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Welcome to Frontier Camp

131 Frontier Camp Road
Grapeland, Texas 75844-9742

Frontier Camp's purpose is to make disciples of Jesus by sharing God's word in His creation.

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Frontier Camp is a summer youth camp for ages 7-17 and a year-round retreat center for all ages. In addition to one week summer camps, we offer two special weeks of camp each summer for children of prisoners and the fatherless. We additionally have a "camp plant" in Haiti, Jacob's Well, where we enjoy taking summer staffers each January for a cross-cultural camp short-term mission experience.



The types of camps we operate include:

Resident Camp

Programming We Offer:

Families (together in one program)

Throughout the year, you’ll find the following special emphasis camps (or themes) during one or more of our sessions:

Outdoor Education
Team Building

While you’re here, you may want to take advantage of the following activities we offer:

Archery/Shooting Range
Horseback Riding
Nature Center
Ropes/Challenge Course
Soccer Field
Baseball/Softball Field
Basketball Court
Swimming - Outdoor
Beach Front
Fishing Area
Game Room/Arcade

Interested in renting our facilities? We are happy to rent our facilities to the following groups/types:

Children's Groups
Youth Groups
Single Adults
Families (in one unit)

These are the types of accommodations we offer:


Kitchen Facilities Use

Rental groups may use kitchen facilities

We are set up to handle the following group sizes in the various seasons:

During the summer, we can take care of up to 252 guests. In the spring, we can accommodate 372 guests. Our winter capacity is 372. Finally, in fall, we have enough room for 372 guests.

We also offer the following special activities and features:

Frontier's difference is our focus on relationships, value, small size, top-notch staff and giving campers their choice of activities. Our most popular activites are wakeboarding and horseback riding. FC has a rodeo every Thursday night and the kids love to ski, tube, weenie and wakeboard behind our fleet of competition ski boats. Executive Director Hans Meinardus is a geologist and loves to study creation. Summer campers love to go fossil hunting with Hans in hopes of finding a shark's tooth.


Frontier Camp is in the beautiful Pineywoods of East Texas on the shores of Houston County Lake. We are 2.5 hours from Houston and Dallas; 1.5 hours from Bryan/College Station and 3 hours from Austin. Tall pines, the lake and rolling hills make Frontier an ideal setting for summer camp or your next retreat.


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We offer an Angel Tree camp for children of offenders and ex-offenders in partnership with Prison Fellowship Ministries, and we offer a "Timothy Week" for campers who don't have a father active in their life at the end of the summer in partnership with Psalm88five Ministry.

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