our story

history of

camp lone star

Since 1941, God has been transforming the lives of youth and adults through the ministry of Camp Lone Star. What started as a brush-filled tract of 50 acres on the Colorado River has grown into a thriving ministry with two locations, serving over 12,000 guests annually. When campers and guests recount their experience out at Camp Lone Star, it is rarely about the scenic beauty of the land, or the functional buildings for meeting, eating, and sleeping. Instead, we constantly hear from campers, summer staff, and retreat guests that they don’t want to leave Camp to go back to the “real world”.

For them, Camp provides an atmosphere of authenticity in relationships. At Camp, they experience personal and spiritual breakthroughs. Most importantly, at Camp they experience growth in Christ. This is different from the “real world”. At Camp Lone Star you too can experience real life.

our mission

transforming lives through adventurous christ-centered experiences by

planting seeds of faith

God has called us to plant seeds of faith; He then causes them to grow and transforms their lives through the power of the Gospel. We plant seeds through intentional time in God’s Word, inviting guests to experience His creation, and using adventurous experiences to draw spiritual connections enabling participants to grow socially, emotionally, physically and spiritually.

1 Corinthians 3:6 & John 15:5-7

cultivating christian leaders

Jesus set an example for us that we strive to follow. He demonstrated that leadership begins first with serving others. We cultivate leaders by partnering with organizations and ministries to design experiences that will foster growth for their participants. We also cultivate leaders through our summer staff and junior staff program teaching and equipping the next generation to lead by serving others in humility for the glory of God.

1 Timothy 4:12 & Philippians 2:5-7

growing the kingdom of god

Jesus calls us to “go” and make disciples of all nations. He has given us his Holy Word and the power of the Holy Spirit to transform lives. We grow the kingdom of God by serving groups from a variety of backgrounds, providing an atmosphere of love, and designing experiences that combine the truth of scripture with a tangible activity. We also grow the kingdom by reaching beyond our campus to serve those who otherwise would not have the opportunity to have a camp experience.

Matthew 28:19 & John 14:6