“Why Camp is Important Today” – Camps and Conferences Report

Director of Camps and Conferences, Rob Watson, shares the importance and impact of our diocesan camping programs, referencing recent data about campers born after 1996, known as “Generation Z”, and sharing stories and statistics from 2018.

Each year, the diocesan camping ministry provides experiences in the outdoors, grounded in the Christian faith and Episcopalian tradition, where children, youth, and adults work, play, and grow together as they develop a community of trust, openness, and sharing. Together campers, counselors, clergy, and staff explore what it means to walk together in the way of love.

At a recent gathering of Episcopal camp directors, the Most Rev. Michael Curry gave the keynote address and spoke powerfully about the need for camp experiences in today’s world.

  • For information about upcoming camp programming for children, youth, adults, and families, visit dwtx.org/camps.
  • For information about contributing the Camps Scholarship Fund, click here.
  • For information about participating in the Waves of Growth and Promise campaign at Mustang Island Conference Center, and ongoing projects at Camp Capers and Duncan Park, email Rob Watson.