It's a Great Day to be at Camp!

Texas Baptist Encampment is available year-round for summer camps, weekend retreats, conferences, church gatherings, banquets, and special events for any and all ages and many different church denominations.  If you need to sleep, meet, eat, or play, this is the place you want to be. 

Call or email to schedule an event for your group or browse through the website for information, facilities, and programs. 

Located on the beautiful Gulf Coast of Southeast Texas and on the shores of Tres Palacios Bay, an inlet of the Gulf of Mexico, and halfway between Galveston and Corpus Christi, TBE enjoys the beauty of God's creation and an exceptional climate, year-round.  In existence since 1902, making it the oldest camp west of the Mississippi River, TBE has a diverse array of high-quality facilities, a very accommodating servant-hearted staff, an especially unique & picturesque waterfront, and a friendly atmosphere and laid-back personality.  You'll love it!

Texas Baptist Encampment

is your Tropical Destination

for a Spiritual Retreat!



Summer 2021 is Coming Soon!

Another year serving the Lord through camp ministry is upon us. We are excited to host many new churches and summer camp groups in just a few months! For all those looking forward to camp, your staff is cleaning, constructing, and preparing our facilities for you to enjoy soon. The off-season is a much different time than the busy summer months, and we enjoy hosting "winter Texans," volunteer retirees who help keep the camp in good shape. The office staff is always busy planning things for the summer and talking to new churches who want to bring their children, youth, or adult camps to Texas Baptist Encampment! Our fearless leader, Rob, is hard at work preparing TBE for the rush of summer by ensuring every building is spotless and sturdy. Our winter staffers, summer staff who love camp too much to leave, are happily completing countless tasks to prepare for another incredible summer. Please pray that God will guide and bless Texas Baptist Encampment as we look to summer 2021 for our next best season. We are all excited to see our campers soon!

June Update

Hello everyone!

As June is coming to a close, we take some time to reflect back on the events of the summer so far. God has been incredibly faithful to guide the camp staff and to protect us from anything that might hinder our campers from coming closer to Him. Hurricane season is in full-swing, and we have not had any stormy weather, enabling each camp that has come to continue with their schedules. We have had many salvations and have seen so many lives impacted by the love of Jesus Christ. As we still have over a month remaining in our summer camp season, there is still time for us to share the Gospel. Please keep the camp staffers in your prayers as they work long hours in the Texas heat in order to serve their Savior. Please pray for each and every camper that they will nurture a personal relationship with Christ because of their camp experience. Please pray for the adult sponsors at each camp to have the Lord's guidance in leading our young people onto the path of Christ. Please pray that the Lord will continue to protect us from inclement weather. Above all, please pray that the will of God will be our guide and that He will accomplish His perfect plan at Texas Baptist Encampment.


Good news, campers! This website offers online registration for Texas Baptist Encampment's Girls Mission Camp, Boys Adventure Camp, and Kamp KHAOS (Preteens). To register your church for any of these camps, find the correctly labeled tab under "Summer Camps" and complete the available forms and instructions. Or, to request more information about scheduling your own retreat at TBE, follow the instructions under the "Retreats" tab. We are happy to assist you with any inquiries or requests and are excited to offer this innovative registration option!

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