolchildren is of unequaled educational value. Outdoor education helps cement scientific principles in the minds of the children participating in the program.
 

Student Leadership

Student Leadership

The Student leadership program is designed specifically to equip teenage students for peer leadership. Students participate in a series of low elements on the challenge course at Highland Lakes Camp. Demonstrating the importance of group interaction, the Student Leadership program encourages students to define success, meet their goals, and improve their roles in society. The all-day program focuses on group communication, cooperation, trust, leadership, and listening skills. Students also challenge themselves on an individual level on our high ropes adventure.

Increase the leadership skills in your student body!

Faculty Development Workshops

Faculty Development Workshops

The staff at Highland Lakes Camp works to create a shared experience for your entire faculty and staff. Programs include a one-to-two day experience focusing specifically on a sense of community and team building. Operating with a "challenge-by-choice" philosophy, the workers at Highland Lakes Camp seek to challenge your staff in the areas of team communication, cooperation, trust, leadership and listening skills.

Attend staff development workshops unlike any you have ever seen

Day or Night Hikes

Day or Night Hikes

Bring your group out to Highland Lakes Camp to join our trail guides for a walk on the wild side! Day hikes educate groups on the natural history of the area, focusing on flora and fauna specific to the central Texas ecosystem.


Night hikes are combined into programs of roasting s'mores around a blazing campfire, bouncing along on a hayride and tiptoeing along the trails.